The Nixeus EDG 34 is a decent 34-inch monitor with good gaming performance. The good response time, exceptionally low input lag, and 144Hz refresh rate will make most gamers happy. It supports FreeSync variable refresh rate (VRR) technology, but only through a DisplayPort (DP) connection, which is unusual for most monitors. The good contrast ratio results in deep blacks when viewed in the dark, and it performs well in a bright room, with good peak brightness and decent reflection handling. Unfortunately, the viewing angles aren't good, so sharing the screen with your co-workers or co-op gaming won't be ideal. On the upside, the 1440p resolution delivers a crisp and clear image.
The Nixeus EDG 34 is a decent mixed usage monitor. With a 34 inch screen, there's plenty of screen space for productive work, and it gets bright enough for most rooms. The incredibly low input lag, good response time, and 144Hz refresh rate will please most gamers, but you'll need a DP connection to use VRR technology. It has a good contrast ratio, so blacks look black in dark rooms, making it a good TV for watching movies. Unfortunately, the poor ergonomics and inadequate viewing angles make it hard to share work with your co-workers.
The Nixeus EDG 34 is a decent office monitor. The 34 inch screen is great for opening multiple windows at once, but with sub-par viewing angles, you can't share your work with your co-workers. Plus, the ergonomics are bad and the stand doesn't allow many adjustments. On the upside, the monitor can get bright enough to combat glare in most rooms, and it has acceptable reflection handling as well.
The Nixeus EDG 34 is a good gaming monitor. It supports FreeSync variable refresh rate technology to ensure a nearly tear-free gaming experience, but only with a DP connection. The response time is good, with little motion blur, but there's no black frame insertion (BFI) feature to help reduce motion blur. The input lag is incredibly low, but it's higher when playing at 60Hz. A great contrast ratio means dark scenes in games look good in dark rooms.
This is an okay monitor for multimedia use. The 1440p resolution allows you to see more details, and the 34 inch screen has plenty of room for multiple windows. However, the inadequate viewing angles on the VA panel means the picture quality starts to degrade when viewed from the side or above. However, the great contrast ratio on the Nixeus EDG 34 makes blacks look good in dark rooms.
The Nixeus EDG 34 is decent for media creation. Most people will enjoy the 1440p resolution, but to get the best out of HDR content, you will need a DP connection. Coverage of the Adobe RGB color space lacks some bright greens, so photographers might be disappointed with that. Unfortunately, the out-of-box color accuracy is bad, so you'll need to get this monitor calibrated if you plan on creating media.
This is an okay monitor for HDR gaming, as it can display a wide color gamut. However, it only supports VRR through a DP connection and not HDMI. The input lag is incredibly low and the response time is good enough to make motion blur seem minimal. Unfortunately, with disappointing viewing angles, the Nixeus EDG 34 isn't suggested for co-op gaming.
The Nixeus EDG 34 is a 34 inch curved-screen monitor with a simple design. The monitor is mainly built out of metal, but the V-shaped stand feels like it can't support the large monitor. The ergonomics are bad, but the thin bezels are a nice touch.
The footprint is wide, but you can still place objects in front of it. Unfortunately, the stand doesn't support the monitor well, as most of the weight is concentrated to the edge of the feet and there's a wobble to it.
Update 01/20/2021: For consistency, we've changed the height adjustment from N/A to '0.0'. The score has been adjusted accordingly.
The Nixeus EDG 34 has terrible ergonomics. There's minimal tilt adjustments, no height or swivel adjustments, and you can't switch the monitor to portrait mode. The NX-EDG34 variant comes with a height-adjustable stand. If you want an ultrawide monitor with better ergonomics, check out the Acer Nitro XV340CK.
The back of the monitor has a gamer-friendly look with a simple design, but it won't stand out in an office environment either. It can be VESA-mounted, plus the stand has a quick release and a headphone holder. There's no cable management available.
The borders on the Nixeus EDG 34 are thin on three sides, so they aren't distracting.
This monitor is fairly thick because of the curved screen.
Okay build quality. There's a lot of metal on the monitor itself, but the stand is weak, and it feels like the monitor's about to fall off.
As with most VA monitors, this monitor has a good contrast ratio. This helps when gaming or watching dark scenes in a dark room, as blacks will appear as they should.
There's no local dimming feature. The video above is provided for reference only.
This monitor has good peak brightness, so it should be bright enough to overcome glare in most rooms. There's no difference with varied content, except with a 2% window, which has lower peak brightness. This is only a problem when there are bright highlights that appear on the screen for a short time.
The Nixeus EDG 34 has decent HDR peak brightness through HDMI. According to the manufacturer, the HDR support is only supposed to work through a DisplayPort connection, but we can only test HDR peak brightness through HDMI at the moment.
If you want a better HDR experience, the LG 34GN850-B can get a lot brighter.
Like most VA panels, this monitor has inadequate horizontal viewing angles. When viewed from the side, people will notice a significant decrease in picture quality. This isn't a good monitor for co-op gaming or sharing work with your co-workers. If you want a similarly-sized VA panel monitor with fairly wide viewing angles, check out the AOC CQ32G1.
Like most VA panels, the vertical viewing angles on the Nixeus EDG 34 are disappointing. This will affect picture quality at the top and bottom of the screen if you sit close.
The NX EDG34S has excellent gray uniformity. The sides and bottom of the screen appear slightly darker than the rest, but the overall uniformity is still remarkable. You'll be happy about this if you watch sports on your monitor.
The monitor has poor black uniformity. There's noticeable blooming around the center cross and there's significant clouding around the screen, especially near the top and bottom. This should only be a problem when watching dark scenes in a dark room.
The NX EDG34S has poor out-of-the-box color accuracy. Most colors are inaccurate, and the lower color temperature will make most of the colors look closer to red and yellow. The gamma curve is a bit high, so some scenes will appear darker than they should.
Post calibration, most colors appear as they should, besides the color blue, but this shouldn't be noticeable for most people. The gamma curve is improved from pre-calibration, so most scenes will have the correct amount of brightness.
You can download our ICC profile calibration here. This is provided for reference only and shouldn't be used, as the calibration values vary per individual unit even for the same model, due to manufacturing tolerances.
The Nixeus EDG 34 has an outstanding color gamut. It covers nearly all of the sRGB color space used in most content, except for a bit of blue, and has decent coverage of the Adobe RGB color space, which is used for professional photo editing, but the limited coverage might disappoint some people.
This monitor has amazing SDR color volume, but like most LED monitors, it can't produce bright blues. With its good contrast ratio, it can display dark, saturated colors.
Although this is a 10-bit panel, the HDR color gamut is only decent. The coverage of the DCI P3 color space, which most content is displayed in, is okay.
The HDR color volume is decent. It has trouble displaying blues in HDR content.
There are no issues with temporary image retention or permanent burn-in.
The Nixeus EDG 34 has excellent color gradient, but this was tested through a HDMI connection. For a 10-bit signal, a DP connection is needed.
There are no visible signs of color bleed on this monitor.
The Nixeus EDG 34 has okay reflection handling. The matte finish diffuses light well, and most of the light is concentrated in the top left corner in an average-lit room.
The text clarity is mediocre. It can be improved using ClearType (top photo), which makes the diagonal lines on the letters R and N clearer.
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The Nixeus EDG 34 has a good response time at the maximum refresh rate. The monitor performs best on the 'Middle' overdrive setting. There's hardly any overshoot, resulting in clear objects during fast motion, and dark objects don't have any overshoot on the 'Middle' setting. The 'High' setting results in serious overshoot when there are bright objects moving across the screen.
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This monitor has a good response time at 60Hz. Like the response time at the max refresh rate, it performs best at the 'Middle' overdrive setting, although there's some overshoot here. There's major overshoot and ghosting when on the 'High' overdrive setting.
The Nixeus EDG 34 has a flicker-free backlight.
The Nixeus EDG 34 doesn't have a Black Frame Insertion feature. If you want a similar monitor that has a BFI feature, check out the Gigabyte G34WQC.
Excellent refresh rate. The native VRR is FreeSync, but it's G-SYNC compatible as well. It has a wide VRR range, but only through a DP connection. When the refresh rate falls below 40Hz, the screen becomes blurry and there's obvious ghosting. The max refresh rate with HDMI is 100Hz.
The input lag is incredibly low. It's slightly higher at 60Hz, but performs nearly the same with VRR enabled.
The size and resolution of the Nixeus EDG 34 are excellent. The ultrawide screen provides enough space to open multiple windows at once, and the 1440p resolution allows you to see more details when gaming.
There aren't extra features, but the monitor's LED light has one color, which is red, and you can make it static, off, or flicker.
Nixeus offers this model in different sizes and resolutions, which you can see in the table below, but our unit was the NX-EDG34S. The only difference between the NX-EDG34 and the NX-EDG34S is that the EDG34 comes with a height-adjustable stand.
If someone comes across a different type of panel, or if their Nixeus EDG 34 doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we'll update the review. Note that some tests, such as the gray uniformity, may vary between individual units.
You can see the label for our Nixeus EDG 34 here.
Most gamers will enjoy the large screen and high resolution on the Nixeus EDG 34. In terms of overall performance, it doesn't compare to other gaming monitors, such as the MSI Optix G27C4, which has a higher refresh rate. Check out our recommendations for the best gaming monitors, the best 144Hz monitors, and the best ultrawide monitors.
The ASUS TUF Gaming VG34VQL1B is much better than the Nixeus EDG 34 for most uses. The ASUS has a higher refresh rate and significantly better response time, delivering clearer images in fast-moving scenes as well as providing better responsiveness. The ASUS is also better for gaming in HDR due to its higher contrast ratio, wider color gamut, and higher peak brightness. It has many more features than the Nixeus, like USB ports, built-in speakers, and a Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture mode.
Overall, the Gigabyte G34WQC is much better than the Nixeus EDG 34. The Gigabyte has better color accuracy out of the box, better text clarity, and a Black Frame Insertion feature to improve motion clarity. Also, although it has poor ergonomics, they're still better than the Nixeus'. However, the Nixeus has a slightly higher contrast ratio to produce deeper blacks.
The Samsung Odyssey G5 LC34G55T is a better monitor overall than the Nixeus EDG 34. They each have a VA panel with a high contrast ratio, and each of their stands offer terrible ergonomics. They have similar gaming performance, but we experienced a lot of bugs with the Samsung that caused its input lag to increase and VRR to stop working. The Samsung also has a higher 165Hz refresh rate than the 144Hz on the Nixeus.
For most uses, the LG 34GN850-B performs significantly better than the Nixeus EDG 34. The LG has a much faster response time, which results in less motion blur, and its refresh rate can be overclocked to 160Hz. The LG's IPS panel has much better viewing angles and out-of-the-box color accuracy, and it can get brighter in HDR content. On the other hand, the Nixeus has a VA panel with a much higher contrast ratio, allowing it to produce deep and inky blacks.
Overall, the Acer Nitro XV340CK Pbmiipphzx is much better than the Nixeus EDG 34. The Acer has better ergonomics, better reflection handling, and its IPS panel provides wider viewing angles. It also has faster response time and a Black Frame Insertion feature. The Nixeus is a better choice for dark room gaming due to its VA panel's high contrast ratio, and it gets brighter too.
The LG 34GK950F-B is a much better monitor than the Nixeus EDG 34. The response time is significantly better and there's a BFI feature to help reduce motion blur as well. The LG has an IPS panel, so the viewing angles are much better, but this comes at the expense of a good contrast ratio - which is quite disappointing on the LG. The Nixeus has a slightly better input lag and better gray uniformity as well.
The DellS2719DGF and the Nixeus EDG 34 are very similar monitors in terms of overall performance. The 27 inch Dell uses a TN panel so it has a much better response time, resulting in clearer motion, and it has a wider range of refresh rates. However, the VA panel on the 34 inch Nixeus provides much better picture quality with great contrast ratio, fantastic gray uniformity, and unlike the Dell, it displays a wide color gamut. The Dell is more suited to gaming, while the Nixeus performs better for everyday use.
The Nixeus EDG 34 is slightly better than the AOC CQ32G1. The Nixeus has a 34-inch screen, it supports HDR, and it has a much quicker response time, resulting in less motion blur. However, the AOC has a wider VRR range, it displays a wider color gamut and has better out-of-the-box color accuracy, and it also has wider viewing angles.
The Samsung CHG70 is a much better monitor than the Nixeus EDG 34. The Samsung is available with a 32-inch screen, and even though it has a VA panel like the Nixeus, the viewing angles are slightly better. There's VRR support through HDMI on the Samsung, but it doesn't have as good of a contrast as the Nixeus. The response time at 60Hz is also significantly better on the Nixeus.
The Dell U2718Q is a better monitor than the Nixeus EDG 34. It has 4k resolution, outstanding ergonomics, and good viewing angles, so the Dell is a good monitor for in-office use. However, the Nixeus is a slightly better gaming monitor with a higher refresh rate and VRR support, plus the VA panel makes blacks look better than the Dell in dark rooms.
The MSI Optix G27C4 is a slightly better monitor than the Nixeus EDG 34. It's a smaller monitor with a higher refresh rate and has a better response time too. Unfortunately, the 1080p resolution is lower than the 1440p resolution on the Nixeus. The EDG 34 also has HDR support but works best with a DP connection.
The Dell Alienware AW3420DW is better than the Nixeus EDG 34. Build quality and ergonomics are much better on the Dell, and its IPS panel has much better viewing angles. The Dell also has a faster response time and better color accuracy; however, the Nixeus has a significantly higher peak brightness and better contrast ratio.