Have you ever experience this, you wanted to share a video to everyone but the sound on your laptop or phone is too soft for everyone to hear?
The funny cat video, your lavish vacation or your presentation that comes with sounds, it frustrates you that your friends could not hear the video clearly.
Sound gives the extra level of experience, without sound the video or the visual is dull, here’s when you need a portable yet affordable speakers just to share them out.
The Edifier R12U
When purchasing a set of speakers we often ask these 3 questions, the size, the price and will it be suitable for my usage. A person with a huge budget will not have a problem but however, the ones with the tighter budget will have a hard time picking the right set of speakers.
The R12U active speakers from Edifier has to be cheapest, best and yet satisfying speakers I have tested to date. This is a USB powered active portable 2.0 speaker with a sleek and beautiful design.
Styling and quality of the manufacturing are great, the Edifier R12U comes in 3 colours, white, black and red, personally, I love the red because it gives the somewhat retro vibe.
The design is sleek and the colour on it looks will suits and match the decor on your desk. Each unit is measured at 70 x 80 x 120mm and weighing roughly at 560g. The pair looks and feels like it cost a lot, it has an open front which reveals the main 60mm driver cone.
Yet, for their size, they produce a clear, full and quality sound, the bass quality on this pair are reasonable even at full volume. However, I can only emphasize that even if the price is affordable and size is small you’ll be satisfied with the quality that these babies give.
I listen to them on a different set of songs from classical to rock, and movies, in all these genres or platforms the R12U performed well. I’d have to stress especially on the bass levels, they won’t be able to produce full-size enclosures that you received from a dedicated bass driver.
For RM42, it is seriously reasonable if you are targeting for affordability and quality. I propose the R12U for anyone who is seeking for suggestions.
It’s loud, clear, crisp and portable, with the USB, I am able to plug it to a power bank, jack it with my phone and play music anywhere. Here’s an idea, friend’s birthday around the corner?
Is Christmas in 2 months time? Don’t know what to get something nice below RM50, the receiver will love the R12U.
Pros & Cons
- Clear and crisp sound
- Beautiful exterior (Loving the red colour)
- Small but loud
- Comes in 3 different colours (Red, Black, White)
- Warning: Not for bass junkies
- Expose driver unit (pokers stay away)
- Total power output : RMS 2W x 2(THD+N=10%,F0=1KHz)
- Signal to noise ratio: ≧85dBA
- Total harmonic distortion: ≦0.5%
- Frequency response: 180Hz ~ 20KHz(±5dB)
- Input Sensitivity : 700mV ± 50mV
- Input type: AUX
- Speaker driver: 21/4 inch (60mm)