This high-res Bluetooth speaker puts on a light show and charges devices


The new speaker sets the mood with lighting framed in a white or black cabinet.
The new speaker sets the mood with lighting framed in a white or black cabinet.
Photo: Edifier

Edifier’s new QD35 Tabletop Bluetooth Speaker boasts an unusual combination of features: high-resolution audio playback, pulsating lights and a digital clock.

Oh, and it also offers full-time gallium nitride-powered charging for other devices. So it appears to be a curious but useful — not to mention cool-looking — beast.

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Edifier QD35 Tabletop Bluetooth Speaker

Edifier designed the QD35 Tabletop Bluetooth Speaker for 24-bit/96kHz playback over an all-in-one 40-watt system. It also supports the high-res LDAC Bluetooth audio codec (if you use an Android device that supports it). The speaker’s USB-A and aux inputs support high-res audio signals, too, the company said.

Here’s how Edifier described the speaker’s amplifier and chipset:

The full-digit DSP chipset precisely divides the signals into treble and mid-bass. In two independent ways, the TI Closed Loop digital amplifier distributes enhanced audio signals of different frequency bands to target drivers for accurate reproduction. With a total output power of up to 40W RMS, it can fully fill the space of 50-square-meter rooms.

Ample connectivity options

In addition to the latest Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity, Edifier includes USB-A and 3.5mm aux inputs. So you can play other devices through the speaker and also charge devices, like a smartphone or tablet, via TurboGan tech.

That connectivity outstrips the new full-size HomePod, which only works via AirPlay 2 with Apple devices and provides no charging. (Another smart speaker manufacturer, Sonos, also beats HomePod on the connectivity front, as well as offering spatial audio, with its latest products.)

You can use the Edifier Connect app with the new QD35 speaker to synchronize the clock, select lighting effects, customize your own lighting, choose EQ settings, customize EQs and even share them with friends if you like.

Edifier QD35 specifications:

QD35 Tabletop Bluetooth Speaker in black color.
Here’s what the black one looks like.
Photo: Edifier
  • Total output: 25W (mid-bass) and 15W (treble)
  • Frequency response: 60Hz to 40kHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: >85dB(A)
  • Input sensitivity: USB-A: 600±50mV, aux: 600±50mV, Bluetooth: 600±50mFFS
  • Input types: aux/USB-A/Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth version: 5.3
  • Driver unit: 3-inch (mid-bass) and 1-inch (treble)
  • Total charging output: 35W
  • Dimensions: 10.94 inches wide by 6.49 inches high by 5.58 inches deep
  • Net weight: 5.8 pounds

You can pick up the new Edifier speaker in black or white colors for $199.99.

Where to buy: Edifier or Amazon


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