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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good - but not quite perfect, 22 Dec. 2010
This review is from: Creative ZiiSound D5 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with iPhone and iPodDock (Electronics)
I wanted this for two things - 1. as a Bluetooth speaker to use with my laptop and iPod, and 2. as a speaker to plug in to my TV (no home cinema for me!) On both counts, it performs very well.

Sound Quality
Very good - plenty of bite, and very reasonable bass, considering the size of the drivers. The quality of the sound using Creative's special Bluetooth codec is very much better than through standard BT - so their dongles are recommended.

Aesthetics
Works well in my room - nice and sleek, not too "in your face"

Ergonomics
Pairing with Creative's own dongles is very easy. I've got two (one for the iPod, one for the PC), and switching between them is easy, if confusing. It's not possible to tell which device is connected, as far as I can see. There might be some meaning to the different patterns of blinking lights, but I can't see it described anywhere...
The volume is a little difficult to get a handle on. I've got this in quite a small room, where volume on 2 is too quiet, and volume on 3 is a little loud, most of the time. It's very much step-change between volume levels.

Value for money
Well, depends on your preferences. It's expensive, and you'll get better sound quality from the Gigaworks T40ii speakers (which I also have) which are a third the price. But the flexibility of Bluetooth, and the good looks of the D5 are valuable too. If the D5 was 25% cheaper, I'd say it's excellent value. As it is, it's a personal choice.

Overall
It does what I want it to, and it does it well.
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Initial post: 3 Nov 2011, 22:30:12 GMT
Red Oranda says:
ZiiSound D5 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with iPhone and iPodDock I am thinking of buying this device. Trying to get information from Creative is like getting blood out of a stone! I have a modern flat screen Sony TV, so how do I connect this device to the TV? Thanks Buy buy@pledger.org.uk

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Nov 2011, 19:46:53 GMT
Two choices: pair it with bluetooth, or use the 3.5mm jack. I use the jack.
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