Edifier R1700BT Bookshelf Active Speakers – I can confirm they have great sound quality

Honestly, superb sound quality at this price point. Was expecting good, but wasn’t expecting that good. Can hear every little timbre and detail of what i’m listening to, and really highlight weaknesses in things.

These speakers look and sound great. I made this purchase in conjunction with the audio-technica at-lp60 usb turntable audio-technica at-lp60 usb turntablei would absolutely recommend these speakers – the clarity of sound and depth of bass is excellent. I currently have the speakers connected to my ps4 and the turntable and i have to say that is has transformed the audio experience of both. If you are looking to upgrade your current speakers, you will not be disappointed. Some reviewers have mentioned that you need to buy uk plug adapter – this is not the case. My speakers had a euro >uk adapter packaged in the box. My one criticism would be the size of the controller (it’s about 2. Whilst it is very functional – i do find myself putting it down and losing sight of it. But that’s due to my own forgetfulness, i supposeexcellent speakers, very happy.

They work really well and for the price have a great sound. They look good in the room too. I would like to be able to get a longer cable to connect the speakers but can’t find one anywhere. Here are the specifications for the Edifier R1700BT Bookshelf Active Speakers:

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  • Total Power Output of 66 Watts R.M.S = 15W x2 (treble) + 18W x2 (bass) (DRC ON)
  • Bluetooth pairing capability, simply connect your phone, tablet or supported device
  • Dual RCA inputs for connectivity to multiple audio sources. Perfect for Record Players and Turntable, Amplifiers and more!
  • Class D amplifier system with Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and Dynamic Range Control (DRC)
  • A front facing bass reflex port emphasises lower frequencies, allowing for richer bass performance.

An excellent product, bought to replace speakers for my macbook pro which had died, after listening i feel there is no way these will end up in the office. – the sound is so natural and the sound field so believeable they will almost certainly stay in the living room. I use both a macbook pro and a macpro sharing their itunes libraries via wifi to my ipad pro then bluetooth to the speakers and the results are excellent. My music taste is mainly classical with some jazz as welll and the sound is ideal, if i liked popular music however, i may find the bass slightly heavy. All in all a good budget pair of speakers that would certainly give some higher priced speaker a run for their money.

Quality product i bought as a gift. Bluetooth is a great feature however note you have to disconnect the last device to use it before you can add another (i assume taking the device out of range will also solve this problem however), its only a minor issue but it was pretty confusing when the vinyl record player i had hooked up would play as the ipod was still connected and i was freaking out.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Great, Laid Back Sound Destroyed by Obnoxious Boomy Bass
  • TRULY EXTRAORDINARY SPEAKERS
  • An excellent buy

Fantastic speakers, rich sound, good bass, and bt is a bonus, can connect various devices to them. Excellent to watch movies or play games on pc.

Excellent quality sound, excellent quality build.

I have just installed these speakers, upgrading from the edifier r1280t which were good. The r1700bt are even better, with greater bass and the added useful option of bluetooth. They sound good, look good, and are the best computer speakers i’ve ever owned.

Opened the box set them up great . Replacement came within days great service no arguments. Boooommmmm bass wow excellent sound quality crisp clear. I have them as far apart as possible for the stereo effect.

I’ve hooked them up with a google chromecast audio & a google home and they work perfectly. Amazing clarity and power for the sound.

Originally bought a monitor audio s150 after reading all the reviews but quickly returned and bought these beauties and around £30 cheaper these really do stack up and sound great, blutooth connectivity is stable and easy to use and ya can even connect via rca a phono or other devices. I recommend this and i am very critical when it comes to audio so true to say for around £100 these really fir the bill.

These powered bookshelf speakers are impressively loud with respectable sound quality. The initial eq settings are a little much on the bass for my personal tastes, however with a slight adjustment on the physical knob on the side (i. , -2) gives a more refined sound profile which i enjoy. Connectivity is easy, i have the 3. 5mm-audio-to-rca cable hooked up to a pc and bluetooth paired to my phone for music playback. Switching between inputs is easy using the remote. One gripe i have is that the volume is digital: although there is a physical control knob on the side for volume, it is not a potentiometer instead it changes the volume in discrete steps. This alone wouldn’t be too bad, except that whenever i switch between the input audio, the volume resets to the 50% which is louder than i usually use them at. Or indeed if i leave the room with my phone and reconnect via bluetooth, the volume reverts to 50% so i have to manually re-adjust the volume.

Best bang for buck bookshelf speakers i’ve ever bought. Bass is a bit droney by default but so easily corrected with some eq, and they go loud.

Connected to my fone and wow. Love the sound these things make. The price makes it even better. Well worth investing if you want a smallish set of speakers.

Echoing the reviews of everyone else who bought these speakers, for the price they sound absolutely amazing. Currently connected to a turntable with a built in phono for a minimalist vinyl setup and works like a dream.

I researched these on line and they were well reviewed. I can confirm they have great sound quality, easy bluetooth link with phone, all good.

. It came with eu plug without adaptor,i love bassy, but i find it bit overpowered with mid range bass. Lil play with eq will fix it. Sound quality is light years ahead compared to my old pc speakers. Overall im pleased with the build and sound quality, good value,.

Brilliant sound quality, especially at louder volumes. Bass performs very well, and can even shake surfaces when pushed right up. Only downside is the inability to control the devices connecting via bluetooth. The wood finish is also nice and stylish. I have these set on my narrow’ish desk and they perform very well at close range.

Great sounding speakers and with the bluetooth facility much better choice than a dock. Surprisingly loud and very well made.

Good build good sound easy to set up, would prefer on switch on side with the controls.

Very pleased with this purchase, sounds great.

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Edifier R1700BT Bookshelf Active Speakers with Bluetooth, RCA/AUX Input, EQ Control and Remote Control - Brown
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5.0 of 5 stars, based on 115 reviews

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  1. This review is from : Edifier R1700BT Bookshelf Active Speakers with Bluetooth, RCA/AUX Input, EQ Control and Remote Control – Brown

    Good deep bass and the bt seems to work well so far. A useful addition would have been m5 screw holes to take standard pillars to raise them from the floor.
  2. This review is from : Edifier R1700BT Bookshelf Active Speakers with Bluetooth, RCA/AUX Input, EQ Control and Remote Control – Brown

    Good deep bass and the bt seems to work well so far. A useful addition would have been m5 screw holes to take standard pillars to raise them from the floor.
  3. This review is from : Edifier R1700BT Bookshelf Active Speakers with Bluetooth, RCA/AUX Input, EQ Control and Remote Control – Brown

    If you loose the remote it’s useless. Bass gets distorted when played loudnot sure if it’s just my speakers or the brand.
    • If you loose the remote it’s useless. Bass gets distorted when played loudnot sure if it’s just my speakers or the brand.
      • Have been thinking of upgrading my speakers on my record deck for a while now and did the obligatory review searches on the tinterweb, and these came to the top with the features and prices and looks (got the wood finish ones)as they are bluetooth i can connect my phone for amazing mp3 playbackplayed a few tracks from queen and was blown away with the quality. Have not tried them for their primary use yet (vinyl playback) but i am sure it will be as goodthe sound ranges are as good as my old sanyo hi fi centre which i had umpteen years ago, and look forward to rattling the windows at christmas timethoroughly recommended.
  4. Have been thinking of upgrading my speakers on my record deck for a while now and did the obligatory review searches on the tinterweb, and these came to the top with the features and prices and looks (got the wood finish ones)as they are bluetooth i can connect my phone for amazing mp3 playbackplayed a few tracks from queen and was blown away with the quality. Have not tried them for their primary use yet (vinyl playback) but i am sure it will be as goodthe sound ranges are as good as my old sanyo hi fi centre which i had umpteen years ago, and look forward to rattling the windows at christmas timethoroughly recommended.
    • A most superb speaker which outperforms so many more expensive ones. Incredible value, i did much research. Really realistic and live sounding music, you can truly hear the whole frequency range crystal clear. However, don’t overdo the bass as, in my opinion, it gets too boomy and drowns the mid & high-end range. But if you like a strong bass then it’s there for you, so you have the best of both worlds and the ‘over-powering’ bass is probably great for some types of music. Setting up these neat & smart looking speakers is easy, but don’t rely too much on an appalling manual which cannot properly & simply explain: hard-wire linking; the meaning of the green & blue on/off light; the importance of the remote; & more. I’ve used the speakers with my mobile using bluetooth & hard-wired them for my desktop computer. Speakers work brilliantly both ways. So happy with this purchase, so a big thank you to previous reviews which helped to persuade me.
      • A most superb speaker which outperforms so many more expensive ones. Incredible value, i did much research. Really realistic and live sounding music, you can truly hear the whole frequency range crystal clear. However, don’t overdo the bass as, in my opinion, it gets too boomy and drowns the mid & high-end range. But if you like a strong bass then it’s there for you, so you have the best of both worlds and the ‘over-powering’ bass is probably great for some types of music. Setting up these neat & smart looking speakers is easy, but don’t rely too much on an appalling manual which cannot properly & simply explain: hard-wire linking; the meaning of the green & blue on/off light; the importance of the remote; & more. I’ve used the speakers with my mobile using bluetooth & hard-wired them for my desktop computer. Speakers work brilliantly both ways. So happy with this purchase, so a big thank you to previous reviews which helped to persuade me.
  5. This review is from : Edifier R1700BT Bookshelf Active Speakers with Bluetooth, RCA/AUX Input, EQ Control and Remote Control – Brown

    I used to work for a very prestigious hifi company and my day to day listening system is of extremely high quality (and expense. About 150x the cost of this system) i only mention this as i spent a lot of time around high end equipment and know what great sound sounds like. These are fantastic desktop speakers. If i were to be picky they are slightly boomy (which i’ve sorted with dsp) and the very top end is a bit flat but for the money they are insanely good. Really can’t fault them at all. No they aren’t “hifi” but they are extremely serviceable as desktop speakers or to have in a multi room setup where you need background sound. So much so i’ll be buying another 2 pairs for other rooms soon.
  6. This review is from : Edifier R1700BT Bookshelf Active Speakers with Bluetooth, RCA/AUX Input, EQ Control and Remote Control – Brown

    I used to work for a very prestigious hifi company and my day to day listening system is of extremely high quality (and expense. About 150x the cost of this system) i only mention this as i spent a lot of time around high end equipment and know what great sound sounds like. These are fantastic desktop speakers. If i were to be picky they are slightly boomy (which i’ve sorted with dsp) and the very top end is a bit flat but for the money they are insanely good. Really can’t fault them at all. No they aren’t “hifi” but they are extremely serviceable as desktop speakers or to have in a multi room setup where you need background sound. So much so i’ll be buying another 2 pairs for other rooms soon.
  7. This review is from : Edifier R1700BT Bookshelf Active Speakers with Bluetooth, RCA/AUX Input, EQ Control and Remote Control – Brown

    Great quality finish, simple bluetooth, great sound so far.
      • After reading all the great reviews for these, i went in with tamed but optimistic expectations. When i first took them out of the box, first impressions were great, excellent build quality on the two speakers with control dials that felt premium. After plugging them in and going to my first test track, my optimism soon faded. Listening to “soul shaker” by motion device (a great bass boom test ) at default settings (bass and treble set to 0) the opening bass guitar had absolutely no detail but a wooly bass with deafening boom that nearly popped my eardrums. So obviously the bass dial at default is set too high, right?. I turned the bass dial to 9 o’clock, tried again, and got much better results. Over the next few days of trying to get used to the sound and trying my hardest to like these speakers, there was always one thing that sicked out, that stupid bass. Sure, lowering the dial helped, but even at the lowest setting, you could still hear it booming away with no control or detail, turning it up it sounded the same, just louder and more annoying.
  8. After reading all the great reviews for these, i went in with tamed but optimistic expectations. When i first took them out of the box, first impressions were great, excellent build quality on the two speakers with control dials that felt premium. After plugging them in and going to my first test track, my optimism soon faded. Listening to “soul shaker” by motion device (a great bass boom test ) at default settings (bass and treble set to 0) the opening bass guitar had absolutely no detail but a wooly bass with deafening boom that nearly popped my eardrums. So obviously the bass dial at default is set too high, right?. I turned the bass dial to 9 o’clock, tried again, and got much better results. Over the next few days of trying to get used to the sound and trying my hardest to like these speakers, there was always one thing that sicked out, that stupid bass. Sure, lowering the dial helped, but even at the lowest setting, you could still hear it booming away with no control or detail, turning it up it sounded the same, just louder and more annoying.
    • They do not bang iv had cheaper speakers with better bass, and the bass and treble adjusters do not do much, not worth the price at all.
      • They do not bang iv had cheaper speakers with better bass, and the bass and treble adjusters do not do much, not worth the price at all.
  9. This review is from : Edifier R1700BT Bookshelf Active Speakers with Bluetooth, RCA/AUX Input, EQ Control and Remote Control – Brown

    Even the biggest audiophile can’t fault them, especially for the price. Look great and feel well well made. Bluetooth connectivity is instant and easy, and the bass and treble controls are very handy 👌.
    • Even the biggest audiophile can’t fault them, especially for the price. Look great and feel well well made. Bluetooth connectivity is instant and easy, and the bass and treble controls are very handy 👌.
      • 2.0 out of 5 stars These speakers are not the greatest. My first issue is the overhyped sounds tweeters ... on said:
        I am going to buck the trend here. These speakers are not the greatest. My first issue is the overhyped sounding highs. No matter what adjustments one makes with the treble, they end up sounding just too bright and overly sparkly. So much so, that you will get listening fatigue after only a few music tracks – i had to turn them off after only 2 music tracks – the highs are just too annoying and spoilt the listening pleasure of the music. These are very bass heavy out of the box – i turned down the bass the 10 o’clock position to try and get rid of the thump of the bass. This kind of smoothed out the bass, however, when the bass crosses over with mids and highs the dsp kicks in causing a weird artificial sound suppression that, for me at least, was very noticeable. These speakers promised a lot but unfortunately did not deliver on that promise.
  10. I am going to buck the trend here. These speakers are not the greatest. My first issue is the overhyped sounding highs. No matter what adjustments one makes with the treble, they end up sounding just too bright and overly sparkly. So much so, that you will get listening fatigue after only a few music tracks – i had to turn them off after only 2 music tracks – the highs are just too annoying and spoilt the listening pleasure of the music. These are very bass heavy out of the box – i turned down the bass the 10 o’clock position to try and get rid of the thump of the bass. This kind of smoothed out the bass, however, when the bass crosses over with mids and highs the dsp kicks in causing a weird artificial sound suppression that, for me at least, was very noticeable. These speakers promised a lot but unfortunately did not deliver on that promise.
  11. This review is from : Edifier R1700BT Bookshelf Active Speakers with Bluetooth, RCA/AUX Input, EQ Control and Remote Control – Brown

    With their ports facing forward, they can easily sit on my computer desk with their backs quite near the wall without booming. The sound is surprisingly good for such small speakers. They are very solid and well made. My only criticism is of the low quality cable supplied to connect the speakers to the pc. I soon bought a higher quality cable to replace it.
    • With their ports facing forward, they can easily sit on my computer desk with their backs quite near the wall without booming. The sound is surprisingly good for such small speakers. They are very solid and well made. My only criticism is of the low quality cable supplied to connect the speakers to the pc. I soon bought a higher quality cable to replace it.
      • I am really, really impressed with these. I have them in a small home office where i wanted some decent audio and wow. Two inputs, decent rms wattage, bluetooth support. The sound is really, really good. There’s a slight mid bass hump but rolling the bass control back a fraction gives a lovely, neutral sound. I’d be happy to use these in my living room as main speakers and may indeed buy another pair for that purpose. They have two inputs on the back and will simply play both sources if both switched on at the same time and there’s a toggle to switch to bluetooth.
  12. I am really, really impressed with these. I have them in a small home office where i wanted some decent audio and wow. Two inputs, decent rms wattage, bluetooth support. The sound is really, really good. There’s a slight mid bass hump but rolling the bass control back a fraction gives a lovely, neutral sound. I’d be happy to use these in my living room as main speakers and may indeed buy another pair for that purpose. They have two inputs on the back and will simply play both sources if both switched on at the same time and there’s a toggle to switch to bluetooth.
  13. This review is from : Edifier R1700BT Bookshelf Active Speakers with Bluetooth, RCA/AUX Input, EQ Control and Remote Control – Brown

    Lovely speakers just the right size for my bookcase perfect and the sound is very good too.
  14. This review is from : Edifier R1700BT Bookshelf Active Speakers with Bluetooth, RCA/AUX Input, EQ Control and Remote Control – Brown

    Lovely speakers just the right size for my bookcase perfect and the sound is very good too.
  15. This review is from : Edifier R1700BT Bookshelf Active Speakers with Bluetooth, RCA/AUX Input, EQ Control and Remote Control – Brown

    These speakers were exactly what i was looking for. They have insane bass which can be altered and the sound quality is constant at all levels of volume. Easy to connect and set up as well as being a nice size for whether you want to put them as they are suitable for a large desk or on the floor. Excellent value for money, would definetly recommend.
    • These speakers were exactly what i was looking for. They have insane bass which can be altered and the sound quality is constant at all levels of volume. Easy to connect and set up as well as being a nice size for whether you want to put them as they are suitable for a large desk or on the floor. Excellent value for money, would definetly recommend.
  16. This review is from : Edifier R1700BT Bookshelf Active Speakers with Bluetooth, RCA/AUX Input, EQ Control and Remote Control – Brown

    Perfect for music and movies. Strong base that is adjustable to everybody’s liking. Great remote control that actually works , really does; i tried different speakers with remote control and the remote was really bad. Also bluetooth is great and actually works , it connects strait away and stays connected without loosing connection or quality. Overall these are some great speakers for music and games , but when it comes to movies or tv series they are just amazing. You cant go wrong with these.
    • Perfect for music and movies. Strong base that is adjustable to everybody’s liking. Great remote control that actually works , really does; i tried different speakers with remote control and the remote was really bad. Also bluetooth is great and actually works , it connects strait away and stays connected without loosing connection or quality. Overall these are some great speakers for music and games , but when it comes to movies or tv series they are just amazing. You cant go wrong with these.
  17. This review is from : Edifier R1700BT Bookshelf Active Speakers with Bluetooth, RCA/AUX Input, EQ Control and Remote Control – Brown

    I am truly amazed with this speaker. I did not expect such lovely sound quality for this price. Very well built, functional and beautiful design.
  18. This review is from : Edifier R1700BT Bookshelf Active Speakers with Bluetooth, RCA/AUX Input, EQ Control and Remote Control – Brown

    I am truly amazed with this speaker. I did not expect such lovely sound quality for this price. Very well built, functional and beautiful design.
  19. 5.0 out of 5 stars and they are totally fantastic. i'm a fussy ol' git when it comes ... on said:

    This review is from : Edifier R1700BT Bookshelf Active Speakers with Bluetooth, RCA/AUX Input, EQ Control and Remote Control – Brown

    Ive been running these speakers for a month now, and they are totally fantastic. I’m a fussy ol’ git when it comes to sound quality. So was a bit dubious of their sound. But for £130 , i”m stunned by these speakers. If your thinking of buying a soundbar well don’t bother. The edifiers more than fit the bill for soundbars £300. A ps4 doesn’t want to register with them, but a amazon box is an instant connection. Try stranger things on netflix.
  20. This review is from : Edifier R1700BT Bookshelf Active Speakers with Bluetooth, RCA/AUX Input, EQ Control and Remote Control – Brown

    Ive been running these speakers for a month now, and they are totally fantastic. I’m a fussy ol’ git when it comes to sound quality. So was a bit dubious of their sound. But for £130 , i”m stunned by these speakers. If your thinking of buying a soundbar well don’t bother. The edifiers more than fit the bill for soundbars £300. A ps4 doesn’t want to register with them, but a amazon box is an instant connection. Try stranger things on netflix.

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