I only purchased these as ‘monitor’ speakers when converting lp to mp3. They are too good for that in reality. Easy to set up and visually good to look at. Solid construction and removable grilles. They do out perform their price. The cable that connects the active speaker to the passive speaker is only bell type wire but at least the speakers do have terminals to enable use of a better quality cable. Also the possiblity to upgrate the phone cable too. They sound good although a tad bass heavy. Stuffing a sock into the bass port should cure that.I have the bass set at the mid detent position.
On two occasions tried to introduce these speakers to my turntable, unfortunately on both occasions i could not have the sound above just off zero and was too loud for domestic use. Any higher and the house was shaking. Would be superb in a hall for a disco/dance. Otherwise seem to look good if that is all that is required.
Bought these some time back but have to say they are thee best speakers ive used in a long time. The sound output of the high’s an lows and mid tones are amazing. Not overly bassy but still get a good output. An they look well manufactured too.
These are the best kept secret – top bang-per-buck for powered speakers. The more expensive edifiers might have better ergonomics and maybe better sound but the 980t’s sound great, far exceeding this price-point when compared to the competition.
I had a lot of issues initially setting up the speaker system, believing there was a fault in the inactive speaker. After switching some sockets around, i found that half of the aux to rca wasn’t working. I switched to the rca to rca wire which worked fine for the first listen, but again, stopped working on half of the cable. Have had to replace the cable after contacting the manufacturer (no response), as that is a smaller cost than returning the item. On a side note, the speakers do not match the photograph although this is barely an issue. I couldn’t fairly review the actual speakers as i only had both working for one album, but no instant issues were recognisable.
Nice looking and sound great. Set up is a doddle and they worked first time.
- Surprisingly good.
- These are the best kept secret – top bang-per-buck for powered speakers
- Shoddy wires and unhelpful customer support from Edifier.
Would have been 5 stars, however the ones i bought from amazon had a european plug without a uk adapter, so i had to order an adapter which amazon did paid for. A review of r1280t speakers also mentions no uk adapter.
Bass is a bit boomy but compared to other products for the price, they’re excellent.
The item arrived as expected. The speakers are great for the price. The placement of the controls is a bit off. The idea makes sense because it makes the speakers look stealth. Regardless they are a good pair of speakers and would totally recommend them.
Hooked them up to my turntable, work a treat. Deep base whilst still retaining the warmth of the vinyl. A fantastic set of speakers for anyone without the cash or inclination to spend a couple of hundred pounds on a pair of speakers.
Bought these to replace my trusty edifier r1900tii after a move. Obviously the 980t are not as good (being much cheaper) but great for the price and size.
Features of EDIFIER EDFR980T Home Audio Speakers
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- Dual rca inputs for connectivity to multiple audio sources
- Calibrated flared bass reflex port, in front of the speaker cabinet
- 100% mdf wooden enclosure
- Universal switching power supply
- Active bookshelf speaker system with 24w total power output
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Awesome set of speakers, great sound and price was right. Great if you’re on a budget.
Bought these speakers to give my retro record player some oomph as my hearing aint what it used to be, i have to say i am highly impressed . Perfect size not too big for the room, but wow what a terrific sound . Really brings out the sound of the old vinyl, just like i remember it from all those years ago. Will be perfect in the summer (if we get one) to annoy the neighbors in the garden while having a bbq. Really recommend these speakers to anyone who wants to improve the quality of sound on their wee record deck.
Excellent sound and build quality for the price. I use them with my audio technica lp60 turntable in my study. Sound quality for vinyl is not comparable to my £1,500 set up in my lounge but very passable.
Compact with great sound, ideal to use alongside a turntable with active output.
Dual rca inputs for connectivity to multiple audio sources
Calibrated flared bass reflex port, in front of the speaker cabinet
100% mdf wooden enclosure
Universal switching power supply