Edifier Bric Bluetooth Speaker Dock
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Product: Edifier IF330BT Bric Portable Bluetooth Docking Speaker System
Provided By: Edifier
Price: $99.99 MSRP (Find Lowest Price on Edifier Here)
It hasn't been all that long since we took a look at the Edifier Sound-To-Go USB Speakers and today we are following up with a speaker system that is a little more universal. The Edifier Bric speakers resemble a traditional iPhone/iPod dock, but also include Bluetooth to give them a more universal application. The Bric speakers are portable, and as such run on batteries as well as by a wall-plug. They offer more robust sound than the Sound-To-Go and they provide a nice package for the $99.99 MSRP price tag.
These speakers make an appeal to a lot of people as they include a remote that works both with the iProducts as well as Bluetooth connected devices that support A2DP protocols. We'll find out on the following pages just how well they perform and if they are worth spending your money on.
The Edifier Bric is part of their "Image" series and is one of five Bluetooth products that they currently offer. This product claims good sound quality, a wide range of compatibility and enough features to make it worth considering. Keep on reading and we'll find out just how good this dock actually is.
You can find out more about Edifier over here. For those of you that just want the low-down, take a look below.
The mission for Edifier originates from the unrelenting pursuit of high quality sound. It is the goal of Edifier to provide the highest level of quality, not just limited to sound, but to be present in every aspect and level of doing business. Edifier aims to become an internationally recognized leader, in providing premium audio solutions to suite any environment. Edifier will remain true the foundations that have evolved the company, fostered its growth and molded its colleagues, by continuing to ensure that all involved with Edifier have the ability to express and exhibit creativity, demonstrate and pursue growth personally and professionally, continue to shape and share the Edifier passion, and remain consistently and heavily involved with the successful future of the Edifier brand.The philosophy of Edifier International revolves around an unrelenting pursuit of high quality audio, no matter the application. From a dream to an artist's sketch, to the form of a product complete with soul, substance with uncompromised design elegance. Edifier International has a passion for audio excellence that is without question focused on just one ideal, to provide the end user with the very best audio experience possible, with unquestionable design and elegance.
We certainly aren't unfamiliar with Edifier, and they recently launched some of the most unique speakers we saw at CES 2012. Edifier claims to have a "Passion for Sound" and we have noticed that while the brand-name doesn't gain the same recognition as other high-end speaker companies, Edifier always aims to release solid products that sound as good as they look. While their products may not be the loudest, or the most expensive - the have great quality and usually have good value.
The bundle they include with the Bric is pretty inclusive - but pretty spartan at the same time. The dock connector is designed to work with pretty much every Apple device since the 3rd generation iPod Touch and the iPhone 3GS. It worked with every Apple device we tried.
Edifier is pretty proud of their brand, and as always, their name is prominently displayed on their products. Once you get a first look at the Bric you can understand why. It has clean lines and a nice look that makes it fit in almost anywhere.
The rear of the unit doesn't look quite as classy, but it's functional and you can see the option of the line-in jack as well. This way, the device works for Apple products via the dock connector, any Bluetooth device that supports audio streamine and everything else that comes with a 1/8" audio jack. That pretty much covers every audio device made since the original Walkman.
On the next page we'll cover some of the features of the Bric and take a look at the specifications before we jump into testing.