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Edifier USA Spinnaker Media Speaker System (Black) Reviews

ryanjsoo

Edifier E30 Spinnaker Review – Sinister Looks, Wicked Sound

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Pros: Spacious, separated sound, Linear tuning prevents bloom, Midrange body and clarity, Detail, Build Quality, Bluetooth system, Bass Expansion port

Cons: No physical controls on the speakers, Mode select is tedious, No apt-x support, Proprietary interconnect cable, Treble a bit thin

Introduction –  When I was first looking into a set of computer speakers, many brands tickled my ear but few really caught my eye. Edifier are a perfect example of a brand renowned for their unique styling, providing a very unorthodox and even artistic take on the conventional computer speaker. While the E25 Luna Eclipses seem to have taken the spotlight with their striking crescent housings and opposing passive radiators, the e30`s by pure specification and numbering hierarchy alone, once represented Edifier`s flagship computer speaker. Recently, through aggressive price cuts, the Spinnakers now carry the same $300 AUD RRP as the E25`s...
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project86

The Spinnaker system from Edifier: perhaps the most unique speakers you'll ever encounter... In all meanings of the word.

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Pros: Vivid, energetic sound with good thump and sparkle, size and shape forces good tweeter positioning with no stand required

Cons: Can be fatiguing for certain music in the long term, can't handle really high volumes very well, questionable input choices

    Remember Edifier? The company that now owns Stax? I recently covered their e10 Exclaim desktop speakers and found them rather impressive for just $99. While making a nice budget speaker is certainly noteworthy, part of that equation involves most other speakers in that price being rather poor. Edifier is able to stand out merely by not being terrible. Doing a higher-end design is another matter altogether - in the $300-600 range, competition is fierce, and quality options are plentiful. Could Edifier climb the ladder into this hotly contested segment?   Their entry in this field is the Spinnaker, which I refer to as a "system" because of its unique traits....
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