Creative Pebble desktop speakers review


At my home office, I’m trying to consolidate my speaker set up. I’ve been into trying to become more minimalist, and although I love my Logitech 2.1 speaker system with subwoofer, it’s big, clunky, and not very necessary at the moment. Lately, I’ve just been using headphones on my computer or a Google Home to play music or listen to podcasts. When I had the chance to review the Creative Pebble desktop speaker set, I wanted to see if this would enhance my home office desk life. Let’s take a look!

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What is it?

From Creative’s website – “Inspired by the zen Japanese rock garden, the orb-shaped Creative Pebble is a sleek and elegant 2.0 speaker system that looks perfect in any home and office.”

Hardware specs

Dimensions (H x W x D):  4.5 x 4.4 x 4.6 inches
Drivers: 2″ Full Range Speaker Driver
Frequency Response: 100Hz ~ 17kHz
System Configuration: 2.0 system
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR): 86dB
Connector Type: Line-In, AUX-in, 3.5mm Analog Stereo Connector

What’s in the box?

  • 2 x speaker “satellites”
  • 1 Warranty and Technical Support Booklet

Design and features

Along with decent sound, the Creative Pebble speakers are small, sleek and look great on my desk. They are as tall as a 12 oz soda can and reach far enough on either side that I can listen to my audio in decent stereo quality.  They feature a 45° elevated angle for audio projection and are powered by a single USB cable, which is great for cable management. I connected them to my Mac Mini via the 3.5mm stereo output.

There’s a grippy surface on the bottom of each speaker so that they don’t slide around. This is a small detail that I appreciate. The speakers are round and pretty lightweight, so I wouldn’t want them to roll around or fall off my desk.

What I like

  • The sound is very good – much better than the built-in sound of my Mac Mini or laptop.
  • They look really nice and go well with my white desk.

What needs to be improved

Although the sound is better than a speaker, I do miss a bit more “bass” when listening to audio, especially music.

Final thoughts

I really like having the small Creative Pebble speakers on my desk to replace my bigger speaker system. It allows for me to get rid of unnecessary clutter on my desk while giving me better audio than the alternative of my Mac or laptop. There is a lack of deep bass, which is expected for a small speaker like this. If you’re looking for something bass heavy I’d recommend sticking to using another speaker for listening to music!

Price: $24.99
Where to buy: Creative.com
Source: The sample for this review was provided by Creative.

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