Comparing Q Acoustics 3050i and Wharfedale Diamond 12.3

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Q Acoustics 3050i ranks #10 out of 89. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
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Experts recommend Q Acoustics 3050i more than Wharfedale Diamond 12.3

As of 6 Aug 2022, experts prefer Q Acoustics 3050i over Wharfedale Diamond 12.3, but both Speakers have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Q Acoustics 3050i received 5 recommendations: from What Hi-Fi (10 Jan 2022), The Master Switch (19 Jan 2022) Old Time Music (21 Jul 2022) and 2 others. By contrast, Wharfedale Diamond 12.3 received only 2 recommendations from What Hi-Fi (10 Jan 2022) and The Master Switch (19 Jan 2022).

Rank Change Price Speakers
What Hi-Fi
The Master Switch
Old Time Music
Love and Lavender
Bob Vila
The Sound Junky
Music Oomph
KBonet
Music Critic
Lifewire
3
- Check price
Q Acoustics 3050i
7
4
7
-
6
-
-
9
-
-
10
- Check price
Wharfedale Diamond 12.3
1
15
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 10 Jan 2022 What Hi-Fi ranked Wharfedale Diamond 12.3 as #1 and Q Acoustics 3050i as #7
    Rank Speakers Comment
    #1 out of 7 Wharfedale Diamond 12.3
    Refined,entertaining and affordable floorstanders.
    ... ... ...
    #7 out of 7 Q Acoustics 3050i
    Accomplished floorstanding speakers with plenty of punch.
  • On 19 Jan 2022 The Master Switch ranked Q Acoustics 3050i as #4 and Wharfedale Diamond 12.3 as #15
    Rank Speakers Comment
    ... ... ...
    #4 out of 19 Q Acoustics 3050i
    Best Floorstanding Speakers for Small Spaces
    ... ... ...
    #15 out of 19 Wharfedale Diamond 12.3
    ... ... ...
  • On 21 Jul 2022 Old Time Music ranked Q Acoustics 3050i as #7
    Rank Speakers
    ... ...
    #7 out of 10 Q Acoustics 3050i
    ... ...
  • On 17 Feb 2021 Bob Vila ranked Q Acoustics 3050i as #6
    Rank Speakers Comment
    ... ... ...
    #6 out of 6 Q Acoustics 3050i
    Best Design
  • On 10 May 2022 KBonet ranked Q Acoustics 3050i as #9
    Rank Speakers Comment
    ... ... ...
    #9 out of 10 Q Acoustics 3050i
    Best Design & Build
    ... ... ...
    Source: kbonet.com

Verdict

After counting and adding up the 103 expert endorsements of the May rankings, Q Acoustics 3050i outranks Wharfedale Diamond 12.3. This is not to say that Wharfedale Diamond 12.3 is a bad option. Like Q Acoustics 3050i, it is recommended by experts, but less.

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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Q Acoustics 3050i outranks Wharfedale Diamond 12.3 by 7 positions. This indicates that, as of 6 Aug 2022, Q Acoustics 3050i is more critically acclaimed than Wharfedale Diamond 12.3.
Rank Change Price Speakers
What Hi-Fi
The Master Switch
Old Time Music
Love and Lavender
Bob Vila
The Sound Junky
Music Oomph
KBonet
Music Critic
Lifewire
1
- $439
Klipsch RP-8000F
-
-
1
4
-
-
-
1
-
-
2
- $299
Polk Audio Monitor70 Series II
-
-
-
1
-
4
5
-
10
-
3
- Check price
Q Acoustics 3050i
7
4
7
-
6
-
-
9
-
-
4
- $1798
SVS Prime Pinnacle
-
1
2
-
-
-
-
3
-
-
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [15]

90
Total expert reviews: 15
  • with a score: 4
  • without a score: 11
Highest score by What Hi-Fi
100
Average score based on 15 reviews
90
Lowest score by The Audiophile Man
80

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20

Expert reviews [4]

92
Total expert reviews: 4
  • with a score: 2
  • without a score: 2
Highest score by What Hi-Fi
100
Average score based on 4 reviews
92
Lowest score by neofiliac.com
84

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
Q Acoustics 3050i: Buy | Customer Reviews
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From Seller:
  • Impressive enhancements, including design and technological principles from the high-end Concept 500 Series
  • Our 3050i speakers utilize Point-to-Point (P2P) bracing techniques to reduce intrusive cabinet vibrations for a purer sound and more accurate soundstage
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