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KEF’s LSX II Wireless Speakers are Going Green

A little splash of color for the KEF LSX II Wireless Speakers? Olive green joins the list of available finish options.

KEF LSX II Wireless Speaker in olive green with plant

Olive green. And we think more loudspeaker manufacturers need to get on the color express in 2023. KEF just landed an EISA 2023-2024 Award for the LSX II in the wireless category and we couldn’t agree more.

You can read my detailed review here of these extremely well-designed desktop or bookshelf wireless loudspeakers; KEF has proven that it can deliver excellent wireless performance with all three of its models at very different price points that make sense for those looking to back away from traditional high-end systems with a rack filled with separates or those getting into better sound quality at home for the first time.

Are boring finishes finally becoming a thing of the past?

It’s been a huge issue for high-end loudspeaker manufacturers for many years; primarily because traditional audiophiles are older and focused on products that don’t take over a listening space with a splash of color. Yawn. Boring.

PSB, Sonus faber, Wilson Audio, Spatial Audio, MartinLogan, and KEF have also come to the realization that the market is trending younger and that traditional finishes feel rather dated.

When a very conservative company like PSB starts introducing loudspeakers like the Alpha IQ in Dutch Orange and Tangerine Yellow — you know someone in the marketing department had a conversation with the designers.

KEF LSX II Wireless Speaker Pair Front and Back in Olive Green

KEF is adding the olive green colorway for the LSX II and that makes a lot of sense.

The LSX II features a great visual design courtesy of Michael Young and the KEF Product Design Team.

$1,400 USD is a lot of money for a pair of wireless speakers, but when you consider everything that comes with the KEF LSX II and how easy it was to integrate the loudspeakers into our daily listening routine — the price doesn’t feel so outlandish.

KEF LSX II Wireless Speaker Pair in Olive Green on Bookshelf

Who should consider the KEF LSX II? 

The wireless loudspeaker category is getting crowded below $1,000 with some excellent options from Q AcousticsPSBKlipschFluance, and Audioengine

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When we look at the $1,000 to $2,000 range, there are a number of options from Naim and Sonus faber but they are lifestyle oriented products that don’t offer the same level of connectivity or performance.

The LSX II offer a better control app, superior industrial design, a wide range of connectivity options (both physical and wireless), and a better sonic experience that can be tailored to the setup location. 

KEF LSX II Wireless Speaker is now available in six colors
The KEF LSX II is now available in 6 different colors.

The growing list of streaming platforms that are supported only broadens the long-term appeal and there is no question that adding a KEF KC62 Subwoofer would take its performance to another level that most people would be happy with for many years to come.

Green with envy for those who already took the plunge? It’s not too late.

Where to buy: $1,399 $1,299/pair at Amazon | Crutchfield

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