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...
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: Not very happy with these. Bought them in Feb 2014 and here it's July and they're dead so I didn't even get 6 months out of them. I thought Creative was a pretty good brand as far as computer speakers go.
Summary: I think that the sound quality is nice for the price. My issue with the speakers is that after a few minutes with no sound, they go into standby mode. It then takes a few seconds after sound starts playing for them to wake up again and actually output the sound. Very irritating!
Summary: The speakers appear to be well made, and one sounds just OK. I found the sound "closed" but this is to be expected from speakers this size. But the second one arrived DOA. I have never had a defective powered speaker problem. Although I am sure this is a one-off, I cannot recommend this.
Summary: Not worth the money speakers are not worth the price they sell for you can get a $35 set of 2.5 speakers and have much better sound quality.
Pros: base sound in a 2 speaker setup Fairly Loud
Cons: Base and treble sound "FAKE" got these to replace my Logitech z4 after i started getting intermittent sound from a bad wire. Base and treble sound terrible. Like using a "loudness" effect Speakers are too large and bulky These are comparable to a $35 speaker set
Summary: The Amazon page for this product show model number: 51MF1615AA002, which is also printed on the box. But the serial number sticker on the box shows: YMMF1616... and the model actually inside the box is an MF1616.
Summary: I'm done with Creative speaker sets. I have had comparable problems with other same brand models over the past few years. I will likely buy Bose at this point.
Pros: They power up and the case seems to be adequately strong plastic.
Cons: Even though I am not a serious audiophile, these speakers exhibit barely adequate sound quality in the lower registers. They're certainly too expensive for the relatively low sound quality. These speakers cannot handle even medium volume levels on something like the Brandenburg Concerti without q...
Summary: Low volume is poor; doesn't resolve detail in music or dialogue in movies very well. Must increase volume until you annoy everyone else in the house. Ears begin to hurt because you must sit close to work. Adjustment knobs: shiny plastic "chrome.
Pros: Small footprint, slightly under 4" wide, 6" deep, about same as normal cheap desktop speakers; allow an extra inch or two behind to manage wires. Of course, sound is quite a bit better than normal, cheap desktop speakers. However, SEE: Cons and Other. Haz: treble & bass adjust, which you WILL nee...
Cons: Overpriced. $99 on sale & I'm fairly unhappy. Maybe an adequate deal for ~$50. Sound: muddy. I have an audiophile's ear & have done a bit of sound editing for music publishing. Wasn't expecting the world of these, but they still disappoint. I'd ship them back, but don't want to pay to get rid of ...