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1. Creative Inspire T3000 3-Piece
$219.99
2. Creative Labs MegaWorks THX 6.1
$89.99 $82.95 list($119.99)
3. Creative Inspire T7800 8-Piece
list($129.99)
4. Creative Labs I-Trigue 3400 2.1
$67.55
5. Creative I-Trigue 3200 3-Piece
$74.99 $66.95 list()
6. Creative Inspire P5800 6-piece
$101.99 $83.75 list()
7. CREATIVE LABS TravelSound Notebook
$66.95 list($99.99)
8. Creative Inspire T5400 5.1SPEAKER
$121.59 $106.95 list()
9. Creative I-Trigue 3300 3-piece
list($29.99)
10. Creative Labs 51000000AA227 Speakers
$82.95 list($99.99)
11. Creative I-Trigue i3350 2.1-Channel
list($99.99)
12. Creative Labs Inspire 6600 6.1
13. Creative Labs TravelSound Speaker
$67.94 $65.95 list()
14. Creative Labs TravelSound i300
$46.54 $41.95 list()
15. Creative TravelSound 200 Portable
$119.99 $111.31 list($149.99)
16. Creative Labs I-trigue L3500 2.1
$108.29 $107.95 list()
17. Creative Labs I-trigue L3450 2.1
$73.95 $67.95 list($99.99)
18. Creative Labs I-Trigue 3300 2.1
$26.99 $25.68 list($29.99)
19. Creative Labs SBS 350 2.1 Black
$43.92
20. Creative Labs Inspire T2900 2.1

1. Creative Inspire T3000 3-Piece Powered Speaker System
list price: $79.99
our price: $44.99
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Asin: B0002K6Y1C
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 964
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Features

  • Two-way satellite speaker design with midrange driver and tweeter
  • 29 watts per channel
  • Wired remote control with bass level adjust and headphone jack
  • Video game adapter included for easy connection to video game systems
  • Reinforced wooden subwoofer

2. Creative Labs MegaWorks THX 6.1 650 Computer Speakers (6 speakers/1 subwoofer)

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Asin: B00009KY27
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 29051
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Product Description

The 6.1 THX certified PC speaker is designed specifically for use with Sound Blaster Audigy 2. The Creative MegaWorks THX 6.1 is the most powerful PC speaker ever produced, delivering mind-blowing 6.1 surround sound action, in Dolby Digital EX movies and Microsoft DirectSound 3D games. Creative MegaWorks THX 6.1 incorporates seven-channel BASH amplification, 600 Watts of Total System Burst Power, and 99dB SNR clarity in a compact speaker design. Six high quality magnetically shielded speakers are each featuring a high precision 3.5" driver with powerful yet small rare-earth magnet to deliver a seamless blend of audio output between all six speakers and the subwoofer. Its massive, dual-flared ported, wood subwoofer with a down-firing 8" long throw driver delivers true Low Frequency Effects that are required for riveting 6.1 playback. ... Read more

Features

  • Compact, magnetically-shielded speakers
  • 6.1 THX certified PC speaker
  • Designed for use with the Sound Blaster Audigy 2
  • Excellent for Dolby Digital EX movies and Microsoft DirectSound 3D games
  • 7-channel amplification, 600 watts of power, and 99 dB SNR clarity

3. Creative Inspire T7800 8-Piece Powered Surround Sound Speaker System
list price: $119.99
our price: $89.99
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Asin: B0002SQ2MU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 9340
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Amazon.com Product Description

With superior positional audio from its seven satellite speakers, the Creative Inspire T7800 eight-piece powered speaker system delivers dramatic surround sound for 3D video games, movies, and music. Each of the satellite speakers features a tweeter that serves as an extension to the mid-range driver, ensuring smooth and accurate highs balanced with mid-range frequencies to create a perfect tonal balance. The powerful wooden subwoofer, meanwhile, offers a 6.5-inch long-throw driver and dual flared port tube for rock solid bass. The system is also equipped with Creative Multi-Speaker System (CMSS) technology, an innovative EAX multi-channel design that creates an enveloping surround environment for everything from stereo files to 5.1 and 6.1 audio soundtracks to full discrete 7.1 programs. Creative designed the system specifically to complement the SoundBlaster Audigy 2 ZS audio card. Together, the audio card and speakers provide unmatched clarity that's comparable to most high-end home stereo solutions.

The speakers are easy to operate thanks to the included control pod, which integrates the M-Port connector--which streams music directly from compatible Creative audio players (with no messy cables required)--with several other features, such as a stereo line-in, a headphone jack, a power on/off control, and volume/bass controls. Each of the speakers also comes with a removable speaker stand.

What's in the Box
Center speaker, two front satellite speakers, two side satellite speakers, two rear satellite speakers, subwoofer, audio control pod, seven removable speaker stands with screws, seven removable speaker grilles, three 6.5-foot cables for front and center speakers, two 16.5-foot cables for side speakers, two 23-foot cables for rear speakers, 7.1 audio cable, power adapter, quick-start leaflet, user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • Two-way satellite speaker design with midrange driver and tweeter
  • 92 watts RMS, 184 watts peak power
  • Powerful 24 watts RMS subwoofer features a 6.5-inch long-throw driver
  • Matching wired remote with line-in, headphone jack, power, M-Port connector, and bass and volume controls
  • Incredible 7.1 audio experience for 3D games, movies, and music

4. Creative Labs I-Trigue 3400 2.1 Speaker System (White)
list price: $129.99
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Asin: B0006GYNPQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
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Features

  • Stylish computer speaker system with 2 satellite speakers and a subwoofer
  • Titanium microdrivers with neodymium magnets deliver superior sound
  • Auxiliary input connects to MP3 or portable CD player
  • Video game adapter for connecting to PlayStation2, Xbox, or GameCube
  • 40 watts total RMS power (8 watts x 2, plus 24-watt subwoofer)

5. Creative I-Trigue 3200 3-Piece Powered Speaker System

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Asin: B0002K6Y12
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 2787
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Features

  • Ultra-sleek, high-fidelity powered speakers with titanium microdrivers
  • Powered wooden subwoofer with 5.25-inch driver and dual flared port tube
  • Wired remote control with auxiliary input, bass level adjust, and headphone jack
  • Premium audio components offer accurate, balanced, and natural sound
  • Includes video game adapter; 35 watts RMS power (8 watts x 2, plus 19-watt subwoofer)

6. Creative Inspire P5800 6-piece Powered Speaker System

our price: $74.99
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Asin: B0002SQ2NO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 10923
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Features

  • 72 watts RMS, 115 watts total system power
  • Powerful 18-watt center satellite to match the cinematic audio requirements of the latest games and movies
  • Wooden subwoofer with a large 5.25-inch long-throw driver and a flared port
  • Auxiliary input for listening to MP3 and music players while gaming
  • CMSS upmix switch for 5.1 surround sound from 4-channel surround cards

7. CREATIVE LABS TravelSound Notebook 500 Speaker System

our price: $101.99
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Asin: B00070FRJM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 43789
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Product Description

Creative Labs (TSNB500) TS Notebook 500 Speaker ... Read more

Features

  • Includes -One piece speaker / USB cable (0.75m) / Stereo-to-stereo cable (0.75m) / 4 x AAA size alkaline batteries / Battery pack with molded cable (0.3m) / Warranty/Technical Support booklet / Pouch / Quick Start Guide
  • Compact & lightweight - One-piece USB powered full range stereo speakers
  • SnapAttach clip attaches to Notebook frame of up to 0.5in/13mm (max) width
  • High precision NeoTitanium micro drivers for superior audio quality Digital Amplifiers
  • Dual LED display (Blue-USB powered, Amber- batteries/adapter powered)

8. Creative Inspire T5400 5.1SPEAKER with sub Wired Remote 115 Watt
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B0000C2GT0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 3757
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 115 Watts System Power: powerful 5.1 gaming, movie, and music system at an incredible value
  • Two-way speaker design: tweeter and mid range driver in three front speakers enhance acoustic performance
  • Versatile wired remote: controls for power on/off, volume, bass, and headphone jack for private gaming and music listening

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars MONSTEROUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I bought these speakers along with a Audigy2 ZS. I installed the card and came across a printing error. My speaker instructions had the wrong instructions on how to hook up the speakers to the sound card. After a little fiddling, i realized the problem. The Speaker instructions had me plugging the chords into the wrong jacks. BE SURE TO LOOK AT YOUR SOUND CARD'S INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CORRECT JACKS. Also MAKE SURE THAT YOUR COMPUTER ISNT SENDING DIGITAL OUTPUT IF IT IS, CHANGE IT FOR THESE SPEAKERS. My comp was set to this and there was nothing at all. Other that that the setup was fairly easy other that the fact that the front-side speakers arent on red/black speaker cable making it hard to get a true 5.1 setup with the 5 foot attached chords. The back speakers are on bare wire connections and make it easy to run different wire (sold separately)to the speakers. Ther are also PLUGS NOT BARE WIRES going to the sub so i had to tape the rear wires onto the provided plug cables. After i ran the cables and fixed all of the problems MY MIND WAS BLOWN AWAY. I havent listened to as good of music quality since my parents 4000 dollar BOSE system. These speakers are monsterous. I have the volume barely on and my 10 foot cube room shakes like crazy. Very good look and easy tweaking is beautiful. Other than the few glitches in the setup, it was a beautiful purchase for 100 bucks!! Just be sure to have a sound card that can handle the 5.1 speakers. My friend loved mine so much that he bought them an d tried to run them on an integrated sound. DIDNT WORK AT ALL.

I LOVE THESE SPEAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Very nice little setup
This is my first sound system for my PC and I'm very happy with it. Being a music student sound is very important to me and so I made sure to hear a lot of systems and frankly most just sucked until you got to the $300-$400 range and I just didn't have that much money to shell out. So giving up on the computer stores I went to cambridge soundworks and I actually bought their Megaworks 210D it was $200. I was extremely disappointed with it, while the 150 watt subwoofer was killer, the two satellite speakers hissed which was annoying. It didn't treat all music styles equally and was easily distorted when playing music without a lot of low end such as movie soundtracks and classical music. The highs were piercing and hard on the ears as well. This was true on all music styles even with the treble turned all the way down. So I returned it the next day and bought the Creative T5400 system after talking with a neighbor who had the 5200. I was extremely pleased after I got it setup. (By the way setting it up is very easy and mounting the speakers on the walls couldn't be easier, its like hanging a picture frame. All you need is a nail and hammer.) While it doesn't have the power or the bass that the cambridge megaworks had, the 5 speakers are clear and comfortable to listen to at high volumes. The subwoofer isn't going to blow the windows out of your house but it does its job nicely and compliments the speakers very well. Mine is setup in my bedroom which is about average size and it delivers a nice balanced sound that fills the room. It's a very nice system at a very good price that does well with music, games, and movies. You definitely won't be disappointed. Whatever you decide get a 5.1 system, there wasn't one 2.1 system out there that I would recomend buying. For the same price or a little more you can get a 5.1 system. I was concerned with space as some of you might be, but don't worry about space you'll figure something out. Like I said these speakers are very easy to mount on your wall. Good luck to you! I hope this helps. ... Read more


9. Creative I-Trigue 3300 3-piece Powered Speaker System

our price: $121.59
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Asin: B0002SQ2MA
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 5477
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Features

  • Three high-precision titanium drivers per speaker for accurate balance of lows, mids and highs
  • 43 watts per channel
  • Powerful 25 watts RMS subwoofer features a 6.5-inch long-throw driver
  • Matching wired remote with power, volume and bass control, and headphone jack
  • Incredible sound clarity for all your PC audio entertainment; unmatched frequency response of 30Hz - 20kHz

10. Creative Labs 51000000AA227 Speakers Sound Blaster SBS250
list price: $29.99
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Asin: B000065DJM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 16480
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Creative's Sound Blaster SBS250 bookshelf/desktop speakers are powered by 2.5 watts RMS each. The speakers offer rear-panel bass ports for enhanced low frequencies, pumping bass down to a respectable, if not bone-jarring, 90 Hz. The sleek, stylish speakers tuck nicely in small spaces. You'll enjoy the convenience of front-panel volume and power controls, as well as a front-panel .125-inch headphone jack for private listening. No more reaching around the side or back of your PC to plug in your headphones!

What's in the Box
Two speakers, a power adapter, registration card, and a user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • Bass port enhances low-end response
  • Convenient front-panel volume and power controls, LED indicator for power on/off status
  • Front-panel .125-inch headphone jack affords private listening
  • Magnetically-shielded to prevent interference with monitors and displays

Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent for the price
These speakers are excellent value for money and a vast improvement on the standard tin boxes found for under 20 bucks. With maximum volume loud enough to wake the neighbours, and a bass level sufficient to give depth to any mp3, why waste your money on more expensive versions - after all, these ain't for your top of the range stereo hifi!

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent for the price
These speakers are plug and play compatible w/ just about any OS, and soundblaster compatible soundcard, have a headphones port, and in general for the price, are pretty sleek and high-quality. My one issue with them would be that the filters built on top of the speakers aren't extremely effective for filtering out static, but it's a small price ot pay for the cheapness and overall effectiveness and quality of the speakers. ... Read more


11. Creative I-Trigue i3350 2.1-Channel PC Speaker System (3-Speaker, White)
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B0000A03MZ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 8077
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Creative's I-Trigue i3350 2.1-channel speaker system delivers quality, performance, and style in a sleek design that fits nicely in any modern home office. Included are stereo satellite speakers powered by 9 watts RMS per channel and a 25-watt subwoofer with a 6.5-inch driver to fill out your music, games, or music. Designed to complement your Apple iPod, iMac, and iBook, the i3350 features 2 premium speakers, each housing a trio of 1-inch, titanium microdrivers to ensure greater sonic accuracy and clarity than speakers designed with aluminum drivers.

The system's powerful subwoofer uses a dual flared-port tube for clean and natural sound with rock-solid bass performance. The i3350 is remarkably easy to use, with a supplied wired remote to let you adjust power, volume, and bass emphasis right from your listening position. A built-in headphone jack grants private listening.

What's in the Box
Two satellite speakers, 1 subwoofer, connecting cables, a wired remote control, a user's manual, and warranty information. ... Read more

Features

  • Designed to complement your Apple iPod, iMac, and iBook
  • High-precision titanium drivers
  • Stand-alone, wood-enclosure subwoofer with 6.5-inch woofer
  • 80 watts total peak power (43 watts RMS)
  • Headphone jack affords private listening; wired remote control simplifies operation

Reviews (3)

1-0 out of 5 stars THEY SENT ME A WHITE SET INSTEAD OF WHAT YOU SEE IN THE PIC
i think the seller of this product should specify that they carry two different colors of this item and not have their customers guessing what they get. the point is i didnt get what was promised to me for my money and that to me means that i got ripped off by these people and i wish i could contact them and get my money back this was my first online buy and i got jipped so i think from now on ill get my lazy but off the couch and go to the retail store near me.

1-0 out of 5 stars Sound Tinny
I have an old pair of Kenyo's that I paid $12.00 for and they sound better than these!!! Find something else if you enjoy listening to music. $90.00 for these $10.00 speakers is a rip off.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great for turning your computer in to a stereo
I wanted something to improve the sound quality of music played off of my laptop and so I started searching for some 2.1 speakers. Found these on a great bargain at xpbargains.com from Office Depot.

I have them set up in our TV "room" where they sit on either side of the TV and about 5 ft. from the computer. It is a great set up. Gives listening to music from the computer a stereo feel. One thing that would make it better is if the cords between the sub and the computer input were longer. It is just a 6 ft. cord and so I can't really stretch it much further.

These are not THX certified and the satellite speakers are pretty small so the sound is okay, not great. But it can fill our large studio appartment, no problem.

If the price is right, and it was for me (though 78 from Amazon seems little high) I recommend these whole heartedly. They take your computer to a whole new level. ... Read more


12. Creative Labs Inspire 6600 6.1 Computer Speakers (7-Speaker, Black)
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B00006SKLC
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 19634
Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • EAX technology for realistic 3-D audio in games and 6.1-discrete channels with Sound Blaster Audigy 2
  • 120 Watts System Power (8 Watts RMS per satellite/20 Watts RMS front center satellite/ 22 Watts RMS subwoofer)
  • Built-in CMSS upmix switch for a dramatic 6.1 gaming soundfield with Sound Blaster 5.1
  • Cinematic 6.1 experience in Dolby Digital Surround EX movies with Sound Blaster Audigy 2
  • Wired volume/bass control with power switch and a headphone jack

Reviews (10)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great speakers for its price
I spent months looking for an adequate 5.1 speaker set to go with my system without having to break the bank!!
I looked at the Logitech Z640 (boy that stuff sells like cheap dirt), I also looked at the inspire 5200, altec lancing and Monsoon 505-H.

Well after listening to them all; the inspire 5200 caught my attention because of the quality of its sound reproduction and clean base.

The monsoon could be turned up all the way with out loosing it quality but it did not sound as good as the inspire though it had good base and looked cool (depending on your taste).

The Altec Lancing sounded great also; the Logitech had the worst sound quality (like cardboard paper was used to make its speakers). Its base was not bad though.

I finally settled on the 6600 because it was 6.1 even though I was not going to buy an audigy 2 card, I figured that I will finally be able to squeeze everything out of my SB live 5.1 digital. I am not using the center rear speaker.

The 5200 sounded great and since the 6600 is more modern, more powerful and cost approximately 20.00 more, I went with it.

These speakers sound great.
It is quite loud 1/2 way up.
Games like UT2003, Jedi Knight 2 and NOLF2 sound great with 5.1 enabled.
I have not tested them with a DVD movie yet but the base from my VCDs sound excellent.
The base is not going to rock your house, but the speaker set will definitely bother your neighbors if turned up 70% of the way.

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If you don't want to break the bank and want to be sure you get the most resent technology from creative get these; you don't need the audigy 2 unless you are interested in 6.1 surround sound, 5.1 is what is supported the most today.

2-0 out of 5 stars Don't Buy These. WAIT!
These speakers may be alright to some people. They were the first 6.1 computer multimedia speakers on the market, but they were NOT the best. Klipsch, Logitech, and even Cambridge are all working on high-end speakers that support 6.1 digital sound. Why avoid these speakers? Because even for the price, they don't deliver a good enough quality range! The lows are VERY dull due to the low quality subwoofer and the highs are very squeaky due to the paper-cup-type cones for the speaker's drivers. Since there is not much 6.1 audio available to the general public right now, there isn't much value added to these speakers just because there are seven speakers instead of six. Truthfully, I wouldn't listen to Creative. If you bought these speakers beacuse Creative said they paired well with the Audigy 2, I suggest you return them. These speakers will not sound any better than any Logitech or Klipsch speaker system that you install into an Audigy 2. Take that HorsePlop creative tells you and throw it into a can. These speakers are not worth the value or the bundle with the amazing Audigy 2 sound card. If you REALLY want a 6.1 system that can play 6.1 digital sound for all your music, games, and DVDs, wait for a newer 6.1 model from a high-end provider such as Klipsch, Logitech, or Cambridge. These speakers are no more than a trick to get un-aware buyers to think that these speakers paired with an Audigy 2 will sound phenominal. Not true folks! Don't buy them!

3-0 out of 5 stars Too much hiss
Although in the past I have appreciated Creative Lab products, these speakers had to go back after a week because of the continual, and quite audible, hissing noise they made when no program was running, even at low volume levels. I have a Dell machine with an Audigy 2 sound card, and I tried to troubleshoot the problem by swapping out four sets of speakers on the machine, including some that are over 6 years old. No other speakers demonstrated the hissing problem. I am not sure if this is a quality control issue, or a poor shielding issue, but having three speakers constantly hissing within 18 inches of your ears gets old pretty quick.

I would describe the sound quality as very good considering the price point. Don't expect tremendous quality, but you also won't be breaking the bank.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great sound at a bargain price.
Creative lowered its prices recently and for about $85US these babies will fill your room with sound. I listened to a few sound systems and made my choice after weighting price vs performance. Here are the pros and cons as viewed from the pt of view of a wanna-be audiophile:

Pros:

1. Excellent build quality and packaging (too much packaging)
2. Above average clarity, tight bass
3. Satellites can go VERY loud
4. Connecting wires are pretty long
5. Wired remote with headphone jack
6. Nice design, the grill on the subwoofer is detachable
7. Price
8. Sub is twice as big as the Inspire 5.1 5200's

Cons:

1. Need at least 10-15 hrs to break in. DO NOT crank'em without breaking them in first because they will sound poorly.
2. The sub still needs more power
3. Upper mids are ok, lacks lower mids
4. Way too many wires (6(spk) + 3(audio) + 2(remote & power) = 11 wires leaving the sub)
5. Centre satellite is the SAME as the other ones, 20 watts...probably, but you can't tell the difference anyway.
6. Not enough sound coming through the centre and rear-centre satellite when playing music

Overall this is a great system for [the price]. Without the Audigy 2 with CMSS2 enabled they will sound flatter so do yourself a favor and get an Audigy 2 snd card if you're planning to buy these.

5-0 out of 5 stars Creative rock on!!!
I actually use these babies for music rather than gaming and movies, an let me tell ya, these speakers ROOOOCK!!!
Now I enjoy all my favorite rock tunes with quality sound and bass that throws away my advanced stereo!
I you want to annoy your neighbours and rock the house, than these speakres are for you! ... Read more


13. Creative Labs TravelSound Speaker (Portable, 1-Speaker)

Asin: B00007FKBK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 10287
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (6)

3-0 out of 5 stars Nice but a little lacking
I waited for quite awhile to pull the trigger on these because I believed that anything this size--no matter how well done-- would have limitations. I eventually bought them because they have little competition (one Sony product), I was curious, and I really needed travel speakers for my IRIVER IHP-120. The good news is that they are a noble effort in such a small package; the bad news is (with all respect to the other reviewers) they don't quite cut it if you're thinking that you can get "big" sound out of the small package. I can't quite agree that they provide "room filling" sound (and maybe expecting that is unfair). As a result, I think they'd be better priced at about $50 too.

I've spent a considerable amount of time listening to these with all different types of music and am impressed by the speakers mid and mid-high range---very clean on vocals and acoustic instruments, provided the overall sound isn't too dense. If you're into that type of music, and do not need serious volume, I think you'll like them quite a bit. Acoustic jazz also shows these little speakers to good advantage.

With a more "dense" sound, however, they become "good for their size," but IMO not as good as one might wish--even for the small size. Don't get me wrong--I will not be returning them, but I think if you listen to serious rock, funk or hip hop, their inherent size limitation *do* matter and some disortion may result at high volumes. While I respect the engineering involved and am trying to allow for their diminutive size, I think, all things being equal, Creative would not have compromised their portability and could have added to their sound by making them only slightly larger, charging a bit more, and trying for a fuller sound. As they exist, they are a very neat, compact design that I'd recommend for casual, personal listening given the lack of competition--just don't expect *too* much at higher volumes depending on your taste in music.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great sound and great looks!
Amazing sound from such a small package!

I bought these because of the excellent sound they produce, even though the bass response is not thumping. And because they can be powered by 4 AAA batteries or by AC power - most other portable speakers that I could find could not be AC-powered. And the batteries last for a couple of days of lengthy sessions.

Easy to carry around - they fold up neatly and come with a handy black velvet soft carry case. They are not well-balanced when in use - they fall over rather easily. But that's the only negative that I can find with them.

Most of my friends are surprised by the quality of the sound - we've used the speakers plus my iRiver 350 CD player at picnics and BBQs with 6-8 people - as background music providers, they were great.

I have not regretted buying them for a minute, even though they are more expensive than many others around. Creative gear is generally good gear, and these are no exception to that generalisation. You won't be disappointed.

5-0 out of 5 stars I agree: It's the best
Creative products seem to be hit-or-miss. I've owned many of their speakers and other electronic items -- some of them have been spectacular and others have been mediocre. This one-speaker system is their best product, IMHO. One correction to the review above: the speaker uses 4 AAA (not AA) batteries. It makes a difference -- this speaker is so compact and light!

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Buy: The Little One-Speaker System with the Big Sound!
This speaker is fantastic! I bought it to take with me on my tour of Europe (along with my MP3 player) and it was as invaluable as my passport. The Travelsound is tiny (a little bigger than the palm of my hand) and produces wonderful clarity. Also, with four AA batteries, it lasted for days and days without fail (not quite 35 hours as promised by Creative, but almost). Since I've been back, I've plugged it in and used it instead of the internal speakers on my IBM Thinkpad -- big improvement. I've heard other one-speaker systems (including Sony) and this is by far the best I know of in terms of bang-for-the-buck and sound-to-size-ratio.

4-0 out of 5 stars HUGE sound out of such a small system!
First of all, as you know, these speakers are from Creative (my FAVORITE pc accesory maker.)

PRO'S
Small.
Sturdy rugged design.
Reputable company.
Battery or DC outlet powered!
They sound just as good as a LARGE mid-range home stereo!!!
Sleek and high-tech looking.
Comes with a carrying case!!!

CON'S
Doesn't come with a DC wall adaptor!!! Thats not good!
When standing up, NOT very sturdy. It falls over easily.

This thing is DEFINITLY worth it!!! THe bottom line is, is that it sounds AMAZING!!! It really really does! ... Read more


14. 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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Features

  • 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


15. 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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Features

  • 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

16. 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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Features

  • 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


17. 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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Features

  • 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


18. 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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Features

  • 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 Amazon.com 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.

DESIGN: 5 STARS
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.

SOUND: 3 STARS
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.

REMOTE: 5 STARS
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.

VALUE: 2 STARS
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. (...)

SUMMARY...
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


19. 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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Features

  • 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
Hello,
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


20. 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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Features

  • 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


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