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Comparing Q Acoustics Q B12 and Sonos Sub

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Lowest price found: $759 Show listings
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
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Sonos Sub ranks #4 out of 120. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
Q Acoustics Q B12: Buy | Customer Reviews

Experts recommend Sonos Sub more than Q Acoustics Q B12

As of 3 Jun 2022, experts prefer Sonos Sub over Q Acoustics Q B12, but both Subwoofers have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Sonos Sub received 6 recommendations: from The Master Switch (20 Jan 2022), The Sound Junky (27 Jan 2022) BestCovery (5 Apr 2022) and 3 others. By contrast, Q Acoustics Q B12 received only 2 recommendations from The Master Switch (20 Jan 2022) and What Hi-Fi (18 Jan 2022).

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
7
- $999
Q Acoustics Q B12
8
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
-

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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 20 Jan 2022 The Master Switch ranked Sonos Sub as #4 and Q Acoustics Q B12 as #8
    Rank Subwoofer Comment
    ... ... ...
    #4 out of 15 Sonos Sub
    Best Wireless Subwoofer
    ... ... ...
    #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 and Sonos Sub as #3
    Rank Subwoofer Comment
    #1 out of 3 Q Acoustics Q B12
    Upgrade your 3000i or Concept 5.1 package.
    ... ... ...
    #3 out of 3 Sonos Sub
    This slim, wireless subwoofer is a solid addition to a Sonos music or cinema system.
  • On 27 Jan 2022 The Sound Junky ranked Sonos Sub as #4
    Rank Subwoofer Comment
    ... ... ...
    #4 out of 7 Sonos Sub
    Best Under $1000
    ... ... ...
  • On 5 Apr 2022 BestCovery ranked Sonos Sub as #19
    Rank Subwoofer Comment
    ... ... ...
    #19 out of 21 Sonos Sub
    Best Wireless Subwoofer
    ... ... ...
  • Woofer Guy ranked Sonos Sub as #12
    Rank Subwoofer
    ... ...
    #12 out of 12 Sonos Sub
  • On 23 Apr 2022 Digital Trends ranked Sonos Sub as #4
    Rank Subwoofer Comment
    ... ... ...
    #4 out of 8 Sonos Sub
    Best sub for Sonos users
    ... ... ...

Verdict

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

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Customers like Sonos Sub 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.

Q Acoustics Q B12
Sonos Sub
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.

Sonos Sub, 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). Sonos Sub ranks higher than that and Q Acoustics Q B12 ranks lower than that.

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
Sonos Sub
In comparison:
Sonos Sub ranks #4 out of 120. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
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





Sonos Sub is more popular than Q Acoustics Q B12

It's fairly safe to say that Sonos Sub is a more popular subwoofer than Q Acoustics Q B12, based on its 1,000+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Q Acoustics Q B12 and Sonos Sub often consider Sonos Sub, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Q Acoustics Q B12 and Sonos Sub
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
SVS SB-1000 Pro $599
In comparison:
SVS SB-1000 Pro ranks #33 out of 120. It is in the top 10%.
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9.4
Amazing
3 expert recommendations Cheaper
Sonos SUB (Gen 3) $850
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
Elac SUB3030 $720
In comparison:
Elac SUB3030 ranks #16 out of 120. It is in the top 10%.
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9.8
Amazing
2 expert recommendations Cheaper
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Sonos Sub outranks Q Acoustics Q B12 by 6 positions. This indicates that, as of 3 Jun 2022, Sonos Sub is more critically acclaimed than Q Acoustics Q B12.
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
- $299
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.

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

Expert reviews [12]

78
Total expert reviews: 12
  • with a score: 5
  • without a score: 7
Highest score by PCMag
80
Average score based on 12 reviews
78
Lowest score by CNET
70

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
Q Acoustics Q B12: Buy | Customer Reviews
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
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From Seller:
  • The wireless subwoofer for deep bass.
  • Hear and feel the difference when you wirelessly connect Sub to your Sonos system.
  • Stand it upright, place it on its side, or tuck it under the couch.
  • Experience pure bass with zero buzz, rattle, or vibration. Power supply - Auto-switching 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz AC universal input
  • Read more
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From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0033586858475, 0180501002571, 0878269002253, 0878269002260, 0878269002338, 8717755771506, 8717755773319, 8717755773326, 8717755773333, 8717755773340
UPC Numbers: 033586858475, 180501002571, 878269002253, 878269002260, 878269002338
Model Numbers: 2595767, 2595771, SUBG1US1, SUBG1US1BLK, SUBGBUS1
Q Acoustics Q B12: Buy | Customer Reviews
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Q Acoustics Q B12 is a well-known 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 SVS SB-2000 Pro or Rel Acoustics T/7i .

Q Acoustics Q B12 is $599.01 more expensive than the average subwoofer ($399.99).

Sonos Sub is a very popular and one of the more expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling subwoofers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Bluesound Pulse Sub+ or Bose Bass Module 700 .

Sonos Sub is $359.01 more expensive than an average subwoofer ($399.99).

Q Acoustics Q B12: Buy | Customer Reviews

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