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Creative T30 Bluetooth Wireless 2.0 Speaker System
If your device has Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities, simply tap it on the speakers' NFC receptor for easy, fuss-free pairing!
Stream audio wirelessly from any compatible stereo Bluetooth smart device1 to the speakers from a range of up to 10 meters.
With the speakers' support for the aptX audio codec, you are set to enjoy high-resolution wireless Bluetooth audio that sounds as good as audio via a wired connection.
Creative T30 Wireless features a 2-Driver Design – the custom-made silk dome tweeters give you silky smooth highs, while the woven glass-fibre cone drivers deliver natural and accurate full-bodied midrange. They work in tandem to produce an excellent dynamic response.
With the built-in BasXPort™ technology, each speaker is integrated with a large port tube to channel sound waves from the inner chamber of the satellite to the soundstage, giving you high-output bass.
Creative T30 Wireless features an integrated line-in jack for connection to other analog audio devices, and a dedicated headphones jack for private listening. An RCA-to-3.5mm adapter is also included, giving you more connectivity options.
Looking sleek in its glossy black piano finishing with contrasting yellow-rimmed drivers and silver-colored detailing, the Creative T30 Wireless is the perfect addition to any room.
The speakers are also designed for maximum convenience – controls such as power, volume, bass and treble adjustments are all conveniently located on the front panel for easy access.
Each of the speaker's face panel is tilted at a 10° angle for optimal audio projection directly at the listener.
1 Bluetooth A2DP-compliant devices.
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19 of 20 found the following review helpful:
Not bad, for the priceOct 30, 2013
By Phil in MIdland
I find speaker reviews and headphone/earphone reviews on Amazon to be difficult to decipher. Especially the ones that mention 'I am not an audiophile, but...' You wonder what standards people have for 'good sound'. Well, I am an audiophile of sorts and have spent many years listening to all sorts of gear. I like to find a good value in speakers, and for the price, this may be one.
Unboxing and setup
The speakers are well-packaged and very easy to set up. I tested them in Blue Tooth mode mostly, but you can hardwire them using the RCA phono plugs or a mini phone plug to your computer. The right speaker contains the amplifier and connects by wire to the left one. You only can have about 6 feet of separation between the two. For a desktop setup, this is adequate. You push the power button on the right speaker and it lights. You then push the Bluetooth pairing button and hold it until a female voice announces that it is waiting to be paired. On my Mac, I went to the Bluetooth menu and selected Connect. 'Creative T30 Wireless' appears in the menu. Just select it and you're done. No codes are necessary. It was so easy to do. I was impressed. I have yet to open the manual.
Here things start to get subjective. For comparison, I first compared them to the Jawbone, which is twice the price, only one speaker, portable, and smaller. I have really liked the sound of the Jawbone over the past few years. However, I realize it is bass deficient and lacks some punch. And, the Jawbones are battery-operated which is nice for portability, but a pain when they need to be recharged.
The T30's are much larger than the Jawbone, and there are two of them. So you can get true stereo from this system. They were a revelation compared to the sound of the Jawbone. The treble (highs) were a bit bright for me, but you can tweak the treble control to your taste. Same with the bass, which was adequate for a speaker this size. It surely beats the Jawbone's bass. I noticed that the speakers have bass ports on the top. Also the woofers are positioned above the tweeters which I found unusual, since on most speakers they are placed near the bottom, where they can interact with the surface to increase the bass output. The bass is fine, and not boomy. If you are a 'bass head', these are not for you, 'tho I would be surprised if any speaker this size would satisfy you.
Back to the highs; I found that turning the treble control down a natch helped it. It still sounds 'brassy', but not harsh. The volume really pumps out the sound when turned up. I was impressed with the loudness of the units. I found female vocals to be compressed a bit and sound a little harsh when compared to a high end speaker. For my high end comparison I used my Audioengine 5+ desktop speakers which cost about 4 times more than the T30's. Of course the Audioengine speakers were smoother, more open. They also had much better imaging, which means you could hear the placement of instruments and vocals within the soundstage. On the T30's, the sound sort of smeared between the speakers, but it really isn't apparent if you didn't have a comparison. The only fault I could find on the T30's was a slight sputtering when starting a listening session. This could be a Bluetooth issue. But once they started playing the stuttering seemed to disappear.
I could listen to the T30's for hours without getting tired or weary from any coloration in the speakers. They were actually quite good when sitting on the desktop at ear level. We are going to use these on my spouse's desk where she can enjoy her music from them. I'm giving these speakers 5 stars for their value. This is very good sound for not much money in a well-designed speaker.
8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Great Speakers, Annoying Power Save ModeNov 03, 2013
By Jenna of the Jungle
Like all the other reviewers have said thus far, these speakers are really excellent. The sound is top notch, and I love that the controls are readily available for bass and treble adjustment. The power button lights up blue, and the speakers look sleek.
It has a built-in power save mode that forces the speakers to power off if they haven't detected any sound in 15 minutes. I use my computer throughout the day all day, nearly every day. I'm often typing or doing something non-sound-related, only to then want to click on a news report or YouTube video and realize that my speakers are off again. Having to press the power back on my speakers multiple times a day is driving me crazy.
8 of 9 found the following review helpful:
Monster Sound & Posh AppearanceOct 22, 2013
By Martin A Hogan
"Marty From SF"
I had a set of Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speakers that were phenomenal until I received these Creative Speakers. These are nothing shorter than brilliant in sound quality and that's without the use of a subwoofer. First the look is sleek. The front and back of the units are glossy while the sides area flat black, making them look great anywhere. They are angled slightly up at about an 85-degree to lift the music projection.
The entire range of music from my iPhone4S is startling clear. The highs are crisp, the mid-range is punchy and the bass is clean and strong. Even when I set my iPhone volume and the speakers to the maximum volume, there was no distortion and the sound was loud!
These speakers have the great advantage of not just giving the typical volume control, but control over the bass and treble as well. Not many speakers allow this in this range and it does make a difference when you are adapting your sound to your room or computer station.
Pairing was as easy as turning on my phone's Bluetooth and pressing the speaker Bluetooth button for three seconds (NFC-enabled). Within one minute they were paired. A voice comes on and says, "Pairing Mode. Waiting For The Device To Connect". There is also a nice headphone outlet (3.5 mm; typical) and the option of connecting the speakers up to your computer's sound output. All the cables and adapters are enclosed.
If you are on Bluetooth and a call comes over the phone, the music slowly/quickly fades out and you can pick up the call. There's nothing like talking through your phone and speakers (although it can be loud).
You can check out the construction of the speakers above on the main page. The look is great and the sound is truly the best I have heard on a system this size. I don't even feel like I'll ever need a subwoofer with this system. Creative did a great job with this system!
6 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Decent sound, but not good enough for the priceNov 17, 2013
By Steward Willons
Creative has been in the computer sound business for a long time and they know how to design a decent pair of speakers. A few things should be noted right off the bat: These are *computer speakers* and as such you should not expect some sort of amazing, hi-fidelity listening experience. They are a few steps up from whatever junky speakers come bundled with your computer, but they aren't the same as full-sized, conventional stereo speakers and they're not going to give you a huge, full-range sound. However, the sound they do produce is actually bigger than you might expect.
The T30s are near field monitors, which means that they're meant to be listened to while seated close to them. That's when they're at their best. The sound is plenty loud and the bass appears fuller than the tiny woofer size would suggest. The loudness and the apparent bass extension are the two things the T30s have going for them.
The downside is the treble. Yes, the product description promises 'silky smooth highs,' but the silk dome tweeters are a bit underwhelming. They sound somewhat muffled and lack the sort of crystalline distinction that one might hope for. The sound is not harsh or unpleasing, but it's also not incredibly detailed. Maybe I'm being a bit hard on these $130 speakers, but the price is not insignificant and I would want something better if these were going to be my main computer speakers.
The bluetooth functionality is what you would expecting. Pairing is pretty easy and the range is standard for bluetooth. I'm not a fan of bluetooth because it doesn't stream smoothly a lot of the time, so I don't care much about this feature. If you love bluetooth, then you might like having it built into the speaker system.
As computer speakers go, the T30s are fine. They're not stellar, they're not terrible. You'll get a louder, more full-range sound from a sub-satellite combo, but you'll also pay a bit more. Perhaps that is my problem with these speakers. They're too close in price to the next level up, like the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 ($140). I suppose that you're paying extra for the Bluetooth features, but as someone who values sound over connectivity options, it's not worth it to me.
For me, sound quality is paramount, but I understand that some listeners have a limited amount of space available and cannot accommodate a large subwoofer. In this case, the T30s are about as good as anything. The only comparable system in terms of price is the Bose Companion 2 series. Bose speakers tend to sound really bright with highs that I consider to be unnatural. They're a great choice if you're an older listener who has some naturally-occuring hearing loss in the upper frequencies. Other than the Bluetooth features of the T30, a lot of the sound comes down to the treble. The Bose Companion 2s may be a bit shrill if you're a younger listener, and the T30s may sound dull if you're an older listener. Either way, you're making some big sonic concessions going with a 2.0 setup, but again, if space is an issue, the T30s are probably an adequate compromise.
The bottom line is that the T30s are decent, but a little too pricey for the sound quality. It's a little better than mediocre, but for $130, I would expect more. The bass is punchy, but not as deep as you'd get with a subwoofer. The treble is bland. These do play loud, but loudness is only one part of the equation. Before buying these, I highly recommend checking out the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1s or even some sub-$100 options.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
I really LOVE these speakersOct 21, 2013
By L. Gildart
My son, husband, and I are all fans of Creative's audio products. We have two pairs of their wired speakers, and my husband's first audio player was a Zen Nomad that is still going strong and sounding great. My issue with the wired computer speakers has lways been about the hassle involved with the words themselves, never about the sound. So I was psyched to try these, but I thought the sound might be not as good or the set up might be problematic.
So far, the set up has been troublefreee - they paired right up with my MacBook Pro, and they sound amazing. Every bit as good as my wired Creatives - almost indistinguishable from my fancy, much more expensive speakers as well. The high end is maybe a touch less shiny than what I get from my Soundsticks, and the low end is almost as good, even though there is no subwoofer. There are, however, dedicated tweeters and a drivers.
In addition to connecting via Bluetooth, there is a mini jack input. Also, there is a headphone jack for when you don't want to share what you are listening. Five stars.
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