Reviews and Problems with Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II
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Speakers with Problems.
George N., Newegg
14 December 2014
Pros: Good sound quality. Easy to setup.
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: 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. 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: 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 quite evident distortion. I am concerned that these speakers will blow out rather promptly, even though they are not used for loud rock music.
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." Visually go well with glossy black finish, but are difficult to adjust. They are VERY slippery & tight. Used course emery board to rough up the gripping surface.
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 need. Power block w/removable cord to electric outlet. Doesn't block other outlets & can be replaced with alternate cord w/plugs for other countries. Auto switching for 100-240 v...
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 them, so will donate to my 75-year old mother who can't hear the difference anymore. Headphone passthrough: is quite frankly garbage. Seriously horrible, actually. Jacked stud...
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: 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.