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Creative D80 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker (Black)
The best value in wireless audio
The Creative D80 wireless Bluetooth® speaker is an affordable way to enjoy great-sounding tunes anywhere in your home. Pair it wirelessly with any compatible stereo Bluetooth-enabled device and you get good audio without the mess of wires. It has a built-in power adapter so all you need is a power cord to connect to the mains, making setup easy and fuss-free. Take the compact Creative D80 anywhere - the living room, your study or even the kitchen - and turn up the music. Available in two colors - green and black, choose one to match your taste!
Works with any compatible stereo Bluetooth device
From a range of up to 10 meters from the speaker, wirelessly stream music from any compatible stereo Bluetooth device such as your mobile phone, notebook, iPhone or iPad.
Share your music out loud and clear
With its two powerful 3" drivers and built-in slot port-tube, share the latest hits and dance away.
Pairing is a real cinch with the Creative D80 wireless Bluetooth speaker and you'll be done in just a few steps. You can also use the handy Bluetooth Connect button to toggle between two pre-paired Bluetooth devices.
Small size, big sound
The Creative D80 packs a solid punch despite its compact size. Move it around with ease.
A color to match your taste
Available in green and black, choose one that matches your unique personality.
Versatile connectivity options
The speaker system allows for a wired connection via its AUX-in port for other portable devices, like Creative MP3 players, even while it works seamlessly with compatible stereo Bluetooth devices.
Wireless audio for your computer
Do not panic even if your computer does not have stereo Bluetooth built-in. Give it wireless audio streaming functionalities with the Creative BT-D1 Bluetooth USB transmitter (sold separately). It pairs with the Creative D80 in seconds and also works brilliantly with other Creative wireless speakers.
Wireless transmitter for your iPod
Plug in the Creative BT-D5 Bluetooth transmitter (sold separately) into any 30-pin iPod and instantly stream music wirelessly to the Creative D80 or other Creative wireless speakers!
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199 of 209 found the following review helpful:
Good bluetooth speaker for the priceAug 28, 2011
By L. Kirk
I listened to the Creative D80 bluetooth speaker for several hours using a couple of different sources, and I was generally very pleased with the performance. It pairs easily to bluetooth sources (phone, tablet), has good volume range (although this is not the speaker to choose to blast tunes at a keg party), and reasonable frequency response for the cost. If you are looking for a budget bluetooth speaker, this one is worth considering.
Sounds pretty darn good. No, it's not the equal of a $1000 Danish speaker. But it has very good sound for the money. The midrange is very natural sounding, treble rolls off slightly, lower midrange is boosted, and there is even a surprising bass presence thanks to a port in the rear. (This is a common equalization profile for mass market speakers aimed at the MP3-based market.) The speaker does very well with acoustic music, vocals, classic rock, jazz, etc. It does less well with classical, rap, any kind of heavy metal, or other bass-heavy types of music.
Clean design and finish. Speaker is made of plastic, but at this price point (and even at much greater price points), most things are. Still, the quality level is high.
Connects via bluetooth or stereo patch cord (auxiliary jack). The auxiliary jack is in the front of the speaker, making it easily accessible. So is the bluetooth pairing button.
Remembers pairing for up to 8 devices. If a ninth device is connected, the first one (oldest pairing) is erased.
You have to be near AC power. At this time, the speaker runs on AC only. The power cord is modular, so it is conceivable that some time in the future, Creative may make a vehicle power cord accessory available.
Volume control on front only works when using the bluetooth connection. When using the auxiliary connection, the volume control is inoperative. You have to control the volume on the source device.
Dimensions are about 13"w x 4.5"d x 4.5"h. Weight is about 2.3 lbs.
73 of 76 found the following review helpful:
great speakers , way better than expectedMar 10, 2012
I actually bought 2 of these for somethign like $35 each in late 2011. gave one as a gift. they are a really great product, only reason I even looked into it was I saw some D200s in a store but didnt want to pay $85 . For $35-40 these are honestly nearly as good quality, just the D200s look nicer I suppose since they have a somewhat prettier design with the glossy plastic. that said audio wise, the D80s are great and compared to other systems out there are honestly fairly powerful (say the Z515 or some of those tiny systems like the monster clarity or whatever that cost more).
I do not get the reviews of people complaining that they dont have batteries for this model. they make the D100 for that and i'm glad they gave us an option of paying less for the D80 than the D100 (which is basically the same speaker with 4AA battery option for more $).
60 of 65 found the following review helpful:
Good value, I don't expect perfection for this price.Dec 02, 2011
By R. Blum
The D80 appealed to me for a few reasons:
2. No wall-wart or mid-cord power supply. It has a simple, 2 conductor AC cord which plugs into the back.
3. ON/OFF switch, not a "standby" or soft-start switch. It has a rocker switch on the back that kills the AC. I've had speakers that sit there warming the room even when supposedly OFF.
It has two 3" full-range speakers so the sound is not full nor is it full-range, it lacks bass and highs. No surprise, I expected nothing more at this price.
Paired quickly with my iPhone4.
From OFF it requires a tap on the Bluetooth button to recognize my phone, pairs in about 2 seconds.
Does not remember volume level when powered down, comes back on somewhere in the middle of the range.
Other Bluetooth systems I've had exhibited horrible limiting, compression, or strange response curves. Terribly disappointed with my Griffin BT adapter as it has a weird clamping a few milliseconds after every loud note. The D80 doesn't show any of these effects.
Picking it up and carrying it is a little awkward, it's designed to just sit there. No place on front panel that is OK to grab, hold by top and bottom.
Unobtrusive, simple design. Should look good in any setting. Lighted ring around BT button is green and seems purposefully subdued. Blinks every 2 seconds or so when connected, solid when not.
I got this when it was priced low, wish I'd bought 3.
24 of 30 found the following review helpful:
MehJun 26, 2012
This is ok for the money i suppose but i was not as happy with the volume or bass as i thought i would be so i also ordered the d200 and did some SPL test which i will list so you can get a feel if this is enough for you.
I got almost 10 DB difference @ 1 meter between the 80 and 200 it was going between 7 and 10 DB during play of the same song, the max volume was 103 DB @ 1 meter on the d200 and around 95 DB on the d80, but i think i could have gotten a little more out of both using a cable, it has been my experience bluetooth has a lower volume then direct connect. Anyone who is not aware 10 DB is perceived as almost twice as loud so this is quite a difference. The bass difference is huge compared to the 80, I just have a generic SPL meter "old radio shack" so i cannot separate the different frequencies but after comparing both back to back the d200 is quite a difference, now to be fair the 80 sounds ok its not distorted or anything just in a totally different league.
If your just looking for some easy to moderate listening the d80 is fine, i am not trying to slam the 80 i did gave it 4 star's because for the money it is a sweet little setup i just want to give people a good idea what to expect between the two, im still using the d80 with a laptop
As i said i used a cheap SPL meter which has never been calibrated since i bought it so i just use it for rough estimates although it should be close, but it would be nice if people would use a meter to give people a better idea of the volume instead of subjective opinions
26 of 34 found the following review helpful:
Update - less Mixed results. . Happy camper!Feb 14, 2012
By Amazon Customer
An nice pair of wireless speakers. But now that I've taken delivery of them, I have to admit they aren't exactly what I hoped they would be, so I'm a bit disappointed; though in truth, I haven't decided if I am disappointed enough to return them.
First let's talk about the good:
* Physically smaller than the photos on Amazon.com would indicate. They don't take up much desk or table space. Don't weigh very much, easy to lift.
* Easy to pair with my Droid X2
* No power brick, just a removable cord that plugs into the usual household wall outlet. I'd prefer a non removable cord because it's one less thing to lose.
* 3.5mm input socket so that you can plug in non bluetooth devices into the speakers.
* Sounds pretty good, not great, mind you, but I think they sound pretty good for a wireless speaker system that costs less than $40.00. Mid range tones sound pretty good, the higher tones seem acceptable, but like many cheaper systems the bass tones sound shortened and a tad 'hollow' though not so bad I couldn't listen to them. Good enough I think for causal, noncritical music listening and watching video (more on that in a bit), but not for those who really want/need crisp, clear sound across the entire sound spectrum
Now, lets discuss the things I don't like that much.
* It needs a 3.5mm headphone jack. Wouldn't it be great if you could connect this to your favorite music source and then plug a standard mini-headphone into it so that any set of headphones are effectively wireless?
* The input socket is on the Center FRONT of the cabinet. An ugly and somewhat inconvenient location. The front is OK just not center! Though the side or back would be better for auxiliary input.
* The removable power cord fits a bit loosely. I'm not a fan of removable power cords, especially when there is no place within the device to store the cord when moving it. It seems well designed for losing.
* But my biggest disappointment is that it is really better for music than it is for video. The sound and action of the actor's mouths are just a bit 'off'. It isn't WAY off though, just a bit off. The sound and the actor's lips stop at roughly the same time, but the lip movement is never quite in synch with the words. It isn't so bad that it is annoying, but it is bad enough that it is distracting.
The problem may not lie with this particular set of speakers, I've done some research (after the fact, of course!) and this complaint has been raised about other bluetooth listening devices as well. My suspicions are that the problem lies with Bluetooth technology and isn't something unique to these speakers.
But either way, I was looking forward to a wireless remote video sound set up, but It looks like I'm going to have to continue to rely on cables. I think Amazon and Creative should change their descriptions to clarify that while these are fine for music, they really aren't ideal for watching video. I do listen to music, and this speaker system IS convenient, I might keep them, but my enthusiasm is reduced.
To sum up, if your primary use will be for listening to non critical music or radio, I think you'll be happy, for video, not so much.
2/16/2012 - Update
I need to take back my comments regarding this device's suitablility for video. When I took delivery I tested the video on my Droid X2 There was/is a lag as described above whem my droid was playing a video from Netflix. However, I just took possession of a new i7 based HP Omni quad 220 machine, and the lag, if still there, is not noticeable. I guess a better multitasking platform made a big difference.
I am now quite happy. Happy enough to raise the number of stars in my rating from 3 to 4. Which in my mind means it went from, "It's OK, I don't feel cheated" to the better, "It's more than OK, it offers more value than its price would indicate".
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