Reviews and Problems with Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II
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These are terrible
Zachary C., Newegg
20 February 2015
Summary: Use optical audio if you have the choice. I had TOSLINK going to my Denon, but I moved my Denon into my living room and needed new speakers. I was looking for optical stereo speakers but couldn't find any, so I went with these. Now I regret it.
Pros: They sound pretty good i guess. They can get really loud without distorting, until...
Cons: When I plug headphones in they suddenly get real bad overdrive distortion on the right channel until I unplug the speakers from my sound card and plug them back in. I've done this on two separate sound cards (Sound Blaster Z and my Motherboard's on-board VIA HD Audio), so I know the sound card is not the issue. Also, it doesn't seem to be only the headphones jack that does this; I've also had this problem when using the front side Aux input. I hate these things and wa...
Excerpt: quite functional and good speakers. I perhaps expected somewhat better sound quality, but perhaps my expectations were too high. They are certainly very reasonable speaker and there is nothing wrong with them.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Assemble, Good Height
Pros: I knew I'd fall in love with these speakers the second I go them out of the box. They were bigger than I expected and the power adapter looks very much like a laptop's. So, no wall wort and really good sound. Setup was what you'd expect. Speakers sound great. Overall, super happy with my purchase
Cons: If I were to quibble with it, it'd be that they we're somewhat expensive and are a bit too tall. I have them behind my monitors that are on an arm and and about 4 inches of them are covered by the monitors. Not a huge issue and didn't impact sound at all.
Summary: I have the T40s and the T20s. Both very nice. The clarity, realism and presence of instruments and voices is impressive. Subwoofer systems will have lower bass but I don't miss it. Superb computer and television speakers. Solid knobs should go the distance without shorts developing. T40s are best. T20s are nice too!
Excerpt: 4/5 because one the female treaded metal insert in one speaker has bad treads preventing to install the screw that holds the base plate. I will have to find the right size tap to be able to install the screw. Sound output is wonderfull.
Summary: Just got these in today! I'm someone that loves music and is picky with sound quality! I replaced m-audio av 40s with theses. Now some people might think I'm crazy to do that as the av40s are known to be excellent speakers. I have the av40s for a few years but was never 100% happy with them. I wanted something that took up less space and had a wider sound stage.
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!