Edifier Luna HD overview | TechRadar

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Due to the design of the revised variations of Edifier’s crisp-sounding Luna audio system, the e25HD stereo audio system may cross for contemporary artwork, similar to the unique set. The sound high quality is phenomenal for a stereo setup, which it must be for $249.99 / £179.99 / AU$299.95 (the identical worth because the outdated fashions). 

So whereas they sound nice and look even higher, we’re upset that the audio system don’t provide many inputs – there’s solely Bluetooth 4.0, optical (the one addition over the earlier mannequin), and a normal 3.5mm jack, and the latter two share the identical port.

Neither is there any point out of Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa integration, so if you’d like a digital assistant at your beck and name, you’ll should look elsewhere, or hook them as much as an Android machine or an Amazon Echo speaker. 

Edifier is selling the e25HD’s as being ripe for video games consoles, because of the inclusion of the optical enter. If you happen to’re somewhat sceptical about having a stereo setup to your high-powered console and married to a 4K display screen, you’re not alone – however they pack sufficient oomph and sonic efficiency to make you look twice. 


Whereas simplicity is the philosophy right here, don’t mistake that for boring. The Luna HDs are really lovely to have a look at, and can draw loads of ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’.

An uncovered three-quarter inch tweeter sits above a 3-inch bass driver on the entrance of every speaker, mounted on a barely concave ‘slice’ that angles barely upward. On the rear, a thick wedge has been carved out of the ovoid shell, giving two passive radiators an opportunity to flex backwards and forwards below heavy duress.

They’re out there in three totally different coloration choices – white, black and purple – with a daring, shiny end.

The fitting speaker is the grasp, whereas the left acts as a slave, linked by a 3m lengthy proprietary six-pin cable. It would comfortably go across the again of a 70-inch TV. The ability and the solo supply enter are hidden on the rear of the suitable speaker, which additionally has contact controls. The ability on/off and quantity controls stay on the left-hand aspect of this proper speaker, so that you received’t unintentionally brush them when strolling previous.

It’s most likely additionally there to minimise the quantity of fingerprints the shell will inevitably acquire. Our check unit wanted fixed sprucing (largely as a result of we had been shifting them round so much), however fortuitously the 2 comfortable instances within the packaging include a microfiber lining to assist take away any blemishes.

The optical enter additionally acts because the port for a 3.5mm male-to-male line-in, and Edifier thoughtfully contains all of the cables you’d want: the optical, the lengthy 3.5mm wire and a stereo RCA wire too. Bear in mind, there is only one enter right here, so you will have a separate management field to hook up a number of streaming gadgets in addition to video games consoles, or route all of them by your TV.

Flip the audio system on and they’ll present up in your cellphone or laptop’s Bluetooth listing, able to pair. There isn’t a NFC chip, however you most likely received’t want a passcode to attach. (If you happen to do, it’s 0000 by default.)

The contact controls are flush on the aspect of the casing, and also you’ll have to look fastidiously to seek out them. Swiping motions care for skipping or rewinding tracks, in addition to muting the amount. This panel is responsive, however you would possibly crave one thing a bit extra tactile, however there’s a gentle on the entrance of the suitable speaker to point modifications in quantity.

Whereas the distant management is as slender and easy because the audio system, it solely has energy and quantity controls. You’ll need to have your machine handy to vary tracks, or put your fingers everywhere in the speaker itself.


If Edifier doesn’t do boring in design, and it actually doesn’t do boring when the Luna HD audio system are purring or roaring. You don’t have to show them as much as get probably the most out of them both, although push them to their most quantity and they’ll comfortably maintain their very own with no clipping or lack of readability.

What they provide is a superb balanced sound. Edifier has in-built DSP (digital sign processing) and DRC (dynamic vary compression) into the audio system, and in doing so retains the sound tamed whereas nonetheless giving it room to unfold large.

Our check included a number of mp3 albums encoded at 320kbps, a Spotify playlist and several other video games on Xbox One X. With the correct quantity of room between the audio system – ideally using the complete quantity that 3m cable will enable – you’ll be capable of respect the Luna’s assured sound stage. That’s to be anticipated, because the audio system use the identical {hardware} as their predecessor. 

Tame Impala’s ‘Let It Happen’ blossomed confidently from our setup, whereas the steely guitar twang within the opening bars of Arcade Fireplace’s ‘The Suburbs’ had been all current. All the prospers within the Avalanches’ ‘Since I Left You’ got here by loud and clear. 

It’s an identical story utilizing Spotify, with equal tracks barely detuned because of the compression, however nonetheless value boasting about.

Nonetheless, Edifier is partly selling these as gaming audio system, though a stereo setup doesn’t do video games a lot justice. Nonetheless, Edifier is assured that its audio system don’t want any gimmicks like digital encompass sound to persuade avid gamers to present them a go. 

The snap and crackle of exhausts in Forza Horizon 3, once more, reveals the Lunas have muscle and scope. Even the sounds of the prairie in Purple Lifeless Redemption construct ambiance from two front-firing audio system, however should you’re coming to those from a encompass sound setup chances are you’ll miss the all encompassing feeling solely rear containers can present.


Simplicity belies spectacular efficiency. Sill, it is a minor refresh over the outgoing Edifier Luna audio system with solely the optical enter – primarily designed for TVs and video games consoles – value a bullet level on the again of the field.

Not like different audio system competing in the identical area, there aren’t any smarts built-in into the Luna HD – there’s no app to regulate the soundscape, no Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa integration, and nor will there be. All of that, nevertheless, doesn’t disguise the truth that the comparatively diminutive Luna HD audio system let the audio high quality promote them with out the necessity for all of the bells and whistles.

Plant them in your house and you’ll be handled to audio that sparkles, and might do with out you fidgeting with the equalizer setting. Whereas Edifier claims the Luna HDs are a effective companion for gaming consoles, extra avid gamers than not will need both a encompass sound system or headphones to essentially immerse them. If, nevertheless, gaming is a ‘sometimes’ exercise and also you crave glorious sound with out sacrificing area in your TV unit, you’ve discovered an excellent possibility.

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