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.
Conclusion: I think that this kit might not be the best choice for the 150$ it cost. I tested it with my Creative X-fi Fatal1ty soundcard at various settings and as I mentioned earlier I think that the sound is great and clear even at highs and lows but it lacks som bass that I require from a speaker kit that cost 150$ USD. Now I know it is a 2.1 system without a sub but the features says it has BasX port technology which should give more bass than an average kit.
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