Reviews and Problems with Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II
Showing 1-10 of 75
Rotten Egg Returns Policy
Kevin C., Newegg
31 May 2014
Pros: Compact, good looking speakers.Well balanced sound, with ample power and very adequate bass for home computer audio. Extremely nice 'heft' and finish.
Cons: Please accept my apology for deducting one egg, and for this somewhat unrelated gripe, but I feel shoppers should be aware of the Egg's lame returns policy: NE initially shipped me a damaged set of DOA speakers that looked like someone else's return, then charged me 11 bucks to return and exchange them via the UPS store, which I was forced to drive across town to personally deliver to. The 'Egg 'sale' price ended up being not such a good deal, especially after having ...
Pros: Hello "Collin C" who posted his review below mine: If speakers distort at <50% volume, ==> you're overloading their amplified input. GET IT? I admit it's an engineer in me who is irritated by the common folks who buy a piece of technology, abuse it and complain "it didn't last", but fact is - can you even read the specs? What does 28Watt RMS power into 2 channels tell you my friend?, it tells me 14 Watt per channel of root-mean-square sinusoidal power in electrical (n...
Cons: Uneducatd folks annoy me. Also using this opportunity - not just speakers, but in GENERAL - people, when you review & mark it "negative', do NOT review shipping! This is not a place to review UPS, FedEx, USPS or whatever else, if shipping was slow go complain elsehwere, here I only care for a PRODUCT review.
Summary: As I said I am spoiled by real good adio & my music taste is very Heavy + Esoteric. From Dimmu Borgir to Medieval chants, it's not easy to reproduce on cheap speakers. Not to be unexpected from a EE Engineer.
Pros: My 2nd pair (1st original from 3 years ago, left at former job/coworker). For the price, they're a bargain given good performance vs. physical volume. Physics dictates a minimum volume of cavity to emit audiowaves of certain frequencies, and CreativeT20's are excellent, all if not "too much" is included (cables, Yadapter). Perfect appearance, though to people of my kind appearance is nowhere as important as performance. Detachable grilles are a nice touch for this che...
Cons: No Cons for an average person, not exposed to high-end stuff; and don't dare to complain for their price - a mircale manufactured with this reasonable audio/sound. But since I am SPOILED, & my music taste, education/tech background isn't average, an elitist could blast these as junk :) if they forget the price. First a minor thing - glossy/"piano" surfaces attract basic consumers, yet for us in a professional world they attract dust/fingertips (static cling), rather t...
Summary: After I purchased the T20's for $66.99 w/ free shipping from NG, I found the Bose Companion 2 (last years model Series II Silver grill) @ BJ's for $79.99 this week. I must admit, I like the sound better from the Bose myself. More neutral sounding. Cleaner overall. I sent the T20's down to my parents home in Florida & they like them well enough. The T20's (when on sale) are a fine speaker system overall. Sound is subjective, so take my review with a grain of salt.
Pros: Sturdy. Easy set-up. Front panel inputs (Power/Bass/Treble/AUX & Headphone) T20 can get fairly loud overall. Price. Seems like decent build quality. Good for above average gaming sound.
Cons: Even after adjusting the bass within my Asus Xonar DS sound card menu, it's simply too much for my tastes when playing music.
Pros: They are OK, not the greatest sound but if you want something better than laptop or monitor speakers then these are great as a replacement. MUCH better than low-end speakers but they crackle at higher volume and just seem lacking. Not great for gaming or quality sound but they work and serve their purpose. My previous system was a klipsch 5.1 set and they were fantastic. If you just need better sound but not AMAZING sound then these are a good set. My neighbors were b...
Cons: Cracking sounds and distortion at higher volume
Summary: I decided to migrate from a 2.1 system to a 2.0 system to gain the extra real estate on the ground where the sub was located. If I had to do it over again, I would probably research systems with small footprint subs and good ratings. Not disappointed with my purchase.
Pros: Sound quality is great. Bass and treble controls allow for more than adequate adjustment of sound. These speakers are pretty loud. They look great.
Cons: I switched to these from a 2.1 system. You can tell the subwoofer isn't there, but overall sound is still great. Unless your PC is a main music source that requires the extra bass of a sub, these are great.
Pros: I replaced a very old set of 5.1 Altec Lansing speakers that just took up to much space. Theses were Win 95 era speakers.....Anyway, they sound is amazing, plenty of highs, lows and sub. All from 2 speakers.
Cons: OK, here it goes, the bad and I'm stretching it....the knows could be textured instead of smooth so it's easier to adjust the settings.
Pros: Sweet and clean sound. If you are into acoustic and such, this pair of little speakers will bring a smile to your face. Not super bass'ey but in a 2.0 speaker WTH you can't expect so very much. IMO great value for the $ if you don't need a thumping bass
Cons: Not much, just be sure you want what these speakers are good at and not what they aint...
Summary: I do most of my serious music listening from my headphones plugged directly into the sound card. One can't really expect serious audiophile music quality from these, but they are more than sufficient for your average desktop computer needs.
Pros: Pretty decent 2.0 for the average desktop when it comes to watching movies and other sound related computer functions. Not overly bulky on the desktop with limited space. Plug them in and turn them on; works great in windows 8, 64 bit OS. Among some of the better 2.0 speakers imo.
Cons: Volume control button is a bit difficult if you have big fingers. A tad bit pricey.
Summary: i bought these to replace my two Bose Mediamate computer speakers that finally stopped working after many years. although i prefer the Bose for overall sound quality, you really cant go wrong here for $99 especially if you're just going to be playing games or youtube videos. although if it was anymore i'd definitely look elsewhere since i am very picky about speaker sound quality and i enjoy listening to all kinds of music.
Pros: clear highs, small footprint, nice exterior finish, removable grills, front side controls are functionally adequate and easily accessible
Cons: boomy bass, hollow midrange, sound quality is comparable to typical factory car speakers.