As the KEF LS50 Metas have won our prestigious Product of the Year Award in the standmounter category three years on the trot, it's safe to say that they are a pretty special pair of speakers. And now they have a pretty special price attached to them.
For Black Friday, Amazon and Sevenoaks dropped the KEFs to £899 – a £300 saving on the original RRP (opens in new tab), and £100 less than the previous best price we have seen - and the deal looks set to hang around for Cyber Monday too. That is worth shouting about in itself, but Sevenoaks has gone the extra mile to make this deal utterly irresistible by adding in two freebies worth £190: a pair of Sennheiser CX True Wireless earbuds and a 2m QED XT25 speaker cable. Wowzas.
- See our live blog of the best Black Friday hi-fi deals
KEF LS50 Meta
£1100 £899 at Sevenoaks (save £301) (opens in new tab) + FREE KIT WORTH £190
KEF has taken an excellent speaker and made it even better with its innovative Metamaterial tech. The LS50 Meta are now the class leader at this level, with exceptional sonic transparency and a hugely subtle and precise presentation. Three-time Product of the Year winners in the What Hi-Fi?Awards' standmount speaker category (see our review here).
We’ve always loved KEF’s iconic LS50 bookshelf speakers, with their innate transparency and extensive but focused stereo image. So when the company released a new version of these award-winning stand mounters in 2020, we were happy to discover that an already excellent speaker had been made even better.
Indeed, the company’s engineers took a fresh look at the LS50 design and thoroughly re-worked the Uni-Q driver array while also adding something new in the form of Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT). And the result is spectacular.
While the essential sonic character is instantly familiar, the KEF LS50 Meta have a level of clarity and finesse the originals only hinted at. They sound cleaner and more sophisticated than their predecessors, particularly at higher frequencies where their insight, delicacy and top-end refinement are superb.
They deliver music with a good degree of authority and large-scale dynamics are handled extremely well – there’s an impressive amount of muscle for a speaker of this size.
If you're looking for a new pair of standmount speakers and your budget can stretch to the KEFs, they really are the best performers you'll find for the money. Really, the discount and freebies are just a (very good) bonus.
Read the full KEF LS50 Meta review
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More Cyber Monday deals
- Amazon: big savings on beer, wine and spirits (opens in new tab)
- Argos deals: save on Toshiba TVs, Google phones, Xbox Series S (opens in new tab)
- Currys deals: 6 months of Apple TV+ with every purchase (opens in new tab)
- eBay: up to 50% off with refurbished tech (opens in new tab)
- John Lewis deals: save up to £450 on TVs, and more (opens in new tab)
- Lego Store: save up to 40% on toy sets (opens in new tab)
- Peter Tyson: free soundbar when you buy selected Samsung TVs (opens in new tab)
- Richer Sounds deals: 'lowest price ever' on selected hi-fi/AV products (opens in new tab)
- Ring doorbell: was £89 now £60 at Argos (save £29) (opens in new tab)
- Sevenoaks Sound & Vision: cheapest prices on LG OLED TVs (opens in new tab)
- Sky TV: lowest ever price on Sky Glass deals (opens in new tab)
- Sonos: save 20% on Arc, Bxeam, One, Roam and more (opens in new tab)
Best Cyber Monday Deals
- AirPods Pro was
£249now £184 at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
- Amazon Fire TV Stick: was
£29.99now £17.99 at Argos (opens in new tab)
- Audioquest DragonFly USB DAC was
£299now £199 at Sevenoaks (opens in new tab)
- Batteries: save £5 on Duracell Plus AA batteries (opens in new tab)
- B&W speakers: save up to £400 at Sevenoaks Sound and Vision (opens in new tab)
- Bose QuietComfort Earbuds was
£250now £139 at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
- Cambridge CXA81 amplifier was
£1099now £999 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
- ELAC speakers was
£250now £229 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
- Echo Dot (3rd Gen) was
£40now £17 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
- Fire TV Stick: was
£29.99now £17.99 at Argos (opens in new tab)
- Grado SR80x was
£129now £99 at Richer Sounds (opens in new tab)
- KEF LS50 Meta was
£1100£899 + free kit at Sevenoaks (opens in new tab)
- LG C2 OLED 42-inch: was
£1399now £749 at Sevenoaks (opens in new tab)
- Nintendo Switch: all games under £20 (opens in new tab)
- PS5 deals: we round-up the best PS5 deals
- Samsung Dolby Atmos soundbar was
£529now £377 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
- Sony WF-1000XM4 was
£250now £159 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
- Sony WH-1000XM5 was
£380now £290 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
- Sony XR-55A80J 2021 OLED TV was
£1899now £998 at Amazon (opens in new tab)