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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 22 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.
9 of 11 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.
7 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!
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Yet Another EXCELLENT Product From CreativeOct 23, 2013
By USMC Combat Vet
Well yesterday I see my beloved iPad 4 is already obsolete:-) And now with this set of speakers, my 1 month old Belkin Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater Speaker and Case for iPad 4 with 8-Pin Lightning Connector is now obsolete with it....Which is just fine by me because unlike the Belkin speaker that will ONLY work with my iPad, this works with my phone as well as ALL things Bluetooth. If I get anywhere near the years of use out of these as my ancient Creative speakers from back in my old DOSS and Amiga computer days....well, I may just begin to once again believe in miracles.
When I ordered these I was actually unaware that I could even use them attached by cable for any of our 4 different MP3 players as well. As a result, the hot tub parties now NEVER run out of music or fun, batteries etc since we now simply have unlimited resources to enjoy ourselves. The sound is simply beautiful considering that no sub woofer is really needed given these speakers efficiency. And unlike the Belkin mentioned above, I can separate these speakers for one on each SIDE of the hot tub as opposed to just a couple of inches apart. Plus I get to keep my iPad in a much more protective case as it is often in places putting it at somewhat high risk. I honestly never even imagined how NICE these would sound. Granted, I have a lot of white noise caused by the hot tub but irregardless, the sound quality is really amazing and I suspect they will outlive me at this point given I have an ancient set from this brand that includes a sub woofer that is now 23 years old and sound as good as new!
This set included needed cables for those of you who like myself, also want to use these with MP3 players. They look great, sound BETTER and these honestly deserve a full 5 stars which is extraordinarily rare for me. I am told that as I have gotten older, I am more grumpy & disagreeable, and impossible to please. So, if my old wife is correct, these may actually deserve above 5 stars but I am not allowed to go higher. Trust me, I complain almost non stop about most everything. NOT these. These are a wonderful set of speakers
5 of 7 found the following review helpful:
F-in' Spectacular!!Oct 22, 2013
Straight out the box, these speakers had an amazing, super cool glossy look to them that just fit the decor in my room. I had mainly gotten these speakers because they were bluetooth capable speakers; but once I started to use them and got to hear the amazing, quality output these speakers expel, I was nothing short of being blown away. They're loud, they look great, and they're bluetooth capable - connecting seamlessly to my computer and iPod touch with out the need of extra wiring, allowing me to walk around (granted for so great a radius) with my iPod at hand. I'd DEFINITELY recommend the Creative T-40 to anyone looking for a great pair of speakers for their room or so.
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