Product Comparison: Q Acoustics M2 vs Canton DM55

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General Specifications
Q Acoustics
About the Product
The M2 Soundbar Base delivers stunning TV and audio sound performance with its unique 180 sound speaker technology and built in subwoofer all in one cabinet.
The DM55 continues to offer class-leading sound, plus advanced functionality such as lip-sync adjustment, aptX Bluetooth support, control from existing TV remotes and multiple input support.
Key Specs
Minimum Frequency Response
20 Hz
40 Hz
Maximum Frequency Response
20 kHz
23 kHz
Power Output
80 Watt
200 Watt
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Q Acoustics M2 Soundbar with Built-in Subwoofer - Black
  • The sound output is very clear, the dialogue is crisp and the bass is immersive without being overpowering.
  • This unit is very very loud and may not be for you if you want to use at very low volumes at a night time.
  • Sound wise, it gives out a "balanced yet meaty" tonality, not an overpowering bass, but enough to make the spitfires in Dunkirk sound like they were tearing through my front room.
  • The vocals are much clearer, you can hear a lot more detail and those deep based sounds are a wow.
  • It also has a very nice natural sound when used as a bluetooth speaker for music.
Canton DM55 2.1 Virtual Surround System - Black
  • On music it is great! The atmosphere created by incidental music in films is very well conveyed
  • The sound is fantastic for a small room. Great clarity and a pleasing neutral sound which can be adjusted to suit your taste.
  • Deep clean bass from ancient instruments like the tiorba is a revelation and really full sounds like a piano concerto are handled easily.
  • The sound is clear, with dialogue much better than the normal flat screen tv speakers and when it comes to deep sound it is tight and well controlled.
  • Simple to set up and use. The sound quality is fantastic.
Size & Weight
Black Glass
3.66 in.
2.7 in.
21.65 in.
21.5 in.
13.3 in.
11.8 in.
12.79 lbs.
11.68 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Q Acoustics M2 Soundbar with Built-in Subwoofer - Black
  • Build wise, the unit is weighty and well finished, no panel gaps or cheap feeling plastics
  • I am delighted with this product. It also looks the biz!
  • Excellent sound quality. Solid build. A massive improvement to the tv internal speakers.
  • The quality of finish is good and solid, with a rich and full sound.
  • It has a compact dimension (unlike its ungainly big brother m4) and is able to re-create the same award winning sound.
Canton DM55 2.1 Virtual Surround System - Black
  • I have the canton setup in my bedroom with a Samsung T24H390S Smart 24" LED TV and the profile of the canton fits the TV perfectly.
  • Does not take up a lot of space and looks good below my TVs.I have not had any problems with this lovely product.
  • It also fits nicely under my 65” TV. No issues thus far.
  • The vast improvement in sound immersion is truly awesome. And its appearance is truly rich and luxurious. You wouldn't be disappointed
  • Slim, well built and sounds good. Sound quality is excellent.
TV Stand
TV Stand
Installation Type
Number of Channels
Sound Enhancing System
Dolby Digital, DTS TruSurround
Lip Sync adjustment, Bluetooth aptX
Bluetooth aptX, Lip Sync adjustment, IR-Learn Function
What customers say about "Features"
Q Acoustics M2 Soundbar with Built-in Subwoofer - Black
  • Operation is simple and colour coded with an light indicator at the top front of the unit.
  • Movie EQ is the default sound and its really good for movies and I was surprised that Music (classical and rock) is best left on Movie EQ too.
  • Beautifully balanced stereo sound. Voices are much clearer (my hearing impaired other half no longer needs subtitles).
  • Voice is clear yet the bass is still heavy and it also sounds fantastic with music via Bluetooth Spotify premium.
  • The base is strong and vocals clear. The ability to churn out loud music when played is an added advantage.
Canton DM55 2.1 Virtual Surround System - Black
  • Excellent soundstage. No issues as yet with synchronisation.
  • The added subwoofers with the surround feature are adding an excellent home theater experience without the hassle of adding many speakers.
  • The from the Bluetooth to watching movies it great! good quality and plenty of adjustment level means this is a great addition to my TV setup.
  • The sound easily fills the room and is fantastic with movies and music.
  • Flexibility of an number of settings to suit taste in terms of bass, and treble equalisation. Well made.
Equalizer Settings
Music, User EQ, MoviEQ
TV on top of DM system, DM system in a rack / on a shelf, Free-standing DM system
Wireless Connectivity
Bluetooth, NFC
USB (for Service Only), Digital optical audio, HDMI Input, 3.5mm stereo mini jack, Stereo RCA
Analog Input, Digital optical audio, Digital coaxial audio, Subwoofer Out
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Q Acoustics M2 Soundbar with Built-in Subwoofer - Black
  • I set it up out of the box in less than 5 minutes using an optical toslink cable (not supplied) and other than adjusting a couple of switches at the rear of the unit, it was ready to go.
  • Pleasingly it automatically turns on and off when I turn on my TV - similar operation can be achieved using the HDMI (ARC) cable (included) if compatible with your TV.
  • Bluetooth/NFC operation is also very simple using the pairing button at the back
  • You can also connect other devices via bluetooth so great for listening to audio books or music from your iPad.
  • Very easy to set up , connect with hdmi ( to arc input ) , make sure your tv audio out is set to 2 speaker setting and that’s it .
Canton DM55 2.1 Virtual Surround System - Black
  • Connection is easy and a bluetooth link to my phone was set up in seconds.
  • Bluetooth connectivity is great too and easy to set-up.
  • Visiting friends at yours can utilise the easy-peasy bluetooth connection and be listening to quality sound in seconds.
  • It's so much easier than fiddling around with a huge AV receiver and the innumerable wires and extra speakers.
  • Setup took 10mins from unpacking it from the box, plugging in the power cable and connecting the digital optical cable (which comes supplied) from the unit to my 40" Samsung LED TV and that was it!!
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
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