Product Comparison: Edifier R1850DB vs Edifier R1280DB

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General Specifications
About the Product
Bringing back old school design with the latest technology. The R1850DB is an active 2.0 bookshelf speaker system designed at a 10-degree angle to accurately direct sound to you in the luxurious MDF wooden enclosure geared to minimise acoustic resonance.
The R1280DB has the classic look you love with all new features of modern powered Bluetooth speakers. The clean wooden finish of the R1280DB bookshelf speakers leave a lasting impression of elegance and luxury.
Key Specs
Power RMS
35 watts
21 watts
85 dB
85 dB
6 ohms
6 ohms
Size & Weight
10 in.
9.5 in.
6.06 in.
5.75 in.
8.82 in.
7 in.
13.23 lbs.
12.43 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Edifier R1850DB
  • They looked good in the bedroom and the sound was excellent, especially considering the price and the size of the speaker (small).
  • Their size is amazing, the volumes they reach are incredible. The remote is good. The ergonomics are nice.
  • Compact and look great. Sound brilliant connected by bluetooth to my iPad and also on the auxiliary input to my Yamaha arranger keyboard.
  • The first thing that was evident when I unpacked these Bluetooth bookshelf speakers was the heavy weight of the speakers.
  • Materials and build quality isn't bad and I like their stealthy look, but it feels like it's heavy from it being MDF and not any sort of fancy and expensive components.
Edifier R1280DB Active Remote Control Bookshelf Speakers
  • They sound amazingly good for the price and their size.
  • The size of the speakers are fairly compact also. The remote control is fairly simple and sturdy with just a mute button and the volume control.
  • These are perfect. They look good too. They're a decent size, not too big and not too small, and they have settings for volume and bass.
  • I love these speakers! Brilliant sound, small size, very smart looking, great little remote.
  • Weight - very heavy for their size. Remote control - not really worth the point since volume can be adjusted even quicker on a computer.
Min. Frequency Response
60 Hz
55 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
20 kHz
20 kHz
Tweeter Size
0.75 in.
0.5 in.
Woofer Size
4 in.
4 in.
What customers say about "Audio"
Edifier R1850DB
  • The sound is very good and very clear. You can't expect a better sound quality in such size.
  • I find the sound incredible, I really like the highs and mids.
  • Really nice crisp and clear sound. Bluetooth works easy enough and no problems setting them up.
  • Sound quality is great right out of the box. Highs and mids are clear.
  • The transition up the frequency range through mids and into highs is relatively smooth.
Edifier R1280DB Active Remote Control Bookshelf Speakers
  • The sound is lovely and tuneful. Good bass and midrange and has a nice treble to the sound without being harsh.
  • They present a good sound stage on demanding drum & bass tracks which have highly engineered layers and effects and the bass is tight and clear - they don't lose it with fast paced music.
  • They sound clear, the bass doesn't overpower the rest of the track and the sound feels full/vibrant.
  • The bass response is spot on, even with the trims set to neutral, and there is a good balance of high and mid-range.
  • Low frequencies were surprisingly good but the crossover to mids is poor and the small tweeters simply cannot produce the highs that I want.
Wood Grain
Tweeter Material
Woofer Material
Many ways to connect: 3.5mm AUX, Bluetooth, 3.5mm to RCA, Optical/Coaxial, Angle Design Directs Sound, Comprehensive Controls, Handy compact remote control
Studio quality sound, Wireless Remote, Many ways to connect: 3.5mm AUX, Bluetooth, 3.5mm to RCA, Optical/Coaxial, On-Board Controls
What customers say about "Features"
Edifier R1850DB
  • Good quality materials and cabinet. Multiple inputs and tone controls make this a solid bookshelf speaker.
  • Good speakers system, straight forward connection to TV, record deck and play station, bluetooth through my phone excellent.
  • The buttons on the remote feel a little on the cheap side but the speakers themselves seem well made and have solid feeling knob functionality.
  • Nice cord lengths, and all the cords I needed were included. Bluetooth connects quickly and easily and stays connected all the way back to the master bedroom which is about 60 feet.
  • The remote is quite bad and slow. But it can be replaced if you have IR on your phone.
Edifier R1280DB Active Remote Control Bookshelf Speakers
  • Bluetooth connection very good and instant. The connection options are a good addition too for different setups and needs.
  • The Bluetooth is a great feature allowing us to use them to play music and videos from our phones as well.
  • They come with a comprehensive set of connector leads, including fibre optic, which permits connection to a headphone socket as well as the usual standard speaker connections.
  • BT connected really quick and a stable connection was maintained, optical worked as expected.
  • The remote is crap, just one of those cheap button battery things.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
129.99 $

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