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Some highly recommended active bookshelf speakers on sale at Kogan
Note that these are the R1280DB - newer version with Bluetooth and more connectivity ports - as compared to the R1280T.
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Hmm, pity they aren't black. Nothing a bit of paint can't fix right.
They might be better than my Aldi soundbar for my PC, otherwise they're probably good for an entertainment area.
Just make sure you use a paint that doesn't block bluetooth ;)
Just use blue paint. Problem solved
Definitely the R1280DB though? I not that the title in the listing on Kogan refers to both, but the description refers to the DB model. Why can’t they just get it right? Great deal though if it’s the DB, just read some glowing reviews for them.
Be warned, the R1280DB doesnt support aptX. Important if you are planning on using bluetooth for quality and/or minimal audio lag for movies.
aptX should be standard by now on Bluetooth!
Such a pitty.
Aptx is a proprietary technology owned by Qualcomm and not part of the Bluetooth standard.
Bluetooth cannot provide anything near CD quality. Aptx-HD and LDAC may approach CD quality assuming the source is not compressed with losses such as mp3.
Correct, I made sure all my receiver/transmitter devices have Aptx.
The sound quality difference is very noticeable with Aptx.
what about wifi … play-fi / airplay / chromecast , etc.
@phunkydude: At the moment, I have it set for the car to be Bluetooth.
At home, I do not have a sound system for the TV (just TV speakers) so not worried about it for now.
But in the future, I would be going optical connections on everything I can.
For Chromecast, this article is very good at explaining it.
Most things you'd use BT for will be lossfully compressed anyway (ie. streamed). For the rest, you have chromecast etc (Mi Box being the way to go for that).
Anyone who has these use them as computer speakers?
I have these, paid $160 for them from CPL 6 months ago. Not an audiophile so take my opinion with a grain of salt, but for the price they've been great for me. I have them on my desk so I don't crank them too loud, at normal and low volumes they sound good to me - clear and a warm-ish tone (I have the bass up a little).
I use them wired over 3.5mm to my PC, and bluetooth when I switch over to the laptop.
Definitely better than what you'd get from the likes of Logitech at the same price.
do you notice the diff between wired & BT ?
Not really, no. But I'm not playing FLACs or anything (just Spotify and games, mostly)
Anyone still have shipping price included even though Shipster says its free?
Once you get through to the payment page it will be free. I thought the same thing.
Also on the payment page, right hand box says $155, left section at the bottom says $173, however only charge $155
Thank you, purchased.
Is there a good pairing subwoofer with these?
I had these. If I remember correctly there is no connection to a subwoofer.
Purchased, thanks OP. Big fan of the look and the reviews read well.
Edifier is a very reputable audio company. They make great speakers.
Purchased, thanks, hopefully they are indeed R1280DB.
I have a pair of this hooked to my LED tv , where the tv built in speakers are sucks..
So far very good for me for moderate use, I'm not picky. At this price point, it's very good value for money spent
Do these have a headphone jack?
Bought for $20.
$69 credit and $20 voucher from kogan Amazon SSD price error
Don't forget to add the $2 insurance. It has saved me multiple times from things going missing
Surely it's one for the credit card companies if it goes missing?
If I don't receive the product I'm not paying for it
$2 is worth the 30 min time to file a dispute
But you spend $2 whether it goes missing or not. You only spend the 30(?) minutes to dispute if it goes missing.
If it goes missing one in 20 times that's going to cost you $40 compared to the 30 minutes.
If it goes missing, just an email and kogan will sort it out rather than go back and forth that i elected not to purchase the $2 insurance
Anyways, if rather purchase the $2 insurance which is not going to break the budget and potentially give me a piece f mind
How would these compare to say the Edifier-R1700BT
Shiping is $11 from Kogan, so total would be $120 for me
Worth spending an extra $35 for the R1700 version?
yea, defo worth it if you can pick it up from ple at 155
They're also $155 at Kogan..
Judging by this video, especially at the 54 second mark, I'd say the $46 is worth it without question, but it depends how much you value your audio experience. I just bought the 1700's
Also at 3:56 when the heavy song starts (my music) the 1280 sounds truly truly dreadful.
I'm after a speaker as well. Was checking the specs for both the models and for 1700's, freq response is 60-20kHz (https://www.edifier.com/au/en/speakers/r1700bt-bluetooth-boo...) and for 1280's its 55-20kHz. Ple's advertising for 1700's is incorrect which it says 30-20Khz!
correct me if i'm wrong!
If you got Shipster, get the 1700 from Kogan, $155 delivered.
no mate i was talking about the frequency response of those two. 1280s seem to have a better freq response.
Speaker stats aren't very useful, because they don't tell you how it sounds. You either like it or it or you don't. It's a bit of lotto and kinda painful when buying speakers
Watch the video, pretty clear to me which is better but YMMV as everyone's ears are different
I had slight buyers remorse because the 1700 have better Bluetooth connectivity, but i realized today that they have no other digital input?
The 1280s sound great just running off generic onboard audio, sure they could do better
I really wanted to buy the R1280DB but how do these compare to 2.1 speakers at around the same price range?
What are you considering in the 2.1 realm?
z623 … doof doof dooff
Unfortunately I don't know much about speakers but looking at review websites: Logitech Z623, Z333, Z523 and maybe Edifier M1390BT, M1370BT. I'd appreciate it if you (or anyone) can recommend me a few good 2.1 speakers at around $100-120 price range
Kogan have a targetted $20 off for some inactive users - landed in my inbox today.
For $89, these speakers feel like a bargain (using cotton on shipster). Very happy.
Are they better than Voll bookshelf speakers?
I replaced my PC Logitech X-530 + sub with these, and by all accounts these sound better through all frequencies and applications. Can't recommend them enough.
I was about to buy a samsung hw-m450 soundbar (also was thinking bose cinemate 15 as JB had a deal on them). Do you guys think I would have better sound quality with these Edifiers? I would be into a lot of music listening. Soundbars gives a surround sound effect by bouncing sound off the walls (as I read somewhere) how are these in comparison? thanks guys
Anyone know how does this compare to Audioengine A5? my Audioengine A5 started hissing, thinking of replacement.
My Edifiers arrived today.
Sound is very clear, wide and clear.
I bought them for my vinyl player, ended up hooking them with the optical cable that came with it to my TV and use it with Bluetooth to the phone as well.
Killed 3 birds one stone.
Wheb they are very loud, they drop in volume automatically so they don't distort.
Tested with high bass music and Max volume.
Very very happy. Won't buy a soundbar anymore.
Very solid purchase
My 1700bt arrived today, coulnd't be happier for $155.
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