While the majority of manufacturers increase their pricing with time, it’s good to see Edifier offering their newer technologies at even lower prices than before. Meet the new R1010BT, a stunningly affordable $99 AUD speaker with a delightful mix of features. Implementing an intriguing dual ceramic cone driver setup and a bookshelf inspired design, the R1010BT sits just below the $150 non-Bluetooth enabled R1280T and in-line with cheaper portable Bluetooth speakers such as the JBL Flip 4. With their modern legacy of great value orientated offerings, let’s see how Edifier’s newest budget speaker performs.
I would like to thank Edifier very much for their quick communication and for providing me with the R1010BT on loan for the purpose of review. All words are my own and there is no monetary incentive for a positive review. Despite receiving the speakers free of cost, I will attempt to be as objective as possible in my evaluation.
The R1010BT’s unboxing assumes a more basic presentation than past Edifier speakers with a basic cardboard box covered in vectors and basic specs. It is also a simple beast with fewer accessories than most; the R1010BT comes packaged with an RCA to 3.5mm cable, RCA to female 3.5mm cable and a basic interconnect. It has no remote, optical or other inputs but supports Bluetooth streaming from a smart device. It’s a simple setup that gets the job done if not much else and Edifier do provide enough cables to take advantage of both of the R1010BT’s wired inputs.
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