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alaScore 96

223 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 223 reviews of KEF LS50. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The usability and design also get good opinions.

price, design, usability, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the KEF LS50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for KEF LS50


alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of KEF LS50 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on People are impressed by the reliability. The price also gets good feedback. There are some less positive views about the size.

design, price, reliability


71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: KEF LS50KEF LS50

May, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for KEF LS50


alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 user reviews of KEF LS50 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Reviews about the usability and size are overall positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

price, design, size, usability

98% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: KEF LS50 Mini Monitor - High Gloss Piano Black (Pair)KEF LS50 Mini Monitor - High Gloss Piano Black (Pair)

May, 2018

Expert review by : Lewis Leong (

KEF LS50 Wireless Speakers review


An impressive package of convenience and sound quality

Breathtaking sound quality ; Tons of inputs ; Beautiful, compact design

No AirPlay or Google Cast ; Basic remote ; Slow mobile app

The KEF LS50 Wireless is an amazing sounding pair of speaker made for the new audiophile who doesn’t want to think about picking different source components. While the LS50W is expensive, you’ll be hard pressed to put together a better sounding package...

Apr, 2018

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AVTech Awards 2017/2018


Just 30mm deeper than the award-winning LS50 passive standmount loudspeaker, the wireless version packs in a 200W Class D amplifier for the mid/bass driver, a 30W Class AB amplifier for the tweeter, a DSP and a DAC, a network adapter, a USB input, a...

Expert review by : Verity Burns (

KEF LS50 Wireless


The KEF LS50 Wireless is an outstanding active speaker package that offers outstanding hi-fi sound, minimal fuss and a whole lot of convenience.

Outstanding sound ; Great choice of inputs ; Easy and flexible to set up and use ; Neat design

App isn't as responsive as it could be ; Can't control physical inputs via the app

An outstanding active speaker system that brings hi-fi sound and plug-and-play convenience together for performance that can’t be topped.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

KEF LS50 Wireless review


The KEF LS50 Wireless gives you the performance of a top traditional system in a smart package...

Impressive clarity and insight ; Taut bass and strong dynamics ; Features and excellent build ; Neat package

Some small usability issues

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

Jul, 2017

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Awards 2012 Product of the Year - Stereo Speakers. A fine way to celebrate KEF's 50th anniversary

Transparency, impressive resolution ; excellent bass for size ; fine build and finish

Demanding of partnering equipment

Of course, the LS50’s innate transparency means that any flaws in the partnering kit will be apparent. But get it right and you have what is one of the best standmounters below £1000, and easily one of KEF’s most musical efforts in years.

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (

European Loudspeaker 2012-2013


To casual viewers the LS50 will look like a minimalist, single-driver loudspeaker but in reality it's more sophisticated. In fact, this single driver is one of KEF's famous two-way Uni-Q units with its tweeter mounted at the acoustic centre of the...

Sep, 2012

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KEF LS50 Speaker Review


The LS50 speaker is KEF's 50th Anniversary present to itself but is it a case of many happy returns?

Wonderful midrange performance ; Excellent integration ; Handsome looks

Dependent on decent partnering equipment ; No dedicated stand ; Not terribly sensitive

The KEF LS50 has been on sale for a little while now and I have heard it in passing at various shows and events. I had never truly managed to get a complete handle on the LS50 despite being reasonably impressed with what I heard. I was also a little...

Expert review by : Theo Nicolakis (

KEF LS50 Wireless Active Speaker System Preview


The KEF LS50 wireless is an all-in-one active speaker system featuring dual 24/192 DACs, dual-mono amps, and dedicated DSP crossover per speaker. A killer audiophile system in a small footprint?

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Tom Andry (

KEF LS50 Mini Monitor Preview


Preview: The thing that makes the KEF LS50 mini-monitors so exciting is the price. $1500 a pair may sounds reasonable to us given the level of technology that has gone into KEF LS50s.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Andre Marc (

KEF LS50 Loudspeaker Review


KEF, based in the U.K., enjoys status as one of the most respected, and long-lived, speaker manufacturers in high-end audio. The company has designed and sold some of the best-known speakers in the history of the hobby. They have multiple lines they...

Nov, 2013

Product Specifications


Recommended amplifier power (max):100 / 200
Recommended amplifier power (min):25 / 30


Crossover Frequency:2200
Frequency range:40 - 47000 / 47 - 45000
RMS rated power:100
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.4


Colour of product:Black / Black, Blue / Blue, White / Copper, White / Grey, Red / Red / White


Amplifier:Built-in / No
Audio output channels:2.0
Driver cone material:Aluminium
Mid-range driver diameter:13
Mid-range driver diameter (imperial):13.3
Number of drivers:2
Number of mid-range drivers:1
Number of Speakers:2
Number of tweeter drivers:1
Recommended usage:Speaker set unit / Universal
Speaker enclosure:Reflex
Speaker placement:Tabletop/bookshelf
Speaker Type:2-way
Tweeter:Y / Yes
Tweeter diameter:2.54
Tweeter size:2.54
Woofer: Yes
Woofer Diameter:13
Woofer diameter (imperial):13.3
Woofer size:13.3

Other features

USB Connectivity:Y

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, LAN (RJ-45), USB
Handheld remote control:Y
Warranty card:Y


Bass reflex:Y

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in:Y
Bluetooth range:10
Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wired/Wireless
Ethernet LAN:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth/Wi-Fi


AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240

Technical Details

Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.1, Android 4.2, Android 4.3, Android 4.4, Android 5.0, Android 5.1, iOS 8.0, iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2, iOS 8.3, iOS 8.4, iOS 9.0, iOS 9.1, iOS 9.2, iOS 9.3

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:27.8 / 278 / 308
Height :30.2 / 300 / 302
Width:20 / 200