Today, and more so in these times, the multimedia entertainment takes on great importance for the home environment, and there are not a few users who do not settle, for example, with the speakers built into their television set to play on the console and seek to make a jump from quality. For these users, Creative has the perfect product because Creative Stage V2 are already available and bring together the best audio for game with powerful 2.1 high-quality home theater sound, all in the usual quality of the product family Sound blaster.
The Creative Strage V2 are, as their name suggests, an evolution of the previous Stage, which now incorporates new features such as the new Sound Blaster Surround and Clear Dialog technologies which will be greatly appreciated by gamers. In addition, it mounts larger soundboards to deliver clearer sounds and surround sound with greater precision and, in short, more spectacular.
Creative Stage V2, high-end features at an average price
|Creative Stage V2|
|Type||2.0 sound bar and dedicated subwoofer (2.1 audio)|
|Dimensions||Soundbar: 78 x 680 x 100 mm
Subwoofer: 423 x 116 x 250 mm
|Weight||Sound bar: 2.0 Kg
Subwoofer: 3.3 Kg
|Wiring||USB-C to USB-A cable: 1.2 m
3.5mm auxiliary cable: 1.2m
Power cord: 1.5m
|Power||Main unit: 2 x 20 W
Subwoofer: 1 x 40 W
Total system power: up to 80 W RMS, peak power 160 W
|Speakers||Sound bar: 2 x 2.25 “
Subwoofer: 5.25 “
|Response frequency||55 to 20,000 Hz|
|Signal to noise ratio (SNR)||≥ 75 dB|
Auxiliary input (3.5mm mini-jack)
Optical input (S / PDIF)
TV (ARC) – HDMI
|Remote control||Yes, by infrared|
|Other functions||Support optical input and TV input (ARC) |
Built-in 3.5mm auxiliary input for other audio devices
As you can see, the Creative Stage V2 audio system consists of a subwoofer with two speakers with a power of 20 W RMS each and an active subwoofer with a power of 40 W RMS, so that the system has a total of 80W of actual power. This system, although it works of course on a PC without any problem thanks to its wide connectivity (minijack and S / PDIF without going any further) is designed to connect it to the television and be able to significantly improve the quality of its audio. Obviously, this means that it will work without any problems with any game console that we want to connect.
To highlight its wide connectivity, since it supports line input via a 3.5mm mini-jack, an S / PDIF optical connector, HDMI (TV-ARC) and also Bluetooth (version 5.0), so if we want to use it to listen to music from the smartphone We can also do it without any problems and without having to turn on the TV, because in fact it includes a complete remote control that will allow us to control all its functions.
Sound Blaster technology at the service of the gamer
Creative is the creator of the famous Sound Blaster brand which, in fact, was one of the first dedicated sound cards to exist for PC, so it won’t be because of years of experience. In the new Stage V2, Creative has integrated its technology Sound Blaster Surround, which is capable of detecting and enhancing the spatial information of the incoming audio through the company’s proprietary audio filters to optimize the listening experience, providing wide and spatially detected sound from any type of audio source .
Sound Blaster technology is also integrated Clear dialog, which has nothing to do with voice communication but is intended for home theater. Clear Dialog is able to extract voice and spoken dialogue from movies by its own algorithm and intelligently amplify them. Have you ever noticed (and this bothered you) that in movies the ambient sound is too loud and the actors’ voices are barely heard? Well, with this soundbar you can forget about this problem, and the best thing is that it does it automatically without having to touch any settings whatsoever.
Price and availability
The new Creative Stage V2 are already available in the manufacturer’s online store and will soon reach online stores such as Amazon (where at the moment there is only the previous version). The price recommended by the manufacturer (and whoever sells it in their store) is 109.99 dollars, 10 dollars more than the first version, but the improvements are certainly worth it.