Creative Pebble 2.0 USB-Powered Desktop Speakers Review

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The speakers found in most of the digital devices like a desktop computer is not the best at outputting great sounds. Well, this Creative Pebble Plus review is going to change all that, because we found an excellent desktop speaker even if you have a small space. Creative Pebble desktop speakers are affordable with performance metrics that will leave one speechless as to how such a small device can make audible music.

These speakers are not the ideal 2.1 setups or what one would call audiophile speakers, but they’re capable of outputting stereo sounds for that nice office space. Will it provide the needed music for a large gathering, probably not, but it’s loud enough for people around a small desk to hear the music play.

Before we get into the features and durability of what some are calling one of the best desktop speakers, lets first examine the company behind the product.

What About Creative Labs

Creative is a Singapore based digital entertainment products conglomerate and was started in 1981. Unbeknownst to some, this is the company behind the widely popular Sound Blaster sound cards. They’re also fully immersed into building high-quality amplifiers, gaming headsets, and audio speakers to satisfy both low and high-end buyers.

Digital entertainment is a growing niche market and this company is slowly becoming a power to be reckoned with. The company boast of a huge user base of over 400 million users for its sound cards, which is impressive.

While the corporate headquarters is located in Singapore, there are major offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Creative Labs has been publicly listed on the board of the Singapore Exchange, since 1994. The name itself might not be a household one to most Americans, because the most popular products they manufacture are sold under different names.

Creative Pebble Desktop Speakers Features

There are many aspects of these desktop speakers one can write about, but we’re going to focus on the design, performance, and ease of use. The design element will be the first to be examined because most people buy audio speakers from the looks.

Design

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Desktop speakers come in all shapes and sizes, but this one happens to be oval-shaped. The design team at Creative Labs said it was inspired by the look of a Japanese style Zen rock garden. It is both stylish and functional and will complement any modern office decor. Any home office or work area will also benefit from the allure of the Creative Pebble 2.0 speakers.

The power for both speakers is made possible by a single USB cable and 3.5mm audio jack. The volume control knob is located on the top of one of the speakers. It is available for purchase in two different colors, black and white. The version that comes with a stylistic subwoofer is only available in the black color at almost double the price. The subwoofer does significantly enhance the bass.

What About the Sound

If you’re looking for the same sound as one from a 2.1 system, these are not the speakers for you. Neither will it compete with the bulky bookshelf speakers. For those looking for a musical speaker for that small office desk that would not disturb co-workers when placed on low volume, Creative Pebble speakers will do just fine.

Even if you have a gathering of four to five people at a round table, the music from these speakers will get everyone in the party mood. The bass is surprisingly good and you might finally be able to make out the lyrics from your favorite pop song.

We recently played a whole day jazz fest songs and everyone inside the small office could hear the music loud and clear. I remember being yelled at by the ultimate boss to turn the music down, and he was in another room with the door closed.

The Pebble desktop speakers from Creative Labs is loud enough, but be careful turning the volume to the max as your co-workers might come to dislike you and your taste in music. Also, to get the most out of these speakers, go into your device settings and adjust the volume a little bit.

They do give you a good mix of treble and high note. Apart from enabling output of good mid’s, these budget-friendly speakers produce an excellent separation of the voices from the instruments.

Creative Pebble 2.0 Speakers Review Video

The presenter in this video does a good job presenting the likes and dislikes of these speakers from Creative Labs. The watts from these speakers is slightly less than 5, which is louder than what most laptop or desktop computers can output.

Is It Easy To Use?

I have had my share of desktop speakers that came with complicated instructions, but this is not one of those. You plug in the USB cable into the right place on your desktop or laptop computer and also connect the 3.5mm audio jack into the right spot. Both the USB and jack have to be plugged in for the speakers to work

Next, you turn the speakers on and a green light will appear next to the volume knob. The only adjustment I would suggest users make is in the desktop or laptop settings for volume. Play around with the volume knob to find the sweet spot that would satisfy you and not disturb anyone around you.

Pros:

Affordable price point
Quite easy to set up, and works right out of the box
beautiful design and style
Delivers music with the right separation of instruments and vocals

Cons:

The cables are hardwired to the speakers
Poor portability

Conclusion

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Creative Pebble Modern 2.0 USB Desktop Speakers are not designed to output surround sounds, neither can they be used for a large music party. But for those seeking speakers that can output good sounds in a limited space, this unit will not disappoint.

One can hear the right separation of instruments from the vocals. The bass, treble, and mid lows are delivered at a decent pace, with no distortions. It is one of the best 2.1 desktop computer speakers one can buy at an incredible price.

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