Summary: Replaced Magnepan MG 10. I auditioned these as well as Kef Q300 front ported bookshelf speakers. Plenty of great reviews already, but I wanted to provide some feedback regarding bass management and speaker placement. I have these set on bookshelves (vice stands) with about an inch of rear wall clearance, but several inches of side clearance - not the ideal placement.
An achievement in the world of sound... believe all what you've heard!
Ahmed Al-Okelly "A Al-Okelly", Amazon
20 January 2015
Summary: An achievement no doubt in the world of speakers. I have put this against far more expensive speakers that are larger, heavier and cost 10 times more and it delivers. All-round amazing speakers that belong to your bedroom, TV room, or just any area of the house. Can be primary speakers for a medium size room or pair them with larger speakers for multiple speaker system.
Summary: These have exceeded my already high expectations. Old music is now new music. I'm hearing details come to the foreground in a most pleasant manner, and everything is simply more engaging. I'm having fun trying to tweak things into even better sonic performance, but they are terrific speakers for my new desktop system (which includes an also great unit, the NAD D3020 and ISO-L8R Adjustable Speaker Stands).
Summary: *Disclaimer - I purchased these from a local hi-fi boutique, where I was able to demo before buying. I didn't want to risk having $1500 speakers shipped (e.g. tossed around, and thrown over my fence). That being said, the box they come in is very secure and well packed. Review: These little guys are unbelievable! I've now owned these speakers for approx. 3 months, and I can honestly say that these are the best bookshelf speakers I've ever heard in my life.
Likely best bang for the buck - integrated driver technology is what defines these speakers!
Steven Dake, Amazon
1 January 2015
Summary: I had some decent speakers already but Christmas was rolling around, so I asked for these from my Wife. Wow, these speakers sound much better! They really look spectacular as well. The sound-stage is specific, the frequency response is nice and tidy, and they go much louder then they would appear they could. If I were to complain, I'd suggest the bass may be a bit lacking for music like rap, but I don't typically listen to rap.
Summary: I could not be happier with my purchase of the KEF LS50 speakers! I knew absolutely nothing about KEF speakers until just a month or so before my purchase. I had been a BOSE fanboy for years, and finally realized there were much better alternatives for the sound I was hoping to get after upgrading other components in my system. After reading several articles about the astounding new speakers by KEF, I ordered without hearing a set.