Edifier R1280DB Bookshelf Speakers Review

  • By: Mark J Draper
  • Time to read: 2 min.
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The Edifier R1280DB bluetooth speakers are very similar to the recently reviewed Edifier R1010BT speakers, however they add some additional features that make them worth the extra cash.

The build quality, as ever with Edifier, is excellent.  You’ll see the black version in the review video but a more traditional wood version is also available.

Around the back you’ve two line in inputs, coaxial input, optical input plus you can connect via Bluetooth giving a total of 5 separate inputs.  On the side of the active speaker are controls for volume, treble and bass.

There’s a remote included to allow you to manage all the inputs and volume from your sofa.  It’s a small remote so it’s good to see the input can be manually changed via clicking the volume control on the speaker should you misplace the remote.

Edifier R1280DB

 

The two speakers are connected together via the included speaker cable, which is a decent length but can be replaced with a longer cable if you need them further apart.

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The full specs listed on the Edifier website are:

  • TOTAL POWER OUTPUT: R/L: 21W+21W RMS
  • SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO: ≥85dBA (A)
  • NOISE LEVEL: ≤25dB (A)
  • INPUT SENSITIVITY:
    • LINE IN1: R/L:450±50mV
    • LINE IN2: R/L:550±50mV
    • OPT/COA: R/L:500±50mFFS
  • BLUETOOTH: R/L:700±50mFFS
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 55Hz-20KHz
  • BASS UNIT: 4 inch (116mm)
  • TWEETER UNIT:: Φ13mm silk dome tweeter
  • DIMENSON: 5.75in x 9.5in x 7in (WxHxD)

 

Although a similar price to various smart speakers, such as the Amazon Echo, the Edifier R1280DBs offers a better listening experience, with great bass and full stereo separation.

They easily fill a room, have a lovely sound to them (which can be adjust to your taste via the controls on the side) and can be used for music, gaming, or films, they all sound great.

You’ll certainly notice a huge difference if you’re using built in speakers on your TV or laptop, the R1280DBs add a nice punch to the sound, you’ll see a demo of this using Marvels Avengers Age of Ultron in the review video below, the main battle sequence towards the end of the film sounded really good out of these.

The Edifier R1280DB bookshelf speakers which are available from:
– Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2j17CW3
– eBay: http://ebay.to/2AgMlfj
– Amazon com: http://amzn.to/2zaKyrT
– Amazon ca: http://amzn.to/2AgSUi3

Edifier R1280DB Bookshelf Speakers Video Review


Edifier R1280DB Powered Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers - Optical Input - Wireless Studio Monitors - 4 Inch Near Field Speaker - 42w RMS - Black

£129.99  in stock
9 new from £119.00
1 used from £105.00
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Features

  • BLUETOOTH WIRELESS - Popular classic bookshelf speakers now can be enjoyed without the hassle of wires. Simply connection to an iPhone, Android, Tablet, PC or Mac.
  • STUDIO SOUND QUALITY - Naturally fine tuned sound reproduction from 4 inch bass and 13mm silk dome tweeter.
  • OPTICAL AND COAXIAL INPUTS - Digital inputs to enable lossless connection to most TV and computers.
  • REMOTE CONTROL - Adjust the volume and toggle inputs at your fingertips. Bass and treble control located on the side of main speaker.

Edifier R1280DBs Active Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers - Optical Input - 2.0 Wireless Studio Monitor Speaker - 42W RMS with Subwoofer Line Out - Wood Grain

£159.99
£139.99
 in stock
2 used from £109.99
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as of 13/06/2022 8:09 am

Features

  • BLUETOOTH 5.0 - Pair the speaker with your smartphone, tablet, Mac, or laptop to play music wirelessly, no need to deal with messy wires.
  • SUB OUT AND OPT/COAX INPUTS - Sub-out output works with external subwoofer. Optical and coaxial inputs to ensure a lossless connection to TVs and computers.
  • DISTORTION-FREE SOUND - Fill your room with beautiful sound with its 42W continuous undistorted power, 13mm silk dome tweeter unit, and 4-inch sub-woofer unit.
  • REMOTE CONTROL - Wireless remote for easy control of volume, mute/unmute, switch OPT/COAX mode, switch line-in, and Bluetooth mode. Bass, treble, and volume control buttons located on the side panel.
  • 2 YEAR WARRANTY - R1280DBs is proudly designed and manufactured by Edifier. The entire system is back with a 2 year warranty.

Edifier R1280DB Powered Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers - Optical Input - Wireless Studio Monitors - 4 Inch Near Field Speaker - 42w RMS - Wood Grain

£129.99  in stock
7 new from £129.99
2 used from £105.00
Free shipping
Amazon.co.uk
as of 13/06/2022 8:09 am

Features

  • OPTICAL AND COAXIAL INPUTS - Digital inputs to enable lossless connection to most TV and computers.
  • REMOTE CONTROL - Adjust the volume and toggle inputs at your fingertips. Bass and treble control located on the side of main speaker.
  • 2 YEAR WARRANTY - Quality components in solid MDF wood housing are built to last. 24 month parts and labor warranty in USA and Canada.