Offering 64 watts of total power, the Edifier M3500 immediately seems great value, considering it offers nearly double the volume of Trusts slightly cheaper system.
The M3500 proved itself a quality offering too as we came away pleased with its gaming, music and movie playback performances.
When paired with our X-Fi soundcard, the speakers produced accurate positional audio that both immersed us and helped us find in-game baddies.
Listening to music and watching Air Force One was also an enjoyable experience and the system never skipping a beat when performing crossover.
Audio was crystal clear and unlike the more expensive Genius system (also reviewed on ITP.net) the Edifier is far better at producing audio at near maximum volume.
Adding to the systems value is the fact that Edifier also supplies a credit card style remote control.
This gives you the freedom to sit away from your PC and watch a movie or even listen to some tunes. Got an MP3 player?
The Edifiers woofer has an auxiliary input port that you can use.
The satellites and subwoofer look and feel well put together and compared to the $5 cheaper Trust system, the Edifiers satellite cones (which produce the actual sounds you hear) are protected from dust and damage by hard grills and foam covers.
Power Output: RMS 6W x 4+10W +30W
Input Impedance: 20K Ohm
Adjust mode: knob adjust, remote adjust.
Bass unit: Magnetically shielded, 6" paper cone, 8 Ohm.
Tweeter unit: Magnetically shielded, 3" paper cone, 4 Ohm.