Edifier Luna Eclipse HD Wireless Speaker System Hardware Review

Edifier Luna Eclipse HD Wireless Speaker System Hardware Review

May 31, 2015

When looking for wireless audio speakers, I tend to believe that units that do a bit more than, well, connect and transmit are infinitely more useful. Some companies do this better than others, but after checking out Edifier’s Prisma Encore Speakers a while back, we were hooked.

As such, we were helpless when an opportunity to review its Luna Eclipse System came up.

The review package Edifier sent is a representation of the system in its retail glory; in the box, one gets the pair of speakers, power cords, audio cable, optical cable, speaker-to-speaker cable, RCA-to-3.5 mm adapter, a remote and documentation. We got the black color (blue, red, orange and white are options), and the two speakers are almost mirror images of each other, in that they both look like ovals with defined cutouts. The one side (right) serves as the control unit, with volume and power rifles, as well as ports for power and connecting. Officially, they come in at 4.80 x 8.34 x 8.74 inches and just under 8 lbs. Compared to the aforementioned Prisma Encore, this set is fairly compact. It has a glossy, smooth finish, and I admit it’s nice to look at.

It utilizes Bluetooth 2.0, and each head packs a tweeter and speaker drive. Audiophiles will be pleased to note the official continuous power rating of 74 Watts.

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Connecting via bluetooth is easy, in my testing I used two Android devices (and a Windows tablet for good measure). The sound output was rich; little echo, and a healthy dose of base that isn’t overpowering.

Using the included remote, I was suitably impressed by the high volume reaches; distortion is minimized.

Next, I used a wired connection to patch in to the TV using the supplied audio-cable. Again, it enhances the built-in sound output, and works very well.

Off the bat, the variety of connection options are a big draw. Using the provided cables, one can connect via optical cable and “regular” audio 3.55mm audio cable including wireless bluetooth wireless. In one scenario, I connected the speakers to the TV, and, with the help of the remote control, was able to “take control” of the speakers with my pre-connected phone via bluetooth.

The mix of style and functionality is probably what sets them apart. No, they are not the most mobile, but provide enough sound that semi-permanency does not take away from its overall shine. Even without the optional stands, it makes for a stylish piece with plenty of powerful sound. Still, while I am not one for superfluous apps, but do feel one would have been fantastic here.

For a multi-dimensional piece, $159.37 (via Amazon) isn’t overly unpalatable, so it is an investment that might be worth it.

And we are not just talking style here.

Edifier Prisma Encore Bluetooth Sound System Hardware Review

Edifier Prisma Encore Bluetooth Sound System Hardware Review

Nov 4, 2014

Speakers are big business, and Edifier has a good reputation in that specific sector. It has a host of offerings, portable and not much so, but for the most part, the name invokes quality.

As such, we can’t really pretend to be unexcited by the opportunity to take a look at its Prisma Encore Sound System.

The review package Edifier sent us was sizable, and hinted at the goodness inside. The review box came with several pieces: three main pieces in black finish with silver accents, and several smaller accessories. The main unit is the subwoofer, and there are two satellite speakers; there is also a power cord, adapter, 3.5mm male-to-male audio cable, a remote with battery and documentation.

The speakers have wired plugins for connection to the subwoofer, it (the subwoofer) logically houses the power button, speaker connector ports, volume controls and 3.5mm auxiliary port. The main unit is domed, with the side units following the main design paradigm. Altogether, standing together, the system looks sleek and futuristic without slipping into the area of pretentiousness.

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In action, the setup is intuitive; I was able to get it placed and connected in wired fashion in under two minutes. The sound is rich, expansive and gets loud. The control works well, and I was surprised at the fidelity of the output. Having said that, the cool thing is that the Prisma Encore simply refuses to be a one-trick pony: it also supports bluetooth connectivity. Pairing to a bluetooth source is easy enough, and as long as the auxiliary cable is not plugged in, bluetooth audio is streamed from a paired source.

This combined solution is not really very mobile in nature, but I don’t think that it is trying to be. The semi-permanent nature works as a connected sound system for TVs, mobile devices and everything between. My biggest quibble is the relative size, though. It does take up a good deal of space, but, again it goes to what the unit really is. Pricing might give some folks pause, but in the end, we have looked at more expensive units.

Altogether, I liked the concept: remote control, sleek polished look, and quality output. Edifier has no shame in striving to be one’s one stop shop for audio needs, and it is hard to stop them from taking that title.

It is an Edifier after all.