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26 of 27 found the following review helpful:
I Believe these are Some of the Best Speakers to be found under $100.Jan 18, 2013
"Bob in Big Bear Ca"
Sounds great for $50.00, in fact they sound allot better than the Creative T12's I just replaced these with, but I can't say that comparing a 2.0 system to 2.1 system is a way to compare speakers. The T12's at $49.00 sound very good for a 2.0 set, but the desk top foot print is a little large. The T3300's satellite speakers do have a smaller foot print, and with the Sub sound much better than the T12's but it seems like comparing a laptop to tower of desktop computer, yeah one does perform better and has more power, but for a portable speaker the T12's do a good job, where the T3300 2.1 system will sound more like a decent bookshelf stereo.
Things I like about them are.
1. Great sound, outstanding range, presence and clarity plus! The Audio for those using them for watching movies is crisp and detailed, making them versatile enough for someone using a computer as their source of entertainment.
2. The size on the desktop is non-obtrusive taking up less room than the T12's.
3. All of the cables come pre-wired so installation is simple as it gets.
4. The size of the Sub. is 9 inches long X 6 inches wide X 7 inches tall, and fits easily under the messy wired filled foot area of my desk.
5. Other than great GP desktop speakers these would be ideal for a bedroom Apt, or dorm, meaning they will get loud as most as people would like in those environments, and with a little tweaking of the EQ will produce a high quality sound that will compare well to a nice Book Shelf Stereo System.
Things that could be better.
1. There is no headset out on the desktop volume control.
2. The wires that come with this set are just ok and the plug that goes into the computer needed a little WD-40 to get rid of contact static ( I would like to be able to add my own wires).
3. Bass is Good and would do a good job for all genres but are not window breakers and earth shakers.4. Though they get loud do not turn the knob on the Sub over 80% maybe 90% or so since the bass starts to fall apart at high levels.
My thoughts on how to improve this set of fine speakers.
I would like to see Creative follow these with a 3 way desktop speaker and a little more powerful sub. I believe with those minor improvements The Creative Inspire line could take the place of some home stereos costing allot more money.
So if you have a decent EQ on your system adjust to personal liking and I think most people will be impressed with these speakers.
Over all at the current price of $49.99 these are an outstanding buy that for my tastes are a step up from the Creative Inspire T12 desktop speaks if you don't mind a 2.1. So if you do not want to spend a $100 or more these might be one of the best options out there.
I would recommend these to anyone out there, and though the Bass isn't going to rattle the windows and shake the walls it is a very good balanced speaker 2.1 set with good transparency and definition for a PC and at an outstanding price. If anyone I knew was looking for new speakers for their desktop, I would not hesitate to tell anyone including my family and friends to buy these.
Update 2/5/13: The sound just keeps getting better with these great speakers. Articulation in both vocals and acoustic instrumentation is Outstanding. I'm very happy with this purchase.
17 of 17 found the following review helpful:
Incredible Vocals!!!May 09, 2013
By Alex Y
As I sit here listening to these speakers in a room with 22' x 15' dimensions, I am reminded that I am compelled to write a review on them. I am a bit of an audiophile as I have had great speakers in the past of which were B&W and Acoustic Research. As for computer speakers, these are my third speakers from Creative and have yet to be disappointed. I have the A200 and A220's to compare these to. Although the A200's had a better bass response, the A220's are better in the openess of the sound, giving the impression that the speakers are bigger. The T3300's sound even bigger both in that area. One of the hardest things for speakers to reproduce is vocals. These speakers excel when playing vocals giving a nice smooth, balanced sound with great imaging properties. They remind me of the B&W speakers I had. A way to tell if you have great speakers is when you want to keep hearing music from them and it seems to get better with time. These speakers are so good, I don't need to use any equalizer or sound processor (Rock, Jazz, Pop, Classical, Hip Hop, etc.) to alter the sound. They sound great with a flat eq setting (Normal) and that's a very good thing. The only improvement for me is the bass response could be a bit lower by using a 6" driver instead of the 4" they provide. Otherwise, this has an amazing sound in this price range. Highly recommended!
Update: It's been about 8 months since I have bought these little gems and I am still amazed at how balanced and open the sound is. The subwoofer also seems to throw a bit more bass since the beginning due to more use. I have also found that raising the sub a few inches from the ground by using books or whatever affects the bass response. When the sub was sitting directly on the carpeted floor, I would hear the most bass when standing right beside a wall and less bass in the middle of the room. Raising the sub disperses the bass more evenly in the room, especially when sitting in the middle of the room.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Awesome sound for only $50 bucks. I truly enjoy it.Mar 14, 2013
By Garry Lee Stacey
My brother in law recommeded this item to me, because he owes a system by Creative that he has had for years and I really enjoy his system's sound and he also has a lot of knowledge when it comes to computers and sound systems, along with other electronics. But, I really do enjoy this system. You can't beat the price, the sound is amazing. The bass is very, very surprising to hear and feel for the woofer being so small. My only complaint with this system is that the satellite's and the woofer's speaker are not covered with a grille to give it extra protection. But, that's my only complaint. I only have the woofer turned up about half way and it pounds. Very n-i-c-e ;-) I definetly recommend this system.
9 of 11 found the following review helpful:
Bad choice, bad soundSep 16, 2013
I am a review reader. I want to know what others say about a product, good or bad and then decide based on what I read. I can't know what a consumer had before they purchased this speaker system, but it must have been really bad. The majority of the reviews had said these were great little speakers and they were happy with them. My Klipsch audio system had just quit after only a 2 year use. They are expensive so I thought I'd go with something a bit less expensive but still a good sound. I cannot agree with any of the other listeners who gave a good review on these Creative Inspire Speaker System. There was no bass and no quality. I would compare the sound quality equal to the speakers that come in some of the computer monitors. My 20 year old Altec Lansing's were better sounding than these. In fact that is how I compared this system. I have the old Altec Lansing's on a table that I use for my Kindle when I listen to the radio or music from another room. I unplugged my Kindle and hooked it to the Creative Inspire's. The only thing I was inspired to do was contact Amazon and send them back. If you are serious about quality do not fall for the claims that these little speakers put out great sound quality. I ended up purchasing Insignia 3 pc speaker system. Not as good as Klipsch, but not far off. For 20$ more I got something acceptable.
6 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Thinking of going to a Theater? Get these and just stay Home!!Jul 08, 2013
By Jon Farmington, MO
When your friends here these speakers, they will never want to leave, and if they do....they will be right back with there favorite CD. The adjustable bass, if turned up...lets say if like a clock, it starts at 7am to 5pm, right at 2-3pm you will rock the house. (and I am not joking) Enough volume and remarkable clarity. I tried the T10's, T12's and other 2.1 systems around the same price, close, but yet so far away from such pristine sound will emerge you into a trance. The increased bass influences the two small speakers in perfect balance. A action movie will blow you back into your recliner, (as your wife is yelling "turn them down!) Buy them and "go ahead, and make my day" I discovered that the further the small speakers are apart, the stereo separation becomes profound in sound. Right now the subwoofer is behind my monitor and the speakers are about 8-9 feet apart. Got it right now?? OK crank it up......ooopppss. " Harold, Turn those t3300's DOWN, my kitchen windows are shaking" Sorry dear, I can't hear you..........
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