85

conclusion:We like it

85

These compact desktop speakers put out rich, distortion-free sound, with deep bass that doesn't drown out the details. While you won't get the same depth from these speakers as you would with a more expensive set — or a bulkier one with a dedicated subwoofer — these may be the best sub-$100 compact computer speakers available.

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Critic reviews

8.5
5 reviews
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    7.5
  • Design and form factor
    7.7
  • Durability
    8.0

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7.5
2 reviews
  • Audio quality
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Durability
    7.0
8.0
Macworld Sep 30, 2009

Creative's top-of-the-line 2.0 speaker system offers good sound quality, attractive appearance, and varied listening options.

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8.0
Tom's Hardware Jan 19, 2011

Creative’s Gigaworks T40 Series II has a good, even sound. It tends to perform well with hard-hitting rock and dance music, and is a great gaming companion with good bass and detail.

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9.0
PC World New Zealand Jan 20, 2012

If you’re looking for serious sound from regular old computer speakers, then the T40s are going to be about the best you can do without buying full-sized stereo speakers.

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10
TrustedReviews Mar 12, 2009

Creative impressed many people with its first generation Gigaworks T40 speakers so these new versions had a lot to live up to. Thankfully, the T40 Series IIs haven't just succeeded in maintaining that reputation; they've actually gone one step further and surpassed their predecessors.

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8.0
Expert Reviews Feb 3, 2011

These speakers can’t match the power of a set with a dedicated subwoofer, but the excellent sound quality makes them a good compromise if you're short on space.

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