Edifier Aurora 2.1 Speaker Review
Edifier have been around for about 15 years and have recently expanded hugely across the globe, with a range of audio products for a variety of solutions. As this is the first of their products that we're reviewing here at OC3D, we'll let them explain a little about themselves, courtesy of their website :
Edifier® International specializes in the design and manufacturing of high-end consumer audio electronics for both the lifestyle and multimedia markets, providing a wide selection to suit each individuals taste. Edifier® International is renowned for its development and use of acoustic technology, superior manufacturing standards and uncompromised quality in design and production of audio electronics. Edifier® is committed to excellence in all audio markets in which it operates, which include PC audio, multimedia audio, docking audio, IT lifestyle audio and home lifestyle audio. Edifier® is committed to excel and extend the audio experience into further evolving both the global brand and product recognition, with a passion for sound.
So contrary to a few companies who make speakers, Edifier only make audio products, so hopefully this means a high focus level on the sound quality.
The Aurora we have on test today has won a design award for its looks, which we'll see on the next page. Design awards always make us slightly wary as sometimes the artistic 'form' that wins those kind of awards comes at the expense of some 'function'.
As you can see from the speaker sizes this is designed mainly as a sleek pair for a laptop or perhaps something to plug your MP3 player into, rather than a huge wall of sound affair.
Model Number: MP300 Plus
Total power output: RMS 3.5W x 2 + 15W x 1
THD + N (testing level): 10%
Signal to noise ratio: ≥85dBA
Frequency response: Satellites: 230Hz - 20KHz | Subwoofer: 45Hz - 200Hz
Input sensitivity: Intelligent Sensitivity Adjustment (I.D.C)
Audio Input Type: 3.5mm Stereo line-in
Adjustment: Master volume control
Subwoofer / bass unit: 2 inch, Magnetically shielded, 4Ω
Midrange / high unit: 1½ inch, Magnetically shielded, 4Ω
Colour option: Asphalt grey / Electric blue / Liquid silver / Luminous yellow / Midnight blue / Original red / Passion pink / Spicy red / Stormy black / Tangy orange
Dimension: Satellite: 59mm x 67mm x 59mm | Subwoofer: 280mm x 87mm x 59mm (W x H x D)
Weight: 1.00Kg (Net) | 1.30Kg (Gross)