Conclusion: On their own, the T40 are a solid set of computer speakers that won’t eat up too much space on your desk. Of course, you can pay $400 USD for Bose’s tiny Computer MusicMonitors, but the T40 are far more budget-friendly. We’re jazzed by the on-board tone controls and optional iPod dock, too, making these a decent choice for music on your desktop. But if you want even better sound, we recommend M-Audio’s Studiophile AV line, which give you a bit more bang for your buck.
Pros: Easy access to volume controls; small footprint; compatible with Creative's X-Fi iPod dock
Cons: Sound tends to be shrill; no subwoofer output; rear power switch
Excerpt: This Creative piece has been around for few months now, and we've finally gotten our hands on these flagship new speakers. A high-end 2.0 system, these speakers are something that we at Tech2 itch to blast on high volume. So here is the review after all the volume blasting… Design and Features These are some serious tallboy designs when it comes to the realm of PC speakers.
Conclusion: The Creative T40 speakers provide the most audiophile-like experience we have heard on a budget speaker system. The sound is neutral and not exaggerated like most of the PC speakers we have heard. While the speaker character may not be for everyone, we found them to be much less fatiguing to listen to for extended periods of time. If you are tired of the PC speaker sound, you might find the T40's to your liking.
Summary: The Gigaworks T40 speakers are a great product. Creative has managed to produce some great quality audio for a very affordable price. As with most of Creative's range, they probably won't appeal to true audiophiles, but for everyday use they excel.
Pros: Powerful and clear mid-range, deep and well defined bass, great volume levels with minimal distortion
Cons: Treble can be slightly overshadowed, the very lowest frequencies aren't as well represented as they would be with a dedicated subwoofer
Excerpt: GigaWorks T40 stereo speakers will fascinate you with their impressive audio delivery. Combining premium components with Creative's many years of leadership in world-class audio, each satellite delivers spacious, balanced sound, thanks to the potent combination of two high-performance midrange drivers and a dedicated high-end tweeter in MTM (midrange-tweeter-midrange) configuration, plus BasXPort technology for strong, dynamic bass without a subwoofer.
Conclusion: High-impact sounds from games such as Unreal Tournament 3 faired a little better than DVDs, as long as we kept the volume under control -- upping the volume made the speakers work too hard. You'll find the GigaWorks T40 system works best with music -- we'd recommend it ideally for a small room or dorm.
Pros: May be too tall for some tastes, Rear power switch and overly bright power light mar an otherwise slick design, No option to add subwoofer
Cons: Stylish mini-tallboy PC speaker with high-quality dual midrange drivers, Easy access to volume, treble, and bass controls, Headphone jack, Provisions for optional iPod dock
Excerpt: 26.10.2007 13:22 Uhr | 18° | 0 Creatives hochwertige Stereo-Lautsprecher gehen in die zweite Runde. Neben Bass- und Hochtönern verfügen die Satelliten in der neuen T40-Variante zusätzlich über einen Mitteltöner. Die hauseigene BasXPort-Technologie, soll für kräftige Bässe sorgen. Das Lautsprecherpaar gewinnt gegenüber dem Vorgänger deutlich an Größe und wirkt auf dem Schreibtisch recht eindrucksvoll.