If the music from the iPod, from the built-in drive, or via USB-stick came: the Edifier Esiena if360 (350 euros) sounded powerful and sovereign
- iPod docking station Edifier Esiena if360
- Data sheet
The Edifier comes from a manufacturer from Beijing since the mid of the nineties devices in-house developed and distributes on the domestic market. But now the Chinese make up to fill the rest of the world with their products. The name of excellently processed Esiena if360 recalls it sure purely random discreetly that the Ferrari vendors from Maranello.
Outside the Edifier qualified position of its price range anyway for the pole. The housing of the sounding Jack of all tradesreflected peppered s lovingly with lots of little details – stable and high quality plastic housing is also processed. Via the touch be Control Panel on the top of the unit the Esiena can be easily controlled.
Unfortunately FM tuner, the AUX input and video output landed next to the antenna connection for the built-in USB port and SD card slot on the back of the Edifier, which makes it difficult dealing with the external mass storage devices like to use something.
There were like with the processing and equipment at the if360 even expose little. If the music from the iPod, from the built-in drive, or via USB-stick came: the Edifier sounded powerfully and confidently, only with small discrepancies in the
Middle range. Thanks to wider stage and ordinary power reserves played almost at the level of the Geneva S (AUDIO 1/10, 75 points). Although the figure is fully convinced, Esiena if360 had beaten yet the model S: the Geneva played more freely and more dynamic – just a tad bit more.
Edifier Esiena IF360
Technical data and test results
|Dimensions (BreiteHöheTiefe)||39.0 x 14.5 x 23.7 cm|
|Battery / battery||/|
|Number of stations / radio||/ 0|
|Remote control / display||/|
|Klangregeler||Bass and treble control|
|Output video / quality video output||/ well|
|Special features||CD player, SD card slot on the back|
|Input RCA / Jack||/|
|Input of digital optical / coax||/|
|Output of digital coax / optical digital||/|
|Input / output video||/|
|S-video input / output S-video||/|
|Network / USB||/ Yes|
|Recharging of the iPod|
|Controller of the iPod menu.||partial|
|Operation on the device|
|Syncing your iPod in the dock possible|
|Game time battery|||
|Great facilities, wide stage figure with much power reserves, easy operation|
|Slight discolouration in the midrange area|
|Sound judgment||Upper class 70|
|tested in issue:||5 / 10|