Awards and Reviews

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    BEST ALL-IN-ONE SYSTEM OVER £1000 – WHAT HI-FI? AWARD

    "They sound at least as good as the best comparably featured separates combinations available for similar money. "
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: What Hi-Fi?
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: LS50 Wireless
     
     

     

    Reviewers' Choice Award – SoundStage! Access

    "KEF’s LS50 Wireless 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."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: SoundStage! Access
    Country: U.S.A.
    Product: LS50 Wireless
     
     

     

    Best Buy Award - HIFICRITIC

    "This compact, fully active, remotely controlled point source design is a technical and acoustic tour de force. It’s an obvious Best Buy."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: HIFICRITIC
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: LS50 Wireless
     
     

     

    BEST STANDMOUNT SPEAKER £400 -800 – WHAT HI-FI? AWARD

    "A level of clarity and subtlety that’s unheard of at this price."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: What Hi-Fi?
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: Q350
     
     

     

    Review – STEREOPHILE MAGAZINE

    "KEF’s Uni-Q concept, introduced in 1989, is now in its eleventh generation."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: Stereophile Magazine
    Country: U.S.A.
    Product: REFERENCE 5
     
     

     

    DIAPASON D’OR 2017 AWARD

    "+ = Magic and precise; outstanding low frequencies. - = nothing"
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: DIAPASON D’OR
    Country: France
    Product: REFERENCE 1
     
     

     

    Review – Gramophone Magazine

    "LS50 Wireless is indubitably a very tempting introduction to an ‘alternative universe’ of home audio, one which I am sure will find favour with many users, as much for its captivating sound quality as its remarkable flexibility and simplicity." (Download full review)
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: Gramophone Magazine
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: LS50 Wireless
     
     

     

    Review – Hi-Fi News

    "It really could, and deserves to be, a game-changer." (Download full review)
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: Hi-Fi News
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: LS50 Wireless
     
     

     

    Review – What Hi-Fi?

    "More than just active versions of the Award-winning LS50s, it's a complete system wrapped in a brilliant package." (Download full review)
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: What Hi-Fi?
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: LS50 Wireless
     
     

     

    Review – T3

    "Those who want the best sound from the smallest and most convenient receptacle should look no further." (Visit T3 for full review)
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: T3
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: KEF MUO
     
     

     

    BEST PRODUCT 2017-2018, WIRELESS LOUDSPEAKER – EISA AWARD

     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: EISA
    Country: Europe
    Product: LS50 Wireless
     
     

     

    Review – Wired Magazine

    "KEF has taken its iconic LS50 speakers and given them an updated wireless makeover."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: Wired Magazine
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: LS50 Wireless
     
     

     

    MEILLEUR ACHAT HAUTE FIDELITE AWARD

    "The Q350 is a real bargain, a masterpiece by KEF, with the maturity of its Uni-Q which proves the full validity of the basic concept."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: HAUTE FIDELITE
    Country: France
    Product: Q350
     
     

     

    Review – Digital Trends

    "The speakers soared with every piece of media we threw at them." (Visit Digital Trends for full review)
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: Digital Trends
    Country: USA
    Product: LS50 Wireless
     
     

     

    Five-Star Review – What Hi-Fi?

    "Is this what the hi-fi system of the future should look like? We certainly hope so."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: What Hi-Fi?
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: LS50 Wireless
     
     

     

    Review – The Times Magazine

    "With 40mm drivers and a large 20mm neodymium magnet, they’re engineered for hi-fi sound."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: The Times Magazine
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: SPACE ONE
     
     

     

    Five-Star Review – What Hi-Fi?

    "Voices sound clear and characterful, and the integration between midrange and treble is seamless…It’s hard to pinpoint where one begins and the other ends - a testament to just how well the Uni-Q driver is tuned."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: What Hi-Fi?
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: Q350
     
     

     

    Mac Format – Best on Test Award

    "They produce a rich, warm sound that works well with everything from acoustic ballads on the one hand to classical and even heavy rock on the other."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: Mac Format
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: KEF EGG
     
     

     

    Review – Hi-Fi+

    "This is one of the best and most important products we’ll see all year."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: Hi-Fi+
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: LS50 Wireless
     
     

     

    Review – Oracle Time

    "The two compact speakers are beautifully curved and, best of all, already include high performance amplifiers, digital sound technologies and wireless tech, so there’s no need for extra boxes or wires cluttering up your living space."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: Oracle Time
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: LS50 Wireless
     
     

     

    Review – Oracle Time

    "KEF's noise-cancelling headphones deadens outside noise, while maintaining superior audio quality…combination of aluminium and a sandblasted titanium finish also creates a bold aesthetic."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: Oracle Time
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: SPACE ONE
     
     

     

    Review – CNET

    "The KEF Q350 neither over-hyped the treble nor pumped up the bass. Instead, it let the music speak for itself."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: CNET
    Country: USA
    Product: Q350
     
     

     

    Review – MIX Magazine

    "The enclosures are solidly built, and the fit, finish and color options are beautiful….It's a beautiful high-end system for the home, where the bountiful I/O, remote control with app, and wireless options fits perfectly."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: MIX Magazine
    Country: USA
    Product: LS50 Wireless
     
     

     

    Review – BBC Music Magazine

    "The build quality is flawless, with a rubber neckband that is comfortable and practical, and earbuds that fit beautifully."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: BBC Music Magazine
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: MOTION ONE
     
     

     

    AV Forums Recommended Award

    "Most speakers do a solid job with stereo imaging, but the R500 is absolutely exceptional. The KEF is so utterly self-explanatory in the way it positions the piano, the stage and the audience, that your mind simply stops questioning what it hears and focusses on the music instead."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: AV Forums
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: KEF R500
     
     

     

    Hi-Fi News Highly Commended

    "It succeeds in conveying music rather than mere sound."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: Hi-Fi News
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: KEF R700
     
     

     

    LES NUMERIQUES - Review

    "Best of the 2 worlds, digital and traditional"
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: LES NUMERIQUES
    Country: France
    Product: LS50 Wireless
     
     

     

    LES NUMERIQUES - Review

    "Not only is beautifully built, it offers delicate, well-defined sound."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: LES NUMERIQUES
    Country: France
    Product: KEF MUO
     
     

     

    Hot 100 - The ultimate list of today's top tech, gadgets and people - T3

    "Your ears are in for a treat."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: T3
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: LS50 Wireless
     
     

     

    The Big Black Book 100 - Esquire

    "British hi-fi at its wireless best."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: Esquire: The Big Black Book A centenary of people, places, products and provocations for the season to come
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: LS50 Wireless
     
     

     

    Review - Trusted Reviews

    "If you're in the market for a stylish, versatile and great-sounding desktop system, then the KEF EGG deserves a place in your basket."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: Trusted Reviews
    Country: U.S.
    Product: EGG
     
     

     

    5 star review - Hi-Fi World

    "Admirably accurate and netural, these KEFs will suit those who like to hear their music as it should be."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: Hi-Fi World
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: REFERENCE 5
     
     

     

    Review - Stereonet

    "If you’re looking for an affordable in-ear headphone with a premium yet unusual aesthetic, a fun sound signature, IPX5 water resistance and a stylish brand name, this fits the bill."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: Stereonet
    Country: Australia
    Product: MOTION ONE
     
     

     

    WINNER 2017 - REDDOT DESIGN AWARD

     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: REDDOT
    Country: Germany
    Product: GRAVITY ONE
     
     

     

    WINNER 2017 - REDDOT DESIGN AWARD

     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: REDDOT
    Country: Germany
    Product: MOTION ONE
     
     

     

    BEST OF THE BEST 2017 - REDDOT DESIGN AWARD

     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: REDDOT
    Country: Germany
    Product: SPACE ONE
     
     

     

    Best in-ear headphones: 11 wired earphones for the best sound quality and noise blocking in the smallest package

    "This blend of KEF's traditional audiophile instincts with contemporary styling is a fantastic product, and great value."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: T3
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: M100
     
     

     

    CHOC CLASSICA AWARD - CLASSICA MAGAZINE

    "FOR : rich, full, seamless dynamics ; AGAINST : nothing."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: CLASSICA MAGAZINE
    Country: France
    Product: KEF LS50 Wireless
     
     

     

    The Observer - Review

    "Not only is beautifully built, it offers delicate, well-defined sound."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: The Observer
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: KEF MUO
     
     

     

    Review - Stereonet

    "Like the predecessor, LS50 Wireless managed to construct a sound stage far greater in size than what such a small speaker should be capable of… Setup could not be easier… The connectivity options are all apparent and plentiful. Sound quality is refined and reference grade..."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: Stereonet
    Country: Australia
    Product: KEF LS50 Wireless
     
     

     

    Editor’s Choice

    "Once you become used to the sheer scale on offer, you can appreciate that within this enormous presentation, the soundstage is effortlessly detailed and the character of all the instruments at work are distinct but harmoniously presented as a whole."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: Hi-Fi Choice
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: Blade Two
     
     

     

    Highly Commended Award

    "It’s a mightily persuasive package, because it does so much so well, yet has few obvious compromises despite that modest price. Partner it with a serious source and a punchy, muscular amp, and it flies."
     
    Year: 2017
    Issuing Body: Hi-Fi News
    Country: United Kingdom
    Product: R300
     
     

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