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Creative Inspire T6160 5.1 Desktop Speaker System for Gaming
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156 of 162 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.
Update (Sept, 2013): Still great with daily use!
21 of 27 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 7 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 35 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.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
good systemDec 31, 2010
I got this at Fry's for 80 bucks and it was a little hard to plug in because it has 3 head-phone jacks instead of one. one is for the fount 2 speakers and one is for the rear speakers and one for the middle speaker the amp is in the sub box and all the speakers plug into it. since my system was not broken in the mail it works great for 80 bucks its bad a** it dosent hit low notes given the sub is only 20w rms and the speakers are 5w rms but the mids and his are loud enough to make your movie sound great. I recommend this for the price.
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