Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Edifier Aurora 2.1 Speaker System Review

Today we have in our hands a nice little review on the Edifier Aurora MP300Plus speakers. The Aurora speakers come in a 2.1 format with nice circular shaped speakers and a dedicated subwoofer in a tube shape. Before I get into the details, let’s take a look at the tech specs!

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
Distortion: ≤0.5%
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
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)

What impressed me by these specs are the fact the speakers and subwoofer have their own dedicated frequency response range. This is good because it ensure the subwoofer will only output good sub levels while the speakers will give you all your mid and high range sounds you need.
The system has a nice low profile design which means it occupies little desk space. Its design encourages you to sit the subwoofer behind the monitor with each speaker on the corners of your monitor. On the left side speaker, there are two rounded buttons which are your volume control for the system. There are no signs or labels around the buttons so it’s up to the user to figure it out (let’s face it, it won’t be that difficult) But the buttons definitely feel cheap and very unpolished off compared to the rest of the unit. I would have liked the volume to a bit better designed and better built.

The speakers are powered and are connected to the main unit with their own S-Plug type cable. It has a Line Input plug to connect your computer or other audio device to the speakers. What is good is that it comes with multiple cables that let you plug up devices instantly. No need to rush around your drawers and cupboards trying to find that one cable, Edifier has made it easy for us by including the wiring with the package. The magnetic shielding on the system works a treat and my mobile phone didn’t cause any interference which was great.

The sound of the speakers is surprisingly very loud and powerful. It packs a massive punch and lets everyone know you’re around. Music sounded great on the speakers but was a bit bass heavy and higher sounds were muffled out though it was disastrous and still provided good entertaining sound.
Movies were great on these speakers. The extra bass helps this out a bit and gives it a more cinematic feel to the sound. Vocal parts and action sequences gave it a good punch to the feel.
For those who like a bit of extra style in their computer lives, the Aurora's also is available in a range of colours .

Overall, these speakers don’t have many faults in any. They provide a solid and clear sound in a simplistic and elegant design with easy connectivity and portability. Priced in around $88, you can’t go wrong with them. Now for the good part, keep your eyes open on these speakers over the next few days as it will be part of a massive upcoming sale. You won’t be finding the price of these anywhere else!

By Sahin Selvi

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