Reviews and Problems with Creative GigaWorks ProGamer G500
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Excellent sound quality with THX certification
S. W. Pedersen "Gamer_Kate", Amazon
6 August 2014
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! And both pieces of hardware are eight years old now, excellent build quality and thundering bass.
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). This thing has lasted me 10 freaking years, and finally today the subwoofer quit. The 5 other speakers still work fine, and honestly I got my money's worth.
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! There is plenty of power and you can use the control to eq the system if you want to adjust the subs, center, or rear channels individually. All in all, it really is a great system that's given me several years of service.
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 non-Creative stereo. Now I have a bunk sound system.
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. Save your money, and choose another unit.
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. but the it got worst and the rate of it abruptly turning off increased to every couple of hours. and now it doesn't work at all.
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. I also wanted something the could faithfully reproduce my music (jazz and rock mainly) and create an enthralling movie experience. I found this system and read reviews from many sites and decided i would give it a try.
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!! If you can pick one of these up somewhere you will not be disappointed (assuming it is working). Update: I did buy the logitech 5300 and although it was OK it did not compare to the Creative so I have now purchased my 3rd progamer 500.
Summary: Nice set of speakers and good features, but a big annoyance is there .... which is: the VERY VERY short speakers cables!! Yes, they are short to the extent that you should NEVER expect that you will take the toy out of the box and start enjoying! Instead, you should expect some effort to be done first to seek some electronic technician help to create a special extension for the supplied cables!!! Big shame!!
Summary: Believe it or not, I was directed from a Circuit City sales kid not buy the Harmon Kardon speakers system at the store and stick with Creative (which they didnt carry). I was impressed that he actually steered me right. I am more impressed with this system. I had an older Creative 2.1 and this is a signifcant upgrade. I'm not a Gamer - I do custom mixing (MixMeister) for fun on the home PC and this upgrade was worth it. Huge base for the money.