Edifier's MP300 Plus 2.1 speaker system has a hi-fi pedigree

Edifier MP300 Plus

Those involved in its development include Phil Jones, designer of the acclaimed Acoustic Energy AE-1 hi-fi speaker and founder of American Acoustic Development (AAD).

He worked closely with Edifier's R&D team, led by Peter Duminy, who previously worked with the BBC Loudspeaker Research Department and B&W.

The result, claims Edifier, is a system with "detailed bass and ultra-smooth sounding full-range satellites for superb clarity".

An aluminium tube, active subwoofer (9W) handles the bass notes, while the rest of the frequency range is heard from the two pod-like satellite speakers.

The system is designed to work with notebooks, PCs, MP3 players and music mobile phones.

There's a stereo 3.5mm input, the system weighs 1.8Kg, is powered by the mains and comes with its own carry case.

It's available now from John Lewis (opens in new tab) stores for £49.99.