KEF 3001SE vs KEF Q150

So I came across a weird post/video today. Guy on reddit claiming the KEF 3001SE (KEF Eggs) sound better than the KEF Q150 Bookshelf Speakers. To me it sounds like a difference in volume level and maybe a difference in tuning the frequencies. The eggs are probably made to sound more exciting and musical against the more flat, neutral response of the Q150s, but I’m not sure. Thoughts?




Original Reddit Post:

In the video the q150 sounds better lol. What amp is he using? The eggs don’t sound that great imo and pretty artificial

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I felt a similar way. Which is why I was thinking maybe it’s a volume difference or something. Or maybe it’s an exciting sound signature. I did a blind test with my gf and she did not like the eggs at all.

Yeah the eggs sound artificial and not really detailed. I do wonder what amp that he is using though. Even though youtube you can tell the q150 is better, but if the dude likes the eggs better more power to him lol, its for his own personal pleasure anyway

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I feel like you guys haven actually listened in person to the Kef HTS3001SE’s because I own both these and the Kef Q350 and Q150’s and I can tell you that other than superior bass response from the Q’s. the Eggs are in everyway more superior. These speakers are a direct precursor to the development of the Kef blades! Once you get the matching HTB sub dialed in at the optimal crossover…the Q’s sound muddy by comparison…and this is coming from a guy who “hates” bright sounding speakers (think older Kef or Klipsch). These 3001’s however are sooo smooth yet so very articulate. Remember, just a pair of these retailed for $599 which is more than the Q150’s and just under the price of the Q350’s (I’m talking about on sale prices on amazon of course…The normal MSRP on the Q;s is too high IMHO) I love them so much that I am selling my Q’s and will run a full HTS 3005 setup and I will “never” look back…BTW no offense intended here at all…cheers!