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121. Apple iSight Video Conferencing
$27.99 $21.99 list($39.99)
122. Creative Labs 73PD110000002 Vibra
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123. Creative Labs TravelSound i300
$46.54 $41.95 list()
124. Creative TravelSound 200 Portable
125. CREATIVE LABS Live Ultra Web Cam
$119.99 $111.31 list($149.99)
126. Creative Labs I-trigue L3500 2.1
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127. Creative Labs HN-505 Collapsible
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128. Creative Labs I-trigue L3450 2.1
$73.95 $67.95 list($99.99)
129. Creative Labs I-Trigue 3300 2.1
$26.99 $25.68 list($29.99)
130. Creative Labs SBS 350 2.1 Black
131. Creative Zen Portable Media Center
132. Creative Labs Inspire T2900 2.1
133. Creative MuVo? Protective Case
$16.30 list($24.99)
134. Creative Labs Vibra Plus WebCam
135. Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy
136. Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy
137. Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy
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138. Creative Labs SBS 4.1 450 Computer
139. Creative Labs SBS16 2-Piece Computer
140. CREATIVE LABS Inspire 2.1 Slim

121. Apple iSight Video Conferencing Webcam with Autofocus M8817LL/C
list price: $149.99
our price: $147.99
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Asin: B0007KX4VU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Apple Computer
Sales Rank: 1033
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Video conference with your colleagues in Singapore or grandma in Houston with Apple's iSight--a state-of-the-art video camera that sends signals over broadband. Features an auto focusing lens for high-quality pictures, along with a tilt-and-swivel mechanism that captures video at multiple angles which facilitates a natural, life-like conversation. Also includes a built-in, dual element noise-suppressing microphone that delivers clear audio. A strong aluminum-alloy exterior protects the brains of this compact camera. One year limited warranty. ... Read more


  • Autofocus from 2 inches to infinity
  • Video conference easily over broadband Internet
  • 640 x 480 resolution with 24-bit color at 30 frames per second
  • Built-in noise-suppressing microphone
  • Includes 3 stands and can be clipped to the top of an LCD display for a more accurate centered video image.

Reviews (1)

3-0 out of 5 stars check the picture
I just got my iSight today and guess what? I need to get the accessory kit to mount it on my flat panel display. If that requirement is in the above verbage I missed it, but the picture shows it happily on the top of the display. I'll add on to this once it's connected ( sitting under the display till UPS brings the accessory kit). ... Read more

122. Creative Labs 73PD110000002 Vibra WebCam
list price: $39.99
our price: $27.99
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Asin: B0007YFPG8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 1411
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The Creative WebCam is small. It's cute. And it will let you explore the exciting world of video on your PC. It's easy to install with a hassle-free USB connection. Plus, you get a software package with applications to edit photos, set up a spy cam, video chat and videoconference, and even make creative photo projects like calendars and cards. Get the camera from the people who know multimedia entertainment best - Creative, the makers of Sound Blaster Audigy and the NOMAD line of digital audio players. Curious about what is happening at home when you are not around? Wonder no more! The Creative WebCam Monitor application uses sophisticated motion detection to take a snapshot when anybody - or anything - gets near your PC. Images can even be automatically uploaded to your web site, so you can monitor them from another location! Send video e-mail or create colorful e-postcards. With Ulead PhotoExpress MCE you can edit your photos, print calendars, greeting cards, and do lots more. The snapshot button on top of the Creative WebCam allows you to grab an image and display it onscreen at any time. Or, use the powerful Creative WebCam Control application to adjust camera settings, take snapshots, capture video, and organize all your images and motion video into an easy-to-use album. ... Read more


  • Supports still image capture up to 352x288
  • Perfect for video instant messaging with Windows Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, NetMeeting Perfect for video instant messaging with Windows Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, NetMeetingand lots more
  • USB connector for quick and easy setup
  • Compatible with Windows 98, 2000, Me and XP
  • Supports video capture at resolutions from 160x120 up to 352x288

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars Nice Web Cam
This is a nice web cam.I bought it for a higher that the price is reduced...I think its worth the price.I dont know abt its long term operation,so I cannot comment on it. ... Read more

123. Creative Labs TravelSound i300 for iPod and MP3 Players

our price: $67.94
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Asin: B0000A1EE8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 1249
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • Impressive audio quality from high precision Titanium drivers
  • Digital amplifier allows up to 35 hours continuous playback on 4-AAA batteries
  • Line-in jack allows versatile connection to portable devices
  • Lightweight 10 oz speaker with foldable stand for maximum portability

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Small
These speakers are the perfect companion for a laptop computer. They are small, portable ( I don't even bother with the power cable, I run them on cheap batteries.) and have great sound.

I'm on the road constantly so portability is number one for me. I use them with my laptop to watch DVDs. The only limitation is volume,if you crank it up they will distort. But for watching DVDs in a hotel room they are perfect.

Well done Creative Labs.

5-0 out of 5 stars Better Than You Might Think
I purchased this from Amazon after several hours of "whim" buying study. It seemed these had the best chance of being better than some of the cheapie portables i was familiar with. Much to my delight i was NOT disappointed. Granted with speakers this size you cant expect sub-like bass but actually theres more than i expected. Sound quality was very clear and the "wide" stereo feature is nice. High volume levels will cause distortion but you'll get a good amount of volume before you get distortion. If you buy these thinkin you'll get home stereo sound, forget it. If you buy these wanting a great set of "listen in the hotel room" travel speakers these work great!

5-0 out of 5 stars A must have for sound on the go!
I purchased this item from my local store and I'm very satisfied with its quality.
Of course, the sound quality cannot compete with HiFi systems, but for such a small speaker, the sound quality is really good. The frequency response is 150-20k, according to creative. So it is a little dry in the low freq range, as expected. Aside from that, the sound quality is very good. And it's not completely bassless as you might think.
You can get the volume high enough for room of about 20 square meters with decent sound quality. But if you adjust the volume too high it'll become noisy.
In a word, its sound quality is not top-notch. But for such a small speaker, it's much better than you'd expect. For a rough reference, its sound quality is about the same as what you can get for a pair of conventional speakers at the price range of around US$25.
The best feature of this gadget may be its digitalized amplifier. Unlike conventional linear amplifer which will waste a lot of power, travelsound uses a digital amplifier. So the battery life is longer. Creative claims a set of four AAA alkline battery can last more than 30 hours, I didn't count the hours but I think the claim is quite reasonable.

In a word, if you want music on the go, this is the one for you. ... Read more

124. Creative TravelSound 200 Portable Speaker System

our price: $46.54
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Asin: B0002K6XOK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 739
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  • Compact 10-ounce stereo speakers pack away easily for travel
  • Premium titanium micro drivers for superior audio clarity
  • Convenient volume and power controls to easily adjust to your personal listening taste
  • Adjustable and sturdy fold away stand for perfect set-up on any surface
  • Connects to any portable audio device, video player or notebook with 3.5-inch headphone output

125. CREATIVE LABS Live Ultra Web Cam VF0060

Asin: B00070FRJW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
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  • Still image capture at up to 1024x768 resolution (software enhanced)
  • 640x480 resolution video at 30 fps video
  • 4x Digital Zoom
  • Hands-free Headset
  • 4-Way Flexible base

126. Creative Labs I-trigue L3500 2.1 Computer Speakers (3-Speaker)
list price: $149.99
our price: $119.99
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Asin: B0000ADY4L
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 2547
Average Customer Review: 4.73 out of 5 stars
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  • Two high performance titanium micro drivers delivery performance far superior to conventional aluminum speaker drivers
  • Unique addition of a 2-inch mid-range Lateral Firing Transducer ( LFT ) dramatically widens the listening soundstage, enhancing lower mid-range notes
  • Bi-Amplification -One dedicated amplifier for LFT and one dedicated to the titanium mmicro drivers for precise audio reproduction
  • Full featured Audio Control Pod -Versatile wired remote with Volume, On / Off, and Bass controls also includes line-in, headphone jack, and proprietary M-Port for connecting compatible MuVo MP3 players
  • 85 Watts system power (9 Watts RMS per speaker / 30 Watts RMS Subwoofer)

Reviews (11)

5-0 out of 5 stars Astonishing Sonic Quality
If you are looking for a speaker upgrade, I cannot recommend the Creative I-TRIGUE L3500 trio more highly. While I was looking for a decent upgrade over the two Harman/Kardon speakers that came with my DELL Inspiron 8000 Notebook, I could never have imagined the improvement in sonic quality that I would enjoy with the L3500. I primarily listen to mp3 and view movies where speakers are involved. The music is more satisfying than with the $600 Sony PMC-M2 Mini-System in my 10 X 11 office. My main treat is the improvement in movie viewing. The powerful bass from the sub and the clarity and expansiveness from the two satellite speakers is truly unbelievable. Trust Creative when they state that the Lateral Firing Transducer (LFT) on each satellite creates an enveloping surround-sound effect. The imaging is absolutely perfect with actor's voices seemingly coming from the center of my screen, as if there were an invisible center channel speaker. The stylish look and build quality are quite impressive for speakers in this price range. Creative actually used Titanium Micro Drivers in the satellites, an unexpected and welcome enhancement over more commonly used aluminum. Also, there are no ugly covers on the satellites, so you don't have to decide between covered or uncovered and try to find a place for those discarded covers. The system input connecivity via the supplied 1/8" mini-plug cable (headphone jack to many of us) couldn't be easier. I would change only one thing. On the wired remote control, I would add a separate power on/off button so that the volume control dial wouldn't have to perform dual duty, as I would prefer to keep the volume level fairly constant and just power up the system. In summary, excellent speakers for an excellent price. You will not regret this purchase, truth.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Sound, Great Value
If you are still listening to the pair of standard speakers that came with your pc, then you will be amazed by the sound that you can get by upgrading to this inexpensive set of speakers. For the size and cost, you get a lot of sound. The bass is incredible and the satellite speakers provide a full, clear sound. When you are sitting in front of your pc, the sound is amazing. The sound can also easily fill a typical room or two.

One nice feature is that there is a line in on the wired remote. This allows you to connect an external device to the speakers. For example, I have a "boom box" which I use to listen to the radio. It has a nice sound, but since getting these speakers, I have plugged the boom box head phone jack into the line in on the wired remote. You can do the same with any portable device like an IPod or Walkman. Also, since you control the volume via the wired remote, you don't have to place the satellite speakers right next to your monitor.

5-0 out of 5 stars I-Trigue L3500 Size and Weight Specifications
In response to nycecilia's request for size and weight specs: Sub is 12.2" high, 10.6" deep, and 7.1" wide. Satellite speakers are 8.3" high, 3.0" deep, and 1.8" wide. The wired remote is slightly less than mouse size. The total box weight is 18.2 lbs. I estimate the net system weight to be approximately 15-16 lbs. If you keep the shipping box, that might be the best way to transport the system. I still love them and recommend them very highly.

4-0 out of 5 stars Can anyone tell me the size/weight of these speakers?
I have been trying to figure out how big & heavy these speakers are. I'm looking for a set that has a good and big sound (as these apparently do) but that can be semi-travel ready for a laptop or mp3 player. I can't go with travel speakers because they have horrible sound and can barely fill a room, so I need a full set with subwoofer, but don't want to end up with a set I can't carry myself.

There is no info on size/weight on the Creative site and I've searched just about everywhere else on the net with no luck.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome comp speakers...
Just got this yesterday. Absolutely sounded wonderful right off the box. My 2 roommates both have a Klipsch 2.1 and a logitech Z-640, both agree that mine sounds better :). Sounds great with a soundblaster live 5.1 but totally rocks with an Audigy ZS. Paid a couple more than i should have tho at $140.00 with tax but no regrets. Cant recommend this speaker enough esp at its price range. Well worth it. ... Read more

127. Creative Labs HN-505 Collapsible Noise-Canceling Headphones

our price: $30.99
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Asin: B00019K87A
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 3470
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Creative Labs' HN-505 over-ear headphones employ active noise-canceling circuitry to significantly reduce solid-state environmental noise, such as that on an airplane, to further your uninterrupted listening. Noise reduction is rated at 15 dB of attenuation at 300 Hz, which will bring welcome clarity to voices and most instruments.

Designed with mobility in mind, the headphones are constructed using lightweight material, a foldable headband, and cushioned ear-pads for comfort during extended listening.

The headphones' 30 mm rare-earth magnet transducers deliver rich, full-boded sound, and the frequency response extends across the near limits of human hearing, from 20 to 17,000 Hz (no range stated). High, 121 dB sensitivity means even an airplane's headphone jack will drive them nicely, and a supplied 3.5 mm dual-plug airplane adapter makes that possibility an even greater likelihood.

What's in the Box
Headset, 3.5 mm dual-plug adapter for airplane use, a user's manual, and warranty information. ... Read more


  • Compact, lightweight -- cancels distracting outside noise like airplane engines and loud conversation
  • Lightweight, durable design with soft earcups
  • Driver units -30mm rare-earth magnet transducer
  • Frequency response -20Hz to 17kHz
  • Impedance -21 ohms

128. Creative Labs I-trigue L3450 2.1 Computer Speakers (3-Speaker)

our price: $108.29
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Asin: B0000AZJZ7
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 3484
Average Customer Review: 4.57 out of 5 stars
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  • Enticing Form: glossy white, ultra sleek yet powerful speakers match flat panel monitors, plasma TVs, and premium digital audio players
  • Lateral Firing Transducer (LFT): dramatically widens soundstage and enhances lower mid-range notes
  • Bi-Amplification: two dedicated amplifiers for powering Titanium micro drivers and LFT driver to deliver precise reproduction of highs & mids
  • Audio Control Pod: power/volume/bass controls with line-in, and headphone jack, and unique M-Port to hook up compatible MP3 players

Reviews (7)

2-0 out of 5 stars Not as good as I expected
I purchased these speakers for aesthetic reasons, especially after having read the positive reviews posted here. However I was sorely disappointed by their performance.

Pros: aesthetically pleasing, small size, wired remote

Cons: no treble control (can only adjust the bass level), weak midrange output

I played all genres from dance, R&B, electronica, rock, punk, classical, opera, jazz, piano, choral, Latin, solo instrumental (violin, cello, clarinet), and movies. The bass is excellent as others have already pointed out. However, due to the small size of the speakers, the midrange output was significantly lacking. When I tried to compensate for this by boosting the treble in iTunes (the speakers have no treble control!) certain songs were played with noticeable distortion due to overloading the small speakers. A perfect example of this is how alto saxophone in certain jazz songs were really distorted. Even my 5 year old basic Phillips speakers and subwoofer performed better than these. The only redeeming quality of the I-trigues is their attractive aesthetics and small size.

According to some Apple audiophiles, Soundsticks 2 by Harman Kardon is a good alternative to these speakers for $50.00 more.

5-0 out of 5 stars Iam fully satisfied with them!
I bought them yesterday and i couldn't be happier!
the sound is EXCELLENT, they look like MODELS. :)
i recommend them.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
I've had it for a month now and this set of speakers is very impressive. Design and build are solid as well as overall sound. It matches well with flat panels (of similar shade or color) , iMac and Powermac G5. I'm enjoying the listening experience and the pleasing aesthetics (nice to look at) very much. For Mac Users, these speakers are a perfect match. Made quite an impression on all my friends who saw them last weekend.

5-0 out of 5 stars Truly Outstanding
I have been wanting these speakers for some time. And I must say I did not think I would be this excited after I opened them. The sound clarity is absolutely amazing. The bass is very true and earthshaking. All this coming from such a small speaker system, is very breathtaking.

The UPS guy delivered these at about 5 PM and I quickley took them upstairs to unpack them. I was up and running the tunes form my Creative Labs Nomad Jukebox Zen Xtra 60 GB Mp3 player within 15 minutes. I noticed that the volume could get relatively loud, with pretty good treble. But when I turned the bass up, oh man, that was moving. Soundwise because of how earthshaking it was, literally because it felt like the ground was shaking at how much sound was coming out of them!

In the time I have had them I have put many different types of music through them. Hard Rock, Rock, Classical, Opera, Country, Blues, Jazz, Baroque, Pop, R&B, Christian Rock, Soundtrack, and World music. Each one of them sounds way higher than any sounds system I have had before. At first I was a bit skeptical about having the sound running via my headphone jack on my Mp3 Player. Then I learned that it goes into a Line-In jack on the remote of the Pod (what a great idea!). No matter how loud I push the volume or how pumped I get the bass, you can hear stuff you've never heard before in those memorable songs.

With these speakers I feel like I'm in one of those really high-tech stores. The ones that have a great name brand sound system accompanied by a top of the line Mp3 Player. If you want something to go with these sleek babies, get Creative's Zen Xtra Mp3 Player, because I assure you you'll have hours of enjoyment from them both.

The little leaflet of a quickstart manual that came with the package is very self explanitory. It tells you the precautions of using them, how to connect them using a really discriptive diagram, and how to use the speakers in many ways. Something to keep for further reference.

Overall I am very satisfied with these speakers. I've used them in 4 different ways so far. Via Mp3 Player, via home stereo CD player, via computer, and via my digital piano. The only drawback about connecting them to my digital piano was that if you turn the volume up relatively loud, the Titanium drivers vibrate too much, making it sound like distortion. If you ease up the volume, this problem is simply solved. I know this because it is just the suble sound of a piano key that makes that odd, unexpected sound. If you put it on "Strings", put the bass on full, piano on top volume, and remote Pod on the highest volume setting, it creates a lush array of sounds that you would only imagine in your most far-fetched of dreams.

Pros: Amazing sound, sleek look, very versitile, easy start up, ability to connect to compatible Creative Mp3 Players through the unique "M-Port", price.

Cons: Heavy AC adapter, slight distortion on "Grand Piano" sound on my digital keyboard.

Bottome Line: I highly recommend these speakers. They may look small, but they provide a powerhouse of sound for any occasion. I got these from a reliable company that I found online for about $40 less than what Creative sells them for. Very good deal by them. I hope to spend many more days in the rich, superiority of the Creative Labs I-Trigue L3450 2.1 Speaker System.

5-0 out of 5 stars Impressive sound for computer speakers.
Got these speakers for X-mas. They sounded a little flat at first; plenty of midrange and bass but weak in the highs (compared to the Harman Champaigne Glass model which came with my PC). There's no treble control on the unit. I also own JBL Creatures which look and sound awesome plus have bass and treble control knobs on the sub. Of course the sound of either system can be adjusted via the equalizer in your Real or Windows Media Players. Back to the I-trigues; the more I listened to them, the better they started to sound. As I read in another post, there seems to be a break-in period. The soundstage has gotten wider and the sound, more detailed; quite unbelievable considering the narrow profile of the speakers. I like the wired remote w/ volume and bass controls & headphone and line-in jacks. Again a treble control would have been nice though. Overall, very impressive speakers. They also look great next to my 20" monitor w/ their tall slender appearance. ... Read more

129. Creative Labs I-Trigue 3300 2.1 Computer Speakers (3-Speaker, Black)
list price: $99.99
our price: $73.95
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Asin: B00007AKC1
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 2446
Average Customer Review: 4.71 out of 5 stars
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  • Three high-precision Titanium drivers per speaker enable the most accurate balance of lows, mids, and highs
  • Incredible sound clarity for all your PC audio entertainment with unmatched frequency response of 30Hz - 20kHz
  • Ultra sleek speaker design, with removable grilles, looks stunning on your desktop with your PC monitor or notebook
  • Powerful 25 Watts RMS subwoofer features a 6.5" longthrow driver for room-shaking bass, and a dual flared port tube for cleaner bass reproduction
  • Matching wired remote with power, volume and bass control, and a headphone jack

Reviews (28)

5-0 out of 5 stars rockin' in the workplace.
I was in DIRE need of some replacement speakers for my computer here at work. The speakers I inherited with this computer had absolutely no depth or clarity. The hunt was on to find a set of speakers within a modest price range. Nothing too cheap, but also nothing too elaborate. Two of my co-workers have Altec-Lansing speakers they are very happy with but I was looking for something with a bit more style.

Here is where the Creative I-Trigue 2.1 3300 speakers come into play. Not only do they have rock solid components and specs but they are VERY stylish. The whole system screams quality. The desktop units are solid metal stands with a translucent plastic back that look simply gorgeous next to my flat panel monitor. The woofer not only hits hard and with utter clarity at all volumes but it is built like a rock. Plus, as you know, they have a wonderful wired remote with a headphone jack built right in.

As for the clarity, you could not ask for anything better at such a modest price. The highs are unbelievably crisp and the bass hits hard & clear at all volumes. The mid-range sound is not muddy like your often time hear with computer or self-powered speakers. The key in all this is at very low volumes, while other people are working in the office, the sound is still beautiful and crisp through the entire dynamic range of the speakers.

If you have the money, go for a Klipsch product, but if you want a GREAT value with beautiful sound and style pick yourself up a pair of these. I am far from being sorry.

5-0 out of 5 stars You won't be sorry!!
I bought these speakers as soon as they came out last year. I was attracted to the brushed metal / black look, the wired remote (with a headphone jack built in!), and the fact that this was a Creative Labs product.

A year later, I can say the following:

Pros: Amazing sound, stylish design, lots of features that can't be found in other speaker sets (examples: the remote's headphone jack, the remote's bass control, removable black grills on the speakers if you want the speakers to have an all-chrome look)

Cons: None. It's really difficult to find something wrong with these speakers -- I might have wanted the wired remote longer than 6' ... but that's about it.

I've received nothing but compliments on the sound and design of these speakers. For any Mac users out there: there is also a white / silver version of these speakers that sells.

1-0 out of 5 stars Tinny Sound
These speakers sound like crap. I have a pair of old $12.00 Kenyo's that sound better. Do yourself a favor and spend a nother $40.00 and buy the Klipsch and get some REAL speakers!! Almost any of the lower end 2.1's will sound as good if not better than these.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for Home Office
This is a gerat little system if all you want is a decent set of speakers for listening to music. They aren't surround speakers so I wouldn't buy these as a gift for a "gamer." For music, they really do give a nice, well-rounded sound. The bass is fairy powerful, but this is easily managed with the remote volume and bass feature (I use this much more than I expected to adjust for different music types). I subscribe to Musicmatch Jukebox and playing the radio through these speakers sounds great. Beware of those who claim to be "audiophiles" and overanalyze these small systems. Having worked as a sound technician I can tell you that most of these guys have no idea what they're talking about. Follow this simple rule: if you like the way a system sounds, then don't let others convince you something more complicated (and expensive) is better.

3-0 out of 5 stars (...)
I purchased the I-Trigue 3300's to replace my Bose MediaMate's because my deskspace was getting very tight with an LCD monitor, 2 cell phone chargers, 2 PDA cradles, a lamp, and alarm clock. The slim and sleek design, matched with a subwoofer and generous frequency range seemed to be a fantastic combination. But as I found out, you really need to HEAR a set of speakers to really decide what you like.

The silver die-cast material used on the casing is very attractive and feels very well-built. The black speaker covers can be removed to give it an even better look.

The I-Trigue 3300's are ALL treble and bass. The midrange is nearly non-existant and for each PC application, I need to set the equalizer settings, which I didn't have to do with my Bose speakers. (...). In iTunes, the setting that worked best for me is the "Pop" EQ setting.

The wired remote is very handy with a volume/power control, headphone jack, and bass level dial. The bass level dial is a VERY much appreciated design change from the old speakers where the bass controls were located on the back of the subwoofer! There is a cool indigo LED on the remote to indicate that the speakers are powered on.

The I-Trigue is a pretty expensive 2.1 setup considering that the fidelity derived from these speakers are not up to par with the competition. (...)

These attractive, space-saving speakers are a big jump from those crappy little Harmon Kardon's you got with your system. With an 80watt total system power rating, it'll pump up the bass and provide loud, shaking music and gaming effects. (...) ... Read more

130. Creative Labs SBS 350 2.1 Black Computer Speaker System (3 Speakers)
list price: $29.99
our price: $26.99
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Asin: B00008NRQY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 1297
Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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  • 3-speaker system with 2 cube-style speakers and subwoofer
  • Delivers deep bass audio for music, games, and more
  • Connects to PC, Notebook, and other devices with a single cable
  • Wired remote control accesses volume and power
  • 12 watts RMS power (3 watts x 2 plus 6-watt subwoofer)

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Creative Labs Speakers
Let me say that this is one of the best purchases I have made in my life. When i got to the computer store to purchase the system in-store, i did not know that there would be so few left. I had to look in a corner in the far upper shelf needing a cart to get to to actually find a remaining system.
After I got the system, I was pleased that it was so nicely packaged and well protected in its case. I was not expecting the subwoofer to be so large.
When i opened the package and actually used the system, I found the sound was truly fascinating and incredible. In the next door, my friends cup of water shook similar to that of Jurassic park with the intermittent beats of some good bass.
This is truly heaven, thank you oh lord, and praise the heavens for this amazing piece of equipment.
I have a complaint - the subwoofers may just rock TOO much as my feet experienced slight agitation!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for $26 BUCKS
I got the Creative lab SBS 350 2.1 for my Toshiba 2600 portable dvd player hooked them up, and a nice rich balanced sound came out those tiny speakers! I got more then what I paid for....

These speakers are great for portable dvd player....

PS. SBS 350 kicks a_s, and the bass was strong enough to be felt!

3-0 out of 5 stars Good little set of speakers
Creative's SBS 350 2.1 speakers are sufficient. They're easy to set up and use, but lack frills that could make them more attractive.

Two little speakers and a subwoofer are included. The speakers produce a relatively rich sound, with a low noise floor. There's no hum or hiss when they should be silent. The sub is basic - fairly rich, but nothing to write home about.

My last set of Creative speakers was their 4.1 set by Cambridge Sound. That set had a power block with a cord, which I half expected to see here as well, but this time they went with a standard 'wall wart' transformer. It gets the job done, but I find it less convenient.

The speakers connect to the sub with a standard 8mm jack. Each speaker connects right at the jack with its own wire, rather than attaching to each other, so this may limit how far away you can put the sub. The volume knob is attached directly to the sub. The audio wire that connects to your computer is also attached to the volume knob. In the Cambridge Sound that I had, there was only one wire coming out of the control knob - having two makes it a bit harder to place.

The cords are relatively long, but could use another foot or so to really be convenient. Due to the layout of my computer room, I have my tower on one side of the desk and the subwoofer on the other side of the desk - the cords are long enough (barely) to allow me to put the volume knob next to my monitor.

The volume control has an on/off switch as well as a wheel to control the volume. This is nice in that it lets you shut off the speakers without losing your volume setting. Two sticky pads are provided to allow you to stick the volume control to the desk, monitor, or other surface.

All said, they get the job done. They sound good, and at the end of the day, all the ease of setup in the world wouldn't matter if they sounded bad. These speakers have yet to disappoint me. ... Read more

131. Creative Zen Portable Media Center IR Remote
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B0006IEUYS
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
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132. Creative Labs Inspire T2900 2.1 Speaker System

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Asin: B0000AZJZB
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 5287
Average Customer Review: 4.56 out of 5 stars
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  • Includes 2 speakers and a subwoofer
  • Auxiliary line-in and headphones jack
  • Multi-feature Audio Control Pod
  • Tweeter within each speaker
  • Removable stands for wall mounting option

Reviews (27)

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent 2.1 speaker system!
This system honestly blows away anything that sells in the same price range (including the Altec 221 and the Logitech Z-340 and X-220). It has lots of power, and the two-way speakers (with tweeters) have much better and more natural high end sound. Creative launched this product - which costs more to make than the competition's products - at $59, but dropped the price late last year to be competitive.

Let's look at the key competition: The Logitech X-220 has just a 2" driver in each satellite, while the T2900 has a 2.5" midrange driver and a tweeter. (Not to mention the fact that the X-220's satellites look like little plastic mushrooms).

The Altec 221 has just a 4" woofer (while the T2900 has a 5.25" woofer), and much lower power.

The T2900 also has a cool wired controller, with power/volume, bass level, a headphone jack, a line-in, and Creative's special port for connecting a MuVu NX MP3 player.

Plus, with the metal stands, they look really good (especially with the grills off).

[...- I talked to Creative's customer support people, and they say that out of the many thousands of these systems that have been sold, they've had a grand total of four defective units returned. Hardly a "plethora" ...]

5-0 out of 5 stars Creative Lab's Inspire T2900 2.1 Speaker System
For the money, you can't go wrong. They do what they were meant to do, and do it well. They are a major step up from the cheap speakers supplied with most computers. While they are not surround sound, they bring out sounds that are completely lacking on cheaper computer speakers. The satellite speakers are heavy and seem to be made very well. There is more than enough bass out of the subwoofer, to supply most needs I would think. They were tested on classical, folk, and rock music, and did well on all three. The 6 1/2' attached satellite cables were enough for my needs, but could be lengthened with extensions found in a computer supply store if needed. My only complaint like others, is that I wish that Creative Labs had put a treble control on their control pod, but over all I'm very satisfied with them.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome speakers
I just got these speakers today. They are just perfect. It took 5 minutes to hook them up and I was in music heaven. I've seen some 2.1 systems that have a very weak subwoofer. This subwoofer is so powerful that I have to keep it very low or else it would drown out the satellites!

The satellites themselves are nice and clear. I keep the bass volume level at about 20 percent and the speaker volume at about 30 percent. The volume control is pretty sensitive which shows exactly how how much power is being pumped out by this system. I recommend these.. and for this price, this is a great buy.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very impressed
I took a lot of time in choosing a speaker system for my home computer. As a college student money is tight so I wanted the best sound for the money. I also work with professional sound equipment wich makes me somewhat critical of lower end systems.

I oringinally purchased a set of the Logitech X-220's and while I am a big Logitech fan for most of their products I had to return these because the satellites just didn't produce a clean enough sound. The highs were fuzzy and muted and didn't give me the range of sound that I needed. In all fairness the bass was strong, deep and loud, but it just wasn't enough to compensate for the poor satellites.

I also listened to the Cyber Acoustics A3640s. These have a huge 10" subwoofer which really packs a punch. I might have purchased these had there not been a set of the T2900s right next to them. In a side by side comparison the Creative speakers won out with their clear, full, rich sound. I guess if you're really only concerned with the amount of bass you can squeeze out of your system the Cyber Acoustics might be the better choice but the T2900's also have plenty of bass (I have found a good balance between sats and sub at 15-20% of sub volume).

The only problem I can see (and why I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars - wish there was a 4.5) is that if you turn the sub up very loud and then turn the main system volume way up the sub starts to struggle a little. It gets somewhat distorted and boomy. But this doesn't bother me because the volume has to be VERY loud, in fact it is uncomfortable for me to be in the same room. The bass sounds wonderful if you set the sub to around 20%. This will give you a good balance between the sub and the satellites.

Overall, this is the most balanced system I found in this price range. The bass is tight and rich, the satellites produce beautiful, warm mid-tones and clean, clear, highs. There is plenty of volume especially if you're sitting close to them like I am. I love the control pod, its so nice not to have to reach behind the sub to adjust its volume. I do have to agree with some of the other reviewers that the pod feels a little cheap but I'll just be gentle with it.

If you're looking for a great sounding budget speaker system and have a critical ear look no further, these are the right choice.

3-0 out of 5 stars Logitech is better
Creatives are good speaker but when it matches up to Logitech they do not match up. 1st of all Logitech's x-220's have a larger and louder sub than these. The speakers are not made of plastic as someone wrote they are made of pure solid WOOD. the sound of the two brands shouldnt even be compared. Logitechs speakers have much better LOUDER CLEARER sound! Logitech x-220s sub has 20.4 watts while the t 2900 has 17 watts. The bonus about creatives is that you may take the covers off! But i still honestly say if you want a louder sound system go with logitech!! Logitech x-220s have a output power of 64 watts while these T 2900's have a output power of 60 watts! and the style of the x-220s looks sleeker and more desighned. The creatives look all the same like all of the other sound systems. But if style and loudness doesnt bother you than purchase these since the have decent sound and the have a built in tweeter. ... Read more

133. Creative MuVo? Protective Case and USB Cable

Asin: B0002T87UO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 44200
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Protect your Creative MuVo2 whereever you go with this slrrk and stylish black pouch. It also comes with a short USB cable that fits snugly into the pouch along with your MuVo2 for a hassle free experience. ... Read more

134. Creative Labs Vibra Plus WebCam VF0090
list price: $24.99
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Asin: B0007LZGCE
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 57402
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Creative Labs (73VF009000002) Creative Vibra Plus WebCam ... Read more


  • Video and image capture at 352 x 288 resolution
  • Share live video to your instant messaging
  • USB connection is easy to setup and use (compatible with USB 1.1)
  • Compatible with Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, or XP
  • 352 x 288 CMOS sensor

135. Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum eX Soundcard
list price: $169.99
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Asin: B00005PWVU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 21192
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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  • Uses Creative's Audigy chip
  • EAX Advanced HD offers 3-D audio performance
  • Built-in Dolby Digital decoder for true 5.1 multi-channel playback
  • External Audigy Drive offers accessible connectors
  • Includes wireless remote control

Reviews (5)

4-0 out of 5 stars open purchased computer hardware at the store or immediately
I did a great amount of research on sound and video cards, be-
fore I purchased this product at compUSA. I did not immediately
open it, as it was factory sealed, and I did not intend to install it for a while, because I was going to use it with the
computer I was building. Imagine my surprise whe I did open it
and discovered that the "external drive" advertised on the box
was missing. CompUSA refuses to issue a refund or exchange, and
I have contacted creative labs to see if I can get the drive,
but they have not responded as yet. Will contact them by phone next. I plan on posting my results with creative labs by the end
of July.

5-0 out of 5 stars Music Creators Rejoice
With the newest audio processor since the days of the Live, Creative has once again outdone itself. With all the power of professional souind boards at hundreds of dollars less. There is no background fuzz while recording from a MIDI input (unlike SBLive!), and the ability to record dual tracks simultaneously makes this board the music creators paradise.

It also sounds remarkable. I hooked up my DVD player, XBox, and even a simple portable discman to the external drive and enjoyed the quality of sound. The DTS decoder works well too. I noticed no distortion after hooking up my Klipsch Pro-Media 5.1 (6 piece) surround speaker set, despite the sound information running from my DVD player to PC, then from PC to Speaker system.

Gaming sound effects are awesome as well. Previous games like McGee's Alice and Deus Ex being high up on the list of games that sound totally awesome. Unfortunately there aren't many games that can fully utilize the new EAX HD capabilities, but the standard regime of FPS games sound great.

This card is by far the best thing to happen to sound cards since the first release of SBLive! Great for making your PC the new household hub for entertainment centers.

4-0 out of 5 stars It works fine if you use your noodle
Yes, the card doesn't work with XP when you install it. It's not brain surgery; In fact, it's rather easy, and you will be up and running in no time. Also the second card isn't supposed to fit into the PCI slot the same way the other cards there do since it does not have a PCI connector! Unlike the main card it does not actually go in the PCI slot.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Card but many bugs!
I bought this card in November because I recently purchased the Klipsch Promedia 5.1 speaker system. At first I was kind of intimidated with all the cables and connections for this card, but after reading the instruction's manual it was pretty straight foward. I was also confused about the PCI connection for this card since it has three slots instead of two, like a typical PCI card, but it fits fine. When the card was perfectly setup inside my PC I proceeded to install the software and drivers provided on a Cd-Rom by Creative. I installed the full version with all the add-ons provided. Then I proceeded to download the Windows XP drivers from the Soundblaster's website. When I was all done I decided to try my speakers with this top of the line card, but my PC froze every time after just a few seconds I started playing a track. Afters many hours of rebooting and brainstorming this problem, I arrived to the conclusion that it was the Creative Playcenter that wasn't holding up on Windows XP. So a word to the wise those who have XP do not install Creative Playcenter or you will suffer the consequences.

Besides this problem, the card works perfectly. The external drive fulfills every music lovers delight. Wether its karaoke or hooking up your TV to your card, it is make this card worthy of its price. My pleasure was hooking up my Playstation 2 with a Toslink fiber optic cable to my pc speakers. Fiber Optics is the way to go, its the neatest sound you will ever experience. The only problem is that my center speaker is not working during DVD play with my PS2, thus the 5.1 experience is ruined. In conclusion, the audigy platinum Ex card is simply for hardcore musicians that use their PC's has home studios or just hi-tech lovers that simply want the best.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very Pleased
It wasn't extremely easy to install -- there is a daughter card that doesn't properly seat in the PCI slot, and several internal ribbons that don't work too well in my case. But well worth the hassle! I love the external "drive," which makes access to many ports & controls easy. Hooks up to a wide variety of peripherals, speakers, etc. Great sound, especially with digital speakers. Well worth the money. Let's hope that Creative does a better job than it has over the last few years fo keeping up with the drivers -- "liveware" never lived up to its promise. ... Read more

136. Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy MP3+ Sound Card
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B00005PXUS
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 21770
Average Customer Review: 3.21 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (14)

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent sound card
The Audigy card produces excellent sound, if at a fair additional cost over the Live! series. This card has been gone over well under Audigy Gamer in terms of its gaming capabilities, (the Gamer and the MP3+ are virtually identical cards with differing software packages) so I'll talk more about the MP3+ here and its music software... While I haven't had much experience with EAX games, some of the ambience effects (called "Environment" effects in the Surround Mixer, including concert hall, theater, etc.) when used with music are actually realistic and useable in certain situations (unlike many of the ambience effects included on your average stereo minisystem..). More often, though, you'll use the Advanced EQ effects (Rock, Techno, Classical, etc.), not the Environment effects, for listening to music. In general, I've found these to be appropriate for the genres they describe and better than some equalizer presets given with other software; I've disabled the Windows Media Player equalizer and use the Creative one instead. I believe the mixer with all the effects is the same on the Gamer and the MP3+.

While I don't have a whole lot of experience with different mixing software, Mixmeister is excellent and useful, while Mixman seems to me more like a toy. Mixmeister is great for mixing party music-- you can make the transitions sound surprisingly professional. Put two songs next to each other, turn on beat mixing, perhaps fine tune its automatic settings somewhat (very easy), and have the computer slightly speed or slow the two songs so that by the time they overlap their beats are synchronized, so people don't need to adjust while dancing. You can also use it to speed or slow whole songs-- add a little more energy to a song by speeding it up a few beats per minute. The Audigy chip on the card handles this, I believe; at any rate, I've noticed no slowdown on my computer with any dynamic tempo shifting.

Mixman allows you to remix music yourself, techno style, and record your work as MP3, but in my opinion it comes with too few tracks and effects to really be useful, and it seems to me you may only be able to do 20 MP3 exports; I haven't checked with Creative Labs to see if there is something you can do to lift this limit, but frankly I haven't once thought it worth my time to do so, either.

I don't know if the rest of the player software that comes with the Audigy MP3+ also comes with the Audigy Gamer, but in general, it's hit or miss. Creative PlayCenter is harder to use and less attractive than Windows Media Player or RealJukebox; Oozic player is even harder to use, and while 3-D visualizations are far cooler than anything WMP or Winamp can do, I wouldn't switch for them, and they need a pretty fast video card to play without having skips in the video. IMRadio is by far the best internet radio app I've seen, but it is also a free download from the internet.

To comment on the sound quality of the actual card: Very impressive. When hooked to a Klipsch Provision 4.1 audio system, even at the highest levels, there was a very slight hissing, but that was all (and with a Klipsch 4.1, if any sound signal ever did play with the system on max, expect your ears to fall off in protest). The sound card will also play without skipping regardless of how much you run on the system-- at least, i've never run into a problem, which i used to do with my old Montego II OEM version.

Overall, extremely high-quality card, and a worthwhile upgrade. I've been critical of the software, but you're getting the card for the card's sake. The Audigy card is one of the best, and both versions come with an excellent mixer app. When deciding which to get, Gamer or MP3+, if you like the games that come with it, get a gamer. If you want to change song speeds (more fun than it sounds), get an MP3+. If neither, flip a coin.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not as good as I thought it would be
I bought this card to replace my SB live card (which I loved), which suffered a premature death. The 5.1 is really cool, if you can use it, but I don't have a DVD player and the only AC3 songs I could find were the 2 on the install disk. Maybe the firewire port will come in handy, but for now, I don't need it either.

So in that respect, I don't find this any better than the SB live card, which seemed to have a better mixer. I have maxed out all my inputs (being a musician) so I need the TAD input, but this in not on the mixer. And a can't pan or EAX analog inputs separately.

Other than that it sounds great and I did not have any installation problems with WIN98SE. I wish they would "crowbar" the output when the computer is turned off; the floating inputs to the speaker pick up 60HZ hum and take a long time to turn themselves off.

I won't comment on the included software, I see this has already been done.

5-0 out of 5 stars Just AWSOME!
This card rocks 100%!

As compared with high end graphics cards that can now be OVER 500$US, a high quality sound card is only like 79$ now. The best bang for your buck!

Although they created the audigy 2, which is still very cheap, and offers a "few" more features, sound quality is basically the same. So, if you have no need for the THX certified or the 6.1 surround sound, the audigy card will be right for you!

First off, the software is a waste.... there is no need for it. I currently have nothing BUT the driver installed in my computer. If you have to choose between the audigy gamer and mp3, just get what ever is cheaper. Also, if you can find a place that sells the OEM version, thats your best bet, because it will no doubt be cheaper.

As for installing it, flawlessly. Being very computer savey, i had no trouble what so ever. Drivers work fine.
Note: there are some reviews that say they needed to go and edit the BIOS and that the software makes their computer very slow. I have a 3 year old dell with windows XP pro, and have had no problems.

24 bit sound quality RUELS! These produce awosme sound quality even with programs like winamp. I have been listening to my computer now with the audigy sound card using Sennheiser HD590 headphones for over a year. If you demand high quality sound from your computer, this card delivers!

Hope this helps!

1-0 out of 5 stars Doesn't last long
I bought this card in May 2002. My operating system is Windows 2000, and I had no problem installing it. However, after using it for 3 weeks, the card died. There was no sound. At first, I thought it was due to corrupted driver, so I tried to reinstall the driver, but the setup software kept saying "No audigy sound card is detected". I've tried downloading new drivers, swapping PCI slots, but nothing worked. At the end, I contacted Creative Support via email. Although I told them that I have already tried swapping slots and downloading latest drivers, the sluggish customer service asked me in their reply to "try downloading latest drivers and swapping PCI slots". These guys never bother to read what you wrote in your email. Anyway, after corresponding with them for over one month (they typically take more than a week to reply each email, using a one-line response), finally one agent told me I had a defective sound card, and authorized an exchange.

Upon receiving the replacement card, everything worked fine. Installation was as easy as the very first time I'd installed it. But yesterday (March 09, 2003), my card died again. Exactly the same problem. The setup program cannot detect the card. It's still under warranty so I will ask for another exchange.

This card has really disappointed me. My previous Creative products all worked very well, but now I must say that the Audigy is really bad in its design. Avoid buying this card by all means.

5-0 out of 5 stars On drivers, XP, and other such nonsense
I have had an audigy Platinum EX since right after it came out (it's the same, except for the break-out box), and I agree, the software is horrible. In fact, I threw away the CD's that came with it. The latest downloadable drivers, however, work perfectly on XP pro (and presumably home as well) and aren't bloated at all.

I would recommend this card to anyone who is looking for a high-performance sound card. If you just want something that you can pop in and forget, and you don't care about accurate 3D positioning, or other such bells and whistles, I would suggest something more stable, and cheaper, like the soundblaster Live! value. Or, if you really want to skimp, many new motherboards actually have very good 3D sound onboard. Onboard sound really has a bad rap; but it's come a long way recently, and is actually quite decent for everyday use. ... Read more

137. Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy Gamer Sound Card
list price: $79.99
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Asin: B00005PK7P
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 14755
Average Customer Review: 3.92 out of 5 stars
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  • Utilizes Creative's Audigy chip
  • EAX Advanced HD offers 3D audio performance
  • Built-in Dolby Digital decoder for true 5.1 multi-channel playback
  • 24-bit multi-channel performance and 100db SNR for high-definition audio
  • Bundled with Giants: Citizen Kabuto and Deus Ex

Reviews (25)

4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty sweet! No Linux support though...
The Audigy X-gamer is an awesome card. I've had mine for over a year now and it is still pushing out my movies, music and games with impressive power!

Still, as I tend to run Linux (as I'm studying for multiple Linux certifications), I like being to listen to music. Linux' base for sound-card drivers is so far behind it's sad. If you're planning on running this card on a Linux system, you better be familiar with compiling your kernel, and making sure you have the latest driver downloaded (which is NOT provided by Creative).

With the Audigy card, if you pick and choose what you want to install at the start (Usuaully, I skip things like the IMtuner, oozic player, and Demo package as it really just takes up space for me...) it doesn't take as long as it would otherwise. Also, you'll run into less problems.

The install for me took about 15 minutes (Creative Labs Jukebox and the drivers), including the restart.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent New Sound Card
My motherboard has problems with many sound cards. I was expecting to have problems with this card too; but luckily, I was wrong. I popped it in and WindowsXP automatically found and installed drivers for it just fine. I decided to 'stress test' it by playing an MP3, RA file, MPEG, virus scan, and a few other programs at the same time. I've had some cards that would hiss and skip if there was any stress on the system. Amazingly, this card played everything beautifully.

As you may know, Phillips new sound card allows for adding different effects to sound. I.e. you can have everything sound like it's coming from underwater. The Audigy allows for the same type of effects. The Audigy doesn't have as many effects as the Phillips card, but the effects are more useful. You can turn male voices to female voices, change the pitch of the sounds, make it sound like an alien is speaking, etc.

The sound processor is four times faster than the Live! line. In addition, this card comes with a 1394 (firewire) connector, so you can plug in digital cameras, or network two PCs together through it. I haven't tried it yet, but it sounds cool. I just have to talk my friends into buying this card ;-)

I doubt there will be any games that support this card's new effects for several months. So if you already have a Vortex, Live!, or other good card, there is no reason to run and buy this. If (like me) you need a card right now, or you're still using a 16-bit card, there is no reason not to get this. Low memory systems might not be able to use all of the programs the card comes with. Many of the want to run all the time and are real memory hogs.

All in all, an excellent card.

4-0 out of 5 stars Audigy Gamer
Audigy Gamer is a good sound card. It works very well with XP windows. I have a hp computer with XP windows. I put the card in my computer and then loaded the drivers and restared my computer and it worked great. The card came with 2 games they are ok but you have to use a mouse for them I wish you could use a joy stick it would be a lot more fun. Both games work ok on my computer. If you have only 2 speakers you should get the 5 to 1 speaker set. It would work alot better for you.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not Worth the Trouble
I have purchased a lot of electronics in the past, often with minor quirks I had to work through, but the level of problems with this product is absurd. I read all of the Amazon reviews plus reviews from other websites, and I thought I could overcome the problems. That was then, this is now.

I purchased the card not over a week ago and installed it in my machine. I am on the verge of upgrading my CPU along with my software, so I purchased this card to work both in my old 400 MHz Pent. II machine running on Win98(first edition) and to work on a new XP system I'll get in the near future. The box, description, and tech support people ALL clearly assert that the software and the card work with Win98 first edition. THEY DO NOT.


Here is why: When attempting to load the software, the autoload program will give you an error telling you to upgrade your system. Dumb, huh? Yup, in a leap before you look move, Creative has started shipping retail versions of this product, each clearly stating they work with WIN98 First edition, with CD's that don't contain the proper software.

But that's not all.

After calling tech support, I was told to "explore" the CD and install each program individually. They assured me that the proper software was on the disk, but the front end loading program was not correct. I tried this grand idea, and it DESTROYED MY OPERATING SYSTEM. I could not even reload WIN98. Luckily I had a new hard drive I could install, which I did, and reloaded WIN98. It only took me roughly 12 hours of work to recreated everything that formerly existed on my old hard drive.

But that isn't the end either. No, I, like a fool, tried again. Nope, not even with nearly 30 gigs of extra hard drive space, nothing on earth running on my computer that could conflict, and an overly optimistic attitude, could I get the software to properly load. On a positive note, this time it didn't crash the entire system.

Ahh, but that is still not the end. I called tech support again, and they told me to do various things to attempt to make the card to work. So, I completely updated my WIN98 from the microsoft site (I had always done this before, but remember I had to start with a new, clean HD), I upgraded my system BIOS and drivers from the manufacturer, AND I swapped around every card to try to resolve system conflicts.

Nope. None of it worked - furthermore, it wasted more hours needlessly.

So friends, I now await the final step in this quest to listen to my computer ding in 4.1 surround sound or higher - I will try installing new software from Creative, if the CD ever arrives. Yup, the tech people at Creative don't ship out new CDs, that's another department - and none of them really know when the other gets around to doing their job, so I don't know when I'll get the CD. Maybe this week...maybe next...

If it works, I'll write a review on the sound quality. For now, I put my old Montego back in the computer and have enjoyed my 2.1 dings and blips.

One final note for the working class among you. Please realize that Creative does not have a toll free number and is only open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Central time Monday-Friday. If you are like me and work during these hours, you will never be able to both call and be by your computer at the same time. That leaves you to waste time at work just to get "answers" that don't work. Oh, and the email support is a joke. After explaining the above, the first person to respond (a day later) asked me if I'd tried installing the drivers. I responded by asking if they actually read the emails or just liked playing cruel jokes on foolish customers. The second person (again, another 24 hour turn around) just told me to wait for the CD. That would have been a nice thing to tell me BEFORE the guy on the phone gave me personalized instructions on how to kill my old hard drive.

Moral: buy a SantaCruz card

Update: 2/4/2004: New CDs are junk - still does not work. Creative labs must just not care to help.

Update 04/21/2004: I got too busy to return the card, so when I bought a new XP system, I decided to give the card another try. DOESN'T WORK AGAIN! The software installed, but the card gives out no sound. I'd call them for support, but again that 9-6 M-F timing is the worst possible. I e-mailed them and will see if they can offer a real response.

5-0 out of 5 stars This Rocks
My gaming experience has increased dramatically with the purchase of this card. Awesome card for the price. ... Read more

138. Creative Labs SBS 4.1 450 Computer Speaker System (5 Speakers)

our price: $46.54
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Asin: B000095IMR
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 6887
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars
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Creative's SBS 4.1 450 speaker system boasts 41 watts RMS total system power (66 watts peak), a powerful gaming system consisting of four compact speakers--left/right front and left/right rear--that enveloping you in glorious, full-bodied, and dynamic sound. You'll hear surprisingly realistic gunshots ricocheting off walls around you and enemies creeping up from behind.

The 17-watt, wood-enclosure subwoofer offers an adjustable level control so you can tailor its thunderous effects to your gaming environment. You'll also get a wired remote control that you can place anywhere on your desktop for convenient and easy volume adjustments. And with its simple, .125-inch minijack connections to your PC, the SBS 4.1 450 is a cinch to setup.

What's in the Box
Two front speakers with attached 6.5-foot cables, two rear speakers with attached 13-foot cables, one subwoofer, one wired remote control, one power supply adapter, a user's manual, and a registration card. ... Read more


  • 4-channel surround sound from compact satellite speakers and a 17-watt RMS powered subwoofer
  • 41 watts RMS total system power
  • Reinforced-wood Subwoofer adds dramatic bass effects for explosive gaming action
  • 40 to 20,000 Hz system frequency response, 75 dB signal-to-noise ratio
  • Includes all requisite cabling and a handy wired remote control

Reviews (10)

5-0 out of 5 stars this 4.1 surround sound speaker systemis awsome!!
if you want every dollar to count go for this 4.1 surround sound system. I searched best buy and circuit city for an adaquate surround system for under $65... could only find 2.1 for $50. so i went to walmart and saw this 4.1 surround system. wat do u think when you purchase any electronics at walmart? no so great, 66watts didn't seem so great to share between 4 speakers and a sub huh? hahaha well i was wrong i use this to play all my music (ditched my sterio) my games and any other multimedia experience. the sub delivers clear and sharp frequencies and the the speakers deliver clear sharp sound... don't hesitate you can't to wrong. also the adjustable master volume is very useful for adjusting volume without having to click on ur desktop... love it, wat more can i say

by the way this i am using a 16 sound card... wait till i get my new sound blaster 24 bit!! ")

5-0 out of 5 stars great 4.1 surround!!
if you want every dollar to count go for this 4.1 surround sound system. I searched best buy and circuit city for an adaquate surround system for under $65... could only find 2.1 for $50. so i went to walmart and saw this 4.1 surround system. wat do u think when you purchase any electronics at walmart? no so great, 66watts didn't seem so great to share between 4 speakers and a sub huh? hahaha well i was wrong i use this to play all my music (ditched my sterio) my games and any other multimedia experience. the sub delivers clear and sharp frequencies and the the speakers deliver clear sharp sound... don't hesitate you can't to wrong. also the adjustable master volume is very useful for adjusting volume without having to click on ur desktop... love it, wat more can i say
by the way this i am using a 16 sound card... wait till i get my new sound blaster 24 bit!! ")

5-0 out of 5 stars Superb Sound Quality! Highly Recommended!
When I got a new computer several months ago, with DVD compatability, I got rid of my television. Now I only watch movies on the computer. But the speakers which came with the computer were horrible to say the least.

When I finally purchased this particular speaker system, I was amazed at the sound quality. I'm not an electronics guru or anything like that, so I am easily intimidated by stuff like this. But the setup was very easy, straightforward, and self-explanatory. Very little instruction was required. One thing which was required (and is not included in the package) was a Y-plug. This may be required for most computers. If you end up needing one and don't have one, you can still enjoy quality sound from two of the four speakers. But Y-plugs are very inexpensive.

I highly recommend this system.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Sound for the Buck
I play 3d games, listen to music, watch DVDs, and just about anything else that uses sound on my PC. These speakers were a great, and cost effective, sound solution. The bass is plenty for a 1 person room it also has adjustable bass knob. The treble is very crisp for the dollar. You have inline adjustable master volume so you don't have to switch to the desktop from your favorite games when you hear the phone ring. I give it 5 stars for the price & quality combination. I was not expecting these speakers to perform how they have so far. Trust me, listen to the Eagles, Hotel California (Live version) on these speakers and you will be impressed.

(If you've ever listened to the live version you know that you need good treble and bass to appreciate the song)

5-0 out of 5 stars pc user
WOW!! great sound and i just have 2 speakers and the subwoofer hooked up ... Read more

139. Creative Labs SBS16 2-Piece Computer Speakers
list price: $19.99
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Asin: B00005LDN4
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 66959
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140. CREATIVE LABS Inspire 2.1 Slim 2600
list price: $79.99
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Asin: B00005U21D
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 19632
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars too much clutter
These speakers are OK - the sound is fine. The annoying thing about them is that the volume control is a separate piece of equipment, like a small computer mouse that hooks into the subwoofer. It is very lightweight and flimsy, so every time you need to adjust the volume, it takes two hands - one to hold the thing down and the other to turn the nob. Really bad design. It also creates extra clutter on my desk with no added advantage.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing!!!!!!!!1
I have been looking for the, "Perfect" computer speaker for months now. I just haven't found anything that blew me away for the price. I have heard Monsoon was great, but nowhere around here in Portland, OR sells them. I bid on some on eBay, but always got outbid. Finally, I just decided to take the plunge and purchase these from Creative Labs. I know the brand because I own an MP3 player from them and LOVE that item as well. I am amazed at the sound these project. I did not even come close to expecting the kind of sound these have. The speakers can be hung on the wall or stand straight up. There is a bass control and another convenient feature is the volume control is a remote so it can be on your desk and you do not have to reach down to the Subwoofer to turn the volume up or down. As far as I can tell, the best value around.

3-0 out of 5 stars Everything good except volume control
I bought my speakers 5-6 months back. Theie slim model look nice. Sound quality is also very good and I have loved listening music on my computers with these speakers!
A serious problem with speakers is the volume control pad. Volume control is done by rotating a circular disc. After couple of months, this disc is not working well now. You put the volume control at a particular position, but the volume keeps going UP AND DOWN (i.e. fluctuations) by itself. Sometimes these "automatic" ups and downs are so loud that you get really annoyed! I cannot enjoy listening smoothly on these speakers anymore.

5-0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time looking any further
Had these for a year and listen to them 6 to 8 hours a day. Put them on my list for Santa in 2002 after doing several hours of online research. They provide background music from an online service as I code all day. I'm constantly amazed at the fullness of the sound, and the separation is great. I wouldn't try to fill a concert hall with them, but even when they are cranked, the sound is pretty good with none of that annoying vibration sound you hear from many small speakers. (Right now I'm listening to some Zeppelin at high volume. The subwoofer is shaking the table, but the sound is great.) I'm guessing you could spend twice as much and not get any better sound quality. I work on a small table and the main speakers take up very little space. Looks like it would take about 5 minutes to mount them on the wall if needed. And don't worry about the separate volume control; set it once and use the volume control on your computer.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Speakers
These are probably the best speakers I've ever had. The sound is really crisp. Totally worth the price. ... Read more

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