Edifier however, is hoping to change that with their offering, the MP300 Plus.
Rather than the usual, boxy fare, the MP300 Plus is much easier on the eyes than a lot of the competition.
Meanwhile, sound quality should be pretty good, as it's a 2.1 system comprising a 9W aluminium tube subwoofer plus two lovely round satellites. The on/off and volume controls sit close to hand on one of the satellites.
The whole lot packs up neatly in the included carry case, perfect for the mobile audiophile. All you have to do is remember to bring your phone, MP3 player or laptop along to attach via its 3.5mm jack.
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Contact: John Lewis