As geeks, we all appreciate when the sound generated by our favorite games or movies bring us to another level of immersion. Sure, we’ve seen and experienced plenty of 2.1 powered speakers on the market, but getting a great sound at an affordable price is not an easy feat. Introducing Edifier’s S350DB bookshelf speakers and subwoofer: Big sound on a budget!
The Edifier S350DB 2.1 speaker system features two beautiful retro style dark wood-grain bookshelf speakers and a massive subwoofer. Not one of those tiny, light things that you get when you buy a budget 2.1 speaker system. This thing is heavy and it delivers big time.
Here’s what came in the product box:
-2 Bookshelf Speakers with titanium tweeters and 3-inch mids
-1 Subwoofer (8-inch)
-1 Remote Control
-3.5mm RCA audio cable
-Speaker connecting cable
-Fiber optic cable
-Bluetooth V4.0 input with Qualcomm aptX technology
-Digital Optical (toshlink) & Coaxial input, PC / AUX dual analog inputs
-Titanium dome tweeters, aluminium diaphragm mids and 8″ subwoofer
-Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and Dynamic Range Control (DRC)
-150W RMS total power.
-Full function IR remote control
-100-240V power supply
-Power Output: R/L (treble): 15W + 15W, R/L (mid-range and bass) 25W + 25W, SW: 70W
-Noise Level: ≤25dB(A)
-Frequency Response Range: R/L 160Hz-20KHz, SW: 40Hz-160Hz
-Audio Inputs: PC/Auxiliary/Optical/Coaxial/Bluetooth
I had absolutely no idea what to expect after getting the product out of the box. At first glance, the S350DB looks absolutely fantastic with its dark wood and polished finish. The first thing I wanted to try and what most people will use the S350DB for is to listen to music. The Bluetooth connectivity makes connecting the system to your phone as easy as counting to three. Choosing the input method is done through the side of the right speaker where the volume, bass, and treble knob are also located. I fired Spotify and tried various styles of music (Classical, EDM, Jazz, and more) and all came out wonderfully. Even when played at loud volumes, the S350DB performed well without distorting the sound. Also, while powerful and deep, the system’s bass did not overpower the music.
I then attached the speaker system to my television set via its optical cable and played a few blu-ray movies and tried a few PS4 games as well. I was just as pleasantly surprised by the performance of the S350DB as when I used it to play music. Horizon Dawn Zero became an entirely (and much more immersive!) new game.
As a conclusion, I highly recommend the Edifier S350DB to anyone who wants amazing sound quality at home. This thing definitely overpowers all Bluetooth speakers I owned in the past and can be used as a sound bar replacement, offering better quality and deeper bass than most similarly priced alternative ($299) I’ve heard.