Supposedly the q acoustics m4 has won all the awards and this speaker has not. I have tried the m4 out and i was not as impressed as i was with this m3. I was in a really busy and noisy john lewis though so not the best place to test out speakers. Definitely is uglier than the m3.And you can’t use hdmi with the m4. However, i have been able to test out thoroughly at home the m3 against the samsung hw-ms650, the latter having won a bunch of awards. It has more base, even with samsung’s option to raise the base more manually, which didn’t seem to do much, and the sound has just more depth and clarity. The m3 also gets louder when playing tv and films. The samsung is more high-tech though, with many different settings, that don’t do much, except the smart mode, and has wifi connection and its own app so you can connect up to spotify without bluetooth and thus not have to worry about range.
I have tried the following 3 soundbars before settling with the q3. Samsung jwalthough bose did a perfect job in delivering crystal clear sound, it did lack a bit of bass. The azatom had solid bass but the sound quality wasn’t appealing. But wow, q3 has proved itself to be the top of class. I have had it for about 6 months and i can say that this soundbar excels in delivering powerful music or cinematic experience. Dont expect it to shake your walls.
Enormous sound bar, ordered in error as i’m still an inches and feet person. Decided to move it to a larger room to await a new tv cabinet that would accept the large size sound bar.
A real improvement to tv sound quality. I suffer from tinnitus and this soundbar makes listening to tv much better than the tinny tv speakers.
Nice sound bar and simple to use. Adds a deaper and richer sound quality to the tv which the built in speakers would not be able to achieve. Would recommend arc so it can all be controlled via tv switching on/off and sound channelled from various ext devices.
Researched into so many different sound bars and decided with this one. No regrets as it’s absoutely amazing. We’ve now purchased another one for the living room. Great sound, nice bass and such a huge sound improvement. Cons: only issues are the remote is pretty naff, but it’s really not needed and is just collected dust here. Also the sound bar is actually quite high so in the bedroom does cut off a bit of the screen.
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I recently installed one of these to my tv. The connection options means it can be attached to anything i can think of. The sound quality is spectacular. I have heard the m4 and the 7000 series before and was impressed with those, i like the look of the m3 so chose that over the m4 but there is not much to chose between them sound wise, the m4 may be slightly louder if your ears can stand it.I read a review on a well known hifi mag that complained about the high level of bass, whoever wrote that obviously didn’t figure out that every aspect of the sound output can be controlled from the tv settings, if you don’t like bass just turn it down. Every tv these days comes with a decent sound card, mine is a philips but i’d like to try it on a sony tv which have the best sound cards fitted. It also sounds fantastic from a bluetooth connection and the range is excellent. Very very impressed with this kit.
Easy to set up, tv finally sounds clear. Linked to alexa easily enough.
I have q speakers so i was not surprised by the sound from the sound bar.
Perfect solution for a wall hung tv- sounds great and looks just as good.
Just wanted to touch on a review above talking about bluetooth taking priority over tv. The order is hdmi arc, optical, bluetooth, then the analogue inputs including 3. If you are connecting via hdmi which is preferred method you will not have the issues of the above 1 star reviewerm also hdmi arc means unit will turn on when you turn tv on and volume will be controlled by tv remote.
Features of Q Acoustics M3 Soundbar with Built-in Subwoofer – Black
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- The M3 is simplicity redefined where beautifully engineered sound meets beautiful design. M3 is an elegant, compact soundbar, designed to bring life to your living room without the clutter of a full Hi-Fi system.
- The M3 is a true plug and play soundbar. Connect it to a television using an HDMI (ARC) input and it becomes one with the TV, Switch on the TV and the M3 automatically brings clarity of speech and a depth of soundscape that transforms the TV sound.
- Wide dispersion BMR drivers provide room-filling sound and clarity, whilst the inbuilt subwoofer gives a depth of soundscape that will transform your TV sound.
- If you are unable to use an HDMI connection, both analogue (3.5mm jack) and digital (Toslink) are also available and we have taken the time to ensure that the M3 will work with leading satellite and cable infra-red (IR) remote controls to again avoid having multiple Remote Controls
- Box Contents: 1 x QM3 Streamlined Bluetooth Soundbar, 1 x Remote Control, 1 x Lithium Battery, (3V, CR2025), 1 x HDMI Lead (2 metres), 1 x UK Mains Cable (Regional mains cable), 1 x Quick Start Guide, 1 x Safety Warning Guide, 1 x Wall Mounting Template. Dimensions: (WxHxD) 1000mm x 90mm x 125mm
From the manufacturer
“Some of the most forward-thinking products in existence.” What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision, November 2009
Q Acoustics is not like most other loudspeaker companies.
Q Acoustics is a young brand. No heritage. No tradition. No old black and white photographs. We believe that is the secret of our success.
Q Acoustics was established in 2006; not by a wealthy music lover, hobbyist designer or retired rock musician.
No. Q Acoustics was founded by professional engineers and businessmen with the sole aim of developing a highly successful loudspeaker brand based on outstanding audio performance and being the best in class.
Q Acoustics M3 Soundbar with Built In Subwoofer
Bringing Life to Sound
The M3 is simplicity redefined; beautifully engineered sound meets beautifully designed engineering. A more compact soundbar than its big brothers, the M4. Enjoy crystal clear intelligibility and powerful dynamic bass from an elegantly streamlined soundbar reproducing a big, bold sound.
We understand that everyone has a different room setup, and that a new gadget should not be intrusive to your current lifestyle, so we have taken the care to ensure your M3 will sound at its absolute best no matter how you place it. Stick it on a cabinet, place it in a cabinet, or mount it on a wall, just change the switchable EQ and let us open your ears and allow you to enjoy movies and music as they were intended.
At Q Acoustics, our completely focused understanding of acoustic engineering and inspirational design has driven our remarkable success. We recognised the only way Q Acoustics could possibly enjoy commercial accomplishment was to design and produce loudspeaker products that were, without question, superior to their similarly priced competitors. So that is what we did and for ten years audiophiles around the world have enjoyed Q Acoustics for its innovative and high performance loudspeakers.
Q Acoustics M3 Soundbar with Built In Subwoofer
True Plug & Play Soundbar
With Q Acoustics’ new Intelligent Pre-Amplifier (IPA) designed to seamlessly integrate into your home setup, the M3 is a true plug and play soundbar. Connect it into your home entertainment setup using Bluetooth aptX or the ARC HDMI input, and forget about it.
Transform Your TV Sound
The M3 becomes one with your TV, leaving you to discover the two sides of this unique product, movie and music. Detailed and wide dispersion BMR’s provide clarity, whilst the big heart, our inbuilt Dual Voice Coil (DVC) subwoofer, gives a depth of soundscape that will transform your TV sound.
Multi-award Winning Hi-Fi Brand
Q Acoustics is a multi-award winning hi-fi brand, which was founded by experts in the audio industry with the sole aim of developing a highly successful loudspeaker brand. It has been 10 years since Q Acoustics was founded, and in every year since we have continued to drive innovation and developed multi-award winning products.
What’s in the box?
1 x QM3 Streamlined Bluetooth Soundbar
1 x Remote Control
1 x Lithium Battery, (3V, CR2025)
1 x HDMI Lead (2 metres)
1 x UK Mains Cable (Regional mains cable)
1 x Quick Start Guide
1 x Safety Warning Guide
1 x Wall Mounting Template
Beautifully Engineered Sound
Frequency Response ±0.5dB : 20Hz – 20kHz
S/N ratio (A-wtd): -85dB
Mains Power: 100~240V – 50~60Hz – 100W
Mid-High: BMR 58mm x 58mm
Bass: DVC 100mm x 150mm
System FQ Response +3/-6 dB : tbc
Deep Standby: <0.5W
Standby (Network Connected): <2.0W
Optical DAC: 1 x 24-bit 48kHz Toslink
Bluetooth: V4.0 Class II
CODEC: aptX, AAC, MP3, SBC
RCA Phono Maximum Sensitivity: 2.10Vrms
3.5mm Maximum Sensitivity: 1.10Vrms
Un-boxed Weight: 4.0kg
Powerful Dynamic Bass
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Excellent value for money, pairs well with samsung tv.
Value for money, quality product and nicely packaged. Enhanced our joy of watching netflix and other films on freeview as against the poor quality speakers from our sony tv. Should have made the purchase sooner. Dont expect the sound bar to perform as the quick start instructions suggest – it would not provide any sound when the tv was switched to hd or netflix. Spent a lot of time checking and reading the set up process but had to go online to down load the full manual. Eventually i identified that the sony tv sound had to be switched to pcm mode. Ok where to find the pcm mode was the next question ?. Spent further time reading the tv manual and then locating pcm on the tv. If you haven’t got the patience to do all this then find someone who has. The above comment should not deflect you from buying the product as when set up it is absolutely great.
Works fine so far,sound can be controlled by both my sky and tv remotes. Have only connected to the tv by hdmi so cannot adviscontacted the loe on optical but will buy a lead and try later. Also had a small problem (could not find the soundbar remote, it was under the packing). Contacted the firm by email and they were most helpful.
Good bass, without being overpowering. Works well with films, and tv shows. Able to hear the voices well, which has been a problem with some previous sound bars (roth) and the tv speakers.
What a difference to watching/listening to tv.
Its set-up and integration with our present equipment happened with little help needed from me. Its range of connectivity choices makes it nicely versatile, and the resulting audio output is clean but punchy, whether standard or ‘cinema’ mode.
The M3 is simplicity redefined where beautifully engineered sound meets beautiful design.
I researched eoundbars i this price range extensively and sel fred the m3 for its stylish appearance and recommend d sound quality. The m3 is so easy to install, really and truly plug and play. Great clarity of sound fromtv and bluetooth connection nnection with my iphone 7s. If you’re und cider between m3 and m4 think no further and go for this stylish model and get great sound.
Excellent quality at a great price. You think you are at the movies using it.
Just bought a new tv and decided to go the whole hog and get a sound bar, brings programmes to life, didn’t think it would be so different from the sound just coming from the tv.
Sounds brilliant, makes films come to life, i can finally hear everything on the tv, not just bits. Simple to set up, hdmi, then power and off you go. No problems putting on wall either. I’d heard the q4 before but i think this matches it. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a really top quality soundbar.
I was looking for a sound bar to improve general tv viewing & the occasional movie. I’ve always had bose speakers & for a long time had my eye on one of their offerings. Consumer reviews always rave about the bose sound bars whereas the expert reviews are generally underwhelming, stating cost as a negative. On his basis i decided to give the m3 a try. Not many consumer reviews about there but the experts regard it and the brand highly. I connected it up in minutes via the arc hdmi and it was working straight away. It has massively enhanced my viewing experience. I am not an expert, simply a consumer that was fed up with having to pump the volume up to almost max just to hear speech. I would describe the sound as deep and immersive with a good level of bass for the action movies.
The M3 is a true plug and play soundbar.
Wide dispersion BMR drivers provide room-filling sound and clarity, whilst the inbuilt subwoofer gives a depth of soundscape that will transform your TV sound.
If you are unable to use an HDMI connection, both analogue (3.5mm jack) and digital (Toslink) are also available and we have taken the time to ensure that the M3 will work with leading satellite and cable infra-red (IR) remote controls to again avoid having multiple Remote Controls