Creative Pebble Pro Review: Unleashing Sonic Brilliance
- 1 Creative Pebble Pro Specifications
- 1.1 Design and Built Quality of Creative Pebble Pro
- 1.2 Audio Quality of Creative Pebble Pro
- 1.3 Customizable RGB lighting
- 1.4 Connectivity options
- 1.5 Extended wire length
- 1.6 Pros and Cons Of Creative Pebble Pro
- 1.7 Should You Buy It? Watch the detailed Review –
- 2 Final Thoughts
When it comes to budget-friendly computer speakers, the Creative Pebble series has consistently impressed users with its exceptional sound quality and affordability. The Creative Pebble Pro, the latest iteration in this line, takes things up a notch with upgraded features and a sleek design. If you want to experience the world of sound in your surroundings, this product provides you with a top-notch audio feature and exceptional design quality.
Creative Pebble Pro Specifications
|4.8 × 4.8 x 4.6 inches
|2x 2.25” full range and 2x passive radiators
|USB-C, USB-C PD, Bluetooth 5.3, 3.5mm AUX, 4-pole headset, 3-pole mic
|RGB (1 zone)
|Speakers’ maximum output power
|12-24 months (about 2 years)
Design and Built Quality of Creative Pebble Pro
The Pebble Pro inherits the sleek and rounded design of its predecessors maintaining its compact form factor with dimensions of 4.8 × 4.8 x 4.6 inches for each speaker. The aesthetic appeal extends to a thin LED strip on the bottom of each speaker, offering customizable RGB lighting. However, the choice of a particular shade of green for the LED strip raises some aesthetic concerns especially one considering the RGB lighting feature. The control for the RGB lighting feature and colors is located on the right speaker, providing users with options to personalize their desktop setup.
Both speakers feature elevated drivers tilted at a 45-degree angle on the front and passive radiators on the back. The right speaker houses additional ports including USB-C, USB-C PD (power delivery), and a 3.5 mm (about 0.14 in) AUX-in. Two 3.5 mm (about 0.14 in) jacks on the right side cater to the headset and microphone connection. The 6-foot hardwired cable connecting the left and right speaker offers flexibility in placement.
Audio Quality of Creative Pebble Pro
The Pebble Pro impresses with its audio performance delivering a maximum of 69.4 dBA at 50% volume and 88.2 dBA at 100% volume. The speakers maintain clarity even at higher volumes with distortion becoming noticeable around 78% volume. While lacking a separate subwoofer, the Pebble Pro handles bass admirably, particularly interacting in tracks with pronounced beats. However, deeper layered bass in certain songs may exhibit some compression.
Creative clear “dialogue audio” processing, aimed at enhancing vocals contributes to the overall quality of spoken dialogues in movies and games. Voice sounds clear, crisp, and full, even at lower volumes showcasing the Pebble Pro ability to deliver a well-rounded audio experience. The Pebble Pro has a dual 2.0 channel system, featuring both a left and a right speaker equipped with 2.25-inch full-range drivers on the front and passive radiators on the back. It’s worth noticing that the distorted 45-degree angle may pose challenges for the users seeking alternate placement options. It lacks a subwoofer and the corresponding port which became a problem in deeper layered bass music.
Customizable RGB lighting
A standout feature of the Pebble Pro is its customizable RGB lighting. Users can choose from a range of LED colors and three lighting effects adding a visual layer to their desktop setup. The RGB control button on the right speaker allows the user to toggle the lighting on and off easily.
The Pebble Pro offers versatile connectivity options to enjoy an audio boost with a single USB cable for both power and audio. Bluetooth 5.3 support enables wireless streaming, while the 3.5 mm AUX-in accommodates analog devices. The right speaker also includes ports for headsets and microphones transforming the speaker into a convenient communication tool.
Extended wire length
Addressing a common user request, the Pebble Pro features a longer wire (1.8 m/5.94ft) connecting the left and right speakers. This enhancement provides the user with more flexibility in placing the speaker on their desk accommodating various desktop setups.
Pros and Cons Of Creative Pebble Pro
|Good audio performance
|Limited Bluetooth Codec support
|Wide stereo imaging
|Angled drivers for better audio
|Needs to plug directly into a wall outlet
|Built-in RGB Lighting
|RGB doesn’t seem necessary
|Support for 3.5mm, Bluetooth, USB-C playback
|Almost twice as expensive as the Pebble V3
|No subwoofer ports
|Optional 30W/60W RMS Adapter
|Attractive compact design
Should You Buy It? Watch the detailed Review –
In the realm of budget-friendly computer speakers, the Creative Pebble Pro stands out as a winner. Its combination of wide stereo Imaging, loud and distortion-free audio, and additional features like customizable RGB lighting makes it a compelling choice for users seeking an immersive desktop audio experience. While certain aesthetic choices like the RGB lighting color may not resonate with everyone, the overall package earns the Pebble Pro our coveted Editors’ Choice award for affordable computer speakers. This speaker successfully captures affordability with impressive audio performance, making it a standout choice in the market.
Q: Can the RGB lighting be turned off?
Yes, the Creative Pebble Pro features an RGB control button on the right speaker, allowing users to usually turn off the RGB lighting if they desire.
Q: Is the angle of drivers adjustable?
No, the drivers are fixed at a 45-degree angle providing upward projection towards the listener’s ear.
Q: Can the Creative Pebble Pro be used with a subwoofer?
The Pebble Pro does not have a separate subwoofer or a port for one. While it handles bass well for its size, users seeking a more pronounced low-end may consider alternative setups with dedicated subwoofers.