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
3 weeks ago
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.
A personal favorite of the Brand Ambassador of KEF Johan Coorg as stated in Radio interview on Steph and Jen Get Real 89.7KLASFM
Stephanie Sheppard, Amazon
19 December 2014
Summary: I did a Radio Interview with Johan Coorg the Brand Ambassador of KEF and in the interview that you can listen to on www.stephandjengetreal.podbean.com He stated that the KEF LS Mini Monitor was go to for sound in his office at the KEF Headquarters!
Summary: I have one pair for a full year. Still exceed my vocabulary to explain their goodness. With a good 50 wpc amplifier such as my Emotiva amp, they sing beyond expectations. During 55 years in the audio hobby these are the most realistic and thrilling speakers I have owned, using them in a moderate-size room, and considering their restricted low bass.
Summary: It's evident that these speakers were designed by very smart people that have used technology to move HIFI forward in a way that hasn't been done in a very long time. Also, I see some reviewers hear a lack of low bass yet I have very impressive bass to around 50hz. I can only attribute that to room coupling and size of listening area.
Quite amazing detail, lack of bass but otherwise incredible sounding speakers.
chris schaefer, Amazon
26 November 2014
Summary: Don't expect much below 80-100Hz but other than that... Wow. I use these nearfield on either side of my desk and when I lean forwards with my eyes closed I have to fight an urge to reach out and touch the performer they sound so close. It's like a 3D movie where you want to reach out although you know that there isn't anything there. Paired with a Schiit Gungnir DAC and Peachtree nova65.
Summary: These monitors are absolutely delightful, such clean, effortless detail into the higher frequencies. String and wind instruments, as well as piano come through with such genuine tonal quality and life like resonance. From EDM, to classical,to hip hop, to jazz trio's, I'm really pleased with them.