Reviews and Problems with Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II
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Excellent 2.0 Speakers!!!
David S., Newegg
1 week ago
Pros: I bought these to use with my laptop computer. They provide full crisp sound. They fill my entire apartment and I have not turned them past 50% due to bothering the neighbors. The speakers seem well made and are beautiful to look at.
Cons: After owning them for about six months I started noticing a creeping static sound. I have isolated the lines and still the sound progressed. As of today they have decided that all they will do is emit a loud static along with any sound. Warranty on them is lack luster.
Summary: You absolutely will not regret getting this product. I luckily bought this while it was $80 off! Even if it was full price , It is still worth every penny. Definitely get what you pay for.
Pros: The beauty, the shine, the pristine look of these is beautiful beyond belief! The speakers, they called to me. Begging me to put them together with such ease. The sound , oh the sound. It's so sublime. I cried tears of joy as my ears listened to the most alluring sounds I've ever heard.
Cons: Putting a cons section for these speakers is blasphemy!
Pros: These really exceeded my expectations. Based on the pictures I thought these were going to be on the smaller side, but they're surprisingly large and heavy. The sound is really clear mated with my Sound Blaster Z.
Summary: I bought these on sale as my new work speakers. Compared to something like Swan M10s and Klipsch Promedia 2.1s these have the advantage of smaller form factor. If space is not an issue get the alternative, as they will blow these away in performance. The Swans outshine these in every category, especially clarity and high/mids. The Promedias does the same but offers more for the money for bass heads. I thought the highs on these were exaggerated a bit but decent sounding.
Pros: Sleek looks Acceptable highs
Cons: Muffled sound Too expensive when not on sale (for the performance you get) Poor lows
Summary: Prices for T40's have stayed relatively constant these last 5-7 years. Paid roughly $120 for the first set and just paid $114 for this new set of T40's
Pros: I have a 5+ year old set of Creative T40 Gigaworks speakers purchased from Newegg which have performed perfectly to this day. When my son's hand me down pc finally died (Asus P6T motherboard finally picked up an annoying quirk of trashing it's o/s) and thru a process of swapping out parts we determined the old set of vintage Pentium 4 speakers would not output listenable sounds. Decided to spend the extra bucks to a identical set of Creative T40's. Newest set of T40's...
Cons: Newegg once again provides free shipping however it's "egg saver" versus standard UPS delivery. I hate egg-saver delivery simply because it takes over a week for delivery and this is a order coming just across the Hudson river in NJ. Broke my heart paying the extra $3 just to get UPS delivery versus egg-saver delivery....needed them in a hurry this time otherwise I would relent on egg-saver free delivery.
Summary: I got these on sale because I wanted new computer speakers and since the reviews were consistently pretty high, I thought they'd be good. Boy, was I wrong. These are worse than the 10 year old Logitech 2.1 system they replaced. They sound muffled at any volume and what's worse: they muffle the audio pass-through to the headphones!
Pros: They look cool without the covers?
Cons: They sound muffled They're kind of big They SUCK at passing through audio to headphones
Annoying "Feature" If You Need To Hear Notifications
Patrick O'Callahan, Amazon
25 July 2014
Summary: While these speakers do produce good sound, many of them have an annoying feature that automatically turns them off after inactivity. They won't reactivate until several seconds of audio has been streamed. For me, this means that when I go somewhere else in the room, such as to watch a television show, I will not hear skype notifications or anything else I'd want to hear immediately. The sound will come and go and I'm none-the-wiser.