Over the past few years I’ve been really interested in home speakers and home theater hardware. I’m not a lifelong audiophile by any means, but music has always been a big part of my life. Sadly, my desktop computer audio has taken a major backseat recently. If I ever needed music or to watch a video, I would just grab high-quality headphones or a Bluetooth speaker and connect them to my computer. The time has come to end that neglect and finally give my desktop the speakers it deserves!
Straight out of a zen rock garden, here come the Creative Pebble USB 2.0 speakers to my rescue. (If my third child hadn’t been born 2 weeks ago, I might have done a photo shoot at a real-life zen rock garden!) These smooth rock-like speakers have an organic yet sculpted aesthetic unlike any speakers I’ve seen. The Creative Pebble comes in either a cool black or a clean white, both with matte gold drivers and a lone volume knob. Personally, I prefer the serenity of the white pair. Even the rear end looks good, with its shiny passive radiator.
I’ll admit, it feels weird to use a singular word for a pair of speakers. But regardless, these things are sleek. Equally as impressive as their attractive form is the Pebble’s price tag. As I’m writing this, they’re only $24.99! Are they all show and no go? Well, let’s continue the review and see if their function lives up to the form. Can I really get beautiful high-quality desktop speakers for about $25?
Can I really get beautiful high-quality desktop speakers for about $25?
I listened to a variety of music and spoken word, low volume and high. As with all Creative products, the Pebble speakers do not disappoint. I am really impressed that such a solid, well-designed product can be had for $25 or less. Admittedly, I received the Pebble speakers as a promotional product. But, price is still a major factor in every review I write. I can genuinely say that if I need speakers for another desktop computer, I will buy a pair of Creative Pebble(s) without hesitation.
There’s not much more to say about the Creative Pebble speakers. They’re fantastic, attractive and inexpensive. Those are my favorite three adjectives! I apologize if I messed up some of my singular/plural tenses during the review. But, don’t let that distract you from what’s important here. If you need a set of desktop speakers, these are an easy recommendation from me. The quality and affordable price make them an audio slam dunk. Why spend more?