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Naim Mu-so Qb

Naim Mu-so Qb
alaScore 98

40 reviews

Apr, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Naim Mu-so Qb. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Naim Mu-so Qb is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Duncan Bell (t3.com)

Naim Mu-so Qb review: Mu-so's cubic heir is a square deal for wireless music lovers

 

That's despite a price (£895) that was well on the high side for a wireless speaker - rivals such as Sonos and B&W have pitched their approximately comparable offerings at around £400-£500 - and a very large footprint.

It's one compact ; sexy ; cuboid ; Really good audio for the size ; Lots of connectivity options

Undeniably 'premium' pricing ; The big Mu-so's even better

May, 2016

Expert review by: Jon Porter (techradar.com)

Mu-So Qb review

 

Big sound and stylish looks in a petite package

Stylish looks ; Small form factor ; Full and vibrant sound

Expensive ; Setup can be painful

There's no denying that Naim's Mu-So Qb makes a big impact, but its controls and setup can be frustrating, especially at this price.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Naim Mu-so Qb review: An all-round success

 

When the original Naim Mu-so launched in 2014, it was received with critical acclaim. Although it's a physically large bit of kit, it impressed us so much that it took the Pocket-lint Awards gong for best speaker in 2015.

Smashing design, easy setup, multi-room setup possible, sound quality is outstanding - from bass, through to mids and highs

No separate remote in the box, multi-room app control could be better designed, it's not exactly cheap

Sure, we'd not call the Qb a budget speaker by any means, but its £595 price point is about as low as we thought we'd ever see from the Naim, um, name.

Apr, 2016

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Naim Mu-so Qb

 

The Naim Mu-so Qb is an ultra-high-end wireless speaker. It would be a perfect fit for the Apple Store, with a premium design and big audio quality ambitions.

A wireless speaker that looks the part and has plenty of power for a rowdy house party.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Naim Mu-so Qb review

 

Huge sound and great connectivity from the latest addition to the Mu-so family...

Outstanding build ; Feature-packed ; Big, bold sound ; Decent detail ; Strong rhythmic know-how

Bass a little rich at high volume ; Could have a touch more insight through the midrange

A small speaker with big personality, the Qb combines style, substance and a whole lot of features at a more affordable price

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Naim Mu-so Qb review

 

This can-do cube packs a heavyweight hi-fi punch

Top-notch build and design ; Handy size for smaller rooms ; Packed with features ; Big, bold, expressive sound

Bass might be on the rich side for neutral ears

Small, stylish and with a sound that’d make its big brother proud, the Qb is a stunning addition to the Mu-so family.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Jonathan Margolis (howtospendit.ft.com)

Naim Mu-so Qb

 

A colourful mini one-box hifi with massive bass

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: (avforums.com)

Naim Mu-So Qb Review

 

The newest member of the Naim family is a distinctive shape but it's certainly no square

Sounds big and involving ; Looks fantastic ; Excellent feature set

No remote supplied as standard ; Slight midrange graininess ; Can sound a bit artificial with loudness selected

After the Mu-So turned out to be a commercial success, it was fairly inevitable that Naim would look to expand the family. What makes the Qb stand out is that Naim has clearly taken their time about doing so in order to deliver the performance level...

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Naim Mu-so QB

 

Above those popular conceptions of the wireless speaker lives in a select group of "high-end" models which start at about a grand in the US and continue climbing from there. In these loftier climes reside models you've never heard of, like the Devialet...

The Naim mu-so Qb is impeccably designed and looks every inch a $1,000 speaker. The Qb sounds great for a product of its impossibly compact dimensions. The number of inputs it offers is obscenely good.

Equivalent performance can be had with the Sonos Play:5 for half the price, and other high-end speakers can offer bigger, stereo sound. The app is nowhere as slick, capable or easy to use as Sonos'.

A luxurious wireless speaker with good sound and amazing design in a compact size, but it's not cheap.

May, 2016

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Naim mu-so Qb compact wireless speaker: Beautiful design, soaring sticker price

 

What comes to mind when you think of the term "wireless speaker"? Is it a $50 Bluetooth speaker? Maybe the $200 Bose SoundLink Mini? Or perhaps something even higher quality like the $500 Sonos Play:5?

The Naim mu-so Qb is impeccably designed and looks every inch a $1,000 speaker. The Qb sounds great for a product of its impossibly compact dimensions. The number of inputs it offers is obscenely good

Equivalent performance can be had with the Sonos Play:5 for half the price, and other high-end speakers can offer bigger, stereo sound. The app is nowhere as slick, capable or easy to use as Sonos

A luxurious wireless speaker with good sound and amazing design in a compact size, but it's not cheap.

May, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

RMS rated power:300

Design

Colour of product:Grey

Loudspeakers

Mid-range driver diameter:6.4
Multi-Room Streaming (MRS) support:Y
Number of drivers:5
Number of mid-range drivers:2
Number of Speakers:1
Number of tweeter drivers:2
Number of woofer drivers:1
Recommended usage:Universal
Speaker placement:Tabletop/bookshelf
Speaker Type:3.5-way
Tweeter:Y
Tweeter diameter:2.5
Woofer:Y

Performance

Remotely operated:Y
Volume Control:Rotary

Ports & interfaces

AirPlay:Y
AUX In:Y
Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless
Ethernet LAN:Y
Speaker interface type:3.5mm/USB/Bluetooth
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:212
Height :210
Weight:5.6
Width:218