I’ve been gushing about the Creative D200 for quite some time now on this website and it is only fabulous that I do a complete, in-depth assessment of these superb Bluetooth speakers. Since I’ve already committed plenty of reams to its smaller sibling – the D100, I’ll ignore it for now and center of attention completely on the D200, which is among Creative’s satisfactory choices in the wireless speaker space.
Creative D200 Wireless Bluetooth Speakers Review – Design
Housed in a single, 19″ long, sleek black case, the Creative D200 can surely be given some factors for its as a substitute futuristic looks. At just 4.6lbs, this is a as an alternative fleet footed Bluetooth speaker that is easy to toss into a vehicle on a camping trip. Don’t mistake it for one of these ‘pocket’ speakers (a la Monster ClarityHD or Soundmatters foxLv2) though, measuring 18.8 x 4.9 x 5.1 inches.
All in all, the Creative D200 might not stand out or draw attention to your home, but its smooth traces will blend in perfectly with your domestic dcor. And as they say, a excellent pair of speakers rather be heard than be seen…
Creative D200 Wireless Bluetooth Speakers Review – Setup
The Creative D200 deserves full marks on this scale, since putting up the audio system is – to use a clich – a breeze, furnished you personal a Bluetooth capable audio player. The speakers immediately apprehend any Bluetooth enabled system and circulation track within seconds. Perfect if you want to use these audio system with your iPhone or other Bluetooth capable phone/music player.
If you do not very own a Bluetooth capable audio player, however, you can both use the built-in AUX port, or even shell out extra cash for a wi-fi Bluetooth adapter. The former, despite being greater cost-effective, kills the entire reason of the usage of these speakers (wires!). The latter will set you back by means of almost $40, but is nicely worth the rate if you sketch to use a non-Bluetooth machine as your fundamental tune player.
Creative D200 Wireless Bluetooth Speakers Review – Sound
This is the most essential battleground, the fields the place audio system are vanquished or topped kings and emperors. What proper is a speaker, after all, if it can not deliver pitch perfect audio, cope with heavy bass, and supply thick mid-tones except flailing (and failing)?
The younger sibling – Creative D100 – has sure issues with bass heavy songs and doesn’t deal with excessive tunes quite so effortlessly. Fortunately, the D200 doesn’t suffer from the identical troubles and supplies rich, deep bass and pretty clear high tones. We hooked up our iPhone Touch crammed with 32GB of music, and threw everything from Enrico Morricone and the Kill Bill soundtrack to Justin Bieber and Danger Mouse’s ‘Grey Album’ at it. We tried some Pavarotti, and even some Indian classical sitar track by Pandit Ravi Shankar.
Justin Beiber and his ilk would be pretty happy. Regular pop does not absolutely stretch the audio system and the D200 delivered a amazing performance. The Kill Bill soundtrack was rendered with admirable precision as well – now not quite as exact as our $600 Bose speakers, however amazing nonetheless.
Pavarotti precipitated some problems, and the humming of the classical Indian sitar wasn’t pretty clear at times. But these had been more or much less isolated instances and for ordinary use, the sound is extra than safely powerful and clear.
Creative D200 Wireless Bluetooth Speakers Review – Conclusion
At just around $100, the Creative D200 Bluetooth audio system are honestly very affordable. Despite the mild weight, these speakers aren’t very transportable on account of their giant footprint. The sketch is clean and traditional and will look precise in any living room.
The sound best is solid, nothing more, nothing less. You may not be blown away, but you would not prefer to climb into a corner with your ears stuffed with cotton wool either.
Overall, for the price, these are a very ‘sensible’ pair of speakers (a word we do not use very often). Setup is handy and the sound exceptional is above average. For $107, you may be tough pressed to locate a greater well-rounded set of wi-fi Bluetooth speakers than the Creative D200.