I’ve used some different computer speakers, including the Logitech Z600 and Bose Companion 5, but they are still not the perfect choice yet. The Bose speakers are awesome but they are quite bulky and heavy while the Z600’s performance is underwhelming.
Creative introduced some of its new computer speaker systems in late 2014 and I’m quite interested in the T4 and T30. I hope I could review the T4 soon, today we will take a look at the T30 Wireless.
Design & Features
I’m not really impressed with the design of the Creative T30. It somewhat looks like the computer speakers I used 10 years ago. The 2 drivers, bass, treble and volume control knobs, power button, Bluetooth button and headphone jack are placed on the front. Surprisingly there is no kind of grille to protect the drivers, so you will need to be extremely careful when handling or cleaning the speakers.
While Creative called the T30 wireless speakers, they are not really because you will have to plug to the power outlet all the time. Besides, the right speaker acts as a master speaker, therefore, the left speaker will need to be connected to the right speaker as well. So, there have been already 2 mandatory wired connections. The only wireless connection is the one to your audio sources like computer or smartphone.
Notably, there are bass tubes on top of the speakers which are supposed to improve bass responses, we will talk about it later in the audio quality section. On the back of the right master speaker, we can see the audio input, left speaker jack and power jack. I have a serious issue with the power jack as it causes an electric spark every time I plug the charger. I’m not sure if it is due to quality of the charger or my power outlet, but this is not safe at all and I don’t have the problem with my other products.
The T30 is also equipped with some interesting technologies like NFC, Bluetooth 3.0 and aptX audio codec support to deliver CD quality wirelessly over Bluetooth.
I never thought a small speaker system at this price range could sound that good. Of course, it can’t be as powerful as my current Bose Companion 5 but it has its own advantages. You can check out the sound testing video below, you might get an idea of its sound signature.
I know it is not a good comparison but I have to say the T30 sounds better than most portable wireless speakers I’ve used. As many people are paying extra money for those portable speakers and use them as computer speakers, you shouldn’t as the T30 is much more affordable. I actually prefer the T30 because it delivers a very bright sound and I’m quite surprised with its clarity in mids and highs. In terms of bass responses, it is just enough for you to feel the bass. This might not be a good choice for bass heads but I find it quite comfortable for listening in a long time. Besides, as I always sit on my desk with those speakers aiming at my ears, the bass responses and power are adequate.
- Sound is clear and bright.
- Bass response is adequate.
- Not really a wireless speaker system.
- Electric spark when plugging in.
The Creative T30 Wireless has an acceptable price for a good-quality computer speaker system, this product is recommended by TechWalls.