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Creative Inspire T6160 5.1 Desktop Speaker System for Gaming
Explosive 5.1 surround sound for PC gaming!
Time to introduce realistic surround sound to your games, music and movies with the Creative Inspire T6160 5.1 speakers. With classic styling and ease of use, this speaker system delivers immersive multi-channel surround sound - cutting-edge technology that is a hallmark of Creative's renowned audio expertise. With a powerful subwoofer and five satellite speakers, you'll get explosive bass and positional audio for more accurate gaming and engaging movies. Hook it up to your PC and turn it into a dynamic entertainment system at once.
|Creative Image Focusing Plate (IFP) design|
The system's IFP design features a flare surrounding the satellite driver to improve sonic directivity and imaging to the listening area, giving the music more focus while preserving tonal accuracy.
The speaker system also features an extended bullet-shaped dust cap which deflects midrange audio from the cone, enabling cleaner high frequency performance ideal for surround movies and games.
|Incredible surround sound|
Thrill your senses with the panoramic experience of surround sound from five satellite speakers. Enjoy accurate 5.1 positional audio during games and movies for the most realistic and exhilarating experience ever!
Feel clean, explosive bass from the subwoofer, thanks to its large flared port tube design. You can even set your desired bass level simply by adjusting the conveniently located knob.
|Wired remote control|
Enjoy the convenience of powering on/off the speaker system and adjusting its volume with the included wired remote. Place it within convenient reach on your desktop!
Place these magnetically-shielded speakers anywhere you want, even near notebooks or LCD/CRT monitors, as they wouldn't cause any image distortion or interference. Their small footprint also optimizes space on your desktop, reducing unnecessary clutter.
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119 of 123 found the following review helpful:
Why all the bad reviews?Sep 12, 2010
By =TBU= Tyrranus007
I actually read the reviews AFTER having purchased these from a local retailer, and was worried about the quality of the product.
Pros: Easy to set up, excellent sound quality, all speakers work with Via HD Audio Deck (I don't even have a sound card other than the on-board), classy aesthetic and when I turn these babies up for gaming, my wife complains that it's too loud! The subwoofer provides a deep, rich BOOM to my shotgun...
(EDIT: switched out motherboards towards the end of 2011, the new one has Realtek HD Audio Manager on-board and this system was plug-and-play with it as well.)
Cons: Absolutely none that I can find! To those who may complain about speakers not working - make sure the file/track/game you are routing through these is encoded for 5.1!!! If it's not encoded properly, you will only hear the 2.1 (front 2 + subwoofer) setup! Learn your encoding formats before blaming the product!
Don't be afraid of buying these speakers.
Update (Dec. 23, 2010): I have encountered intermittent issues with certain speakers not working. Unplugging the three PC hook-ups and plugging them back in fixes this, with an audible discharge of what I take to be static of some kind. Therefore I don't attribute this issue to the speakers themselves.
Update (April, 2011): The speaker issue was a problem with conflicting drivers. Performance has been reliable and snag-free since the first of the year.
Update (Sept, 2011): One year with no issues beyond the driver problem. Buy with confidence!
Update (Sept, 2012): 2 years going strong.
19 of 22 found the following review helpful:
An OK product from Creative...Couldnt get the sub working at allMar 10, 2010
By Manish Trivedi
Bought this product and was initially very happy to get a CREATIVE product. I bought these speakers along with Creative X-Fi 5.1 USB soundcard to be used with my laptop. Installation was easy but the main problem began when I could not get the subwoofer working at all... Spent almost a week researching on the problem through Creative labs support site and tried all kinds of X-Fi drivers on various OSs (Vista, XP, Win7) but no luck :(.
All in all, I was happy with the satellite speaker performance but couldnt get the 100% satisfaction as I struggled a lot to make the sub working...
Finally I returned this product and got Logitech X 540...and boy Logitech stuff rocks!!! :)...Easy to install and bass works great (Already got a complain from neighbors ;-))
I would not reccomend this product to music / gaming enthusiasts
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Works great for a TVMar 22, 2012
By Bay Gibbons
When I received my Creative Inspire T6160 5.1 Multimedia Speaker System, I had intended on using the system for my TV. I soon found out that the connections were not compatible. However, after purchasing a Logitech 5.1 Game Console adapter Convert RCA Plugs to A single 1/8, that obstacle was easily overcome and I was able to enjoy the speaker system in the way that I wanted.
The speaker system provides very good sound. The difference between the TV by itself and then with the speaker system is extreme. My wife and I didn't realize that the sound just from the TV was so inadequate until we could hear the difference with the use of the speaker system. The only downside of using this speaker system with a TV is that the volume control is a small dial that is attached to the subwoofer. Other than that it's great including the sound being clear and providing a really good surround sound for your TV.
25 of 34 found the following review helpful:
Creative lost a customerJan 11, 2010
Where to begin.... well, the Subwoofer would not work. That should be enough right there. But lets take a chance and say I just got a bad one... other then the subwoofer... The speakers would randomly decide not to work. I would be playing song with all 5 speakers one minute, stop the song, hit play again and only two speakers would work. When all four did work the sound was good, though there was that pesky missing bass... The power cord was too short, but the speaker wires are a decent length... oh and the speakers have no slots to mount of a wall.
I would give this a 2 or 3 since there is a chance I just got a bad set, but the kicker is Creative's technical support. I tried to contact them before I decided to return it. First off I had to google search their phone number, not listed not their site. Once I did speak to someone, they were rude, condescending, and wanted to blame the problem on everyone else. They insinuated its my fault because I do not have one of their audio cards.... then they insisted its the computer manufacturers fault, then the motherboard manufactures fault. Who knows, maybe they were right about one of them, but that is not how you treat customers. This is the absolute last time I order anything made by Creative. Don't let the price or name fool you... Save yourself the trouble of repackaging this, and go with another manufacturer.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
great bargain with basic no nonsense controls.Nov 13, 2010
By Alejandro Vasquez
I purchased the set after listening to the T3130 system, which has the same design. I had owned the Logitech X-540 system and returned it because of noticeable hiss and hum at low volumes. The matrix button only made the issues worse.
This is a basic surround sound system, meaning whatever you are playing, sound is sent to all 5 speakers. This is also know as all channel stereo in home theater systems.
This is not a Dolby, THX, or DTS system. Buyers looking for those types of system need to look for any of those 3 in the specifications or the product description before making a purchasing decision if they want to play their DVD's, blu-ray or games with those respective formats.
This system can play surround(all channel) without a dedicated sound card. It does what it advertises. It's siimiliar to using "all channel stereo" on your home theater system. In order to do so you need either your computer's built in sound card, a dedicated internal or external sound card, or either of the following 2 components.
1) Belkin RockStar 5 way connector
Belkin RockStar 5-Way 3.5-mm Headphone Splitter (White)
2) Logitech 5.1 console adapter
Logitech 5.1 Game Console Adapter Convert Rca Plugs To A Single 1/8
+ Y audio adapter
Cables To Go 40423 Stereo Male to RCA Male Y-Cable (6 Feet, Black)
Pros - Cost is much more inexpensive than Logitech. The sound is good throughout different ranges. I tried classic jazz, vocal standards, trance, hip-hop, pop, and classical. The bass seems tight and allows for some feel without sounding loose or muddy. Sound processing equipment seems very sturdy and of good quality. The subwoofer is very sturdy and does not seem cheap. It feels as heavy as my Onkyo sub. The system is easy to setup
Cons - The physical build quality of the design seems cheap and the cloth covers are not attractive and are not removeable. The sound control pod is plastic and feels cheap. It seems as if the design of the control pod was an afterthought and not fully implemented with the deisgn of the rest of the system. The center channel speaker does not look well on its side. Without a a soundcard or connection options listed above, you will only get sound from the front channel speakers and subwoofer.
As a Mac Pro user their are workarounds. You can purchase an external soundcard from Creative. I'm currently in the process of buying a Creative PCi-e X-Fi Xtreme. I plan on using hackintosh methods and Apple XCode's AU labs software to get the whole thing to work. If not I will default to the original method of basic surround or buy an external sound card.
I will update once I get to fully try the Logitech console adapter and the Creative sound card option!
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