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: 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).
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 bought these speakers to replace a ten year old pair of Altec Lansing speakers with a bum volume control. The Creative speakers do not live up to the hype. They are overly tuned for higher range frequencies due to their small size and the sound quality suffers terribly for it. The speakers are amazingly clear with not alot of distortion even when turned up, but there is almost no bass response whatsoever.
Summary: i got a good price through an auction but, I'm not impressed with these speakers at all. I would be really disappointed it I paid retail for them. The amplifier is not very powerful, so if you buy them for a laptop through the headphone jack, you'll be more disappointed. The bass, which is supposed to be full and rich, starts getting distortion at pretty low volume. For the price, I would definitely suggest Logitech speaker instead.
Summary: I bought these speakers because of excellent reviews and the fact I wanted a 2.0 system not having room for a sub-woofer. My previous speakers, Klipsch Promedia Ultra 2.0, lost function in the volume control so that any adjustments resulted in static and loss of the right speaker. These Creative speakers are slightly larger, have very smooth controls, and independent bass and treble adjustment. They are solid, well built, and well packaged.
Summary: The overall quality of these speakers is good. The sound is clear and the bass level is acceptable for speakers without a sub. The only complaint, but it is a major one, is the stupid auto-shutdown feature after 10 minutes of not using them. This "feature" should be only on european models to comply with the norm there, but was also present in the pair bought in Montreal store.
Summary: Sorry to buck the trend of hyperboles of praise, but bought these after reading the never - ending praise reviews, to replace my sadly demised Creative Labs I-Trigue 3200 2.1 system I had to send them back after listening to them for an hour. No meaningful bass, especially after being used to a subwoofer. No "feel". I found them boring and non-involving. Muffled and indistinct sound - well at least to my wax-free ears.
Summary: As mentioned on other reviews, the low volume clarity on these speakers is what I like best about them. After a few months I noticed the volume power switch was failing to turn the speaker on. The problem got worse and today in 2013 after numerous tries, I can't actually power them on. Creative's support is not good. They failed to understand the problem when I tried to explain over email what it was. They kept on thinking it was the PSU, which it wasn't.