Reviews and Problems with Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II
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Nice, but standby mode is frustrating
12 November 2013
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: Other reviewers have noted this, but I just want to emphasize how annoying this "feature" is. These speakers have an auto-off that kicks in after a few minutes. I can't imagine how many pennies of electricity this actually saves, but for those that were really that concerned, might I suggest an 'off' button instead? What this does is cause it to have a 5 second start up time. It's very frustrating.
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. This is the European version with the power savings feature, which is not what I wanted (see other review comments on this product for why this is undesirable). I had the same problem directly ordering this unit from Creative (fulfilled by Amazon).
Not an audiophile but these are just bad. Most reviews lied, no bass whatsoever.
Kitty Purry, Amazon
10 August 2012
Summary: I wanted something with a small desk footprint and took a chance on these. I was severely disappointed. If you value sound quality and want to stay in this price range, spend your money on good headphones instead. The T40 is priced on the high end when it comes to computer speakers and with all the good reviews, expected something at least OK. Disclaimer: I'm not an audiophile.
Summary: I got the T40s just after they came out and my father got the cheaper T20s; if you want to buy in this price bracket I would suggest you save $20 and buy the cleaner sounding T20s. I drive my speakers from a Fatal1ty Pro soundcard and the attempt to get better base with this design with two small speakers doesn't quite work and sounds coloured to my ears.
Summary: Right (main) speaker started crackling and then died. Left speaker is still working. Wasn't listening to music at the time. No return emails from Creative. Good speakers while they lasted though.
Summary: I purchased these to replace a set of Harman Kardon soundsticks, largely to escape high volume distortion problems that tend to plague signal-over-USB speaker systems. The Creative units take signal via a conventional phono plug, and have an appealing price point and aesthetic quality to them, so I figured I would give them a shot. At low volume they offer an acceptable sound quality, albeit somewhat tinny and shallow.
Summary: Didn't like it, Really now, they were over priced for the quality of sound. Maybe hooked up to a TV or something else than my PC? I have a pretty nice system not outdated and a descent sound card. They do appear to be made well but were so large on my desk! I'd rather use the space in better ways. The controls are placed well in the front but to close together and not easy to grip.
Summary: So Disappointed. I saw all the positive reviews all over the place for these speakers and thought I would give them a shot at replacing my old Altec Lansing speakers. I plugged them in and UGGhhh! I thought something was wrong. I turned the bass knob and you can barely tell any difference. Nothing but mids and highs, no bass at all. I put my hand on the cabinet and you can feel some vibration, but nothing that makes it to your ear in the form of usable low end.