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8 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of KEF Q 1. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 53/100 and experts rate this product 80/100.

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Consumer review by: slobberbubbles (



Got these cheap off of ebay for around $160. Read reviews ( what few I could find) and decided I'd give 'em a try. I was shocked. I have had quite a few well regarded speakers through the years including the well regarded Energy Connoisseur C3...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Nola (



I gave the Q1 3 stars not because it is a bad speaker. It isn't. But I feel that you can do better even in this price range. What's immediate upon first listen is that this is definitely a warm speaker with great detail in the mids. Vocals really...

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Sharas (



I just bought them. Well... they sound absolutely fantastique and magnifique.

Clear sound. Good frequency proportions, clear midles, bass is deep enough, for small room atleast

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: Prune_Phace (



Didn't like these much.Had them for a week.I found them quite edgy and bright sounding with small soundstage.Start screaming when turned up loud.Much of the problem was because of the evil metal dome tweeter.I've never heard a metal dome tweeter...

Not bad bass

Metal dome tweeter from Hell

Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: jbenjamin (



I chose the KEF brand because I had listened to their Reference series from a cousin. The KEF Q1's, a couple levels below the reference, did not, at first, impress me very much. I bought them to replace my aging Allison's that had blown a woofer. These...

Strong midrange, excellent imaging, articulate & clean bass, good detail (depending on equipment of course). Bi-wire capablity

Bass could be deeper but this is not the speakers fault; I have a 12" JL Audio subwoofer in my car! Harshness with rock music; I listen to alot of vocals, Jazz, however. The grilles which when on hinder the clarity

Feb, 2004

Product Specifications


Active / Passive Speakers:Passive
Signal Connection:Wired


Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
HDMI:Not Applicable
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

Number of Speakers:Not Applicable
Sound Projector: No
Soundbar: No
Speaker Type:Front / Stereo
System Type:Single Component