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.

BESTSELLER NO. 1
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
  • 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
SaleBESTSELLER NO. 2
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
SaleBESTSELLER NO. 3
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.
BESTSELLER NO. 4
Edifier R1700BTs Active Bookshelf Speakers - Bluetooth v5.0, 2.0 Wireless Near Field Studio Monitor Speaker - 66w RMS with Subwoofer Line Out - Wooden Enclosure
  • 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.
BESTSELLER NO. 5
Edifier R1280DBs Active Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers - Optical Input - 2.0 Wireless Studio Monitor Speaker - 42W RMS with Subwoofer Line Out - Black
  • 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 built-in auto crossover detection. 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 listing 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.
SaleBESTSELLER NO. 6
KEF Q150B Q150 Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Black)
  • The KEF Q150 Bookshelf Speaker is the newest iteration of KEF award-winning Q Series. The Q150 features a new cabinet, sleek new finishes, and an improved 5.25” Uni-Q driver Array.
  • The Q150 contains an enhanced Uni-Q Driver Array designed to smooth out treble frequencies, and reimagined crossovers to provide cleaner and more accurate bass.
  • The front port has been moved to the back of the Q150 and internal architecture has been redesigned to reduce internal resonances to improve audio clarity.
  • The Q150 is available in sleek matte Black and White vinyl finishes. Nominal Impedance: 8Ω (min.3.7Ω)
BESTSELLER NO. 7
Edifier R980T 4" Active Bookshelf Speakers - 2.0 Computer Speaker - Powered Studio Monitor (Pair)
  • 24 WATTS RMS POWER OUTPUT - Active bookshelf speaker system with 24W total power output with calibrated, flared bass reflex port in front
  • CLASSIC WOOD FINISH - 100% wooden enclosures to minimize acoustic resonance, Magnetically shielded speakers
  • CABLES INCLUDED - RCA and 3.5mm cables and speaker wire included. Universal 110V-240V power supply.
  • 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.
  • 2 YEAR WARRANTY - Guaranteed high quality and reliability with hassle-free parts and labor warranty for two years in USA and Canada.
SaleBESTSELLER NO. 8
Q Acoustics 3020i Bookshelf Speaker Pair (Graphite Grey)
  • Award-winning design heritage to shelf or stand mount to fit seamlessly into your chosen listening room, Larger cabinet increased cabinet volume from previous models delivering a larger scale sound and deeper bass
  • P2PTM bracing - helps keep the enclosure extra quiet through computer aided placement of internal bracing, Uses a 22mm decoupled High Frequency Driver with wide surround creating a wide even dispersion of stereo
  • New low profile binding posts have been incorporated with sockets deep enough to accept 4mm (0.16 in) Banana Plugs
  • Enclosure Type: 2-way reflex, Bass Driver: 125 mm (5 in), Tweeter: 22 mm (0.9 in), Frequency Response: 64Hz - 30kHz, Impedance: 6Ohms, Minimum Impedance: 4Ohms, Sensitivity: (2.83 V@1 m) 88dB, Power Input: 50-125W, Cross-over Frequency: 2.4kHz, Dimensions (WxHxD): 170x278x282 mm, Weight: 5.5kg
  • What's in the box: 2 x 3020i bookshelf speakers, 2 x Speaker Grilles, 2 x Foam Bungs, 1 x User Manual, 1 x Handling Gloves.
SaleBESTSELLER NO. 9
Klipsch Synergy Black Label B-100 Bookshelf Speakers
  • Dynamic .75" Tweeter, single 4" High-output woofers
  • Highly-efficient design creates more output using less energy
  • Fills rooms of all sizes with lifelike music and sound reproduction
  • Accurate, non-fatiguing sound provides hours of listening pleasure
BESTSELLER NO. 10
Edifier P12 Passive Bookshelf Speakers - 2-Way Speakers with Built-in Wall-Mount Bracket - Wood Color, Pair - Needs Amplifier or Receiver to Operate
  • RECEIVER OR AMPLIFIER REQUIRED – Connect an amplifier or receiver to power these speakers to your taste. Speaker wires included.
  • 4-INCH BASS DRIVERS – Balanced natural sound with the 4-inch driver and a bass reflex port to enhance bass. 6 ohm impedance
  • WALL-MOUNT BRACKET BUILT-IN – Hang these speakers on the wall as rear surround speakers for your home theater
  • SILK DOME TWEETERS – High quality 19mm (3/4 inch) tweeters reproduces treble in every detail
  • 2 YEAR WARRANTY - Guaranteed high quality and reliability with hassle-free parts and labor warranty for two years in USA and Canada.

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 2020-12-03 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API