Creative GigaWorks T40 PC Multimedia Speakers
Manufacturer: Creative Part number: 51MF1585AA001
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CNET editors' review
price range: $102.99 - $166.83
- Reviewed by: Steve Guttenberg
- Edited by: John Falcone
- Reviewed on: 03/13/2008
The good: Stylish mini-tallboy PC speaker with high-quality dual midrange drivers; easy access to volume, treble, and bass controls; headphone jack; provisions for optional iPod dock.
The bad: May be too tall for some tastes; rear power switch and overly bright power light mar an otherwise slick design; no option to add subwoofer.
The bottom line: The Creative GigaWorks T40 is a good choice for those looking for larger than average size and sound in their PC speakers.
Best PC speakers ever! (Series II)
by josh2212 on December 27, 2008
Pros: Crisp highs, clear mid range, powerfull bass, useful controls, compact size, not bad price (£63) from PC World, usefull grills to protect the speakers (I don't use them as they look much better without)
Cons: Not too bass-heavy (this isn't a real problem for me as it makes them sound clearer and more realistic)
Summary: I bought the Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II from PC World yesterday, VERY pleased with them, very high quality realistic sound, the series II has an auxillary in on the ...
Summary: I bought the Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II from PC World yesterday, VERY pleased with them, very high quality realistic sound, the series II has an auxillary in on the front like the T20s wich I found very usefull, they also don't have the overly bright power indicator light, instead they have a light which backlights the volume control which looks very nice. They also have the on/off switch built into the volume control (like the T20s) instead of the inconvenient one on the back of the speakers. I highly recommend these speakers to anyone who wants high quality sound without excessive bass.
2 out of 2 users found this user opinion helpful.
Highs too harsh
Pros: Easy to use, sound reasonably accurate with the treble turned all the way down
Cons: Too much sugary bright treble for my taste - have to turn the treble control all the way down to make these speakers sound more like my studio monitors
Summary: I had heard these sound 90% as good as the M-Audio AV40, but I am not thrilled with them. As PC speakers go, they are not really better than your ...
Summary: I had heard these sound 90% as good as the M-Audio AV40, but I am not thrilled with them. As PC speakers go, they are not really better than your run-of-mill $40 speakers, and they are way hyped on the high end with the treble control set at neutral. If you are wanting cheap studio monitors, save your $ and maybe get the AV40s for $119 or the Alesis M1 Active 520 USB monitors when they come out (May 2009) for $199.
1 out of 1 users found this user opinion helpful.
Great alternative to high priced monitors!!
by metrian835 on December 27, 2008
Pros: Great sound quality, Looks Great, Amazing Quality For The Price.
Cons: May distort at higher volume when playing older, lesser quality recordings.
Summary: I use the Gigaworks T40 speakers daily as monitors for my Korg R3 Synth. The sound is unmatched for the price. Super clear highs, some of the best midrange i ...
Summary: I use the Gigaworks T40 speakers daily as monitors for my Korg R3 Synth. The sound is unmatched for the price. Super clear highs, some of the best midrange i have ever heard from computer speakers, and decent bass. I also use them with my computer and they sound just as great. Great for audiophiles who love rock, metal, and electronic, especially trance and club music. Note: they may strain and distort when listening to older recordings at max volume. I would recommend adding Creative's Xmod sound enhancer module to these speakers. It significantly improves the sound quality of these already amazing speakers, the Xmod and the T40 speakers together will make you think you are listening to a system that costs much, much more. An excellent buy. I would buy these again in an instant.
Incredible 2.0 Speaker Set
by ryank82 on October 8, 2008
Pros: Great Design, build quality, sound
Cons: None I can think of.
Summary: These are one of the best 2.0 speaker systems I have used. The sound these put out are great! Nice mids and highs with tight controlled bass. I hate ...
Summary: These are one of the best 2.0 speaker systems I have used. The sound these put out are great! Nice mids and highs with tight controlled bass. I hate the 2.1 systems that have a sub and muds up the whole sound signature. You get good bass without needing a sub here. The design and build quality are top notch. I prefer these speakers over my M-audio studios in the other room. The M-audios even cost more.
Probably the best 2.0 speakers around
by procxi on August 23, 2008
Pros: Excellent sound clarity in all ranges, support frequencies as low as 50Hz, great build quality
Cons: So far – Bigger than most 2.0 speakers, on/off is behind the speaker, proprietary Creative docking station input
Summary: I had these speakers for few days and I’m pretty impressed of its performance. Clear and accurate lows, mids and highs. Sound clarity is excellent in all ranges… what ...
Summary: I had these speakers for few days and I’m pretty impressed of its performance. Clear and accurate lows, mids and highs. Sound clarity is excellent in all ranges… what I’m most impressed about these speakers is that it respond for frequencies as low as 50Hz which is quite impressive for a 2.0 channel speaker system. In fact this is the only 2.0 system I could find that respond for such a low frequencies. If your type of music listening is all about bass or need more RMS (power) then you should instead look for a 2.1 speaker system (with subwoofer) which can produce frequencies as low as 30Hz or so and more RMS, but 50Hz and 28 RMS is plenty for me... remember this is a PC speak system. You can further tweak bass by increasing the frequency ranges starting from 50Hz and up in your music player software and you’ll be surprise how well the speakers respond for these tweaks. Mid and high frequencies are excellent and accurate. I already heard few sound ranges in some songs that I have never heard before. These speakers are expensive for a 2.0 channel system but for me it’s all worthwhile… I’m gonna hang on to these speakers for a long time.
$80-value speakers for $160
by bmpix on October 29, 2011
Pros: Bass is nice for such small speakers.
Cons: But except bass everything else is horrible for such a price. Mid-range is damped (honestly, my cellphone does a similar job in the mid-range), high-frequencies are too bright, the bass is too saturated and the volume control for the bass doesn't affect t
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- Manufacturer: Creative
- Part number: 51MF1585AA001
- Description: Fill your room with vibrant audio from the GigaWorks T40 Series II speakers, the enhanced model of the award-winning GigaWorksT40. The GigaWorks T40 Series II propels audio enjoyment into the next level of acoustic fidelity. There's no need for a physical subwoofer as the three-driver Midrange-Tweeter-Midrange (MTM) audiophile configuration comes with BasXPort technology - delivering excellent dynamics with rich extended bass. While the silk dome tweeter with dual woven glass fiber drivers produces crystal clear highs with full range audio, the whole system also offers an improved power output of 16W RMS per satellite. With a refreshing design and style, the GigaWorks T40 Series II is set to be a perfect addition to any living room or desktop.
- Product type Speakers
- Speaker type PC multimedia speakers
- Speakers included 2 speakers
- Amplification type Active
- Driver configuration 2-way
- Nominal output power (total) 32 Watt
- Response bandwidth 50 - 20000 Hz
- Signal-To-Noise ratio 80 dB
- Audio amplifier Integrated
- Connectivity Wired
- Controls Volume,
- Connector type 1 x Audio line-in,
1 x Headphones ( Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm )
- Driver details 2 x Woofer driver - Woven fiberglass,
1 x Tweeter driver - Silk
Compatibility | Accessories
- Included accessories Power adapter,
- Cables included 1 x Audio cable - 6.6 ft,
1 x Audio adapter
- Power device Power adapter - External
PC Speakers (Extended Specs)
- Color Gloss black
- Cable(s) Included 1xAudio cable 6.6 ft,
- Cables included qty 1
- Cables length 6.6 ft
- Cables type Audio cable,
- Full contract period 2 years
- Power device form factor External
- Power device type [Feb 24, 2011 from CDS: Power Device] Power adapter
- Service & support details type Limited warranty
- Service & support 2 years warranty
- Service & support details Limited warranty - 2 years