Creative’s small, relatively round loudspeakers already attracted some attention in the course of their release. They are extremely cheap, promise a modern design and good sound. To what extent they can keep all these promises and whether they really are a bargain, the following test report should clarify.
Design and Workmanship
The design of the Pebbles is an absolute highlight. According to the manufacturer, the design of the small, semicircular loudspeakers is based on the design of a traditional Japanese Zen stone garden. On the advertising photos the loudspeakers are appropriately placed next to such stones. The zen-inspired design is in any case an extraordinary idea that should appeal to many of the demanding members of the target group in terms of design.
Our test shows that the design is also a real advantage of the small loudspeakers in practice. They look modern and blend in easily with their surroundings. On desks or other environments in home and office they should be in good hands. They appear modern, unobtrusive and yet extremely beautiful to look at.
The workmanship of the loudspeakers is also flawless. They fit into one hand and feel smooth. Defects are not to be recognized. Creative definitely needs a compliment at this point. They have succeeded in creating a loudspeaker that is exceptional in terms of its appearance and also extremely well crafted. If you value an attractive appearance with good workmanship, the Pebble is the perfect choice. Nevertheless, it is of course inexpensive plastic. The high-gloss surface is extremely susceptible to scratches.
|Dimensions||11.4 x 11.3 x 11.6 cm|
|Driver||2x 2-inch full-spectrum driver with 2x 4.5-inch x 3.5-inch passive elliptical emitters|
|Output power||2.2 Watt RMS per channel (total 4.4 Watt RMS)|
|Noise to noise ratio||86 dB|
|Frequency range||100 Hz up to 17 kHz|
|Connection||USB (current), 3.5 mm jack (audio signal)|