Creative Technology makes some great value soundbars and earbuds that consistently perform well. The brand is a byword for value for money and it’s good to see it coming up with a new product that fills a niche in the market.
Today sees the launch of the Creative Stage Air V2, the latest under-monitor soundbar designed to give users a big sound from a small form factor that won’t gobble up valuable desktop real estate. It has a minimalist design and a versatile array of connectivity options.
This new mini soundbar is a complete revamp of its popular predecessor, the Creative Stage Air. The new Stage Air V2 has a brand-new look but holds on to the slim and compact profile of the original Stage Air. As a result, it produces fuller-sounding audio with a better bass level, even though no subwoofer is included. The improved bass response is due to new full-range racetrack drivers and an oversized passive radiator to pump out the lower frequencies.
Regarding connectivity, the Stage Air V2 soundbar is compatible with PCs, Macs, PS5, Nintendo Switch and many mobile devices. Users can conveniently connect a single USB cable for audio and power. Alternatively, there’s a traditional 3.5mm TRS port for connecting analog devices. It also works well as a wireless speaker by incorporating the latest Bluetooth 5.3 technology and up to six hours of playback on a single charge of the soundbar’s built-in rechargeable battery.
Ths Stage Air V2 can be used as a compact and space-saving desktop speaker or simply for playing music wirelessly in the kitchen. It’s designed to be placed almost anywhere and, perhaps best of all, the price is compact too.
Pricing & Availability: Creative Stage Air V2 is available from the Creative online store and costs t $48.88 / £49.99 / €54.99.
More info: creative.com
- Drivers: 2 full-range racetrack.
- Peak power: 20W.
- Connectivity: USB Audio, AUX-in, Bluetooth.
- Bluetooth version: 5.3.
- Operating range for Bluetooth: Up to 10 meters.
- Bluetooth profile: AVRCP.
- Audio codec: SBC.
- Battery life: 6 hours.
- Battery type: 2,200 mAh.
- Peak power: 2 x 5W.
- Frequency response: 80 – 20,000Hz
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR): ≥ 75 dB.
- Dimensions: 410 x 94 x 75 mm.