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Kef LS50 Meta: a Must-have Benchmark for Small Bookshelf Speakers

Qobuz Testing Ground On June 4, 2021
The LS50 bookshelf speakers are a unique part of the Kef catalogue in that they don’t come in any smaller or larger versions. That being said, they have given rise to a connected model, the LS50 Wireless. And before us now we have the newest edition: the LS50 Meta. The new model uses Metamaterial Absorption Technology to dampen rearward sound emitted by the tweeter. What should we expect from this innovation and what does it bring to these Kef speakers?

How to Choose your Speakers May 22, 2021

Speakers form the heart of any HiFi system. They represent the last link in the chain, and the one that produces the sound waves that reach your...

NuPrime Omnia A300: a Connected Mini Amplifier with an Excellent Music-to-Footprint Ratio May 14, 2021

With the Omnia A300, NuPrime is offering an integrated, connected amplifier which is both compact and powerful. The brand specialises in products...

Sonos Five: the Ideal Wireless Speaker for Everyday Use April 12, 2021

The Sonos Five was released a few months ago but we hadn’t had a chance to get our hands on it yet. We’ve finally had the opportunity to discover...

Bluesound Pulse Sub+: a Subwoofer Connected via WiFi – Rediscover your Music! April 2, 2021

Bluesound is a major player in wireless HiFi with a complete range of speakers in various sizes. The devices are based on the BluOS protocol...

Sonus Faber Lumina III: tower speakers with solid and luminous sound reproduction March 20, 2021

In creating the Lumina series, Sonus Faber wanted to make the brand's know-how accessible to an even wider audience. The Italian house has...

Roon upgrades its Hi-Res audio playback interface to an elegant version 1.8 February 24, 2021

Roon is the American company behind an audio playback application that has become an industry benchmark. It offers a number of distinctive...

Bowers & Wilkins 606 S2 Anniversary Edition: accessible bookshelf speakers at audiophile quality February 17, 2021

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of its 600 speaker series, Bowers & Wilkins are releasing them in a new generation called the S2 Anniversary...

Focal Celestee: closed-back headphones with an open mind February 9, 2021

Every bit as substantial as the Stellia, Clear or Elegia, the new Focal Celestee is a luxury mobile headset. It is closed off to isolate the...

CES 2021: Virtual exhibition, but real developments January 26, 2021

An unusual situation, and an unusual exhibition. Because of the public health situation of which we are all aware, the traditional Consumer...

Audeze LCD-GX: a multi-function high-fidelity headset for casual listening January 20, 2021

Audeze is the specialist in planar magnetic transducer headphones. This technology is different from that found in normal headsets and aims for...

Mytek Brooklyn Bridge: connecting digital and analog music with affordable ease January 12, 2021

Just as the real Brooklyn Bridge brought together two great cities, the Mytek Brooklyn Bridge (USD 2,995.00 MSRP) connects streaming and analog...

Cambridge Edge NQ: testing a pre-amplifier with an integrated, decidedly high-end Hi-Res streamer January 7, 2021

A few months ago, Cambridge created the Edge range: an exclusive series of high-level electronics. Clean aesthetics, audiophile design and maximum...

Beyerdynamic’s Amiron Home: affordable, audiophile open-back headphones December 29, 2020

Amiron Home is hardly a new addition to the sound scene. These headphones have become a benchmark in recent years. While we haven’t previously...

The best audio products of 2020 December 18, 2020

Here's a look back at the best products to make the most of your high quality Qobuz Subscription. Each of the major categories of audio equipment...

Liedson Stream D 4.7 v1.2: a slick-sounding all-in-one streamer and preamplifier December 4, 2020

The Stream D 4.7 v1.2 is the most affordable product within French manufacturer Liedson’s product range. A great deal of attention is given to the...

Austrian Audio Hi-X55: analytical headphones with Hi-res audio November 30, 2020

These headphones are rather special in that they are primarily intended for professional use within sound studios. But what’s most interesting is...

Naim Mu-so Qb 2: Cute Little Wireless Speakers For Big Spaces November 3, 2020

The 1st Generation of Mu-so Qb speakers are almost 5 years old. About a year ago, Naim brought out a 2nd Generation that was updated with the...

Cambridge CXN v2: a Qobuz streamer and a Hi-Res digital amplifier all in one October 20, 2020

The Cambridge CX range underwent a comprehensive update three years ago to accommodate some notable design changes. The device in question here is...

Bowers & Wilkins 705 Signature October 5, 2020

The English speaker manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins recently revised its product range by bringing their speakers together under the 600, 700 and...