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Testing and Conclusion
The Edifier e3100 sounded superb in all aspects. The highs were very crisp and accurate, Bass response was very tight however there was a noticeable gap between the crossover frequencies (ie midbass, where the woofer leaves off and before the midrange picks up and again between the midrange and highs.) Total frequency response is decent for a system of this caliber. Again bass response was tight however the extremely low frequencies were not produced and started to taper off around the 40Hz range. Unless you are looking to hit something in the 30's on a regular basis I doubt you'll ever notice, not to mention there a very few games that even dip into the sub bass region. Our only complaint would be with power handling. We found that the woofer and satellites would begin to flub out past half volume with the gains set around 50%. Dropping the gain dials helped a little but only for a short while.
Overall volume is average, db for db my Altec Lansing ACS56 were slightly louder during gameplay but the music tests put the Edifier e3100 at an advantage due to the better high-end frequency response.
Great sound quality
MDF boxes throughout
Hard hitting bass
bymetallic speaker wire included
comes in two colors
Power handling could be better
No digital input
No fancy light show