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Comparing Klipsch SPL-120 and Q Acoustics Q B12

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Klipsch SPL-120 ranks #5 out of 120. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Q Acoustics Q B12 ranks #81 out of 120. It is in the top 20%.
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8.0
Great
Klipsch SPL-120: Buy | Customer Reviews
Q Acoustics Q B12: Buy | Customer Reviews

Experts recommend Q Acoustics Q B12 more than Klipsch SPL-120

As of 3 Jun 2022, experts prefer Q Acoustics Q B12 over Klipsch SPL-120, but both Subwoofers have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Q Acoustics Q B12 received 2 recommendations: from The Master Switch (20 Jan 2022) and What Hi-Fi (18 Jan 2022). By contrast, Klipsch SPL-120 received only 1 recommendation from Crutchfield (24 Nov 2021).

Rank Change Price Subwoofer
The Master Switch
Crutchfield
The Sound Junky
Rolling Stone
BestCovery
What Hi-Fi
Woofer Guy
Wirecutter
Lifewire
Digital Trends
7
- $999
Q Acoustics Q B12
8
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
36
N/A $849
Klipsch SPL-120
-
5
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 24 Nov 2021 Crutchfield ranked Klipsch SPL-120 as #5
    Rank Subwoofer Comment
    ... ... ...
    #5 out of 7 Klipsch SPL-120
    Best sub for medium-sized rooms
    ... ... ...
  • On 20 Jan 2022 The Master Switch ranked Q Acoustics Q B12 as #8
    Rank Subwoofer Comment
    ... ... ...
    #8 out of 15 Q Acoustics Q B12
    Best of the Rest
    ... ... ...
  • On 18 Jan 2022 What Hi-Fi ranked Q Acoustics Q B12 as #1
    Rank Subwoofer Comment
    #1 out of 3 Q Acoustics Q B12
    Upgrade your 3000i or Concept 5.1 package.
    ... ... ...

Verdict

After counting and adding up the 91 expert endorsements of the May rankings, Q Acoustics Q B12 outranks Klipsch SPL-120. This is not to say that that Klipsch SPL-120 is a bad option. Like Q Acoustics Q B12, it is recommended by experts, but less.

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Customers like Klipsch SPL-120 way more

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Klipsch SPL-120
Q Acoustics Q B12
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

Klipsch SPL-120, the cheaper option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Q Acoustics Q B12.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling subwoofer receives a consumer score of 8.7 (great). Klipsch SPL-120 ranks higher than that and Q Acoustics Q B12 ranks lower than that.

Klipsch SPL-120
In comparison:
Klipsch SPL-120 ranks #5 out of 120. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
Q Acoustics Q B12
In comparison:
Q Acoustics Q B12 ranks #81 out of 120. It is in the top 20%.
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8.0
Great
Median best-selling Subwoofer
In comparison:
Theater Solutions Subwoofer ranks #61 out of 120. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great





Klipsch SPL-120 is more popular than Q Acoustics Q B12

It's fairly safe to say that Klipsch SPL-120 is a more popular subwoofer than Q Acoustics Q B12, based on its 100+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Klipsch SPL-120 and Q Acoustics Q B12 often consider Q Acoustics Q B12, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Klipsch SPL-120 and Q Acoustics Q B12
Q Acoustics Q B12 $999
In comparison:
Q Acoustics Q B12 ranks #81 out of 120. It is in the top 20%.
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8.0
Great
2 expert recommendations
Sonos Sub $759
In comparison:
Sonos Sub ranks #4 out of 120. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
6 expert recommendations Cheaper More Popular
Sonos SUB (Gen 3) $799
In comparison:
Sonos SUB (Gen 3) ranks #12 out of 120. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
No expert recommendations Cheaper More Popular
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Q Acoustics Q B12 is mentioned by key experts in Jun 2022, while Klipsch SPL-120 is not.
Rank Change Price Subwoofer
The Master Switch
Crutchfield
The Sound Junky
Rolling Stone
BestCovery
What Hi-Fi
Woofer Guy
Wirecutter
Lifewire
Digital Trends
1
- $759
Sonos Sub
4
-
4
-
19
3
12
-
-
4
2
- $129
Polk Audio PSW10
-
2
-
1
-
-
-
-
6
6
3
- $599
SVS SB-1000 Pro
1
1
-
-
-
-
-
4
-
-
4
- $431
Bic America F12
-
-
-
3
3
-
4
-
-
-
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.
No expert reviews linked yet for Klipsch SPL-120.

Expert reviews [3]

100
Total expert reviews: 3
  • with a score: 1
  • without a score: 2

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
Klipsch SPL-120: Buy | Customer Reviews
Q Acoustics Q B12: Buy | Customer Reviews
From Seller:
  • 12 inches long throw cerametallic woofer
  • Maximum acoustic output 118dB
  • 600 Watts
  • Wireless with optional Klipsch WA-2 accessory. Enclosure Material: MDF
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From Seller:
  • The Q B12 is the first Q Acoustics subwoofer to feature a 12inch driver
  • The big long-throw driver is powered by an ultra low-distortion 220-watt Class D amplifier for tight, powerful bass response, and features a 50mm voice coil for minimal thermal compression
  • Read more
Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
No video reviews linked yet for Klipsch SPL-120.
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From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
No manufacturer information linked for Klipsch SPL-120.
Klipsch SPL-120: Buy | Customer Reviews
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Klipsch SPL-120 is a popular option on the higher end of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling subwoofers and has quite a few popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Yamaha YST-FSW050 or MartinLogan Dynamo 800X .

Klipsch SPL-120 is $430 more expensive than the average subwoofer ($419).

Q Acoustics Q B12 is a well-known option at the top of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling subwoofers and has quite a few popular alternatives in the same price range, such as SVS SB-2000 Pro or Rel Acoustics T/7i .

Q Acoustics Q B12 is $580 more expensive than the average subwoofer ($419).

Klipsch SPL-120: Buy | Customer Reviews
Q Acoustics Q B12: Buy | Customer Reviews

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