KEF Muo Review – Tiny Size, Large Price

The KEF Muo is compact enough that it can fit inside a handbag without any problem. It is even small enough that it can fit inside a small pocket within a rucksack. However, what’s not dinky about this unit is its price tag. It is placed in the top-end of the price spectrum which means that it may not be readily available for everyone. But how come something so small can be so expensive? For the money, you can get your hands on a seriously good portable wireless speaker.

KEF Muo Review - Tiny Size, Large Price

The KEF Muo is a Wireless Speaker That is Worth the Expensive Price Tag

The KEF Muo is placed in a price tag that is already similar to what you can get with a soundbar for an iPad despite it having a size wherein you can easily hold it with one hand. Looking at it online or through pictures alone, you may already be thrown off as soon as you take a good look at its price. However, online photos do not do the unit’s body any real justice.

Its body is made out of a single piece of metal, in which the only separate parts are the end caps. It is largely made out of top-grade aluminum with the end caps being made with light, rubberized plastics. For its build quality and design, it is far more premium-looking than the Bose SoundLink Mini II or the Beats Pill. It is a bit larger than its rivals as well, but only slightly.

The Muo encases the same-sized drivers as the ones found in the larger B7W T7. Therefore, it is built around 50-millimeter drivers and this is perhaps the speaker’s most interesting feature. These UniQ drivers are found within the same family as larger speakers. Therefore, it is with that information alone that you are going to get pretty powerful audio performance from a speaker of its size.

As for audio quality, the mid-range and treble detail definitely outclasses any other speaker of its size. It even manages this with only two 50-millimeter driver along with a passive radiator. Since the drivers are quite large for its diminutive size, it can play at loud volumes. It’s so loud that it makes the SoundLink Mini II more like a tame kitten to this roaring lion.

The mids and vocals are pronounced powerfully, but the overall audio performance does not sound as “full” as what you’ve intended it to be. Sound comes out a lot less thick, and some tracks it even sounds less cohesive.

With the KEF Muo, it brings a new standard for the quality of sound being delivered from such a compact speaker. It does have a hefty price tag, but this is the type of device for those who truly appreciate texture and clarity in their music.


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