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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 248 reviews

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  • Pros mentioned:
    Size, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Couldn’t recommend it more.

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    If you have a smaller area in your house I would definitely recommend these. The kef speakers are definitely the best sounding speakers I’ve had that doesn’t break your wallet. I bought it for my record player along with the receiver. My next purchase would most definitely be the bass of kef. And better stands for the speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Kef Q150 - Impressive Soundstage and Clarity.

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    As an avid audiophile, I'm always on the lookout for speakers that not only deliver exceptional sound quality but also offer a captivating listening experience. The KEF Q150 bookshelf speaker certainly caught my attention, and after spending some quality time with it, I can confidently say that it exceeded my expectations in many ways. First and foremost, let's talk about the sound quality. The Q150 produces a remarkably clear and detailed sound that immediately draws you into the music. Whether you're listening to delicate classical compositions or bass-heavy electronic tracks, the speaker handles every genre with finesse. The Uni-Q driver array technology truly shines here, seamlessly integrating the tweeter and midrange driver to create a cohesive soundstage that's both expansive and immersive. I found myself rediscovering my favorite songs as the Q150 unveiled nuances and subtleties that I hadn't noticed before. Another aspect that impressed me is the speaker's imaging capabilities. The Q150 delivers a precise and accurate stereo image, allowing you to pinpoint the location of instruments and vocals with remarkable clarity. This is particularly evident in well-recorded tracks, where the speaker's ability to reproduce spatial cues adds a new dimension to the listening experience. Build quality is another area where the KEF Q150 excels. The cabinet feels solid and well-constructed, with minimal resonance even at higher volumes. The sleek and minimalist design is also a plus, making the speaker a stylish addition to any room without drawing too much attention to itself. In terms of connectivity options, the Q150 offers versatility with both traditional speaker wire connections spade, banana plug, and bare wire. This flexibility allows you to tailor the speaker's connection to suit your preferences and existing audio setup. While the KEF Q150 undoubtedly impressed me in many ways, it's not without its drawbacks. Some users may find the bass response to be slightly lacking, especially if they're accustomed to more powerful floor-standing speakers. However, this can be mitigated to some extent by positioning the speakers correctly and pairing them with a capable subwoofer if necessary. Alas the magnetic speaker grills unfortunately are a separate item and not included they currently sell for around $20.00 a piece. For the current sale price of $350.00 they should be included or the price of the Q150 should be dropped to $300.00. Overall, the KEF Q150 bookshelf speaker delivers an exceptional listening experience that punches well above its weight class. With its impressive soundstage, clarity, and build quality, it's a worthy investment for anyone looking to elevate their audio setup. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    KEF SPEAKERS

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I'm so happy with this product and the price. They hit so hard!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Speakers

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    Posted . Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Pretty awesome speakers. I had these for almost two years now and I have since upgraded to the LS50 Metas. The single driver just means you can sit anywhere and it will still sound amazing, which was especially convenient for my setup at the time. It goes on sale often, so I would recommend you buy it when its around 300 USD.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Best Buy Employee

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT SPEAKERS WORTH EVERY PENNY.

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great speakers over all honestly. I could’ve gone with the 6 1/5. But my place isn’t that big. That said even the 5 1/2 are crazy good. Amazing with music and great with movies. The best compliment I got so far is that when listening to music “you can actually understand what the artist is saying.” Keep in mind I’m using tidal and hard wiring my music. It’s so crisp and clear you can honestly hear the dialogue. And it does pretty good when it comes to high and lows. Now when it comes to movies I plan to use these as rear speakers in the future. I will admit when the action kicks in it does get loud. You can still hear the dialogue but I feel like a center channel will fix the little drowning I hear.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I got this for the sale price of $300. Paired it with a Cambridge AXR100 which is a 2-channel amp with 100w per channel and a sub out. Connected it to a powered sub and Oh boy it’s like a dream!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great surround sound speakers

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Purchased these as front speakers for our surround sound. They are clear and sound great playing music as well as tv audio. No they don’t sound like thousand dollar speakers but they are excellent sounding speakers for their price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Aesthetic and Sound

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    These bookshelves look great without compromising sound. The finish is slighty satin white and the enclosure is sturdy and heavy. The Uni-Q driver is supposed to output sound at the same level so you can hear the lows/mids/highs distributing evenly. The clarity for movies are quite good and not too bright. The drivers do have a decent amount of bass for their size but I paired it with the RSL 10S subwoofer to reach the lows for movies. Got these at a very good price (open-box) and very pleased!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Low cost. HiFi system

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Parallel comments comming from other rel Tzero mkIII white. All share togheter sound excellent in my opinion. Just pared with these Kef q150 and WiiM amp. The needed bass well complemented and the low power amp from wiim amp. Supported from subwoofer. The complete system really low cost. And I’m Complet satisfied. Compared with old school this new approaches sound good and all in white and silver. Still testing in different small rooms and knowing how system work in integration.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sounding speakers

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Insanely clear sound and dynamics. Finding new love for my music collection by pumping the songs through an Arcam amp and these awesome speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Music section

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I love it, it's an awesome speakers looks great sounds great. Playing my vinyl records on this speaker sounds like I am in the studio with the artist recording the music, that's how great it sounds.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Customer service

    Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    **avoid buying Open Box** and Best Buy

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The KEF q150 speakers are great, but don’t bother buying them from Best Buy - “Open Box”. I purchased them while they were on sale for $350 as they typically are, but Best Buy had them listed in ‘open box excellent condition’ (like new) for $250 so I bought them. Their website states these are Geek Squad checked and reset to factory condition and appear / function same as new. However, when I received them, they had scratches all over them, which would’ve put these under “Fair Condition” showing plenty signs of use. I contacted Best Buy to resolve the situation since the open-box prices were raised while mine were still in shipment, making the “Excellent Condition” pair now costing $331 while New cost $350. Of course, after speaking with numerous Best Buy customer service reps, their only answer was for me to return them and buy another set regardless of the fact that they now cost $80 more and I shouldn’t have to pay for their mistake. I was either sent the wrong grade box by mistake or Best Buy carelessly graded these wrong knowing the condition they were in and chose to mislead customers. The fact that Best Buy didn’t even offer to replace them at the same price point that I paid, less than 24hrs after I received them, due to their mistake, has completely soured my view of the company itself. Again, The KEF q150’s are excellent, especially at their sale price point… just buy them somewhere else.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Kef power!

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    Posted . Owned for 11 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I had originally purchased a kef kc62 and wanted a pair of speakers to compliment it. The q150s provide a taste of high quality audio at a reasonable price.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price
    Cons mentioned:
    Highs

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic for the price when on sale

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I picked these up based off recommendations online as a good pair of near field monitors. I had been using a pair of single driver, full range speakers and a 4.5wpc SET amp that sounded amazing, but was lean on the lows. This setup worked well for me for many years, but more recently as I updated my work setup I no longer had room for the rather large amp. I originally set out to buy a newer small class D amp and figured I'd upgrade my speakers while I was at it. The Kef Q150 are a fantastic value when on sale for $300, but there are better speakers I'd look for at their full price. Build quality is not as nice as my previous speakers (Tekton Design 4.5) or my main speakers downstairs, but they do sound pretty good. The uni drivers provide fantastic soundstage and they work well near field as not all speakers will. I've used these speakers with 3 different amps and only one was a poor combination. First up was my 4.5wpc SET amp which is just so musical, and a touch warm which is common with tubes. This was a great combo as it toned down the uptick these speakers have in the highs. Next, I tried a sub $200 Class D amp and the highs just sounded too shrill and led to listening fatigue so I next tried with a Rega IO class AB amp and this was the best of both. More power than my tube amp while still not sounding shrill in the highs. I know this amp costs more than the Q150 at full MSRP, but it is a good pairing. Overall I would recommend these to anyone that has space and wants a near field setup. I'm presently using these on some Kanto desktop stands with either my Oppo BDP-83SE universal disc player or my MacBook Pro as source (USB DAC) to a Rega IO integrated amp rated at 30wpc.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, higher-end speakers

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Bought these to utilize the ideal analog sound quality of vinyl. Amazing sound and bass. I only use them with the Pure Direct setting on my amp so can’t vouch for their sound on different settings.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Not loud but more than hifi

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    It’s audiophile speaker.. it’s good at even low frequencies but i recommend it with subwoofer.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than my Bose - Need Protective Grill

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    Posted . Owned for 5 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Nice bookshelf speakers. Sound way cleaner than my 8” Bose bookshelf although this speaker is a bit softer on the bass. I replaced my Bose with this using the same amplifier and you could definitely hear the difference. Beautiful speakers but beware, kids love to play with tweeters so make sure you buy speaker covers that are not included.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth everypenny

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Got these for half off ($300). They don’t sound anything like a $3000 speaker so get that out of your mind right now. The bass is present and the treble is very good. I got them cause it was a great deal and will use them for my Sirius in house setup. For that they are fine. They do sound fine the louder you play them. The bass comes on very goo and it just sounds much more than a tiny bookshelf speaker should. Get em half off and enjoy them in a lot of situations.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    KEF bookshelf speakers

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    Posted . Owned for 5 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great speakers with bass quality of much larger ones!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfectly balanced.

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Perfect for complementing a good tv. Better than even a good sound bar. Driving it with a NAD316. Tunable bass port helps balance the sound to your setup. Excellent buy especially for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Soundstage Access (GoodSound.com)Kevin East on April 15, 2018

    KEF Q150 Loudspeakers and Kube12b SubwooferDyed-in-the-wool, die-hard audiophiles tend to be lard butts. They glue themselves to the sweet spot and glory in the pinpoint accuracy of all that is hallowed in stereo recording. And well they should: the faithful reproduction of stereo

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