Today we have in our review a standalone wireless speaker Airwave Bluetooth HD from the new Creative line. This is not the first acoustics test from this manufacturer, but before that we tested home and office systems. Airwave, however, is Creative's first stand-alone speaker for outdoor use. This solution gives you complete freedom from wires. Let's see what made us happy this time …
According to manufacturers, this is one of the first Creative devices to be equipped with the latest technology NFC.
This feature allows users to connect to any enabled smart device NFC with just one touch.
However, technology NFC is not yet used in iPhone.
I would like to hope that someday in iOS this convenient opportunity will appear to connect to other devices with a simple touch.
In the meantime, to set up communication via Bluetooth, press the multifunctional button on the speaker and go to the phone settings, where a new device appears – Airwave HD.
That's it, the connection is established, now all sounds with iPhone will be played by the column.
It is worth paying attention to the column battery charging icon that appears on the screen iPhone in the status bar. A trifle, but very convenient. By the way, the battery in Airwave is quite tenacious.
The manufacturer claims to work up to 7 hours in playback mode.
During my test, the speaker worked at full volume for 1.5 hours. Until complete discharge … iPhone. But the indicator in the column showed the remaining charge of 50%. Therefore, Multipoint Connections – the ability to connect two devices to Airwave at once does not look superfluous.
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The column has a built-in microphone for using the speakers in hands-free mode.
The speakers themselves are located at an angle of 30 degrees, which creates a stereo effect.
Well, what about the sound.
For its modest size, Creative Airwave HD plays quite loudly.
But, of course, this is not a sound for music lovers, but for outdoor parties, where music serves only as a background.
But for the sake of interest, a comparison was made between Creative Airwave HD and Creative Sound BlasterAxx SBX 10, which participated in the previous review.
Even this sound quality is enough to hear the difference. Of course, the Creative Sound BlasterAxx SBX 10 is head and shoulders above and reproduces sound better both in the low and high. But this system is for the home. And Airwave is for the street.
But where the Creative Airwave performs well is in nature. Well, that's what it was made for. The protective case is not afraid of moisture, and small scratches on the plastic are not very noticeable. I don't think that at a picnic in the company of someone listening to the details of a piece of music. Airwave creates a mood and, probably, this is the main thing.
More detailed information about the product can be found on the manufacturer's website http://ru.creative.com.