Summary: By G. Ware Cornell Jr. "anotherlawyer" Getting audio out of the cloud has become an obsession among audio hardware manufacturers. Bluetooth is obviously a workable election and Creative, the people who brought you Sound Blaster in the early days of the PC revolution has joined the party. The SBX10 wireless BT speaker is solid. There is a PC and Mac app for this system but most will use it from a Droid or iOS device, in my case my iPhone and iPad.
Summary: By P. MSakamoto "boy clothes" Summary: The SBX10 is a good, multi-purpose speaker. It also doubles as a conference phone when using Skype or other net phone communication service. It has a few control quirks, but those are tolerable and have work arounds. I would give it another star if they had included an AC power brick to go with the USB power cord. Pros: * Speaker + noise canceling microphone. I've used it for Skype and GoToMeeting, and it works very well.
Summary: By notaprofessional "notaprofessional" I got this item because I wanted an option besides headphones or my Mac's internal speakers for things like movies or music. I cannot speak to its usefulness as a tool for making calls, videoconferencing, etc. The item is nice looking. The look and feel of the controls on it is pleasing, and it is fairly responsive. The sound that comes from it is louder and of better quality than my internal speakers, so it suits my needs.
Summary: By William V. Hayes "guitfiddleblue" I have been using this with my computer for a couple of weeks now and really like it. The concept of having a stereo field out of 1 unit rather than 2 is not necessarily new, but you still don't see it that often. I listened to various styles of music through it and found it to do reasonably well with most styles.
Summary: By Damodar Chetty If you thought that a microphone-speaker combo for music, movies, and VOIP calls was too good to be true, then you would be right. This unit looks cool, and its touch controls are futuristic beyond belief. However, music over these speakers lacked a complete sound stage and exhibited a compressed range (though turning on its expanded bass range did help a bit.) A clear case where performance needed to be compromised at the altar of portability.
Summary: By Flaherty I have this in my kitchen and find it useful for streaming music (Slacker) from my laptop. However, when I turn it to the highest volume it shuts off. It really doesn't get very loud. The features are certainly very cool, and I would definitely consider buying a larger size for regular use. I also like the small footprint. I'll troubleshoot the volume problem with creative and update if a solution is found.
Best sound I've heard so far for a USB powered speaker
24 January 2013
Summary: By Kilgore Gagarin "Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand. - Kurt Vonnegut" I tested the Creative SBX10 on a Windows 8 laptop with a USB Bluetooth "dongle." First, all advertised features were tested and worked. Your hardware and software may be different, but everything checked out as pretty standard on my rig. Make sure to install the Sound Blaster Axx control panel and software as recommended to ensure everything works.
OK for USB-powered, but not great; calling option is good!
22 January 2013
Summary: By Hedera Femme This one gets a mixed review for the overall sound quality, but it does have some interesting features that make it adaptable and very useful. I will be reviewing its various features individually so you can better assess if this meets your needs or not. I used a decibel measuring app on my phone to determine when the speakers began to distort some of what I played.