Creative D100 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

Creative D100 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

The portable D100 wireless boombox is the perfect solution when you’re on the go. It’s a boombox designed for today’s music audience which streams wireless audio direct from any Bluetooth-enabled device. This opens up a whole wireless world of possibilities where Creative’s D100 can blend harmoniously into any scenario, be it impromptu beach parties or skate park music-sharing. With the integrated Aux-input, there’s even a way to enjoy non-wireless MP3 music.

You can wirelessly stream music across a distance of up to ten metres from any device which supports Bluetooth. So, you can party loud to music from the best Bluetooth speakers using powerful 3″ twin drivers. Because the Creative D100 is ultra-portable, you really can stream music anywhere – a day on the beach, partying all night, relaxing in the park. With up to 25 hours of battery life, plus mains connectivity, it’s up to you.

The Creative D100, which is without a doubt one of the best Bluetooth speaker under £50, they’re available in black; but if you want to express yourself in other ways, green, blue and pink colour options are available too. Even though the D100 is a wireless speaker, it has extra connectivity too. You can plug your MP3 player, or similar device, into the AUX-in port to enjoy other music sources, and Bluetooth devices will still work at the same time.

It’s easy to convert your computer, iPhone, iPod, or iPad for Bluetooth wireless audio with Creative’s BT wireless transmitters. These accessories (sold separately) are USB-type adapters which will give you a Bluetooth pairing in just seconds, and they also work with other Creative wireless speaker models.

Digital entertainment specialists

Renowned as developers of the innovative Sound Blaster sound-card range which fuelled the development of computer multimedia, Creative also produce other digital entertainment products such as high-performance earphones, portable media devices, and premium portable speakers. Fully committed to mobile audio and Personal Digital Entertainment, Creative seeks to develop products which are ‘a sensory feast for the eyes and ears.’

Minimalist design

Measuring 33.6 cm x 11.5 cm x 11.5 cm, the Creative D100 review model has the stripped-down, no-nonsense appearance of a home-theatre speaker component. Featuring a smudge-proof matt-plastic finish, the Creative D100 has a smooth tapered body fashioned from moulded plastic, with a plain speaker-grill cloth and a centred control plate bearing the Creative logo. There is a bass port at the rear, together with a battery compartment, power socket and aux-input. Sturdily built and weighing just 1 kg, the D100 is available in black, blue, pink or fluorescent green.

Performance credentials

Capable of a reasonably loud and undistorted playback, the Creative D100 review model handles all digital input formats with ease. Featuring crisp mid-range performance and a clear high range, the D100 reliably delivers a slightly mellow audio performance detail which is entirely free from signal drop-outs.

Main features

  • Wireless Bluetooth speaker with dual mains/battery power options.
  • High quality sound via two powerful 3-inch speaker drivers.
  • Wireless audio streaming from all Bluetooth-enabled devices.
  • Aux-input option for non-Bluetooth connectivity.
  • 10m wireless range


Creative D100 user Review

I’ve been using this speaker every day for weeks and I’m pretty impressed. As the review said, Bluetooth set up was painless. I stream music from my (Android) phone app and mostly use the D100 to listen without booting up the laptop etc. The Bluetooth sound quality is really good, and I have also connected my TV using the line-in socket, because they sound way better than the built-in TV speakers.

When you hook up the TV it doesn’t cut out Bluetooth, you can actually have TV sound and Bluetooth music at the same time – switching just involves muting one source. The line-in speaker port doesn’t have volume control, so I just use the TV remote for volume changes. Bluetooth sources do have volume adjustment via the D100 wireless speaker, but I just set that permanently to max and then do volume adjustments direct from my phone. Simple! I’ve tried the speaker outside for parties and a barbecue, and it worked really well on batteries too.

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