When comparing Q Acoustics 3020 vs Microlab M300U, the Slant community recommends Microlab M300U for most people. In the question“What are the best high end speakers for casual music listening? ” Microlab M300U is ranked 1st while Q Acoustics 3020 is ranked 5th.
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Pro Great soundstage and imaging
When positioned properly, these speakers can deliver immersive audio. Soundstage is quite wide, while instrument separation is very good. You’ll be able to pick out individual instruments from the music, and you can also easily appreciate audio panning and directional sound.
Pro Clear highs and full mids
The highs of the 3020 are crisp, airy and full of detail. You’ll be able to easily pick out the nuances of the audio. The highs do not get harsh though, so these are smooth and easy to listen to.
The mids are full and sound quite natural. Vocals, guitars and keys sound very good and have a warm and life-like timbre.
The bass is tight and controlled, but not very powerful.
Pro Easy to drive
You do not need a powerful speaker amplifier to run these. At 6 ohms impedance, these speakers should deliver great volume and audio quality with a decent amp.
Pro Perfect crystal clear and powerful sound
Pro 3.5mm jack from the computer to the subwoofer
This makes it compatible with the most hardware, not only computers.
Pro Wonderful bass
Pro Huge subwoofer speaker
About 23 cm in diameter.
Con Requires stands for optimal performance
You might want to consider investing in stands, as the 3020s are designed to perform optimally when placed on stands instead of a table/desk.
Con Amp/receiver is needed
These are passive speakers, so they will not function properly when plugged straight to your computer, TV, or smartphone/media player. You’ll need to hook these up with an audio receiver or speaker amplifier.
Con Has a radio antenna but not radio tuner...
... and it's not clear what that antenna is for. Supposedly it can catch radio signal in order to listen to radio but there's no visible frequency tuner anywhere.
It's strongly recommended to unscrew the antenna from the subwoofer.