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LS50 Wireless Music System with FREE Performance Stands

Special Price $1,999.99 Regular Price $2,499.99

The LS50 Wireless Music System is a complete and fully active music system. Sharing the same winning acoustic features of KEF’s renowned LS50, LS50 Wireless enables the user to easily enjoy excellent music reproduction, previously only achieved with a system comprised of separate high quality components. Created without compromising on any of LS50's award winning acoustic capabilities, LS50 Wireless adds audiophile-grade amplification and sound processing, as well as extensive connectivity. The LS50 Wireless features Tidal Streaming, is a Roon endpoint providing the ultimate in flexibility and connectivity, and is compatible with all music streaming services.

Purchase the LS50 Wireless Music System and get a FREE pair of matching Performance Speaker Stands. Available February 3rd through March 29th.

Offer available direct from KEF and from your local KEF Dealer.

KEF LS50 Wireless featuring Tidal, Spotify!

Product Features
SOUND
Immerse yourself in sound

LS50 Wireless benefits from KEF's near-six decades of experience in acoustic research and design. The crowning achievement is the signature Uni-Q driver array, providing beautifully natural sound to every seat in the room. Perfectly matched electronics provide the engine for the Uni-Q, ensuring that every detail and every ounce of power is recreated, elevating the experience from listening to being there.

"KEF has taken a pair of Award-winning speakers and transformed them into the hi-fi of the future"- 2017

HALL OF FAME - WHAT HIFI? AWARD

"Our award-winning LS50 Wireless has once again won the heart of WHF tech expert judges which keeps our LS50 Wireless their Product of the Year for a second year running."- 2018

BEST ALL-IN-ONE SYSTEM – WHAT HI-FI? AWARD

CONNECTIVITY
Less time setting up, more time listening

A few minutes and the KEF Control app is all it takes to bring life changing musical experiences home. With integrated electronics, including 230w of amplification in each speaker, the guesswork of equipment matching is removed. A vast array of inputs ensure that you can connect almost any music streaming device you can think of - even a turntable, for the ultimate expression of the vinyl revival.

Ultimate Flexibility

Adjust how the LS50 Wireless sounds using a selectable EQ tuned to compensate for different mounting scenarios, creating more options for placement and positioning. Regardless of placement, Uni-Q technology disperses sound evenly for total listening enjoyment.

Comprehensive Connectivity

Connect a huge range of devices with LS50 Wireless' broad range of connectivity options, including 2.4GHz/5GHz Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 with the aptX codec, Asynchronous USB Type B, TOSLINK Optical, and RCA Analog. Connect up to 12 devices in total, including a maximum of eight Bluetooth devices and switch between audio inputs conveniently.

DESIGN STORY
For every room and situation

LS50 Wireless ensures that anybody can bring great sound into their life. The instantly recognisable shape is not just a design choice, but an acoustic feature, solidifying KEF's holistic approach to acoustic and industrial design. Available in Titanium Grey, Gloss Black and Gloss White, you can make LS50 Wireless stand out as much or as little as you want. The choice is yours.

KEF's Listen Carefully series continues September 2019.
For Every Room or Situation

For Every Room or Situation: Classy and chic, coupled with rich high-quality wireless sound. These speakers are the best for every room or situation, with styles to match any room preference.

KEF's Listen Carefully series continues October 2019
LS50 Wireless Nocturne Edition

When the elegant aesthetic of the original LS50W meets the explosive futuristic artistry of Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, the sky is the limit.

KEF's Listen Carefully series continues November 2019
Ramp Up The Occasion

Where there’s going to be music, there has to be speakers that can do it all. Give your guests something to talk about with our quality woofers for bass, and award-winning tweeters for treble.

SMARTNESS
All in the palm of your hand

Every feature of LS50 Wireless can be controlled from two intuitive apps, available on both Android and iOS.

KEF Control APP

KEF Control makes setup easy with step-by-step instructions, letting you choose your source and adjust the EQ settings to match the room.

KEF Stream APP

KEF Stream makes accessing your digital music library quick and easy. Up to 192kHz/24bit high resolution audio can be wirelessly accessed from your phone or NAS drive, whilst Stream also gives access to services such as Tidal and Spotify.

SOUND
Immerse yourself in sound

LS50 Wireless benefits from KEF's near-six decades of experience in acoustic research and design. The crowning achievement is the signature Uni-Q driver array, providing beautifully natural sound to every seat in the room. Perfectly matched electronics provide the engine for the Uni-Q, ensuring that every detail and every ounce of power is recreated, elevating the experience from listening to being there.

"KEF has taken a pair of Award-winning speakers and transformed them into the hi-fi of the future"- 2017

HALL OF FAME - WHAT HIFI? AWARD

"Our award-winning LS50 Wireless has once again won the heart of WHF tech expert judges which keeps our LS50 Wireless their Product of the Year for a second year running."- 2018

BEST ALL-IN-ONE SYSTEM – WHAT HI-FI? AWARD

CONNECTIVITY
Less time setting up, more time listening

A few minutes and the KEF Control app is all it takes to bring life changing musical experiences home. With integrated electronics, including 230w of amplification in each speaker, the guesswork of equipment matching is removed. A vast array of inputs ensure that you can connect almost any music streaming device you can think of - even a turntable, for the ultimate expression of the vinyl revival.

Ultimate Flexibility

Adjust how the LS50 Wireless sounds using a selectable EQ tuned to compensate for different mounting scenarios, creating more options for placement and positioning. Regardless of placement, Uni-Q technology disperses sound evenly for total listening enjoyment.

Comprehensive Connectivity

Connect a huge range of devices with LS50 Wireless' broad range of connectivity options, including 2.4GHz/5GHz Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 with the aptX codec, Asynchronous USB Type B, TOSLINK Optical, and RCA Analog. Connect up to 12 devices in total, including a maximum of eight Bluetooth devices and switch between audio inputs conveniently.

DESIGN STORY
For every room and situation

LS50 Wireless ensures that anybody can bring great sound into their life. The instantly recognisable shape is not just a design choice, but an acoustic feature, solidifying KEF's holistic approach to acoustic and industrial design. Available in Titanium Grey, Gloss Black and Gloss White, you can make LS50 Wireless stand out as much or as little as you want. The choice is yours.

KEF's Listen Carefully series continues September 2019.
For Every Room or Situation

For Every Room or Situation: Classy and chic, coupled with rich high-quality wireless sound. These speakers are the best for every room or situation, with styles to match any room preference.

KEF's Listen Carefully series continues October 2019
LS50 Wireless Nocturne Edition

When the elegant aesthetic of the original LS50W meets the explosive futuristic artistry of Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, the sky is the limit.

KEF's Listen Carefully series continues November 2019
Ramp Up The Occasion

Where there’s going to be music, there has to be speakers that can do it all. Give your guests something to talk about with our quality woofers for bass, and award-winning tweeters for treble.

SMARTNESS
All in the palm of your hand

Every feature of LS50 Wireless can be controlled from two intuitive apps, available on both Android and iOS.

KEF Control APP

KEF Control makes setup easy with step-by-step instructions, letting you choose your source and adjust the EQ settings to match the room.

KEF Stream APP

KEF Stream makes accessing your digital music library quick and easy. Up to 192kHz/24bit high resolution audio can be wirelessly accessed from your phone or NAS drive, whilst Stream also gives access to services such as Tidal and Spotify.

Reviews 40

Customer Reviews

  1. Glorious sound, fantastic looks - soured by a few niggles
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    There's no point trying to be coy about it - these sound simply glorious and with their matched amps and corrected crossovers produce a level of detail, balance and togetherness usually reserved for a much higher price point. They do benefit massively from the addition of a sub that can be tucked away out of sight and with a bit of careful cable management and the right stands they are very graceful, minimal and non-intrusive. As someone who's lived with a profusion of cabling and extras for decades it's a big bonus, but just a cherry on top.

    The problem is some software design choices - rather common sounding power on and off noises remind the user of turning on your PC or rebooting a phone or default ring-tones and you will hear these very regularly as the speakers automatically power down and require manually turning back on even if a constant TOSLink or USB connection is maintained. The power cycling process produces loud clicks from the secondary speaker as the amplifier engages and disengages - considering no such noise comes from the primary this is a rather amateur moment. Finally to adjust any speaker settings you must stop whatever you're doing and switch input to bluetooth/wireless mode so the app is willing to access the speaker - this is clunky as hell and makes any finetuning a series of stabs in the dark.

    Firmware can apparently be updated via a network connection but there is no information to be found anywhere within the app or KEF's product pages about where this firmware might be found, how to request updates or even how to receive notification of when updates might be available. Attempting chasing a remedy to this got me told there would be no updates unless enough people complained - hopefully the fact that half the reviews on this site comment on issues will get some action.

    Generally a truly wonderful sounding product let down by a poor user experience which needs further refinement, hopefully forthcoming with a firmware and app update including a working FAQ section on such details. I would suggest discussion of firmware updates before purchase.

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  2. Big sound from a small package!
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    I'm blown away by how much and how good the sound that comes out of these little speakers is! These are perfect for anyone looking to create a small (but with big sound) 2.0 or 2.1 system in a small to medium space!

    I'm using these as my computer speakers, wired. They simply sound amazing. Connecting to my iPhone 7 through bluetooth there's a step down in sound quality but nothing drastic, most people wouldn't notice the difference, unless you're an audiophile or were listening to both wired/bluetooth back to back. Overall I'm extremely satisfied with them!

    About the app, yeah....lets not talk about the app for now......it needs serious work! This is the only negative, keep in mind this product is relatively new, I'm sure Kef will make it right in due time. Right Kef?!?!

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  3. Great things do come in small packages
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    Great build, looks, quality and sound. Has the bass of a much bigger speaker. The only issues (and they are minor) are that the KEF app is sporadic and I'd like to see the system turn on when it sensed a source.

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  4. I'm very impressed!
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    I purchased a pair of these from my local KEF dealer to find out if they'd impress me enough to replace my KEF LS50/integrated amp/DAC digital audio system. I was intrigued by the idea of perfectly matched speakers/amp/DAC since I'm a firm believer in ideal synergy best being achieved by engineers who's pay grade is far above my own. I'd never buy a sports car with an engine, electrical system, and chassis that weren't designed by one manufacturer so why should we be doing this with our audio? How do I feel about the "me way of doing things" after a couple of weeks of analysis? I give the LS50 Wireless a firm A+, and the last of my previous equipment sold on eBay today. I couldn't be any more pleased. Like several of the professional reviewers have said, I never heard my LS50s sound this good when powered by an external amplifier and expernal DAC. I'll never go back!

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  5. IMHO These are a complete Audiophile Grade Listening Solution
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    There are plenty of reviews that are positive, so in my perspective, LS50 Wireless are outstanding clarity, air, sparkle, depth, bass (extended option,) naturalness of voices, punch, impact. Tremendous ability to fill out a medium sized living room, with beautiful deep sound for the times you want to experience the music as if live, or relax with it in the quiet of the evening. In the 70's I had a mega watt, floor standing high end Bose, large equipment rack and radial turntable. I can let it all go, without feeling like I have stepped down in anyway. For years I have been into some extremely high-end digital audio with Headphones, matching headphones cables, amps, DACs and pristine resolution files, and these stack up very well, for an open audio system. I could just use the system as is, BUT in my situation I needed to have longer power cords (3m), and audio speaker interconnect, (5m) for my set-up so I did change them and upgrade, BUT otherwise did not feel the need. For power cords I picked a 14GA basic audio level power cord, and for speaker interconnect, I chose a Cat 7 cable, though Cat 6, should be fine. KEF stands are not available at this time, so I chose one with a 61/2 x 8 top plate in the $200. range, but also used an Aperta isolator, popping off the rubber speaker feet. I also added a AC line filter box, because I don't have other home theatre equipment causing me to go beyond a basic surge protector. I've spent weeks making these choices, so I hope this may help someone else. I did check with KEF support, and they recommended a speaker stand top plate of 7x8 minimum, and stands which are fillable with a dampening material. I enjoy listening to them in extended bass setting, and they advised they can be used this way 100% of the time without damage. They also said "You will definitely notice more bass after the break in period. The breaking period will occur between 120 or 140 hours of use. The drivers will completely open up." Hope this helps others! My stands are 24 inch, and with the Aperta, the height is 27 inches. KEF support thought anywhere between 18-28 inches height is fine. Finally i do notice a improvement in using a good source wired with a a good line out (3.v vs 1.V). Wireless is excellent jus the app still needs to improve.

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  6. Amazing sound but features need help
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    Really great sound.
    Terrible remote.
    Needs auto switching of sources, ability to use phone app instead of remote, and Airplay. There is really no good reason not to have airplay on these as bluetooth has much worse sound quality.
    Roon and MQA integration would be really nice.

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  7. Breathtaking Sound, But Not Really "Wireless."
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    I received these speakers via Fedex a few days ago after waiting since November for their official release month of January, 2017. They sound amazing, but my problem is not with the sound, but with the interface.

    I read a few reviews online prior to their arrival (but unfortunately after I ordered them) that the speakers can't play (can't even see on my hard drive) SACD-ISO, DSD64 or DSD128 files - only a max-24bit/192kHz file. That may be what the KEF app can play, but I'm here to tell you that I play SACD files through Audirvana Plus just fine, and they sound amazing on these speakers. The manufacturer was so surprised when I told them I was able to get them to work that they emailed me twice with requests for details.

    Here's the issue I have - you CAN play music via WiFi thru your phone, but not from a computer or laptop. I'm left with having to connect a USB cable from my laptop to the speakers - very unsightly and cumbersome. Their support team told me that I could stream via Bluetooth, but there would be a loss in quality.

    Again, they sound amazing thru my USB setup, but I am hoping that A) KEF acknowledges that you CAN play SACD-ISO files using the right software, and B) solve the problem of WiFi interaction with computers, so audiophiles (the intended audience at this price-point) can stream their high-res files without clumsy cables. They are not truly "wireless speakers" because they are wired to each other, wired to their respective electrical outlets, and now, unfortunately wired to my computer.



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    From KEF:

    The KEF LS50W uses PCM audio for playback and similar to most other playback devices and platforms, users wishing to stream DSD/SACD audio must first convert the audio from DSD to PCM. This is accomplished via a menu selection in the playback program. For example, in Audivarna, as per their user manual (pg. 34,35), the user must select either 64-bit decimation or 64-bit multistage to convert the DSD audio signal to PCM before sending to the DACs. You absolutely stream DSD files to the LS50W as long as your server/host converts the file to PCM first, so therefore technically, you are playing files converted from DSD to PCM rather than playing straight DSD.

    The KEF LS50W supports DLNA streaming, but it does not support Apple Airplay. You can stream audio from your DLNA-enabled device such as a PC or laptop but you will need an Airport Express (for example) to stream from a MAC to the LS50W. DLNA is the world-wide standard for non-Apple manufactured audio/video streaming and connection, and Apple has produced products such as the AirPort Express for this express purpose.

    Because of the necessity in having as precise a clock as possible to sync the left and right channels for phase-correct output and to reduce other issues caused by imprecise clocking, the clock generated in the master speaker as well as the audio data, is transmitted via a CAT6 cable. In order to provide as high quality an output as possible, there are separate amplifier and DSP sets in each speaker, because of this each speaker requires its own AC power source as well. As a result of our desire to make LS50W an extremely high-end active music system, the system is wireless, but the speakers within the system, by necessity, are not.

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  8. Award Speaking Speakers Taken To The Next Level
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    I am a previous owner of the KEF LS50 speakers which were already one of, if not the best, speakers in their original price range ($1500). Well these speakers improve on just about everything with those and actually prove to be a better value now that you don't need to worry about an Amplifier, DAC or Network Streamer if you don't want too. And the way the Amp/DAC are implemented I can say that you probably won't want too. I tried multiple different amp/DAC pairings with my original LS50's and nothing sounded as good as these custom built one's do. Musicality is through the roof on these bad boys, they quite simply sound fantastic.

    If I was to nitpick anything I would have to say the Network Streaming is a bit lacking in terms of user interface, as well as the ability to use TIDAL streaming, which was a deal breaker for me. Easy enough fix though, I just hooked up an Auralic Aries Mini as my streamer, picking up TIDAL in the process as well as a better UI and slightly improved sound quality. Not necessary, but I would recommend something like the Aries or even a Sonore MicroRendu if you're serious about your hi-fi. If they do end up implementing TIDAL streaming (and Roon for that matter), then these would literally be perfect. A job well done by KEF, and a speaker that seriously takes hi-fi to another level for a very modest price.

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  9. KEF LS50 wireless brings audiophile-grade sound into the modern home
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    I recently purchased the LS50 wireless in white / copper. The speakers look great, have superior build quality and they feel very solid. They are super heavy and barely vibrate when in use (which is a great when placed on a desk). The setup experience was super easy (as it should be) with the desk/stand, wall/free space options. Sound quality is everything you would expect from a pair of high end speakers - The rich and deep sound is nothing but spectacular. When not in use, these speakers power themselves off automatically. Highly recommend these speakers if you are looking to invest in audiophile speakers without having to think about the complexity and intrusive physical footprint of a multi-component sound system.

    In terms of improvements, I hope that KEF provides a way to wake up the speakers when music is streamed vs. having to turn on manually on the speaker or using the remote. In a future version of the product, it would be great if the speakers could be wirelessly linked to each other instead of the CAT cable connection.

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  10. Great Sound, Bad User Experience
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    Well, I am avoiding describing the audio quality as there will be plenty of audiophile reviews.

    My biggest concern with these speakers is User Experience. While claiming that these speakers are Wireless, it seems KEF killed such an important feature as auto wake up if signal is coming into any of the inputs. This feature greatly worked in KEF X300A Wireless. You could just start streaming something with AirPlay or AUX and speakers would turn on and start playing. These are silent dead! Until you find a remote control to turn them on, or if you will make a round trip to the end of the room to press the ON button on top of the left speaker. Seriously?! And this is every other hour, as it seems speakers go sleep after an hour or so of not playing.

    I am not sure if KEF is about to address this in some firmware update, as it seems they introduced this silly ON button on the speaker and on the remote control to remind you that you are still on the planet Earth and you must to suffer a bit while enjoying the heaven class audio quality.

    P.S. One of the possible solutions would be at least turn on speakers if Volume Up/Down signal is sent from IR Remote. As you can program you Apple TV 4 Remote to control volume of these speakers at the moment.

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Spec
Model LS50 Wireless Music System
Compatibility Spotify Connect
Tidal HiFi
Roon
Drive Units Uni-Q driver array:
HF: 25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome
LF/MF: 130mm (5.25in.) magnesium/aluminium alloy
Frequency Range (-6dB) Measured at 85dB/1m
40Hz – 47kHz (More bass extension)
43Hz – 47kHz (Standard)
46Hz – 47kHz (Less bass extension)
Depending on speaker settings
Frequency Response (±3dB) Measured at 85dB/1m
45Hz – 28kHz (More bass extension)
50Hz – 28kHz (Standard)
61Hz – 28kHz (Less bass extension)
Depending on speaker settings
Max Peak SPL 106dB
Inputs 2.4GHz/5GHz Dual-band Wi-Fi network
Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX® codec
USB Type B
TOSLINK Optical
RCA Analog Line Level Input
10/100 Mbps RJ45 Ethernet (For network and service)
Output Subwoofer output
Amplifier Output Power LF: 200W | HF: 30W (Per Speaker)
Bluetooth Range 10m
Bluetooth Memory 8 devices
Resolution Up to 24bit Depending on source resolution
Sampling Rate Up to 192kHz (USB Type B)
Up to 96kHz (TOSLINK Optical)
Depending on source resolution
Wi-Fi Network Standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Wi-Fi Network Frequency Band Dual-band 2.4GHz/ 5 GHz
Power Input 100 – 240VAC 50/60Hz
Dimensions (H x W x D) 300 x 200 x 308mm(11.8 x 7.9 x 12.1in.)
Weight Left Speaker 10.0kg (22.0lbs.) Right Speaker 10.2kg (22.5lbs.)
Weight Left Speaker 10.0kg (22.0lbs.) Right Speaker 10.2kg (22.5lbs.)
Unit Measurment Pair

** KEF reserves the right, in line with continuing research and development, to amend or change specifications. E&OE. **

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Press and Awards
 KEF LS50 Wireless What Hi-Fi? Hall of Fame 2010s
What Hi-Fi? Hall of Fame: 2010s
“Although some manufacturers have flirted with solutions such as this before, none has executed it as spectacularly as KEF. The company has managed to marry expert speaker engineering with electronic wizardry and transform an already stunning pair of passive standmounters into something sensational."
Year: 2019
Magazine / Issuing Body: WhatHiFi.com
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Product: LS50 Wireless
Best Speakers for Music 2019 KEF LS50 Wireless Digitaltrends
 What Hi-Fi? Hall of Fame 2010s KEF LS50 Wireless
Best Speakers for Music 2019
“Powerful, precise, and nearly as beautiful to look at as they are to listen to, the LS50 Wireless are easily the best cordless speakers we have ever had the pleasure of auditioning. Controlled by a smartphone app, they support Wi-Fi streaming from your device’s library, as well as Tidal and Spotify, and the speakers can even stream network audio at up to 24bit/192kHz resolution. In terms of wired inputs, you can use optical, USB-A, and RCA."
Year: 2019
Magazine / Issuing Body: Digitaltrends.com
Country of Publication: United States
Product: LS50 Wireless
Best Speakers for Music 2019 KEF LS50 Wireless Digitaltrends

 KEF LS50 Wireless Best Wireless Bookshelf Speaker 2019 Tech Radar
Best Wireless Bookshelf Speaker 2019
“In terms of sound quality, they are staggeringly detailed and their stand-out sonic feature is their holographic imaging and instrumental layering: We could hear exactly where each instrument was coming from and each instrument sounded distinct and never blurry. Soundstage was expansive with good space to the side and above the listener. Resolution is excellent as the speaker can dig for the micro-details that get lost in lesser audio systems. "
Year: 2019
Magazine / Issuing Body: Tech Radar
Country of Publication: United States
Product: LS50 Wireless

 KEF LS50 Wireless What HiFi! Best hi-fi systems 2019: micro, hi-fi, vinyl
Best hi-fi systems 2019: micro, hi-fi, vinyl
“These KEF Wirelesses are way more than just active versions of the Award-winning LS50s. They’re a complete system wrapped in a neat and brilliant package."
Year: 2019
Magazine / Issuing Body: What HiFi!
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Product: LS50 Wireless
 What HiFi! Best hi-fi systems 2019: micro, hi-fi, vinyl KEF LS50 Wireless

 KEF LS50 Wireless LS50 Wireless Best HiFi Product Award T3
LS50 Wireless Best HiFi Product Award
“The term 'game changer' is severely over-used these days but it applies to the KEF LS50 Wireless. It's the type of product this category was invented for, applying the traditional skills of hi-fi to the way most of us listen to music today – from the cloud, and from our phones."
Year: 2018
Magazine / Issuing Body: T3
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Product: LS50 Wireless
LS50 Wireless Best HiFi Product Award KEF LS50 Wireless

 KEF LS50 Wireless Review the abso!ute sound
LS50 Wireless Review
“The LS50 Wireless speaker system packs big sound—along with plenty of technology and cool style—in a little box. And yes, this Nocturne edition brings extra fun to late-night listening in a dark room. Day or night, it’s been a delight to have around."
Year: 2018
Magazine / Issuing Body: the abso!ute sound
Country of Publication: United States
Product: LS50 Wireless Nocturne
 Review the abso!ute sound KEF LS50 Wireless

 KEF LS50 Wireless Review Gear Patrol
LS50 Wireless Review
“$2,000 might seem like a lot to spend on a pair of bookshelf speakers — and it is — but the KEF LS50 Wireless offers so much more than your average high-end bookshelf speakers. They’re an engineering feat all in themselves, fitting individual amps, DACs and other electronics inside a cabinet that’s essentially the same size as the older LS50 speakers. They can be used as desktop monitors or an all-in-one hi-fi speaker system. And, best of all, anybody can use them: the app and a wi-fi connection allow Tidal tracks to play in all their high-resolution glory, or with the tap of the Bluetooth button anyone can play whatever they like — no instructions needed."
Year: 2018
Magazine / Issuing Body: Gear Patrol
Country of Publication: United States
Product: LS50 Wireless

 KEF LS50 Wireless Review Pan TheOrganizer
LS50 Wireless Review
“These speakers made me want to revisit old music albums that I hadn’t listened to in a while, just to rediscover songs. The LS50W’s make you feel the rhythm and enjoy listening to music. For a set of compact bookshelf speakers, they have no issues filling my medium-sized room. As far as balance is concerned, these speakers offer a neutral sound, with a crystal-clear mid-range, a rich and controlled bass, and a clear and open treble. I found these speakers to work great with any genre of music."
Year: 2018
Magazine / Issuing Body: Pan TheOrganizer
Country of Publication: United States
Product: LS50 Wireless

 KEF LS50 Wireless Review The Next Web
LS50 Wireless Review
“In particular, the LS50W is able to maintain tight bass presence in busy tracks; on the Sonos those notes would become muddy, on the Devialet they would sometimes be obscured. If you live in an apartment, 40hz is plenty of thump for almost any kind of music without annoying the neighbors too much. But you can always add a subwoofer if you need more."
Year: 2018
Magazine / Issuing Body: The Next Web
Country of Publication: United States
Product: LS50 Wireless

 KEF LS50 Wireless Review Recording Magazine
LS50 Wireless Review
“The LS50W speakers are a revelation. They product finely detailed audio that will help you make better tracks, while still offering up a listening experience that isn't too clinical for the simple enjoyment of well-recorded music. (Bad recordings, though, are another matter entirely.) Best of all they integrate beautifully with modern digital setups, handling everything from analog inputs to high-def computer audio with aplomb."
Year: 2018
Magazine / Issuing Body: Recording Magazine
Country of Publication: United States
Product: LS50 Wireless

 KEF LS50 Wireless Best Powered Speaker 2018 Award DigitalTrends
LS50 Wireless Best Powered Speaker 2018 Award
“Powerful, precise, and as beautiful to look at, the LS50 Wireless are easily the best cordless speakers we have ever had the pleasure of listening to. Controlled by a smartphone app, they support Wi-Fi streaming from your device’s library, as well as Tidal and Spotify, and the speakers can even stream network audio at up to 24bit/192kHz resolution. In terms of wired inputs, you can use optical, USB-A, and RCA."
Year: 2018
Magazine / Issuing Body: DigitalTrends.com
Country of Publication: United States
Product: LS50 Wireless
Best Powered Speaker 2018 Award Digital Trends KEF LS50 Wireless

 KEF LS50 Wireless Editor's Choice Award HiFi Choice
LS50 Wireless Editor's Choice Award
“Best of all is the sense that every fibre and sinew of this system is pulling in the same direction. Fine clarity and focus, a spacious soundstage with stunning image solidity, and unfettered musicality make for immersive and hugely enjoyable listening."
Year: 2018
Magazine / Issuing Body: HiFi Choice
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Product: LS50 Wireless
 Editor's Choice Award HiFi Choice KEF LS50 Wireless

 KEF LS50 Wireless Best Compact Music System Award AV Tech Awards
LS50 Wireless Best Compact Music System Award
"There’s plenty of spaciousness and organisation on display, with obvious clarity and precision no matter what music is played. In short, this is a game changer that raises the bar for active wireless loudspeakers everywhere."
Year: 2017/2018
Magazine / Issuing Body: HiFi News | AV Tech Awards
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Product: LS50 Wireless
 Best Compact Music System Award AV Tech Awards KEF LS50 Wireless

 KEF LS50 Wireless Product of the Year Award SoundStage! HiFi
LS50 Wireless Product of the Year Award
"That KEF has been able to stuff so much hardware and DSP know-how into one of their best-ever speaker designs and then charge only $2199.99/pair for it -- $700 more than the original -- is a mystery to me."
Year: 2017
Magazine / Issuing Body: SoundStage! HiFi
Country of Publication: United States
Product: LS50 Wireless
 Product of the Year Award SoundStage! HiFi KEF LS50 Wireless

 KEF LS50 Wireless Writer's Choice Award Positive Feedback
LS50 Wireless Writer's Choice Award
"Perhaps the most game changing product I have encountered in quite some time, Kef's LS50 Wireless certainly is it...Foundationally, this truly is a magical product in ways difficult to quite comprehend at first. First, Kef has done a fantastic job of creating a scalable, upgradeable platform from which to begin with. When I received my pair of LS50W, they offered up great value across the board with fully fledged high-end chops: like AURALiC's Polaris, LS50W is an endgame digital destination capable of acting as silver plate for just about all your analog or digital sources. But wait, there is more. Much more in fact. With several software updates over the year—at zero cost to the customer (think Apple iOS updates that add significant functionality over time)—LS50W has in fact added quite a few more KOs to said endgame: native Tidal? Check. Native Spotify? Check. Native Roon? Check."
Year: 2017
Magazine / Issuing Body: Positive Feedback
Country of Publication: United States
Product: United States
 Writer's Choice Award Positive Feedback KEF LS50 Wireless

 KEF LS50 Wireless Review & Hall of Fame Award What Hi*Fi?
LS50 Wireless Review & Hall of Fame Award
"Overall, these speakers are revealing and informative but always musical and entertaining: a triumphant marriage of form and function, and that’s why the KEF LS50 Wireless wins this year’s Product of the Year Award for best music system and enter our Hall of Fame."
Year: 2017
Magazine / Issuing Body: What Hi*Fi?
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Product: LS50 Wireless
 Review & Hall of Fame Award What Hi*Fi? KEF LS50 Wireless

 KEF LS50 Wireless Review Part-time Audiophile
LS50 Wireless Review
"The sound quality of the LS50W varied most critically with volume. Resolution at low-to-mid volumes was good, with excellent imagery and placement, and an overall engaging level of quality. Turning the volume knob over, however (or in this case, jamming the + button over and over), resulted in magic. These babies love to play loud. Bass is just exceptional for something this small/compact, and I loved it. The soundstage was 3-D and wholly holographic."
Year: 2017
Magazine / Issuing Body: Part-time Audiophile
Country of Publication: United States
Product: LS50 Wireless

 KEF LS50 Wireless Review MacDirectory
LS50 Wireless Review
"The LS50Ws are an amazing addition for a company and industry that typically focuses on passive speakers hooked up to bigger and bigger receivers. To get this level of sound quality and clarity from such a small, self-contained pair of speakers is a true achievement and has the potential to lead a new class of speakers into the future. Hearing these in person removes any of the sticker shock, and music aficionados and budding audiophiles should move KEF's LS50W speakers to the top of their equipment wish list."
Year: 2017
Magazine / Issuing Body: MacDirectory
Country of Publication: United States
Product: LS50 Wireless

 KEF LS50 Wireless Review & Reviewer's Choice Award SoundStage! Access
LS50 Wireless Review & Reviewer's Choice Award
"KEF’s LS50W is an outstanding loudspeaker. Its build quality, finish, and technical prowess are beyond reproach, and its sound quality remains faithful to both KEF’s design principles and to the original LS50. That KEF has been able to stuff so much hardware and DSP know-how into one of their best-ever speaker designs and then charge only $2199.99/pair for it -- $700 more than the original -- is a mystery to me. The fact that it sounds better than the original is all the better."
Year: 2017
Magazine / Issuing Body: SoundStage! Access
Country of Publication: United States
Product: LS50 Wireless
KEF LS50 Wireless Review & Reviewer's Choice Award SoundStage! Access

 KEF LS50 Wireless Review DigitalTrends
LS50 Wireless Review
"Sound is crystalline, set before your ears with sparkling purity, impressive expression, and effortless extension. Music sounds so transparent and articulate you feel you could almost dive in and touch each instrument as it’s playing, and each sound is placed deftly within the wide soundstage, occupying a distinct and nearly tangible point in the air. Details are exposed with organic resonance, revealing each tick and glint of an instrument or voice’s timbre, and just as importantly, the space that surrounds it."
Year: 2017
Magazine / Issuing Body: DigitalTrends.com
Country of Publication: United States
Product: LS50 Wireless
 Review DigitalTrends KEF LS50 Wireless

 KEF LS50 Wireless Review Positive-Feedback
LS50 Wireless Review
"That the LS50 Wireless are rather grand, I would hope you understood by now—I can't think of any component in recent memory that has been this much fun to unbox, setup and take around the house, room to room so to speak, identifying its various commitments to multi-room, multi-condition sound... This is the future, no question."
Year: 2017
Magazine / Issuing Body: Positive-Feedback.com
Country of Publication: United States
Product: LS50 Wireless

 Best High-end Wireless Speaker System Award 2017
Best High-end Wireless Speaker System Award 2017
"It's a futuristic home music system and a classic at the same time. KEF's technology and its Uni-Q driver dispersion is engineered to deliver the listener a full range speaker suited for both the desktop or a living room setup. For any audiophile and music lover this system is the easy way to have an audiophile system without all the separate components."
Year: 2017
Magazine / Issuing Body: Rateyoursound.com
Country of Publication: United States
Product: LS50 Wireless

 KEF LS50 Wireless Review 6moons.com
LS50 Wireless Review
"Now the active KEF setup competes with a passive LS50 system costing ten times its retail price. So sharp is the LS50 Wireless' value-for-money quotient that one could add the Sonore microRendu and Bluesound Node 2 and still find oneself sitting pretty with pie-in-the-sky performance/$, looking down from on high on the separates and integrateds required by the red boxes. From the LS50 Wireless system we get performance that exceeds the sum of its parts way beyond that which is expected or usual."
Year: 2017
Magazine / Issuing Body: 6moons.com
Country of Publication: Germany
Product: LS50 Wireless

 KEF LS50 Wireless Knock Out Award & Product of the Year award 2016
Knock Out Award & Product of the Year award 2016
"Something for audiophiles, something for mainstreamers – after all, it’s in the LS50 Wireless’ DNA. As a straddler of worlds, the KEFs walk away not only with a Knockout Award but also DAR’s Product of the Year award for 2016. If this product doesn’t convince audiophiles of the legitimacy of active loudspeakers, nothing will."
Year: 2016
Magazine / Issuing Body: Digitalaudioreview.net
Country of Publication: United States
Product: LS50 Wireless
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