Aldi offer: Medion E64014 micro-audio system in the test

B.With the Medion E64014, the packaging already promises a decent value. The micro stereo system costs even less than some of the popular Bluetooth Bxchen in beer can format, but buyers get two loudspeaker boxes and a control unit, and a remote control is also included. The silk-matt black housings are simple, the front of the control unit looks pleasantly tidy. COMPUTER BILD tried out in a practical test what is hidden behind the neat facade of the stereo system from the Aldi range.

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Medion E64014 in the test: micro system with DAB +

Construction and commissioning of the Medion E64014 are extremely straightforward: The speaker cables are firmly attached to the speakers and have plugs on the other ends. A telescopic antenna can be pulled out on the rear for radio reception. Very nice: In addition to FM stations, the system also receives digital radio (DAB +). This means that more stations can be received almost everywhere in Germany, including new and varied programs that are not available on FM. The Medion system does not have individual memory buttons for the favorite stations, instead a favorites list is hidden behind the preset button. The menu is scrolled through quickly with the rotary knob; it is normally used to adjust the volume. All functions can also be controlled with the remote control supplied. It’s nice and compact, but also has a small lettering.
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On the back of the Medion E64014 there are jack sockets for headphones and a stereo player. The cinch plugs on the speaker cables are unconventional, but less fiddly than loose cable ends.

The Medion E64014 can do much more than radio

The system itself is easy to operate thanks to the beautiful color display: The mode button can be used to select the other operating modes: the system plays music via Bluetooth, and any stereo source can be connected to the rear using a jack cable, for example TV. Music of USB sticks can also be played. That worked in the test with the file formats MP3, WAF and WMA, but not with AAC. Last but not least, a CD player is also built in. The drawer takes some time before it opens quickly, and the drive also takes a moment or two to think about it. Then it plays CDs and MP3 CDs with practically no noise.

This is what the Medion E64014 sounds like

At least 6.5 centimeters wide broadband loudspeakers are in the speakers, and bass reflex tubes support them in lower pitches. The boxes are particularly well kept on a shelf, because that noticeably helps the otherwise rather weak busses. The system sounds pleasant and tends to be soft, thanks to the low treble there are no shrill sounds. The system easily wins the comparison with similarly inexpensive Bluetooth jacks. If you place the speakers carefully and symmetrically at the same height, you will also be rewarded with a beautiful stereo image.

Test result Medion E64014 (MD 43081)

With its extensive equipment, the Medion E64014 hardly leaves anything to be desired. Thanks to its separate stereo speakers, it sounds much more mature than similarly expensive Bluetooth speakers, even if it is rather reserved in bass and treble. Aldi (Nord and Sd) will sell the micro-audio system from February 10th for 79.99 euros.



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