Free Muo Bluetooth speaker with purchase of KEF LSX speakers £999 at KEF Audio
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Free Muo Bluetooth speaker with purchase of KEF LSX speakers £999 at KEF Audio

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Expires on 30/06/2020Posted 8th Apr
The award winning KEF LSX system-in-a-speaker now come with a free Bluetooth speaker.

I love my LSXs, purchased around Black Friday and in use every day.
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ANG9408/04/2020 13:26

Audio with Bluetooth 5 is way better.


Bluetooth 4.2 can handle 3Mbps, version 5 can handle 6Mbps. So both Bluetooth 4.2 and 5 can handle the highest quality wireless audio available, and with plenty of room to spare. This means that unless a higher-quality codec is developed, it doesn't matter how much better or faster the Bluetooth versions get: Your music isn't going to sound any better! The current codecs keep the music files small enough that the extra bandwidth really doesn't matter.

So no, Bluetooth 5 won't make your music sound better. Bluetooth 5's audio quality isn't any better, because it uses the same codecs as older versions of Bluetooth.
Just my two cents; they aren't Bluetooth speakers per say, they're just speakers that they've added Bluetooth to incase anyone wants to quickly connect I suppose. I use them connected to my TV via optical and then for music I use Spotify Connect mainly (WiFi). I've also got deezer at the moment but the app isn't as good and I don't notice a massive difference in quality (if at all), these do a good job at making any music sound good. Not sure how they compare to others in this category or even cheaper options as I never auditioned any, just loved the style and got a good deal and wouldn't swap them.
Edited by: "IanFTW" 8th Apr
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£1000 speakers with Bluetooth 4.2? That's... something
These were always for 999, isn’t it?
PurpleRain2108/04/2020 12:52

These were always for 999, isn’t it?


Yes but the deal includes a Muo for free, for a limited time.
ANG9408/04/2020 12:51

£1000 speakers with Bluetooth 4.2? That's... something


Who on earth would use Bluetooth to stream audio to £1000 speakers anyway?
jake_mike08/04/2020 13:22

Who on earth would use Bluetooth to stream audio to £1000 speakers anyway? …Who on earth would use Bluetooth to stream audio to £1000 speakers anyway?


Probably anyone with a £1000 iPhone...
winchman08/04/2020 13:24

Probably anyone with a £1000 iPhone...

You would use your £1000 iPhone to stream over Bluetooth (lossy compression) instead of AirPlay 2 (lossless compression)?
Edited by: "jake_mike" 8th Apr
jake_mike08/04/2020 13:22

Who on earth would use Bluetooth to stream audio to £1000 speakers anyway? …Who on earth would use Bluetooth to stream audio to £1000 speakers anyway?


Audio with Bluetooth 5 is way better.
ANG9408/04/2020 13:26

Audio with Bluetooth 5 is way better.


Bluetooth 4.2 can handle 3Mbps, version 5 can handle 6Mbps. So both Bluetooth 4.2 and 5 can handle the highest quality wireless audio available, and with plenty of room to spare. This means that unless a higher-quality codec is developed, it doesn't matter how much better or faster the Bluetooth versions get: Your music isn't going to sound any better! The current codecs keep the music files small enough that the extra bandwidth really doesn't matter.

So no, Bluetooth 5 won't make your music sound better. Bluetooth 5's audio quality isn't any better, because it uses the same codecs as older versions of Bluetooth.
jake_mike08/04/2020 13:31

Bluetooth 4.2 can handle 3Mbps, version 5 can handle 6Mbps. So both …Bluetooth 4.2 can handle 3Mbps, version 5 can handle 6Mbps. So both Bluetooth 4.2 and 5 can handle the highest quality wireless audio available, and with plenty of room to spare. This means that unless a higher-quality codec is developed, it doesn't matter how much better or faster the Bluetooth versions get: Your music isn't going to sound any better! The current codecs keep the music files small enough that the extra bandwidth really doesn't matter. So no, Bluetooth 5 won't make your music sound better. Bluetooth 5's audio quality isn't any better, because it uses the same codecs as older versions of Bluetooth.


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Thanks. Bought some for the garage.
MrWang08/04/2020 13:54

Thanks. Bought some for the garage.


Ouch £1000 for a pair of BT speakers! I’m fine with my Megaboom at £60, I may even buy another!
Edited by: "indywooda" 8th Apr
jake_mike08/04/2020 13:26

You would use your £1000 iPhone to stream over Bluetooth (lossy …You would use your £1000 iPhone to stream over Bluetooth (lossy compression) instead of AirPlay 2 (lossless compression)?


Most iPhone owners probably never heard of Airplay 2..
Just my two cents; they aren't Bluetooth speakers per say, they're just speakers that they've added Bluetooth to incase anyone wants to quickly connect I suppose. I use them connected to my TV via optical and then for music I use Spotify Connect mainly (WiFi). I've also got deezer at the moment but the app isn't as good and I don't notice a massive difference in quality (if at all), these do a good job at making any music sound good. Not sure how they compare to others in this category or even cheaper options as I never auditioned any, just loved the style and got a good deal and wouldn't swap them.
Edited by: "IanFTW" 8th Apr
The wife has just changed all the cushions in the front room to Green, so I could buy these and say I got them to go with the cushions?
jake_mike08/04/2020 13:22

Who on earth would use Bluetooth to stream audio to £1000 speakers anyway? …Who on earth would use Bluetooth to stream audio to £1000 speakers anyway?


Most people that want to stream wirelessly should probably use the KEF apps to get the highest audio quality for the LSX, as that can be done over Wi-Fi rather than Bluetooth. Or if people have Spotify, they can use Spotify Connect which should provide a better user experience
ANG9408/04/2020 13:47

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Bluetooth 5.0 doesn't provide better audio quality than Bluetooth 4.2, and even if it does the difference would be virtually imperceptible.
If tannoy did this....
Not a great deal unless you really need the freebie.

The speakers themselves are exceptional. Can't really compare them to anything else on the market
I've had a pair of these for about 10 months. Superb and worth every penny. Obviously people who don't have a clue what they are on about will say otherwise :-)
The Kefs are nice speakers, shame you need to run a power cable to each speaker and when you want the high end audio you need Ethernet connection between them. Sound stage is very good but you need the space for them. I went with Naim at the end as I already had Naim kit and got a Mu-so and recently in the sale a Qb. Nice units and the integrations are great. I do like the additional sound tuning you have re placement with the Kef speakers. Do listen to each first though.
Cute looking
To the sound quality these does have astonishing sound, specially when played lossless/FLAC tracks (HD Audio).
These are pure wireless high end stereo pair, no way these can be compared with likes of boom box, even Bose etc..
Got the pair and it creates great sound stage..
But as a deal i would like to be given discount of £100 instead of throwing free Muo Sound sound speaker..
Edited by: "PurpleRain21" 9th Apr
Holgmaster08/04/2020 22:35

The Kefs are nice speakers, shame you need to run a power cable to each …The Kefs are nice speakers, shame you need to run a power cable to each speaker and when you want the high end audio you need Ethernet connection between them. Sound stage is very good but you need the space for them. I went with Naim at the end as I already had Naim kit and got a Mu-so and recently in the sale a Qb. Nice units and the integrations are great. I do like the additional sound tuning you have re placement with the Kef speakers. Do listen to each first though.


I think you may be getting these mixed up with the LS50 which are the LSX’s big brothers. The LSX are perfect for small space near field listening.
PurpleRain2109/04/2020 01:19

To the sound quality these does have astonishing sound, specially when …To the sound quality these does have astonishing sound, specially when played lossless/FLAC tracks (HD Audio).These are pure wireless high end stereo pair, no way these can be compared with likes of boom box, even Bose etc..Got the pair and it creates great sound stage..But as a deal i would like to be given discount of £100 instead of throwing free Muo Sound sound speaker..


Mainly listen to mine via Toslink through a Soundblaster AE-5 I never use the KEF streaming app. Handy to use via wireless or Bluetooth when needed.
jake_mike08/04/2020 13:31

Bluetooth 4.2 can handle 3Mbps, version 5 can handle 6Mbps. So both …Bluetooth 4.2 can handle 3Mbps, version 5 can handle 6Mbps. So both Bluetooth 4.2 and 5 can handle the highest quality wireless audio available, and with plenty of room to spare. This means that unless a higher-quality codec is developed, it doesn't matter how much better or faster the Bluetooth versions get: Your music isn't going to sound any better! The current codecs keep the music files small enough that the extra bandwidth really doesn't matter. So no, Bluetooth 5 won't make your music sound better. Bluetooth 5's audio quality isn't any better, because it uses the same codecs as older versions of Bluetooth.


It doesn't matter as the audio will be converted using one of the Bluetooth codecs like ldac and compressed anyway so you'll always hear a compressed stream but I've would assume that later Bluetooth version might have made some improvements in the codecs.
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