Gaming oriented audio devices are not exactly new in the PC market, just that most of the consumers out there would prefer to have a pair of headphones over the speakers due to the requirement of spoken communication over the microphone. That being said, speakers still have their place when it comes to casual gamers who just want to enjoy their games. Today we shall have a look at Edifier’s latest entry into the gaming speakers line up, the Edifier G2000.
|Frequency Response||98 – 20 000 Hz|
|Driver Unit||2.75-inch drivers|
Tiny Yet Powerful Package
The Edifier G2000 comes in a small handy box. What you get in the box is the speaker alongside with the all the necessities.
- Edifier G2000
- USB-A to USB-A Cable
- 3.5mm AUX cable
- Power plug
- User manual
The Edifier G2000 takes on the compact design route with its clean outlook. Even though it is marketed as a gaming-oriented speaker, the design doesn’t scream “I’m a gamer!”.
Rubber feet under the speaker dampens the speaker vibration, especially during high volume playbacks.
The right channel speaker serves as the master speaker where all the connectivities and control is placed at.
- Power & source select button: Long press for power; Short press for source selection
- Volume rocker
- Lighting & audio profile button: Long press for changing lighting mode; Short press for changing the audio profile
Speaking of the audio profile, the speaker has three onboard audio profiles – Music, Movie & Game modes. Unfortunately, the speaker does not come with “Standard” sound profile so you will have to settle with one the aforementioned settings. Personally I prefer Movie mode as it has a wider soundstage instead of the vocal-focused music mode or overly bass-heavy game mode. We’ll discuss more on the lighting in the latter part of this review.
The back of the speaker has a translucent plastic piece for the light showcase.
What makes the Edifier G2000 special is the built-in DAC in the speaker with the USB input. Yes, your computer will recognise the speaker as an external USB audio device. The Sub Out, as the name suggests, connects to an optional subwoofer unit.
Then, here comes the bling effects that for some reason you can have on a pair of speakers. Truth be told, they are not overly bright and since it lights up the back of the speakers, what you’ll get is a rather comfortable ambient light that bounces back from the wall. There are a couple of built-in colour profiles as well as colour changing modes.
The Edifier G2000 retails at RM299 in Malaysia. The speaker has surprisingly good sounding drivers for the size and not to mention packing both Bluetooth as well as USB digital audio features. While lighting is just for aesthetics, instead of making it excessively bring and fancy, Edifier at least kept it classy and low profile.