Summary: Purchased Creative GigaWorks T3 2.1 through Amazon as a Christmas present. The power supply failed after three months. Spent $50 to send the system back to Creative. Replacement system also has a failed power supply; it never worked. TERRIBLE Customer Support and cheap, unreliable product. STAY AWAY! Creative Labs customer service is available on through FAQ's and then through email. No phone support. YIKES.
Summary: This isn't a review about the sound, it's for product quality. The first unit I received was defected and exchanged with Amazon. I have had the new set since December 2010 and the amp is going -- the sound is fading in and out -- it will die soon. For the price, the amp should be of good quality, especially when they repeatedly market the excellence of their BASH amp.
Summary: By K. Wong First of all, if you think that my case is an isolated incident, do a quick search online and you'll see that many other people have this problem. There is nothing wrong with the speakers - pretty nice sound actually. However, after using it for over a year, the contact points in the volume control pod gathers dust and causes a myriad of problems. Contact customer support, and they tell you that they do not have any replacement parts.
Summary: First of all, if you think that my case is an isolated incident, do a quick search online and you'll see that many other people have this problem. There is nothing wrong with the speakers - pretty nice sound actually. However, after using it for over a year, the contact points in the volume control pod gathers dust and causes a myriad of problems. Contact customer support, and they tell you that they do not have any replacement parts.
Defective product - common problem with volume fluctuation
Lukasz Pacyga, Amazon
2 January 2015
Summary: After around one year of using my Gigaworks T3 I noticed that the volume of sound started to fluctuate, this intensified over the time making the listening experience very unpleasant. Following internet investigation I found that this is a very common problem with this speekers. The wired remote volume controller becomes to be defective after a while. Even after getting replacement volume controller the problem will come back sooner or later.
Faulty product, ineffective and cumbersome process to claim on warranty.
11 October 2014
Summary: There's a fault with this product. This began after about three months of use. When playing via TV or iPhone (or any other input) the sound in all speakers stops (ie the system seems to shut down or sleep). When I adjust the volume via the volume control pod, the sounds begins working again. The sound cuts out every 10 minutes or so. This occurs with different audio inputs, different volume levels, and different power sources.
Summary: I agreed with basically all of the 4 and 5 star reviews: for a time. After less than 2 months of ownership, my Gigaworks T3 has developed a volume fluctuation problem, which I have found out is actually something they are infamous for. There are hundreds of cases of this issue all around the internet. It strikes randomly and rapidly making anything to do with sound at all completely impossible. TVs, movies, gaming - all ruined.
Summary: I have a set of creative 2.1 speakers I acquired in 2002, the creative inspire 2.1, they're old and not that powerful for someone who requires loud and tight bass... however, they still work and they sound good, I wish I could say the same for this speakers... The sub-woofer is perfect! tight, responsive bass like I've never heard before!! just perfect! the satellites however, perfect high range but almost no mid range whatsoever!!! It's horrible! I sent mine back!