Q Acoustics 3050 Floorstanding Speakers 5* £299 @ Richer Sounds
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Q Acoustics 3050 Floorstanding Speakers 5* £299 @ Richer Sounds

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Found 25th Nov 2018
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Great price on a great set of speakers. So much so I've just finished unpacking a pair.

The 2050i are available at 235 but have been before. These seem well worth the extra. Read review at link above if unsure.
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Uncommon.Sense23 m ago

Quite why anyone would buy a pair of speakers without hearing them first …Quite why anyone would buy a pair of speakers without hearing them first is beyond me, or any decent piece of audio equipment for that matter.Don't ask other people for their subjective viewpoint, go and listen to them for yourself with your own music/movies or whatever you will be using them for. Even then it's not ideal since you really need to hear them in the listening environment you are buying them for, but it's better than buying blind.These are a good price, and I am pretty sure you'll be hard pressed to find a better 'value' but if you don't like the sound of them once you have bought them, then no matter how inxpensive they were, they still were too much.


Buying blind is actually a very effective method when speaker shopping. Buying deaf, not so much..
Quite why anyone would buy a pair of speakers without hearing them first is beyond me, or any decent piece of audio equipment for that matter.

Don't ask other people for their subjective viewpoint, go and listen to them for yourself with your own music/movies or whatever you will be using them for. Even then it's not ideal since you really need to hear them in the listening environment you are buying them for, but it's better than buying blind.

These are a good price, and I am pretty sure you'll be hard pressed to find a better 'value' but if you don't like the sound of them once you have bought them, then no matter how inxpensive they were, they still were too much.
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I have these. Great speakers and well worth the price. Thought I had a bargain at £350, now it’s a no brainier. Voted hot btw
Dont think they’re that good
Ordered.Thanks
Great deal. Somehow managed to resist. Still trucking on with my ancient Wharfedales XARUS 5000's!
linhang9038 m ago

Dont think they’re that good


Any more info on why ? It's always good to get feedback from those who have first-hand experience.
phishwak7 m ago

Any more info on why ? It's always good to get feedback from those who …Any more info on why ? It's always good to get feedback from those who have first-hand experience.


Just don’t sound good.. dunno how to describe..n paired up with the 3070 subwoofer which is shite too.. turn it up too boomy that its harshly uncomfortable,tone it down a bit,barely any bass. Just a bad combo. Not an expert on sound n explaining why,but its just not good
How would these compare to my rock solid Acoustic Energy Aegis EVO 3 floorstanders?
B&w would walk over them
Quite why anyone would buy a pair of speakers without hearing them first is beyond me, or any decent piece of audio equipment for that matter.

Don't ask other people for their subjective viewpoint, go and listen to them for yourself with your own music/movies or whatever you will be using them for. Even then it's not ideal since you really need to hear them in the listening environment you are buying them for, but it's better than buying blind.

These are a good price, and I am pretty sure you'll be hard pressed to find a better 'value' but if you don't like the sound of them once you have bought them, then no matter how inxpensive they were, they still were too much.
linhang902 h, 30 m ago

Just don’t sound good.. dunno how to describe..n paired up with the 3070 s …Just don’t sound good.. dunno how to describe..n paired up with the 3070 subwoofer which is shite too.. turn it up too boomy that its harshly uncomfortable,tone it down a bit,barely any bass. Just a bad combo. Not an expert on sound n explaining why,but its just not good


I had similar experiences, I found out that mine were to close to the wall and they need quite a lot of space at the rear. I couldn't move them so I used the sponge filler that came with them. Once I popped them in the base output port on the back, the sounds is now fantastic.
Uncommon.Sense23 m ago

Quite why anyone would buy a pair of speakers without hearing them first …Quite why anyone would buy a pair of speakers without hearing them first is beyond me, or any decent piece of audio equipment for that matter.Don't ask other people for their subjective viewpoint, go and listen to them for yourself with your own music/movies or whatever you will be using them for. Even then it's not ideal since you really need to hear them in the listening environment you are buying them for, but it's better than buying blind.These are a good price, and I am pretty sure you'll be hard pressed to find a better 'value' but if you don't like the sound of them once you have bought them, then no matter how inxpensive they were, they still were too much.


Buying blind is actually a very effective method when speaker shopping. Buying deaf, not so much..
linhang903 h, 6 m ago

Just don’t sound good.. dunno how to describe..n paired up with the 3070 s …Just don’t sound good.. dunno how to describe..n paired up with the 3070 subwoofer which is shite too.. turn it up too boomy that its harshly uncomfortable,tone it down a bit,barely any bass. Just a bad combo. Not an expert on sound n explaining why,but its just not good


What amp and audio source are you using to drive them with please?
So these speakers can handle "up to" 100w of input power - means they will go plenty loud for most living rooms, but not ear burstingly so - i.e. not suitable for raves. They are 6 ohm speakers with 92db sensitivity - perfectly reasonable. Frequency wise they go down to 44hz, so will put out a fair amount of bass but will not give you very deep rumbles or render a subwoofer unnecessary.

I have listened to the bookshelf version of these speakers, and they sounded pretty good so I'm sure these will be nice too. But do listen to them before you buy, if at all possible.

Also ask yourself if you really *need* floor standers - they don't necessarily sound any better or go any louder than bookshelf speakers and take up a lot more space and are more expensive (due to having a bigger cabinet). The main advantage is they typically can go a bit deeper than the equivalent bookshelf and (if you have space) it can be easier to place the speakers at ear height without needing to get speaker stands and they are less prone to falling over.
Edited by: "Sir-Bargain-A-Lot" 25th Nov 2018
Available in Walnut for £309 from Peter Tyson if you’d prefer - petertyson.co.uk/q-a…ers
What center and rears would
go well with these, and a reasonably priced av receiver that supports latest hdmi etc?

I am looking to update from a ysp2700 sound bar to a proper 5.1 set up, but I am really out of the loop when it comes to AV Kit

and dare I ask about speaker cable? Is there much of a difference? Are they easy to cable yourself? I’m such a novice with this it’s actually quite daunting knowing how to make the move
There's a Yamaha on here that would be OK and I would recommend q acoustics for centre and rears too.
randomnut18 m ago

What center and rears wouldgo well with these, and a reasonably priced av …What center and rears wouldgo well with these, and a reasonably priced av receiver that supports latest hdmi etc?I am looking to update from a ysp2700 sound bar to a proper 5.1 set up, but I am really out of the loop when it comes to AV Kitand dare I ask about speaker cable? Is there much of a difference? Are they easy to cable yourself? I’m such a novice with this it’s actually quite daunting knowing how to make the move


Don't buy expensive cable. It's completely unnecessary. You can just use cheap 16 gauge wire from amazon (for short runs of up to around 18 feet / 4m) or use 14 gauge for longer runs and there will be no detectable difference.

For rear speakers, people worry about "matching the tone" so often look for speakers from the same range, there are bookshelf equivalents in the q-acoustics range that you can check out. It's also fine to use something from a different range e.g. wharfedale 9.0's for about £40 a pair would be fine (although maybe slightly under powered compared to the fronts).

I wouldn't generally bother with a center speaker because it adds little - its only purpose is to allow people sitting to the side of the screen to still hear the voice coming from the centre, and is a mono speaker generally placed too low to the ground (i.e. below the screen) resulting in a reduction in sound quality. Most people will be watching on a sofa facing the screen and they will generally get better sound with 2 front and 2 rear speakers (and ideally a subwoofer if you want deep bass for movies). The 2 front speakers will still sound like the audio is coming from the screen due to the stereo effect and you can always add a centre speaker later.

For AV receivers Denon is the current top brand (or Marantz, the same but smaller footprint and more expensive). The Denon AVRX250BT @ £150 looks pretty good, or if you want more features the Denon 2400 @ £300 is also great (I am currently running this myself). The sound quality on all AV receivers is essentially the same, the more expensive ones just go louder, have a slightly nicer case and more feature (i.e. more HDMI inputs and outputs) so just get the cheapest one that matches your needs.
Edited by: "Sir-Bargain-A-Lot" 25th Nov 2018
I've got them, and they weren't this cheap. Absolute bargain
Sir-Bargain-A-Lot20 m ago

Don't buy expensive cable. It's completely unnecessary. You can just use …Don't buy expensive cable. It's completely unnecessary. You can just use cheap 16 gauge wire from amazon (for short runs of up to around 18 feet / 4m) or use 14 gauge for longer runs and there will be no detectable difference. For rear speakers, people worry about "matching the tone" so often look for speakers from the same range, there are bookshelf equivalents in the q-acoustics range that you can check out. It's also fine to use something from a different range e.g. wharfedale 9.0's for about £40 a pair would be fine (although maybe slightly under powered compared to the fronts).I wouldn't generally bother with a center speaker because it adds little - its only purpose is to allow people sitting to the side of the screen to still hear the voice coming from the centre, and is a mono speaker generally placed too low to the ground (i.e. below the screen) resulting in a reduction in sound quality. Most people will be watching on a sofa facing the screen and they will generally get better sound with 2 front and 2 rear speakers (and ideally a subwoofer if you want deep bass for movies). The 2 front speakers will still sound like the audio is coming from the screen due to the stereo effect and you can always add a centre speaker later.For AV receivers Denon is the current top brand (or Marantz, the same but smaller footprint and more expensive). The Denon AVRX250BT @ £150 looks pretty good, or if you want more features the Denon 2400 @ £300 is also great (I am currently running this myself). The sound quality on all AV receivers is essentially the same, the more expensive ones just go louder, have a slightly nicer case and more feature (i.e. more HDMI inputs and outputs) so just get the cheapest one that matches your needs.


Good knowledge. Straight forward to run the cables everything is clearly marked at the back. I bought banana plugs to make things neater and improves connection on the back of the unit every so slightly. Sony av receivers are good too and work well with the dedicated songpal app now known as music center app works with all Sony products. I bought a Sony receiver with Tanny speakers no prior knowledge but is an outstanding set up 7.1 integrated Spotify streaming (requires premium account) is unbelievable sound quality. You can connect by Bluetooth obviously but on my receiver the sound isn't anywhere near as good compared to the Spotify connection using the Spot app
UZOR1 h, 12 m ago

What amp and audio source are you using to drive them with please?


Probably a bottom of the line Technics amp. They're good all round speakers but bear in they are 'entry level'. I would class these as all rounders, nice sound stage, plenty of Bass when needed. They can boom depending on your room make up and layout but that's resolvable with some thought. They will need breathing space being rear ported. For the price you'll be hard pushed to find anything better in this class. I would personally go for two book shelf speakers and then two decent xtz 12.17 sub woofers but each to their own.
Edited by: "thomaslilley716" 25th Nov 2018
100w for that price , nah thanks ! Cold!
asanchez3 m ago

100w for that price , nah thanks ! Cold!


Huh? Clueless.
griffithsrush3 h, 48 m ago

B&w would walk over them


And on price..bit of a stupid comment - may as well say Ford is s*** it would get destroyed by Ferrari
Keith_Moon25th Nov

And on price..bit of a stupid comment - may as well say Ford is s*** it …And on price..bit of a stupid comment - may as well say Ford is s*** it would get destroyed by Ferrari


I personally don't like B&W, far better choices in every price class they present an option. They're just another example of commercialism for label whores.
Bomster6 h, 3 m ago

Great deal. Somehow managed to resist. Still trucking on with my ancient …Great deal. Somehow managed to resist. Still trucking on with my ancient Wharfedales XARUS 5000's!


Still using my Wharfedale XARUS 5000'S too. Can't part with them.
Uncommon.Sense3 h, 31 m ago

Quite why anyone would buy a pair of speakers without hearing them first …Quite why anyone would buy a pair of speakers without hearing them first is beyond me, or any decent piece of audio equipment for that matter.Don't ask other people for their subjective viewpoint, go and listen to them for yourself with your own music/movies or whatever you will be using them for. Even then it's not ideal since you really need to hear them in the listening environment you are buying them for, but it's better than buying blind.These are a good price, and I am pretty sure you'll be hard pressed to find a better 'value' but if you don't like the sound of them once you have bought them, then no matter how inxpensive they were, they still were too much.


Fair point, but unless you can take your amp with you to hook up, you still don't know how they'll sound. Or the shape and fill of your room. Fair point though.
Wow, so tempting !
Uncommon.Sense4 h, 14 m ago

Quite why anyone would buy a pair of speakers without hearing them first …Quite why anyone would buy a pair of speakers without hearing them first is beyond me, or any decent piece of audio equipment for that matter.Don't ask other people for their subjective viewpoint, go and listen to them for yourself with your own music/movies or whatever you will be using them for. Even then it's not ideal since you really need to hear them in the listening environment you are buying them for, but it's better than buying blind.These are a good price, and I am pretty sure you'll be hard pressed to find a better 'value' but if you don't like the sound of them once you have bought them, then no matter how inxpensive they were, they still were too much.


If they've got excellent reviews and their is nowhere you can listen to them available. What do you do, but them or go without?
Enjoy the silence?
don't richer sounds have demo/audition rooms?

I have the 3020's bookshelf and they are brill not as good as my B&Ws though
Sir-Bargain-A-Lot4 h, 7 m ago

So these speakers can handle "up to" 100w of input power - means they will …So these speakers can handle "up to" 100w of input power - means they will go plenty loud for most living rooms, but not ear burstingly so - i.e. not suitable for raves. They are 6 ohm speakers with 92db sensitivity - perfectly reasonable. Frequency wise they go down to 44hz, so will put out a fair amount of bass but will not give you very deep rumbles or render a subwoofer unnecessary.I have listened to the bookshelf version of these speakers, and they sounded pretty good so I'm sure these will be nice too. But do listen to them before you buy, if at all possible. Also ask yourself if you really *need* floor standers - they don't necessarily sound any better or go any louder than bookshelf speakers and take up a lot more space and are more expensive (due to having a bigger cabinet). The main advantage is they typically can go a bit deeper than the equivalent bookshelf and (if you have space) it can be easier to place the speakers at ear height without needing to get speaker stands and they are less prone to falling over.


I agree with that, a lot companies quote lowend frequencies but rarely give indication of how the response is measured. Huge difference between tower speakers and a dedicated long throw subwoofer. It's more felt than heard in a lot of cases.
Sevenoaks are selling the b&w 685s2 now for the price of these,£299 which I think is a steal
griffithsrush14 m ago

Sevenoaks are selling the b&w 685s2 now for the price of these,£299 which …Sevenoaks are selling the b&w 685s2 now for the price of these,£299 which I think is a steal


Not the same thing as the Qs are towers and the B&Ws are bookshelf speakers without stands. A lot different specs as well.
r49632 h, 20 m ago

If they've got excellent reviews and their is nowhere you can listen to …If they've got excellent reviews and their is nowhere you can listen to them available. What do you do, but them or go without? Enjoy the silence?


The majority of places that you will be able to buy these from will usually have demonstration facilities available, and those that don't I would avoid anyhow. If you were unable to test drive a car you are much less likely to buy it, even if it gets great reviews as it may not suit you personally.

Or just order and hope for the best, it's certainly not an uncommon occurrence but having the option to listen is usually there.
UZOR6 h, 19 m ago

What amp and audio source are you using to drive them with please?


Denon avrx2300
chris.mitchell6 h, 56 m ago

I had similar experiences, I found out that mine were to close to the wall …I had similar experiences, I found out that mine were to close to the wall and they need quite a lot of space at the rear. I couldn't move them so I used the sponge filler that came with them. Once I popped them in the base output port on the back, the sounds is now fantastic.


Regarding boominess..I was referring to the 3070 subwoofer.. are you on about the 3050 floorstanders??
How does this compare to the Sony strdn1080?
linhang905 h, 42 m ago

Regarding boominess..I was referring to the 3070 subwoofer.. are you on …Regarding boominess..I was referring to the 3070 subwoofer.. are you on about the 3050 floorstanders??


I've got these at front with a 3070s and whilst the sub let's the rest of the the setup down a little, I'll likely replace it with a more powerful BK after Christmas, the bass isn't at all boomy. There's something up with your calibration or subwoofer placement. Do the subwoofer crawl!
linhang9020 h, 11 m ago

Just don’t sound good.. dunno how to describe..n paired up with the 3070 s …Just don’t sound good.. dunno how to describe..n paired up with the 3070 subwoofer which is shite too.. turn it up too boomy that its harshly uncomfortable,tone it down a bit,barely any bass. Just a bad combo. Not an expert on sound n explaining why,but its just not good


Could it be the amp you're using?
linhang9010 h, 54 m ago

Regarding boominess..I was referring to the 3070 subwoofer.. are you on …Regarding boominess..I was referring to the 3070 subwoofer.. are you on about the 3050 floorstanders??


Yep I am on about the floorstanders
Sir-Bargain-A-Lot25th Nov

Don't buy expensive cable. It's completely unnecessary. You can just use …Don't buy expensive cable. It's completely unnecessary. You can just use cheap 16 gauge wire from amazon (for short runs of up to around 18 feet / 4m) or use 14 gauge for longer runs and there will be no detectable difference. For rear speakers, people worry about "matching the tone" so often look for speakers from the same range, there are bookshelf equivalents in the q-acoustics range that you can check out. It's also fine to use something from a different range e.g. wharfedale 9.0's for about £40 a pair would be fine (although maybe slightly under powered compared to the fronts).I wouldn't generally bother with a center speaker because it adds little - its only purpose is to allow people sitting to the side of the screen to still hear the voice coming from the centre, and is a mono speaker generally placed too low to the ground (i.e. below the screen) resulting in a reduction in sound quality. Most people will be watching on a sofa facing the screen and they will generally get better sound with 2 front and 2 rear speakers (and ideally a subwoofer if you want deep bass for movies). The 2 front speakers will still sound like the audio is coming from the screen due to the stereo effect and you can always add a centre speaker later.For AV receivers Denon is the current top brand (or Marantz, the same but smaller footprint and more expensive). The Denon AVRX250BT @ £150 looks pretty good, or if you want more features the Denon 2400 @ £300 is also great (I am currently running this myself). The sound quality on all AV receivers is essentially the same, the more expensive ones just go louder, have a slightly nicer case and more feature (i.e. more HDMI inputs and outputs) so just get the cheapest one that matches your needs.


It sounds like you have some knowledge but you actually wrong.

Center speakers adds a lot, especially on TV series as it clarifies speech section of sound.

Regarding AV receivers.
Richer sounds can do appointment for you to test some different receivers with the same speakers.
You'll hear yourself how wrong you're.
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