Buchardt s400

Has anyone tried this speaker nearfield?  I’m wondering how well it works sitting about 4 feet away or even on a desktop?

Also how does it sound at low volumes?

Thanks for any insights-
There is a fellow called z who did a you tube review on them who said they do not sound good in the nearfield.
There's already a thread on this:


But basically, speakers with big waveguides are extremely diffuse sounding nearfield and don't generally sound that great, because the ratio of reflected to direct sound is too high, they are meant more for mid-field. The best near-field speakers are generally coaxial drivers.