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KEF Q150 pair + M500 Headphones - $398

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[Visions Electronics] KEF Q150 pair + M500 Headphones - $398

This is a pretty good deal for someone looking to get into some audio gear at a reasonable price. Good speakers and good headphones with high quality build.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/speaker-r ... 50-review/

https://www.whathifi.com/us/kef/m500/review

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Mar 9, 2009
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I think they often sell those headphones at a heavy discount there, but the price for the speakers alone is quite good, and the bonus of the headphones is really nice. I'll be sleeping on the couch if I pick these up right now, but a good deal. Thanks OP!
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Jan 29, 2015
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Have several headphones, but those speakers are intriguing....
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Jan 29, 2015
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Can anyone attest to their sound quality? I've had my eye on Elac Debut 2.0 b6.2's. Are these better?
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Nov 12, 2012
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mskacey wrote: Can anyone attest to their sound quality? I've had my eye on Elac Debut 2.0 b6.2's. Are these better?
I bought both the Elac b6.2 and the KEF Q150s to demo at home; mostly for music but occasionally home theatre.
Opted to stick with the KEFs as they had more satisfying bass (actually had to dial it down a bit). There were some complaints online about them being too bright, but that didn't seem to be a problem at least where I have it set up.
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Oct 14, 2012
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KEF speakers are great. Probably one of the top tier brands imo. I have the "R" series which are probably going to be keepers for a long long time.
idbaboo wrote: I bought both the Elac b6.2 and the KEF Q150s to demo at home; mostly for music but occasionally home theatre.
Opted to stick with the KEFs as they had more satisfying bass (actually had to dial it down a bit). There were some complaints online about them being too bright, but that didn't seem to be a problem at least where I have it set up.
I've never heard of KEFs being bright. You're not mixing it with Klipsch right? Klipsch are very bright. KEF is known for being very neutral or flat.
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CoastalWaves wrote:
I've never heard of KEFs being bright. You're not mixing it with Klipsch right? Klipsch are very bright. KEF is known for being very neutral or flat.
No, not mixing it up with Klipsch. Q100 has lots of complaints of brightness, Q150 you'll see it occasionally.
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Would these speakers be a good upgrade from Pioneer Fs52 Towers?

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Seems like a decent price with the added headphone bonus. The KEF Q150s were $400 several weeks ago without the headphones. YMMV, but I was able to negotiate the pair down $350 in store. In the end, I didn’t purchase the speakers because when I went to pay they didn’t have any in-store stock. I ended up purchasing a different set of bookshelves elsewhere, but the Q150s sounded great..
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Winnipegian wrote: I think they often sell those headphones at a heavy discount there, but the price for the speakers alone is quite good, and the bonus of the headphones is really nice. I'll be sleeping on the couch if I pick these up right now, but a good deal. Thanks OP!
Order a better couch first.
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I have the Q150's in the rear and Q350's in the front. Fantastic speakers.

I bough a Q650c but it does not fit. Anyone have a Q200c or R200c they want to sell?
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Yes, KEFs are great. I have LS50 Black Edition, if anyone is looking at a higher price point you can negotiate Visions staff to $1100 on those.
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Would these be suitable as front L and R channels in a 5.1 for a medium (2300 cubic ft) space? Or more as surrounds?
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The digital trends review doesn't seem that well written but I'm sure the speakers are pretty decent. I have the KEF egg speakers with a similar design and they're fantastic for the size.

I had these headphones and while they sound good and are rather good looking for headphones I sold them for $100 (what I paid). They werent that comfortable and didn't sound nearly as good as m40x with a nice equalization applied to them such as oratory1990's Harman calibrated response.
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Miguel Sánchez wrote: Would these be suitable as front L and R channels in a 5.1 for a medium (2300 cubic ft) space? Or more as surrounds?
They should handle the duties of your mains as well as surrounds unless you want to listen very loud.
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User381589 wrote: The digital trends review doesn't seem that well written but I'm sure the speakers are pretty decent. I have the KEF egg speakers with a similar design and they're fantastic for the size.

I had these headphones and while they sound good and are rather good looking for headphones I sold them for $100 (what I paid). They werent that comfortable and didn't sound nearly as good as m40x with a nice equalization applied to them such as oratory1990's Harman calibrated response.
Yeah there are other reviews, I picked the first one off google.
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I'm very certain this is regular price. Amazon and other retailers all sell it for the same, and have been as far back as I can remember. I've been tracking these for a while, and I'm waiting for Black Friday to see if they'll actually go on sale.

edit: yeah, I found it, same price from KEF's website :https://ca.kef.com/speakers/hi-fi-speak ... eaker.html
Amazon link: https://www.amazon.ca/KEF-Q150-Bookshel ... B071P6KQZX
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Lemonylol wrote: I'm very certain this is regular price. Amazon and other retailers all sell it for the same, and have been as far back as I can remember. I've been tracking these for a while, and I'm waiting for Black Friday to see if they'll actually go on sale.

edit: yeah, I found it, same price from KEF's website :https://ca.kef.com/speakers/hi-fi-speak ... eaker.html
Amazon link: https://www.amazon.ca/KEF-Q150-Bookshel ... B071P6KQZX
It is but you get the headphones too. As someone else mentioned you can probably get the speakers only for $350 in store by negotiating.
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RFDQ1016 wrote: Would these speakers be a good upgrade from Pioneer Fs52 Towers?

@warpdrive
these are great bookshelf speakers, very smooth and linear, great soundstage. These are a bit less bright than the Pioneers but don't go very deep. I would aim higher (like the bigger models of the KEF or all the way to the LS50 for the ultimate)
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Would I notice much improvement over Polk Audio R20? I use them as a desktop speaker and find them to lack bass and clarity.

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