Ed­i­fier IF335BT Bric Blue­tooth Con­nect

Sound Brick

HWM (Malaysia) - - LAB TEST - TEXT // K C TAN

Usu­ally 2.0 speak­ers come in a set of two small speak­ers with­out a sub­woofer un­like 2.1 vari­ants. The lack­ing sub­woofer is usu­ally a sign that users would be miss­ing out a bit of the bass end of things. How­ever, the Ed­i­fier IF335BT Bric Blue­tooth Con­nect is here to chal­lenge th­ese no­tions.

Com­ing in a form that re­sem­bles a long yet slen­der brick, the Bric houses its 2.0 speak­ers only in one sin­gu­lar pack­age. The front end of the speak­ers are pro­tected by a hard me­tal mesh, whereas the side speak­ers which emit the bass comes in two large sil­ver rings which re­sem­ble the hu­man ear canal. As for its over­all aes­thet­ics, it sports a dark grey fin­ish­ing that is slightly pol­ished.

How­ever, aes­thet­ics mean noth­ing with­out ex­cel­lent sound qual­ity and in this depart­ment, the Bric de­liv­ers too. Tracks with strong vo­cal em­pha­sis are em­u­lated with very high fidelity. In­stru­men­tal tracks are also played back pretty well. For Pop, Rock and Me­tal gen­res, the Bric does pretty well al­beit with some pretty aver­age bass pe­for­mance. Sound dis­tor­tion is min­i­mal dur­ing Pop, Rock and Me­tal tracks but this is just us nit­pick­ing as the over­all sound qual­ity of this prod­uct is good. In terms of sound-stag­ing, well, it does feel lack­ing in a small way but how much can one ex­pect when all the speak­ers in this de­vice are housed un­der one cas­ing?

Fo­cus­ing now on its other fea­tures, the Ed­i­fier IF335BT Bric Blue­tooth Con­nect as the name sug­gests also has a built-in Blue­tooth func­tion that al­lows it to pair with your mo­bile de­vices or desk­tops with Blue­tooth func­tion­al­ity. Even when paired with a Blue­tooth de­vice, the Bric suf­fers no loss in au­dio qual­ity, per­form­ing as well as if it were con­nected via a 3.5mm jack. If you're lack­ing a power source, th­ese speak­ers also can be pow­ered by six AA bat­ter­ies in­serted at the bot­tom of the de­vice.

More than serv­ing as a fine set of speak­ers, the Bric also hosts a few other fea­tures. For starters, it has an en­try-level re­mote con­troller stored un­derneath the speak­ers. Equipped with the ba­sic func­tions you'd ex­pect in a re­mote con­troller like vol­ume con­trol, nav­i­ga­tion be­tween tracks and a call func­tion which we'll get to later, the re­mote con­troller on this de­vice is a sat­is­fac­tory bonus.

Yes, as briefly men­tioned ear­lier, this de­vice also comes with a call func­tion. When paired with your mo­bile de­vices, the speak­ers can be used to ac­cept in­com­ing calls. Be­sides lis­ten­ing to the caller, users can also com­mu­ni­cate di­rectly through the built-in mi­cro­phone on the de­vice which also makes it great for con­fer­ence calls and video chats through Skype, Google Talks, Face­Time and more.

The Ed­i­fier IF335BT Bric Blue­tooth Con­nect is a pretty good set of speak­ers. The sound qual­ity we've heard from it would def­i­nitely have many users con­vinced that they're us­ing a pair of high end 2.0 speak­ers if it were placed out of sight. That dou­bled with its ad­di­tional fea­tures and porta­bil­ity makes it an ex­cel­lent trav­el­ing com­pan­ion.

You can slot in 6 AA bat­ter­ies if you're out of wall sock­ets

En­try-level con­troller hid­den un­der the Bric

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