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Chris Harrison
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Chris Harrison posted on Mon, Nov 6 2017 11:42 AM

Ok, I know we are talking nearly 20 years of technology improvements between the BS35 and BL3500 but it doesn't really bother me as I can work around the tech.

Does the Beolab 3500 have enough output for a largish kitchen? or am I really better off spending the money (nearly 10 times) and get the BS35?

 

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BenSA replied on Mon, Nov 6 2017 1:04 PM

I hope someone answers this question soon, I'd be very interested to know as well.

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Chris Harrison:
Does the Beolab 3500 have enough output for a largish kitchen?

Unless the kitchen is very very large, then the Beolab 3500 will have more than enough output

Regards Keith....

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Hiort replied on Mon, Nov 6 2017 1:32 PM

Keith Saunders:

Chris Harrison:
Does the Beolab 3500 have enough output for a largish kitchen?

Unless the kitchen is very very large, then the Beolab 3500 will have more than enough output

Definetly my experience as well.

It has a good punch and you can get it for a really good price nowdays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CB replied on Mon, Nov 6 2017 5:15 PM

Hi Chris,

 

You're talking only about power, but you're aware that you compare a speaker (BeoLab 3500) with a system (BeoSound 35), aren't you ?

And that the BL3500 needs a wired source...

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As someone that has owned both, I'd pick the BeoSound 35 over the Beolab 3500 just about every time without hesitation.  Putting aside the technology improvements (Beolink v Masterlink; Bluetooth; digital in; no need for another source, app control, etc.), the sound quality is leaps and bounds better (in my opinion, for the way I listen to music). To my ears, the Beolab 3500 has the sound profile of a single Beolab 6000 whereas I'd equate the BeoSound 35 to a PAIR of BeoLab 8000s.  And its not just the power level that I'm referring too.  The BeoSound 35 is capable to reproducing noticeable low end punch (and thus yielding a much fuller range of sound) whereas the Beolab 3500 has virtually no low end by comparison.  Also, I find the sound stage far superior with the BeoSound 35.  In short, I would consider using the BeoSound 35 as a main audio setup where I wouldn't prefer to use the Beolab 3500 for the same.  I've previously owned a Beolab 3500 and I presently own three BeoSound 35s.  All that said, the Beolab 3500 is not a bad speaker by any means and is attractive at its current price point for a speaker with the BeoSound 35/Beolab 3500 form factor.  I would certainly recommend the Beolab 3500 where its being integrated into a masterlink only environment, where it is to be used for passive listening (music on in the background), or where one primarily listens to music that doesn't benefit from a speaker with notable low end capabilities.  However, the right choice for myself is the BeoSound 35, but everyone will certainly have different opinions on this.        

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I'm curious about these comparisons, too.

I have two bathrooms each with a BeoLab 3500. My goal is to replace them with proper NL speakers. I was thinking of replacing one with a BeoSound 35 and replacing the other with an extra BeoPlay A6 that I have. Has anyone compared the sound of a BeoPlay A6 to that of a BeoLab 3500?

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TWG replied on Tue, Nov 7 2017 12:14 PM

The Beolab 3500 looks much classier in my view... but the sound is just mediocre. Soundwise Beosound 35, Design Beolab 3500.

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Please excuse the kitchen as it is a work in progress but wondering if the sound will fill the room.

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Please upload image as outlined HERE

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BenSA replied on Tue, Nov 7 2017 1:11 PM

I was very surprised that the Beolab 3500 produces half the bass that a Beolab 6000 does. I would have thought that they would be the same. I don't see the logic in that.....still baffles me completely. 

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TWG:

The Beolab 3500 looks much classier in my view... but the sound is just mediocre. Soundwise Beosound 35, Design Beolab 3500.

My sentiments exactly.

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