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Inspire S2 2.1 Speaker System
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Inspire S2 2.1 Speaker System

SKU:

51MF0385AA003

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Description:

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Big audio with dynamic bass

The Creative Inspire S2 combines great sound in a sleek design which fits snugly into small spaces, making it the perfect companion for your notebook or MP3 player. Expect exceptional audio clarity from its two high-quality speakers and the highly efficient Creative DIRECT-THROW subwoofer which delivers dynamic mid-bass, bringing your music to life! Enjoy convenience at your fingertips with the power/volume, headphone output and AUX-in jack all within easy reach.

Inspire S2 in various lifestyle scenarios

Small satellite speaker Palm-sized satellites
The speakers may literally be palm-sized but they pack a solid punch and are backed by quality drivers which deliver a highly enjoyable listening experience.
Power, volume, AUX-in and headphone jacks Convenient access
Key functions such as volume and Power On/Off are easily accessible via the right satellite speaker. You can also plug in your headphones for private listening. If you want to listen to your favorite tracks from your MP3 player connect it via the AUX-in jack.
Compact system Compact system
The two trendy satellites with cloth grilles and subwoofer come in a small-footprint design which optimizes space on your desktop and reduces unnecessary clutter. It fits perfectly into small spaces, with minimal hassle.
DIRECT-THROW subwoofer Powerful subwoofer
The highly efficient Creative DIRECT-THROW subwoofer design with flared slot type port-tube gives you excellent heart-thumping bass for exhilarating movies.
Adjustable bass level adjust knob Be in control
You can set your desired bass level simply by adjusting the conveniently located knob on the subwoofer. Get clean, explosive bass from the 17-Watt subwoofer, just the way you want it.
Environmentally-friendly and energy efficient What is Energy Star®?
Energy Star qualified products and practices help you save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
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Features:

Powerful subwoofer


Energy Star qualified


Palm sized satellite speakers


Product Details:
Product Length: 2.9 inches
Product Width: 2.9 inches
Product Height: 4.05 inches
Product Weight: 3.0 pounds
Package Length: 12.14 inches
Package Width: 10.58 inches
Package Height: 9.5 inches
Package Weight: 8.2 pounds
Average Customer Rating: based on 25 reviews
Customer Reviews:
Average Customer Review: 4.0 ( 25 customer reviews )
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20 of 20 found the following review helpful:

3nice looking, but serious design flawDec 26, 2009
By R. Klodginski
I bought this for my mother to use with her laptop on a built in desk with limited space. I've owned a tiny set of Creative speakers before and thought they were great, so I figured these would be too.

They look really nice, and seem well built. The sound is decent, but not great, as the satellites seem incapable of driving *any* bass, but the sub compensates when firing. The max volume isn't very great either, but will work for a small room and is expected with only 29 watts total power.

I thought these would be perfect as the headphone, aux, and volume control are built into a satellite instead of out on its own, thus clearing up the desk from any extra stuff. BUT, this is where the problem is... the speaker which has the volume control is attached, HARDWIRED, to the sub. No plug or anything, which means that if you plan on running the cables through a hole to put the sub on the floor, you can't unless the hole is big enough to shove the whole satellite through. The speaker has two cables coming out of it, one is the speaker cable which ends in a plug, and the other is a thick cable running the volume control, power to a green on light, and the aux and headphone hookups, which can't be detached on either the speaker or the sub. Overall, just a foolish, limiting design issue.

This isn't much of a problem if you are using them on an open desk or table where the cable can run behind, but if you need to feed the cables through any hole less than about 4 inches in diameter, forget about it.

5 of 5 found the following review helpful:

4Nice looking for small speakers, perfectly okay soundFeb 07, 2011
By Neil E. Isenberg
Looks:

I wanted small, unobtrusive speakers that didn't look plastic-cheap and these are great for that combination.

Most small desktop speakers look good in photographs but then look "plasticy" when out of the box in a retail display. These little guys looked great on that display next to the others.

Sound:

The sound works well for my purposes but these are surely not audiophile speakers. Most folks will probably have the bass unit under, not on, their desks, so the lack of much bass in the little units may be less acceptable for some people. You might want to play with the bass knob a little on the back of the central unit.

I was not "blown away" by "how good they are", but they sound fine for my needs and look great for small speakers.

Thoughts:

(1)
If you don't have a sound card you might consider getting one for quality. Creative appears to be having driver and customer service issues so this time around I went with Asus Xonar, the main consumer models being DG/DS/DX (Covers range from $25ish to $80ish). There is also Azuntech but I have no experience with them I just run into reviews for them now and then.

(2)
Suggestions for the Manufacturer:
- You might consider making front speaker grill/fabric removable/replaceable.
- You might consider putting led on side of such a small, black speaker.
- You might consider putting an optional headset-in on the back to hide the headset plug.
- Not an issue for me but others in reviews would like these these speakers not be hardwired together.

(3)
Creative's customer service and driver issues in the sound card realm would normally steer me clear of their products, but these really do meet my needs and I haven't had any issues.

Durability:

I've had these for several years now without issue.

Summary:

Good looking if looking for tiny speakers, perfectly okay sound. For an upgrade you will likely want bigger speakers with more bass due to likely location of bass unit when hooking these up to a computer.

3 of 3 found the following review helpful:

5Amazing SoundDec 16, 2011
By Rich W. "Captain Rich"
These speakers sound amazing! I replaced a harman/kardon sysytem with much larger subwoofer and satellites and it couldn't even come close to the sound I get from this system.

The only thing to be aware of is that one of the satellites is connected directly to the subwoofer, so if you have a desk setup where you need to pass wires through, you're out of luck unless you can take the desk apart like I had to do.

Defintely recommend, especially since you can't beat the price!

1 of 1 found the following review helpful:

3Good sound, but they're not shielded very wellJul 12, 2010
By M. Pocock
I bought these speakers for my office. The sound is pretty decent. They put out more than enough volume and bass for my needs, but they're not shielded very well and pick up massive interference from my AT&T cell phone. When these are on, I have to put my cell phone on the other side of the room. Not very convenient when a call comes in. I'm going to pack them up this afternoon and give them to my wife to use at her office. She's on Verizon and they don't cause the same interference.

1 of 1 found the following review helpful:

5Pretty happy with theseDec 11, 2011
By GerryL
Creative has done a great job here of providing real performance at a very reasonable price. I've had this unit for two years with no issues and consistant sound. This system is actually better balanced across the frequency spectrum than a far more expensive Altec system that I have on one of the other family computers in the house. It would be nice if the subwoofer level control was up on one of the speakers, like some more expensive models, but it does get the job done. I highly recommend it in the price range.

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