Failed to Impress
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
These really aren't the sonic marvels I was led to believe they would be. Granted, I'm streaming Tidal through a Naim amp, so the signal may not be the best. But there is no mistaking that the LS50s are limited bookshelf speakers. When playing jazz or something like In the Waiting Line by Zero 7, they sound ok, but try to play any kind of rock and the tinny mids and weak bass really sound like a transistor radio. If the Uni-Q technology of LS50s is the same as their high end Blade speakers, then I would definitely spend 30 grand on something else. Doubt I'll be using Crutchfield again either. Having to ship back everything in EXACTLY the same packaging it came in is a total PAIN. For example, the speaker stands came in a flat box that I needed to tear apart. If I had gone to the store down the street, returns would be a snap.
Pros: Sounds ok with certain types of music - ie. jazz and techno.
Cons: Sounds like a transistor radio with any kind of rock, as mids are tinny and bass is weak.