Powerful new desktop speakers put on light show, charge gadgets

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Edifier QR65 active speakers
Edifier's new desktop speakers put on a light show and charge gadgets.
Photo: Edifier

Edifier’s new QR65 Active Monitor Speakers pack 70 watts of power with hi-res audio certification, put on a light show and act as a fast gallium nitride (GaN) charger for your other gadgets, too.

And the value-oriented Chinese audio brand brings all that and more across for $369 per pair.

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Edifier QR65 Active Monitor Speakers

Edifier QR65 Active Monitor Speakers bring 70W RMS total audio output plus 65W of TurboGaN charging power via two USB-C ports and one USB-A port, along with lighting you can customize. These aren’t Edifier’s first speakers to light up, but they may be more advanced than previous efforts.

And regarding sound quality, Edifier said QR65 features a high-quality acoustic architecture with Hi-Res Audio and Hi-Res Audio Wireless certifications and support for the LDAC codec.

So each speaker packs a 15W 1.25-inch silk dome tweeter and a 20W mid-low 2.75-inch long-throw aluminium diaphragm driver. Frequency response is 55Hz to 40kHz. For connectivity, you get Bluetooth 5.3 plus USB and RCA line in.

Edifier QR65 speakers back
Want more bass? Plug in a subwoofer.
Photo: Edifier

65W TurboGaN charger

The built-in charger offers 65W power delivery via three USB-C ports and 60W via one USB-A port, when one port is used. Using more than one port at a time alters the wattage. Used simultaneously, the two USB-C ports put out 40W and 20W, for example.

TempoAbyss lighting effects

And Edifier QR54 active speakers offer 16 million lighting effects through the company’s TempoAbyss system. You can experiment with 11 presets and create your own effects through Edifier’s ConneX app.

This reminds me of Edifier’s funky QR35 Tabletop Bluetooth Speaker, which also does light shows, charges gadgets and sounds good. My review gave the $200 speaker 4.5 stars out of a possible 5. But the QR65 packs more charging power.

Edifier QR65 active speakers, which come with speaker stands, cost $369.99 per pair at Amazon.

Where to buy: Amazon

Edifier QR65 Active Monitor Speakers
$369.99

These desktop computer speakers feature a 65W GaN fast-charger function, 70W RMS of audio power, Bluetooth 5.3 or wired connectivity, certified hi-res 24bit wireless audio, subwoofer out and light effects (in white or black colors).

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04/21/2024 01:51 am GMT

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