In this review, we will be comparing two different type of speakers by KEF. KEF Q150 is a Bookshelf speaker whereas the Q750 is a Floor-standing speaker.
Let's have a brief look at the main features
of KEF Q150 and KEF Q750 first before getting into our more
Q150 and Q750 are members of KEF's Q series of speakers. Below you can find the loudspeakers from this series.
What size room are the KEF Q150 and KEF Q750 speakers good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use these loudspeakers is an important decision factor. Here we have compared their suitability to various sizes of environments considering their size and max power parameters:
In the following sections, we will get into more detail in order to better understand how the KEF Q150 and KEF Q750 compare and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one of these loudspeakers is the better choice for you.
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Both Q150 and Q750 are 2-way speakers. Q150 features a 1" vented aluminum Dome Tweeter and 1 x 5.25" Aluminum Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 2500Hz. On the other hand, the Q750 features a 1" vented aluminum Dome Tweeter and 2 x 6.5" Aluminum Woofer with a Crossover frequency at 2500Hz.
Q150 has a frequency range of 51-28k Hz whereas Q750 has a frequency range of 48-28k Hz. With a minimum frequency of 51Hz, the Q150 can go slightly deeper then the Q750's min frequency of 48Hz.
Below graphs depict how these two speakers compare with the max, min and average values of the Min and Max Frequencies of other speakers in the Bookshelf class in our database.
None of these speakers achieves full range experience which is commonly agreed as 20Hz-20kHz. In order to achieve lower lows / deeper bass, we recommend you pair these with a subwoofer. Visit our Powered Subwoofers section to find out more about the available options.
Impedance and Sensitivity
Q150 and Q750 have the same Impedance of 8 ohms but where they differ is the sensitivity levels. Q150 sensitivity is rated at 86 dB and the Q750's is at 88 dB. This 2 dB difference makes the KEF Q750 a more sensitive speaker compared to KEF Q150, hence will play louder with the same amount of watts.
is the range of input power in watts RMS that a loudspeaker is designed to handle. While using an amplifier within this range ensures the nominal performance , inputting a power that is higher than the max wattage can result in a damaged speaker.
Q150 can handle a max power of 150 watts RMS from the amp the whereas Q150 has a max power handling value of 100 watts RMS , 50 watts less than the Q750.
Keep in mind that a higher max power handling value doesn't necessarily make that a louder speaker
compared to a lower max handling speaker. Loudness or the sound level is also impacted by parameters
such as Impedance, sensitivity and system efficiencies.
Input Type and Bi-Amping / Bi-Wiring
Q150 features Binding post type posts and Q750 has a Binding post type posts. None of these speakers feature bi-amping/bi-wiring.
Cabinet Type and Port Position
Q150 has a rear firing port whereas Q750 has a front firing ports. KEF Q750's front-firing port gives more flexibility in placement in regards to proximity to walls compared to KEF Q150 with its rear-firing port.
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 KEF Q150's and KEF Q750's external dimensions. KEF Q150 has external dimensions of 303.0 x 180.0 x 278.0mm ( 11.9 x 7.0 x 10.9inch) whereas KEF Q750 has external dimensions of 945.0 x 328.0 x 315.0mm ( 37-3/16 x 12-7/8 x 12-3/8inch) .
KEF Q750 is clearly the larger of the two speakers. Its body is 148mm wider, 642mm taller and 37mm deeper than KEF Q150.
Base Surface Area Comparison
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base surface area of the KEF Q150 is approximately 500.4cm2 / 77.6inch2 and base area of the KEF Q750 is approximately 1033.2cm2 / 160.1inch2. The Q150 requires 52% less surface area than the Q750 which gives it a small advantage on placement in tight spaces.
What's in the Box of KEF Q150?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Q150:
2 Bookshelf loudspeakers 2 Foam port plugs 8 Self-adhesive rubber feet Owner's Manual Warranty Registration Card
What's in the Box of KEF Q750?
Here are the items that come with the Q750:
Floorstanding loudspeaker2 Outrigger feet4 Spikes6 Screws6 Washers4 Rubber insertsHex-keyOwners ManualWarranty Information