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Creative ZiiSound D5x Modular Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
Start simple with a single ZiiSound D5x speaker which works perfectly right out of the box - an audiophile-grade speaker in its own right.
Your speaker configuration doesn't need to remain fixed forever. Power a house party with a maxed-out 3.1 system; but for day-to-day music listening, just reconfigure it into smaller standalone systems which you can place anywhere and rearrange anytime
The aptX™ audio codec provides you with superior Bluetooth stereo audio when you stream from aptX enabled devices.
High-performance, precision-tuned full range drivers with efficient digital amplifiers in the ZiiSound D5x speaker deliver a complete audiophile experience like no other.
Don't panic even if your computer doesn't have stereo Bluetooth built-in. Give it wireless audio streaming capabilities, with the Creative BT-D1 Bluetooth USB transmitter (sold separately). It pairs with the ZiiSound D5x in mere seconds and also works with other Creative wireless speakers.
While it works seamlessly with wireless Bluetooth devices, the speaker system also allows for a wired connection via its AUX-in port for other portable devices, like MP3 players.
Simply plug the included Creative BT-D5 Bluetooth transmitter into your iPhone or 30-pin iPod³ to give it Bluetooth and aptX capabilities for pristine music playback. You can also easily charge your iPhone or iPod while it's playing
Glide your fingers along the ZiiSound D5x's touch-sensitive volume controls and set your desired volume level.
With its neat contemporary design, encased in a matte black mesh cloth, the ZiiSound D5x provides the perfect balance of design and performance while enhancing your living room or desktop.
1 Please note that ZiiSound D5x can only be linked with up to two additional ZiiSound D5x units and one ZiiSound DSx wireless subwoofer. The ZiiSound D5x cannot be linked with ZiiSound D3x, and vice-versa.
2 At a distance of up to 30 meters, measured in open space.
3 The BT-D5 is compatible with iPod touch (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation), iPod classic (this refers to the 6th generation iPod or later), iPod nano (3rd, 4th 5th and 6th generation - iPod nano 5th generation's radio feature not supported), iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4.
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25 of 27 found the following review helpful:
Stick with the Creative ZiiSound D3xJan 14, 2012
By Scott K
After a long and hard search for a bluetooth speaker system for my small apartment, I purchased both this Creative ZiiSound D5x and the less expensive Creative ZiiSound D3x Modular Wireless Speaker System (51MF8120AA002).
Beyond aesthetics (D5x has touch-sensitive buttons and a volume indicator), the units are quite similar. Both units are smaller than I had anticipated though sound is strong. I was most concerned about sound quality and was surprised that I like the sound from the D3x more. While the D5x has a deeper sound with more bass, its mid- and top-range sound is not as crisp or energetic as the D3x. I've decided to stick with the D3x.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Tricky setup, OK sound, very useful and full of potentialJan 26, 2012
By Hedera Femme
The concept of building degrees of surround sound is pretty cool--nice use of bluetooth, and had the sound quality been better, it would probably be a worthwhile investment since it works with every device I have tried it with (iPhone, iPad, a few laptops). The initial setup isn't quite as straightforward as pressing a button and waiting for it to show on the other device's screen, but it's not horrible either; it just requires a little reading in the instruction book. Once paired, the devices find themselves easily and it's no longer an issue.
As for the sound, it's a little tinny and doesn't carry as far as other brands in my home (Pioneer and Bose), and considering this one isn't that much cheaper, it might be worthwhile paying the extra hundred or so dollars for one of the leading brands; however, the fact these can be paired with each other to create surround sound does make a compelling argument for buying them.
Interesting and useful product with decent but not excellent sound.
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Review from a non-audiophileNov 19, 2011
By Alexis Coxon
UPDATE: I can no longer recommend this product. After approximately six months of very light use, I realized that the speaker would no longer turn on. We tried a different outlet, different power supply, etc.; nothing helped. I contacted Creative, and they declined to replace the speaker for me, apparently because I had received this through the Vine program -- though they never made that explicitly clear.
At any rate, I'm not of the opinion that a $300 speaker should break after six months, and I was less than delighted by the way the company responded. Instead of buying another Bluetooth speaker, I decided to hook up our tuner to the Logitech Wireless Speaker Adapter for Bluetooth Audio Devices (980-000540) and play music from my iPhone that way. Works beautifully, and much cheaper.
OK, I'm not much of an AV whiz, so I can't tell you a lot about the specs on this speaker. However, I CAN tell you that it was very easy to pair with my iPhone, my husband's iPhone and my iPad, that it sounds surprisingly rich (and loud! -- don't turn it all the way up if you value your hearing!), and that it looks quite nice sitting on top of our entertainment center. It's stylishly discreet. I also like that you can use it to charge your iPhone -- or at least you could, if yours wasn't way up on top of our entertainment center :)
One note: It's surprisingly heavy. So be careful when picking it up or moving it -- this thing weighs a ton!
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Great sound. Good ValueJan 16, 2012
I have this speaker along with the wireless subwoofer. Overall I am very happy with the setup and how easy it is to use. You can use BT or cable in. Many great waits to listen to this speaker. I love the controls on the speaker too.
Setup was a breeze, even with the wireless subwoofer. Overall the sound packs a great punch. Pretty tight punchy low end with smooth mids and nice highs. I would recommend this speaker combo to someone looking for a sound setup that will fill a room nicely but does not need to dominate the room. It is small with minimal cords thanks to the BT wireless.
I have been able to pair it with several devices including the included BT adapter that lets you hook up to traditional iPods. I would recommend this speaker along with the wireless subwoofer.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Really enjoying the sound and quality!Dec 14, 2011
By Tanzanite Gal
For the past several months I have really enjoyed the D5x Modular Wireless Speaker System and recently added the DSx subwoofer. I put it on an entertainment center where it is convenient to access.
When I first received the D5x I was intimidated and then I sat down with the instructions and it wasn't so bad. I am not going to say I got everything the first time around, but I am a technological dweeb and if I could eventually figure out what went where - what devices to hook up where, etc., then I think anyone will be able to enjoy this system :)
Great sound - great quality and it looks nice!
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