Usher Audio is one of those manufacturers that make great sounding speakers and offer them at very affordable prices. Take the BE-718 you see here for example, built quality is on par with some of the finest in the industry, like Sonus Faber, Focal, B&W just to name a few. The Beryllium tweeter it uses can cost in excess of $1,000 each which also happens to be used by brands like Focal where their similarly spec monitor speakers sells for more than $5,000. Soundwise, the BE-718 is every bit as impressive as B&W 805D2 and the Langerton Holograf that we also just got in. The BE-718 is an impressively accurate sounding speaker. Highs were clear and smooth with a fast sounding mid and bottom end. It may lack the heavier punch of the Langerton speaker or the more fast pace, dynamic sound of the B&W but anchor the BE-718 on heavy duty stands, in the right room size and a good system, the BE-718 can throw out a big soundstage that is comparable to those other two brands. Vocals were stellar on the Ushers. It imaged very well with good depth behind the singer. More complex soundtracks was not a challenge for the Usher as it tackled it effectively and accurately. Frequency response is 42Hz – 35KHz with a nominal impedance of 8 ohms and a sensitivity of 87dB. Recommended power to drive them is 40W or more (we recommend 100W or more).
All three are excellent sounding monitor speakers. Your decision to get either one will not disappoint. You just need to decide on your budget, room size and if you want brand prestige. Cosmetically, the Usher looks really good. minor scuff marks here and there but nothing major. The grille covers are missing two pegs on each but we re-arranged the pegs so that each opposing corner will have one working peg which keeps the grille cover securely on it. Speakers will be securely packed for safe shipping.