KEF Q500 Floorstanding Loudspeaker Review

KEF Q500 Floorstanding Loudspeaker Review

The KEF Q500 Floorstanding Loudspeaker is among the best home audio speakers on the market today. Designed with a clear and outstanding sound output, this speaker system is capable of filling the entire apartment with massive bass sounds enough to keep all music lovers captivated.

Each Q500 speaker is designed with a 5.25” aluminum Uni-Q driver and a powerful 1” aluminum dome tweeter that streamlines the vocals to help deliver accurate and articulate mid-range response. What really enables this speaker system to deliver such an explosive bass sound is the addition of three woofers on each cabinet.

The cabinets are designed with natural wood instead of plastic. To ensure that the sound is not affected by any rocking resonance, the manufacturer has included aluminum plates supported by four steel spikes on either end to keep them high above the ground. The spikes are then designed with adjustable knobs to ensure that it’s easy to adjust the height of the speakers.

Unlike most other medium-priced speakers on the market, the KEF Q500 Floorstanding Loudspeakers are available in a variety of colors such as Black Ash, Rosewood, White, Wood and American Walnut. The entire package has a light weight of just 40 pounds and dimensions of 12.8” x 16.8” x 39.5”.

Features

  • Smart technology—The KEF Q500 Floorstanding Loudspeakers are designed with the latest state-of-the-art technology that features one dome tweeter on each cabinet and a total of 6“ × 5.25” bass drivers
  • Smart design—One advantage with the KEF Q500 Floorstanding Loudspeakers is the simplified crossover design. To ensure that the speakers achieve a perfect acoustic performance, a special crossover network has been employed to filter the input signal into the available bass, treble, and midrange drivers for surround sound experience
  • Sound engineering—Something else we can’t forget to point out regarding the KEF speakers is the sound engineering, both in and out of the box. The cabinets are designed with recycled wood for maximum power while the gold plated wires provide a clear signal transmission throughout the system. The aluminum plates are then supported by four steel spikes to keep the speakers well elevated for perfect sound clarity

Pros

  • The KEF Q500 speakers are designed with perfect frequency response that delivers outstanding highs, mids and bass
  • The Q500 series is perfect for customers who wish to integrate the speakers with a powerful sub-woofer
  • Most customers have praised these speakers, stating that the quality of sound is not affected by the size of their apartments
  • The speakers are designed to rest on an aluminum base supported with four steel spikes for easy adjustments

Cons

  • Some customers have complained about the quality of sound delivered by these speakers, stating that it’s not 100% perfect especially when volume is high
  • The Q500 speakers have a low-bass output. Customers looking to enjoy explosive bass have turned to the Q700 and Q900 series

Summary

All in all, the Q500 Floorstanding Loudspeakers are the best option for customers looking for cheaper but efficient speakers. These speakers are designed with state-of-the-art technology that makes them perfect for small and large apartments. The 1” dome tweeters and 5.25” woofers deliver high-quality sounds making them perfect for all music settings.

Having been welcomed with a 4.6/5-star rating from 9 customers, the Q500 speakers are the best for all customers looking for a less-expensive alternative.

Comparison

Although the KEF Q500 has been welcomed with positive reviews by most customers, we opted to review at list two alternatives to give customers more information before making their decision.

The Fluance XL5FDW High Performance Three-Way Floorstanding Tower Speakers – Dark Walnut was the first speaker we reviewed. Available in three colors which include dark walnut, black ash and mahogany, this speaker is designed to deliver high-quality superior audio reproduction in your home.

The smart MDF wood cabinetry ensures that the 5” mid-range driver and 6.5” polymer treated woofers produce rich sounds regardless of the size of your apartment. A lot has been said about this speaker, but the real fact is that the Fluance XL5FDW Tower Speaker does exactly what it was designed to do.

The Polk Audio Monitor 70 Series II Floorstanding Speaker was designed with similar specs as its predecessors. However, the Polk Audio Monitor 70 Series is among the best tower speakers. The sleek, sturdy and simple construction of this speaker is what makes it a perfect fit most small-sized apartments.

The 1” dome tweeter and 5¼” composite dynamic balance drivers ensure that this speaker delivers a more detailed mid-range and bass response. Having been welcomed with a magnificent 4.8/5 star rating from 56 customers, the Polk Audio Monitor 70 Series is one of the leading speakers in the music industry.

Conclusion

Having reviewed three speakers which are major competitors in the music arena, we found that the KEF Q500 Floorstanding Loudspeaker was the leader on the list.

What has really made this speaker top of the list is the integration of powerful drivers such as the 5.25” aluminum Uni-Q driver and a powerful 1” aluminum dome tweeter that streamlines the vocals to help deliver accurate and articulate mid-range response. With a total of three woofers on each cabinet, this speaker is perfect for customers who enjoy listening to explosive bass without worrying on the price.

Second on the list, we have the Fluance XL5FDW Tower Speaker. Available in three colors, this speaker comes with a solid MDF construction that holds a 1” tweeter, a 5” mid-range driver and 6.5” polymer treated woofer. Designed to deliver high quality surround sound, the Fluance XL5FDW Tower Speaker is quite affordable and perfect for customers looking for a powerful budget speaker.


Last on the list, we reviewed the Polk Audio Monitor 70 Series. Designed with similar specs as its famous predecessors, the Polk Audio Monitor 70 Series is among the best tower speakers to rely on. The sleek, sturdy and simple construction of this speaker is what makes it a perfect fit to most small sized apartments.

The 1” dome tweeter and 5¼” composite dynamic balance drivers ensure that this speaker deliver a more detailed midrange and bass response. As one of the most affordable speakers in our list, this speaker is perfect for customers looking for a powerful speaker that will suit their budget.


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