Pros Unbelievably crisp lows, mids, and highs
Cons If your looking for additional oomph. you may need a sub
Summary When I was in the process of buying my speakers I had three top choices. The klipsch 2.0, the Bose 2.0, and curiously,an altec 3.1(simulated 5.1).
Lucky enough, the t20 just came out and i was able to listen to all 4 of them side by side. And amazingly the sound quality of the creative was so much better than any of them.
Compared to the altec, the altec just had pure power and base. Compared to the bose, the bose lacked the lower frequencies. The klipsch was just about the same with the creative, but appearance wise, the creative looks so much more elegant and traditional(metal finish,fiber glass cone, chrome knobs), from an audiophiles point of view.
Only down side is that it does lack a little power, when compared to 2.1s, and you naturaly loose the extreme rumbles of a separate bass unit. BUT I must reiterate, for its class its way up there.!
Listen to it and hear the difference!!
Pros Well-built, great look, great sound.
Cons None, but you have to break them in before you get excellent sound.
Summary I purchased the Creative Gigaworks 2.0 PC Speaker system exactly a week ago.
I chose a 2.0 system because I'm more accoutically atuned to high and mid frequencies and I didn't want overpowering bass from a subwoofer which tends to drown out mids.
The system is easy to set up and the lack of a subwoofer keeps thing uncluttered and uncomplicated.
When I first powered them up I wasn't very impressed with the sound. It sounded overly bright in the highs, and muddy in the mids. I played around with bass and trouble controls on the speakers and tweaked the equalizer on Windows Media Player and I still wasn't satisfied. But then I realized I just wasn't being patient. Good speakers, especially ones made of glass fibre and cloth like these are, require a certain break-in period before they are at their optimum sound.
After a couple of days of feeding the speakers a variety of source material, they started to sound warm and natural.
Now my bass and treble controls are both set to their mid point and the EQ on WIndows Media Player is set to flat. The speakers sound great for me this way.
When I want a little more bass their is ample mid-low frequencies because of the bas-x-porting. You won't get floor rattling bass as you would from a subwoofer, but you will get just enough if you're not into a lot of bass.
If you prefer crisp highs and clearly defined mids, this is the speaker system to get.
Pros Very good sound, more then powerful enough, crispy snappy clear treble, filling,enveloping distint base small cool design. Perfect for my small room. More then loud enough. Good access to front con.
Cons Not sure and this might not be the fairest review, as I just got them a few days ago.
Summary All factors considered, (I know you can spend $5,000.00 on two speakers) but these are the best bang for the moola if you just want a two speaker system. I play Everquest2 online and the music is simply the best. My needs are simple and after years of having all kinds of sub-woofer systems, decided this is great from me and have them right above my 20 inch flat moniter hanging on the wall. Super gamming machine with room on my desk for a bot or research laptop as I game ))
Pros Sound quality at all ranges, auxilary jack, ease of setting up, bundled accessories
Cons Only SNR 80dB ...a little bit expensive
Summary This is a superb pair of 2.0 speakers that is a recommended buy for owners of MP3 and MP4 players with the budget. The pair delivers excellent sound quality overall with crisp high frequency sound and strong low frequency bass. It comes with trable and base controls, a main 3.5mm connection for inputs from CD/MP3 players and PCs and an auxilary 3.5mm jack with stereo cables, as well as a 3.5mm adaptor for accepting inputs from stereo RCA audio cables. You could easilly set it up for beter audio outputs for your TV, DVD players, CD players very easilly. The extra 3.5mm jack provides a convenient means of playing music from your portable MP3 players without having to unplug already setup audio cables connected to other audio/video devices. The compact pair of speakers could be positioned very easilly anywhere; besides PC monitor, on your working desk, on your bookshelf or at living room main TV area. I didn't know my MP4 player could sound so great until I bought this pair of speakers....This is a recommended buy of people who like to watch movies with great sound effects....
Pros Nice size, piano black finish looks good, nice sound.
Cons None, if you dont tell the wife how much they were.
Summary Just bought a pair of these speakers for the desk top, I decided on these speakers after reading the reviews on here. I agree with all the positive comments on here, as they do sound nice, and better than more expensive ones I've listened to. I also like the on/off power switch, the removeable front dust covers, and the headphone socket.In my above review, it has submitted characters I never even typed !!! It should say......
As for the negative reviews, well, everyone to thier own. For around £50, I doubt you will get better for your money. OK, so your not going to get (BOSE Companion 5 multimedia sound quality), but neither are you paying £300. You get what you pay for folks, and again, at around £50, you wont go wrong.
Updated on Feb 8, 2012
For around 50 pounds, I doubt you will get better for your money. OK, so your not going to get (BOSE Companion 5 multimedia sound quality), but neither are you paying 300 pounds. You get what you pay for folks, and again, at around 50 pounds, you wont go wrong.