A total of 90 reviews of this product on Reddit.
He isn’t joking about those speakers. I have the same pair, got them from Amazon. (Of course) They sound incredible for $130 bucks.
They are edifiers! I love them so much. R1280DB
I love em! I’m not an audiophile by any means but from the week so far, no complaints. I primarily bought them because of the high number of positive reviews on amazon and they met all my requirements of being self-powered( no amp needed) , Bluetooth, and aesthetics.
If you want a more honest review I’d check the link below.
Edifier R1280DB Powered Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers – Optical Input – Wireless Studio Monitors – 4 Inch Near Field Speaker – 42w RMS – Wood Grain https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0719C132V/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_s4ZhFbXYN160E
Not a 2.1 but this is pretty solid. I am using the non bluetooth one and the bass is really good enough but the vocals and instruments are top notch.
Thanks man,these ones, there is a black version of it https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1280DB-Bluetooth-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B0719C132V/ref=sr\_1\_2\_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=edifier&qid=1622728001&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&smid=A23AS8PFN4IRUQ&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFOWjBBOU1FT…
I personally don’t like headphones or earphones for long use. I would recommend speakers. I have an old Creative 2.1 set I use.
I think that z623 Creative speakers are good, however I hear great things about Edifier speakers like these too.
Like all the other commenters said, do not buy a turntable with built in speakers for a multitude of reasons. Getting something like an Audio Technica LP60 and pairing it with some speakers like this will give you a plenty good setup for not a lot of money.
As mentioned the Klipsch Pro Media are great PC speakers. If you have room for a bit larger speakers the Edifier R1280DB are a great bang for the buck. This model over the slighter cheaper version due to this one having Optical input.
If you could invest a little bit more (129£) , I would suggest you the edifier r1280t,
I don’t understand your question. If there’s no headphone jack, you need speakers. If you’re on a budget, I’m sure goodwill has options. I bought mine on Amazon and use them for Bluetooth and to connect to my tv as well. Record players are investments. Edifier R1280DB Powered Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers – Optical Input – Wireless Studio Monitors – 4 Inch Near Field Speaker – 42w RMS – Wood Grain https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0719C132V/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_P97E1N4KJ2MEZDPA5AG4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I have been able to start using headphones again. I always play music at a quiet volume, and never put the headphones on while my phone is paring with them. A lot of people here might view this as reckless but I like you enjoy music. I actually like the headphones ’cause I can keep them off while my phone pairs with them and not be exposed to the loud Bluetooth paring tones.
I also always start playing music with them off to make sure the volume is at a good level. Be careful however. always listen to your body. If it’s telling you headphone use is making things worse I’d invest in some high quality speakers. Like these.
I’ve got these, dude at the record store recommended them for cheap when I got my turntable. I like them pretty well, no complaints. I’d say damn good for the price, but I’m no expert.
Edifier R1280DB are $170 CAD on Amazon. Over your $100 price range but it has every input you’re looking for and a remote.
Saying that it is “pre amplified” just means that you dont need a separate pre-amp or a reciever with a phono input to use it. You will still need an amplifier and passive speakers, a pair of powered speakers or connect it to your computer via the usb port and then connect powered speakers to your computer.
These are very popular in the U.S. Not sure what is available in Europe.
Edifier R1280DB Powered Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers – Optical Input – Wireless Studio Monitors – 4 Inch Near Field Speaker – 42w RMS – Wood Grain https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0719C132V/ref=cm_sw_r_u_apa_fabc_.Kr5FbEGTFVHZ
> amplified studio monitors
So this is what I should be looking for specifically? The Edifiers I bought describe themselves as “Studio Monitors” (see the title on the amazon listing page. Do you imagine that’s a deceptive description?
I’ll definitely go to a local place to try out different speakers.
All of them are straight up trash, even for a sound bar.
If you are set on a soundbar, consider something from audio focused companies or at least media focused companies.
Polk, Vizio, TCL, Yamaha, ect.
But really, you should just get some active bookshelf speakers instead.
Something like this would sound much better.
It looks like they’re either the Edifier 1280T or 1280DB.
Thanks gnurwhal!! They’re edifier 1280db. And I see you have good taste as well
Edifier R1280DB Powered Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers – Optical Input – Wireless Studio Monitors – 4 Inch Near Field Speaker – 42w RMS – Wood Grain https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0719C132V/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_9fYhFbVYZ10MH
Hey everyone! I have been collecting for over 3 years now. I currently have a crappy £60 turntable with speakers built-in and am finally looking to invest in a good turntable with some good speakers on the side. The goal is to have this set up for at least the next 10 years.
After some time surfing the internet I came up with these speakers and Rega Planar 1 as the turntable. It is a bit pricy, so my question is whether it is worth buying these or are there any better ones in the same price range, preferably cheaper of course. Thank you!
>Would the second image I linked speakers have okish bass?
uh… it’s hard to say imo. I doubt that a speaker that size would be able to produce a lot of good bass. Bassy? Not sure. Maybe, depending on your preference. But good bass? Most probably not.
The thing is that mini speakers really struggle quite a bit. It is difficult for them to produce the entire range of frequencies that humans can hear. This is why a lot of them lack bass too.
For your kitchen board games setup, I recommend the Edifier R1280DB. It comes with bluetooth and a remote, and will sound leaps and bounds better than your current setup. Will give you better bass too. If you want, you can also take a look at the cheaper R1280T. It’s the same speaker but without bluetooth. Both have volume knobs and some knobs to let you adjust the sound a little too. I’m sure you will not be disappointed.
>Also putting the subs behind my monitor will be fine?
You might have to try it out and see. Try putting them on the floor, behind the monitor, or wherever and then listen to them. The thing about subs is that there is no specific place to put them. Anywhere that sounds good is fine.
So. Holy shit. This answers every question I had and then some. Thank you so much!
Right now I have powered speakers that don’t require a receiver in order to play but it sounds to me like there’s not a whole lot of headroom. This is what I was planning on upgrading to: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0719C132V/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_55DYDbT4Q8E22
It seems like I’ll be able to do more with these in general, and I’ll stick to that receiver so that seems like a good combo! And then I can add a new cartridge (I was looking at the brand you mentioned anyway).
I ended up buying a set of these speakers. They have two analog lines in, optical, and bluetooth. There’s a remote, so you don’t need to lean forward five inches to adjust the volume.
I used the optical from my desktop, and analog from my laptop (via 3.5mm to L/R RCA cable). Worked without fiddling.
My new desktop doesn’t have optical out, so I connected the speaker-out from my monitor, so whatever device is on the monitor gets line 1 (displayport/hdmi audio), line 2 is the laptop directly (since sometimes I use it without the monitor).
They don’t have a headphone out themselves, though. I was lucky that I only use my headphones on my gaming computer, and they’re USB. So I plug them in when I need them, and unplug them when I don’t.
I had to go back and check which model I got. I bought these and I love them. Don’t let their semi-small size fool you – they sound BIG. They pump out a lot of volume and a lot of bass for their size. I’m not really an audiophile so I didn’t sit there and compare them to any Klipsch models or anything, but I’d say you get a lot of bang for your buck.
You’re very welcome. These are the speakers I picked after doing some research. Imo they’re affordable, sound awesome, and look stylish. They have multiple different inputs including Bluetooth and have a remote so you can easily switch between playing from your phone, turntable, TV, etc.
Ok, made my first purchase to get my setup going. Starting with the LP-120 and it’s onboard preamp, I ordered these:
Edifier R1280DB Powered Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers – Optical Input – Wireless Studio Monitors – 4 Inch Near Field Speaker – 42w RMS – Wood Grain (Wood) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0719C132V/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_XqqoAb3EXN3NE
Plus a record cleaning gadget, a Turntable Lab rubber/cork mat, an Audio Quest brush and a bunch of Diskeeper inner sleeves in both 10 and 12 inch.
I’d like to add a headphone amp and some nice headphones eventually. And upgrade the cart. And kill the preamp.
Anybody have experience with these speakers?
Reviews look pretty good. I’m a complete newbie to vinyl, and I’ll admit that a lot of the draw here is they look nice and will integrate well into my home (and go with my turntable) and that it has bluetooth so when I’m not using my turntable I can still play music from my phone to them.
This is it chief (edifier)
I assume you want them to not be deep since you’re putting them against a wall, so that doesn’t leave you with a whole lot of options, since most speakers have rear ports. These are front ported though so you’re good.
If you’re feeling weird, you can make this pair of Passive Aggressive speakers as well.
If going with a U-Turn Orbit, check out the custom option. You will probably want to add the $40 cue lever now or add it later for $40 plus $2 shipping. Skip the internal phono pre-amp and get the external for $20 more. Besides external being the better preferred option you can sell it later if you ever upgrade.
There are many other less costly starter speaker options, you don’t need to buy a package from U-turn or a package anywhere else.
Most all turntables worth buying can upgrade to a better cart/stylus later. One upgrade option the U-turn has is from the MDF platter to acrylic for $90.
Check out the newer and with better specs Fluance RT82 Reference Turntable with Ortofon Super OM10 $300 or RT83 Reference Turntable with Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge $350. Both have an optical sensor speed controlled motor for lower wow and flutter and speed variation and include a cue lever. Fluance plans to sell the acrylic platter as an upgrade sometime soon, probably after they can restock enough of the out of stock $500 RT85 that includes the acrylic platter.
A popular upgrade from sub $100 turntables or the $100 AT-LP60 is the AT-LP120. The newest version is the AT-LP120XUSB $250, $50 less than the previous version since it removes some pro features that are not absolutely needed for entry level home listening anyway and hopefully has an improved internal pre-amp and bypass switch.
2) Yes, a used turntable can get you the most value and quality. Check out vintage direct drive. Yes, buy a turntable and whatever speaker setup you like.
3) Some other phono pre-amps besides the U-Turn Pluto $100, is the Pro-Ject Phono Box DC $100, NAD Electronics PP 2e refurbished $120, Schitt Mani $130, or the much loved Cambridge Solo $180.
Some lowest budget options for speakers for starting out which you can later upgrade from:
- 6-1/2" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair and Hi-Fi Mini Amplifier Bundle $50.
- Powered 4″ Edifier R1280DB $130 with bluetooth and a remote.
Better amp/receiver options:
- SMSL SA 36A mini amp $53
- Stereo: ONKYOTX-8020 $110 refurbished with a one year warranty.
- AV: DENONAVR-S540BT $150 with a high pass crossover for your speakers when used with a subwoofer. Also good for the HDMI switching if you ever plan to use it with a TV for 2.0 or surround sound 5.1.
Paired with some passive bookshelf speakers:
- Dayton Air $50.
- Sony SSCS5 $73.
- DIY, C-Notes $100. Add around $50+ for tools and supplies. Kits includes pre-cut cabinets. Glue, solder, paint, assemble. Comparable to built speakers costing twice as much. Due in stock April 18th. Try a coupon code.
- BIC Venturi DV62si $120.
- Infinity Reference 152 $140 refurbished.
Speaker wire: Pure Copper Oxygen Free 16 Gauge Speaker Wire 50 ft. and self adjusting wire strippers.
Speaker Stands: Dayton Audio SSMB24 or Monoprice Glass and Audio Advisor, most also available at Amazon.
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I have the RT81 currently hooked up to these Edifier speakers. Work great and extremely easy to set up.
I believe you cannot replace the stylus on it but the turntable is a good price so it’s good to get use out of the installed stylus and once it has had a good run you will be ready to invest in a higher grade TT that allows you to replace and upgrade as you please.
What speakers do you use? I have the Edifier 1280DB which are some of the best in its budget class and support Bluetooth (I don’t use this feature but it’s nice to have available):
These are what I use and I love them!
I am looking to buy a pair of studio monitors under 150 dollars. I will use these to listen to music, play video games, and do some light music making. I have already tried a pair of Mackie CR3-X (got the new special edition whites) but they have a terrible hissing problem. I am returning them and getting new monitors.
This is what I am I leaning towards: https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1280DB-Bluetooth-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B0719C132V/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=edifier%2Bspeakers&qid=1611271737&s=electronics&sr=1-3&th=1#quickPromoBucketContent
- Must get fairly loud without getting distorted.
- Needs to have a good reputation of not hissing (I could hear the hiss on the Mackies from 1 meter away). I do expect some hiss, but wow those Mackies seemed like they were made decades ago.
- Needs to plug into my computer without an audio interface.
I understand that the 3rd requirement is a big one, but I will point out that my PC has an opitcal port (the Edifiers has optical). I heard online that an optical input will result in less hiss than a standard 3.5mm jack. Is that true? If I think that the monitors are good I may end up getting another pair for my TV (an optical port in this case would be much preferred).
Anyway, I am open to all suggestions and look forward to hearing from y’all!
This is Bluetooth version i believe:
Amazon has literally thousands of (mostly very good) reviews.
My brother has these, they sound pretty well just as good as my rb42s as far as I’m concerned.
How about some Bluetooth-capable bookshelf speakers like these?
Edifier R1280DB adds an optical input from your TV as well as Bluetooth for your phone.
If you want something better, get an AV receiver and passive bookshelf speakers and you can later add a center speaker, subwoofer and side surround speakers.
HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 for 4K video switching.
- DENON AVR-S540BT 5.2 $150.
- DENON AVR-S640H 5.2 w/HEOS $200 adds Audyssey Multi EQ and HEOS smartphone app.
Speakers: Speaker recommendations from AverageJoeAudiophile and r/HTBuyingGuide.
- Low budget Dayton Audio B652-AIR 6-1/2" $50.
- 4″ Pioneer SP-BS22-LR $100.
- 5.25″ Infinity Reference 152 $140 refurbished, originally $350 MSRP
- 5.25″ Boston A25 $150 bogo.
Towers on sale:
- Pioneer FS52 $150 pair (note the long massdrop ship time).
Speaker wire: Pure Copper Oxygen Free 16 Gauge Speaker Wire 50 ft. and self adjusting wire strippers, optional banana plugs to add. Or already with banana plugs, Micca or DFWCableConnection.
Speaker stands: Dayton Audio SSMB24, Monoprice Glass or Monolith by Monoprice and Audio Advisor where most are also available at Amazon.
- 10″ Infinity SUB R10 Reference Series ~~$399~~ $140 flash sale ends 8 hours.
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TV Positioning: Vertically centered at eye level while seated.
Personally, this is as low as I’d go. The ones you linked will not be good.
Powered speakers with bluetooth like these
find a lil more $ for some edifiers
I got my wife this one for Christmas. Whoa, mama! We were in the same boat as dgodwin1 and only had one LP before ordering Look Alive as her totally-worth-waiting-for companion present. We got the Bluetooth version of this entry level Audio Technica model and have been totally happy with it.
I spent $130 on the LP60BT, ***AND*** it came with a baked-in pre-amp. My mother-in-law got us these Edifier bookshelf speakers that sound totally awesome for another $130.
So, if you want to take the vinyl plunge, I’m here to tell you that you can do it very easily for under $300. The only problem is “once you pop, you can’t stop.” Like I said, we had a single LP in December, and here it is late March: we’re up to just over 100 records, including Look Alive, Evermotion, and Lost and Gone Forever!
It’s my first setup so just a pair of Edifier R1280DB powered bookshelf ones.
> You are using 20w that these are unable to produce… You just proved to me that I was right.
i provided the math for what 20 watts gets you, you dope.
was looking at the 1280dbs, which retail for $125
> THD is a reflection of electronic component quality. Not input capability. I can easily remedy the DAC situation for $80 if I needed to.
you’re the one who brought up edifiers THD, as compared to your thrifted stuff. to point out that the edifiers were an inferior option… you then said that the difference is immaterial.
what point are you making ?
> Recommending speakers in an audiophile forum should mean that they are higher end than most in that price range.
feel free to message the mods and request to be put in charge of deciding who should recommend what 🙂
> I claimed they are crap, with a detailed description of WHY they were crap. The other piece was a statement of fact
thanks for your contribution.
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Edifier R1280DB Powered Bluetooth… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0719C132V?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
These guys. They’re a really decent budget speaker set up. They’re very loud and sound great.
I agree and here is a link to the one he is talking about
I tend to use them when me and the GF are listening to music together or chatting with our discord. They are edifiers
At your price range if you go passive speakers plus amp you’ll have to get lucky in the used market to find something decent. Powered bookshelves would probably be the best option for a desktop setup due to their smaller size and integrated amp. Maybe something like these or these from edifier. It might be worth considering a decent pair of headphones like these phillips fidelio’s if you want the highest possible fidelity you can get in that price range and would also have the added benefit of not having to worry about bothering your housemates with higher volume levels.
Generally you want to buy that stuff piece by piece. Turntable Lab has some cool records and represses but all of their turntable packages are really marked up (from what I’ve seen). U-Turn makes some very basic ~$200 belt driven turntables and make their money by marking up add-ons like Ortofon cartridges and such. When they sell this together, there’s a lot of markup involved. I’m no means an authority on turntables and I don’t claim to be one. I mentioned two well known turntables and speakers in the first post that are a lot of folks budget setups. Keep in mind that you can Google and look at other major retailers like Amazon and get better deals on these.
AT-LP120X (https://www.audio-technica.com/en-us/at-lp120-usb) $299.95
Fluance RT82 (https://www.fluance.com/rt82w-reference-high-fidelity-vinyl-turntable-natural-walnut) $299.99
Edifer RT1280DB (with Bluetooth)(https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1280DB-Bluetooth-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B0719C132V/ref=asc_df_B0719C132V/) $129.99
You can also get a record brush and cleaning kit for around $20 on Amazon. So that’s around $450 before tax with either of those setups right there. But don’t take my word for it and continue doing research and shopping. You may want to look at pre-amps especially if you go the Fluance RT82 route or consider tables (like the U-Turn Orbit variety) that don’t have internal pre-amps.
Hey all, just needed quick input. Delving into vinyl for the first time. Wanted an easy but not junk set up, with options to upgrade later. I was thinking these two things:
Table, Orbit Basic: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0719C132V/
Just my couple of questions now: Do I need the preamp built into the table, or can I go with the version that does not have it? I believe since the speakers are active, I do not need a receiver at this time, correct? And finally, hoping to keep my starting set up around $300 – are these two things a good option (and then possible add a receiver later and upgrade speakers)?
Thanks so much for the help, hope I’m posting in the right place.
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100% get the edifier bluetooth ones, i have had these for over 2 years. currently a 30$ coupon on them
I was looking at these a while back. I ended up getting something different, but I was very close. They look solid. Good reviews.https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1280DB-Bluetooth-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B0719C132V/
I just picked the first speakers that came up on Amazon but any speaker that has its own power, and RCA connectors should work.
Edifier R1280DB Powered Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers – Optical Input – Wireless Studio Monitors – 4 Inch Near Field Speaker – 42w RMS – Wood Grain https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0719C132V/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_LAoYCbKRRTDKV
You could also connect to an amplifier that has RCA connectors and use that to power speakers that don’t have their own power. Like this:
Wireless Bluetooth Power Amplifier System – 200W Dual Channel Sound Audio Stereo Receiver w/ USB, SD, AUX, MIC IN w/ Echo, Radio, LCD – For Home Theater Entertainment via RCA, Studio Use – Pyle PDA6BU https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A6ND1LU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_FEoYCb069XCGP
Again, I’m not endorsing these products, I’m just using them as an example.
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Sure thing. Is Amazon OK?
Or if you can go up to $150.
Or something similar. Not sure what your budget is…
Thinking of upgrading the speakers/amp which is the reason for the questions.
I’ll actually get these ones so I can hook my computer into them with the optical input and have some nice speakers for my PC as well!
This comes in black also. Sound is great for the price.
My current Speakers:
My Possible upgrades:
Will my upgraded speaker setup with a separate pre-amp sound better than my current speaker setup?
I can’t afford a passive speaker set and an amp, so I’m looking at better powered ones.
Are these JBL’s better?
My current ones:
Do you have an amplifier? If not, you’ll need to look at active speakers, which supply their own power. I don’t care for them personally, but if money and space are an issue, they’re your only option. My daughter has the Edifiers and they’re pretty dang good. You can go down a model if you don’t need bluetooth, but the higher models will get you a sub out, which you may want down the line. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0719C132V/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_FCJdFbR6M0GGT
The Edifier R1280DB Powered Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers – $130 are cooler looking and will sound MUCH better. Edit: …than Klipsch Pro Media
https://imgur.com/a/lGyIdNg here’s a picture of the box because I’m an idiot and I boxed them already. The Amazon listing has photos and the speakers are basically Near Mint. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0719C132V/
Edifier R1280DB, here’s a link to them on Amazon
Provided you’re not trying to upgrade to surround sound, you are a good candidate for a powered bookshelf setup. Take a look at these Edifiers, these Fluance models, or these Cantons.
The first two models are generally well regarded as powered desktop units. The Cantons are tough to find information on as they are not well-known in the US, but they do make some high quality hifi stuff.
I have narrowed down my choices to either the Edifier 1280DBs or Dayton Audio B652 (would need to buy amp). Which one would do you guys recommend? I don’t need much. My living room is small, about 12′ x 13′. The speakers would be connected to living room TV. Used mostly for Nintendo Switch gaming, TV shows, and sports events.
See my post for more details: Link
For a new system that is nearly impossible, if you want it to sound good.
Check these out on Amazon –
Edifier R1280DB, 2xAux, Optical Coaxial, Bluetooth, Remote Control – $99/pr –
Check the specs. This would sound good within the limits of its size and price.
Make sure you get the “…DB” model and not the “T”.
This would require you to buy an additional Phono Equalization Pre-amp. These run close to $100, but if you are desperate you can get them significantly cheaper.
You will find several here in the roughly $25 to $50 range –
I suspect on the very low end the Pyle and the Behringer are pretty good … all things considered –
We can get into more specifics on that later.
Here is a more standard Phono Pre-Amp – ~$78 –
The above speakers have TWO Aux (Aux and PC) Input. So one could go to the turntable, and one could go to your PC. Optical could be used for standard TV, or if your computer has an Optical or Coaxial Output, those input could be used for to connect the computer.
Check on the existing Turntable and see it has a Line-Phono Switch on the back. If so that implies that it has a Phono Pre-Amp built in.
No. You need amplification of the line out signal. The Sony HCD-GX45 wanst great to begin with since it is a stereo in a box mini system. A full sized used or new stereo or AV receiver will be best, or a mini amp. Which brand and model towers are you trying to power?
If you want a minimal setup, get powered speakers. Some pricier models have a USB DAC built in.
Powered speakers: Edifier R1280T, Fluance Ai40, are 2 good examples.
With USB DAC, Peachtree Audio M25, Vanatoo Transparent Zero.
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So I’m getting into vinyls and everything for my apartment and need advice with purchasing equipment. So I already but the LP60 (bluetooth model), and the Edifier R1280DB. However I’m thinking of exchanging to the AT LP3 because I want something automatic. Now here is where I need some advice. At times I want to switch from speakers to my headphones (Bose QC35) to for late night study sessions and not wanting to bother roommates. Right now through the LP60 I can easily switch from speakers to Bluetooth but I do realize how much quality is being lost from playing vinyl over bluetooth . So I was thinking to exchange my player to the Lp3 and get a headphone amplifier (such as the magni 3). Now here is my question would there be a loss of quality if I use like this Aux switcher to be able to easily switch between my headphones and speaker? Now if there is any other way someone who has insight in another way I can go I can easily exchange any of the stuff I have already bought.
Thanks appreciate the help
Assuming your motherboard has an optical audio out, you need:
1) stereo speakers with an integrated DAC and bass control: Edifier R1280DB
2) an optical switcher with three inputs (one to the speakers, one to the headphones, and one free for an eventual 3rd device) and a remote control to switch between the different inputs
3) (optional) a cheap DAC if your headphones don’t have one.
I use these. They’re powered so you won’t need an amp. Bluetooth is nice too.
I’m not sure I understood everything but since you don’t have the space for 5.1 wouldn’t it be cheaper and easier to simply use bookshelf speakers with and optical input with the optical audio switcher? With 3 optical inputs, you can plug your PC, the Roku and there’s still one free. Those speakers also have 2 analog inputs for 2 more analog devices.
I’m looking into purchasing speakers for my Rega Planar 2 and these Edifier R1280DB speakers 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 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. I believe these do have the Phono Stage pre-amplifier included so I might get these with a little more research.
Noob looking to buy gear
I’ve been looking at a pair of studio monitors. My budget is $200
I am an absolute noob and I haven’t the slightest idea of what wattage and other specifications have any implications on sound quality. I require aux as well as bluetooth compatibility. I will use these mostly for academic listening. The genres that I listen to are classical, jazz, fusion. Please tell me if I should buy this product or provide some alternatives that can suit my requirements.
How about “D, none of the above”?
If I can’t convince you to buy a passive setup instead, then at your price point, buy a set of Edifier R1280DB.
If you don’t have the speakers yet, you could get powered speakers with an optical input and remote control. Probably Edifier.
So as mentioned, this is my first set up so I’ve gone simple and basic. Automatic Turntable, active speakers.
Specifically, we have an LP-120- with all stock parts.
The speakers are fairly cheap edifiers. Having paid a bit more to get an LP-120 over a more basic option, I had to save on the speakers. That’s ok- once I upgrade, these ones will be perfect for my PC.
I will in the near year consider upgrades, but as it stands I am happy with this basic, beginer set up. It’s still miles better in quality then anything I’ve owned before.
Also featured is Death Grips’s Exmilitary. Got it today from a Winchester based trader. My precious baby.
First of all they’re way overpriced, yes at 29.99. they have one driver no tweeters and are pretending to be something they’re not. Logitech speakers are crap and not worth your money. If you spend that much on your setup why not buy some entry-level speakers at least.
These are very recommended for the price. Try r/budgetaudiophile for more advanced info.
Edifier R1280DB Powered Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers – Optical Input – Wireless Studio Monitors – 4 Inch Near Field Speaker – 42w RMS – Wood Grain (Wood) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0719C132V/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_EWNTBb04Q877S