3DsoundSurge heeft een uitgebreide review geschreven van de Labtec Edge 418 Flat Panel 2.1 speakerset. Dit setje bestaat uit een 21 Watt (RMS) subwoofer en twee platte 5,5 Watt satellietjes. De prestaties zijn, vergeleken met andere flat panel speakers, redelijk. 'Klassieke' speakers presteren in de prijsklasse van de Edge 418 ($80) echter nog altijd beter.
What has the most effect on how well the 3D imaging works is how directional the speakers are. As pointed out in the detailed overview the SLAB flat panel type the Edge-418 uses is more directional than the NXT flat based panels but less directional than typical cone based systems. In practice we havenít found the SLAB or even NXT based panels to offer more than a slight disadvantage compared to most cone based speaker systems (e.g. Altec Lansingís ACS56). The only system we have found to offer significantly better 3D imaging is Monsoon $200 MM-1000 which use the flat panel technology from Sonigistix.
[...] For around the same or slightly more money you can certainly get a cone based 3-piece speaker system that is of equal or better quality as the Edge-418. However, if you are among the people who like the idea of a SLAB or NXT based flat panel speaker system because of either the look, the wider than average sound field, or both, then you will find it hard to find a better performing flat panel system for $80.