Edifier R501 Speakers

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Edifier R501 Speakers
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Product(s): Edifier R501
Provided By: Edifier Canada

Price: ~$110 USD (Edifier Online Store)


Edifier might be a name that you haven't heard of before, however they are very quickly gaining a reputation of making high-quality speakers. Edifier was originally established in Beijing China in 1996, and quickly expanded overseas and now has moved its head offices to Vancouver, Canada, they currently have over 2,500 employees, and produce their speakers from R&D, all the way to manufacturing. The fine folks at Edifier were kind enough to send us a nice set of 5.1 speakers (R501).

Here is Edifier's mission statement, taken from their website:

"All originates from the unrelenting pursuit of high sound quality"

Edifier has always insisted on producing the best possible sound and product quality in a given price point. The design ideas of Edifier and customer's needs and requirements have combined to produce products that are not only visually striking, but also embody sonic excellence. Using only the finest materials available, and real wood enclosures on many of it's systems, has enabled Edifier to occupy a leading position in the field of multi-media speakers and home audio products. The Company will be making great strides in the future with technological advances and breakthroughs in all its designs, and has already become one of the finest acoustical product manufacturers, with a rich and vivid international personality in the World.

Well, let's see if these speakers live up to the company motto, on to the testing!


What's in the Box:

  • 5 x Satellite Speakers
  • 1 x Sub/Amp Box
  • 5 x Speaker Cables (Various Lengths)
  • 1 x Instruction Manual
  • 1 x IR Remote Control
  • 3 x Stereo (RCA) to 1/8" Jack
  • 3 x 1/8" to 1/8" Cable

Test System:

  • AMD Athlon 64 - 3200+
  • Asus A8V Deluxe
  • 2gig Kingston 3200 Memory
  • 2 x 120gig Western Digital Hard Drives in Raid 0
  • Creative Audigy X-FI FATAL1TY Edition