Sunday, October 30, 2016

Creative T50 Signature Series Wireless Speaker System Review

Creative Labs has been long for quality products. The first that comes to mind is the sound cards. Then their computer speakers. And their speaker systems have come a long way. Now they do a lot more than just provide sound to your computer system. Enter the Creative T50 wireless speaker system, which is part of Creative's Signature Series.

Features and specs:

o    System Configuration2.0 system

o    Dimensions (H x W x D)Left Satellite: 316 x 91 x 186 mm (12.4 x 3.6 x 7.3 inches), Right Satellite: 316 x 91 x 196 mm (12.4 x 3.6 x 7.7 inches), Left Satellite Cord Length: Approx 1.5m, Power Adaptor (Combined length): 3.3m, RCA to 3.5mm Adaptor: 12.0 x 25.0 x 45.0 mm (0.47 x 0.98 x 1.77 inches)

o    WeightLeft Satellite: 1.5kg (3.3lbs), Right Satellite: 1.6kg (3.6lbs)

o    Bluetooth® VersionBluetooth 3.0

o    Bluetooth ProfileA2DP (Wireless Stereo Bluetooth)

o    Supported CodecsaptX, SBC

The Creative T50 came in a really nice looking printed box with photos of the product as well as its specs and features. The speakers were well protected wrapped in bubble wrap. In between the two speakers was a box which held the power cord, cables, and manual. Unwrapping the speakers revealed a gloss black elegant looking speakers. I liked the MTM speaker array design. Materials used in the construction was mostly plastic. The quality of materials used was very good. The quality of materials used was very good. The quality of construction, as well as the fit and finish was also very good. The end result was a nice looking speaker that looked of high quality.

But let’s see how well they sound. With it being the holiday season, I thought I’d turn to some Christmas songs. Manheim Steamroller; Carol of the Bells: the bells were really clean sounding with nice resolution. The bass beats had very good depth and impact. The horns were smooth and just a tad brassy.  Manheim Steamroller: God rest Ye Merry Gentleman, percussion was crisp and clean. Horns were again smooth and just a tad brassy at the loudest setting. Drums had very good dynamics, impact and depth. Piano sounded fairly natural.  Manheim Steamroller: Pat a Pan, the wood knocker sounded very woody. The flute was smooth with lets of air. The violin revealed nice texture of the strings and pleasant harmonics. The percussion was dynamic with good impact, with deep kick drums that played with good authority.

The Creative T50 wireless speaker system also performed well with Bluetooth. Getting it to connect to my HTC M9 Smartphone was simple. With NFC built into the Creative T50 it was just a matter of swiping the HTC M9 across the top of the speaker. They were also able to hold a connection fairly well too. I went 30 feet before any drops in the signal. And that was also with multiple walls between me and the speakers.

The performance of the Creative T50 wireless speaker system is what I have come to expect from Creative. They provide crisp clean highs and only at its highest volume did they sound just a bit bright. Vocals were also smooth with good texture and bass also had good depth. Based on their design, features, quality and performance, they have earned our Highly Recommended Award. With a MSRP of $199, they are a good value. For more info and complete specs, check out their website at