I recently picked up both pairs for $75 locally. These are internet photos I posted here for those not familiar with the C55. I almost snagged a set of DCM TF-600's but they had some issues, tweeter not working, something rattling around inside one cabinet etc.
Anyway...I hooked both pairs up in the store just to make sure they worked, all drivers seemed good.
I had never heard either of these models. Didn't take but a few minutes to figure out the Monitor 5's were the clear winner. The Kef's are not bad at all. More bass than the 5's but more up front in you face sounding too. Which I didn't really care for. The 5's are so much more laid back sounding to me than the C55's.
So kids.....stick with the Polk's!
Yeah I know...****ty review...just wanted to share. Gotta love consignment stores!