I find it hard to say, to be honest, but they are very neutral on speech - to me one of the ultimate tests, along with the grand piano. If yours sound at all chesty or thick on spoken voice at natural levels (try live news from a BBC studio, say BBC Radio 4), then they’ll probably be fine on music but aren’t strictly as accurate.I'm aware the LS50 doesn't provide much in the way of lower bass but can you tell me if it has that punchy energy I am searching for? How does it sound with rolling kick drums for example? What amp do you have it paired with?
I’m not sure I know what rolling kick drums are, but if you can give me a musical example I can find it on Qobuz - as long it’s as not too obscure! I don’t own the KEFs any more, but only because I hadn’t the storage. Obviously my ATCs are better, but over four times the price. I could live with the KEFs though.
I used my integrated amp, a Primare I32, which is a 2x120 watt 8 ohm design, tested at 160wpc plus. (In this pic it’s in the middle, with the Rega phono stage on top)