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post Oct 11 2015, 02:17 PM, updated 3y ago

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Hi everyone! Today we will be taking a look at an improved product released by Edifier and its known as the C3X 2.1 Speaker, the successor of Edifier C3 Speaker, which was released around September 2014. So what are the differences between these 2 models? The C3X offers improved sound quality by implementing D-class amplifier system with Digital Signal Processing, 8 inch subwoofer pumping powerful bass with 45 watts power and has extra features such as USB flash drive and SD Card audio playback in MP3 + WMA format. The Edifier C series speaker comes with an external amplifier to power up the passive satellite speakers and subwoofer. The speaker SRP (Suggested Retail Price) is RM 549 (approximately 145 USD). Before diving into the review, let's take a look at the list of features and technical specifications.
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Features
1. External independent amplifier with LED digital display.
2. Dual stereo input options.
3. Headphone output.
4. USB flash drive and SD Card audio playback (MP3/WMA format).
5. 2 way satellite speaker with silk dome tweeters.
6. 8 inch (210mm) super subwoofer provides powerful bass.
7. D-class amplifier system with Digital Signal Processing.
8. Full-functional wireless remote control.
9. MDF wooden enclosure for both satellites and subwoofer.
10. Built-in 100-240V universal power supply.

Specifications
1. Power Output : RMS 10W × 2 + 45W
2. Signal to Noise Ratio : ≥85dBA
3. Distortion : ≤0.5%
4. Input Type : PC/AUX/SD card/USB Flash Drive
5. Frequency Response : 50 Hz ~ 20 KHz (±3db)
6. Input Sensitivity : R/L: AUX: 500mV ± 50mV PC: 700mV ± 50mV
7. SW: AUX: 300mV ± 50mV PC: 400mV ± 50mV
8. Bass Unit : 8 inch (210mm)
9. Mid-Range Unit : 3.5 inch (92mm)
10. Treble Unit : Φ13mm Silk Dome
11. Dimension : SW: 267mm x 265mm x 283mm (W x H x D)
12. R/L: 116mm x 203mm x 160mm (W x H x D)
13. Amp: 78mm x 255mm x 217mm (W x H x D)
14. Gross Weight : ≈13.20Kg

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Product Description
The C3X by EDIFIER is a 2.1 multimedia speaker system that offers uncompromised sound quality from its wooden enclosed design and is perfect for any office or home environment. The 8 inch subwoofer provides 45 watts of power which can be maintained at maximum performance. The C3X by EDIFIER features a wireless multi-function controller with direct track select for USB & SD input source.
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post Oct 11 2015, 02:20 PM

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Packaging

Packaging-1: The front of the box showcases C3X entire set which includes 2 satellite speakers, 1 subwoofer, 1 external amplifer and an IR (Infra Red) remote control. The rear of the box lists all of the features that C3X has to offer, and these are highlighted at the top of this review!
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Packaging-2: Usually, there isn't much details displayed on the top of packaging for most products with an exception for C3X. It has a diagram displaying the connectivity between C3X components which is handy for first time 2.1 speaker owners and also list the expected contents in the box!
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Unboxing

Unboxing-1: Opening up the box reveals a simple cardboard holding the items below it in place. The items that can be seen at the top are dual satellite speakers, cables, remote controls and user manual guide.
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Unboxing-2: Extracting the top contents including the top hard protective white foam now reveals the heavy gigantic subwoofer and the slim external amplifier.
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Unboxing-3: Here are all the contents extracted from the box and starting from top left to bottom right: subwoofer, external amplifier with an X-shape design, dual satellite speakers, triple regular audio connecting cable, remote control, RCA-to-RCA cable, RCA-to-3.5mm cable and user manual guide.
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post Oct 11 2015, 02:21 PM

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Accessories

Accessory-1: The 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable measures 64 inches in length. It can be used to connect your audio source devices such as PC, smartphones and music players that has a 3.5mm audio jack port to the AUX input on the top right side of the external amplifier.
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Accessory-2: The RCA to 3.5mm audio cable measures 64 inches in length. It can be used similarly to the 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable, but the RCA part is connected behind the external amplifier.
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Accessory-3: These 3 bundle of silver bronze colored cables are used to connect the subwoofer and satellite speakers to the external amplifier. They are measured 94 inches in length! With these long cables, you will have no trouble placing these speakers far apart.
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Accessory-4: The attached power cable from the external amplifier measures 65 inches and the power plug is 2-pin.
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Accessory-5: The infra red remote control has lots of buttons. Starting from top left to bottom right: Mute, Standby, Grey Button (Switch modes: SD, USB, PC, AUX), Number button (To select tracks from USB/SD), Reset, Volume Up-Down, Previous Track, Play-Pause Track, Next Track, Bass Volume, Treble Volume, Adjustment Volume Up-Down for Bass/Treble. This remote control uses a CR2032 3V Lithium Cell battery and has a thin plastic to prevent battery drain.
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Accessory-6: C3X Multimedia Speaker User Manual Guide along with a notice paper on recycling end-of-life products are included in the packaging. The user manual guide is useful for users who would like to learn how to setup the speaker correctly and discover methods on using the new features.
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Design

Design-1: Both satellite speakers are identical in physical appearances. The front cover is non-removable while the rear has a hook area where you can mount it on a wall. The top is plain while the bottom has 4 anti-slip thin padding.
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Design-2: The sides of these satellite speakers are plain and has a black wood texture that gives a grainy feel. This minimalist appearance allows it to easily mix in with other devices or furniture. The boxy shape makes it easy to let it lay down on its sides balance, which is perfectly great for placing underneath the monitor.
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Design-3: The C3X external amplifier has undergone some new physical changes compared to its predecessor. The front has a knob for adjusting volume, treble and bass. There are a few buttons around the knob. Starting from top clockwise: Standby, Bass, Function (switch bass/treble/volume on active input), Next Track, Play-Pause Track, Previous Track, Input (PC, AUX, USB, SD) and Treble.
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Design-4: The external amplifier rear has Line In for AUX and RCA (Left = White, Right = Red), SD Card Input, USB Flash Drive Input. Near the bottom, it has the speaker output for Left Satellite Speaker, Right Satellite Speaker and Subwoofer with the power button taking the bottom spot. I really like how Edifier has designed the audio output switches on this device as its much more convenient for users by flipping it out open without needing to keep the finger in place to hold the caps before inserting the audio cable. However, this user-friendly design is not incorporated in the satellite speaker and subwoofer.
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Design-5: The top of the external amplifier has few lines while the bottom has a few mini holes to allow air intake to cool the hot components within. The right side of the speaker has headphone output and auxiliary input which makes it convenient for users without the need of turning the device at its back to connect.
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Design-6: The subwoofer grill mesh is not removable except for special tools. There is a port hole located at the right side of this subwoofer.
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Design-7: The subwoofer is supported with 4 large thick anti-slip padding.
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Design-8: Here is a closeup view of the subwoofer audio input and the padding.
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Speaker Setup

Setup-1: I placed both speaker satellite on its sides just below the monitor as my desk does not have sufficient space to place them on the sides of a dual monitor.
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Setup-2: The subwoofer and external independent amplifier are placed below my desk. If desk is wider, I would place the amplifier on the desk so the remote control can send the signal to the amplifier more easily.
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Testing and Conclusion
This 2.1 speaker system is one of the best products that Edifier has produced. When performing an audition rotation with the Edifier C3X and Edifier R2730DB, C3X ticks all the check-boxes of the minimum requirements of a good speaker. It produces crystal clear sound when playing vocal, instruments and techno, trance. All the minor details can be easily heard and not muddied by the mid or bass. Regarding the subwoofer, it can produce deep punchy bass and also capable of performing thunderous/roaring sound effects. The other thing I like about this speaker is how amazing that it can deliver the same amount of sound quality and loudness from a twin small satellites using less power. The power drawn measured through my power meter indicates it consumes approximately 4~6W but is capable of filling the entire small room with music.

Pros
1. Uses approximately half power consumption of Edifier R2730DB but delivers the same amount of loudness and quality.
2. Does not generate much heat.
3. Not very heavy compared to Edifier S series 2.1 speaker system.
4. Has a radio functionality to listen to your favorite local radio stations.
5. Can listen music via USB if it's not connected to an audio streaming device.
6. Provides an output audio jack to plug your headphones to the external amplifier.

Cons
1. Requires more room space to fit in a subwoofer and external amplifier.
2. A little more hassle to install 2.1 speaker system since there is an external amplifier.

Expectations
If Edifier were to come up with another new improvement on C3X, I would like to see the USB flash drive and SD Card input are relocated to the front of the external amplifier for easier access. In addition, a compact external amplifier will make it convenient to place on crowded desk that may have multiple widescreen monitors alongside with satellite speakers and PC peripherals (mouse, keyboard).

Disclosure: The review sample was provided by Inter-Asia Edifier – if you’re looking for this speaker, you know where to find them.

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nice one, i am getting this one soon
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post Mar 18 2016, 12:14 PM

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QUOTE(iAlien @ Mar 10 2016, 01:02 AM)
nice one, i am getting this one soon
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Are you currently enjoying this speaker? smile.gif
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I've just bought this set yesterday to replace my 10 years old Creative I-Trigue 5600 which was a 5.1 system. The verdict, this Edifier C3X sounded better. Although, this was my first Edifier multimedia speakers, seriously I'm very satisfied with it.
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Was contemplating on getting this or Logitech Z506.

I like the surroud sound that the z506 produces but honestly not enough kick/power.

Will get some distortion if too loud sad.gif Do these speakers face such issues?
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At it's default volume @ 20, already loud in my room and apparently, no distortion or what so ever. Correct me if I'm wrong as Logitech speakers bass are overpowered, hence it drowns the clarity.
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i got a C3 many years ago it just won't die and sound produced is stil sweet.. but this C3X control unit is ugly imho.. my woofer temporarily replaced wv my car's big 12" & stil punchy

btw i sugget ur woofer shld place on the floor
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QUOTE(wingwp @ Apr 2 2016, 01:47 AM)
i got a C3 many years ago it just won't die and sound produced is stil sweet.. but this C3X control unit is ugly imho.. my woofer temporarily replaced wv my car's big 12" & stil punchy

btw i sugget ur woofer shld place on the floor
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I have made a few videos (subwoofer with satellite speaker) and (subwoofer beneath the satellite speaker)
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QUOTE(SPRINTA @ Apr 1 2016, 11:34 AM)
I've just bought this set yesterday to replace my 10 years old Creative I-Trigue 5600 which was a 5.1 system. The verdict, this Edifier C3X sounded better. Although, this was my first Edifier multimedia speakers, seriously I'm very satisfied with it.
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how much ? where you bought it ?
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kudos to u, but my curiosity, a lot videos about speaker test but how do u actually can hear the quality out of a video playback..

QUOTE(asunakirito @ Apr 2 2016, 07:56 AM)
I have made a few videos (subwoofer with satellite speaker) and (subwoofer beneath the satellite speaker)
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QUOTE(wingwp @ Apr 2 2016, 06:22 PM)
kudos to u, but my curiosity, a lot videos about speaker test but how do u actually can hear the quality out of a video playback..
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Use a good and right speaker system to listen smile.gif

If you use a low-mid 2.0 speaker to listen to a 2.1 speaker system, you will not notice the subwoofer bass.
Therefore, you need to use either a high 2.0 speaker or a mid-high 2.1 speaker system to listen to a 2.1 speaker system.
High range 2.0 speaker like the R2730DB Studio Monitor speaker has a a 2.2 subwoofer sound effect (3 way drivers) which allows me to listen to other speaker subwoofer effects easily.

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no i mean when u record the sound out from the speaker/woofer into video, whats the purpose since the real quality cannot deliver via a youtube video

same as for those video record the woofer making noise, whats the point?


QUOTE(asunakirito @ Apr 2 2016, 10:43 PM)
Use a good and right speaker system to listen smile.gif

If you use a low-mid 2.0 speaker to listen to a 2.1 speaker system, you will not notice the subwoofer bass.
Therefore, you need to use either a high 2.0 speaker or a mid-high 2.1 speaker system to listen to a 2.1 speaker system.
High range 2.0 speaker like the R2730DB Studio Monitor speaker has a a 2.2 subwoofer sound effect (3 way drivers) which allows me to listen to other speaker subwoofer effects easily.
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QUOTE(GamersFamilia @ Apr 2 2016, 09:34 AM)
how much ? where you bought it ?
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I bought it from DCS @ Bremmall in Kepong for RM498.

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QUOTE(SPRINTA @ Apr 2 2016, 11:34 PM)
I bought it from DCS @ Bremmall in Kepong for RM498.
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QUOTE(asunakirito @ Oct 11 2015, 02:22 PM)
Testing and Conclusion
This 2.1 speaker system is one of the best products that Edifier has produced. When performing an audition rotation with the Edifier C3X and Edifier R2730DB, C3X ticks all the check-boxes of the minimum requirements of a good speaker. It produces crystal clear sound when playing vocal, instruments and techno, trance. All the minor details can be easily heard and not muddied by the mid or bass. Regarding the subwoofer, it can produce deep punchy bass and also capable of performing thunderous/roaring sound effects. The other thing I like about this speaker is how amazing that it can deliver the same amount of sound quality and loudness from a twin small satellites using less power. The power drawn measured through my power meter indicates it consumes approximately 4~6W but is capable of filling the entire small room with music.

Pros
1. Uses approximately half power consumption of Edifier R2730DB but delivers the same amount of loudness and quality.
2. Does not generate much heat.
3. Not very heavy compared to Edifier S series 2.1 speaker system.
4. Has a radio functionality to listen to your favorite local radio stations.
5. Can listen music via USB if it's not connected to an audio streaming device.
6. Provides an output audio jack to plug your headphones to the external amplifier.

Cons
1. Requires more room space to fit in a subwoofer and external amplifier.
2. A little more hassle to install 2.1 speaker system since there is an external amplifier.

Expectations
If Edifier were to come up with another new improvement on C3X, I would like to see the USB flash drive and SD Card input are relocated to the front of the external amplifier for easier access. In addition, a compact external amplifier will make it convenient to place on crowded desk that may have multiple widescreen monitors alongside with satellite speakers and PC peripherals (mouse, keyboard).

Disclosure: The review sample was provided by Inter-Asia Edifier – if you’re looking for this speaker, you know where to find them.
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Hi guys, is there possible to do songs shuffling from the remote or the amplifier when using SD card and USB drive? Thanks for the helps.

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QUOTE(SPRINTA @ Apr 1 2016, 11:34 AM)
I've just bought this set yesterday to replace my 10 years old Creative I-Trigue 5600 which was a 5.1 system. The verdict, this Edifier C3X sounded better. Although, this was my first Edifier multimedia speakers, seriously I'm very satisfied with it.
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Hi guys, is there possible to do songs shuffling from the remote or the amplifier when using SD card and USB drive? Thanks for the helps.
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it's really have radio function?

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post Dec 13 2017, 01:17 PM

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Edifier Lazada is currently having 12/12/2017 deals.

Grab your Edifier C3X speaker at RM435 before the price rises.

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What did u do about the volume. I was testing a unit in All IT Lowyat and at maximum of 50, it was quite soft. Between 85-90 db.

I guess in the room its fine, without other noises

They having promo there till end of the year, RM 489
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post Dec 22 2017, 11:39 AM

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QUOTE(Jcsy @ Dec 18 2017, 11:00 AM)
What did u do about the volume. I was testing a unit in All IT Lowyat and at maximum of 50, it was quite soft. Between 85-90 db.

I guess in the room its fine, without other noises

They having promo there till end of the year,  RM 489
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It should be quite loud for a small to mid size room.
Where would you want to put this speaker? (example: large hall?)
For me, previously I tested in a small bedroom and the volume (40-50) is sufficient to cover the entire space.
However, I'm using a computer to test it (computer soundcard provides more power via the audio cable compare to smartphone, unless you use a DAC or smartphone with in-built DAC?).
I do not have the C3X speaker with me now as I have already returned it.

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Yeah I have a mid sized room. Definitely not as big as a large hall, but decent. For my room, I've tested with my amp setup that 80-90db would be sufficient.

I believe I could use 40-50 to cover my mid sized room from the c3x.

I played from my smart phones, both were soft but if u say that the soundcard on PC have the ability to boost it up a little, then I think it would be sufficient as well.

I might consider purchasing it in the next few days as 489 seems like a decent price for it
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Shopee 9.9 Sales (09/09/2018) is currently running for today only with limited stock for Edifier C3X (RM495 - RM74.25 = RM420.75)
https://shopee.com.my/Edifier-C3X-High-Perf...46076.405844426

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Hi, do u know roughly how long it takes to burn in this speakers before it can output maximum potential sound quality ?

 

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