Summary: Bought these after having the A300 for a few years. Awesome speakers, the surround sound is pretty decent. I wouldn't recommend buying these speakers if you want clarity, these are made for volume! I'm pretty sure that I'd get a few sound complaints from the neighbors if i put these on full volume, not to mention tinnitus if I did that. The sub is pretty awesome, and stands out from the higher notes.
Summary: Good product, arrived promptly, no CD/DVD so requires internet for drivers (not a problem for most people, but probably should be noted somewhere). far too much packaging... most of the setup time was getting through the packaging :).
Summary: These speakers provided me excellent 5.1 audio but after after few months the rear right connector on the sub seems to have died as I only get 5.0 audio now. I thought creative stuff was supposed to last, obviously not....
Summary: I purchased these speakers and was very happy with them, however, i can only get the front left, and front right speaker to work.. Anybody know if i need to change something on my television or laptop to be able to make every speaker work and not just have the two working?
Summary: As has been and is the trend with Creative the Creative Inspire 500A does not deviate from the expectations. Beside the flash and pomp of its look the price tag is absolutely unjustified. Paying £35 (inc VAT) for this system is totally uncalled for. That is paying too much for jazzy and frivolous looks. The performance of the system is abysmal; it is a good show-piece in your drawing room.
Summary: I bought these in preparation for getting a new laptop. I knew i wouldnt be able to connect all speakers to my current computer due to its age and lack of ports, however i knew i needed some new speakers for the upcoming laptop purchase so i went ahead with the buy. Delivery time was excellent as always with amazon. I wanted to wait til i got my new computer before using the speakers but couldnt resist trying them out.
Summary: For the money these 5.1 speakers do the job very well. As mentioned in another review on the T220 monitor, I have a high end gaming rig and I got the Xfi extreme audio card as recommended on the box of these speakers. Sound quality is brilliant for games, movies and music. I think at the time I got these they were about £45. Very good value for money. They are well packaged and have very good length wires so you can pop them about the room.
Summary: Very good product for price range.Was a present for my 15 year old and he is very impressed.The original item had a problem with one of the speakers failing to work but this was exchanged within a few days.Faultless amazon service as usual.