Edifier R2800 Multimedia Speaker
Whole Range of Sound
Edifier has a whole range of speakers available for the consumer pool and each one have varying audio quality. From the affordable, sweet-spot speakers with tweeters and mid-range speakers, all the way up to the Studio series that offers the whole speaker range: tweeters, midrange speakers and the subwoofer unit. This month, we take a look at Edifier's R2800 Studio Speakers.
Like all other speakers under the Studio series, the R2800 comes in a standard black wood varnished design. There's no intrusion of any sorts on the side of these speakers, save except for the main speaker. Also, instead of two active speakers, Edifier had taken the liberty of making only one speaker an active speaker, while the other speaker (the left unit, in laymen's terms) a slave speaker.
Connecting the speakers to your smart or multimedia device is simple and plentiful. Edifier had made it a point to actually provide four different kinds of input methods: Optical, Coaxial, Auxiliary and PC. The PC and Auxiliary ports both use 3.5mm jacks, but do be warned: if you intend to connect your smart devices to the R2800, you're going to need to use a 3.5mm jack that has both the left and right jacks wired on the other side.
One of the neat things about Edifier's Studio series speakers is that they give you the option to tweak the treble and bass as you please. Sure, there are other speakers from other brands that have the same function, but not all of them are as accurate as the R2800 (we'll get to that in just a bit).
Looks aside, let's get down to what this review is really about: the R2800's audio quality. As we always do, we played a myriad of songs that stem from our speakertesting playlists. As the R2800 has the full trimmings of tweeters, midrange speakers and a sub-woofer, we actually were glad to use songs catered for each speaker type.
For the tweeters, we began playing high-pitch music, which include crashing cymbals, snares, woodwind instruments and violins. We played high-pitched pieces from Vivaldi and jazz pieces from Yoko Kanno and the Seatbelts and we're glad to tell you that the tweeters showed no signs of breaking, even when the octave ranges got a little high.
For the mid-range speaker and sub-woofer, we played a selection of jazz, pop, rock and composed soundtracks, such and Carla Bruni, Led Zeppelin, and music from composer Austin Wintory. Throughout the sessions, the midrange speakers were extremely accurate, and again, there were no signs of breaking in the tracks. The sub-woofer was also accurate, with no sign of distortion at any give duration of our testing period.
The R2800 is a set of speakers designed completely in tuned for the pickiest of audiophiles. Its physique is quite large, but here's the thing: so is the sound. Music lovers, we strongly advise you to add this to your list.
The R2800 offers four types of connectivity.