Work have occupied 2/3 of my daily life and it's difficult to find time to blog nowadays. It has been more than a month since my last blog post where I mentioned that I cleared my room to prepare for something big, and that 'something big' is coming in few parts, and here is the first part.
During the recent PC Fair, I visited the Edifier booth where I have worked as a promoter for 4-5 times and caught up with my fellow 'colleagues'. However, I went there with the intention of buying a new set of PC speakers - Edifier DA5000 Pro
Edifer DA5000 Pro
I told my former boss I wanted to buy Edifier DA5000 and that I came by train. He burst into laughter and showed me the packaging size. I stared in disbelief as there were not one big boxes but two and I wouldn't be able to carry even one box home, what else in a train! Just as I was about to tell myself that maybe I'm not destined to buy that speaker, he offered me a special deal to courier it directly to my doorstep at no additional cost and I just couldn't say no to such a deal.
2 Fridays ago, the package arrived...
Ripped of the boxes to reveal the contents
First box contained the subwoofer, second one contained the 5 satellites drivers, some manuals and even a wireless remote control.
The LCD monitor is rested above the middle channel speaker, fits perfectly.
And behind I have 2 more speakers to complete the surround system. Meanwhile, the subwoofer is placed on the floor.
The subwoofer delievered a very solid bass, so solid that it keeps my neighbour awake at night (evil grin). I wasted no time in playing some games that support surround audio which includes F1 2010. It really makes a whole lot of differences in driving simulation. I need not rely on the rear mirrors but I could easily trust my ears to tell me if the cars are approaching fast from the back and whether they are trying to overtake from the left and from the right.
Moving to first person shooter games, I could hear enemy footsteps approaching from the back and deliver the killing shot before they do!
Perhaps the only issue with the speaker is that the rear speakers are a little soft as the power output is slightly lower on the rear channel, I managed to overcome this by adjusting the audio distribution via Realtek HD Audio Manager. At first the sound emitted from the speakers sounded a little 'plasticky' but after couple of hours of 'burning in', it begins to feel like every dollar spent was worth it.