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Creative T4 Bluetooth Wireless 2.1 Speaker System (Black)
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8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Suffer having to turn it on every 10 minsDec 31, 2013
This is a system more for convenience than sound. I still prefer Logitech or Klipsch 2.1 THX for sound. But they both lack bluetooth. Enter Creative.
It's simple to pair a BT device with this system and basically have instant 2.1. The sound is ok. I could tell a difference (from my older logitech 2300 ) but my wife could not. It's subjective. If you haven't had better, you won't know it. And that applies for many. Just as many have no problems with low res screens.
Again, you're getting convenience and ability for people with multiple devices (like a mix of android and iOS) to easily pair up. In such an environment, this could be worthwhile.
Update: This auto shutoff after 10 mins just gets old. I'm constantly having to turn it on. The volume knob is just stupid. You can't power it on without messing with volume either. For the price, I can't recommend this.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Good sound, Bluetooth ConnectivityJan 08, 2014
There really isn't a huge choice available if you want this particular configuration in a Bluetooth 2.1 speaker system. There are several off brands which offer Bluetooth for the subwoofer and two tiny separate speakers setup. These are around generally the hundred dollar price point and it's a gamble to get one of these if you are somewhat choosey about the sound quality you listen to.
If you want better sound quality, Bluetooth connectivity and a 2.1 speaker system for your tunes on iPhone, iPad or other devices or laptops, this is the one to get. Take your portable device anywhere within about twenty feet and connect to your Creative 2.1 speaker system. This really has no competition in its category.
I particularly like the subwoofer in this set. It delivers a mellow rich bass which belies the small size and small price. The side speakers are tiny, as they are in most similar 2.1 sets, but that doesn't correlate with weak sound delivery. They sound very good.
I have had for several years a Bose 2.1 system like this which is not Bluetooth.
I love the sound from it. And I can't say that this compares favorably to that one. The speakers are the same size but the Bose has a audiophile quality sound, but that cost more and is wired to my desktop computer. It's not suitable for my tablets, iPod or other mobile devices the way this one is.
This isn't in that league sound-wise and yet it's not bad. For the price and the fact that it's Bluetooth it is very good. And it's a definite improvement if you have been used to listening to your tunes over a tiny speaker. It sounds good. For the price, and the fact that it really doesn't have much competition in the price range for a Bluetooth system of this configuration, it's great.
Obviously this isn't meant to be portable. If you want a portable Bluetooth speaker there are hundreds available.
I can't find anything at all to complain about in this set either in Bluetooth reliability or sound quality in Bluetooth mode. I have several portable Bluetooth speakers and this compares favorably to all of them as far as ease of connection and sound transmission.
I like the remote control. This means you can hide this away out of sight, something that can be very important. Turn it on and control the volume, without even having to see the speakers, if you've tucked them behind chairs or desks. Yes you have wires to the speakers, but there is no wire needed to connect to your device. And for this, I give this five stars.
Good sound with rich bass, remote controlled Bluetooth, reasonable price, make this one that has no competition. It's not high end sound but it's very good, and the price is right.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Goes into stand-by all the timeNov 06, 2015
By Iron Handler
I have a split decision on this. The sound quality is awesome. Every bit as good as Bose Companion 5 (and for $100 less). But, the speakers shut off - they go into standby mode - after about 10 minutes of no sound coming out of them. So, you have to physically come to the speaker control and turn it back on again when there is more than 10 minutes or so of silence. This is massively inconvenient. If I want to have the speakers on so I can hear the dings when email comes in - no go. If I'm web browsing for a period of time, and then come across a video or music I want to listen to, it starts, but no sound comes out (because I forgot that the thing goes into standby mode) then I have to stop the video, turn on the speakers, and then go back and start the video over again. Creative product support says that's just the way it is and that all of their products have this feature and that it can't change. They recommend turning the source all the way up and attenuating the volume at the speakers' desktop control for volume, explaining that the leaking signal/hiss from the maxed out source will be enough to keep the speakers from going into standby mode. This is an unacceptable fix. There's a little HDMI-looking port on the bass woofer module that has no function other than to check-out or perhaps program the speaker during manufacturing. Here's hoping they will someday publish some sort of firmware upgrade that will eliminated this standby mode problem and allow the end user to change the feature using this port.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Great quality, no speaker buzz when countless others did!Dec 31, 2013
By Patricia Ferdig
I cannot say enough good things about this sound system. It does seem as if the market has been recently flooded with wireless bluetooth speaker systems and the quality tends to be hit and miss. We use this system for both music and movies and the range and quality of these are supreme in that environment.
The sound quality is very good and clear, with high notes clear with no 'noise' or 'static' in them while the bass is deep and clear, even when it is turned down. I like the fact that I can independently turn the bass down (I live in an apartment, and this is essential for us!) of the main volume, but still adjust it from my systems settings as well.
The volume knob is a bit touchy, and I feel that I can do a better fine-adjustment with the remote that is included or using system adjsutments.
I was worried that the auto-off setting would be bothersome, but it has proved handy for power comsumption and general speaker maintenance. With other speakers in the past, we have had a severe issue with buzzing - mostly people say it's from bad wiring or a lack of a grounded outlet available. However, using the same set up, same outlet and same computer, we do not get any buzz from these and we are beyond elated.
These tiny speakers are compact, powerful, and sound great. They adapt well for most computer desks and living rooms and would be a great addition to your setup! Highly recommend.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Great sound and affordableDec 30, 2013
I've used a few different bluetooth speaker systems with my computer and television setups at various prices and degrees and quality. For the price and the sound this set achieves, I have no qualms about recommending the Creative T4W system. I've used Creative headphones quite a bit in the past with mostly positive results, and this speaker setup is yet another reason to trust Creative.
I've tested this with both my television system and my stereo/computer system, and the range of sound is really quite impressive. I tested the system watching Pacific Rim, and the two satellite speakers produced all the highs and lows you could ask for while the sub pumped out some gut-rattling bass. For a system at this price, I was quite impressed. I've used systems in the 500 dollar range that didn't sound as clear and powerful as this Creative set does.
I have dabbled with connecting my iPhone 4 and iPad 3 to it via the bluetooth function, and it has worked without a hitch and without any degradation in sound quality. Most of the other bluetooth home speaker set ups I've used usually produce a slightly inferior sound when using via bluetooth, but not so here. The music coming from my i devices sound crystal clear while simultaneously capturing nice bass.
I'm mainly using this setup with my stereo/computer system, and it sounds very nice indeed. It comes with a headphone output which is grounded well and doesn't pose much threat for shortage (a common problem I've had with these systems). Setup with my Mac was extremely simple; I just plugged it in and it was flying. It really captures stereo sound fantastically, and I have been playing a variety of genres with crystal clarity. I play a lot of vinyl through my computer as well, and it really captures analog sound without a hitch. The bluetooth functionality works like a charm as well, and my Mac picked it up easily.
For the price, flexibility, and powerful sound, I can't imagine doing much better than this Creative T4W system. Highly recommended!
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