This speaker system features 2 speakers with a 3-driver audiophile configuration to improve overall sonic spectral balance for full, warm sound. BasXPort technology provides enhanced bass without the bulkiness of a subwoofer.
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32 watts RMS system power
Provides quality sound for games, music and videos.
Two 2-way speakers
With a woven glass fiber cone driver for immersive sound. 3-driver audiophile configuration improves overall sonic spectra balance for full, warm sound.
Cloth dome tweeter
Provides crisp, detailed highs.
For enhanced bass without the bulkiness of a subwoofer.
Volume, treble and bass controls
For a customized listening experience.
Dual RCA-to-stereo audio adapter
Allows you to connect the speaker system to a TV or gaming console.
Allows connection of MP3 players and portable audio devices with use of a 3.5mm stereo audio cable (not included) for listening to your music. The speaker will not dock or charge players through use by this method.
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Posted by: JustBrian from: Louisiana on
I had recently purchased the Creative T20s and was quite impressed with the sound quality from such a small pair of speakers.The base and highs were surprisingly crisp and clear. So I figured the T40s would sound even better.....they don't...not by much anyways. So do buy the Creative T20s but save $50 and don't bother with the T40. I gave these speakers a good rating because they are pretty decent just not much better than their little brothers the T20.
27 out of 31 found this review helpful.
Crative Desktops T40 II
Posted by: robotbass from: Boston on
I wanted to improve the sound I was getting from my desktops. I am a musician so I am pretty picky about what my ears are hearing. These were on sale and had good reviews so I gave them a shot. My PC is hooked up to my stereo, so these are not meant to replace my stereo speakers, but to give some decent sound while at my desk. They do just that. They have a nice well rounded balanced frequency response. The bass is decent. However, you need a sub-woofer if you want booming bass, but that is not what these are built for. The two extra features I like are the external input for an mp3 player and the auto power down.
As said these are not meant to fill a room to replace a stereo. However they are really good desktops that I would recommend.
14 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Clear and Full
Posted by: JTrujillo from: Denver, CO on
I had recently purchased the Klipsch computer speakers that Best Buy also sells. While it's true that the Klipsch speakers had much more depth due to the addition of a subwoofer, they simply did not sound as good. Many speaker systems in this price range than include a subwoofer rely too heavily on the subwoofer which is obvious when played with the subwoofer all the way down. In addition to this, my desk is already cluttered enough, I would rather not have extra cables running to and from a subwoofer adding to the mess!
These Creative speakers don't have quite as much bass as a 3 speaker system including an external subwoofer, but they more than make up for it with their clarity. This is not to say they do not have bass, for a computer or a small TV in a bedroom they fill the room with clear and rich sound. Would I rather have a simple $500.00 system? Absolutely, but for the price you can't go wrong with these!
16 out of 19 found this review helpful.
Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II 2.0 Speaker Syste
Posted by: MrREM from: I.R.B. Florida on
Had factory Sony's before and these blow them away. Sound is full in highs and lows I have high end home theater and consider myself a serious music person and for a computer speaker these sound great and fill the room for there small size. Excellent build quality and design. Nice looking with covers off.
14 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Exactly what I wanted
Posted by: DrKynes from: Oregon on
During college I had the 5.1 Elite audio system that took up tons of room and had cables everywhere. Now I share my office room with my wife and tired of the cables,clutter, and have a woofer as a footrest. I was looking for a 2.0 that is reliable, simple design that functions, and sounds decently balanced.
These work perfectly. They are a little larger than others, but don't take up any extra desk space since they are mostly vertical. These function very well, the knobs work and don't feel "flimsy" like some of my even expensive previous setups. I would have liked a rubber grip, as these are a little too smooth for my liking. The audio headphone jack is perfect. It's automatic, I don't have to drive a menu or hit a button to switch to it. This comes in handy in case I decide to do some gaming on my headset so my wife doesn't have to get really annoyed with me.
The audio quality is about what I expected. I am used to very good highs, lows, and mids - so I had it in my mind ahead of time this was not going to stand up to them. If you think they will before you buy, you are going to be disappointed and give it less stars. If I sold my Cadillac and bought a Honda, I would expect to no longer get 0-60 in a few seconds. That is kind of a "duh" thing. The found that I liked the treble up a little bit from the "normal" setting, and the base half between "normal" and "max". That gave me a very comfortable range for music and gaming when I have the room to myself. I do not watch movies on the computer other than Hulu for a couple series I watch; so I can't say much about that other than I can't complain.
I like these so well, I bought my wife a set also. She loves them. Sometimes she cranks up the music to a song she is in the mood for and I am surprised at how good they sound. I am a bit more "conservative" on the volume since I was used to having roommates before we were married or walled neighbors.
20 out of 26 found this review helpful.
Not so Great!
Posted by: Coralmist from: New York on
These speakers go in standby mode if no sound is detected in a few minutes, and they take about 3 to 4 seconds to come out of standby. This makes you miss any audio in that 3 to 4 seconds and any alerts if you have them connected to a computer. And no way to disable that feature. And the Power supply for the speakers remains on, so there is no power savings. What's the point of the standby mode? Sound quality is not good enough to overlook the annoyance of the standby feature.
17 out of 22 found this review helpful.
excellent for casual classical music listeners
Posted by: BabyBoomerBob from: San Luis Obispo, CA on
I gave up a massive 20 year old $1500 component stereo system with large walnut speakers, receiver, turntable, five CD changer, and dual tape drive. For easy listening in a living room while reading, these speakers are great. I can hear all of the instruments in a symphonic orchestra. I ripped 200 CDs to a small tablet and can also listen to worldwide stations with my TuneInRadio app.
I tried a 2.1 system and hated the booming of the subwoofer. This system has adequate sound in high, mid, and deep range. I will stick to 2.0 speakers. I like the replaceable (not hardwired into the speaker) audio cable just in cased it breaks like my Dell computer speaker did.
10 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Posted by: SeniorJogger from: Seneca South Carolna on
I had been looking at the speakers for many month and due to the ratings decided to buy them. Was a good choice. They look and sound great. There is plenty power to fill my 10X10 ft room with sound. The quality of the sound is excellen. They don't take up too much desk space. the black colo matches my other computer items.
6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Great speakers for the price
Posted by: Doublejcom from: Seattle/Tacoma, WA on
I needed a new sound system for my computer and I also wanted to add sound to my TV while watching movies. These speakers make it so easy to do this.
6 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Posted by: bartalk from: san rafael, california on
good sound for my computer-based music. i listen to 85% classical, 15% jazz.
plenty of volume and bass for my apartment (15 x 20 living room).
nothing much wrong at all with these speakers, though i suppose when they're turned low and the music gets to a pianissimo you can lose it with daytime background noise from an open door or window.
i'm very happy with them.