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Creative-airwave.33938508
8.8 out of 10

Creative airwave

Portable Wireless Speaker with NFC Simplify your life with the c Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Creative airwave

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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0

Is this by design or a fault?

SteveF, dabs.com
26 February 2014
  • Summary: When the input is via the AUX-IN (wired), the volume controls don't work. You can only control volume via the device at the other end of the AUX-IN. Is this by design, or a fault with the unit I have? Otherwise, very easy to set up and use. Is quite light and plastically - but that's my mistake for thinking it would be otherwise. Max volume output is OK; it fills a large room, but it doesn't exactly blow you away.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not bad

German Vasquez Jr. "Love to Learn", Amazon
12 September 2013
  • Summary: This is a nice looking speaker, with a few shortfalls: 1. The unit doesn't come with a power supply, instead, they give you a USB cable which is good for charging the unit, but I would much rather have a power supply. 2. You have to hold down the power button quite a long time (something like 8 seconds) to power on/off. The unit actually speaks to you (powering down) 3. Pairing to Bluetooth is fairly easy; the range is not bad either. 4.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent, but not best-in-class

B. Rose, Amazon
29 July 2013
  • Summary: I've had the opportunity to handle a number of portable Bluetooth speakers, and will say this one is solidly mid-range. It has some features I like, and some I'm not so crazy about... PROS: + 12 hour battery life is basically best-in-class. There are a couple other units that can match this, but none I've seen that can surpass it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Average speaker

Rane E Stark, Amazon
29 July 2013
  • Summary: This is a very average bluetooth speaker. It comes with a USB charging cable so that you can charge it up and place it anywhere. I think that's an okay idea, but the speaker is fairly large, so it is not really portable. I would rather it just have a normal AC adapter. It syncs using an NFC protocol, which does work fine once the speaker is turned on.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good as a pricey speaker phone

Rob Winger, Amazon
9 July 2013
  • Summary: This device works well as a bluetooth speaker phone solution, but music reproduction is lackluster. For it's size I expected more bass - not rattle your bones bass, but at least some depth and definition to a bass guitar or kick drum. Treble is weak and not very crisp either. Midrange performance is clear, but lacks presence. If you primarily listen to podcasts, this might be a good option.
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Overall 6
6.0

Okay, Not Great, Sound in a Portable Package (3+ stars)

Debbie Lee Wesselmann, Amazon
26 June 2013
  • Summary: The first time I played music through the Creative Labs Airwave, I was disappointed in the sound quality. I also have the Creative ZiiSound D3x Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with the Wireless Subwoofer , and, because of the larger speakers, powered drivers, and added subwoofer, the sound is much better. Of course, that combination is more expensive.
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Overall 6
6.0

Disappointing audio performance and Bluetooth range

Jerry Saperstein, Amazon
26 June 2013
  • Summary: I'm sad to say that the Creative Airwave's performance in my tests was disappointing. The unit is larger than I expected: about 10 by 4 by 4 inches. The triangular shape slopes the speaker slightly upwards which is an asset when the unit is on a table or desk top. The unit weighs about 2 pounds. On the top spine of the unit, is a multi-function indicator LED, a multi-function ON/OFF switch, a rocker switch for volume and a slightly recessed microphone.
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Overall 6
6.0

Speaker sound quality good. Terrible plastic buttons

electronicsguy, Amazon
13 June 2013
  • Summary: Speaker sound quality good. Terrible plastic buttons on top...they sometimes don't register or get stuck in the casing. cannot press the multi-function button to initiate voice recognition (like siri) on the connected phone. I thought the unit is quite bulky. for some strange reason, Creative does not mention the speaker power output (in watt) - which is a basic spec for any speaker. neither is it mentioned on the website nor on the actual box.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great concept but a few niggles

H Pedder "bookworm", Amazon
23 August 2013
  • Summary: I love the idea of a wireless speaker than can play music via Bluetooth/NFC without the need for any power source. It's brilliant for taking into the garden when entertaining, or if I fancy listening to music around the house. It's quite compact and lightweight and simple in appearance. I'd go so far as to say it's a bit boring in its appearance - even just a piano black finish might have made it look a bit more expensive or exciting. It looks a bit plasticky, though.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Construction & Features,Average Sound Quality

Amazon Customer, Amazon
28 July 2013
  • Summary: This is one of the larger and heavier portable bluetooth speakers available at the moment and as such I had high hopes of good sound quality.Unfortunately I can only describe the overall sound quality as average on most types of music.Speech,however,is definitely above average so if Radio 4 and suchlike are your thing this speaker should be considered.NFC connectivity works very well with my Galaxy Note 2 and the ability to use the Airwave as a hands free speaker phone...
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