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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. ..

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Edifier R1280DB Bookshelf Speakers Review

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.

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

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  • Steve Mashiter

    I’ve just bought a pair of these and to be honest, I initially found the
    bass to be muddied and the treble to be not very crisp and was somewhat
    disappointed because I do like proper hi-fi sound. But after a couple
    of hours of ‘running in’ these issues cleared up considerably and I am
    now quite impressed given their size and price. Further to this while I
    admit I am using them in a desktop situation so am fairly close to them,
    I finally have a sound stage where the different instruments and singer
    are spread realistically between the two speakers. I haven’t had that
    since I had some electrostatic hi-fi speakers in the 80’s. Even my wife
    was impressed enough to ask how we can integrate a pair into our car and
    she is NOT a music person. My 13 year old son even smiled and went
    “Oh, Yeah!” when I pointed out the sound stage and he actually listed to
    it. I can recommend buying a pair of these or even (as I have now done)
    buying 2 pair.