Edifier R1280DB Active Remote Control Bookshelf Studio Bluetooth Speakers : Excellent for the price.

Fantastic product terrific array of connections including optical really great soundusing also as an alternative to tv sound bar /base highly recommended.

I just didn’t realise how handy the bluetooth function would be. Touch one button on the remote, press play on my phone and it’s on. I was worried about sound quality but it’s actually decent. At this price point, the competition is basically between these and the steljes. From what i’ve read the steljes just have it on sound quality, but i think they look ugly so i went for these.

I bought these to use for my audio technica at-lp60 turntable and they work great, really easy to setup and they sound fantastic for the price. I would recommend these speakers to anyone getting in to playing records or someone who wants a good, cheap pair of speakers.

You will be hard pressed to find a better amplified speaker at this price, and build quality; i am a retired electronics engineer having worked with audio and radio frequency equipment in commercial and broadcast companies, so i think i recognise a good product in todays world for the domestic market. The sound quality is very good with a range to cover most of the hi-fi audio band, you have the option to adjust tonal levels as well, and get two inputs. One aux line in & one pc computer line in; each have different level signals input, and the only thing to consider is how your going to use it . Basically the aux line in, is for a line level output signal around 550mv = millivolts peak to peak just over half a volt, this means you need a pre-amp if your going to use it for a record-phono reproduction, and with the pre-amp you also need the required riaa equalisation for records; normally in the designed for record pre-amps will have the riaa as standard design. Okay then, other options is a mixer control, either two or more inputs as required; then the output to the amplifier aux input. By using an amplified mixer with line inputs, your going to have a good 45db signal increase, especially if a microphone input is on the mixer as well; of course you can just use the amplifier to plug-in your i-pad or mobile music device ?. So using the earphone output socket, you will have more than enough signal to drive the amplifier; this would be the same if you use the pc computer output, into the pc socket. So if you think about it, you have options to make that connection if you remember the amplifier needs a line input signal; also bear in mind, the pc and aux inputs are live at the same time, so you either turn off one of the two devices your using at any time, otherwise you will have two music or audio signals mixing at the same time; there is also the basic remote control, this has a very good range even when you don’t point it at the master speaker. However for the quality of this speaker system and price, it’s a very good compromise. If your thinking of using it for a shortwave radio system monitor speaker, to improve the sound quality; i would warn you not too, the unfortunate fact is that this amplifier has an internal “switched – mode – power – supply” my personal worst enemy when it comes to radio interference. Even if you think moving it away from the receiver will resolve this issue, it will-not . The reason is, that the switching pulses are riding on the screened audio input cables, even a ferrite core or choke will-not stop the interference… so your warned. However you can try an isolator 1 to 1 transformer, i did-not take this option; so if like myself your an electronics engineer or good hobbyist, with experience of electronics; you just remove the offending power supply and build a linear – transformer power supply ?.You need to have a 17 volt regulated dc at 1 amp current capacity; each audio channel at peak max volume can top 500ma, so a 1 amp supply will cover the power required.

  • Overall, I’m very pleased with my purchase and think that these speakers provide a lot of bang for one’s buck.
  • Excellent Budget Amplified Speakers, High Quality For The Price
  • Great speaker system with a not that useful remote

Edifier R1280DB Active Remote Control Bookshelf Studio Bluetooth Speakers , 2 x RCA Line In, Optical and Coaxial connections, Built in Amplifier Ideal for Laptop, PC, MAC, Phone, and Hi-Fi Maple Wood

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  • PERSONALISE your listening experience with bass, treble and master adjustment dials
  • BLUETOOTH, optical, coaxial and dual RCA input allows you to connect to your home entertainment system with ease
  • ROBUST and RICH SOUND from 4-inch bass drivers and front facing bass reflex ports
  • TECHNOLOGY and STYLE combined to make bookshelf speakers with a 42W power output
  • WIRELESS REMOTE adjusts volume to your sound preferences

Superb stage presence and clarity. Midrange is something i’m always looking for in compact speakers, and these deliver. Small speakers with a huge sound. Remote control could be a tad larger/heavier though, i can see it getting lost soon.

Absolutely superb set of speakers. Well presented, aesthetically pleasing speakers with an excellent sound quality. Despite not having a subwoofer, i’ve never noticed an issue with lack of bass which is amazing. Note: if you buy this for the uk, you will most likely have to get an eu to uk power adapter as one is not supplied.

These are perfect value for money. They can play loud enough on their own, and i find the sound quality very good, considering the price tag.

I own a lenco record player and it only has a dual rca output audio cable to connect to speakers and nothing else, so i’ve been looking for speakers with a dual rca line in port which are also fairly cheaper. I typed in “speakers dual rca line in” as i honestly wasn’t completely sure what i was looking for, these edifier speakers were the first option that appeared and at £89. 99, which compared to the price of speakers in my city’s electrical stores, was quite cheap. After looking at the mainly positive reviews i decided to get them. For what i was looking for, these speakers are great, i find the sound quality excellent and the design is also quite sleek and simple and not too complicated, the size of the speakers are fairly compact also. The remote control is fairly simple and sturdy with just a mute button and the volume control. The set up was extremely easy, i presumed that the speakers came connected already, so i panicked a little when i seen that they weren’t and i had to connect them myself with the speaker connecting cable, as i’m not the most handy person and thought this was going to be complicated but it was extremely simple and very well explained in the manual. I’m not overly sure about the durability as i’ve only had them for a couple of days, but they seem extremely solid and sturdy enough so far. Overall, if you’re looking for a decent, quite simple and minimalistic set of speakers, i’d highly recommend these.

Only arrived today but first impressions are very favourable; bought to replace a pair of tibo plus 2 that had died shortly after their warranty. I use them in the kitchen where they sit on top of wall cupboards, not an ideal spot for music quality but the main reason i needed a remote. The sound isn’t hi-fi but better than the echo dot, a dab radio’s single speaker and a squeezebox that has no speaker at all. The latter uses a digital connection, the dab has a bluetooth adapter connected to a blink that connects to the speakers through phono and the dot uses direct bluetooth. I had to restart the dot after deleting the tibo pairing as the connection to the edifiers kept failing. All are now working just as i want. The tibos were not great with this set up. If they were on but connected on something other than bluetooth the dot thought it was connected so alexa chatted and flashed away but we heard nothing. Also the auto-wake was too slow for the dot.

I hummed and hawed between these and microlab’s b77 speakers because whilst the microlabs probably shade the edifiers on quality of sound, the edifiers are a bit smaller and around £20 cheaper. In the end, their size won out because i have limited space. It’s also nice that they allow for two inputs, which is exactly what i wanted – one from a tv and the other from my pc. You can play both sources simultaneously if you wish, not that i have any need for that. They replace a pair of bog standard rather plasticky speakers i’ve had for a long time, and they’re much better sounding. I myself don’t like very heavy bass and so have set it at minimum. Even so, it’s tight and punchy, more than adequate for my rather small room. I have the treble set at near maximum because that happens to suit me — maybe because i’m no spring chicken. But the good thing is that even at maximum, the treble doesn’t become at all tinny. I also like that they sound good on their side, with the tweeters on the outside left and right, as this creates more clearance above them on the shelf where i have to put them.

Bought these a few days ago and wow am i very impressed so far, firstly anyone saying they dont sound great is much mistaken, for the size of them the output of these are great as long as the quality or bitrates are high enough otherwise low quality music will sound naff as with any other amp/speaker setup. So the amount of inputs were the draw for me (5 i think) including bluetooth and optical link which was what i was looking for. For example my phone is an s7 using the vlc app on the rock eq setting and wow what a beautiful deep rich sound i got, probably better than my techniks stereo and that sounds nice. Also the tv sounds great and adds nice bass to my viewing sitting either side of my tv. I would recommend these to anyone and big up to the edifier guys for the best product i have purchased in ages.

What a beautiful beautiful sound. I bought to replace a pair of great speakers that i was very happy with but had trouble connecting to my brand new smart tv. Reluctantly i gave up on my great speakers and bought these just so it could hook up to my tv. It’s done the job but also has a simply wonderful sound. Looks a lot smaller than expected but they are a touch bigger than the ones i’m replacing and anyway. They are very loud with great quality. Loud enough to get you in trouble with your neighbors.

A bit of fiddling the eq on pc and they sound even better. The only thing i downvote a star to is the awful remote. It seems this whole line of speakers has the same type of remote which is made from horrible plastic and buttons that feel like they dont do anything when you press them. They have a weird bubble effect feeling when you press on the plastic and it just feels horrible. Not to mention that you have to press really hard on the buttons to get the speakers to actually turn up and down in volume. Adding actual buttons like on tv remotes would be a better choice. Too many times ive sat here pressing the down or up volume only for the speakers not to do anything.

I haven’t really turned these up yet, i’m a good neighbour. But i’ve used them for tv/movies and music on my pc and they are fantastic, lovely sound. As they had 2 inputs, i’ve also hooked them up to a record player i was given recently, my ancient vinyl sounds lovely too.

0 speakers for my pc, nothing too fancy that needs usb audio interfaces, but something that could be plugged directly into the 3. I previously had the creative t40 ii, which were great speakers, but as they were quite narrow, they didn’t have the punch. These edifier speakers though offer what was lacking from the creatives, with decent levels of bass, good quality for all the frequencies and quite a nice aesthetic. Really pleased with them overall.

I have these speakers 3 months and until recently they have been amazing – no problems with connectivity (bluetooth or wired) and no problems switching between bluetooth and the 2 lines. The sound quality is great for such a compact set of speakers but recently the right speaker has been temperamental. Sometimes it stops working then starts again randomly. I changed the wire and it was ok again but now the right speaker is not working at all. I will be using my warranty/contacting edifier to resolve this issue. I still recommend them, if they function properly.

These are great sounding speakers and easy to set up – due to the different inputs available – which cover all bases. I use them to play my tv and pvr output through. It would be even better if there was a visual on/off and volume indicator on the front. Never mind – the beautiful sound (none of that annoying booming bass) more than makes up for this.

I got these for my home office, as the built in speakers for my display are terrible. Light, but don’t feel cheap. Don’t take up a huge amount of space – and have really remarkably clear sound – even at high levels. My one gripe is that they are connected to each other with speaker wire rather than an rca cable, which would make them a bit more portable should i want to. But in reality they will probably end up staying in the same place. I am tempted to get another pair for the kitchen.

I dabble with computer music and i can tell you that these speakers have revealed sound previously unheard. The build quality is also superb.

Lovley clean sound although they could have been louder for the money. I have just noticed there is a slightly better more expensive version, if your budget allows i would give the more powerful set a go. Otherwise this blasts a standard 2.

I’ve had these speakers for around a month and a half now, and i am seriously impressed with the sound quality. Coming from a cheap £20 set of speakers you really appreciate the depth and detail that is in music when you come to speakers that are much higher quality. They don’t compare to £1,000 speakers that i have heard, but they’re definitely high quality and very clear. These are plenty loud enough for a pc setup or casual living room listening. The bass response is spot on, even with the trims set to neutral, and there is a good balance of high and mid-range. Despite being infrared, the remote control doesn’t need to be directly pointed at the speakers which is great for using it at a desk where you can leave it next to your keyboard. Overall i am more than happy with this purchase, and would happily recommend them.

Very happy with these speakers. I can connect multiple devices to it, and easily switch with the remote. Sound quality is pretty good. Searched for video tutorials on youtube to make sure it was what i was looking for and helped me decide. The only con is the remote, it’s tiny and i keep on losing it in the living room.

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Edifier R1280DB Active Remote Control Bookshelf Studio Bluetooth Speakers , 2 x RCA Line In, Optical and Coaxial connections, Built in Amplifier Ideal for Laptop, PC, MAC, Phone, and Hi-Fi Maple Wood
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One thought on “Edifier R1280DB Active Remote Control Bookshelf Studio Bluetooth Speakers : Excellent for the price.

  1. This review is from : Edifier R1280DB Active Remote Control Bookshelf Studio Bluetooth Speakers , 2 x RCA Line In, Optical and Coaxial connections, Built in Amplifier Ideal for Laptop, PC, MAC, Phone, and Hi-Fi Maple Wood

    Purchased these to save room as i have been using teac cr-h240 for some years its been good setup but takes up to much room as i am downsizing. So seen ad for these desktop speakers on a tech site so went straight to amazon and my prime account,read the reviews and that convinced me to go for them i have to say they are very good indeed and well worth the money. Easy to set up had to play with settings in my j. River media centre which is the best media centre around and worth every penny if your looking for full control of your sound.
    • Purchased these to save room as i have been using teac cr-h240 for some years its been good setup but takes up to much room as i am downsizing. So seen ad for these desktop speakers on a tech site so went straight to amazon and my prime account,read the reviews and that convinced me to go for them i have to say they are very good indeed and well worth the money. Easy to set up had to play with settings in my j. River media centre which is the best media centre around and worth every penny if your looking for full control of your sound.
  2. This review is from : Edifier R1280DB Active Remote Control Bookshelf Studio Bluetooth Speakers , 2 x RCA Line In, Optical and Coaxial connections, Built in Amplifier Ideal for Laptop, PC, MAC, Phone, and Hi-Fi Maple Wood

    The bass and treble is amazing and you won’t be disappointed at all, coming from cheaper bluetooth speakers these are such an upgrade.
    • The bass and treble is amazing and you won’t be disappointed at all, coming from cheaper bluetooth speakers these are such an upgrade.

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