Following the bandwagon of the usual speaker systems for a few years, we’ve now got the mind blowing 2.1 channel Creative Gigaworks T3 desktop speakers for review. It follows yet another one of Creative’s creation which had reached our desks previously. Music is a stress buster, be it work or home, for some of us who listen to music through computers, speakers are of great importance. Desktop speakers haven’t seen any revolutionizing changes in the past years. They were designed to merely complement the desktop with elegant looking satellites minus the required sound quality.
Unboxing the speakers, the portable and extremely good looking satellites caught our attention. They were sleek enough and did certainly complement our desks. The entire package looked like an attractive speaker set.
Creative Gigaworks T3 will definitely woo the audio enthusiasts and gamers. The bass is synonymous to thunderous. It can be adjusted accordingly but is powerful enough to clatter the objects around. The satellites are truly adorable, the cubical satellites will surely hold your attention. With dimensions of 5.9” (H) x 3.0” (W) x 3.7” (D), these cubes are placed on a sleek stand. The cables connected to the satellite (to be connected the subwoofer) aren’t removable, eventually they aren’t replaceable if required.
These matte black beauties feature black grilles, a fence that reveals the thumping drivers. The satellites come with 2-inch full-range audiophile grade drivers.
Getting to the most powerful zone of this system, Yes! We are talking about the subwoofer. Compact yet a little heavy, the subwoofer measures 8.4” (H) x 9.3” (W) x 11.3” (D). The subwoofer too is almost cubical with drivers integrated on three sides, adorning an intelligent design. The subwoofer is the focal point of all the connectors. It enables connecting the various other devices like laptop and gaming console (cords not provided).
We enjoyed listening to music and watching a few video clips. Well, the movie buffs will enjoy the realistic sound effects and so will the gamers. With music, it has managed to offer detailed tunes and the musical instruments sound amazing. The subwoofer incorporates the SLAM design (Symmetrically Loaded Acoustic Module) and includes three drivers. Thus, offering improved bass and balances the mids and highs to the satellite. The sound quality is amazing from mid to high while it plays like any other Creative speaker at low bass.
For the lazy ones like some of us, it does come with a wired controller. The beautification has not left the volume controller aside as the rounded volume pod looks elegant, though it highly attracts dust. The controller fits in a port to connect the headphones. However, it didn’t really work great with the headphones. The Creative Gigaworks T3 also bundles up an aux-in port that enables connecting the various portable music players and devices with a standard 3.5mm jack. It also sports an LED that glows whenever the music level surpasses ‘min.’ At min level, the LED stops glowing and the speakers drift to a low power standby mode.
The 2.1 channel speakers feature a frequency response of 30Hz – 20kHz and SNR greater than 90dB. This system is Energy Star compliant as well and is easy to setup and comes with easy controls.
All in all, those looking for good quality desktop speakers to enjoy their favorite music along with those hi-fi movie scenes and gaming. We’d recommend the T3 Gigaworks. It has successfully managed to attain an 8.5 on 10 from us. The Creative Gigaworks T3 2.1 channel speakers are priced at Rs. 16,669 in India.