Reviews and Problems with Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II
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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.
Summary: I really loved these speakers...unfortunately they are almost entirely useless for alerts or other idle PC functions. They go into a European Union-mandated power saver mode after 10 minutes and take about 7 seconds to start playing sound again once it outputs from the computer again.
Broken on arrival, and apparently hazardous so cannot be returned to amazon
14 November 2013
Summary: On first use, the left speaker was damaged, as evidenced by the static/broken sound coming out of it. The right speaker sounds beautiful. When I attempted to use the amazon return center for this item, I got an error about "hazardous materials or use flammable liquids or gases cannot be returned to...
Summary: I have an earlier version of the T40 II...without the new standby mode. I love those. They sound great. I just bought a 2nd set. This new version has a standby mode which powers down after 10 minutes, and comes back on when it senses an audio signal.
Summary: I bought these speakers and ended up returning them less than 24 hours later. The sound was fantastic for all of 10 minutes then it auto-shut off. Apparently there is a "feature" that will power down the speakers after 10 minutes of non-use then power back up when sound is detected.
Summary: Do yourself a favor and skip these. Assuming you want your speakers to actually provide sound, that is. It turns out they have a auto power management feature, which was not mentioned in any review or literature about them, that TURNS THEM OFF after a very short period of time of not being used.
These speakers fall asleep and don't wake up fast enough
8 March 2013
Summary: These speakers are ruined by the dohdoh bird who added a standby mode to them. They look and sound great but they have a sleep mode just like a computer meaning it falls asleep when it doesn't detect audio to save energy.
Summary: Great range, good bass for a 2.0 setup, impressive feel of the entire build. Just a couple weeks out of warranty they started failing though. The volume nob now creates crackling in the left speaker (even via headphones), sometimes resulting in cutting out the speaker entirely.
Summary: When first installed them I loved them. Over the next couple days I could pick up a wind like noise coming from the main power speaker. It would go away if I moved the volume knob around. Now after about a week and a half I cant stand to even have them turned on!
Summary: I guess speaker sound is a matter of taste since some of my family members like the sound of these speakers. In my opinion the manufacturer has tried so hard to get lots of bass from these inexpensive speakers that they have neglected the mid-range and highs.