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.
2.5 Stars - Reasonable Sound Quality in a Small Package
S M "firepepper red", Amazon
25 December 2008
Summary: The Creative Labs HD50 speakers offer decent quality sound considering their small size but they are a bit overpriced. There are quite a few speaker options available that offer better sound in a slightly larger (and cheaper) package, but if you need the smallest sized speakers with good bass and decent overall sound quality, then these speakers are a reasonable choice.
Summary: Do not be fooled by any of the following terms or phrases found in the item description: - "BasXPort Technology" - "High-definition" / "HD" - "2.0" - "GigaWorks" - "enhanced bass without the need for a bulky subwoofer" I was amazed at how unimpressive the sound was, especially with all of the spiffy terms and phrases in the product description. The price of this product is offensive for the sound that it produces.