Edifier R1280T Review – Bookshelf Speakers With Active Near Field Monitors

Edifier R1280T Review - Bookshelf Speakers With Active Near Field Monitors

Edifier R1280T is versatile Bluetooth speaker with so uncompromising sounds performance and full features on the inside. You might think that the full features bookshelf speaker is not always affordable, but here Edifier has so many think to promise. They have proven that they could bring a good design speaker without sacrificing the audio quality. The design looks so smart and very compact and also including Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless streaming. I have reviewed the R1700BT and both performance sounds are good, but is this new one is able to bring us an enjoyable experience? Well, we are going to find it out soon. To make it easier for you to decide, here the full review about this audio gadget. So we hope you enjoy it.

What makes it special?

The Bluetooth speaker is coming with small box when it was arrived. I opened it up and reveal the audio gadget. Both speakers are wrapped by some plastic frosted along and it looks so good. They really pack nicely even though the price is cheap. BTW, I found that it is also included the regular RCA cable if you don’t want to connect it with Bluetooth. The cable is capable to get the advantage of its dual inputs on the backs. They also put the remote control to make it easier to control the audio playback. I need to say the remote is pretty budget. Everything is working normal and I don’t have too many problems on play, pause or rewind song. Keep in mind that the remote is using infrared and not Bluetooth so you probably have to point it out directly at the right angle. It is good for general usage and the remote is comparable with any Bluetooth remote that I have found. I could say that the accessories are well complete here.

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Now let’s talk about the design. In my opinion, the design is not really striking and I think that is what the company wants to do. They don’t design it to draw attention, but they provide a great classic looks with great blend between plastic and MDF material. The plastic materials are dominated on the rear and center of speaker and it feels very sturdy. The material is good and doesn’t look cheap. The wood also looks relatively great, but I think that the grin is too artificial and I don’t find feel any premium touch on it. Well it is a cheap product so i don’t have any complaint about it.

There is nothing special about the design, but the classic looks and great finishing touch on it might makes you interested to see it. What makes it special is of course the design and accessories included on the inside. The design is wise and very classic. There is unique experience when I am testing in and it was such a nice experience. There are so many of them are coming with classical design, but it’s not great as this. The Bluetooth streaming, dual inputs, remote control, promising design are some rarely thing that is not always provided on the cheap product.

Edifier R1280T Main Specifications
Item Weight: 10.8 pounds
Connectivity: Bluetooth
Manufactures: Edifier
Product Dimension: 6.9 x 9.4 x 5.7 inches


Sound Performance

Both speakers are able to deliver a lively and nice nimble tune without any sounds distraction. I found that they are not trying to enhance the song that I played, but they are trying to keep the original sounds like it should. This thing is what I really want from the bookshelf speaker. I don’t need any enhancement on the music because I feel the original one is much better. Sometimes I feel that the company is always trying to enhance it with boasting the bass or treble. It is good, but it feels worst sometimes. The balance performance between power and clarity is good. you will soon be enjoying it without any problem.

One thing that I really love here is the speaker itself. The speaker is designed to be upward little and the sounds it is produced are directly going to my ear and not my chest. I feel the huge difference performance with this unique design. There is smooth approach which provides the comfortable time on listening it. I could say the overall performance is wise and enjoyable. The accuracy is not that best one and that is what I found here.

Classical design with perfect finishing. The bass is slightly thin.
The price is affordable. The accuracy is not the best one.
Warm and smooth performance. -



For its affordable price, Edifier R1280T is very promising in term of design and performance. They have so many tough competitors, but the company is still able to make their products looks unique and different. This might what you are looking if you are searching for the affordable one. It is not that great, but I think it’s enough for the price tag. At last, please make any comment if you have any question.

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