Review: Edifier R1010BT Speakers
Model: Edifier R1010BT
Disclaimer: The kind folks over at Edifier sent over some of their speakers for us to review. We do not get to keep these speakers and this review was not paid for.
I’m what many might refer to as a bit of a budget gamer. My PC setup consists of a sort of Frankenstein of old parts that just manage to get the job done. In this concoction of gaming horrors, I sport a nearly ten-year-old 32inch Samsung LCD TV and it acts as both my monitor and my speakers.
Safe to say I might be looking for an improvement, but something that doesn’t take too much money away from other parts I desperately need. Enter the Edifer R1010BT speaker set at around $100.
This kit comes with two speakers and all the cables you need to work them. I purposefully began the setup without reading the manual and found it to be a very simple process. Plug straight in via headphone jack and power and then speaker cable to the other and it’s complete, voila, stereo sound.
Bluetooth is also supported and a quick glance at the manual informed me that pushing in the power knob will set the speakers into pairing mode. I had no trouble locating these with my phone and as easy as I had sound via cable I also had sound coming through bluetooth.
The sound output on these fits the wood grain aesthetic with warm rich tones. The main speaker has volume and bass controls on the back and while these do get fairly loud for their size with great quality in the mid ranges, even with the bass fully turned up I found them a bit wanting. That being said they were still a definite improvement on my inbuilt TV speaker setup.
During my test period, I watched videos, edited my own video, listened to music and played games. The first three of these were very nice on these little bookshelf speakers voices are clear and again the warmth almost gave a vinyl like quality to my digital audio. While games did sound better than what my TV can do natively they’re one of the few things I regularly use a headset for and the direction based audio and depth just wasn’t there in these little guys.
|For the price point the Edifier R1010BT look and sound quite nice. They’re easy to install and should fit in with most desktop or bookshelf setups. If you’re after bassy tunes or looking to improve your game you’re probably going to need to spend a bit more or invest in a good gaming headset.||3.6 3.6 ( on 4 rating)|