Creative is ready to rub shoulders with Bose with the release of HD50 speakers. HD50 is a small set of 2.0 speakers created for the style conscious customer who appreciates good sound quality. The tiny size of the HD50 resembles the Bose's Music Monitor with its stunning looks. The dual units are made with a white piano glossy and urban steel silver finish. Their smart design is a perfect accompaniment to any iPod /notebook or desktop. The small footprint of the HD50 proves really useful for the busy desks.
The twin speaker set can easily be connected to any notebook, PC, Mac, multimedia player. One Can use Creative's own X-30 Docking Station for use with an iPod. There are no individual controls for bass or treble. The volume and power on/off button are congregated into one knob with a blue glowing ring. The units have two peepholes for improving the bass extension.
Creative claims that this technology (BassXPort) can manage the physical absence of a sub woofer. The build quality is very good.
Each unit comprises of two speakers, one for treble and one for bass; so that the lower and higher frequencies can be managed properly. And not surprisingly the sound quality and controls are well managed in the HD50.
The sound delivered is pretty good with decent heavy bass and clear treble. For its size, it is quite impressive. The sound for both music as well as games is clear and distinct. Perhaps the best we have heard in recent times.
The performance falters a little when a movie or a music piece required deep bass to be reproduced, but otherwise the performance was significantly above average.
Overall the HD50 is a good option to choose if you are thinking of a speaker system for a small room. The price is little on the higher side compared to other options available, but if you do not want to compromise on sound quality and need a small form factor then HD50 may be the best bet for you.