Naim Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation

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Naim Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation

Wireless Music System
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”The Mu-so Qb 2 remains the premium choice.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2022 Product of the Year.

Mu-so quality - cubed

The Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation offers the same award-winning streaming and much of the sound quality of its bigger brother, just in a smaller package. Packed into this stylish wireless speaker is a world-class streamer, stereo speaker system, powerful processing, flexible connectivity and multiroom ability. Perfect for tighter places, such as your desk or bedside table, the Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation delivers the best in sound, all around your home.

Even more musical
The 2nd Generation Mu-so Qb features upgraded speakers, co-developed with its audio partner, Focal. Combined with a powerful new multi-core processor, these deliver a higher level of sonic precision – letting you hear detail that gets lost with other speakers.

Spacious, stereo sound – from a single box
Unlike some rivals, the Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation is built to deliver full stereo sound. Beneath the grille are stereo, two-way speakers that are specifically angled to deliver an immersive, stereo sound. Far from being ordinary speakers, the Naim Mu-so Qb G2 uses high quality, soft dome tweeters paired with custom mid-range drivers for a smooth and natural sound.

Deceptive power
Despite its compact case, the Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation still delivers a mind-blowing 300 watts of pure power. Two-thirds of the power is channelled to the stereo speakers with a meaty 100 watts dedicated to the bass. Helping this baby speaker sound so punchy is a custom-made woofer with the backup of two further passive ABRs (Auxiliary Bass Radiators). What this mean is that you’ll struggle to find any wireless speaker this size with such a full-range and powerful sound.

The rhythm of Naim
Amongst hi-fi experts, Naim are revered for the 'timing' or sense of rhythm their products portray. The Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation is no different and manages to make many rivals sound cold and cynical by comparison. If you want to feel the soul of the music then no other speaker system around this price will match the sense of timing and cohesion on offer here.

World-class music streamer
At the heart of the Mu-so is Naim’s award-winning music-streaming platform. Developed by 25 engineers, over three years and featured in their flagship, £20,000 ND555 streamer, nothing competes for ease of use and quality. Simply download the Naim app and take control of all your music streaming needs.

Your choice of streaming
Whichever way you stream your music, the Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation delivers. With direct access to Spotify Connect (Premium Spotify account required), Tidal and thousands of Internet radio stations you can enjoy near limitless music at the touch of a preset. Chromecast is built-in, seamlessly linking to hundreds of supporting apps, such as Deezer, Qobuz and SoundCloud. If you prefer to stream within your own network, UPnP (Universal Plug n’ Play) is also supported – right up to High Resolution 32 bit/384 kHz files.

AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth
Stream music from your Apple device or iTunes with AirPlay 2 and you’ll not only hear your music library or favourite music service but also take advantage of Apple’s multiroom system. Alternatively, for a quick and easy link for anyone in the room, link a smartphone by Bluetooth and share the music instantly.

Multiroom made easy
As well as Apple’s AirPlay 2, the Mu-so offers two other ways to go multiroom. Either go Google or, better still, use the Naim app to link up all your compatible Naim products. The slick Naim app then lets you listen to the same music all around your home or different music in different rooms. The latest Mu-so is also Roon Ready for enhanced music searching.

Connect via USB
If you prefer the certainty of a wired connection, the Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation is also fitted with a USB interface. Plug in your iPhone, iPad, iPod, MP3 player or USB stick and enjoy music played back to the highest standard.

Boost your TV or games console sound
Fitted with both optical digital and 3.5mm auxiliary analogue inputs, you can boost the sound of your other components, too.

The style standard setter – made better
Enhancements to the iconic control centre now include a proximity sensor that lights up the display as your hand approaches. The touch pad now features direct access to favourite playlists, radio stations, Spotify resume and multi-room functionality. The premium aluminium casing is now finished in a darker, burnished grey and there’s a wider choice of optional grilles colours – making it look even more attractive in your home.

Hear just how good compact wireless speakers can sound, with the class-leading Naim Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation.
Smart Features
Apple AirPlay
Yes
Smartphone control
Yes
Connectivity
Analogue Input
3.5mm x 1
Bluetooth
Yes
Optical Digital Inputs
Yes -1
USB Input
Yes - 1
Wi-Fi Built In
Yes
General
Manufacturer's Warranty
2 years
Audio
High Resolution Audio
Yes
Power Output
300 watts total
Power Output - Watts per CH
100 +
Features
Internet Radio Services
Yes
Energy Consumption
Power Consumption - Normal Use (W)
15
Power Consumption - Standby
0.5/2
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
218 x 210 x 212
Weight
Weight (KG)
5.6
Accessories
Remote Control
Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NAIM Muso QB 2nd Generation Took (prompt and seamless) delivery of the new Naim QB 2nd Gen around 1 week ago. The clarity, sound delivery and power projection capabilities from such a compact package is nothing short of incredible by Naim, but, that isn’t where the fun stops. The speaker itself is of exceptionally high quality, of aesthetically superb design and blends into any modern home without looking either intrusive, or uninteresting to the eye, wherever you may position it within your room. The music streaming features are plentiful, easy to use and provide (what I’ve experienced thus far) uninterrupted playback via a Wi-Fi connection to your wireless router. I can’t really say enough about the Naim QB, but am delighted I decided to purchase it and equally happy that I opted to use Richer Sounds to provide it.
Date published: 2022-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound quality Although we spent twice as much as our initial budget we are delighted with the Naim speakers we bought. Richer Sounds was a brilliant place to buy because everything was explained so well and all options covered. There was no pressure to buy the best but after a session listening to the different available speakers we didn't want to get less than the best because the difference in quality of sound was significant.
Date published: 2022-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, so good After a few connectivity teething issues, this is now working beautifully. The sound is awesome. Very, very happy!
Date published: 2022-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from marvellous little bix What a joy. So glad I didn't buy more Sonos products!
Date published: 2022-03-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok, does the job, but see review. I bought the the Qb2 to be able to use in parallel with my Naim Mu So, which I use as a tv bar connected to my Sony tv. This does NOT WORK in parallel. I can only assume this is because the 'source' is not from my Wi Fi as would be the case for internet radio or a streaming service. Have you any comments please ?
Date published: 2022-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Product With Great Sound! After carrying out extensive online research I purchased the Naim Mu So Qb 2nd Generation. Which to my delight has not failed, excellent bass, treble and sound which I would recommend to anyone who is looking to purchase a speaker!
Date published: 2022-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound! Love this item. Looks and sounds amazing! Definitely recommend
Date published: 2022-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound - great service Bought a Naim Mu-So 2nd Gen after a trial from the shop - price matched no quibble. Kept in the box waiting for our kitchen to be fitted - no longer fitted with scheme returned unopened- no quibble. Found that the Naim QB2 fitted well - bought as a semi refund. Good advice good after sales had what I needed. No wonder they’re still in business much more rewarding experience buying a ‘treat’ in a shop with actual people interested in making it a good experience! Good job Brighton store.. oh and the Naim QB2 amazing for the size of it!
Date published: 2022-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Basically perfect Great sound, flawless WiFi connection and I even like the app which I’ve seen others complain about. Looks nice too!
Date published: 2022-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's worth it.. I had a Bose soundtouch 30 for s couple of years and I was never happy with its sound. Instrument's dissapeared and no mid range. Mu so qb is in a different league. Superb control over the sound. Amazing detail. Sounds real and looks amazing. Works perfectly and is easy to use.
Date published: 2022-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful example of versatile auto engineering After spending ages researching my options I decided this was the kit for me. Space in my house is at a premium and the features and size of the Mu-So QB made it irresistible. I had to wait some time before units became available but the waiting was worthwhile and I am glad I did not go for an alternative. Once ordered I was listening to the rich sounds of the Qb within less than 48 hours thanks to Richer Sounds usual brilliant service. Using the app is easy to master - interest radio, bluetooth, AirPlay, streaming, playing from a USB are all achieved without hassle. The numerous features mean you will undoubtedly get much listening pleasure from it irrespective of age and tastes etc. I have had it two weeks and have yet to be disappointed with its performance. It also looks stunning and passed the test of the other half being impressed by my choice. For what it does it is excellent value.
Date published: 2021-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great unit great sounds I bought this 3 weeks ago, really pleased with the unit
Date published: 2021-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why did I take so long to buy this unit! Since the launch and numerous positive media reviews that followed for the second version I have been interested in this unit. And I wish I had made the decision to buy this fabulous unit sooner, it is simply fantastic both in looks and most importantly sound. The staff at the Preston store were excellent as usual and gave me the confidence to buy the unit. Yes, it is expensive but it is a quality product and the detail and balance of the sound is mightily impressive.
Date published: 2021-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelieveably good value and sound WOW! That is the only word for the changes made to the already excellent stand alone speaker/miracle miniature system that is called the Naim Mu-so Qb, now rather 'cleverly' re-imagined as Qb2. And the thing is, Richer Sounds had it in stock when so many retailers did not – amazing! So, I ordered late on a Thursday evening (with free delivery) and it arrived Monday – outstanding service. I highly recommend the 6 years guarantee as well, because it is effectively a no cost option if you don't need it (full refund if not used) and there for your benefit and reassurance if you do! (Which is pretty unlikely given Naim's reputation for quality and build standard). Anyway, the Qb2 is wonderful in every respect: internet radio, Tidal, Qobuz, Chromecast, Airplay2, my own music files – they all sound really great: detailed, alive and realistic. The multi-room function is very useful and synchronises every time without any messing and the new remote control is helpful - although I usually rely on the efficient Naim control app. Yes - it is seemingly expensive for a 'wireless speaker' but it is so much more than that and constantly impresses. I cannot recommend Qb2 enough – or indeed Richer Sounds!
Date published: 2021-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable Sound Quality We ordered this and had to wait two months for delivery, which is something I've never had to do before but I can confirm that it was definitely worth the wait. The Naim Qb has gone beyond any expectations I had in terms of sound quality and usability. I downloaded the app only iPad and iPhone and after a couple of teething problems with my home network - the app now works flawlessly, enabling us to control the Qb remotely via our phones. I love the internet radio presets and the sheer number of stations you can get on via the app. The interface ion the app is easy to use and also allows linking up to a TV, like we have done to use as a sound bar. We even got a clip on fascia from Naim to suit the colour of the room. This is not a cheap piece of kit but make no mistake - it's worth every penny. Absolutely stunning.
Date published: 2021-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than Sonos Great looking and sounding speakers. after the Sonos debacle I’m pleased to have switched. Apple Air works well as does Tidal and the multi room link. Great service as always from Bournemouth.
Date published: 2021-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely piece of kit Sound quality is great. As some prior reviews have said this is not a cheap piece of kit and i have it linked with its larger brother too. I have found the wireless connection can get funny if not used for a while but number one support of turn off and on again usually works without needing a full setup. Multiroom can be very slow to setup at times but once going no issues. I did have the Heos previously which unfair to compare on price but that was very flaky and would often distort the sound and initial quality not as good either. Although as others have said the app can be a little slow but I think the features are good and works well with multiple inputs from spotify, tunein etc. Another thing to note with difference to the HEOS is they discontinued support for some stations on tunein but not the case with the muso so not an issue with the app but the platform.
Date published: 2021-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from £750. No pain, no gain! If you have never heard this thing in action you would be rightly doubtful about spending this sort of money on a small standalone speaker. However, I bought one and after a couple of months with it I can honestly say it was worth every penny. It sounds amazing, clear and powerful music, all detail and subtlety is there, music comes alive, massive untroubled volume for the size of it, steady and reliable connections to the internet and UPnP NAS server with a good quality WiFi signal, good Tidal integration and control with the app. I love it and I would buy it again.
Date published: 2021-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic sound I have an older version of the Mu-so, which is fantastic. This one is more fantastic!
Date published: 2020-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple to set up and use with great sound! Compact, easy to set up, looks good, great sound, so far so good!
Date published: 2020-11-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great once hard wired. Wi-fi performance shocking This sounds great, no question. However I had dreadful trouble when trying to connect it to my domestic wi-fi. Phones and laptops work reliably but for some reason the Qb just would not. Due to my ongoing frustration I eventually set up an ethernet cable from my router to the machine. Now fully reliable, but it really shouldn't be like that.
Date published: 2020-11-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great expectations. I was expecting a lot more from this sound wise and that is my fault because I am from another generation that, during the 70's/80's, when I was a teen - 20's when music is everything, I always had big speakers and full size separates to play my prog rock classics,(GENESIS, FLOYD, ELP, CRIMSON etc) so I though that technology had somehow beat science to produce that same depth and range you get from big quality systems. But it can't. It might be the best at what it does and looks awesome but an old rocker, now into jazz, needs something bigger. Sorry about that.
Date published: 2020-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Refined sound, terrible app The Naim 2nd Generation Qb (Qb2) is a beautiful looking object. A slight bulge on each side breaks the strict cube shape but makes it look like there's some muscle bursting to get out from inside! Once you've turned off the booming "Loudness" setting (deeply buried away in an obscure menu option!) the sound is very refined. Feed it some high res source and you will be richly rewarded. It will go quite loud without a problem too. We filled our garden easily. You can do the basics from the remote or the controls on the top of the Qb2 but to get the most out of it you must use the (free) Naim App. Unfortunately this is SLOoooooooow. (Android version - can't comment on Apple) Sometimes it can take 10 to 20 seconds to choose a source. It also loses contact with the Qb2 frequently and if you change tracks using the remote or the top buttons then the app doesn't update so you are forced to restart it to get it back in synch. Detailed control is also missing. For example; there seems to be no way to set wireless networking whilst it is hard-wired so no way to switch between the two without physical disconnection. I have also not found a way to setup multiple wi-fi connections so that the Qb2 can be quickly switched depending on signal strength. In conclusion; the Qb2 is beautiful to look at and sounds great but it is badly let down by a poor companion app. At £500 it would be an absolute steal but at £750 Naim needs to do better, and quickly!
Date published: 2020-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sound and style The Mu-so Qb for me is the best wireless speaker you can get. It’s easy to set up, connects perfectly with my Spotify and looks so classy, but best of all, the sound quality is superb! The sound is full, rich and the detail it picks out is amazing. I’m hearing sounds that I’ve just never heard before in 50 years of listening to music! ... The Mu-so Qb isn’t cheap, but when you live with it and listen to it, it’s worth every penny ... and it’s made in England.
Date published: 2020-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great speaker Great sound and lots of features. It is an eye catching piece of kit.
Date published: 2020-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant sound, crisp and clear with lots of bass I bought the first gen and was impressed with the sound, had a great demo in the Richer Sound Croydon store, the app and the quick setup were a bonus.
Date published: 2020-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic trademark Naim sound and great features! I bought this for the kitchen to replace a smaller Sonos speaker in there. The difference in sound was amazing, it had all the signature pace, rhythm and timing aspects of my main Naim system, but in a small speaker form. Aside from the sound, I particularly like the presets for favourites, the ability to multi-room with the main system and the remote control.
Date published: 2020-05-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Faulty Unit twice! I do love this speaker and the sound and usability is exceptional. The no. 5 touch sensitive button did not though work. If you are paying all this money you expect it to be faultless! I spoke to customer service to report it, who told me they had never seen this issue before. Within 2 days of reporting the issue I received a replacement unit which is exceptional service, can not fault them on that.This 2nd unit though has the exact same issue! I’ve only just reported this though so await their response. There must be a batch issue, I do not want a 3rd faulty unit though!
Date published: 2020-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely warm sound Bought about a week ago by a technically inadequate old lady. I did manage to set it up using the app and I use the Bluetooth connection with either my Android tablet or phone. The sound is multi layer and clear but decidedly from one point in the room despite being set up for the corner. It fails to recognise the Bluetooth connection inexplicably on occasion but eventually it works. It can also drop the connection sometimes. I have not tried any other of it's abilities.
Date published: 2020-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my home office Working from home during this time I needed a space that is cut off from the rest of the household - and I have been investing in that space as I spend 8 hours a day - I bought an ergonomic stool and the Naim - it does what I need easily - I only listen to radio 3 and Tidal - its sits on my desk unobtrusive and the remote allows instance mute when the phone goes - all great so far - easy to set up too - bought online and the staff member was very helpful and offered opinions based on real experience which isnt normal these days - people are too frightened - but I appreciated it - they know better than me
Date published: 2020-05-11
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