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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.

Speaker power:
16 Watts RMS per channel (2 channels)
Frequency response : 50Hz ~ 20kHz

Warranty
Creative offers a two-year limited hardware warranty
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#1
Should have mentioned this is the online price but to avoid postage you can do the old click and collect as i did and get the online price but pick them up from the store. JOY!
#2
These are pretty amazing, but the pair I got from PCWorld before Xmas had this annoying hissing sound, when no audio was coming through it - which isn't normal since even my cheap £15 speakers are silent when no audio's pumping through them.

So anyways return them at PCWorld and they said nothing was wrong with them (as if they could hear anything in their noisy store, sheesh - "the technician said that's normal...") and that they could only give me a refund, and that they couldn't allow me to buy another set from them...I was just like *WTF*, I could just get another family member to take the money and buy the set, idiots...

So just be wary if you get a defective pair, always test them out. They are excellent speakers though, from what little time I had with them.
#3
doesnt look nowhere near worth £60!
Im afraid its -9 from me
I maybe naive, but it looks to overpriced
sorry
#4
zeshan95
doesnt look nowhere near worth £60!
Im afraid its -9 from me
I maybe naive, but it looks to overpriced
sorry


That's where you made the mistake, you see. The sound has nothing to do with LOOKS.

Good find OP. I'd have these if I didn't have a set of T20s
#5
Gigaworks speakers are great, have the T20's myself and think they are exceptional.

Edit: Just noticed these are series 2, making this a good deal.
Voted hot
#6
zeshan95
doesnt look nowhere near worth £60!
Im afraid its -9 from me
I maybe naive, but it looks to overpriced
sorry


Very naive. What do you mean "doesn't look worth £60"? Ok, you can get stereo speakers for less money, even 5.1 kits for less. The difference is you won't hear anywhere near the same detail. These are the best stereo speakers Creative make.

Will be buying a pair of these on Friday along with the Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty sound card they have for £50. A fair whack of money, but it should be worth it :-D
#7
I have the X-Fi xtreme card in my machine, but now having given back the speakers, nothing to hear them through...grrr.:thinking:
#8
I've had these speakers for about a year, and they are superb (if a bit on the tall side at 13 inches high).
#9
zeshan95;3903317
doesnt look nowhere near worth £60!
Im afraid its -9 from me
I maybe naive, but it looks to overpriced
sorry


That gets my vote for one of the dumbest things I've read in a while.

Top quality speakers.
#10
zeshan95;3903317
doesnt look nowhere near worth £60!
Im afraid its -9 from me
I maybe naive, but it looks to overpriced
sorry


Can we please have an intelligence test when joining these forums to stop people like this from joining? I mean come on, this comment is idiotic.
#11
Hi, I'm looking (on behalf of my dad) for a nice set of speakers to sit next to his PC at home. They have to be able to connect to the PC to act as the PC speakers, as well as being able to connect to his new ipod classic which he got for crimbo this year.
Would these speakers do the trick?

also, what are T20's? would they do the trick and what is the best price for them?

Thanks will be given to all responses, cheers
#12
I have these speakers (altho mine are series 1) and they are superb. Replaced a cheap set of 2.1 speakers with them and these are loads better, dont be scared by the lack of a subwoofer! These still pump out good bass, but unlike cheaper 2.1 sets it doesnt overpower the sound.
#13
zeshan95
doesnt look nowhere near worth £60!
Im afraid its -9 from me
I maybe naive, but it looks to overpriced
sorry


Totally disagree.
These are amazing 2.0 desktop speakers. I would go for these if I don't have the old version T40.
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tony863
Hi, I'm looking (on behalf of my dad) for a nice set of speakers to sit next to his PC at home. They have to be able to connect to the PC to act as the PC speakers, as well as being able to connect to his new ipod classic which he got for crimbo this year.
Would these speakers do the trick?

also, what are T20's? would they do the trick and what is the best price for them?

Thanks will be given to all responses, cheers


These would do the trick nicely. They have a 3.5mm jack connection, which will plug into his PC or straight into the headphone socket on his iPod. I'm assuming all his music will be on the PC, so I doubt you'd need to plug the speakers directly into his iPod, unless you want to move them to another room or something.

T20's are another set of creative gigaworks speakers. They have one driver and a tweeter whereas the T40's have 2 drivers and a tweeter.

Picture of T20s

You can pick up a set of T20s for around £50 or less if you're lucky but the T40's offer superb value at this price.

Edit: T20's are £44.03 delivered at Amazon (old version, new VII are out now)
#15
zeshan95;3903317
doesnt look nowhere near worth £60!
Im afraid its -9 from me
I maybe naive, but it looks to overpriced
sorry

lol. always one...
you'd think people who know nothing about things would stay out wouldnt you. your not naive, you're out of your depth.
#16
Chris206
lol. always one...
you'd think people who know nothing about things would stay out wouldnt you. your not naive, your out of your depth.


Agreed! :thumbsup:

:geek: (you're out of your depth, as in, you are) :)
#17
sorry Lester, corrected :p
#18
just bought it, perfect
#19
zeshan95
doesnt look nowhere near worth £60!
Im afraid its -9 from me
I maybe naive, but it looks to overpriced
sorry


Fool. The hot/cold ranking should be based on deal price vs. market value and this is a decent price.
#20
How would these be if I connected them to my TV?

(I dont want 5.1 sound & am happy with my DVD player).
#21
Plenty instore at PCW - Costophine (Edinburgh)
Picked one up and the box is heavyer then expected!
#22
Brilliant, been after a pair of these for a while.:thumbsup:

Good find OP :)
#23
satchef1
Very naive. What do you mean "doesn't look worth £60"? Ok, you can get stereo speakers for less money, even 5.1 kits for less. The difference is you won't hear anywhere near the same detail. These are the best stereo speakers Creative make.

Will be buying a pair of these on Friday along with the Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty sound card they have for £50. A fair whack of money, but it should be worth it :-D


Haha loving how offended the audiophiles are on here, brilliant !
Simply thought that any 2.0 set is inferior as I have these:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-Z-4-Speaker-System-Black/dp/B000BSTXFE

They have better bass, look much better, and faithfully reproduce my soundtracks accurately
Many people vote cold for no reason, I at least gave a reason (politely)
The strongly worded replies are out of order and dont really make yourselves look tough in anyway...
Be more civilised everyone, and just explain why I am wrong, rather than acting all 'ard with your keyboards

BTW the reply I quoted was far from the most offensive reply, none were really offensive to me, just pathetic.
#24
Altec Lansing MX5021's are available from play.com for £75, much better than these.
#25
Whats the bass like with these? My Altec Lansing speakers are playing up but sub with it is fine, however wouldn't downgrade
#26
jamesterror
Whats the bass like with these? My Altec Lansing speakers are playing up but sub with it is fine, however wouldn't downgrade


THEY ARE SH1T3

Come on you creepy audiophiles, come outta your caves and insult me with your keyboards
Grow your e-peen why don't you
pathetic lol
#27
zeshan95: I assume you've not listened to these speakers before, as you would never say those cheapo Logitechs are better than them. I've listened to the previous models, and I own the T20s and they're the best 2.0 computer speakers around for under £100.

Unless Creative have taken a big step backwards with the new range (which I highly doubt), these will be the best speakers money can buy at £63.

FYI: any set of stereo speakers that need a sub are probably cheapo tinny satellites that need a cheap sub to make them sound powerful. Decent speakers don't need a separate sub. zeshan95 is just trying to justify his poor purchasing decisions.

BTW this is all about speakers playing music, if you're after speakers for watching surround-sound movies then it's a different kettle of fish.
#28
Thats why it has 52 different reviews all rating it 5* :P
~Yeh, I really made mistake~

Probably cheapo tinny satellites?
Each delivers 17W of power via one active concave dome driver and two pressure drivers.
The Sub meanwhile delivers 23 watts of power via a 203mm pressure driver.

So they have more base, cheaper by almost 1/3
and as for clarity, the gigaworks are marginally better for pedantic audiophiles
mine are more than adequate, look better, are cheaper, and have more bass

weiran, you mindlessly assume the logitech speakers are cheap quality
I KNOW these creative speakers lack bass, are marginally clearer sounding, and rather pricey
but it is down to the person, and I suppose only I dont find these suitable for the price
#29
Lets not feed the troll folks.
#30
define troll
banned 1 Like #31
The Overall Picture
When it comes to viewpoints, one can stick to satisfaction for the buck, satisfaction for show or just being satisfied. People can always justify something better, and that is where the likes of Creative, Apple, Logitech and similar are good at. Screwing the minds of those who thrives on having a limited but “sophisticate” view. Apple sells its gear through its saviour’s pheromone and Creative sells theirs through clever marketing riding on past laurels. [Their X-Fi exposes their genealogy of bloatware-cum-mindless attempts at taking PC cycles for the sake of lock-in future sales as well depriving their X-Fi buyers proper drivers. Creative fanatics should look at the PCI-Express versions of the Asus Xonar whilst not forgetting that the fanatic is the fashionite who denies everything but his saviour/self-professed-know-it-all blankness].

When there is no side-by-side comparison, there is only justification of one’s bias. Every time. Bass from small, “heavy”, “active”, plastic boxes? When you take the colouration of bass out of the picture, clarity of the mid-to-high-ish frequencies will pull the trick every time when assessing sound quality. High prices [tarting] for standard quality, at best, is the byword for Creative, Logitech and Apple. How can there by such messiahanic outfits when even God, should He exists, is not claiming so [or else someone would have proof of Him yonks back]. Believe-it-or-not, most of the “countefeit” stuff that they publicly crushed are actually better mnade than the real mccoys, such is the mired depth of any religion and religion is that which blindly claims the existence of a saviour. £35 for the T40 v2 would be a fairer deal.
#32
gunsNbutter
The Overall Picture
When it comes to viewpoints, one can stick to satisfaction for the buck, satisfaction for show or just being satisfied. People can always justify something better, and that is where the likes of Creative, Apple, Logitech and similar are good at. Screwing the minds of those who thrives on having a limited but “sophisticate” view. Apple sells its gear through its saviour’s pheromone and Creative sells theirs through clever marketing riding on past laurels. [Their X-Fi exposes their genealogy of bloatware-cum-mindless attempts at taking PC cycles for the sake of lock-in future sales as well depriving their X-Fi buyers proper drivers. Creative fanatics should look at the PCI-Express versions of the Asus Xonar whilst not forgetting that the fanatic is the fashionite who denies everything but his saviour/self-professed-know-it-all blankness].

When there is no side-by-side comparison, there is only justification of one’s bias. Every time. Bass from small, “heavy”, “active”, plastic boxes? When you take the colouration of bass out of the picture, clarity of the mid-to-high-ish frequencies will pull the trick every time when assessing sound quality. High prices [tarting] for standard quality, at best, is the byword for Creative, Logitech and Apple. How can there by such messiahanic outfits when even God, should He exists, is not claiming so [or else someone would have proof of Him yonks back]. Believe-it-or-not, most of the “countefeit” stuff that they publicly crushed are actually better mnade than the real mccoys, such is the mired depth of any religion and religion is that which blindly claims the existence of a saviour. £35 for the T40 v2 would be a fairer deal.


Agreed, and Kudos to you for an excellent post.
#33
gunsNbutter
The Overall Picture
When it comes to viewpoints, one can stick to satisfaction for the buck, satisfaction for show or just being satisfied. People can always justify something better, and that is where the likes of Creative, Apple, Logitech and similar are good at. Screwing the minds of those who thrives on having a limited but “sophisticate” view. Apple sells its gear through its saviour’s pheromone and Creative sells theirs through clever marketing riding on past laurels. [Their X-Fi exposes their genealogy of bloatware-cum-mindless attempts at taking PC cycles for the sake of lock-in future sales as well depriving their X-Fi buyers proper drivers. Creative fanatics should look at the PCI-Express versions of the Asus Xonar whilst not forgetting that the fanatic is the fashionite who denies everything but his saviour/self-professed-know-it-all blankness].

When there is no side-by-side comparison, there is only justification of one’s bias. Every time. Bass from small, “heavy”, “active”, plastic boxes? When you take the colouration of bass out of the picture, clarity of the mid-to-high-ish frequencies will pull the trick every time when assessing sound quality. High prices [tarting] for standard quality, at best, is the byword for Creative, Logitech and Apple. How can there by such messiahanic outfits when even God, should He exists, is not claiming so [or else someone would have proof of Him yonks back]. Believe-it-or-not, most of the “countefeit” stuff that they publicly crushed are actually better mnade than the real mccoys, such is the mired depth of any religion and religion is that which blindly claims the existence of a saviour. £35 for the T40 v2 would be a fairer deal.


Indeed. So, just to clarify; the above waffle can be condensed as follows:

"I think this is a cold deal as, in my opinion, these are worth £35 at the maximum"

(how did you arrive at the figure £35?!)
#34
gunsNbutter
The Overall Picture
When it comes to viewpoints, one can stick to satisfaction for the buck, satisfaction for show or just being satisfied. People can always justify something better, and that is where the likes of Creative, Apple, Logitech and similar are good at. Screwing the minds of those who thrives on having a limited but “sophisticate” view. Apple sells its gear through its saviour’s pheromone and Creative sells theirs through clever marketing riding on past laurels. [Their X-Fi exposes their genealogy of bloatware-cum-mindless attempts at taking PC cycles for the sake of lock-in future sales as well depriving their X-Fi buyers proper drivers. Creative fanatics should look at the PCI-Express versions of the Asus Xonar whilst not forgetting that the fanatic is the fashionite who denies everything but his saviour/self-professed-know-it-all blankness].

When there is no side-by-side comparison, there is only justification of one’s bias. Every time. Bass from small, “heavy”, “active”, plastic boxes? When you take the colouration of bass out of the picture, clarity of the mid-to-high-ish frequencies will pull the trick every time when assessing sound quality. High prices [tarting] for standard quality, at best, is the byword for Creative, Logitech and Apple. How can there by such messiahanic outfits when even God, should He exists, is not claiming so [or else someone would have proof of Him yonks back]. Believe-it-or-not, most of the “countefeit” stuff that they publicly crushed are actually better mnade than the real mccoys, such is the mired depth of any religion and religion is that which blindly claims the existence of a saviour. £35 for the T40 v2 would be a fairer deal.


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#35
Tomb
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is it because you are dumb
and you do not understand a word that gunsnbutter wrote
awwwwwww not easy is it
#36
I bought these from PCWorld for this price, before christmas, excellent speakers.
#37
zeshan95;3907621
Haha loving how offended the audiophiles are on here, brilliant !
Simply thought that any 2.0 set is inferior as I have these:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-Z-4-Speaker-System-Black/dp/B000BSTXFE

They have better bass, look much better, and faithfully reproduce my soundtracks accurately
Many people vote cold for no reason, I at least gave a reason (politely)
The strongly worded replies are out of order and dont really make yourselves look tough in anyway...
Be more civilised everyone, and just explain why I am wrong, rather than acting all 'ard with your keyboards

BTW the reply I quoted was far from the most offensive reply, none were really offensive to me, just pathetic.

They are 2.1 speakers you've posted. Different product range really.
And your original post was based purely on appearance, hence your wording, thats what made the statement you made look foolish.
No one is looking 'ard, unless you think thats possible? But you perfectly deserve to have insanely stupid comments shot down.
You say the bass response on the logitechs are better, but yet in your original post you claim they dont "look" worth the money. Surely if you'd heard them, you'd be basing thier performance against the money, not looks. Seems your backtracking to me.
I doubt anyone was offended, i stick to proper speaker manufacturers, so i dont mind if you hate creative or love them... and i doubt anyone was an audiophile either.
Everyone explained thier reasons why you were wrong, and that was you cant base it on looks. lol.
#38
I'm looking to get some PC speakers with my xmas money and it is between these, Altec Lansing MX5021 and M-Audio Studiophile AV40's, anyone help me decide?
#39
Wow... looks like my first post has turned into a riot! LOL! Sorry all.

Well I've got them now and I am really happy with them like. I'm no audiophile - man that word always creeps me out - but I think they have plenty Bass and a really nice, crisp, clean sound off them. I have watched films with them (The Dark Knight was a good test with the bass and clarity through the action scenes), listened to various types of music - from Joe Satriani and Apocayptica to Average White band and Faithless - with them and so far I'm very, very happy with them.

I've tried various speakers before and usually to my disappointment; some have been Creative / Logitech as it happens. I amn't fanatical over any make or anything they just looked like a good deal for me because I wanted 2.0 as I really didn't have the space for all the boxes for 5.1 and thought the 2.0 would suit me more.

Anyway, after buying them and using them I'm very happy. You can use them to plug into external devices using a 3.5mm connector and they supply an adaptor so you can go from the usual dual 3.5 audio (right and left) to the single point on the speaker. It also has a port at the back where you can plug in some sort of cradle for an Ipod, I don't have an Ipod so haven't bothered with this.

I know I didn't have to justify myself but I felt so guilty this whole thing was kicked off by me posting this. :whistling: Anyway, goodwill to all and I hope you all had a fantastic New Year! (I went to a Burlesque show in Glasgow - Club Noir, which was AWESOME! :-D)
#40
haha don't feel guilty, it was me who caused the riot. I guess one should never judge a book by it's cover!! With all the comments and the heat of this product, they must be good, but I like my speakers more hehe!

:D

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