September 25, 2023

Having began finding out for a level final 12 months, my life has turn into a cycle. Each six weeks or so I’ve to supply and full two assignments. I lately accomplished one other cycle of assignments and as I labored on them, two issues grew to become fixed options in my life: Robust espresso and the sound of techno act Orbital performed by a pair of Edifier Bluetooth audio system.

Edifier Bluetooth speakers
Introducing the Edifier R1280DB Bluetooth bookshelf audio system. Versatile and good all rounders with nice connectivity choices.

Why Orbital? Properly, Orbital is an act I noticed reside a number of occasions once I was youthful. The duo’s music got here to thoughts once I wanted to take heed to one thing to check these audio system out. Because the music has a quick beat to assist focus and only a few lyrics to distract me, it grew to become the backdrop of my research! Sufficient about Orbital, you wish to know in regards to the audio system, proper?

First impressions of the Edifier R1280DB audio system

The audio system arrived effectively packaged. As quickly as I’d acquired them out the field, I assumed they might be superb for a bookshelf. Certainly, they’re marketed by Edifier as “bookshelf audio system” and at 23.4cm excessive, 19.6cm deep and 14.5cm vast they’re excellent for sitting on a bookshelf.

The audio system have a wooden impact veneer on the perimeters. This, oddly, doesn’t stretch to the tops of the speaker that are gray in color. It’s not an enormous deal and it doesn’t have an effect on their efficiency in any manner, however it’s just a bit unusual the veneer doesn’t cowl the complete speaker.

The principle speaker is the left one. That is the place the mains energy cable feeds into and it additionally has a has a panel on the facet with bass, treble and quantity management plus a blue LED indicating the audio system have energy.

When it comes to energy, these Edifier audio system have a 42watt output. Your common heavy steel band goes to make use of significantly extra wattage, however these are bookshelf audio system and needs to be judged on that foundation.

One additional factor to say. The audio system include a small distant management which provide the choice to show them on and off, skip tracks, select what gadget the audio system are linked to and so forth.

Edifier speaker remote control
The all essential distant management


These audio system have a powerful array of connections. On the again of the left speaker, you will see that a number of enter and output choices. These embrace coax, commonplace purple and white audio connection cables and an optical port so you’ve the choice of connecting to a pc, tv, video games console, amplifier and so forth. Purple and white cables and an optical cable are offered.

You may as well join by way of Bluetooth. That is how I primarily used the audio system. I’ve prior to now used wi-fi headphones and audio system and had a dreadfully tough time getting them to attach. Not so with the Edifier. The truth is, I don’t suppose I’ve used Bluetooth audio system which have linked and disconnected so simply.

Bluetooth bookshelf speaker
All non-Bluetooth connectivity choices might be discovered on the again of the left speaker, which can also be the speaker the facility lead feeds into.

Edifier R1280DB Bluetooth audio system in use

 I feel it is advisable be sensible about what you might be shopping for. These are offered as wi-fi ebook shelf audio system, and so they make nice wi-fi bookshelf audio system. For one thing of this isze and price range, you aren’t going to get recording studio high quality.

What you do get, nonetheless, is excellent high quality sound. Be it podcasts, radio, video soundtracks or music, I couldn’t complain in regards to the sound high quality. In relation to music, I’ve performed every little thing from Orbital and Pink Floyd (…the final word ‘speaker take a look at’ certainly) to Judas Priest, Moist Leg and London Grammar. These audio system have carried out very effectively nearly as good, all-rounders which is what I might count on for bookshelf audio system marketed on this value vary. As I’ve talked about value, now appears a very good second to maneuver on to cost and stockists.

Edifier speaker volume, bass and treble controls.
Energy indicator, quantity, bass and treble controls are on the facet of the left speaker.

Concluding ideas, value and stockists

On the time of writing, the Edifier R1280DB audio system had been retailing for £129.99. They’re obtainable to buy from Amazon plus eBay and

As for remaining ideas, Edifier has a number of different audio system in an identical value vary. Aesthetically, I feel the Edifier R1280DB is essentially the most interesting (regardless of the veneer not fairly overlaying the complete speaker). The connectivity prospects are spectacular and this makes these audio system very versatile.

They’re a fantastic all-rounder. If you’re on the lookout for an honest set of audio system for the household residence that can be utilized for gaming, changing a TV into a house theatre or listening to music however don’t want the readability of a recording studio, this pair of audio system is a superb choice.  

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