Creative CB2530 Digital Wireless Headphone - 70BX000007148

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Total Reviews
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2.8
Overall Satisfaction
3.8
Value
3.5
Ease of Use
4.2
Performance

I already own the Motorola HT820 Blue tooth Stereo Headphones and was looking for a 2nd blue tooth headphones. What I liked about the CB2530 was it included a blue tooth receiver for less money than the cost Motorola headphones alone. I had to purchase a receiver separately (the Motorola DC800) for the Motorola headphones. The CB2530 paired with the included receiver with no problems. It also paired with Motorola receiver and my LG Env cell phone just as easy. The Creative headphone seemed to always pair with less problems than the Motorola headphones. I aways had to re-pair the Motorola headphones. Sound wise the Motorola headphones was just a tad bit better than the Creative headphones, which sounded slightly muffled. This could be due to the large size of the Creative headphones. But the Creative headphone was much more comfortable than the Motorola headphones. They did not feel heavy on my head. The volume can get quite loud, and the volume controls worked flawlessly. One of the biggest difference I noticed was when using either headphone to watch TV. With the Motorola headphones, there was always a delay between the audio and the picture, like watching a badly dubbed film. I've heard this was problem with some blue tooth headphones. I didn't have this problem at all with the Creative headphones. As for battery life, the Creative headphones are rated for 7+ hours with 2 AAA batteries. With regular batteries I got about 3 days of normal use. With rechargeable batteries I got the same amount of time. Of course I recharge the batteries every day. As for range, I walked outside to throw out the garbage, about 30 feet away and still had a good signal. And now the cons. The Creative headphones can only be used for stereo sound. It can't be used as a wireless headset for your blue tooth enabled cell phone like the Motorola headphones. There is no stereo mini jack for use with a cable for non blue tooth devices like a Nintendo DS. Again this a feature the Motorola headphones has, a feature I found particularly useful when traveling-i.e. connecting to the audio system on an airplane. Of course the Creative receiver is small enough to negate this disadvantage but it's kind of annoying to have it dangling of an Ipod or Nintendo DS. As I mentioned earlier, the Creative headphones uses 2 AAA batteries (not including the single AAA battery the Creative receiver uses) versus the built in Lithium Ion battery the Motorola headphones includes which can last up to 17 hours. Of course the Motorola battery is not user replaceable so this can be seen as a plus for the Creative headphones. Just a another minor quibble, I couldn't connect the Motorola headphones to the Creative receiver. I don't know if it was meant to only work with the Creative headphones or just the Motorola headphones having pairing issues again. Finally you're not going to win a beauty pageant wearing these things in public. Overall I am very satisfied with the Creative headphones. It's great for indoor use. I use it mostly for watching tv (without the bad dubbing effect), listening to music, and cranking up the sound on my computer games with disturbing my neighbors. I've actually been using it with the Motorola CD800 receiver connected to my surround sound system. I plugged the Creative receiver to my computer. I can switch between the 2 receivers with no issues. Given the price, which includes the receiver, I would recommend the Creative headphones. Especially with a ($..) rebate, it's a steal. To recap: Pros- Low price. Includes bluetooth receiver. Easy pairing with devices that supports bluetooth stereo. (Cell phones, Laptops, computers.) No "bad dubbing effect" when watching television. Excellent sound. Comfortable to wear. Good range. Cons- Cannot be used as a cell phone headset like other similar bluetooth headphones. No stereo mini jack connection for non blue tooth devices. Does not have rechargeable batteries built in. You will not get a date wearing these things in public.

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by ruther_lolly@yahoo.com on 4/13/2007

This is the best product for a small value. I am enjoying the Music very well.

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by bt0804-review@yahoo.com on 4/15/2007

I already own the Motorola HT820 Blue tooth Stereo Headphones and was looking for a 2nd blue tooth headphones. What I liked about the CB2530 was it included a blue tooth receiver for less money than the cost Motorola headphones alone. I had to purchase a receiver separately (the Motorola DC800) for the Motorola headphones. The CB2530 paired with the included receiver with no problems. It also paired with Motorola receiver and my LG Env cell phone just as easy. The Creative headphone seemed to always pair with less problems than the Motorola headphones. I aways had to re-pair the Motorola headphones. Sound wise the Motorola headphones was just a tad bit better than the Creative headphones, which sounded slightly muffled. This could be due to the large size of the Creative headphones. But the Creative headphone was much more comfortable than the Motorola headphones. They did not feel heavy on my head. The volume can get quite loud, and the volume controls worked flawlessly. One of the biggest difference I noticed was when using either headphone to watch TV. With the Motorola headphones, there was always a delay between the audio and the picture, like watching a badly dubbed film. I've heard this was problem with some blue tooth headphones. I didn't have this problem at all with the Creative headphones. As for battery life, the Creative headphones are rated for 7+ hours with 2 AAA batteries. With regular batteries I got about 3 days of normal use. With rechargeable batteries I got the same amount of time. Of course I recharge the batteries every day. As for range, I walked outside to throw out the garbage, about 30 feet away and still had a good signal. And now the cons. The Creative headphones can only be used for stereo sound. It can't be used as a wireless headset for your blue tooth enabled cell phone like the Motorola headphones. There is no stereo mini jack for use with a cable for non blue tooth devices like a Nintendo DS. Again this a feature the Motorola headphones has, a feature I found particularly useful when traveling-i.e. connecting to the audio system on an airplane. Of course the Creative receiver is small enough to negate this disadvantage but it's kind of annoying to have it dangling of an Ipod or Nintendo DS. As I mentioned earlier, the Creative headphones uses 2 AAA batteries (not including the single AAA battery the Creative receiver uses) versus the built in Lithium Ion battery the Motorola headphones includes which can last up to 17 hours. Of course the Motorola battery is not user replaceable so this can be seen as a plus for the Creative headphones. Just a another minor quibble, I couldn't connect the Motorola headphones to the Creative receiver. I don't know if it was meant to only work with the Creative headphones or just the Motorola headphones having pairing issues again. Finally you're not going to win a beauty pageant wearing these things in public. Overall I am very satisfied with the Creative headphones. It's great for indoor use. I use it mostly for watching tv (without the bad dubbing effect), listening to music, and cranking up the sound on my computer games with disturbing my neighbors. I've actually been using it with the Motorola CD800 receiver connected to my surround sound system. I plugged the Creative receiver to my computer. I can switch between the 2 receivers with no issues. Given the price, which includes the receiver, I would recommend the Creative headphones. Especially with a ($..) rebate, it's a steal. To recap: Pros- Low price. Includes bluetooth receiver. Easy pairing with devices that supports bluetooth stereo. (Cell phones, Laptops, computers.) No "bad dubbing effect" when watching television. Excellent sound. Comfortable to wear. Good range. Cons- Cannot be used as a cell phone headset like other similar bluetooth headphones. No stereo mini jack connection for non blue tooth devices. Does not have rechargeable batteries built in. You will not get a date wearing these things in public.

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Product Overview

No strings attached.

Experience pure wireless freedom with Creative's Digital Wireless Headphone CB2530!

The Creative's Bluetooth Headphone CB2530 uses GFSK modulation with Bluetooth specification version 1.2. It works with most Bluetooth enabled devices supporting A2DP profile or Bluetooth USB AV dongle with an adjustable headband for comfort wearing. The Creative's Bluetooth Headphone CB2530 can support up to 10 Meters (Class 2) with clear music quality of 20-level volume control for continuous streaming time of >8 hours for new batteries used.

Specifications

Manufacturer Creative Labs
Mfg Part# 70BX000007148
SKU 10411825
UPC 054651098411
UPC 14 00054651098411
Features
Manufacturer - Creative Technology
High quality, full digital transmission with error correction music streaming at 48kHz
Excellent music quality with its unique stereo solutions
Stylish, comfortable and adjustable headphones
Adaptive Frequency Hopping (AFH): Reduces static interference from other wireless devices sharing the ISM band
True Plug-&-Play: Automatic pairing between stereo headphones and audio transmitter
Compatible with a wide range of audio devices, such as stereo systems, video players, audio players, TV sets and gaming boxes
Transmitter shuts down automatically when there is no Bluetooth connection
Local volume and mute control, and low battery indication
Bluetooth v1.2, Class 2
Tech Specs
Bluetooth Operation: Bluetooth v1.2 compliance
Bluetooth Profile: Advance Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
Range: Class 2 radio, up to radius of 10 meters (32.8 feet)(varies depending on usage environment)
Frequency: 2.4GHz
Receiving Sensitivity: <-80dBm
Headphones: Driver Unit: 40mm diaphragm Frequency Response: 20Hz~20kHz
Impedence: 32ohm
Sensitivity: 90dB
Audio Sampling Frequency: 48kHz
Headphones Playtime: Up to 7 hours*
Device Weight: CB2530: 203grams (with 2 batteries)
Package Contents:
1 Creative Digital Wireless Headphones CB2530 with Bluetooth® Technology
1 Creative Wireless Audio Transmitter CB2470 with Bluetooth® Technology
1 Quick Start Booklet
1 Warranty Booklet
3 AAA batteries
1 additional pair of interchangeable color rings
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