Edifier MP300 Plus
An improvement on your laptop's sound, but this desktop speaker system is slightly too excitable for usWrite your own review
- Spirited, engaging sound
- promising price tag
- Swaggering treble
- low frequencies can get lost
The Edifier MP300 Plus is a desktop 2.1 speaker system, with low frequencies taken care of by a tube-shaped subwoofer that also powers two teensy speakers.
These are attached to the sub via a single bespoke connection – the cable lengths are pretty short, so there's no danger of getting any meaningful distance between the components.
One of the speakers includes volume controls, and there's a 3.5mm input on the sub for your laptop or MP3 player.
Highs are very much a low point
Playing a range of music files at a variety of compression ratios, the Edifier serves up a brisk and peppy sound, with well-controlled bass from the sub and a reasonable sense of spaciousness considering the proximity of the sub to the speakers.
Unfortunately, the subwoofer is quite directional, meaning the low-end presence falls away if you're listening 'off-axis'.
Of greater concern are the high frequencies: they're spoiling for a fight. There's a top-end zizziness that scuppers the 300's chances of a five-star rating, though for occasional desktop listening you could do much worse.