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Creative BT-W3X

Smart Bluetooth® 5.3 Audio Transmitter with aptX HD

Features

Overview

Step up on your wireless experience and enjoy seamless audio playback with Creative BT-W3X! With Bluetooth® 5.3 and aptX™ HD codec, 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.

Creative BT-W3X at a glance

Smart Bluetooth codec

Higher quality Bluetooth audio transmission

Switch between paired devices easily

Convenient Hands-free Call

High Definition Audio

Audio

It's smart and reliable

Creative BT-W3X offers high-definition 24-bit audio at 48 kHz when streaming with aptX HD. 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
Status
Maximum Bit Depth
Maximum Sample Rate
Solid Gold
Connected with aptX HD
24-bit
48 kHz
Solid Green
Connected with aptX
16-bit
48 kHz
Solid Blue
Connected with SBC
16-bit
44 kHz

Controls

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-W3X 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-W3X (and simpler) way
  1. Power on Device 2
  2. Press the Bluetooth button on Creative BT-W3X 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
Status
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
Status
Solid Gold
Connected with aptX HD
Solid Green
Connected with aptX
Solid Blue
Connected with SBC

Communications

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-W3X 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-W3X 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-W3X to your device
  2. Switch on your pre-connected Bluetooth headset
  3. After it is connected, double press the button on Creative BT-W3X
  4. The LED indicator will switch to red, indicating that it is now in HFP mode

Design

It's really small, and no batteries needed

Creative BT-W3X 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-definition 24-bit audio on your Bluetooth receivers or devices. As long as the Creative BT-W3X is plugged in, you can be sure to enjoy stable, high-quality and reliable connection.

Downloads

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

A Closer Look

Specifications

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 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 48kHz
Dimensions (L x W x H)
  • 26 x 16 x 8 mm / 1.0 x 0.6 x 0.3”
Weight
  • 3g

System Requirements

Windows
  • 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-C 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-C 2.0 / 3.0 port
PS4
  • Firmware Ver 5.0 or later
  • Available USB Port*
PS5
  • Firmware Ver 20.02-2.26.00.00-00.00.00.0.1 or later
  • Available USB-C port
Nintendo Switch
  • Switch OS 5.0 or later
  • Available USB-C port
  • Voice communication on Nintendo Switch is title-dependent

*USB-C to USB-A converter not included

Package Contents

  • 1 x Creative BT-W3X
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide
  • 1 x Warranty and Compliance Information Leaflet

Warranty

1-year Limited Hardware Warranty

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