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Edifier S350DB 2.1 Speaker System Review & Comments

Chester

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Thanks for that Ed. I believe this sort of system is more designed for connecting to computers than to a TV primarily, and that’s the sort of application where this could really excel. This could be quite the upgrade over my existing Companion III’s, but do I want to lock in to a specific system again? I’d guesstimate anything discerningly better than this, particularly in flexibility, would probably come at least double the money. So when I finally get to rework my office at home, this is exceedingly compelling.

Does anyone believe there is any real opposition for this product? Would love to know.
 

nicfaz

Active Member
Hi Ed

Thanks for the review, these sound like a compelling buy for the money.

I have to take issue with this though:

" I have long made it clear that I’m not really a fan of subwoofers being used in music and in a perfect world, this remains the case. "

Anything that extends the frequency response without introducing unwanted effects has to be a good thing. The problem with subs and room interactions is that it's very hard for the sub not to introduce unwanted effects. But if you get it right, the music sounds better. There's a lot of depth information in the lower registers for one thing.
 

Ruffuz

Well-known Member
Very interesting and it might be solution for me at this moment.

£240 or best offer on Ebay, from business seller.

Thanks for the review!
 

Paul7777x

Distinguished Member
It seems to be a serious bargain.

But, so far as I can tell, it’s only available in that ultra hideous brown plastic...

Can’t understand that... surely a black plastic wrap would be as cheap and more popular. I could not look at that in my house.
 

Chester

Well-known Member
If it's that much of a problem, I guess they could be wrapped. All sorts of solutions there.
 

=adrian=

Member
As mentioned I think the review slightly misses the point of this unit. While it might not be the best solution for TV, it is a great solution for music listening. I have it connected to a good DAC which in turn is connected to PC playing flacs. I have it positioned in a small room, subwoofer on the floor, both speakers on the desk and it is a fantastic set. Sound quality is fantastic. I have returned Jamo S308 and bought this instead and for a small space there is no comparison with the Jamo. These beat just about anything I have had in this room previously.

Pro:
- fantastic sound, clarity and low lows (even on low volume levels)
- IMO good looking set
- small speakers ideal for desk placement

Cons:
- no speaker grill for any of the speakers. Especially worrying for the subwoofer which is under the desk. I have ordered a plastic 10" grill and plan to stick it on to protect the speaker from accidentally putting my foot through it
- no treble +/- and bass +/- on remote; remote design not great. Circular shape means that you are never sure which way you hold it until you look at it. Source selection buttons too prominent. Volume etc should be large buttons not other way around
- it doesn't remember the volume settings after you switch it off completely. Defaults to quite loud, so I need to lower the volume each time after switching it off completely.

All the cons are massively shadowed but the sound quality. Pair with with a good music source and it is an amazing deal for the money.
 

Mobius

Member
As mentioned I think the review slightly misses the point of this unit. While it might not be the best solution for TV, it is a great solution for music listening. I have it connected to a good DAC which in turn is connected to PC playing flacs. I have it positioned in a small room, subwoofer on the floor, both speakers on the desk and it is a fantastic set. Sound quality is fantastic. I have returned Jamo S308 and bought this instead and for a small space there is no comparison with the Jamo. These beat just about anything I have had in this room previously.

Pro:
- fantastic sound, clarity and low lows (even on low volume levels)
- IMO good looking set
- small speakers ideal for desk placement

Cons:
- no speaker grill for any of the speakers. Especially worrying for the subwoofer which is under the desk. I have ordered a plastic 10" grill and plan to stick it on to protect the speaker from accidentally putting my foot through it
- no treble +/- and bass +/- on remote; remote design not great. Circular shape means that you are never sure which way you hold it until you look at it. Source selection buttons too prominent. Volume etc should be large buttons not other way around
- it doesn't remember the volume settings after you switch it off completely. Defaults to quite loud, so I need to lower the volume each time after switching it off completely.

All the cons are massively shadowed but the sound quality. Pair with with a good music source and it is an amazing deal for the money.
Definitely agree on every point, these are incredible sounding for the price. One of my friends who has a set of £2000 tannoys for his 5.1, could not believe these are £250. He plans on buying a pair for his PC/Media room, and stated if he didn't have his 5.1 system he would be satisfied with these, no question.

It is surprising the depth and dimension and sonic presence these have, considering their small size. Music through these is sublime and movies are exceptional too.
 

silent ninja

Well-known Member
I'm looking at buying this for our lounge TV for the odd movie and gaming sessions. Bluetooth will be handy for kids.

I was going to plump for the Logitech Z623 2.1 speakers which are £53 on Amazon right now (reduced from £85). Had the older model for years, and also had the Harmon Kardon Soundsticks. I'm no audiophile but I found neither of these had decent stereo separation, all sounded a bit muddy and the bass was just thumpy rather than refined. They did the job and I do like dramatic explosions and action through the Logitechs.

But I want something a bit more refined - ultimately they're fairly standard PC speakers. I'm not a big music listener, I'm looking more just for games, movies and TV (eg sports). I want crisp sound but also some heft when it comes to action. Is the Edifier S350db suitable for these needs?
Not keen on soundbars nor the mess of 5.1 (wife would never agree!).
 
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Mobius

Member
It would suit your needs, however, there is one thing to mention, Because you will optimally want to use optical, the volume cannot be controlled via the TV, which means, ultimately, you would always have to control the volume levels via the Edifier remote, it is a little annoying. It's the only annoying thing I have to deal with, everything else about these speakers are exceptional, and to be honest, they're under-priced, they sound closer to £500 speaker's not £250.

Edit. It seems certain TV's can actually control volume via Toslink (optical), it's just mine does not, and something to consider.
 
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silent ninja

Well-known Member
Great, thank you
Yes not having ARC is not ideal, but rarely does a product bring everything. I'll only switch on for occasions like movies, gaming (casual) or sports events. It won't be on 24/7 so I think we'll manage. Sound is the most important factor.

I just bought these new on eBay all in for £218.50 using eBay's discount code PICKME5 available today. Also ordered a couple of glass speaker stands. Super excited to hook this up!! Glad I didn't go for the Logitechs. I've always wanted a decent sounding 2.1 without breaking the bank.
 

Ruffuz

Well-known Member
Great, thank you
Yes not having ARC is not ideal, but rarely does a product bring everything. I'll only switch on for occasions like movies, gaming (casual) or sports events. It won't be on 24/7 so I think we'll manage. Sound is the most important factor.

I just bought these new on eBay all in for £218.50 using eBay's discount code PICKME5 available today. Also ordered a couple of glass speaker stands. Super excited to hook this up!! Glad I didn't go for the Logitechs. I've always wanted a decent sounding 2.1 without breaking the bank.
So, how are you getting on then?
 

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