Edifier R980T 4″ Active Bookshelf Speakers – 2.0 Computer Speaker – Powered Studio Monitor (Pair)

Enhanced Bass and Wooden Accent

The R980T stereo speakers offer a sound that is full of presence and depth. Designed for enhanced bass the R980T bookshelf speaker system is calibrated with a flared bass reflex port. Resulting in rich detailed sound that will take your breath away. This flared bass reflex port is encased in a 100% medium-density fiberboard wooden enclosure. The wooden accent encompassing the full package of the R980T compliment both a home and office setting.

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TOTAL POWER OUTPUT: RMS 12W × 2 R/L: 21W+21W RMS RMS 15W×2 + 18W×2 RMS 24W × 2 + 36 W × 2 RMS 25W × 2 + 35W × 2
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO: ≥85dBA ≥85dBA ≥85dBA ≥85dBA ≥85dBA
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 70 HZ-20 kHz +/-9db 75Hz ~ 18kHz +/-9db 60Hz ~ 20kHz +/-6db 55Hz-20KHz(±3db) 48Hz~20KHz (±4dB)
INPUT SENSITIVITY: PC: 700±50mV AUX: 550±50mV (THD+N=1%) PC: 700±50mV AUX: 550±50mV PC:700±50mV, AUX:550±50mV Line in1: 800 mV ± 50 mV Line in2: 600 mV ± 50 mV OPT: 500 mFFs ± 50 mFFs PC: 900 ± 50mV | AUX: 700 ± 50mV OPT, COX: 350 mFFs ± 50 mFFs
INPUT TYPE: RCA x2 RCA x2 RCA x2 RCA x2, Bluetooth, Optical, Coaxial RCA x2, Bluetooth, Optical, Coaxial
BASS DRIVER: 4 inch (116mm) 4 inch (116mm) 4 inch (116mm) 5″ alloy 5.5 inch
TREBLE DRIVER: Φ13 mm silk dome Φ13 mm silk dome Φ19 mm silk dome Φ25mm Ru-Fe-B silk dome 1 inch
DIMENSONS [PER SPEAKER]: 5.5in x 8.9in x 7.75in 5.75in x 9.5in x 7in (WxHxD) 6in x 8in x 9.75in 9.5in x 11.25in x 7.5in 7.9in x 11.5in x 13.3in
ACTIVE/PASSIVE: Active Active Active Active Active

Dimensions: 42.7 x 28.8 x 18.2 cm; 4.24 Kilograms
Model: 6923520265152_SML
Manufacture: Edifier

60 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I would recommend these speakers to anyone who doesn’t want to spend lots of money on speakers as these are very good quality speakers for the price.

  2. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    Purchased to widen stereo spread & the stereo frequency response as C2000 only has 1 speake

  3. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    bought this for my turntable (audio technica lp60x) and it’s amazing! the vocals are clear, the sound quality and bass is really good!
    with movies/videos the volume has to be turned up higher than with music but its still so much better than laptop/tv speakers! with games its really immersive too!

  4. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    These speakers are excellent, great clarity all through the range, they can get very loud without distortion.

  5. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    For a small speaker it sounds great. What inlike the most is you can plug it into 2 devices eg pc and dj controller. Very happy 🙂

  6. Aaron Smith says:

     United Kingdom

    Use these for pc and gaming great sound can’t fault then for the price

  7. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersVery happy with this purchase. Bought these speakers for my recently acquired record player and I am over the moon with how good they are.

    The frequency response is spectacular and the audio produced from them sounds authentic. As an audiophile and sound Technican by trade, I cannot believe how good these speakers are for 70!

    Different genres are sound perfect. I’ve tried Rock, House, and acoustic guitar.

    Thanks to the dual input I have been able to plug my TV into them as well, so I can seemlessly switch between record player and my chromecast and PS4. (re positioned speakers away from record player due to vibration interference)

    I would highly recommend these speakers to anyone looking for home listening and use. I’ve read some reviews which say these speakers are on par with their studio monitors, but I wouldn’t use these for audio production purposes.

    Better than expected

  8. DarlaMitchell says:

     United Kingdom

    Build quality is great and the sound is impressive for the price.

  9. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I have used these for my record player, they were easy to set up. Smart in appearance, easy to use and decent bass + general sound quality. Definitely worth the money

  10. ChaunceyWoolcoc says:

     United Kingdom

    Sound quality good for the price. A step up from the cheap plastic ones.

  11. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    heese speakers rock and be warned their loud i.m shocked at how loud they are and the quality of sound well worth the money their rock i

  12. ChantalPelletie says:

     United Kingdom

    Having dropped my Audio Technica speakers – devastating, I started research to find compatible ones. Recommended for the Audio Technica LP60 Bk were these – Edifier 980T – especially as I wanted bookshelf ones, though these are much larger than my original ones. I am no technician but was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to connect these to my stereo. No issues with the on/off switch at the back. Then I turned the system on and was delighted with the sound. One happy bunny who would recommend these!

  13. BrendanZ71 says:

     United Kingdom

    I love those speakers ! The sound is wonderful compared to my old ones. It’s like when I’m watching a movie sometimes I feel like I’m on movie theatre.They work well and great value for the money.

    Great value for the money

  14. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersBought this product as an upgrade for my ION record player that had an integrated speaker which was a bit tinny.

    These speakers provide much better sound quality and the volume is more than enough for home use. Has enough volume for the neighbours to listen too! The EQ on the speakers is limited to bass and volume but these are responsive and allow you to tweak based on your listening preferences. I listen to hard rock and metal and these hold up really well.

    Arrived quickly and was easy to set up. Very much a case of plug in and go!

  15. Frenalyn Untalan says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our Usersused these with my Audio Technica LP60USB and am extremely happy, both speakers are great quality and really easy to use.

  16. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I bought a record player with built in speakers but this was to magnify the sound.

  17. ReinaldHaszler says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 4 From Our UsersWell that was a real surprise after buying and testing 3 different makes of speakers for my computer and also USB Sound Cards and still having not that good Audio from my Computer, i then bought these and my sound is great now, also sounds amazing with just my onboard sound (ASUS SupremeFX).

    So spent a lot of money on speakers and USB Sound Cards for nothing, all i needed was some good Speakers, but that is where the problem lies, it’s hard to know which speakers are good when buying online, and reading reviews from others are not always going to have the same audio taste as yourself.

    These budget Bookcase Speakers are really good with excellent sound quality for Music/Videos/Movies/Games, the only fault (or dislike) is the Volume/Bass knobs on the back of the Speaker.

  18. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    The sound is excellent for small, inexpensive speakers. The built-in amplifier in these active speakers is pretty good. The controls are in the back making them less accessible but once set up you may not need to touch them again. They have improved the output from my computer and are small enough to sit on my desk unobtrusively. They are well built and look good.

  19. TracieI54f says:

     United Kingdom

    Absolute bargain, only thing is that its difficult to turn the bass up sometimes as u need to get behind one of the speakers, however u can just keep it at one setting as I have.

  20. AlissaEubanks says:

     United Kingdom

    Hooked up in 5 minutes. They connected to my record player really easily. The sound quality out of them is amazing. Great value for money and they look really nice.

  21. MollyZimmer says:

     United Kingdom

    Well made and good to look at but too bassy for my hearing. There’s no control for adding a bit of treble. But on the whole ‘good value for money’

  22. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    These were good value and a real upgrade from beginner level speakers. I really enjoy using them as part of my desk setup.

    Great for when you are ready to take a step up from beginner level speakers

  23. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Simple appearance and easy to set up. Seems well put together and sound quality is as good as the 2.1 system I had previously. Also nice to have 2 auxiliary Jack’s and a volume control on the back out of sight.

  24. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Very surprised with how warm and rounded the bass is on these. Really rich sound. Middle and top could be slightly clearer, but overall very pleased with them. Great value for money.

  25. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Yes, really ramp up the volume with these easy to install and great quaity

  26. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    great sound quality if you can ignore the feint hum when no sound is playing

  27. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    These are nice little speakers and for what I use them for (turntable in 13×13′ ft room) they are ample volume wise. I have dedicated studio monitors elsewhere and these aren’t quite as defined or loud but not bad for the price and what I need them for. Look nice too.

  28. Emma says:

     United Kingdom

    Great speakers. Unreal sound quality and adjustable bass. Wooden finish tops it off. Excellent product.

  29. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Great sound quality. Much better off stretching your budget to these over equivalent products from ‘big brands’ the quality is waaay better!

  30. Ann Marie Gardner says:

     United Kingdom

    Got these to compliment my wifes old record deck, nice & easy to connect, simple volume control (I used a basic pre-amp to help with the link between deck & speakers), good sound & compact.

  31. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    WOW i did a read up on these and looked promising so i thought it’s a must and i will say oh WOW these work great for my PC and the sound out of these are amazing, well happy 😀 Highly recommend this product Edifier R980T

  32. PhillisMackay says:

     United Kingdom

    Nice speakers, no remote, great value for money and quick delivery

  33. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I took a risk by buying speakers without a sub woofer to replace my old broken ones. I use these for my gaming PC, which I also listen to music on frequently. I’ve given 4 stars as the sound is good for the price but the bass is a fair bit quieter than I’m used to with my old similarly priced speakers with a sub woofer. It would be unfair of me to rate these speakers poorly on that basis as I knew they were unlikely to be too bassey but was still a little disappointed with the result. Overall the sound quality is very clear. I’d say if you’re looking for a decent set of speakers and don’t have the room for a sub, or aren’t too concerned about having heavy bass these are a good option. I really like the design and they look good on my desk. If you listen to heavier music and like to have the bass cranked up (and have space) I’d recommend looking elsewhere, even though these do an admirable job with the bass considering.

  34. Sophie Slim says:

     United Kingdom

    Probably the best sound you can get for 60 pounds. Really happy with this purchase and would totally recommend.

  35. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 3 From Our UsersVery well constructed speakers and easy to set up. There is a Bass control (but the bass seemed to be correct at its centre). Could have done with a control for the Top (treble) as well as, to my ears, the speakers lacked brightness at that end of the audio spectrum. No Remote Control. I have them permanently plugged to the TRRS socket of my laptop computer which works fine except that, when I switch power on to the 4-way (simultaneously feeding the speakers and laptop), the speakers give out a loud hum until the laptop is switched on and their input is correctly terminated by the computer audio out, when they are silent (until audio sent from the computer). [Tried a TRRS > TRS converter but this mutes the right channel.]

  36. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    The sound is great but it came with a couple of small cosmetic issues which are not enough to justify the effort of a return, but are frustrating.

  37. SusannaDunrossi says:

     United Kingdom

    For the money this a 5 star product. I highly doubt you’ll find better value. Packs a great punch for the size too. Easy to assemble and looks nice, too.
    Obviously I’m not saying there aren’t better on the market but for the price these are an absolute steal.
    Highly recommended.

  38. JasmineCooke says:

     United Kingdom

    I got these as a cheaper option for my record player and have to say, they’re fantastic for the price! Perfect size, sound great, and you’re also provided with a AUX input so you can jack in your phone and listen to Spotify.

    Great speakers for a great price!

  39. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Pretty good value for money. Only kind of issues I’ve had with them are at the higher volumes, if the track I’m listening to has A lot of bass it starts to over power all of the higher frequencies. I use them with a pc so I can make them go pretty loud with is probably why they do this. Great buy all together though.

  40. Sandy says:

     United Kingdom

    Nice sound , but doesnt have a remote control , no treble adjustment either , only volume and bass
    very strange

    Theres no light on the back to glow at night to let you know if you have left them on . So you have to check manualy
    apart from that, they are nice speakers

  41. Lonnie6898 says:

     United Kingdom

    Bought for my fiance who is a musician because his old system ceased working, he is delighted with these

  42. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Good value. Sound decent for their size and price. Adjustable bass level is handy. Treble and clarity is ok. Not hi-fi or studio monitor level, still a bit better than a soundbar for music. Not bad with speech although lacking warmth with male voices. Nicely made.

  43. JeanaHennings says:

     United Kingdom

    They’re very very good speakers for the money, on full base I think the speakers are perfect for listening to music quietly, but the base is a little disappointing in the higher volumes. You won’t be blown away by the sound quality or the base of these speakers but they are really really good for the price.

    Very good speakers

  44. JarredBuckland says:

     United Kingdom

    I bought these recently, after reading a few reviews,to replace a set of 2.1 speakers on my partner’s PC and I am very impressed.

    Awesome little speakers. Perfect if you need some decent sound from your PC but don’t have a lot of space or want to spend a lot of money.

    Great high and mid response, but not bad low down either for all the size of the drivers. Plenty of power from the built-in amp to get good volume at good quality from them too.

    Definitely recommend them.

  45. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    These replaced a set of speakers bought with a desktop in 1996. They were used plugged into the Headphone socket of 4K TV.The speakers had been much better than “sound bars” but were a bit deficient at the higher frequencies. The Edifier speakers were another generation better all round used the same way.

  46. tooFab Staff says:

     United Kingdom

    These speakers surprised me, in the most pleasant way. For the money I wasn’t expecting a lot, but boy do they deliver! Really packing a punch through the midrange, nice crisp high end and fairly chunky bass, yet not overpowering. The speakers cope with all the music I’ve thrown at them so far. Especially from a good quality digital source. Really well made and delightfully round-sounding little speakers. All in all, quite a gem and well worth 60 of anyone’s money!

  47. JonasHeath says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 4 From Our UsersI had finally lost patience with my computer speakers because the computer audio was much better than the speakers could manage.

    I have a pair of 6″ studio monitors which I can switch to in place of the computer speakers and these little speakers are almost as revealing as the monitors. The bass is of good quality and sounds like the instrument it is supposed to be whether bass guitar or string bass. The frequency response seems even and wide without any band being emphasised or lost.The quality and clarity is maintained up to quite high volumes bearing in mind the tiny size of these speakers.

    Please note, I gave the remote control five stars, but this model does not have remote control or Bluetooth.

  48. Ben Rogerson says:

     United Kingdom

    Excellent little speakers.
    Can’t fault em.
    The review asked about remote control quality… it doesn’t have a remote.

  49. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Great quality speakers bought for pc use. Look fantastic quality and sound far better than price suggests.

    Quality pc speakers

  50. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Received them very quickly. The quality is amazing for the price, they look sleek and it was very easy to connect them!

  51. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 15 From Our UsersI use my PC for work, gaming and online entertainment and have made do with basic Logitech speakers for most of my life. After my speakers started to fail, I decided to invest in something more advanced, but also cost effective and easy to use.

    I’m no audiophile and was not looking for a complicated setup. These Edifier speakers are exactly what I need. They’re stylish and look good perched next to books on my desk. The sound quality, from my point of view, is great and is a tremendous difference from what I’m used to.

    If you’re looking for decent speakers for your PC or living room and but don’t require a complicated sound system, then this will do fine.

  52. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Lovely compact speakers, easy to setup on any TV or PC monitor, has adjustable bass and volume knobs on the back of the powered speaker, play with the bass a little as it can get quite heavy with dialogue in movies etc and drown it out. Overall I am happy with these and might get a 2nd set for extra usage for surround sound.

  53. MindyChappel says:

     United Kingdom

    Excellent small speakers, good value for money, would recommend to others

  54. WillisFreehill says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 4 From Our UsersEasy to set up with my record deck sound can be rather loud but hey if your worried about the neighbours plug your headphones in!! They are neat and sit perfectly at either end of my fireplace. Love them!!

  55. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 6 From Our UsersI have these since a while now and I am quite pleased with the performances and they also look nice on my desk.
    For the size and money they have a good quality of sound and they are quite powerful. Obviously you can get better sound for much more money, but this was a very good deal in my opinion.

    The only issue is the fact that there isn’t a remote control and the controllers are in the back, hence it is a bit annoying to tweak the volume quickly when by instance you are browsing the internet and every video has a different level of sound and sometimes it kicks too loud.. Because of this I have to keep them always at minimum level and then eventually raise the volume when I can’t hear properly…

  56. Marie Claire says:

     United Kingdom

    Great set of speakers. Work well with my Turntable and produce excellent sound. Great item for the price.

  57. LiliaYirawala says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersHave got Edifier speakers on my pc and they are brilliant and the service from Edifier is 2nd to none, so this was an easy purchase. I wanted the speakers to link in to a stand alone record player and these speakers transform the sound by miles! The overall sound is good and well balanced without any bad overtones.
    These have confirmed my favouritism for Edifier – get them and you will not be disappointed.
    Also good for playing music from your mobile.

  58. HeribertoWing says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 8 From Our Users10/10 love them. Was going to go for the z333. But much preferred in terms of overall style. And definitely do not regret it!
    Although the packaging was all ripped up but the speakera where fine.

    Build quality 10/10
    Sound 10/10
    Everything 10/10

    Amazing 10/10!

  59. Karen says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersI bought these speakers for my new turntable and as i didnt want to break the bank on them. It’s safe to say that I wasnt disappointed, good quality sound, easy to set up and pack a punch.

  60. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 30 From Our UsersGood quality sound from these speakers at a budget price I have connected these to my Audio Technica AT LP60 turntable and they seem to be compatible with it makes my records sound great.
    Highly recommended.