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Creative BT-W4

Smart Bluetooth® 5.2 Audio Transmitter with aptX Adaptive

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Features

Overview

Tired of unreliable Bluetooth® connections?

Constantly getting disconnected out of the blue? We're here to fix that. Following the success of its predecessor, the Creative BT-W4 is here with even more to offer.

Creative BT-W4 at a glance

Smart Bluetooth codec with auto-adjusting bitrate
Higher quality Bluetooth audio transmission
Switch between remembered devices easily
Dual voice chat options
High-quality enjoyment with 24-bit audio

Say goodbye to connection breakage and welcome stable, high-quality Bluetooth audio with Creative BT-W4. The Creative BT-W4 is a smart Bluetooth audio transmitter that is designed to complement the digital natives of today's progressively wire-free world.

Equipped with the latest aptX™ Adaptive codec, Bluetooth 5.2, a convenient device-switching function, and dual voice chat options, Creative BT-W4 makes your Bluetooth experience enjoyable for entertainment, work, and more!

Audio

It is... Smart & Adaptable

Step up on your wireless experience with the latest aptX Adaptive codec. Enjoy undisrupted media on your devices without the annoying and random breakage, as well as synchronized audio and video without noticeable lag or lip-sync error.

aptX Adaptive1 is an extremely efficient audio codec that automatically adjusts its bitrate in real-time, based on your usage and surrounding, like a crowded RF environment that is extremely common in today's digitized era.

It is closer to you than you know, like a bedroom with smartphone and smartwatch chargers, LED lights, and even hair dryers—when put together, the RF emitted by these devices will inevitably disrupt your connection quality.

With aptX Adaptive, connectivity issues are reduced to a minimum and you will always get the most optimized Bluetooth audio regardless of where you are and what you are playing. No user control or configuration required.

1 Your audio devices (i.e., Bluetooth headphones or speakers) need to support aptX Adaptive as well to enjoy the benefits of the codec.

What does aptX Adaptive do?

Smart Auto-adjust
Monitors the connection quality of your devices in tandem with your environment, and automatically adjusts its bitrate to ensure stable and consistent media playback
Dynamic Scaling
Transitions seamlessly across bitrate tiers based on the type of content you're on, so you get the audio of the highest quality when listening to music, and low latency audio when gaming
Energy-efficient
Utilizes smaller amounts of data without sacrificing audio quality to deliver better wireless playback resolution and stability while saving power
“It promises high resolution, uninterrupted audio that simply works, delivering a premium and robust solution.”

It's stable and reliable

Creative BT-W4 offers high-definition 24-bit audio at 48 kHz when streaming with aptX Adaptive. Along with Bluetooth 5.2, enjoy stable, high-quality, and reliable connection for your music, movies, and games.

It also automatically chooses the best available audio codec supported by your device, so you are guaranteed the best possible Bluetooth audio every single time.

LED IndicatorSupported Codecs
PurpleaptX Adaptive
GreenaptX
BlueSBC

Controls

It makes life simpler

Good news for the gadget geeks who own a whole fleet of Bluetooth audio devices! Forget the hassle and repetitive steps of disconnecting, searching, and pairing whenever you want to switch between your Bluetooth headphones and speakers.

Example: When you are reconnecting to previously paired devices
The usual (and troublesome) way
  1. Disconnect Device 1
  2. Power on Device 2
  3. Wait for Device 2 to search and establish connection
  4. Device 2 connected
The Creative BT-W4 (and simpler) way
  1. Power on Device 2
  2. Press the Bluetooth button on Creative BT-W4 once

The intuitive device switching function on Creative BT-W4 allows you to easily change the output device you are connected to, with literally just a press of a button.

It remembers up to 4 devices for easy switching, in the sequence of their initial pairing.

Forgot the sequence of your devices? Fret not, download and install the Creative app on your PC to check the remembered devices. You can also select nearby devices to pair with, or redo the whole list of connected devices easily via the software.

Guide to LED Indicators and Device Switching
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Device Switching
LED IndicatorStatus
Flashing BlueBluetooth pairing mode
Blink White 1xSearching and connecting to Device 1
Blink White 2xSearching and connecting to Device 2
Blink White 3xSearching and connecting to Device 3
Blink White 4xSearching and connecting to Device 4
When Connected
LED IndicatorStatus
Solid PurpleConnected with aptX Adaptive
Solid GreenConnected with aptX
Solid BlueConnected with SBC

Communications

It connects you, your way

Whether it's for your online meetings or your 9pm raid with fellow gamer friends, Creative BT-W4 offers the wireless communication option you need.

HFP Mode2

Switch from whatever you're listening to and pick up a short phone call instantly! Double press on the Bluetooth button to enter HFP mode, and use voice chat with the built-in microphone on your Bluetooth headset.

Best for: PC and Mac, where the likelihood of audio pickup, for example, keyboard typing noises from the desktop, is high.

2 In HFP mode, the Creative BT-W4 allows you to use your wireless headset for voice chat, but premium A2DP Bluetooth codecs (aptX Adaptive, aptX, and SBC) will not be available.

Analog Microphone

Plug in the bundled analog microphone to your device via its 3.5 mm jack, and use it for voice chat while streaming audio wirelessly to your Bluetooth headphones. Lead, assist, or hard-carry your team to victory as Creative BT-W4 lets you communicate your strategy across in real-time.

Best for: Gaming consoles such as PS5 and PS4, where there isn't noise interference from keyboard taps and desktop movements.

Setting up voice chat (HFP / Analog Mic)

Design

It's really, really small

Weighing about the same as three potato chips, the Creative BT-W4 is a mammoth in functionality but an absolute lightweight in size. Its small build is comparable to a beer bottle cap, so it won't get in your way. All you need is a free USB port to get it plugged in and running, while occupying negligible space on your desk.

Downloads

Creative app

Switch between remembered devices, redo the Bluetooth pairing list, make EQ adjustments, and access Sound Blaster technologies via Acoustic Engine module—all available in-app!

REVIEWS

Mighty Gadget

"If you have any headphones or earbuds that support aptX Adaptive, this is the best way to make the most of this new low latency codec for a wide range of devices."

90/100

Creative BT-W4

2022-11-17

Customer Reviews

E. Kähkönen

Works like a dream. Aptx Adaptive amazing tech, paired with the new Senheiser Momemtum 4. No perceivable lag or anything when gaming, watching movies.

A Closer Look

Specifications

Bluetooth Version
  • Bluetooth 5.2
Bluetooth Profiles
  • A2DP (Wireless Stereo Bluetooth)
  • AVRCP (Bluetooth Remote Control)
  • HFP (Hands-free Profile)
Audio Codec
  • aptX Adaptive, aptX, SBC
Wireless Operating Range
  • Up to 50m / 165 ft
Wireless Frequency
  • 2402-2480 MHz
USB Input Resolution
  • Up to Stereo 24-bit 96 kHz
Wireless Playback Resolution
  • Up to Stereo 24-bit 48 kHz
Analog Microphone
  • Type: 4-pole condenser
  • Frequency Response: 100-10,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity (1 kHz): -38 dBV /Pa

System Requirements

Windows
  • Intel® i3 or AMD® equivalent processor
  • Intel, AMD, or 100% compatible motherboard
  • Microsoft® Windows 11, Windows 10 32 / 64-bit ver 1703 or higher
  • >4 GB RAM, >4 GB of free hard disk space
  • Available USB 2.0 / 3.0 port
Macintosh
  • Macintosh running macOS 10.15 or later
  • >4 GB RAM, >4 GB of free hard disk space
  • Available USB 2.0 / 3.0 port
PS4
  • Firmware Ver 5.0 or later
  • Available USB Port
  • Available 3.5 mm Headphone port on controller
PS5
  • Firmware Ver 20.02-2.26.00.00-00.00.00.0.1 or later
  • Available USB port
  • Available 3.5 mm Headphone port on controller
Nintendo Switch
  • Switch OS 5.0 or later
  • Available USB port
  • Available 3.5 mm Headphone port
  • Voice communication on Nintendo Switch is title-dependent

Package Contents

  • 1 x Creative BT-W4
  • 1 x USB-C to USB-A Converter
  • 1 x 3.5 mm 4-pole Condenser Analog Microphone
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide
  • 1 x Warranty Leaflet
  • 1 x Warranty Card (China)

Warranty

2-year Limited Hardware Warranty

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