KEF LS50 vs. Q Acoustics Q3020 Comparison Review

KEF LS50 Speakers:
Q Acoustics Speakers:

Main System:
Speakers: KEF LS50 Titanium.
Analog: Denon DP47F w/DL-301mk2.
Digital: Marantz UD-7007 SACD/HiRes Player.
Pre & Power Amp: Parasound Halo P5 & Halo A21.
Cables: AudioQuest Gibraltar 72 DBS, King Cobra, Big Sur & Diamondback XLR & RCA Cables.
Power: PS Audio Detect Power Center, PerfectWave AC-12 & Oyaide BlackMamba-∑ AC Cables.
20Amp AC line.


ziggy8757 says:

tharbamar, whats the best speakers you can recomend with the finest highs and mids below 500 dollars? im looking for the most refined sound and very detailed, huge bass not necesarry

Galaktus Wax says:

Q Acoustics 3020 or Concept 20 vs KEF Q300 at $399

Which would you choose?

George Smith says:

please get your hands on q acoustics concept 20, i would really like to hear your opinion.

_ nONE™ says:

lol the kefs are four times the price…

Tawaun Williams says:

very nice review you pretty much hit it on the head, q acoustics is a outstanding young company, all the British Monitors time good thats what sets them apart from other monitors. I’ve put my order in for the Concept 40’s…you own the Ls50 I figured you would like the 3020 since it gives sample of that type of sound, I would say the Concept 20 is probably a big jump for 429 a pair is probably undoubtedly the best speaker for under $500 a pair and probably to performing in the $1200 range with its very inert cabinet….

phantasm1004 says:

tharbamar, i’m curious as to those speakers in the background on the stands? what are they?

illyasviel says:

I have these paired with an onkyo 9010 amp, and the sound is mediocre tbh, maybe i need a decent dac aswell?

prasanth r says:

dear tharbamar. i have bought cambridge audio topaz sr20 amp.but i am a little bit of doubt abot choosing q 3020 or wharfedale 220. i think both have different sound signature . 220 is laid back and q 3020 is bright and forward. my listening genres are heavy metal, progressive rock of 80 and dark ambient. pls help me to choose the right speaker

Yonathan Zarkovian says:

What are your thoughts on the JBL Studio 230 that I see you have in the back…?

Jeff Farnham says:

Hey there, I like these videos they help me out. can you recommend a budget bookshelf that’s good for metal music?…if you listen to any. sometimes the double bass on the drums can muddy up the sound. I want something that can hang.

Zimba's Doom Corner says:

the highs aren’t too much on the KEF?

Zimba's Doom Corner says:

how good is the SVS ultra?

amitai dabbah says:

woha! thanks again.
.It seams they are real game changers.
How do they compare to the 230s on the stands?

TruAgape1234 says:

Have you heard the devialet phantom gold or silver?

beserk lee says:

how about compares to svs ultra?

Audiophiliac says:

i like your very informative reviews!yes these q acoustics seemed pretty musical from what i he heard in your videos

Garett Ashlie says:

Just wondering, do you personally buy these speakers or do you receive them for review? Just wondering cause if you are buying them yourself you should really take a look at the bryston mini a bookshelf. I have owned them for a couple months now and they blow me away (replacing pair of jbl 4411) could possibly contend with the ls50 or svs ultra. Have run them on bryston 4b and they sing

Eric says:

Have you compared the 3020 to the Concept 20 from Qacoustics?

Dez Leighton says:

I just ordered the 3020’s, hope they sound good 🙂

Tomasz Michewicz says: you think it’s worth to upgrade Dali zensor 1 to q acoustic 3020 ?????

Eric says:

So do you like the Kef over the Ascends?

Jason Lin says:

hi, how do the Q3020 compares to JBL 230? thanks

shrodingersman says:

If you try the Q Acoustics Concept 20’s, these could be your new favourite! I previously asked for your room size, I now have it thank you 14 x 24 ft

TheNetpctech says:

Quad just introduced the Quad Z1 Loudspeaker. Will you be reviewing it?

ocularis73 says:

Hey man! I just wanted to say I love your speaker demos and your thoughts on speakers. Keep up the good work.

Серёга - says:

…пропиздел 6 минут ни о чем

achillestrombone says:

between the Q3020 and the B&W 686 which one is better? thanks for all your videos, are great!

Vintage Systems says:

How do these compare to the concept 20?

Nevigo says:

Good review.IMO you have to use a little good subwoofer with loudspeakers in that size,like BW 608.

chiging says:

Thanks for the quick video reply seems 3020s are idealy used with a sub as it improves the mid and high frequencies ..hopefully you can do a zensor 3 review someday..again thanks a lot

Edwin Kwok says:

Could you mind to test Dali Zensor 1 ?

Lang Duong says:

What amp do you recommend to pair this with that is sub US$800

Ken Lai says:

Wow if it makes you want to keep that says a lot!

The Opinionator says:

Great comparison review

Liang Ee Ping says:

Thanks for the review, i will audition this when possible

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