When portable speakers started dominating the audio category, traditional and bulky multimedia speakers followed suit with Bluetooth-capability injected to them. We had the chance to have a closer look and listen to one of their kind: the Edifier R1800BT bookshelf speaker.
The R1800BT comes with a 19mm silk dome tweeter for its treble unit and a 4-inch bass unit. Out of the box, the Edifier R1800BT comes in a box design with a glossy surface. Clothed in an allblack frame, it espouses a minimalist, premium look, which makes it appropriate to be seated next to stylish furniture pieces.
It also has a loaded package with dual RCA to dual RCA audio cable, 3.5mm to dual RCA audio connecting cable, and a speaker connecting cable along with its tiny remote control, a cleaning cloth, and a booklet for quick installation guide.
Situated at the back of its active speaker are the usual controls for volume, bass, and treble, as well as audio input ports and its power switch, while on the front is an indicator light. It also comes with a removable soft speaker grille that protects the insides of the Edifier R1800BT from dirt and dust.
We were able to play a number of our favorite tunes on the speakers via Bluetooth and its 3.5mm jack. Pairing our devices to the Edifier R1800BT is a seamless task, which we did either by pressing the Bluetooth on the remote or the volume dial found at the back.
In terms of overall audio performance, the Edifier R1800BT made a good impression by generating clear and balanced tunes with sharp treble and punchy bass without overwhelming the vocals.