Before that, there was the Q100 and Q300. They are just too big, and the soundstage does get a bit ruined if you're that close. A revamp of the original Q100, the Q150 delivery HiFi sound, that most music lovers can afford. The Q150s are no different. This subreddit is for the budget minded audiophile that wants to grow out of soundbars, boomboxes, portable bluetooth and lifestyle speakers, and PC branded audio solutions. They’re not fantastic, but not terrible either. Their frequency response seemed the most neutral of the three, and reproduction was clean and relaxed. They look just plain white most of the time, but when the light hits them just right, they have this really cool stripey pattern (yes I know stripey isn’t a word). I don't think that they scale extremely well though. It's a very weird one. I've got a Marantz PM-11S2 which is probably a better reference amplifier, since it is very clean and clinical. I wouldn’t recommend it if you can avoid it. Desktop, I think these would be fantastic. Also of note, they come with port plugs in case you want to plug that up. We focus on education, discussion, and sharing of entry and mid level separate & multi component audio systems. I stream to it via Chromecast Audio using the optical port, which is why I use it. I can’t think of a better desktop speaker besides the LS50. Got to wonder what else I'm missing out on but my wallet won't let me find out for now. Size may be a problem for some people. on stands next to the desk? If I did the review with an SMSL it would have been a bit different. KEF seems to generally design their speakers with off-axis listening in mind, and perhaps even as the priority, based on my inquiries. It adds just a bit of warmth. Even the hand moving up and down the strings sounds like it is happening in real life. The bass can shake the room. I think it would be a good idea to get a pair of these and a sub, and sometime down the line slide these to the sides and replace them with LS50s, because those get louder easier (perks of not having any bass I guess). The Q150s actually have a good amount of bass and good extension. But they were shaking the entire room when given a song with some bass. I have them a few feet from the wall, and sound comes from everywhere beyond the speakers, as if the wall opens up to a stage. Possibly a good idea if you’re on a desk. This led to several days of reading reviews, conjecture, and watching numerous YouTube videos in a quest to determine if paying twice as much would net me any benefit. Build quality is befitting that of £600 speakers. With the SMSL, it kinda mashed everything together. Also, I’m using the Hegel H160 amplifier for this. When listening to busier songs, nothing felt significantly more emphasized than anything else. I don’t know why reviews of these are so sparse. I don't really know if I should because the new $2400 price tag is out of reach of a lot of the people around here. Another song with good male vocals is “Vanishing Act” by Lou Reed. Great stuff! Continuing with weight and texture, bass guitar is surprisingly good from a speaker with a woofer of this size. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the BudgetAudiophile community. with stock tubes. These are available while supplies last and are only valid on new purchases. You should watch this video by Stereophile. Also, I haven't heard the Q350, but I've got a hunch that it actually is a worse speaker than the Q150. I am partial to Kef however. Her voice sounds like it is really is in the room with me. which stands ? Also, get a good sub. I also make sure that I listen to them with worse components, just to see how they are. Not like they sound hollow with the KEFs, but if you listen to a ton of jazz, you might want something with a bit of boosted bass. I read a review saying that the cousin Q350 doesn't perform best at a low volume. There is still no such thing as a free lunch. One song that I like to listen to on speakers with metal tweeters is “Someone Tell The Boys” by Samia. I also just purchased a Bic F12 sub. Pioneer SC 67 running one pair of KEF Q150. Like it a lot. Listening to “Theme From New York, New York” by Frank Sinatra, it’s easy to tell exactly where is voice is coming from, and where every instrument is coming from. The main difference is the materials. I’ve had a fun time reviewing these speakers. I listen in a pretty small room, and they can really shake the entire room. What about this amp? They’re absolutely fantastic. It sounds like a person singing, rather than just a voice in front of me. Apart from the logo at the top, the fascia is completely devoid of anything to distract you from the main event: the latest generation of KEF’s iconic Uni-Q driver. Vocals are realistic. Thanks for all the advices in this sub in regards to the KEF. Feb 27, 2019 #1 A friend told me that he thought he may have blown his speaker. And I felt like I was getting kicked in the chest when something thumpy came on. Not what you want. It doesn’t stop them from being awesome though. I have no problem recommending them to people at $550. It really is special. This is not the case with these. This is a weird thing to mention, because this most likely won’t be a problem for most people. Guest rm: KEF iQ10 on stands, Bluesound Vault 2 streamer, Denon AVR-1912. I’ve mentioned with some speakers that the amp really matters. Here’s what they look like in my room. I need to decide between B&W 607, KEF Q150 and Klipsch RP-500M. The bass on these is impressive, if I haven’t mentioned that before. So, when KEF tempted us with a KEF Q150 review, the smallest and most affordable speakers in its revamped Q series, we took the bait. The Q250C centre channel speaker features the KEF signature Uni-Q driver array, and without a rear port it can be placed inside a cabinet with ease, creating precise, captivating dialogue. They don’t have a ton of bass. Probably Klipsch RP600M (or even R-51M). i’ve seen a few nice kanto ones. That’s where KEF’s Q150 Bookshelf Speakers come in. You'd need a good amp to make them fill a larger room. Large room not good. I have the Emotiva BasX A-100 and it is very well built for the price, looks amazing, and sounds even better. I have the white ones and they're beautiful. So, if you've got the option between the Q350 and the Q150, I would probably go with the Q150. For example, the Klipsch R-51M sound like a completely different speaker when driven with the SMSL vs the Hegel that I have. Lovely sound. As on most of KEF’s speakers you will find their renowned Uni-Q driver handling the highs and mids of the Q550 – in this case a 5.25 inch coaxial midrange/tweeter. It pairs extremely well with the KEFs. Um, I don't know if there's anything that I missed. Actually, I had these at my desk for a while and it was fantastic. I’m glad that I did. Bought them right away. The coaxial makes these perfect for a desktop. It probably isn't the best reference, but I'm okay with that. I don't use subwoofers in my listening setup, because every pair of speakers gets low enough to make me happy. Magnetic grilles sold separately. And they actually did! With these, not at all. Either way will get you good results, but the first way will give you much better speakers and you can upgrade the amp later. Get a good amp. It seems to pair well with KEF. The Jet Song from the original recording of West Side Story has fantastic dynamics. What looks like a … I only include stuff that I am familiar with. also any amp/receiver recommendations under $250? I mentioned on that Samia song that her voice doesn’t hurt, and it doesn’t. Bass is very clean and strong and actually gets very low. I feel as though I’m sitting in a huge room with a performance happening in front of me, rather than just a small room with a pair of speakers. Fantastic at low volume. After they made the LS50, they made the Q150 and Q350. The top end is slightly tipped up, but not enough to hurt your ears. Well, there is an immense amount of detail up top from that excellent tweeter. With the NAD, each instrument has space around it, and is completely separated from the instrument next to it. Bought these because of the sale and what I had read.. now I know what a soundstage is. Just don’t let anyone smash them in and you’ll be very happy. Cookies help us deliver our Services. I should he more clear. Well, again, like a few feet behind the speakers, but right there. I already own a pair of Elac Debut B6.2 that I got for $160. The piano is very subtle, but comes through with extremely good clarity. It opened up the entire soundstage, and made everything extremely clear and airy. edited 1 year ago. I mean, the LS50 is a flagship model, and the Q350 is just a model in their lowest line. Anyways, if you’re on an extreme budget, go with a cheap amp, but be prepared to upgrade it in the future. Someone has linked to this thread from another place on reddit: If you follow any of the above links, please respect the rules of reddit and don't vote in the other threads. The midrange is fantastic. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Dynamics are okay, but not great. When asked how the Q150 compares to the LS50, he says “it’s very similar”. However, the speakers perform well and you can always upgrade the amp. For example, these KEFs have a 5" woofer with a big hole in the middle of it. Like, a half an inch deeper. I bought these speakers. Phenomenal is the answer, but the bass response really shows on this song. Gone is the strip of chrome across the front baffle, as well as any holes for attaching the grilles (which now snap on magnetically). KEF Q150: These were my favorite and his favorite. These were created after the LS50. It fills the room evenly, as if a piano is in the room. LS50 comparisons (not something everybody can do), Unfortunately I'm downvoting you anyway because you have me wanting a pair. These things have slam. FWIW I use a tube cube 7 with the Q100s on a desktop and it’s a great combination. The bass clarity on the Q150 is better than the clarity on those subs, and you’ll be able to tell exactly where the speakers roll off and where the sub comes in. The KEF Q150's are on sale for $280 refurbished and certified by KEF. Loved having my q150s on my desk on a pair of Kanto stands powered by a smsl-ad18 and it was great. So, what does this all mean? I have not heard them, but suggest that these might be good choice of subject for a future review, to find out if these are worthwhile entry level. I’m using them on the same stands I use for everything else, and they feel a bit low for my taste. We discussed how massive the soundstage is before. “Baby Mine” by Bonnie Raitt is an astonishing piece, and these leave no piece of it out. I have a Maverick Audio D1 Plus that I'll sue foe the USB input from my computer. I will use them for: - Listening to music: metal and rock primarily - Watching movies: any genre … There's an interview with the designer where he states that with the Q150, they would set it up next to the LS50 and listen for differences, and then fix the Q150. With an SMSL SA50, the instruments ran together a bit. Look at the specs of the Q150 and the Q350. I'm glad you liked the usage scenarios. The software that we use to run our analyse is also used to power eighty-five percent of the world's supercomputers. KEF Q150 has a current market retail price of $299/pair. Let’s talk about some specifics. I'm a bot, bleep, bloop. They had to redesign everything, and I don't think they did as well with that as they did with the LS50. Anyways, I like the Hegel. Volume could be an issue. While it does get deep and is well defined, you can’t crank it up. They seem to have some bracing inside. If you want to get extremely loud speakers for your movie theater, probably not these. Any thoughts for something in this $200-300 price range? Feb 2, 2020 #1 Hi and thanks in advance. I purchased them myself. One last bit about weight and texture, and bass guitar. There is a conversation that happens right in the middle between a few characters. I do, however, realize that speakers make the biggest difference. Fantastic review. Compact two-and-a-half-way floorstander The Q550 2.5-way is far more capable than its compact size might suggest, delivering wide bandwidth and full scale with ease. So that goes back to what I mentioned earlier this paragraph, where I would rather people get a $550 speaker and cheaper amp and plan to upgrade it. I don't want to talk about how they sound with orchestral music because I don't listen to that and I think it would be unfair. The Hegel adds a bit of warmth. The centerpiece of the KEF Q150s are the Uni-Q Driver Array, which is borrowed KEF’s much more expensive Blaze speakers. Despite being a little older, the R100s are just as shiny and attractive as any of the newcomers. We've compiled a list of the Best Kef Q100 Vs Q150 of 2019 to buy, including Top (Highest) Rated Kef Q100 Vs Q150 Reviews on Amazon.com, eBay, Walmart, Best Buy, Reddit. The singer is yelling at some points. It has space around it and seems to be coming from a real person instead of speakers. What does that mean? This is just a hunch. That RATTLE IN MY HOUSE is a problem. I tried to list a good variety of songs so that hopefully everyone can connect with at least one of them. I've been debating doing a review of the BMRs. He has a bit of a chesty voice, especially at the end of sentences where he trails off a bit, and these speakers capture that extremely well. I actually really like these with the NAD D3020. The key here is to get them away from the wall. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. I am using it for my Polk S15 on my desktop and I couldn’t be happier. on the desk? Now they're $2400, and dang are they good for that price. He also says “we can put them next to each other in the listening room and see how close we can get”. Just be warned that you may need slightly taller stands than normal because the tweeter isn’t at the top of the speakers. and what would be the best way to use them? These throw a massive soundtage. They are like 85db. If you need a desktop setup, get these. I was looking at getting this. Small rooms would be filled very well by these speakers. KEF's Uni-Q driver array plus Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) port tech equals high resolution and big sound. Thread starter Javism1; Start date Feb 2, 2020; Tags between bowers & wilkins (b&w) decide kef klipsch; J. Javism1 Novice Member. They might just need an amp that will allow their speakers to perform. “My Melancholy Blues” by Queen has really well recorded bass guitar, and these show it off very well. Did you play around with having the port plugs in? Home Theatre: Marantz SR6014 | KEF Q750 Front L/R | KEF Q650c Centre | KEF Q150 Surround L/R | HSU ULS-15 MK2 Subwoofer | Sony XBR55X900E | PS4 Pro | Xbox One S | Nintendo Switch Music: Cambridge Audio AXR100 | Cambridge Audio AXC35 | Fluance RT85 | Ortofon 2M Blue | Neat Motive 3 . If you think you might be sensitive to that, don’t get these. The drums in “Jazz Variants” by O-Zone Percussion Group can easily make these shake the room. Hmm I'm not sure with stuff in that price range. So, everything I’ve said is fantastic, right? If you can bump your budget up a bit, there's a Yamaha receiver as well as the NAD C316BEE. Each of your reviews is better than the last. In case you’re wondering, they’re about the same size as the LS50. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076P2VS9H/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_IW98FbNCK821A?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1. Jazz music is okay. The black ones are on sale but I waited a few days just in case the white ones went on sale too. Most likely the DAC 3B from Benchmark, but I'm not sure yet. You'll notice that the port is on the back and the Uni-Q is in the middle, much like the LS50. So Kef Q150 tends to get more favorable ⭐ reviews than Kef Q100, as seen on the chart below. That is a very good little amp. That being said, they would get the best review that I can possibly give. The bass drum feels like someone is hitting me in the chest. I had the opportunity to listen to the 590 and I absolutely loved that as well. I haven't heard the Q350s, but I have a hunch that the Q150s are better. Really a fantastic speaker all around. However, just like a lot of metal tweeters, they can bother a lot of people. KEF R500 L-R, R200c, R100 (walnut), SVS SB2000 sub. I have the kef q150s on my desk paired with Sony dh190 receiver. Home theater use in a smaller room would be good. Now, I’m not being fooled that a piano is in here, but they do a pretty darn good job. I actually think home theater in a small room would be really nice. The LS50s are clearly made to be paired with a sub. After the Q100 and Q300, KEF spent years researching and developing the LS50. Press J to jump to the feed. If I start a Spotify connect session and play something to them, after around 30 seconds it just stops until I … With dynamic speakers, each of these events is a different volume. One thing that I think these speakers do very well is male vocals. It doesn’t bother me, but I can tell that it would bother some people. The piano is also very clear. Perhaps the product cost reductions that enabled the low pricing might also be excessivley degrading the resulting performance, or maybe not. What is the Best Affordable, Best … Once again, I've read quite a few reviews where they don't mention that, and I'm left thinking "okay do I want these for my desk or for my TV setup?" To be honest I prefer the sound of Q150/Q350 over both LS50's. The larger driver of the Q350 in a larger cabinet should be able to hit lower. also how do you think the smsl sa300 would work with them? We kept these. The LS50 comparison is actually something I was toying with for a while. How do they affect the sound? The KEF Q350 is available now for $650 or £529 for a pair. KEF Q150 total blowout (literally) Hide sidebar Show sidebar Thread starter Frugal; Start date Feb 27, 2019; F. Frugal Junior Audioholic. However, it's fairly safe to say that Kef Q100 are more popular speakers, based on their 300+ reviews. Basically, it’s a ‘budget LS50’ if you wish. There are a lot of instruments that blast for a second. Grilles are an extra $30. Sounds pretty good to me. The first thing you’ll notice is how clean and modern the design is compared with the old Q300s. They’re like a budget LS50, but not that much worse, and actually have better bass extension (with a bit less clarity though). C-Major TT w/Ortofon Quintet Blue, Schiit Mani, KEF Kube 10b. KEF's Jack Oclee-Brown (Head of Acoustics) and John Atkinson (Editor, Stereophile) discuss the KEF Q150 bookshelf speaker in John's listening room. His voice has a good weight to it. What is the Best Affordable, Best … The only bad audio system, is the one you don't enjoy to the fullest. They get plenty loud if you have the power. I don’t want this to be a comparison between the LS50 and the Q150, but it already kinda is, so let’s continue. If you’ve got a large room that you want to fill with loud music, don’t get these. KEF did not provide these to me for review. I didn't, but it would probably just get rid of a good amount of bass. Literally no competition for me. I don’t notice anything wrong with the speakers at all. That doesn’t come with the speakers, so you shouldn’t worry. If you’ve read a million reviews of the LS50 thinking “wow those sound like the perfect speakers” but you just don’t have the money, get these. Would I ideally have subs? For size comparisons, here they are with the Micca MB42X and the Elac Debut B6.2. Bought these because someone also recommended them. The Uni-Q driver is by definition already two-way, because it is a coaxial driver. Moving between the HD650 and the Q150 felt like a fairly smooth transition as far as sound signature, with the Q150 … Maybe. KEF Specials; KEF is proud to offer our customers exclusive savings on some of the most popular and award-winning products in our catalog. Anyways, the KEFs are pretty. A Uni-Q driver and CFD port mean it punches way above its weight. Continuing onto the soundstage. KEF Q150 : bass-reflex optimisé. I think that vocals are a real treat on these. I think something with a bit more bass (Elac B6.2 maybe) will help saxophones sound a bit more full. But like, why would you cover that up? What amp will you be using? This is immediately noticeable with the Uni-Q driver, because there is a kind of star for the aluminum tweeter. This is because they designed them after the LS50. The bass is so quick and clean on them. When she puts some effort into different words, you can feel it in her voice. Let’s talk about more specifics in song. And soundstage. The two bookshelf models (Q150 and Q350) are two-way designs with a bass reflex, while the center speaker and three floorstanders are all 2½-way. It has a similar crossover frequency, the same driver sizes, similar cabinet size, same port size, same driver location, etc. It adds just a bit of warmth, which makes male vocals really feel weighty. This is what makes the LS50 so popular. There are plenty of chip amps up to like $150, but then you don't get to real integrated amps until you hit like $300 or $350. I totally get it. First, her voice is spectacular. They were the 50th anniversary speaker that KEF made, that were so popular that KEF kept making them, and still makes them. The soundstage is absolutely massive. If you’ve got a large room that you need to fill with sound, these won’t be for you. I'm just about to purchase these for desktop use. Don’t expect these to be able to shake a huge room with their bass though. Well, the BMRs have better highs, mids, and lows. Of course I’d still want a sub (I think every speaker needs a sub) but you could get away without one and be perfectly happy. However, if you like dynamics for some reason, these aren’t the speaker for you. You will know What is the best Kef Q150 Vs Q100 on the market? To sum up this section: Desktop good. Vocal clarity is excellent on them, which is perfect for that. At the end of the interview, the interviewer asks “would it be fair that you get 90% of the LS50 for 30% of the price?” You can see Jack get a bit uncomfortable and kind of brush it off, probably because he knows that it really is true. It seems that this is the key to the imaging and soundstage on these. Those both had the Uni-Q array and a front port. 2 Channel Stereo Audio Amplifier Receiver Mini Hi-Fi Class D Integrated Amp 2.0CH for Home Speakers 100W x 2 with Bass and Treble Control TPA3116(with Power Supply) - Fosi Audio TB10A https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076P2VS9H/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_IW98FbNCK821A?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1, Press J to jump to the feed. Not looking for advice, just wanted to share. So basically, the Q150 is just an LS50 with cheaper materials. I don’t know how to explain how good they are, so I keep adding to it. I recently bought a pair of kef lsx and won't lie have been thoroughly underwhelmed with them, however I'm getting an issue and wondering if anyone else gets it or there is a fix. “Samson” by Regina Spektor shows off a few things very well. If you’ve been around for any amount of time, there’s a good chance you’ve come across the LS50. I think the amplifier pairing was pretty important. But I would rather have the BMR any day. It’s an interview with the head of acoustics over at KEF, Jack Oclee-Brown. But everything else is about the same. It might seem like this is a big jumbled mess, probably because it is. i’m thinking of getting the Q150’s for my desk setup. I enjoy a warmer sound and listen to all kinds of music, watch movies, and play games. It’s a timeless design, made all the more striking by the distinctive driver arrangement: a 25mm aluminium-dome tweeter sitting in the middle of a 13cm magnesium-aluminium … Somewhat related, I think people don't realize how good bass response can get when paired to a good amplifier. Still waiting for other stuff to come in. I’m hearing it on “Xanny” by Billie Eilish right now. I like it though. They retail for $550. I originally didn't want it to be an LS50 vs Q150 writeup, but I think the LS50 is an extremely important speaker, and these were modeled after it, so I don't think I could really ignore that. I just keep adding parts to this hoping that it will help you realize how good I think they are. Do you guys think it is worth the upgrade? I’ve mentioned this before, but they’re pretty. I think they wouldn’t be good for a larger room if you want something to get to higher volumes and still be clean. The cabinet is solidly built and nicely finished in high-gloss black or white, or wood veneer in walnut or rosewood. “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd has a guitar at about a minute in right in the middle. Today, KEF is the company to beat in computer analysis of loudspeakers. Frank Sinatra has a very specific voice, and these bring it to life very well. I’ve heard speakers much more expensive that don’t have the same imaging/soundstage skills that these speakers have. But a good amp will make the bass so clean and the extension good enough where I don't need a sub. Maybe, but definitely not if you’ve got a large room. You just need a powerful amp. I don't want to say that there's a "perfect speaker" because there isn't. This means that the tweeter in the center of the midrange driver is acoustically disconnected. It is now known as some of the best bang for your buck at that price range. Another limitation is desktop use. Can’t wait to try them! There are some other speakers (Klipsch R-51M, Elac Debut B6.2) that sound completely different every time you switch amps. J. jonnyboy7 Novice Member. It opened up the soundstage a ton and gave each instrument room around it, which was really nice. It might be able to be extrapolated from information through the rest of the review, but I want to be 100% certain that the reader understands where I stand on that. Suboptimal room setup, cheap amp, but still amazing. Q Series bookshelf speakers excel in small spaces. (Info / ^Contact). Those tend to lose bass clarity and make the top end a bit shrill. The LS50s would be much better for that, or the Q550 presumably. It's a different driver size in a different sized cabinet. I think a lot of people don’t have a ton of experience with this. Ce dernier est surmonté d'un guide d'onde et chargé par un tube évasé, afin d'amortir les ondes arrière et ne pas perturber la restitution. I put on this song to hear what the snaps sounded like. Don’t worry about them not coming with a grille. Their limitation is volume. The binding posts are actually really nice. That’s how I have them now, and they are absolutely fantastic and fill it with ease. It just sounds like a singer, not like a metal tweeter piercing your ears. Lay them down however you need to and the tweeter and woofer are always in the same place. Well, I just switched the song to “Johnny & Mary” by Bryan Ferry and found out that there is a rattle in my house somewhere. They get absolutely fantastic remarks across the board. They have the same box size, tweeter size, and woofer size. Two-way centre channel Size is vital when matching centre channels, which is why the Q250C is the perfect partner for smaller Q Series models. Make sure to take advantage of these as soon as possible. You can purchase them here on Amazon in black or white, and here directly from KEF, also in black or white. 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