Versatile, reasonably powerful, and simple just about describes the Edifier M3250. As a new 2.1 speaker system from this Shenzhenbased company, the Edifier M3250 promises to deliver great audio from PCs, gaming consoles, and even as a home theater system. A unit arrived at our office last month, and we wasted no time to find out just how well it performs.
The M3250 is part of Edifier's Classic series speakers. This means that it's targeted at users who want a speaker system that's easy to set up, considerably loud, and most importantly, compatible with a variety of audio sources around the house. To meet the demand of this target market, the M3250 offers two RCA inputs, so you can connect two devices to these speakers at any given time.
In terms of specifications, the M3250 offers a total RMS of 36W, which is a very decent amount for a 2.1 system. The subwoofer outputs 20W, while the two satellites put out 8W each. This translates into sound that can easily fill up an entire room.
When it comes to the aesthetics, the M3250 looks very similar to the Edifier C2X, sans the control terminal. The subwoofer is rather compact, and so are the two satellites. This allows the user to place the M3250 practically anywhere.
Setting up and using the M3250 is highly simple. All you need to do is connect the color-coded wires to the subwoofer, and plug in the bundled 3.5mm-to-RCA cable to a source. Once this is done, you're all set to enjoy audio from a variety of sources.
Testing the M3250 involved us playing some music from a variety of genres. We found that there's a respectable amount of highs, but the mids are muddled, so there's a significant amount of body that's being lost here. Bass, on the other hand, is very generous, where it makes more sense to use the M3250 for movie playback. For those who want a better music listening experience, it's best to turn up the treble all the way, and add just a little bit of bass.
In summary, Edifier's M3250 is a decent speaker system that's great for multimedia use, especially if you're using it as a home theater system. The mids are a bit muffled, but the highs and the bass are great.