Best Mid-Price Surround Sound SystemKey features:
- Optional gloss and leather finishes
- 100mm front main drivers
- 140W subwoofer
The oldest surround system in this round-up is proving hard to shift. Q Acoustics’s 3000 is one of just a few products we’ve given a perfect score to over the years, and with good reason.
For around £650 you get a full set of hifi-quality speakers that are extremely well-made, look good and sound fantastic. They’re crystal clear, and — for the price — the bookshelf-style units provide much greater dynamics than most. You don’t need a high-end receiver to get the most out of them either.
The Q Acoustics 3000
’s subwoofer has a slim ‘upright’ design using a pair of mid-size drivers rather than a single huge one. Bass fanatics might prefer a more powerful unit, but our only real complaint is that at present the eye-catching black/white gloss finishes add £300 to the cost.