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Creative BT-W5

Smart Bluetooth® 5.3 Audio Transmitter with aptX Adaptive



Enjoy seamless wireless audio streaming like no other with the Creative BT-W5. Equipped with Bluetooth® 5.3, aptX Adaptive codec that allows users to toggle priority for audio quality, and a convenient device-switching function, Creative BT-W5 makes your Bluetooth experience enjoyable for entertainment, work, and more!

Creative BT-W5 at a glance

Smart Bluetooth codec with auto-adjusting bit-rate

Higher quality Bluetooth audio transmission

Switch between paired devices easily

Convenient Hands-free Call

High Resolution Audio


It's smart and adaptable

Enjoy undisrupted audio playback with improved audio-and-video synchronization with the aptX Adaptive codec. When connected, the codec allows you to prioritize between a selection of dynamic bit-rate (High Quality) or dynamic latency (Low Latency) adaptation based on your needs. aptX Adaptive (High Quality) is selected by default. The selection is accessible within the Creative app.

Low Latency mode affectively brings down latency to an approximate of 50 ms*, perfect for games and movies where latency requirements are a lot more demanding.

aptX Adaptive High Quality supports exceptional audio quality even at lower bit rates. With aptX Adaptive High Quality, you can enjoy aptX HD quality scaling up to 420 kbps, great for high-resolution music.


Switch between paired devices manually, make EQ adjustments, and access Sound Blaster technologies via the Acoustic Engine module—all available in-app!

It's stable and reliable

Creative BT-W5 offers high-resolution 24-bit audio at up to 96 kHz when streaming with aptX Adaptive. Along with Bluetooth® 5.3, 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 Indicator
Maximum Bit Depth
Maximum Sample Rate
Solid Purple
Connected with aptX Adaptive High Quality mode selected
96 kHz
Solid Cyan
Connected with aptX Adaptive Low Latency mode selected
48 kHz
Solid Gold
Connected with aptX HD activated
48 kHz
Solid Green
Connected with aptX activated
48 kHz
Solid Blue
Connected with SBC activated
44 kHz


It makes life simpler

Forget the hassle and repetitive steps of disconnecting, searching, and pairing whenever you want to switch between your Bluetooth headphones and speakers. The intuitive device switching function on Creative BT-W5 allows you to easily change the output device you are connected to, with literally just press of a button.

Example: When you are reconnecting to previously paired devices
The usual (and troublesome) way
  1. Disconnect Device 1
  2. Power on Device 2
  3. Look for Device 2 in the list of Bluetooth devices
  4. Connect to Device 2
The Creative BT-W5 (and simpler) way
  1. Power on Device 2
  2. Press the multifunction button on Creative BT-W5 once

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
Device Switching
LED Indicator
Flashing Blue
Bluetooth pairing mode
Blink White 1x
Searching and connecting to Device 1
Blink White 2x
Searching and connecting to Device 2
Blink White 3x
Searching and connecting to Device 3
Blink White 4x
Searching and connecting to Device 4
When Connected
LED Indicator
Solid Purple
Connected with aptX Adaptive High Quality mode selected
Solid Cyan
Connected with aptX Adaptive Low Latency mode selected
Solid Gold
Connected with aptX HD activated
Solid Green
Connected with aptX activated
Solid Blue
Connected with SBC activated


It connects you, your way

Switch from whatever you're listening to and pick up a short phone call instantly! Double press on the Bluetooth button on Creative BT-W5 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.

Setting up voice chat

In HFP mode, the Creative BT-W5 allows you to use your wireless headset for voice chat, but premium A2DP Bluetooth codecs (aptX Adaptive, aptX, and SBC) will not be available.

HFP Mode
  1. Connect the Creative BT-W5 to your device
  2. Switch on your connected Bluetooth headset
  3. After it is connected, double press the button on Creative BT-W5
  4. The LED indicator will switch to red, indicating that it is now in HFP mode


It's really small, and no batteries needed

Creative BT-W5 is extremely lightweight at just 3g and features a small build, similar to the size of a dime, making it perfectly portable. It is also powered via USB-C and draws minimal power from your device so that you can continue to listen to high-resolution 24-bit audio on your Bluetooth receivers or devices. As long as the Creative BT-W5 is plugged in, you can be sure to enjoy stable, high-quality and reliable connection.

A Closer Look


Bluetooth version:
  • Bluetooth 5.3
Bluetooth Profiles
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control Profile)
  • HFP (Hands-free Profile)
Audio Codec
  • aptX Adaptive, aptX HD, aptX, SBC
Wireless Operating Range
  • Up to 50 m / 165 ft (Unobstructed line-of-sight)
Maximum RF Output Power
  • 10 dBm
Wireless Frequency
  • 2402 - 2480 MHz
USB Input Resolution:
  • Up to Stereo 24bit 96kHz
Wireless Playback Resolution
  • Up to Stereo 24bit 96kHz
Dimensions (L x W x H)
  • 26 x 16 x 8 mm / 1.0 x 0.6 x 0.3”
  • 3g / 0.1oz

System Requirements

  • Intel® i3 or AMD® equivalent processor
  • Intel, AMD, or 100% compatible motherboard
  • Microsoft® Windows 11, Windows 10, 32 / 64-bit version 1903 or later
  • >4 GB Ram, >4 GB of free hard disk space
  • Available USB 2.0 / 3.0 port
  • Macintosh running macOS 10.15 or later
  • >4 GB RAM, >4 GB of free hard disk space
  • Available USB 2.0 / 3.0 port
  • Firmware Ver 5.0 or later
  • Available USB Port*
  • Firmware Ver 20.02- or later
  • Available USB port
Nintendo Switch
  • Switch OS 5.0 or later
  • Available USB port
  • Voice communication on Nintendo Switch is title-dependent

*USB-C to USB-A converter not included

Package Contents

  • 1 x Creative BT-W5
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide
  • 1 x Warranty and Compliance Information Leaflet


1-year Limited Hardware Warranty

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