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I wouldn't call myself an audiophile, im far from it. But i do appreciate good sound. I was looking for a set of speakers for my study, where i've been spending most of my time on my PC for work these days. I wasn't looking to spend a lot and was looking around at a set of Logitech speakers with a subwoofer initially. But my memory of logitech's were not that great and after a little research a set of bookshelf speakers/monitors seemed like the better fit for me.
I started looking at the AudioEngine's but they were too pricey. I then stumbled on some user comments on YouTube to checkout the Edifier's. I don't usually go for a brand that i'm not familiar with, but after reading some good reviews, looking at the feature set and the price, i decided to the Edifier R1850DB's a go. While i was waiting for them to arrive, i had a chance to hear my brother's set of Pioneer DM-40W's and thought i had made a mistake.
But i've been pleasantly surprised by quality of the Edifier. They produce a clean, crisp and well balanced sound. I'm usually listening to house, hip hop, indie or jazz music. I read some users had issues of too much bass or not enough, but its adjustable and i find it to be quite good. These speakers have a sweet spot which i like and they're a big upgrade on the 10+ year old speakers i had previously.
Sure there might be other products our there that are higher quality and produce super high fi sound, but they also come at a price. For the price you're paying for the Edifier, i think they're great value. If you're looking for speakers for your desk that produce good quality sound and you're not that particular about brand or picky on minor sound detail, i'd recommend getting a set of these.
A couple negatives to point out, 1, i don't think the woofer material is that great. Others are made from fibreglass, i don't think these are. 2. The mesh supplied to protect the speaker isn't that strong and could be pierced easily so be careful with it. How long these speakers will last I will wait and see.
I love these speakers! For years I listened to my computer audio through an ancient Videologic DigiTheatre that I got back in 2001. Bought these when the left channel on my old system failed and am very pleased I opted for these ones.
These are perfect for a home office or bedroom audio setup. They're small but pack an incredible punch into those little cases. I'm no audiophile but I was a club DJ for 20 years and I put a high value on great quality sound. I mainly listen to electronic music - but also jazz, hip-hop, grime, dubstep, dub - everything except death metal to be honest. Everything I've played on these sounds great - lovely clear high frequencies, smooth mids and a lovely bit of bass without a need for a separate sub.
I have mine plugged in via 3.5mm to co-ax for my iMac but have also hooked up my gaming PC, my iPhone and my iPad via Bluetooth which works perfectly. The dials on the back are set-and-forget volume/bass/treble controls and then you can use either your computer volume settings or the little remote that's supplied with the speakers.Aesthetically they look great on my desk and don't take up a huge amount of valuable desktop real-estate.
So if you're in the market for some new speakers for your home office, study or bedroom these are a much better choice than the gaming-oriented speaker systems from people like Logitech. Highly recommended.
These are fine speakers. I can't really find fault with their performance, but the issue is the sub-out. It's just not powerful enough, and you need a pre-amp to use it properly. Yes that solves the problem, but it really defeats the purpose in my opinion. If you intend on using a sub, then I'd still recommend these speakers providing you're aware of this limitation and are happy to spend the extra on a pre-amp. Just hooking directly up to a sub will probably be disappointing. Consider the Edifier S360DB as an alternate if you want a sub. The R2000DB would be a better choice if you don't want to bother with an external sub at all.