These are a really good set of 2.0 speakers. I'd been keeping my eye on the Version 1's for around 6 months looking for a good price and then seen this. The advantages of the V2 over the V1's is very little. Both sound amazing and have deep, pounding bass without the need of a big Woofer and have really, really faithful sound reproduction. Listening to Apocalyptica on them right now!
Here's some propaganda from the creative site and some info;
Creative takes your music to a new level of excellence with the GigaWorks T40 Series II speaker system. Designed and tuned to bring acoustic fidelity to your desktop, this two-piece system with its gloss black finish combines the best components and real power with the famous GigaWorks tradition to deliver pure music at its finest. Each speaker features two woofer drivers with woven glass fibre cones for warmth, and a cloth dome tweeter for clarity. These high-quality components are arranged in MTM (midrange-tweeter-midrange) configuration to achieve audiophile standards, supported by Creative's BasXPort technology for responsive bass. With front-mounted controls and two inputs for simultaneous connection to different sources, this is the system for those who demand the best.
Top-of-the-line two-piece speaker system designed for a pure music listening experience.
Professional quality woofer drivers and high-tech tweeters arranged in MTM (midrange-tweeter-midrange) layout for enhanced acoustic balance.
BasXPort technology provides dynamic bass support without a subwoofer.
Front-mounted controls for convenient adjustment, with dual connectivity for connection to different sources without swapping cables.
Ideal for use with PCs and MP3 players.
16 Watts RMS per channel (2 channels)
Frequency response : 50Hz ~ 20kHz
Creative offers a two-year limited hardware warranty