Reviews and Problems with Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II
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29 January 2010
Summary: I purchased these after a lot of research. The kids speakers (on a second PC) went belly-up, so I gave them my Logitech 2.1 set - and ordered the T20-S2 mainly for the smaller footprint (no sub), and also for the increased clarity.
BTW - the price above was NZD converted to USD at the time of purchase. Audio in NZ is normally relatively expensive compared the the rest of the world.
Pros: Good size, nice design, good mids and highs, very good clarity
Conclusion: All in all, are they a good value? Not necessarily, but they sound awesome for most things. Lovers of hip-hop, industrial, death metal, or any other music genre that is heavy on thick, thumping bass, should probably steer clear.
Summary: I got these to replace a pair of Klipsch Pro Media Ultra 2.0 which I gave to my 79 year old father in law. The Klipsch had better highs and a brighter overall sound which he could hear better. I like these because they have a nice smooth sound given the silk dome tweeter and for $100 I really can't complain. I suspect the M Audio series is better at their new lower price point but these are more compact.
Summary: Just received these - first thing first - speedy next day delivery!! Secondly - WOW, WOW and WOW!!! What great speakers! Have replaced my PC speakers at work - formerly Creative Vivid 60's. I can't wait to take these bad boys up to MAX volume tomorrow when I have the office to myself but from the level I have managed to push them to, they sound phenomenal and I did not realise just how much of the music range I have been missing all this time - like falling in love with...
Great quality speakers with a big butt (bigger than a Kardashian)
13 December 2014
Summary: I'm really impressed with the sound on these. I would give them 5 stars except for one thing - the speakers go onto standby after a few minutes of no sound. To wake them up you simply play some music but it takes about 3 seconds for them to come back on and you miss the first three seconds of your chosen track. That matters to me. Ok, it's an EU directive but try to be a bit more 'creative' guys and have the sound come on instantly.
Very good audio quality for the price. External subwoofer will not be missed.
19 August 2014
Summary: I wanted to buy these speakers since last few years but could never make up my mind to buy these. Finally, this week I purchased this speaker. Looks wise, this speaker is a attention grabber when used without the black grill cover for the cones. You will need a decent sound card with good quality DAC to drive these speakers.
Summary: I have two pairs of these, one I bought much earlier than the second pair for my own computer and the other for a newer shared computer. The first pair were and still are fine. No hum, no buzz, no problems whatsoever. The second pair at first had a problem with the volume - could barely hear anything - but after a while that settled down.
Summary: They are being advertised as Hi-Fi quality and they actually deliver. If you expect a loud, punchy bass for your dubstep or techno music - look elswhere, you will be disappointed. If you're looking for clean, sharp and deep sound with clear highs and full lows, giving an impression of big floor speakers - you will be delighted. Perfect for ambient music. For £50 you won't find better sound in a 2.0 configuration.
Good speakers but they go into standby and lose first 3 seconds audio
Mr. Fabulous, Amazon
17 June 2014
Summary: These speakers go into standby after 10-15 minutes of no sound input, and take about 3 seconds to auto-recover when input occurs. That means you do not hear short sounds like system chimes, and when you start to play a song, you miss the start of it. My old T20s did not do this; it is apparently an EU recommendation. I would not buy them again even though the sound quality is good, because there appears to be no way to disable this irritating "feature".