Summary: I bought this product on 2007 for my brother. It got to my friend's house in time, and I brought it home. It not only survived to the trip (8 hours of airplane), but it still works perfectly. Really good stuff!!!
Summary: No one said you had to have Sound Blaster Sound card to hook these too! I went every where bought extra plugs and still coundnt get these speakers to work with my on board sound card. I disabled the old sound card got a Sound Blaster sound card on sale with XRAM and works great! Seems the plug hook up is propriatory (sp) to Creative so almost impossiable to hook up to other sound cards so be warned!
I'd give it five except you must boost the bass for good RMS effect
Kid Icarus "The Lad from Hades", Amazon
25 April 2008
Summary: because of my stupid silly neighbors(who complain at my 1/4 volumne) I must only give it 4 stars. It is because if you play at even a quarter volumne you must boost the bass quite a bit to get worthwhile sound in games. Music is terrible but I am using it in conjunction with a Xtreme X-fi and it must be carefully configured for music on Youtube or even a CD using a player like Creative's own. Media player is awful but that is not the fault of these speakers.
Summary: I purchased this product in Dec. '05. It worked okay for 2 years, but I was never able to get full 7.1 sound out of it, even when paired with a Creative Soundblaster Audigy card. After 2 years, the speakers stopped working one day. Creative only offers a 12 month limited warranty to I was SOL. In summary - Creative makes good speakers, but be warned that they may not last long.