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Edifier R1280DB Studio 2.0 Lifestyle Bluetooth Speakers $109 in-Store / C&C Only @ Centrecom

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$10 over historical low price which is not bad.

Number 1 bookshelf speaker rated on Amazon. been keeping eyes on this for a few weeks and now is the time.

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    Out of stock online currently.

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      you may need to try other stores. saw low stock at richmond/clayton/frankston.

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      Hold on to your cash folks. There could be more discounts coming, Stop buying when you don't need it.

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    This or R1700?

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      similar good sound quality but this model has more options like optical input.

    • +3 votes

      the tweeter on the R1700 is slightly thin sounding and shrill. Only slightly, but especially for background listening of music I find it annoying. The R1280DB a more mellow sound, but it does that by not being able to reproduce the same treble frequencies that the R1700can. They are both imperfect speakers, built to a price. If hooked up to TV I would go R1700

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        I got this connected to the TV via optical, having to use that little remote is a bit annoying. Anyone know, if connected via coax can be controlled via TV remote ?

      • +1 vote

        I remember reading reviews for the R1700, no one said it sounded thin but I had to send them back because they hurt my ears. Glad someone has had the same experience aha.

  • +1 vote

    not sure if jb/tgg would do price beat.

  • +3 votes

    Limited quantity on Catch

    $113.40 with UNiDAYS and $93.40 with LatitudePay + Shipping (Free with Club)

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      good price if accepting the black color

  • +1 vote

    The remote on this is really really average.

    • +9 votes

      You've got to be assertive and firm when pushing the buttons.

      Coincidentally, I also upgraded the review on my girlfriend when I applied the same logic…

      • +2 votes

        Username checks out.

        “ Ohhhh, man I wish I could go back in time. I'd take state…”

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      you mean the functions or build quality?

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        It’s just a very cheap bad remote. I need to use it to switch between optical and line in with my setup and it’s awful. Regret buying the speakers cos of the remote. Kills the whole experience. Also volume adjustment is really really annoyingly incremental. Takes ages to increase/decrease volume

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      Been struggling with mine, especially the volume. It's like a very minimal angle that actually works from any distance longer than 2 meters. I'd say the maximum range is about 5 meters as well. Might be the battery that's shit, I'm really not sure.

      • +5 votes

        @phrober: "Might be the battery that's shit, I'm really not sure."

        If only there was some way to test that theory out…

  • +2 votes

    Black version available with free delivery for $115 https://www.centrecom.com.au/edifier-r1280db-20-lifestyle-st...

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    Man, I've had a bad run with Edifier products. S350DB returned because the driver on the sub was distorting horribly. S3000Pro returned because the slave speaker had a horrible driver rattle (not distortion, the actual driver sounded like it was hitting against something during low frequencies). Both were returned and faults were acknowledged. Nothing comes close to the brand for value, but geez…

    • +1 vote

      I mean they are $100 speakers. We are lucky they don’t sound like Logitech speakers.

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        i did actually upvote the deal.

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        I choose the Logitech Z623's over this any day.

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      Unlucky mate - the S350DB has a terrible QA track record.

      I've got the S3000Pros from a recent deal, they seem ok - what do you mean by hitting a wall? Like a tapping sound?

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        Anything under 70’ish Hz would cause some component of the driver to vibrate up against something - metal on metal kind of sound. I did a lot of Googling on it I was able to find a forum post from someone with the same issue, but it’s certainly not common.

        I’m not sure what to do next. For some reason, Edifier if extremely generous with their pricing in Australia (the S3000Pro has an RRP of US$800 in NA), so there’s nothing even remotely close to the same performance for the money.

        I’d probably be looking at the Klipsch The Fives which are about double the price of Edifier here is Aus (but the same price in NA!).

  • +4 votes

    why are edifier stereo speakers so popular over say multi channel or soundbar setups of old?

    • +2 votes

      much cheaper and hard to tell the difference really. unless you are making music (which you would get studio monitor for), a couple of edifiers with a sub sounds pretty good.

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      I was told because they're cheap.

    • +1 vote

      Affordability mainly, best bang for the buck speakers (in Australia at least, prices for them are better here than in Europe or NA)

    • +3 votes

      4" edifer sounds better than 2" soundbar speakers, for audio in lounge room, you really want 6" or 8" …. go into a DJ shop and listen to the various KRK in different sizes, same company, same series, different size drivers ….

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    This or KEF LSX for desktop setup?

    • +1 vote

      Aren't they 15x as much?

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        But do they sound 15x better?

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          No

    • +2 votes

      A Camry or a Ferrari for a daily car?

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        Exactly, Ferrari obvs.

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      KEF

  • +5 votes

    One thing over the years have learnt that spend some coin and get good speakers as they last forever. This is related to passive speakers. I think best to shop around for deals and take the plunge on some decent ones to save regret later.

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      Sage advice.

      Benefit of actives is not needing the extra amplifiers etc though.
      What sort of DAC/amp setup would you recommend for a desktop PC setup with 2.1 passives?

  • +2 votes

    Also available directly for $139 shipped.
    https://edifier-online.com/au/en/speakers/r1280db-bluetooth-...

    Looks like they are decent speakers let down by the remote.
    I presume the R1280DBs with a different remote (and BT5.0) is meant to fix that, but of course it's more expensive.

    • +2 votes

      The R1280DBs is on sale on Amazon for $169.99 in both black and wood grain. Make sure you click the Coupon checkbox to apply the $30 coupon for this price.

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    How is Edifier compared to Audioengine?

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    How is Edifier R1280DB vs Logitech Z623?

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      Without hearing the Logi's I'd go the Logi's. Edifier's (specifically R1280DB) are a bit dull and can't compare to a sub.

      • +1 vote

        Edifier is much more defined and crisp, the Logitech z623 bass is great but the highs and mids are completely washed out, they're sub-par satellites, having owned a couple of sets of z623's and hearing a friends Edifiers on several occasions it made me make the switch. It totally depends what you want out them though. You also have the option to add a subwoofer to the Edifier to fill out the low end if you feel the low end lacking but i'd argue that you dont want a computer setup with heavy low end with muddy highs and mids for either gaming, watching movies, music other than EDM or hip hop or even general use. Obviously some genres of music will benefit from such a sound profile though if that's what your going for. I know people criticise the absurdity of tone comparison videos but if you don't have the ability to hear them in person it might give you a bit of insight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnFKYfn_7GA

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          Interesting, are you talking Edifier in general or this model? My experience with the r1280db is definitely not defined and crisp and closer to dull and lifeless but not that extreme on default 0 equaliser. My partner now uses the Ed's for work calls/netflix/spotify, previously on a bedroom tv. I would opt for a 2.1, but also don't game on my own pc. Currently have a very old Klipsch 2.1 that still sounds great. Would consider a Kanto yu2+sub if the setup ever fails me.

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            @blorx: What are you driving them with? I'm going to presume your using them through your motherboard's onboard 3.5mm. The r1280db has an internal DAC when you make use of the optical which has a big difference in the quality of the output clarity.

            Kanto YU2 isn't a very fair comparison seeing they're $350+ just for the satellites, a more fair comparison would be the Edifier S1000MKII which are currently on sale for $299 @Mwave.

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              @sk3iron: Yep, 3.5mm on mobo/tv or BT, no optical. Fully aware I need to experience some higher-end Edifier gear before trashing the brand based on budget speakers. Kanto is not so much a comparison, but due to footprint size and price to longevity ratio. Current speakers almost 15yo now and tech is still relevant.

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              @sk3iron: How would the Kanto Yu compare to Edifier S1000/2000/3000's?

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                @G Wok: Kanto YU2 - 50W RMS - Freq: 80Hz~20kHz - 3/4" Tweeter, 3" Mid-Woofer - No Bluetooth - Built-in USB DAC (No Optical)
                Edifier S1000MKII - 155W RMS - Freq: 45Hz~40KHz - 1" Tweeter, 5.5" Mid-Woofer - Has Bluetooth - Built in Optical DAC

                Without optical Kanto YU2 cannot be therefore connected to a TV/Media and would have to rely on 3.5mm, whereas the Edifier S1000MKII benefits from being able to connect via Optical or Bluetooth. For Computers without optical input however, the USB DAC the YU2 sports could be seen as a slight benefit but many modern motherboards now come standard with fiber optic output making this a mute point; if you were driving from a laptop or older device this however might not be the case having to instead have to rely on Bluetooth or 3.5mm input.

                In my eyes the major drawback of the Kanto YU2 is its lacklustre DAC, it can only sample 48kHz as compared to 192kHz on the Edifier S1000MKII which really lets it down.

                Additionally, the S1000MKII comes with a remote whereas the YU2 does not; if that sort of thing is important to you and should be for a media room setup use.

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    Why did they stop making the White with the R1280T :( The e25HD Luna's are just a bit outside my budget and with no expandable option to add a sub later. Can anyone suggest any other WHITE speakers at the under $200 mark?

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    Hey OzB fellows. I’ve seen the Edifier range of speakers often on here, but not sure what’s made them so popular. Any chance of an elevator pitch for the uneducated? Is there a particular model that is more suitable for computer vs TV or are they all good for everything.

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      Which are you interested in using them for? Size of the room? Passive vs Active? Budget? Looking to expand later?

    • +1 vote

      Competitive price, bigger footprint/size and larger drivers, which speakers usually benefit from. Audio quality varies and is subjective. Good to remember this model is at the lower end of the range, but does a decent job and could fill a room.

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    would these be a step up from 10+ year old Logitech computer speakers? https://www.goodgearguide.com.au/review/logitech/x-230/21863...

    I'm starting to do a bit more audio stuff and I think I need better speakers. If not what?

    • +2 votes

      Higher frequency range - 55hz-20khz vs 40hz-20khz, higher wattage - 42w vs 32w , 4" vs 2" drivers. Most definitely yes.

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    just a comment - bought mine at $80 I believe, during black friday 2019 sale.

    Not saying you can get em at that price now but just be aware they were ~$30 less at one stage

  • +2 votes

    For anyone too far away to collect from CenterCom, I found the R1280DB for $99 delivered - https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/265131606810

    $10 seller discount auto applied at checkout - plus extra $28 off with PEOFY22.
    First time Ive seen 2 discount codes apply in eBay checkout.

    EDIT: looks like sold out - may restock tho

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      Damn bro, that's a nice find. Shame on stock level though.

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      Centre Com

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      Did you get yours from this seller? My order was supposedly posted by the seller on the 16th but they didn't add tracking and there's no delivery so far.

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        No not yet - expecting early next week.

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        Still nothing - eBay says delivery was due by today - so tomorrow will msg seller.

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          I already messaged the seller over the weekend and he prmised he'll add tracking Monday, still nothing. Reporting tomorrow.

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          Its all a scam, he's now changed his mind and is claiming there was an error and he never sent the item.

          Hi as mentioned previous we have had issues with orders placed on the 14th/15th June with ebay. This is 1 of them. We will have to cancel the order ebay will refund you . It has been marked as sent from the system error and hence why no tracking has been uploaded . Please feel free to re purchase after the refund is received as the issue is not fix for new orders placed. Sorry for the inconvenience, but this is out of our control

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            @Miss Engineer: I've received my refund. What a waste of time.

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              @Miss Engineer: Yeah I got the same email reply when I just followed up, and he just refunded :/

              These speakers do go on sale fairly regularly for $99 - $110 price - so will just keep an eye out for the next time.