Reviews and Problems with Creative GigaWorks ProGamer G500
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It's pretty much the Logitech Z906 and the Genius SW-HF5
26 March 2015
Summary: Edit: I've had these for a more than a week now, so I can now give a fair review. I don't think many manufactures make quality 5.1 and above speakers anymore unless it's a home theater system with a receiver.
Summary: I had an old speaker system from Cambridge Soundworks and an onboard sound card with my third pc. The sound was better and it played loud. But when I got these THX certified surround speakers and a Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty Platinum THX certified sound card with my fourth pc I was blown away!
Summary: Awesome sound system without a doubt. The quality of sound it puts out and how loud and powerful it gets is amazing. First off I bought this speaker system brand new 10 years ago for $300+(I really can't remember exact, I just remember it being a tad above 300).
Summary: I've had these speakers for SEVERAL years. I started with this setup and a Creative Fatal1ty X-Fi Pro Gamer sound card. I've recently upgraded to a Creative Sound Blaster ZXR and now they sound even better!
Summary: Do not buy these speakers. Its an attractive price with good specifications, but there are well documented cases of the subwoofer shorting out after a few months of ownership. Also, the satellite speakers use an irregular voltage/wattage (unsure of terms), rendering them useless on any other...
Summary: I bought this unit a while back. While the sound is just fine, it constantly cuts out. I think it trips an internal breaker or something. It stops working and I have to shut it down and let it cool before I can use it again. Customer service was of little help.
Summary: Speakers were great until, the subwoofer started to suddenly turn itself off every now and then. First we thought we'll live with it, since it would start working again ones you turn the main switch on the woofer off and turn it back on, and it would work fine.
Summary: I am a self proclaimed audiophile and have been looking for a decent surround system for my computer. I wanted Something with a little more oomph than my Logitech 5300 and definitely more bass.
Summary: Update: A web search determined that the problem was the power relay. A few dollars for a more robust relay, a little soldering work to replace it and I now have 2 pro Gamer 500 systems that have been working great for years--great sound!!