Summary: These are Really bad for $80. The sound is super hollow. Don't believe the "basXport" crap..there is no bass. I have no idea why these are $80. Cheap Altec Lansing speakers you can get for 20-$40 have much better sound overall than these. These are actually some of the worst sounding speakers I have heard. Very confused by the other reviews. Sure they work but not better than speakers that cost half as much. So why pay double or more for crappy sound? Don't do it.
According to reviews that I read, these speakers are ...
20 August 2014
Summary: According to reviews that I read, these speakers are the bomb. I bought them because they have separate bass and treble controls. I have trouble with my hearing, most notably, need more highs, less lows, for use watching Netflix and Hulu Plus, and listening to music on my computer. According to my own judgement, (and several friends), the two controls do not seem to change the sound levels. Speakers have a strong bass level.
Summary: Speakers were fine for a while. They had decent tone and a nice look on my desk. After a year and a half of reasonable use (warranty is for 12 months), any movement in the volume knob now creates hissing and loud popping in the left speaker. Dissatisfied with spending $100 on this junk.
AT THE 1.5 MARK, THEY MALFUNCTIONED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED!
J "J", Amazon
7 October 2011
Summary: At first they were great! All the great things you've read about in all of the other great reviews. WATCH OUT FOR QUALITY though! I've lived in the same place for the last 2 years and I purchased these speakers after hours of research - looking for a speaker that had a fuller sound, was compact, and had separate adjustments for bass and treble - and they have not moved from my desk since the day I received them.
Summary: These speakers sounded great. I was very happy with my purchase. Unfortunately they turned out to be shoddy made garbage and they broke after about a month. Judging from other reviews I'm not the only one this has happened to. I wrote this review to warn people that dont want to throw there hard earned cash into the toilet.
Summary: I bought this pair less than 10 months ago and about 2 months ago a loud hissing, sound started happening occasionally. No matter what I did I could not faithfully reproduce this hissing, loud crackling sound. I'm assuming there's a short. I emailed customer service and explained that this problem is intermittent and although the issue went away for one week it has been an issue that I could not reproduce faithfully.
Summary: OK sounding speakers for the money. Unfortunately, within six months, both audio input connectors failed (one was broken out of the box, but I just used the other one until failed). Thought this should be an easy warranty repair issue. Wrong. The only way to initiate warranty repair is through their online form, which is completely non-functional (I also tried it with a pair of Creative headphones I also own) and unusable.
Sound quality ok for the price, but shoddily made.
Ernest Heau, Amazon
4 February 2010
Summary: What a disappointment. After some diligent shopping for a PC speakers under $100, I settled on the Creative Labs Gigaworks T20 from amazon.com. Setup was no problem, and I got it to play within 15 minutes. I was mindful of the fact that speakers have to be broken in, so I was not too critical of the sound. They sounded like I would call "middle fi," not hi-fi. But that's OK, for $100 I was not expecting hi-fi.
Creatives service dept sent a non functioning set of speakers
26 February 2009
Excerpt: Don't trust these guys. I doubt these speakers were even ckecked by QA. One speaker didnt work out of the box. Creative refused to pay shipping (cost me $22 plus the original refurb cost $59, plus shipping equiled $72, totaling $94 for used speakers that I still don't have back from their service dept.
Pros: Sound good
Cons: Creative labs has lost its quality and any desire to service their customers