In this review, we will be comparing two different type of speakers by KEF. KEF LS60 Wireless is a Floor-standing speaker whereas the LS50 Wireless II is a Bookshelf speaker.
Let's have a brief look at the main features
of KEF LS60 Wireless and KEF LS50 Wireless II first before getting into our more
LS60 Wireless and LS50 Wireless II are members of KEF's LS series of speakers. Below you can find the loudspeakers from this series.
In the following sections, we will get into details in order to better understand how KEF LS60 Wireless and KEF LS50 Wireless II compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one of these loudspeakers is the better choice for you.
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One of the fundamental differences between these two speakers is that LS60 Wireless is a 3-way design whereas the LS50 Wireless II is a 2-way speaker. 3-way designs utilize a midrange driver in addition to the tweeter and woofer on 2-way designs. Designing a crossover for a 3-way speaker is a complicated process and generally increases the overall cost of the speaker. LS60 Wireless features a 0.75" Aluminum aluminum dome Tweeter , a 4" Midrange and 4 x 5.25" Uni-Core force-cancelling Woofer . On the other hand, LS50 Wireless II features a 1" Aluminum Hard-Dome Tweeter and 1 x 5.25" Aluminum Woofer .
LS60 Wireless has a frequency range of 31-24k Hz whereas LS50 Wireless II has a frequency range of 45-28k Hz. With a minimum frequency of 31Hz, the LS60 Wireless can go significantly deeper on the low side and provide stronger bass compared to the LS50 Wireless II's min frequency of 45Hz.
Below graphs depict how these two speakers compare with the max, min and average values of the Min and Max Frequencies of other speakers under Floor-standing class in our database.
None of these speakers achieves full range experience which is commonly agreed as 20Hz-20kHz. In order to achieve lower lows / deeper bass, we recommend you to pair these with a subwoofer.Visit our Powered Subwoofers section to find out more about the available options.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
Both LS60 Wireless and LS50 Wireless II have rear firing ports. Rear ported speakers generally need more room between the backside of the speaker and the wall compared to sealed and front/bottom ported speakers. Placing too close to the walls may cause the bass to sound boomy.
Size of a speaker can sometimes become an important decision factor due to space constraints or in some cases purely for esthetic reasons. In this section, we are going to compare KEF LS60 Wireless's and KEF LS50 Wireless II's external dimensions. KEF LS60 Wireless has external dimensions of 1090.0 x 212.0 x 394.0mm ( 42.9 x 8.3 x 15.5inch) whereas KEF LS50 Wireless II has external dimensions of 277.8 x 200.0 x 322.3mm ( 10.9375 x 7.875 x 12.6875inch) .
KEF LS60 Wireless is clearly the larger of the two speakers. Its body is 12mm wider, 812.2mm taller and 71.7mm deeper than KEF LS50 Wireless II.
Below you can see the front view size comparison of KEF LS60 Wireless and KEF LS50 Wireless II in scale.
Base Surface Area Comparison
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base surface area of the KEF LS60 Wireless is approximately 835.3cm2 / 129.5inch2 and base area of the KEF LS50 Wireless II is approximately 644.6cm2 / 99.9inch2. The LS60 Wireless requires 30% more surface area than the LS50 Wireless II which gives it a small disadvantage on placement in tight spaces.
What's in the Box of KEF LS60 Wireless?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of LS60 Wireless:
2 Wireless Speakers Power Cords Interspeaker CableRemote ControlOptional Floor SpikesQuick Start GuideWarranty and Safety Documents
What's in the Box of KEF LS50 Wireless II?
Here are the items that come with the LS50 Wireless II:
2 Wireless powered speakersTwo 6.5-feet AC power cords10-feet Cat-6 interconnect speaker cableRemote control2 AAA batteries Quick Start Guide Important Safety Information Warranty Information