Reviews and Problems with Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II
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Auto Power Off tarnishes otherwise excellent speakers
20 August 2013
Summary: Amazon lists these speakers as the model number *MF1615*. In fact, the speakers you will get from Amazon USA are the newer model *MF1616* with the annoying Auto Power Off feature and NO dock connector on the back. BEWARE. Personally, I don't care about the dock connector, but if you were planning on getting the extra Creative IPOD dock for these speakers, forget about it -- Creative dropped that when they introduced the MF1616 revision.
Summary: I paid a little over $105 for these speakers and I got them when I upgraded and replaced my 20" All in One Sony PC with a new HP 27" All in One PC. To be fair, I haven't listened to music or movies on the "beats audio" speakers built in to the PC so I can't compare the sound quality to those speakers. What I compare them to is the old set of Altec Lansing speakers I used with my old Sony PC. They were small and sounded very good with a ton of base.
Summary: I thought I was going to get better or more crisp bass for $117, but sadly these speakers have turned out to be just mediocre. They sound ok, but nothing to write home about. All of the positive reviews on Newegg and Amazon must have oversold them for me. I wish I would have gotten a used set of Klipsch 2.1, but I didn't want to have a subwoofer at work.
Summary: After my pair of Logitech Z-10's died, I shopped for a replacement paid of 2.0s. Gigaworks ranked pretty high. The good: -Good highs and mids, with only minor distortion at high volume -Design is modern and footprint is compact -Easy access aux in and headphone jack -External power brick (better than internals and easier to replace if fried) The bad: -Very poor lows (understandable from a 2.0, but when compared to the old Z10s, they are underwhelming).
Summary: You would think the volume would be a lot louder on these tall dynamic looking babies but it's not. At least not unless you want to turn the volume knob to 75% of it's capacity. I usually don't recommend pushing speakers too much because eventually they will give in and cause a crackle or bass will sound awful. These speakers fall into the " if I don't turn them up too loud they will hold together category". This will not take a lot of abuse.
Summary: I purchased these speakers to replaced a 12 year old set of Lansing Altecs with woofer. These speakers were not an improvement. The volume isn't very loud on either computer and the the quality isn't that great for such an expensive setup.
Summary: Geez, why aren't there better 2.0 desktop speakers. I think your happiness with these speakers will be directly correlated to whether you have previously owned the Klipsch Promedia Ultra 2.0. If you have you will be underwhelmed by these speakers. If not you may blindly praise them without knowing what could have been. The drama of the Klipsch is infamous; most amazing 2.0 sound ever with shockingly great, tight bass.