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.

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Klipsch R-41M Powerful Detailed Bookshelf Home Speaker Set of 2 Black
  • Single 4" spun-copper IMG woofer
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  • 68 hertz - 21 kilohertz +/- 3dB; Nominal impedance - 8 ohms; Compatible crossover frequency – 1,730 hertz
  • Sensitivity 90dB
  • 200 watts power handling
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Sony SSCS5 3-Way 3-Driver Bookshelf Speaker System (Pair) - Black
  • 3-way, 3-speaker bass-reflex system, 5-1/4 inches Foamed-Mica Cellular Reinforced Woofer, 1 inch Polyester Main Tweeter
  • 3/4 inches Sony Super Tweeter for immersive sound staging, Sound Reproduction to 50kHz (for High Resolution Audio), 6 ohm Speaker Impedance
  • Optimized Crossover componentry for a clear audio path, 100 W Maximum Input Power.Front Speaker Input terminal:Screw type
  • Front Speaker Rated Impedance: 6 ohms
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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.
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Edifier R1280DB Powered Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers - Optical Input - Wireless Studio Monitors - 4 Inch Near Field Speaker - 42w RMS - Wood Grain
  • 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.
  • 2 YEAR WARRANTY - Quality components in solid MDF wood housing are built to last. 24 month parts and labor warranty in USA and Canada.
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Polk Audio T15 100 Watt Home Theater Bookshelf Speakers – Hi-Res Audio with Deep Bass Response | Dolby and DTS Surround | Wall-Mountable| Pair, Black
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Edifier R1700BTs Active Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers - 2.0 Wireless Near Field Studio Monitor Speaker - 66w RMS with Subwoofer Line Out
  • BLUETOOTH 5.0 WITH QUALCOMM APTX HD - Easily connect to your phone, laptop or tablet for wireless listening enjoyment, suitable for iOS, Android, Mac, or Windows devices. AptX HD supports up to 24bit quality over Bluetooth.
  • SUB OUT - Subwoofer output with built-in crossover and auto detection. Dual RCA inputs for phone, TV, DVD, PC connection, support connect to two devices at the same time, no plugging needed.
  • NATURAL SOUND REPRODUCTION - Get the cleanest and most impressive natural sound from the 19mm silk dome tweeter unit, 4 inches woofer unit, and 66W continuous undistorted power.
  • UPDATED WIRELESS REMOTE - Easily control volume, mute/unmute, Switch between Bluetooth and line-in modes. Adjust the bass, treble, volume on the side panel. Enhance your listing experience with Soundfield Spatializer button.
  • 2 YEAR WARRANTY - Guaranteed high quality and reliability with hassle-free parts and labor warranty for two years in USA and Canada.
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Klipsch R-15M Bookshelf Speaker (Pair)
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  • Dual 5.25" copper-spun high-output IMG woofers. Brushed black polymer veneer cabinet
  • Klipsch Reference Bookshelf speakers feature a rear-firing port that is perfectly match to the cabinet and drivers.
  • Features bass reflex via rear firing port enclosure type. Sensitivity 94 db at 2.83 volt per 1 minute
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Jamo S 803 WHITE S 803 White
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Polk Audio Monitor 40 Series II Bookshelf Speaker (Black, Pair) - Big Sound, High Performance | Perfect for Small or Medium Size Rooms
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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 2021-05-06 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API