Edifier R1010BT Bookshelf Speakers Review

The Edifier R1010BT bookshelf speakers are a set of twin Bluetooth enabled speaker that feature a built-in amplifier and a few different connectivity options. Coming in at just under £80, the set is a bit cheaper than the £119.99 Edifier R1280DB bookshelf speakers, I reviewed a while back. Being slightly cheaper does mean a few things have been lost, such as an optical connection option and treble adjustment.

SaleBESTSELLER NO. 1
Klipsch R-41M Powerful Detailed Bookshelf Home Speaker Set of 2 Black
  • Single 4" spun-copper IMG woofer
  • 1" aluminum LTS tweeter mated to a 90x90 square Tractrix Horn
  • 68 hertz - 21 kilohertz +/- 3dB; Nominal impedance - 8 ohms; Compatible crossover frequency – 1,730 hertz
  • Sensitivity 90dB
  • 200 watts power handling
BESTSELLER NO. 2
Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers - 2.0 Stereo Active Near Field Monitors - Studio Monitor Speaker - Wooden Enclosure - 42 Watts RMS
  • 2 x AUX INPUT - Convenient connection to any device that has a 3.5mm headphone output or dual RCA output. Connect to two devices via AUX at the same time, no plugging and switching needed. (None Bluetooth version)
  • STUDIO SOUND QUALITY - Natural sound reproduction from 13mm silk dome tweeter and 4 inch full range unit
  • REMOTE CONTROL - Adjust volume at your figure tips. Bass and treble control located on the side of main speaker.
  • CLASSIC WOOD FINISH - High quality MDF wood build finished with wood effect vinyl serves as a great compliment to any home decor.
  • 2 YEAR WARRANTY - Guaranteed high quality and reliability with hassle-free parts and labor warranty for two years in USA and Canada.
BESTSELLER NO. 3
Sony SSCS5 3-Way 3-Driver Bookshelf Speaker System (Pair) - Black
  • Bookshelf speaker with Hi-Res Audio perfect for your home theater or music listening setup
  • Amplify your movie, music, and gaming experience with a speaker that provides full frequency audio with a three-way, three-driver speaker system
  • Create a robust 5.1.2 home theater setup perfect for Dolby Atmos with the complete range of CS speakers from Sony with 2 SSCS5 bookshelf speakers, 1 SSCS8 center channel speaker, 2 SSCS3 tower speakers, 2 SSCSE Dolby Atmos enabled speakers, and the SACS9 subwoofer
  • ¾ in. super tweeter and 1” tweeter accurately reproduce high frequency sounds for an expansive soundstage
  • 5.12” woofer delivers deep, stable bass and detailed mid-range sounds
SaleBESTSELLER NO. 4
Polk Audio T15 100 Watt Home Theater Bookshelf Speakers – Hi-Res Audio with Deep Bass Response | Dolby and DTS Surround | Wall-Mountable| Pair, Black
  • GET SUPERIOR HOME THEATER EXPERIENCE WITH IMMERSIVE SURROUND SOUND – Featuring (1) 0.75" tweeter & (1) 5.25" Dynamic Balance Driver, these speakers are designed to produce a natural, well-balanced sound with massive bass even at the lowest frequencies
  • Use these wall-mountable bookshelf speakers as FRONT, LEFT-RIGHT SETUP, SURROUNDS OR AS REAR SPEAKERS and get mesmerized by detailed audio with crystal clear vocals, enough to fill any small to medium sized room, Total Frequency Response 45 Hz → 24,000 Hz
  • CREATE A FULL-FLEDGED 5.1 HOME THEATER SETUP with the complete range of T-series speakers from Polk with two T50 Tower Speakers, one T30 Center Channel, two T15 Bookshelf speakers and a subwoofer
  • Polk speakers are COMPATIBLE WITH MOST HOME THEATER AV RECEIVERS giving you many setup arrangement options - in single or multi-room with 2.0, 2.1, 3.1 systems or an immersive 5.1, 7.1 or 9.1 setup
  • POLK'S UNMATCHED QUALITY AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE. With these value-priced speakers, you can now enjoy premium acoustics, high quality construction, easy setup and a spectacular theater experience right at home
BESTSELLER NO. 5
Klipsch R-51M Bookshelf Speaker (Pair)
  • 1" Aluminum LTS tweeters
  • 90x90 Square Tractrix Horns
  • Dual 5.25" Spun-Copper IMG Woofers
  • Bass-Reflex via Rear-Firing Port
  • Dimensions: 13.3" x 7" x 8.5"
BESTSELLER NO. 6
Sanyun SW208 3" Active Bluetooth 5.0 Bookshelf Speakers – 60W Carbon Fiber Speaker Unit - Built-in 24bit DAC - Dynamic 3D Surround Sound – 2.0 Computer PC Monitor Gaming Speakers (Pair, White)
  • 【SMALL HIFI BOOKSHELF SPEAKERS】Small bookshelf speakers with HiFi sound quality. SW208 adopts standard bookshelf speaker system design, i.e. direct/reflective speaker system. Can be placed at will, can easily create a rich stereo sense and strong sound pressure. Well-designed premium finish wood structure and surface, elegant appearance and fashionable.
  • 【30Wx2 CARBON FIBER SEPAKER UNIT】The speaker unit is designed with carbon fiber material and multi-layer voice coil technology, which is proprietary by Sanyun Company. It has excellent sound performance, warm and thick medium frequency, deep and powerful low frequency, clear and bright high frequency sound characteristics. And the speaker unit has a super durability and stability, can work steadily in any environment.
  • 【24bit DAC USB CONNECTION AND BLUETOOTH 5.0】Bluetooth 5.0 connection, stable transmission. When connecting with USB cable, the built-in 24bit DAC can obtain the digital audio signal from the device directly, reducing the loss of the signal from digital to analog, maximizing the restoration of the audio source itself, and providing the best sound Performance.
  • 【TREBLE AND BASS ADJUSTMENT】To achieve true HiFi sound quality, set the total volume, treble and bass adjustment knobs on the side of main speaker. Please adjust the most suitable sound according to your preferences, or adjust the best sound effect according to different sound types.
  • 【QUIET STANDBY and ENERGY SAVING】Built in noise elimination system. Built-in chip, intelligent filter input audio, automatic filter to remove noise, keep the speakers absolutely quiet while standby. The design standard conforms to EU ER2 standard, saving energy. A good speaker, not only can provide good sound performance, when not in use, can quietly let you forget its existence.
BESTSELLER NO. 7
Edifier R1280DBs Active Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers - Optical Input - 2.0 Wireless Studio Monitor Speaker - 42W RMS with Subwoofer Line Out - Wood Grain
  • 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 - Subwoofer output with automatic detection and built-in crossover. 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. Enhance your listening experience with Soundfield Spatializer.
  • UPDATED REMOTE CONTROL - Wireless remote for easy control of volume, mute/unmute, switch to OPT/COAX mode, line-in, and Bluetooth modes. Bass, treble, and volume control located on the side panel.
  • 2 YEAR WARRANTY - Guaranteed high quality and reliability with hassle-free parts and labor warranty for two years in USA and Canada.
BESTSELLER NO. 8
Klipsch Synergy Black Label B-100 Bookshelf Speaker Pair with Proprietary Horn Technology, a 4” High-Output Woofer and a Dynamic .75” Tweeter for Surrounds or Front Speakers in Black
  • Use as front speakers or surround speakers
  • Accurate, non-fatiguing sound provides hours of listening pleasure
  • Dynamic .75" tweeter, single 4" high-output woofer
  • Dimensions: 9.75” H X 5.88” W X 7.5” D
  • Speaker must be connected to an AV receiver or amplifier for audio signal and power
SaleBESTSELLER NO. 9
Klipsch RP-600M Reference Premiere Bookshelf Speakers - Pair (Ebony)
  • 1” titanium lts vented tweeter with hybrid tractrix Horn
  • 6.5" Spun copper cerametallic woofers
  • Bass-reflex via rear-firing tractrix port
  • Dual binding posts for bi-wire/bi-amp
  • Strong, flexible removable magnetic grille
BESTSELLER NO. 10
Saiyin Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers, Powered Speakers with 5 Inch Woofer, Active Bookshelf Speakers 36W X 2, Optical/RCA inputs/Subwoofer Line Out for Turntable, TVs,Computer PC Monitor Speakers
  • BLUETOOTH 5.0 - Pair the Bluetooth bookshelf speakers with your smartphone, tablet, Mac, or laptop to play music wirelessly, no need to deal with messy wires.
  • MULTIPLE WIRED INPUTS- The powered bookshelf speakers have Optical and coaxial inputs support 24 bit 192k digital audio and ensure a lossless connection to TVs,and Convenient connection to any device that has a 3.5mm headphone output or dual RCA output enables you to connect to the TV via optical, and to the record player via rca at the same time, saving you the cost of another stereo speakers. Note: Please put the turntable to LINE OUT when connecting.
  • SUB OUT AND DISTORTION-FREE SOUND - The active bookshelf speakers are built with 20 mm silk dome tweeter and 5.2-inch sub-woofer, bringing you a surround home theater listening experience with a SUB OUT which supports connecting to any powered sub woofers.
  • REMOTE & BUTTONS CONTROL - The bookshelf speakers for turntable (Dimension : 163*192*308mm) coming with a remote control allows you to adjust the volume and toggle inputs at your fingertips: mute/unmute, switch to OPT/COAX mode, line-in, and Bluetooth modes. Remote is replaceable lifetime. You can also control the speakers via buttons on top of it. NOTE: Remote is NOT compatible with TV remote or universal remote.
  • 3 YEAR WARRANTY - Guaranteed high quality and reliability with hassle-free parts and labor warranty for three years in USA.

If you’re after something that would look good on a bookshelf or next to a PC setup, then I would definitely say the Edifier R1010BT bookshelf speakers are something to consider. With a style similar to speakers included with Hi-Fi systems, they are a million times nicer to look at than your typical portable Bluetooth speakers. You have a choice of two colors when it comes to these speakers, there’s black or brown, of which I’m using the latter, which does look quite nice sitting on my sideboard. I can’t say anything for the black, other than they do look nice in the photos. I am, however, not much of a fan of the faux leather that covers the top of each unit, it’s not a major issue, but the speaker units would look much nicer without it.

Edifier R1010BT

 

Despite such a low price, the build quality is astoundingly good. Each unit is made of a strong and durable 15mm thick MDF, which not only gives them a solid appearance but also prevents excessive vibrations, which have an effect on the overall audio playback. At the front of each unit is a removable cover, that once removed, reveals a setup consisting of a 4-inch woofer and a 13mm dome tweeter. I have found that I like the look of these speakers, both bare without the cover and with the cover.

Edifier R1010BT

Turning to the back of the active speaker (the one with all the connections and power lead) reveals a panel that consists of some dials and connection points. The only other connection option next to the Bluetooth is via RCA cables, as there’s no 3.5mm audio jack or optical port. The other connection point is the point at which each of the two units connects to one another via standard speaker cabling. Speaker cabling does come included, but if you want the speakers further apart, you can use any standard speaker cables. The dials present on the back are for bass adjustment and volume adjustment. The volume dial also acts as a mode selection button, which works by being pushed in. The rear of the secondary speaker is home to the active speaker connection point.

Edifier R1010BT

There’s an IR port on the front of the active speaker for remote controls, although I can’t find anything to suggest a remote control is normally included in the set. That said the review set I have been sent did come with what appears to be a universal remote, that works quite well. So if you can find a decent universal remote, you’ll be able to control these speakers from afar. It would be better to just include a normal remote in the package, as Edifier do have some pretty good, but basic remotes with some of their other speakers.

Given the price point of the Edifier R1010BT bookshelf speakers, it would be unreasonable to expect audiophile-pleasing quality, but that doesn’t mean that the audio is bad. In fact, at the price point, the audio these speakers produce is far from bad.

With this set, you get clear and crisp results that make for a pleasurable listening experience. The treble while not adjustable offers some decent highs. The bass, which is easy to adjust offers a fair amount of whack that certainly gets the floor trembling.

When at their highest in terms of volume, they continue to provide a smooth listening experience, with barely any distortion at all and any distortion that is present is hardly noticeable as the speakers continue to push out the beats.

Edifier R1010BT

Overall, the Edifier R1010BT bookshelf speakers are really good value for the money you pay. They are well-built and look the part with their typical speaker design. Despite a low price point of just less than £80, the audio is pretty good, to say the least, sure it’s not audiophile quality, but for that, you’d have to pay a hell of a lot more anyway.

PROS:

  • Solid, well-made set
  • Decent audio for the price
  • Low price

CONS:

  • Remote not included by default
  • Faux leather on top looks slightly tacky

Last update on 2023-01-29 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API