Summary: I have several Creative products and have been impressed. This one is, however, above and beyond. It has been out 2 or 3 years but I haven't had a need. The wimpy speakers on my kitchen TV required a boost. Can't believe that teacup-sized speakers could rival my theater system in the den. Amazing. Three minutes to install. May buy a couple more for other locations.
Summary: alright this is not perfect speakers, but... there's no such A perfect rught?? if you are looking for somthing small, easy to handle, don`t like to put sub wooper that bother ppl next door down stairs and put that really close to you. yes this is it $140 expensive?
It's a Great Tweeter & High-Mids, but Not Standalone
Sunglass Evaluator, Amazon
8 May 2011
Summary: If you're looking for a really great combination Tweeter with High-Midrange included and bi-amped, this is it. However, I'm pretty sure very few people want to buy this as part of a system with several other speakers (and amplifiers) involved in order to complete the full range. I had to combine it with a 5 1/4 inch speaker (and amp) to pick up the low midrange, and a subwoofer to hear the lows. The result is excellent, but again I doubt many people want to do that.
Not worth the price, especially considering the competition
1 May 2009
Summary: You should only get those if you need speakers to be AS SMALL AS POSSIBLE while delivering OK sound. There are many other 2.0 (stereo, no sub) for less money, that sound MUCH BETTER. I'm not biased either, CREATIVE makes other wonderful speakers: T20's or T40's. T20's are about twice as tall (still relatively small, and should be no problem fitting in any desktop scenario). And they can be found for under 50 dollars NEW on ebay.
Creative's HD50 2.0 Speakers - A Compact But Expensive 2.0 Speaker Set
Mark "Technology, Music and Movies", Amazon
12 February 2009
Summary: The Creative Labs GigaWorks HD50s are designed to satisfy a very small consumer niche. For those looking for speakers that are ultra compact, compatible with HD Audio and attractive, the HD50s are worth the premium. For users with more room who are searching for the best value in 2.0 speakers, there are many superior alternatives. You have to know your needs before being able to take advantage of these speakers.
Great out of the box and installs with almost no effort.
Dmitry Kristal, Amazon
22 January 2009
Summary: The Good: *Great "crisp" sound. *Works straight out of the box: No CDs included! *Stylish looks with blue light behind the sound control. *Simple control: You got your volume knob and.....that's it, I think. The Bad: *These speakers are connected via audio jack and are NOT USB-supported, which may be inconvenient to some users. The Bottom Line: These speakers are great, straight out of the box and that's the way it should be. You open the box, plug them in and that's it.
Summary: We installed these speakers in our kitchen, where we regularly play our media players while cooking, and entertaining. Even placed on top of the kitchen cabinets and turned all the way up, they put out crisp, clear sound that is well balanced. Both the high and low ends are well handled by these speakers, yet they are considerably smaller than other desktop speakers we own.
Summary: I am not a speaker expert nor am I an audiophile. I have several ipods and a vast musical library of classic rock, jazz & classical and these little speakers are great sounding. They are rugged, metal frames and the sound they produce is warm and crisp. Very good lows, mids & highs. Very impressive for such a small footprint. Set up is normal for speakers, plug then in etc. Nice blue glow on the volume knob is a nice touch.
Sound is decent. The bass port cant add what is not there.
J. J. Marino "Geekasaurus Rex", Amazon
13 January 2009
Summary: I tried to play many different forms of music through these speakers and overall I was pleased at the quality of sound. I used both my laptop and my ipod touch to play the music through the mini-jack. I would not give too much credence to the Bass Xpander port. What I ended up hearing was some spurious noise and not true bass. Other than that the quality of these desktop speakers are very good.
Summary: Other reviewers have covered the audio details much better than I could possibly do. I'm not an audiophile, and the technical details of sound systems are way beyond me. So all I can do is review these speakers as a "layman", based on my listening experience. I don't use speakers with an MP3 player, so I can't rate this product on that basis. The only way I use speakers is with my PC, on my desktop.