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Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers - 2.0 Stereo Active Near Field Monitors - Studio Monitor Speaker - Wooden Enclosure - 42 Watts RMS
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  • 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.
Height5.8 Inches
Length6.9 Inches
Number of items2
Weight10.8 Pounds
Width9.5 Inches

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Found 204 comments on Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers - 2.0 Stereo Active Near Field Monitors - Studio Monitor Speaker - Wooden Enclosure - 42 Watts RMS:

u/Trazac · 1304 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I spent way too much time on this, but let's see how your claim plays out.

2. Akai MPK249 $400
2. Yamaha P71 $415
3. 21.5 inch iMac $1100 (although this is the base model, probably a good estimate)
3. Edifier R1280T Near Field Monitors $99
5. Asus 24" monitor $130x5=$650
4. Logitech G27 I'm going to say around $300, even though Amazon has it listed for nearly $1000. Seems like the MSRP a few years ago was $300-$400.

  1. Logitech G Saitek X52 Flight Control System $150
  2. Logitech C600 $30
  3. Opolar F401 $12
  4. Logitech G610 $90, although some versions on amazon are closer to $60
  5. (I couldn't figure out what the other keyboard is, but it's probably junk that the OP didn't spend a lot of money on.)
  6. Logitech Z623 $100 (I think these are right)
  7. HTC Vive $500
  8. Logitech Z-2300 $180 MSRP, I'm fairly certain that I'm wrong about this one though
  9. Wireless Xbox Controller $42

    Add in like $1000 for each desk and $2000 for each computer we don't see (assuming there are two), that gets us to a total of $11,068.

    There is a laptop bag stashed on the left side of the frame, so maybe it's a $9000 laptop.
u/cheapdrinks · 33 pointsr/assholedesign

Just going off prices here in Australia. The Logitech's are $129 for the set while those Edifiers are also exactly $129AUD for the set so I think it's a fair comparison.

The Edifers will get down to 75hz while that big clunkly logitech sub will only get a bit further down to 55hz. It also doesn't say where it starts rolling off, pretty sure the Edifiers are -3db at 75hz while the logitechs could be -6db or -10db and still claim it as part of their FR, and given how up front they are about the fake tweeter i'm almost certain that it's not flat down to 55.
I also guarantee you that the bass from that sub will sound like ass, it will be super muddy and boomy because the sub will be filling in for a large section of low end for those satellites. The sub only has an RMS of 24 watts or something so it's going to be distorting like crazy at any loud listening levels.

Your choice is then some nicely designed wooden Edifiers with wireless remote, an additional aux input and a silk dome tweeter that will actually sound good, or an ugly set of black plastic Logitech's with a corded volume knob and big space sucking sub that might make your desk vibrate a bit but will sound awful. For an extra $20 you can get the Edifiers with bluetooth as well.

u/polypeptide147 · 18 pointsr/buildapcsales

Friendly reminder to skip those speakers. Logitech doesn't make good speakers.

Something like this pair of Edifiers would make you much happier.

u/Smirf311 · 11 pointsr/buildapc

If your budget is $100 then I believe you can do better than the Razer speakers. I would suggest either these Edefier or Logitech speakers. Unless he is only looking for aesthetics, these speakers will sound so much better. I would suggest the Logitech ones as the best though, they even come with a subwoofer.

u/agressiv · 10 pointsr/battlestations
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | AMD - Threadripper 1950X 3.4GHz 16-Core Processor | $799.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $148.89 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard | ASRock - Fatal1ty X399 Professional Gaming ATX TR4 Motherboard | $349.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $394.99 @ Newegg
Storage | SanDisk - Ultra II 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $279.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung - 960 EVO 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $447.30 @ Amazon
Video Card | MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SEA HAWK X Video Card | $804.98 @ Newegg
Case | NZXT - S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case | $54.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | EVGA - SuperNOVA P2 850W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $134.89 @ OutletPC
UHD Blu-ray | Buffalo BRUHD-PU3 | ¥ 12,800 @ Amazon.co.jp
Operating System | Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit | $135.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor | Alienware 34 Curved Gaming Monitor AW3418DW | $999.99 @ Dell
Speakers | [Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers] (https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1280T-Powered-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B016P9HJIA) | $99.99 @ Amazon
Microphone | [Blue Yeti USB Microphone] (https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Yeti-USB-Microphone-Silver/dp/B01LY6Z2M6) | $89.99 @ Amazon
Headphones | [Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO 80 Ohm] (https://www.amazon.com/beyerdynamic-770-closed-Studio-Headphone/dp/B0016MNAAI) | $159.00 @ Amazon
DAC | [JDS Labs Objective2 + ODAC Amp] (https://www.jdslabs.com/products/48/objective2-odac-combo-revb/) | $279.00 @ JDSLabs
Keyboard | [Microsoft Natural Keyboard 4000] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000A6PPOK) | $29.99 @ Amazon
Mouse | [Microsoft Classic Intellimouse] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076C75X1T) | $39.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $5458.78
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-23 19:37 EST-0500 |

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u/4estGimp · 7 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Do NOT buy a second Z333 set. The Z333 is only 2 x 8 watts plus a sub. It does not even have a tweeter, its "decorative". A second Logitech set won't give better sound, it just gives louder mediocrity. IMHO you should start with a good set monitors and then add a subwoofer later. You'll hear details you've been missing. In the short term you might sacrifice some boomy bass but you would have much better sound overall.

I currently own 3 sets of desk "monitors". The quotes are there because these are not truly flat response studio monitors. They are aimed at consumers.

  • Backup Computer: Mackie CR4 4" Consumer Refrence Montiors, Amazon Link
  • Main Computer: Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers, Amazon Link. This one is paired with a 10" sub.
  • Kitchen TV: PreSonus Eris E4.5 + 10" sub. These are the flattest monitors I own. They were purchased as "B-Stock" at about $130 a pair. They are quite nice but out of budget if purchased new.

    So the above are the only ones with which I have personal experience. To me, the Mackie and Edifier are more or less interchangeable.

    The cheapest speakers r/audiophile will recommend are the Micca PB42X. Google shows that Micca has quite a following. There a lot of YouTube video reviews of them too.

    My apologies for all the US merchant links. It's all I know.

    Edit - more advice from r/HTBuyingGuides . Scroll down to the Audio/Speaker section of this FAQ.
u/AutomatedLogic · 7 pointsr/FrankOcean

To be brief, the pressure from the needle is too heavy. So basically it is slowing (but also quickly) grinding out the grooves. This is a $300+ record. Take care of it!
I recommend getting this turntable and these speakers for a starting set up.

I realize it is expensive, but worth it.

u/league_of_fail · 6 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Here you go.

They're powered. They're also on the sidebar bookshelf speakers recommendation list at your price point. I own them and am very happy with them.

u/nymets12985 · 6 pointsr/VinylDeals

You could always just get a headphone amp and separate powered speakers. In order to not break the bank but still have quality products, I recommend:

Headphone Amp

Powered speakers

Have owned both and can say you’ll be happy, especially for the price point.

u/sharkamino · 6 pointsr/audio

No. It's not a subwoofer, it's a woofer like you would find in 6.5" bookshelf speakers. The small speakers don't have a woofer, only a tweeter and midrange driver to keep them small and they put the woofer in a separate box.

If you are worried about it put it on your desk or get powered 2.0 bookshelf speakers like the Edifier R980T or Edifier R1280T.

Or a mini amp and passive bookshelf speakers.

$53 Bundle 6-1/2" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair and Hi-Fi Mini Amplifier Bundle

Amps: Kinter K2020A+ Limited Edition ORIGINAL Tripath TA2020-020 $33 or Nobsound Mini 50W x 2 Bluetooth Amplifier $31.

Speakers: Polk Audio T15 $50 or Dayton Audio B652-AIR with AMT Tweeter $50.

Speaker wire and wire stripper.

Also see r/BudgetAudiophile

u/BTsBaboonFarm · 6 pointsr/vinyl

$300 - $500 can get you a great new setup if you piece it together correctly. On the lower end, here's one I'd recommend

Turntable: U-Turn Orbit Basic: $179

Phono Preamplifier: ART Pro Audio DJPRE II: $49

Speakers: Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers: $100

By going with active/powered speakers, you can forego getting an AV Receiver for amplification needed for passive speakers (you could also look at receivers with built in phono stages and passive speakers if you want to spend a bit more).

This would cost about $330, not including any additional/longer cables or any other accessories. It isn't a top of the line rig, but it would be a pretty big upgrade from what you have now

You could also go the vintage route and probably get an even better setup, but you'll need to know a bit more on what to look for in terms of conditions and brands and whatnot

u/brianf408 · 5 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

First step: have you read noaudiophile's reviews? He does very thorough reviews on a lot of budget speakers, and has corrections for many of the popular options. His corrections for the Infinity P163s that I'm currently using made them sound like completely different speakers.

First let's start with powered options:

The Micca PB42X would be a good option. They are basically a powered version of the MB42X so you don't need to purchase a separate amp. Also in the similar realm that get recommended here a lot would be the Swans D1010 and the Edifier R1280T.

Personally I'm a bigger fan of passive speakers, as you get a lot more options to expand your system.

Pioneer BS22 bookshelf speakers are great and have gone on sale quite a bit lately for $70-80/pair.

Dayton B652 I am currently using as my surround speakers, but people rave about them as a budget desktop option

Micca MB42X also get great reviews.

You could also go used for your speakers, but sometimes it can be hard to parse through all the junk out there if you don't know what you're looking for.

Take any of those passive options and pair them up with an inexpensive amp like this SMSL or Lepai for a good budget setup.

I would also recommend checking your local Craigslist or Facebook marketplace for a used receiver, you could pick up a very decent one for just a few bucks and have a great starting setup. This will give you a lot more powerful amp, and the ability later to easily add a subwoofer or expand to surround sound. Personally I'm using an older Sony home theater receiver at my desk, it's old enough that it doesn't have HDMI or optical inputs, someone was just giving it away so I snagged it.

u/Dain42 · 5 pointsr/gadgets

They're not even much of that anymore. about 1997-2007 marks kind of the decade where they did that. After that, they became mostly a marketing company that knows where to blow the right amount of hot air to get people to buy their (increasingly poorly-designed) products.

The iMac, iPod, and iPhone were all killer products that really were game changers and were much better than competing products at the time, but a lot of their recent stuff is kinda crap. A lot of it is simultaneously over- and under- engineered.

Take their MacBook Pro as an example. It certainly does take some skill at engineering to fit all of what is in there into something so small. But at the same time, any decent designer or engineer should have, at a certain point in the process, thrown up the stop sign and said:

> Woah! I know we're thin-obsessed right now, but what are we doing? This thing doesn't have adequate cooling for the CPUs we want to put in it, so people who pay to upgrade won't really be getting great performance boosts. We've eliminated all of the ports that people are used to and which they have peripherals for, and we haven't even put an adapter in. And we've also made a terrible, terrible keyboard that is the opposite of a joy to type on and which gets keys stuck down really easily. We also have really skimped on the battery compared to previous generations. Maybe we should step back and consider making it just a little thicker and making it a better overall product.

Or look at something like the HomePod. It's a $350 speaker with all this acoustic processing hoopla and like 8 or 9 speakers, with all it's "beamforming tweeters". But it's not even stereo, unless you buy a second one! I'm sure it's cool and all, but there's just no way that all that price and engineering gives appreciably better sound than even a $200 pair of bookshelf speakers (and probably not much better than a $100 pair like these, at least that 95%+ of people will notice), even if they don't form a bass-derived map of your room. And then, on top of that, anything that might make a smart speaker worth the extra price is pretty lackluster on the HomePod.

u/blackjakals · 5 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

If you must get a 2.1, then I suggest getting the Logitech Z623. It is good for gaming, but not great for music. You can pick it up at Best Buy or Amazon for $99



If you want good sound quality for music, then I suggest either of the following systems in your budget:


Passive system:

Polk T15 Speakers - $70



Lepai LP-2020TI Amp - $25



Speaker wire & 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable


Powered system:

Edifier R1280T Speakers




u/Nixxuz · 4 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

At $125CD you are really limited to PC branded solutions. You should probably check over in r/PCSound as well. These are probably your best bet;

Also, whereas there are some speakers that matter a tiny bit more or less depending on the type of music you listen to, good speakers are good speakers no matter what.

u/mlmcw · 4 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Here you go, man. This is a great setup, everything you need pretty simply, for about $350 total.

Fluance RT81 Elite High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F2EXIFM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_8AQMDb93Q791M

Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers - 2.0 Active Near Field Monitors - Studio Monitor Speaker - Wooden Enclosure - 42 Watts RMS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016P9HJIA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_sBQMDbK9XHVG2

u/article13bad123 · 4 pointsr/Megadeth

whatever you do, get rid of that player! NOW! I have the exact same one, and I have a bunch, i mean a bunch of old vintage records my cousin gave me, and some of my pre existing records were scratched cause of that thing. The tracking force recommended is 1-3-3.5 grams, that victrola is a 4-6.5 at the least, get rid of it, return it and buy am audio technica LP 60 and a pair of edifier speakers, this is the speaker (click here > speakers) and this is the turn table (click here >turntable ) have fun though

u/thewaxbandit · 4 pointsr/vinyl

Two in one night!?! Fuck me.....

LP60's are bottom of the line but sounds like you already know that and are going to move forward with it anyways.

I would give you shit about not posting ANY details about what you are looking for other than "speakers" but i'm too tired for that.

Just buy these and be done with it:


They are powered, cheap, and a decent enough match for a cheap turntable. Don't use cheap computer speakers like so many other people do when they buy an LP60.

u/ilikemetalandcomics · 4 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers - 2.0 Active Near Field Monitors - Studio Monitor Speaker - Wooden Enclosure - 42 Watts RMS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016P9HJIA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_SiWbAbHM0GXW9

I've heard great things about these though I have no personal experience. Could always add a chromecast audio dongle if bluetooth ends up being a need.

u/twoElectricBoogaloo · 3 pointsr/blackfriday

I have these speakers specifically. 2 inputs on the back. I have 1 going to my living room TV, and one to my record player.


They work well.

u/AHeardOfTurtles · 3 pointsr/woodworking

They're not bad for bookshelf speakers, people that care about it more than I do usually get a sub to go with them. But I'm satisfied

u/Do_I_have_to_move · 3 pointsr/vinyl

Would This turntable and these speakers be a decent beginner setup for someone whose budget is around $400 and if not what would be better?

u/The_Crystal_Crumbles · 3 pointsr/privatestudyrooms

I wish I could afford nicer speakesr, but unless you're an r/audiophile these [speakers] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016P9HJIA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) are great!

u/Ultra_Colon · 3 pointsr/funny

I'm pretty happy with my Edifier. Very good price / quality. 100$ for powered monitors.

u/JimboLodisC · 3 pointsr/vinyl

If your speakers have an AUX input, then I would think they're powered. You have to plug those speakers into the wall for power, right? Nm, just saw that you're using a bluetooth speaker. (which is definitely powered) So you just need to grab an RCA<->3.5mm adapter for like $5 or $6.

But I'd really recommend buying some real speakers. At the cheapest, look at some Edifiers for $100. From there, you could also look at Kanto, Micca, Klipsch, Polk, Audioengine, Dayton, Mackie, etc. Just search Amazon for "powered bookshelf speakers".

u/astutesnoot · 3 pointsr/Chromecast

Here's the speakers I use with my CCA in my living room.

They sound really good, and I can control the volume with my Harmony remote. It comes with a tiny remote, but I already had the Harmony hub so it was just easier that way, plus now I can control the volume with Alexa. These particular speakers have two aux-in ports, though I'm only using one with my CCA at the moment. Read the reviews on Amazon.

u/MyUsernameIsJudge · 3 pointsr/hometheater

Logitech makes a lot of cheap crap and some of their speakers have fake components as well. There are a few things they make that aren't bad though from what I've heard.

Powered studio monitors is typically what people get for this setup - check out Edifier as well


u/Skitch_n_Sketch · 3 pointsr/audiophile

Edifier stuff gets love in budget ranges, the R1280T should fit your needs. The included 3.5mm to RCA cable should go from your Fulla 2 to the speakers, the Edifiers come with basically anything you'll need.

u/sampsans-ape-spray · 3 pointsr/vinyl

That's not a great table. I'd maybe consider putting money into an upgraded turntable before you invest more in speakers. But for $100, I'd suggest these: https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1280T-Powered-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B016P9HJIA

u/bigolddonkey · 3 pointsr/AVexchange

You don't often see speakers here because the shipping costs are so high. I can personally recommend you


These are fantastic speakers for the price in my opinion.

u/clupean · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Edifier R1280T
or Micca MB42 if you already own an amplifier.

u/LetgoLetItGo · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

> It's a condenser. Most Dynamics require XLR input and a separate audio interface, but recently there are ones that use USB.

>You might want something like this Audiotechnica Dynamic Mic + USB interface built in or this microphone by Samson

My post above has links to two Dynamic microphones with USB inputs, but there are probably more out there.

As for speakers for super budget, used logitech x230s. For a bit higher, I'd look into Edifiers like these

There's been a bunch of deals on Edifiers recently (check slickdeals) and I'm unsure how often they usually have sales.

u/Pugzilla69 · 3 pointsr/malelivingspace

What's your budget?

Even a cheap pair of bookshelf speakers will be a huge improvement over the TV's internal speaker. Makes films and gaming so much more enjoyable.

The Edifier R1280T are really good for $100.


u/Pekansylvestre · 3 pointsr/Quebec

Je magasine depuis deux jours un cadeau commun pour ma blonde et moi: un p'tit set de speaker pis un tourne-disque. À la base on s'était donné un petit budget de 300$. J'ai pas de système de son et je veux pouvoir écouter de la musique sur qqch de mieux que les speaker de ma télé.

Pour l'instant, ce que j'ai en tête, c'est les speakers Edifier R1280T et le tourne-disque Fluance RT80. Si y'en a qui s'y connaisse, est-ce que ce serait un bon set-up pour cette gamme de prix? Mon but étant d'avoir la meilleure qualité du son, les gadgets (genre prise USB / Bluetooth) ne m'intéressant pas. La durabilité du produit est aussi un critère, évidemment.

u/IAmAnAudity · 3 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

I second Prodigy’s Edifier call. My kid just moved into the dorm with them, and I got to listen here at home for a bit before. They are QUITE good and you don’t have much room in that budget. You will need to isolate them by setting them on foam or something soft, they are pretty powerful and do cause vibration. Edifier on Amazon

u/balward · 3 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

The Edifier R1280T might be what you are looking for.

u/AlphaDoom · 2 pointsr/vinyl

So I’ve recently caught on to the hobby of Vinyl collecting, and I am looking for a proper, entry level Record Player

TurnTable: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B008872SIO/ref=pd_aw_sim_23_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=WQG1236P19NN6JH6Z3FH&dpPl=1&dpID=41ZnUbd50%2BL

Speakers: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B016P9HJIA/ref=pd_aw_sim_23_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=EFYZGW3HWBVH2TNG4BQJ&dpPl=1&dpID=71o5w0ZfptL

Was just wondering if these 2 pieces of equipment are compatible with eachother, and if any additional equipment is needed, and will work for a casual listener such as myself!

u/giaa262 · 2 pointsr/assholedesign

Take a look at this thread that covers this topic in great detail:


However most of those suggestions are US focused. I looked on amazon.ca and can’t recommend Micca because they’re stupid expensive.

Instead I would go with something comparable like these: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B016P9HJIA/ref=sspa_mw_detail_0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This version has less features but is all black and should sound similar https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B01LXDZ8WB/ref=sspa_mw_detail_5?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Hope that helps.

u/Dodgerguy101 · 2 pointsr/hiphopvinyl

Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf speakers

These ones are pretty good they are just a little bulky I should say but they are very good from the reviews and go great with the LP60. I’m a little bit of a newb to this but from what I hear these are great but I don’t know anything on subwoofers but hopefully these speakers interest you

u/crispy2 · 2 pointsr/Chromecast

These are what I'm using on my CCA. Decent sound.

u/CosmicCarl · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I would not recommend speakers from Bose. These Swans and these Edifers offer much better value and are both commonly recommended on r/BudgetAudiophile.

u/Statistics2015 · 2 pointsr/synthesizers

I mostly use a cheapo bluetooth speaker, an "Oontz", with an 1/8th jack to play my Circuit around the house and that has worked out really well to stay portable, because really anything is better than the internal speaker.

For the desk, I've been using a decent set of Edifiers I picked up for a $100 on Amazon:

And I mounted a plank across the top for an extra shelf-- If you were looking at larger speakers, you could always consider something like that to get the space back from their footprint.

u/Kazmakistan · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I got this speaker set for my wife recently and it's amazing.

u/StanleyVermin · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Why those speakers? Is it the price? What about something that looks nicer like this https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B016P9HJIA/ref=psdcmw_3236451011_t1_B00E7H8GG2

Would I benefit if I waited and raised my budget?

u/cbear_28 · 2 pointsr/vinyl

I was in your position not too long ago. I really wanted to get into the hobby but didn't have enough money to buy anything decent. The first thing I did was look for a job. This is easier said than done but once I found one I was surprised as to how quickly I could make money. One of the first things I bought was a nice pair of headphones. I bought the Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT, but the cheaper version without bluetooth looks just as good. I also started to collect records. It did feel pointless at times with no way of listening to them but I still appreciated the artwork. After that I decided to buy some nice bookshelf speakers, the Edifier R1280T's. Although the price was cheap, I absolutely love these speakers. Even though I didn't have a turntable yet, it made listening to Spotify more enjoyable. Additionally, I knew that I would have a nice pair of speakers for whenever I could afford a turntable. These speakers have two inputs so I can have both my PC and turntable plugged in at the same time which is really nice. Once I had enough for a turntable I had a little trouble picking out the right one. I almost settled for a lp60 but I'm glad I didn't. For me, it was between a U-turn Orbit, AT lp120, and Fluance RT81. All of these are great turntables but I ended up choosing the Fluance model. The wood look, large number of features, and good reviews made this the best turntable under $300 for me. That's my story! Please don't buy anything cheaply made. It won't sound any better than Spotify will for you and will be a little disappointing. Also, don't give up on trying to sell the PS4. I gave up video games around 6 months ago and I've had so much more free time to work and enjoy other things! Good luck!

u/Aco2504 · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

>And, the best part, that DAC can always be added later. Get the speakers now, and if that still seems like an issue, see if the DAC helps.

This is a good point, don't spend money you don't need to... so, get the Lepy/MB42x, Poly147's Parts Express combo, or these Edifier speakers if you're more interested in active units for $100. If the volume isn't loud enough, then look into the DAC.

u/raistlin65 · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

I think these are probably the top two recommended powered speakers in this subreddit for around $100.

Micca PB42X are an excellent speaker if he will it plug directly to his computer or phone (no bluetooth).


Same with the Edifier R1280T.


u/ImaginaryCheetah · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile


i have had the e4.5s for 6+ years, they're great.



amazon generally has good reviews for Edifier powered speakers.

haven't heard them myself.

if you can find $30 more for your budget, Edifier has models w/bluetooth. might be useful.

u/Scrymnstr · 2 pointsr/dvdcollection

These ones, I've been using them for over a year and really like them. https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B016P9HJIA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_ywEPAbWY4CPV0

u/Pilfy · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Dell UltraSharp U2414H 23.8” Inch Screen LED Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GTV05XG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_mjOSAbZR7M40V

Dell Gaming S2716DGR 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor with G-SYNC https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0149QBOF0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_HlOSAb16WNJFG

Realforce 87U Tenkeyless 55g (White/Gray) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MV7TMNQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fmOSAbX5TVJDH

Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers - 2.0 Active Near Field Monitors - Studio Monitor Speaker - Wooden Enclosure - 42 Watts RMS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016P9HJIA?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

u/apocalypticbastard · 2 pointsr/Frat

Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers - 2.0 Active Near Field Monitors - Studio Monitor Speaker - Wooden Enclosure - 42 Watts RMS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016P9HJIA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_E8iLzb3T1F40J

I've heard a lot of good things about the R1280T bookshelfs. Obviously it's not going to have insane clarity and range but for the price they're tough to beat.

u/jrwintringer · 2 pointsr/vinyl

Are the items listed in the "best entry level turntable" guide above still relevant options for their respective prices? The post itself looks to be about 2 years old, with no new posts.

But assuming all are still good options, how is the Crosley C100 for a beginner at $140? Can it be paired with speakers like this without the need for any additional equipment (amp, preamp, etc)?

Are there any other viable turntables similar but closer to $100?

u/RandomLoLs · 2 pointsr/audiophile

Speakers Edifier R1280T

I just recently built a new PC and got an expensive monitor so I have already broke my bank/budget with those. Monitor speakers suck so I want to buy a set of good speakers for Games,movies and music.

I am not a huge audio enthusiast. I just want good sound quality for day to day use. I really wanted to avoid those crappy plastic subwoofer speakers like Logitech ones for 30 dollars BUT at the same time I dont want to buy individual pieces and put together an audio system or spend a lot. I really dont want to go through the hassle of assembling an audio system. I would prefer a simple plug and play.

A good compromise was the Edifier R1280T. It has built in amp with power , Volume control and a nifty remote that I like. I even like the color scheme and aesthetics of the speaker. I think this is good enough for me as I wont even be able to appreciate or tell the difference between speakers that are more expensive. What do you guys think? Or Am I being stupid and just wasting money.

u/youngloudandsnotty · 2 pointsr/Music


I did a lot of research for months. I wanted a beginner set up that didn't cost a ton but also didn't suck and would last a while. Landed on these:



u/Youre_Government · 2 pointsr/vinyl

Thanks! I really love the way the Orbit looks with the wood finish plinths as well, but I knew I was going to want a natural finish cabinet, so going for contrast made more sense to me. Plus they were like an extra 90 bucks.

The speakers are a great deal at $100. Knowing what they sound like, I might have even shelled out another 50 for them. If they cost $200, I would maybe start thinking about looking elsewhere. They don't have the epic clarity and separation that you can potentially get from something like the Audioengines that can run 4x-8x times the price, but I certainly wouldn't say they're murky, even at low volume. At around 40% volume, they start to reach their full sound quality. At around 75%, they have no problem filling the 300ish square foot space that mine live in. They are front-ported, and they also look pretty great with the front covers on:https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1280T-Powered-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B016P9HJIA

u/OverExclamated · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace


Open-back - Sivga SV007 + VModa BoomPro

Closed-back - Lasmex L-90 +
VModa BoomPro


Passive - Pioneer SP-BS22


Dayton B652

Active - Edifier R1280T


Micca PB42x

u/rackhamb · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

I'm in a very similar situation. I too, am looking into some bookshelf speakers for light music production and listening. I have not purchased anything yet, but I can share my research here!

Micca PB42x ($80, powered, no sub-out)

Edifier R1280T ($100, powered, no sub-out)

Fluance ai40 ($200, powered, no sub-out) <-- the one I'm leaning towards

Fluance ai60 ($300, powered, sub-out)

You can always add a subwoofer later by placing it first in the signal chain. In other words, you would need a powered sub with a through output.

u/BenjiG19 · 2 pointsr/vinyl

I need to downsize my setup to make more space available for my wife’s home office. My current setup is a pioneer pl-450 along with a big pioneer setup from the late 80s early 90s. It’s got a receiver/ tuner/eq and a couple of 48” speakers. I need some smallish speakers and a new receiver/amp (I guess, not the most familiar) that I could put on a small table in our living room. Budget for all would be $2-300? I’d like to keep the PL-450 and connect it to something new with speakers if I can. The big pioneer setup can go back to my parents basement where it came from.

Could I just connect these to my PL-450? https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1280T-Powered-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B016P9HJIA


u/adrunktherapist · 2 pointsr/vinyl

These! They are great and have nice sound!

u/women_are_pretty · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

They are an improvement on what you have. I prefer two full range speakers on the desk, but these will be fine.


If you are in the US, look on Amazon for powered speakers like this set

u/clipperdouglas29 · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

I haven't tried the Micca's, but I'm a big fan of the Edifier 1280

u/deplorable-d00d · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

You may like them. They're not bad!

Having something at arms reach would be preferable to trying to use them as a wider speaker setup in a room, because of each monitor has individual power and gain controls.

Will it sound good for you, sure. Will it thump? No, not really. Is there an easy way to add a sub, sure, throwing money at it with a pro sub that has an active crossover inside it.

Best thing to do is audition them. Monitors won't sound 'bad' at all, but it just may not be what you'd expect.


I'd look into Edifiers (or Swan), for more ease of use and connectivity

u/DZCreeper · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Your board has a slightly modified Realtek ALC1150 chipset. It has a built-in adjustable headphone amplifier. Basically the best setup you get except for the slightly newer ALC1120, which is only a marginal increase to signal-noise ratio.

Being totally honest, your speakers are low-end. Not garbage by any means, they certainly beat out most cheap computer speakers. They just can't hold a candle to well designed bookshelf units or a pair of studio monitors.

Your headphones bypass the audio chipset entirely because they are wireless. From the reviews I can find they are great quality, just priced too high, as is expected from Bose.

TL;DR - Don't bother with the sound card, your audio gear isn't surpassing the limitations of your motherboard chipset.

By the way, check out these two options below if you want a speaker upgrade.



u/ateamhero · 2 pointsr/vinyl

[$300] New set up. Amazon only. [USA]

I'm interested in getting started with this hobby and have $300 in Amazon gift cards to spend on it. Was reccomended this set up:


Can my dollars be spent better on something else?

u/Dasbeerboots · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

They are standalone speakers. Powered means, well what it sounds like, they're self powered. Passive means you need a power source, like an amplifier or receiver.

I have these speakers. They sound great for their price.

Edifier R1280T on Amazon

u/mattSER · 2 pointsr/audiophile

The amp in the PB42X?? No, you're not going to be able to use it with a different set of speakers very easily.

Have you seen these?

u/gamingpron0t · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Well how is edifier? If I can't get really good bass can I at least get acceptable for my type of music? To give you an idea of expectations I mostly listen to music on my astro wired gaming headset since they have the best bass. Idk if you own those but hopefully you've at least tried them.


u/AndreHawkDawson · 2 pointsr/vinyl

Whatever you do, do NOT get a Crosley suitcase record player!!

Turntable = Audio-Technica LP60 = $79

Speakers = Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers = $99

Would make for a perfect setup for a beginner!

u/PriceKnight · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Price History

u/St3fanAx3l · 2 pointsr/audio

I'd take a look at these. Edifier is owned and operated by parent company STAX Edifier owns STAX, which makes electrostatic speakers (and also some of the best sounding headphones ever made.) This set is $99 a pop, and until I decided to spring for some BX8's I found on craigslist, these were recently a real contender for a purchase of my own.

u/antoniouslj · 2 pointsr/hometheater

Get a pair of Edifier's for $100. Really hard to beat for a pair of near-field monitors.

You'll want to grab an Amazons Basic RCA to line cable though as the one that comes with the Edifier is junk.

Then pick up a low end sub from Zeo's guide (check the sidebar) when you can afford it. This little 2.1 system will sound miles above anything Logitech sells.

u/Rrussell2060 · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

Before I make a recommendation I would ask that you read the sidebar: What is /r/budgetaudiophile about? Your budget is quite low, if you can increase your budget to $120 I would suggest something like these Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers - 2.0 Active Near Field Monitors - Studio Monitor Speaker - Wooden Enclosure - 42 Watts RMS
Link: https://amzn.com/B016P9HJIA and this Etekcity Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Receiver Audio Adapter (NFC-Enabled) for Sound System Link: https://amzn.com/B00KXYXXK2

u/KingHortonx · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I got these bookshelf speakers last week, i've been very please with them so far. Outstanding sound for 100$. I have 200$ headphones so i just needed a reliable setup for speakers.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/vinyl

so if i bought this speaker would it be all need?

u/smakweasle · 1 pointr/nin

$600 is a very fair budget for a beginner. I'd recommend looking at local shops for set ups (plus they'll be knowledgeable in what they have and willing to help.) Craigslist is a goldmine as well.

If your looking all new for 600 bucks you can get this Tt:

And these speakers:

My main advice is stay away from crosley turntables. They usually look neat and are priced right but they will destroy your albums.

u/dsrtwhlr · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I have these hooked up to a monitor in my kitchen for using chromecast, for music, shows, etc.
I've had them a little over a year. They sound pretty good. Edifier R1280T

u/splitaffinity · 1 pointr/garageporn

definitely you got options here. Personally I use these and a chromecast. That way I can just yell out what music I want and it starts playing. Great for greasy or gloved hands

u/ChadMcRad · 1 pointr/vinyl

Dumb question time? I have a Garrard 40 B and would like a cheap setup. I started out using my guitar amp (I know) but had been looking at this preamp and speaker combo that both seem to have pretty good ratings. Would these work well with my turntable? I checked out the beginner's guide and have been using that forever whenever looking at audio equipment but I never grew up with speakers or sound systems so it's sorta my Achilles heal...

Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers

Pyle Phono Turntable Preamp

u/SantaHat · 1 pointr/vinyl

Looking to buy my first TT. I mainly want a TT to play some hip hop records I started collection two months ago. I've read the various guides and recommendations and settled on these. Would this set up give me a good enough listening experience?:



I know Crosley is looked down upon here but one or two of the buying guides recommended this one as a starter when purchasing on a budget.

u/RecklessBrandon · 1 pointr/twentyonepilots

They’re great if you wanna only spend $100! Loud, have great bass and midrange, can complain at all. Link

u/Holtbyism55 · 1 pointr/vinyl


I'm getting my first turntable and speakers soon and wanted to make sure I was getting everything I needed. I'm planning on getting a Crosley C100a-SI with these speakers. Is that all I would need to play my records? I've lurked around the sub a bit and I think I'm fine but I wanted to make sure. I know these probably aren't the best speakers or turntable but I'm okay with that to start out. Thanks for any help and any suggestions as a first-timer would be great!

u/ElMangosto · 1 pointr/vinyl

No subwoofer yet, I won't buy one until I know I can hook it up! Right now I have a Sony LP-60 clone but I'm going to get a Fluance RT80 in a couple of days. I believe both have a switch to use or not use the preamp. Speakers are these.

u/Motleyfool777 · 1 pointr/Roku

These are Roku Wireless speakers.


I started out like you, with a handful of chromecast audios. I like how it works. I plug those into powered bookshelf speakers from Amazon. I have a few sets of Edifier R1280T's. They sound great and are easy to setup. They look decent in just about any location as well.

u/fearthestorm · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

is this any better than this

u/fpsfreak · 1 pointr/hometheater

Err..no. Are there speakers available in this price, yes. Are any available with a remote control, no. Unless your friend is ok with getting up every time he/she wants to change the volume, I would suggest to save up at least $50 more and get this.

u/ohyouknowmewell · 1 pointr/vinyl

I'm in the process of moving into my first apartment solo and have put off getting a player until this moment. I've been reading through the basics and I saw I shouldn't put the speakers on the same surface as the player. Are there ways around this? Dampeners or something to reduce vibration? I don't have much room for everything.

Also in terms of volume levels, does anyone recommend speakers that will sound fantastic at lower levels? I'll be sharing a building with multiple tenants and don't want to crank it all the time.

I'm thinking about going with https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00GA9COMM/ref=pd_gwm_simh_0?pf_rd_p=eeda26e3-c818-411e-91c7-e824b2883986&pf_rd_s=blackjack-personal-2&pf_rd_t=Gateway&pf_rd_i=mobile&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=D2SVB9EKQ410RC4E05Y4&pf_rd_r=D2SVB9EKQ410RC4E05Y4&pf_rd_p=eeda26e3-c818-411e-91c7-e824b2883986

As well as https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B016P9HJIA/ref=pd_aw_fbt_23_img_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=Q028PWC681SJP62GNBV6

But I'd like better looking speakers and I'm willing to pay a bit more.

All of this will probably sit on top of some Ikea type storage that will fit my records. Thoughts? I have a decent collection but haven't had the time to research the player too much.

u/sports_ftw12 · 1 pointr/vinyl

Welcome to the wonderful hobby of playing and collecting records. For speakers I would recommend these http://amzn.to/2racvLj. Just be wary that you are possibly gonna get hate on your tt of choice. Don't take it personal. If find that you enjoy this hobby look to upgrade to the lp120. And if you don't well at least you didn't sink several hundreds into this hobby.

u/confucius8rice · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

If you don’t want to have to deal with amps you can try:
Hivi Swan-D1010IV(B)

Mackie CR3

Mackie CR4

Edifier R1280T

Definitely an unpopular opinion, but The Bose Companion II Series III aren’t terrible if you’re really pressed for space and aren’t too picky..I received a pair as a gift and they’ve suited me fine since I don’t use speakers for much anyway.

u/unknownxk · 1 pointr/vinyl

The edifier r1280t they are $99.99 so that’s exactly your budget.

u/Dogs-Keep-Me-Going · 1 pointr/vinyl

Stay away from those Crosley's, if you can. If you're looking for a cheap (but decent) entry-level turntable, look into the Audio Technica LP 60. Pair them up with a cheap (but decent) set of powered speakers, like the Edifier R1280T.

Total will be about $200, but you'll be much much much better off.

Edit: I don't know anything about the TT in the last link, but it looks ok. Just steer clear of all-in-one type players. Cheers!

u/MRK-01 · 1 pointr/audiophile

Is hooking up an amplifier to control a speaker that has a treble, bass, and volume knobs a good idea? Will it damage the speakers? Speakers will be far away so want to use amp to control them

u/BOOF_RADLEY · 1 pointr/vinyl

So with Christmas and my birthday approaching I'm finally trying to upgrade my setup a bit. I have a uturn so my table is all good. But I've always had some crackling and fuzz from the speakers or receiver so I wanna upgrade those. I'm too lazy for craigslist and I'm afraid I'll get something I won't know how to fix if it's broken so I just want some new equipment that will work. I think I'm gonna go for these Edifier Speakers. Anyone know a receiver or preamp that is compatible with those speakers and a uturn? hoping to spend less than 70 on the receiver or preamp. I'm not even sure if I should get a receiver or preamp I'm not sure whats better.

u/PhysStyx · 1 pointr/radiohead

Cheapest: Audio Technica AT-LP60 ($99, $129 for the USB version)

Sorta cheap, sorta expensive: U-Turn Orbit Basic ($179, $249 with a built in preamp, plus you can customize it with different cartridges, colors, platters, etc. but it will come at a higher cost)

Best of the cheap: Audio Technica AT-LP120 ($299)

After you get a turntable, you need speakers and (of course) records. If you go for the no built in preamp version of the Orbit, then you need a preamp. I recommend this preamp and these bookshelf speakers for your setup.

Happy listening!

EDIT: Another tip, DO NOT BUY ANY TURNTABLES UNDER $100. Those turntables are cheaply made and will go through your records incredibly fast. Also, DO NOT BUY ALL IN ONE VINYL/CD/CASSETTE UNITS. Like the cheap turntables, these will go through your records very fast.

Brands to stay away from: Crosley, ION Audio, Jensen, 1byone

u/megamanJ · 1 pointr/audiophile

Set up help!

Hi everyone,

I don't know much about sound but I'm always about having a good bang for your buck.
I'm moving places and I'm buying a Sony X900E tv for general watching as well as for a ps4. I've read that it doesn't produce good sound and it would be better getting Bookshelf Speakers with a receiver as opposed to buying a soundbar.

Any advice on this product and how to set this up? I'm terrible with setting these things up and I'm not even sure if it's compatible/optimal. Any advice would be appreciated!

Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers, 2.0 Active Near Field Monitors - 4" Studio Monitor Speaker - Wooden Enclosure - 42 Watt RMS https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B016P9HJIA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_GVi9AbPT0JN7E

u/TheGhostOfBobStoops · 1 pointr/audiophile

ISO: Desktop Speakers (2.1 setup)

Budget - $100, flexible

Looks - Don't care that much, but good looks can sway me

Use case - With my computer in a smallish room. Not gonna be blasting music really loud, will game with them. I plan to have these placed on shelves with 11 inches of clearance.

Type - I'm not looking for pure studio monitors or something really flat. I value an airier, wider soundstage over an entirely accurate sound. I do like a sharper lowend to my sound, but I may upgrade with a subwoofer in the future so it's not my focus. Plus for the next few years I will be living with family so I'm not trying to shake my house to pieces.

Features - Expandability (in the future if I add extra speakers to make this a home a


What I'm currently looking at:

  • Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers

  • Infinity Primus 150, someone local is selling them for $85

  • Dayton Audio B652, someone local is selling them for $35

  • Harman Kardon Soundsticks II/III, can find them from $100 - $140


    I am very uninformed about speakers, so please help me out! Thanks a ton
u/redditor_bob · 1 pointr/AskMen

There is no such thing as "decent" sound bar, unless you're one of those people who's blown away by Bose. For the same money you can buy actual good bookshelf speakers that will sound far better and you can take with you for decades. Sound bars are disposable.

Example: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016P9HJIA/

u/podboi · 1 pointr/buildapc

Hmm, well that's the part I was talking about, the small drivers just have a hard time driving full range. You're not gonna get much better unless the size of the speakers change or the actual set up changes (bigger self amped bookshelves or passive set + amp). This is what I recommend tho.

Edifier Exclaim = $20 higher than your budget, but it fits the size requirements and sounds good.

Edifier R1280T = Same price as above but should offer better sound but is bigger, if you're willing to size up but just want 2.0 set up this is what I recommend.

And tip while you're at it, when looking at audio peripherals don't go for PC peripheral manufacturers, find companies that are actually focus on audio equipment. You can certainly find other manufacturers besides Edifier which I recommended.

u/yahyoh · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

the Z623 should sound fine but not audiophile grade by any mean, and the z623 better than the z506 they are way more powerful.
if bluetooth not really important for you you can get something like this or this then you can get chromcast audio and use it with them.
sidenote: bookshelf speakers wont really have much bass btw.

u/Loveringave · 1 pointr/audiophile

Hey Everyone. I recently acquired 1. http://www.vinylengine.com/library/onkyo/cp-1055f.shtml (turntable) 2. http://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/yamaha/a-1000.shtml (Amp/receiver) 3. https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1280T-Powered-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B016P9HJIA
I'm having a hard time hooking up the speakers to an older receiver. Can anyone please help?

u/lollytop · 1 pointr/vinyl

Here are some cheap speakers and cheap player. That's as starter as it gets.

u/Zeeall · 1 pointr/audiophile

For that price it does not matter what he gets. Its going to be terrible, sound awful, damage the records and break the minute the warranty runs out.

$200 will get you this, which is almost decent.


u/OdysseusofSiddeous · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

Edifier R1280T - $100

Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers - 2.0 Active Near Field Monitors - Studio Monitor Speaker - Wooden Enclosure - 42 Watts RMS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016P9HJIA/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_i_gsh2Db0574DE9

I never seen a new pair rhis low. Refurbished usually are around $100. Usually they will cost you $200

I'd grab something like this too
Pyle Phono Turntable Preamp - Mini Electronic Audio Stereo Phonograph Preamplifier with RCA Input, RCA Output & Low Noise Operation Powered by 12 Volt DC Adapter - PP999 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00025742A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_lxh2DbMN4N9EB

acheap 3.5 to rca maybe just DIY something piece together from thrift stores

u/cudihavbn · 1 pointr/turntables

Another popular choice. Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers [amazon](edifier r1280t powered bookshelf speakers - 2.0 active near field monitors - studio monitor speaker - wooden enclosure - 42 watts rms https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016P9HJIA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_xwh4Db944W3R6)

u/CPOx · 1 pointr/AVexchange

What about these guys on Amazon? Note- these are powered

Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers - 2.0 Active Near Field Monitors - Studio Monitor Speaker - Wooden Enclosure - 42 Watts RMS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016P9HJIA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_3StGzb93XRGF5

u/Naber21 · 1 pointr/vinyl

Hello, I was looking through posts on this sub to find a turntable/speaker set up to play metal music...i was thinking about about this for speakers: https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1280T-Powered-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B016P9HJIA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1480577749&sr=8-3&keywords=active+speakers

Turntable: Audio technica AT-LP 60?

I don't know if i need a receiver/amp/preamp due to the lack of reviews online. please help, thank you!!

u/cb1037 · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

You might want to save a little more money. You will need some powered speakers. The Micca PB42X or the Edifier R1280T would both work.

The at-lp60 and the Micca's would be $200 before tax, but you might want to upgrade the turntable to one of the others listed here.

Just make sure to get one with the preamp built in. The U-turn Orbit will be $249 with the preamp.

u/Keen_Savage · 1 pointr/audiophile

only powered speaker speakers kind just want to get the music playing sooner or later, i was looking at these but want sure

u/IsaidBAM · 1 pointr/audiophile

I am looking for a cheap set of speakers for my dorm room. I have checked out the miccas and they seem like a great option. My only reservation is that I may sometimes want bluetooth connectivity for parties and such. With that in mind, will this set of speakers be that much of a downgrade in comparison?
What would I be getting with Miccas that I would lose with this set up?
My room is only about 115 sq ft., will either of these be a good fit for that?

u/susdaddyone · 1 pointr/vinyl

Hi all,

I'm looking for some cartridge assistance/general information on a first TT I am purchasing as an x-mas gift for my girlfriend (she's rad).

I've read all the links and guides and have finally settled on two choices for a new TT: the Fluance RT83

or the Denon DP-300F

The Denon DP-300F is on sale for black Friday currently so I am leaning towards it. That being said, I would like to replace the cartridge on it with a Ortofon 2M Red. How difficult would it be for someone completely new to TT's like myself to replace the cartridge? Would I be better off purchasing it already upgraded from another source and just pay the difference for the work and peace of mind that it is done correctly: https://www.turntablelab.com/products/denon-dp-300f-turntable-ortofon-2m-red-upgrade

Also, as a side note, I am looking at pairing both with an active speaker (I'll upgrade and do things the right way as I get more funds--ugh!). And if I go with RT83 I'll pick up a Schiit Mani pre-amp as well. To hook everything up, all I'll need is two pairs of RCA cables for connecting the TT to the pre-amp and then another pair to connect pre-amp to speakers correct? I would hate to get everything all packaged together for x-mas and then figure out I didn't even get the right cables to hook this bad boy up.


u/murderousmarty · 1 pointr/vinyl

hello friends,

planning on purchasing this guy for my girlfriend for christmas.

What else would i need to purchase for it other than records? And any recommendations?

i was looking at these speakers to pair with it


u/tujuggernaut · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

If you can double your budget, which I know can be hard, these speakers sound excellent for the price.


u/willborden · 1 pointr/vinyl

So if I connect the turntable to this pre-amp

And the connect that to these speakers

I'll be rockin and rollin?

u/G-Love80 · 1 pointr/vinyl

I am considering getting into the world of vinyl music and have been doing a little research. I am currently considering the Audio Technica AT-LP120BK-USB, which has a built in phono pre-amplifier, meaning I can plug it into "active" speakers directly to begin listening to music.

I have been looking on Amazon and found the two speaker sets below. Which would you consider the better set? Are there any other recommendations in that price range ($100-$130)?

Micca PB42X - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NXAEPDC/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1PDI7ICM94BJN&coliid=I2NYMIBIDES9L5

Edifier R1280T - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016P9HJIA/ref=psdc_3236451011_t1_B00NXAEPDC


u/UKFAN3108 · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

I think, in the price range this is my favorite option for a desktop/ computer speaker that is focused around music, is the M-Audio AV32.1. The bass will be less compared to the Klipsch (simply by power), but the sound quality through the mids and highs will be much better on the m audio. Just note they are uncovered speakers so if you are at all worried about them being damaged. The only thing I don't like about the m audio av32.1 is the use of glossy plastic....

Edit: I'd also note that with a budget of 200 you open up more powered studio monitor options.

Edit 2: If you can live without a stand alone subwoofer, the Edifer R1280T are a solid option, and look nice

u/zenexo · 1 pointr/vinyl

I'm trying to keep it cheap for right now. Maybe I should go with the audio technica for a beginner turntable. I noticed the the needle moves automatically with button presses but can I still move it manually?

Also I don't see an headphone out on these but what do you think for $100? https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1280T-Powered-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B016P9HJIA/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1536357373&sr=8-6&keywords=active+speakers

i'd like to keep a whole set right now in the 200 range til I learn more

edit: Look into the post for good turntables to buy and might dish out an extra $100 for this crosley https://www.amazon.com/Crosley-C200A-BK-Direct-Turntable-S-Shaped/dp/B01AT3G2OU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp&qid=1480944646&amp&sr=8-2&amp&keywords=crosley+c100

u/punk2phunk · 1 pointr/vinyl

I posted a few days ago because I had just gotten an audio technica lp120 and I need speakers. After doing some research I think I'm looking for a powered set of speakers and skipping the amp for now. Any suggestions on good powered speakers (preferably that I can get with amazon prime) for around $100 or less? Thanks.
(I was looking at these possibly?)

u/FullForceHi-Fi · 1 pointr/vinyl

Yeah, unfortunately you're not alone. I've had family members buy Logitech stuff and it not work out the box only to replace it with another set that didn't work a few days later. Logitech even sells speakers with fake tweeters that can just be pulled out.

If you want recommendations just a little over the price of those logitechs, here's what I'd get:

Micca PB42x $109
I've heard really great things with price to value on this set. It's got a proper crossover and should sound pretty great.

Edifer R1280T $99

My friend has a set of these, and he really likes them I haven't heard them for myself yet, be he recommends them for the price, and I trust his judgement!

I'm a college student as well, so I understand budget determines most things right now, so if those don't work for you I'd recommend just exchanging the logitechs for a hopefully new working pair.

u/Mugen1991 · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

What do you think of those?
Edit: Sorry for the affiliate link. I used the amazon link from a top 10 page.

u/Micky-D · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

What do you think would be a better option? I was looking at the Swans M10s or the D1010, but I've been told the M10s don't really pack that much of a punch. I'm trying to spend at maximum, $120.

I also came across these just now.

u/Lets_Rock · 1 pointr/Beatmatch

Maybe something like this?

u/ZGriswold · 1 pointr/audiophile

I am looking at powered speakers. I will be using these mainly for listening to music in my office. Source will be my PC, and hopefully, eventually a vinyl setup. I have max $150 to spend. I am looking at a powered setup for simplicity. I could probably be swayed into an amp/non powered combo, but I think it's a stretch at $150. I need something good for all genres of music, good bass, I understand a 2.0 bookshelf setup won't be like have a separate subwoofer. I have been going back and forth among about 10 pair of speakers and I just can't make a decision.

Here's the list:

Thonet and Vander Kurbis BT Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers, Hi-Fi Wooden Bluetooth Stereo Speakers with Enhanced Bass, 300 Watt Peak Power, Integrated Amplifier and RCA Input, 1 Pair, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HG1JOVC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_DSHAzb60E38WB

Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers - 2.0 Active Near Field Monitors - Studio Monitor Speaker - Wooden Enclosure - 42 Watts RMS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016P9HJIA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_kTHAzb4S1S3GF

PreSonus Eris E4.5 2-Way Powered Studio Monitors (Pair) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GP56OYA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_YTHAzbJ09ARQC

Mackie CR4 (Pair) Creative Reference Multimedia Monitor - Set of 2 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KVEIY4O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_iUHAzbAVD4RB0

Edifier R1010BT - 4" Bluetooth Wireless Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors - Studio Monitor Speaker (Pair) 24 Watts RMS - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071YV97LK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_zUHAzbNHTFE9G

Plugable 4" Subwoofer Bluetooth 2-Channel Powered Bookshelf Studio Monitor Speakers - Optical & RCA Aux Inputs, 55W Output Power https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KGPEW70/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_2UHAzb0R24FK0

Presonus Ceres C3.5BT 2-Way Powered Speakers with Bluetooth https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N55NS4W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_uVHAzbATXGVCP

Pair Rockville APM5B 5.25" 2-Way 250W Powered USB Studio Monitor Speakers+Pads https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D3Z3FGY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_MVHAzbKMSC2QP

Please help me stop going in circles. I know some of these are more than $150...just hoping to catch a sale.

u/apolter · 1 pointr/audiophile

Hi all!

My current set up is a Pro-Ject Debut Carbon with a Ortofon 2M Red. Preamp is Pro-Ject brand (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007DB5IDS/ref=psdc_689995011_t3_B000YEK1AQ) and my speakers are Edifier 1280T (https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1280T-Powered-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B016P9HJIA/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1QB3B62HWY4MY&keywords=edifier+speakers&qid=1549981297&s=electronics&sprefix=edifier%2Celectronics%2C134&sr=1-3).

I have been pretty happy with this....BUT, what would be the best way to upgrade my sound? Hypothetically, let's say I have between $500-600USD to spend on some way to upgrade.

Thanks for your suggestions!

u/so-very-very-tired · 1 pointr/vinyl

It really comes down to what you want to get out of it, and that really comes down to the individual person.

For my son (who's about your age), we found a used Technics P-mount for $20, a vintage Radio Shack mini receiver and a pair of pretty decent used bookshelf speakers from Goodwill. Less than $100 it all and he's very happy with it.

But that takes time and effort to find all that stuff used, and I can't blame people for not having the time.

So, all that said, here's what I'd suggest for a new setup:

$100 turntable from Target: https://www.target.com/p/heyday-153-turntable-gray/-/A-53734379

$100 powered speakers from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1280T-Powered-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B016P9HJIA

Now, I don't think you'll be blown away by that, but it should work, and give you time to really decide how much you want to commit to this hobby.

Then, when you're 16 and get a part time job, you can consider upgrading to a better system at that point.

u/RunningOrangutan · 1 pointr/vinyl

I'm looking at buying this turntable and these speakers

From looking at the guides on here I think this is all I need for a basic, beginner set-up. Am I right or is there more equipment I will need? I plan on upgrading speakers in the future but just want to get the ball rolling.

u/shadowkoishi93 · 1 pointr/vinyl

Lots of people tend to recommend the Edifier R1280T, although it lacks a headphone jack:


u/zzzpoohzzz · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Right now all I'm running is an Audio Technica LP-120 and Edifier R1280T's I'm sure I'll be upgrading as time goes on, but its a nice little setup. Those little speakers sound great, TBH.

u/thendawg · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

New case? But something tells me you just took the bezel off to mess with us... or if you dont care how it looks, its whatever, but the rest of your setup makes me think thats not the case.

Other than that, a speaker upgrade or headphones would be a solid investment.

EDIT Adding a couple specific recommendations.

The Edifier R1280T is a great budget monitor - and a pair comes in at exactly $100 on Amazon.

Headphone wise, I highly recommend the ATH-M50's for a budget headphone, the sound quality is much better than the pricepoint, you can pick them up around $100 on ebay/refurb, but new youre looking at closer to $150. I only make recommendations on products Ive used firsthand and these are one of the first "real" pairs of headphones I bought and still use them occasionally even with the other cans I have around.

Other folks recommending a cooler upgrade, I'd only do that if youre currently running into temp issues. If temps are staying low enough, no sense in spending the $$ unless you just really want to go with something else or have plans to upgrade CPU.

u/iXeron · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

Sorry for hijacking this deal thread but if you're looking for speakers but don't want to deal with an amplifier take a look at this – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016P9HJIA/. I have these speakers and they are awesome. Impressive bass, solid build and very good sound quality.

u/DeweyCheatem-n-Howe · 1 pointr/vinyl

Eh, it's fine. You'd probably be better off just buying them individually... and getting the new version of that table, the AT-LP60X... and maybe save a hundo or so by getting these Edifier speakers.

u/Captain-Capybara · 1 pointr/goth

I’d recommend going all the way to the $100 mark and getting something you’ll enjoy for years to come. At that price, I’d go for these: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B016P9HJIA/

u/MoogleMan3 · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

Check out the edifier r1280t; they might be what you're after.

u/AWildRedditorApeared · 1 pointr/vinyl

Hi guys, hoping you could help me with a basic setup. My dad passed recently and left me about 200 vinyl records, mostly from the 70's and 80's. I'd like to listen to them, but I do not have any sort of set up.

I looked at the suggested threads / wiki, and it looks like I'll need a turntable, amp, and speakers. There's a lot more I can get, but for now I'm just happy with a barebones setup so I can listen to some old jams.

I live in USA-MI, and my budget is $200-500. A few caveats:

  • I live in an apartment complex. I do not need it to be too loud / window shaking.
  • I have limited space - tall, 3' speakers are out of the question.
  • I have this desk.
  • My goal was to put the turntable atop the desk, then find a shelf to put under it if I need an amp / other equipment / storage for records.

    Anyways, here's what I found:

  • Crossley C100A-SI, decent turntable for the price.
  • Edifier R1280T Speakers, seem small enough to politely sit on the desk.


  • Is this all I need? Will the speakers plug directly into the turntable? Will the turntable come with a needle?
  • How much of a difference are the ~$100 turntables vs the 200 / 300? Will I actually notice it, or is it mostly just marketing?
  • Are there better recommendations for my budget? If so, what would you recommend and why?
u/FunSizeLeftTwix · 1 pointr/battlestations

In this photo, you will see (bottom-up/left-right):

  1. Ikea: LINNMON / ALEX Table, white/gray -
    https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S89047259/; for providing a surface for most of the following listed after this.

  2. Edifier W855BT Bluetooth Headphones - https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N4TZEEB/; for my bus rides to and from work.

  3. HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset - https://smile.amazon.com/HyperX-Cloud-Stinger-Gaming-Headset/dp/B01L2ZRYVE; this headset is connected to my computer, for gaming or if I just feel like using these instead of the speakers I will mention again sometime in the future.

  4. The Anchor - https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P31BMHG/; this headphone mount sticks under the Ikea table I had mentioned earlier. Once mounted, I rest my two headphones on to them. When not in use, of course.

  5. Generic, black folding TV Tray - from Fancy Red Walmart; I use this tray to hold phone, drinks, or whatever else I'd like it to hold.

  6. Green bowl with spoon-shaped silverware, with a folder paper towel undereath - this was gifited to me, thanks Auntie!; before this photo was taken, this bowl was used to house Cocoa Pebbles and Whole Milk. It no longer houses said things, as they are now digesting in my vessel.

  7. Pint glass - from Frederick Meyer; this pint glass was most recently used to hold drinking water poured from my Britta pitcher, with water that comes from my kitchen sink.

  8. SONGMICS 3-tier Storage Cube Closet Organizer Shelf - https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GDR3HHG/

  9. SimpleHouseware Foldable Cube Storage Bin, Dark Grey - https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B074GKPGJH/; Items 8 and 9 are used together for storage of items unrelated to this posting.

  10. Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers - https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B016P9HJIA/; these are speakers that I connect to my computer. They output sound.

  11. Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro L - https://smile.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-MasterKeys-Mechanical-Keyboard/dp/B01ITE93OM; this is my keyboard. It has fancy white LEDs that light up when you press down on whatever key you press down on. It also has Cherry MX Browns.

  12. Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller - this is the controller I use when I want to use a controller for gaming

  13. Logitech G400 Optical Gaming Mouse - https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Optical-Gaming-Mouse-910-002277/dp/B0055QZ216; my second-favorite mouse - with my first being the Logitech MX518. I love the shape of these mouses.

  14. Generic mouse pad I got off of Amazon. My mouse doesn't work without it.

  15. Bluetooth speaker that I use to connect to my phone and bring to the bathroom with me when I take a shower.

  16. CORSAIR CARBIDE 275R Mid-Tower Gaming Case - https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B079K1W3KB/; inside this case is my computer. What's inside the case doesn't matter for this post, as this is about my battlestation, not my computer.

  17. A Bounty paper towel roll. The Quicker Picker Upper.

  18. Talking Dalek Bank - https://smile.amazon.com/Underground-Toys-Doctor-Talking-Dalek/dp/B009Y7F744; this Dalek holds my change, while giving me threatening threats.

  19. A penguin.

  20. A flashlight. I use this when I take my dog out for walks and it is dark out. Because I don't have night vision.

  21. Below the flashlight is a container that once held M&M's. The lid of the container is shaped like the blue M&M named Blue's face. The container is currently empty.

  22. A lunch box that looks like a TARDIS - https://smile.amazon.com/Doctor-Who-TARDIS-Tote-Gift/dp/B0093DJ7LS; I don't actually use this for lunch. I use it to hold random things. Yes, it's bigger on the inside.

  23. ASUS VZ27AQ Monitor - https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B071HMSZ4S/; this is a 27-inch monitor that outputs video at a resolution of 2560x1140.
u/daviskokoy · 1 pointr/vinyl

With $300, I will try and suggest a setup that will be an easy, no frills setup for casual listening.

You could get the Pro-Ject Debut III (a predecessor of the Debut Carbon) for a cool $200 thanks to a BF sale that Music Direct is running.

Next, I highly recommend this pair of bookshelf speakers available on Amazon for $99.

You'll need to shell out a couple bucks for a preamp to get sound from the turntable to the speakers, but you can get great sound out of an affordable preamp like the Pyle Pro PP999 for less than $15.

Best of luck finding a setup that suits your needs!

u/alish2001 · 1 pointr/audiophile

I'm looking to buy a nice pair of speakers, preferably audio monitors and I'm looking for a nice sound throughout.
These are some I found and I was wondering on people's opinion:
Been eyeing this for a while
A better version of the same(?)
Doesn't look too bad?
I think my friend had these

Sorry for the weird titles lol but I really want to buy some nice monitors for my somewhat low budget XD

u/DwwwD · 1 pointr/audiophile

I'm looking to get some good speakers since my current ones has to be like 10 years old by now and I'm doing some upgrades across the board for my setup.

I'm currently looking at these:



Any recommendation? The Audioengine A2's are a lot more expensive but I'm not sure why and I've seen the Edifier speakers on multiple top speaker lists.

I'm looking for some small ones that I can have on my desk that doesn't require a big/any sub woofer.

u/trevorbolliger · 1 pointr/TheAvettBrothers

I have this turntable: https://www.amazon.com/Technica-AT-LP60BK-Automatic-Belt-Drive-Turntable/dp/B008872SIO/ref=sr_1_3 and it works great. It has a built-in pre-amp, which is very convenient.

If you'd like to rip the vinyl to your computer, you'll want the USB version: https://www.amazon.com/AT-LP60BK-USB-Automatic-Belt-Drive-Turntable-USB/dp/B016YYFZS2/ref=sr_1_3

As for speakers, I highly recommend these Edifier speakers: https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1280T-Powered-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B016P9HJIA/ref=sr_1_1 They are powered and produce a really full sound. You'll even see my review on Amazon, look for the Avett posters. :)

If you want to spend a bit more cash, my friend has the Bluetooth version: https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1700BT-Bluetooth-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B016PATXSI/ref=sr_1_3

u/Vitemin · 1 pointr/makinghiphop

I recommend the Edifer R1280T. I have a set and I love them. They're gonna be way better for listening, not mixing, but for $100 I'm not sure there's much you can do about that.

u/brown-bean-water · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

For a mere $10 more, you can get these Edifier R1280T speakers which are powered and have quite a few more features. Tempting.

u/kokkomo · 1 pointr/videos

These have been compared to higher end speakers and are really good.
Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers - 2.0 Active Near Field Monitors - Studio Monitor Speaker - Wooden Enclosure - 42 Watts RMS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016P9HJIA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_I4XLBbCVK2NT2

u/mcaron1234 · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

I do, I use my old AV receiver with passive speakers. You have options on that though.

  • Passive speakers and a small AMP: micca MB42 for $59.95 and a small amp like this Lepai 2020 for $24.38.
  • powered speakers that won't need an amp: edifiers for just over your budget at $109. There are a lot of options for powered speakers some with Bluetooth builtin, but the good ones of those start around $130.

    That eats up all your budget with speakers and amp. Checking Craigslist or Facebook marketplace you might find deals, particularly on a nicer stereo amp or AV receiver to use with some passive speakers. If you are interested in running Volumio on a Pi, that's going to add a bit more. For the pi you need, the Pi ~$35, DAC $20+, case $15, SD card $15+, and power supply $10. The pi is pretty nice with Volumio though, it has a good mobile webpage plus iOS and android apps for a few bucks. Volumio has plugins that allow for it to be an airplay receiver or to use Spotify.
u/AFlockOfTySegalls · 1 pointr/cassetteculture

I'm not sure how good they are but I've seen them recommended a lot. And I want a pair myself: Edifier R1280T.

Referbished for less

u/itstheshirt · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

Since you've got an Audio Technica, I suggest getting a pair of these Edifiers


They're great for the price and they're active speakers, unlike the similarly priced Miccas, so you won't need to hook 'em up to an amp or receiver.

u/rar3nativ · 1 pointr/audiophile

I need to buy speakers. It will be mostly for music-series-vids with the pc and ocasionally with my smartphone. I will be most of the time 1 1/2m away from them and I have a good space behind the place I will put them. My room is like 5x6m but the speakers will be kinda in the middle of the room. I don't listen at a extreme volume level.

Micca PB42X



Recommendations? most of the people outside this reddit recommended me the Edifiers over the Micca. I'm all ears anyway!

u/Asylumsix · 1 pointr/amazonecho

This is probably not what your looking for but it's most likely a solution to your problem and give you sound from both at the same time (but not the internal speaker)

How does your amp connect to your TV? if it's older/via RCA wires you can just get a Y splitter

Dual Y connectors into the imput. 2x 1 male two female

something like this: https://www.amazon.ca/FosPower-Adapter-Splitter-Connectors-Extension/dp/B01M1I3OFH/

If it's newer and your amp gets sound via HDMI it's a little more complicated and not sure if this will 100% work but anyways. You'd need a HDMI source Y splitter and a RCA to HDMI adapter/extractor.

Plug the HDMI splitter into the amp, connect the source to one of the imputs, then connect the echo imput to the RCA to HDMI adapter, then finally connect the adapter to the other imput on the HDMI Y splitter.



Personally I just got speakers from this company to reduce the overall imprint of my setup, both inputs are active so I ran a 3.5mm to rca from my echo dot to one of the inputs and 3.5mm to rca from the headphone jack on my tv to the other set of inputs and everything plays at once, not surround sound but great sound, I also have a 10" powered sub connected, no needs for amps or anything like that anymore just two powered speakers and a sub, really cuts down on footprint.


Keep in mind all those are in CAD/Canada Dollars so prices may seem inflated if you're in the US.

u/Linuturk · 1 pointr/audiophile

I'm looking for a simple active speaker that accepts aux input and has a powered USB port. Bonus points for the PlayStation style power cord.

I plan on pairing each speaker with a Chromecast for a full house audio system.

I'm hoping I can get better quality speakers than the typical portable Bluetooth types. I don't want to pay for batteries and waterproofing if I don't need them. I also am trying to avoid the Sonos and Bose types. They seem expensive and come with their own wireless connectivity and smarts that the Chromecast will provide.

Here are some suggestions and/or speaker sets I've found in my searches. Let me know which one you would prefer:

u/dav_jw · 1 pointr/bapccanada

Not sure how much you're looking to spend, but have a look at "powered bookshelf speakers". The amplifier will be integrated into one of the speakers, you connect this one directly to your computer via RCA or 3.5mm. Some will even have an integrated DAC with USB and/or bluetooth connectivity. The second speaker is connected with regular speaker wire to the amplifier in the first speaker.


u/Sir_Wheat_Thins · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

It is pretty neat. I can finally listen to my one vinyl! It doesn't sound the best, but I'm not in a position to complain since it was $15

Edit: mine aren't the P12's. I looked on amazon and mine are not passive speakers, they are powered. I have these

u/JDStap12 · 1 pointr/vinyl

I'm looking into purchasing speakers for my Rega Planar 2 and [these Edifier R1280DB speakers] (https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1280DB-Bluetooth-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B0719C132V/ref=sr_1_35?s=cyber-monday&psr=EY17&ie=UTF8&qid=1511798399&sr=1-35&keywords=speaker) are on sale on Amazon.

These are powered speakers, so I won't need an amplifier, and they have the proper cable inputs. I couldn't find anything that says anything about an included Phono Stage though, but I did see it [here] (https://www.turntablelab.com/products/audio-technica-at-lp60-turntable-edifier-r1280db-speaker-package-ttl-setup) included in a turntable bundle, so I'm not sure.

Anyone have any information on these speakers? Also, do these sound nice? Thanks.

Edit: [Found these Edifier R1280T speakers] (https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1280T-Powered-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B016P9HJIA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1511799973&sr=8-1&keywords=edifier+r1280t). I believe these do have the Phono Stage pre-amplifier included so I might get these with a little more research.

u/FreeMan4096 · 1 pointr/buildapc

I have these, and my high quality reproduction demands were met and exceeded. they look great, too. they are not as big as picture indicates, but you would need to get rid of that tower on your desk first.

u/aWellDressedChap · 1 pointr/vinyl

Hello again /r/Vinyl, after taking all of the advice I got here last time I have officially pulled the trigger on a table and some equipment. I decided to go with the Audio Technica LP-120 for a table, Edifier R1280T powered bookshelf speakers, and an ART DJPRE II pre-amp. I still have to buy all the proper wires, but that’s the gear I have coming. I was just hoping to get some advice on anything else I may need.

Additionally, I was hoping to get some recommendations for some good first records. I’ll be raiding my old man’s collection but that will only get me so far!

Links to the equipment (if they mean anything, lol)


u/ComplaininHQ · 1 pointr/battlestations

Here's an exact link.

Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers - 2.0 Active Near Field Monitors - Studio Monitor Speaker - Wooden Enclosure - 42 Watts RMS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016P9HJIA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_eLvrMHHPd4Fbi

u/Sinatra94 · 1 pointr/vinyl

Hi guys,

I'm looking to get a turn table for my girlfriend because the last one I bought (~$40) has motor issues. I guess you get what you pay for, but I learned my lesson.

However, I'm a bit daft on receiver compatibility and what a preamp is and if I need one.

Could someone tell me if these speakers and this turntable pair well together and if I need the preamp built in or not?

Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

u/greenlocus · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

This is what I have come up with so far:

Edifier R1280T:

u/benjammin515 · 1 pointr/audiophile

Here we go, I am torn between these options. Anyone have any thoughts or insight into them? Maybe a better recommendation?

Kanto YU2's

Mackie CR3's

Edifier R1280T's

Edifier R1280DB

Micca PB42X

Also looking into Mediabridge 3.5mm Male to 2-Male RCA Adapter

u/Nichenry · 1 pointr/audiophile

if anyone is in this thread. Thoughts on these for an entry level computer speaker system? https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1280T-Powered-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B016P9HJIA

u/charlie638 · 1 pointr/audiophile

I'm soon moving in with some roommates and collectively we own a JBL partybox 300, a subwoofer - I don't know what kind but it has the red and white "line in" on the back and Edifier R1280T

Is it possible to connect all of these together with the red and white cords or is that not how it works. Also would it sound bad if they were all connected and would it all be synchronized? We would be using it for music mostly.

u/temeje · 1 pointr/audiophile

I have Edifier R1280T speakers which have 2 sets of RCA Inputs.

I have 3 sources of audio: a turntable, a chromecast audio, and a Roland Quad-Capture.

I'm wondering how I can connect all three sources to the two inputs (2 white, 2 red) on my speakers. I tried RCA Male to Dual RCA Female but the sound was very quiet.

Would RCA piggyback cable work or would I just have the same issue?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

u/AllDressedChip · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

Thanks for the answer and suggestion. But I haven't really the space or desire for a subwoofer. Is there an option you'd recommend more like bookshelf speakers, but self-powered?

Edit: the same company makes these, and I also found these.

u/editjames · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

OK I love those speakers. What are they?! Edit* are they these?

u/BraakOSRS · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

They’re 99$ at Amazon right now,
I think I bought them for 80€ which is why I was confused!

u/confusedsloth64 · 1 pointr/vinyl

I don't really have a budget. I just want good quality, good price. I wanted to get these powered speakers and this preamp. Bonus question, would it be better to get that preamp or to get the Basic with built in preamp? If I get an external one, I can upgrade in the future but how is the preamp important enough to do so?

u/jcimba · 1 pointr/Chromecast

Although $15 more, consider the powered [Edifier 1280T] (http://www.edifier.com/us/en/speakers/studio-1280t-2.0-powered-bookshelf). These bookshelf sound great for the price point, are housed in a solid wood enclosure, have multiple audio inputs (including the 1/8-inch), remote for input switching and audio control, a 2 year warranty, and arrive with all the cables needed. It's currently the best selling bookshelf speaker on Amazon. Here's a [YouTube review] (https://youtu.be/7JgZIUDmbHo).

If you wish to save more, I also have another CCA connected to an ONEU Mini Amp that I've connected to a pair of used AR tower speakers that I scored buying from Goodwill for $20.

u/coreyisthename · 1 pointr/audio

The speakers I have will only work with speaker wire. There is nothing else on the back except for red and black knobs to screw in the wire.

edit: I think I am going to buy THESE. Will that solve my problem?

u/MrPickleBottoms · 1 pointr/audiophile

I think I'll be going with the Edifier R1280T then with the JBL's down the road! Thanks for your input!

u/OpiateT1 · 1 pointr/vinyl

So I just want to make sure I have everything I need to start listening.

I bought

U-turn basic turn table

Pro ject pre amp

Pro-Ject Phono Box E Phonograph Preamplifier (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CZW87HS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_.y5JybP1H26AD

Edifier prowered speakers

Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers - 2.0 Active Near Field Monitors - Studio Monitor Speaker - Wooden Enclosure - 42 Watts RMS https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016P9HJIA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_GA5JybESPYCTD

u/ldeas_man · 0 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Edifier R1280T

never personally heard them but based on appearance and specs, as well as reviews, they'll be significantly better than those Klipsch speakers

personally, if I had $100, I'd get Micca MB42s and a Lepy amp

my current setup I purchased used and have had zero issues, so I'd say check Kijiji if you're willing to take a 'risk'

u/sigmaborne · 0 pointsr/IndianGaming

Even bookshelf speakers fall under the same category as monitor speakers, they are compact and fit really well. These speakers tend to be more accurate than regular speakers. I'm not an audiophile but someone over here could give you a better explanation. They tend to cost a little more as well. eg : Edifier R1280T Bookshelf speakers.