In this review, we will be comparing specifications of BW 606 and Q350, two Bookshelf speakers from Bowers & Wilkins and KEF.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of B&W 606 and KEF Q350 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how B&W 606 and KEF Q350 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.
Both BW 606 and Q350 are 2-way speakers. BW 606 features a 1" Decoupled Carbon Decoupled Dome Tweeter , a " Midrange and 1 x 6.5" Continuum Woofer . On the other hand, Q350 features a 1" Dome Tweeter , a " Midrange and 1 x 6.5" Aluminum Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 2500 Hz.
BW 606 has a frequency range of 52-28k Hz whereas Q350 has a frequency range of 63-28k Hz.
Impedance and Sensitivity
BW 606 and Q350 has the same Impedance of 8 ohms but where they differ is the sensitivity levels. BW 606 sensitivity is rated at 88 dB and Q350's is at 87 dB. This 1 dB difference makes B&W 606 a more sensitive speaker compared to KEF Q350, hence will play louder with the same amount of watts.
BW 606 has a power range of 30-120 watts RMS whereas Q350 has a power range of 10-120 watts.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
BW 606 features Post posts which makes bi-amping or bi-wiring possible. Q350 has a Post which doesn't feature b-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
Both BW 606 and Q350 have a back firing ports.
Size of a speaker can sometimes become an important decision factor due to space constraints or in some cases purely for esthetic reasons. In this section, We are going to compare B&W 606's and KEF Q350's external dimensions. B&W 606 has external dimensions of 345.0mm x 190.0mm x 324.0mm ( 13.5inch x 7.4inch x 12.7inch ) whereas KEF Q350 has external dimensions of 358.0mm x 210.0mm x 306.0mm ( 14.0inch x 8.2inch x 12.0inch ) .
B&W 606 is 20mm narrower and 13mm shorter than KEF Q350 but it is also 18mm deeper.
Below you can see the front view size comparison of B&W 606 and KEF Q350.