Edifier IF335BT Bric Bluetooth Connect
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