Edifier 1280T vs 1280TS – Indepth Comparison

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Never got a chance to know what makes the Edifier R1280T different from Edifier R1280Ts? Well, in my view it’s certainly not the “s”.  One of these two options can be an upgraded version of the previous version. Or even if an already existing speaker is not improved, one of them would surely be expensive and better performing.

Got even more confused? Allow me to introduce you to Edifier R1280T and Edifier R1280Ts and compare them to find out the difference.

Edifier R1280T

Edifier R1280T is the hottest selling Edifier speaker. This speaker won our hearts with amazing sound, user-friendly design, and the most economical price. It is believed to be a perfect speaker for brand-conscious music lovers with budget issues.

Edifier R1280T
Edifier R1280T closer view
9.4/10 Customer Score

Best Features:

  • 2 x AUX INPUT

Edifier R1280TS

Edifier is one of the few Edifier’s creations that didn’t get as much attention as it deserved. However, this forgiving option is just as rich, clear, and punchy as the other Edifier speakers. If you are looking for a home speaker, the Edifier R1280Ts is also a fine option.

Edifier R1280TS
Edifier R1280TS closer view
9.5/10 Customer Score

Best Features:


Comparison Edifier R1280T Vs Edifier R1280TS

The first visible difference between the two options lies in the name. Actually the main difference between Edifier R1280T and R1280TS is of sound quality and connectivity. Let’s find out what else makes the speakers different and which one is the better option;


What’s necessary to communicate first is that the Edifier R1280T and Edifier R1280Ts are both 2.0 stereo active bookshelf speakers. The stereo active speakers are the speakers that combine all the components of the stereo system(traditional stereo system) into one pair of speakers.

Whether it’s Edifier R1280T or Edifier R1280Ts, both are designed and manufactured to fulfil the same needs. Frankly, that’s what makes the two options highly comparative.


I must admit here that even though the competition is pretty high in the market, still most companies are not working on the designs. That’s the major reason why we get to see the same old black speakers everywhere around. The Edifier R1280T and R1280Ts are, however, different cases.

Appreciate me or not, appearance matters to me. Therefore whether it’s speakers or not, I do not compromise on the looks. To be very honest, the first thing that captured my attention and convinced me to try out these two speakers was the ” sleek and stylish design”. However, they appear more or less the same.  If both of the speakers are placed together, you have to observe pretty keenly to find out the difference. There are some solid chances that you would not find any noticeable difference.

Both Edifier 1280T and Edifier 1280Ts come in yellowish-brown and black colours. The front and back of both Edifier R1280T and R1280Ts speakers are black whereas, the sides give a unique yellow-grain look. The remote controllers are the only part of these speakers that do not look identical at all. As stated above, the rest is just more or less the same.

Sound Quality

The design of the Edifier R1280T and R1280Ts might be the same but the quality of the sound is not. Upon playing and comparing the two Edifier speakers, the Edifier R1280Ts produces a strong bass and an impactful sound. Contrarily, the Edifier R1280T has a studio-quality sound; a sound with rich lows and bright clear highs. In other words, both Edifier R1280T and Edifier R1280Ts have decent sound. If you want your speakers to have natural sound, Edifier R1280T is a great choice. Otherwise, for an impressive impactful sound, Edifier R1280Ts can be chosen. Since I prefer speakers with stronger bass, Edifier R1280Ts rule my heart.


The Edifier R1280T and Edifier R1280Ts are the handiest speakers Edifier has ever invented. Their control knobs are placed at the side of the speakers and both of the speakers allow music lovers to adjust volume, bass, and treble according to their needs. What I found more convincing about Edifier R1280T and Edifier R1280Ts is that they come with remote control as well. You can adjust the volume, bass, and treble by the knobs or using a remote control, whichever is feasible for you. Since both of the speakers are equally easy to control, I can not call any speaker superior simply by judging the control.


My curious nature made me connect and experiment with Edifier R1280T and Edifier R1280Ts with different devices. After loads of failed and successful experiments, I concluded that the Edifier R1280T is highly suitable for computers whereas the R1280Ts comparatively go well with computers, smartphones, and tablets.


Even though most of the features of the Edifier R1280T and R1280Ts are the same. However, still, the R1280Ts are a bit expensive. It is about $139.99 however, the manufacturer has now been selling it at $119. Whereas the other option was listed to be sold at $117, sadly no discount has been given on Edifier R1280T. Since the Edifier R1280T and R1280Ts are quality speakers, they are being sold at a fair price.

Other Differences Between Edifier 1280T vs 1280TS

DetailsEdifier R1280TEdifier R1280Ts
Connectivity TechnologyRCA, AuxiliaryRCA, Bluetooth, Auxiliary
Total Power Output21Wx2R/L:21W+21W RMS
Speaker Configuration2-way2-way
Amplifier ratingN/AN/A
UseMaximize sound in a small to medium-sized space: homeMaximize sound in a small to medium-sized space: home

Edifier 1280T

Edifier 1280TS

So, Edifier R1280T or Edifier R1280Ts?

The only noticeable difference between the two is the sound quality, connectivity technology, and price. None of the options is disappointing, if you prefer a studio-quality sound, Edifier R1280T. However, if you are fond of stronger bass, the other Edifier R1280Ts. Other than that, both speakers are equally durable, handy, and worthy of your consideration. The main difference lies in the sound quality and connectivity. 

Matt K. Brooks

Matt K. Brooks

Welcome to this blog of matt. This is a place where I share my knowledge about speakers and all their features. Here you will find information about various types and styles of speakers as well as tips for choosing the right set for you. I also share reviews and information about some of the best speakers currently available on the market. I would be glad if my blog could help others make informed decisions when buying new speakers.

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