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We all want great sound from our computer/laptop speakers ... BUT....for some like myself, space is an issue and the thought of having a 2.1 or 5.1 speaker system becomes a nightmare. Where do we store or keep it when space is such an issue? To make matters worse, I want great sound from a speaker set and not feel like I have been short changed by getting a 2.0 set with tinny sound as seems to be the case for so many speaker sets nowdays. I want a RICH SOUND EXPERIENCE...without having to pay the earth and therein lies the challenge.
To sum up my challenge - I want a small 2.0 speaker set sub £60, that gives me a great sound without feeling short changed.
The answer? STEP IN THE CREATIVE T10 speakers. I bought these speakers purely on reviews and recommendations and because they seemingly fit my criteria. So let's dwelve deeper shall we and see if its really the case!
The build quality is top notch. The speakers themselves come in a piano black finish on the front and black plastic at the back. Each speaker feels quite satisfyingly heavy and houses one tweeter and one woofers.
On the "main speaker" stand, there are volume and tone controls (on the front) as well as a headphone and microphone jacks (on the side).
Sound quality is excellent and full. Bass itself is not over powering like some more expensive sets but you get that deep bass, clear treble and full midrange. I was simply astonished at this.. such full sound that some 2.1 sets lack! The clarity of the sound does not distort or crackle at high volumes, neither does the bass go all weird.
In all, these speakers are just that, high quality items which you will grow to love. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a great speaker set that does not cost the world!
The T10 is a 2.0 speaker set. I bought it because it is really cheap, the set costs around £30. Many speakers in this price category have a bad, muddy sound but these don't!
Both speakers are black and each of them is equipped with a speaker and a tweeter.
Besides, there is a speaker grill over the larger driver and a protective bar over the tweeter. Some may find this looks ugly, but I think it is a good idea, because the grill and the bar protect the speaker from being damaged while transporting it etc.
As well, there's a headphone output socket for listening to your music with headphones. You can plug them directly into the speakers and don't have to climb behind your PC to plug them in. Simple, but great feature!
The sound of the speakers is just great! While other cheap speakers just sound buzzy and unclear, these sound great. You can hear every single note from every instrument clearly and in great quality.
There's also the possibility to adjust the sound with the volume and bass control. As to the sound, the T10 are really worth the money.
As a conclusion I can say that these speakers are well constructed, sound great and a subwoofer is not necessary if you have got this set. I would recommend it to everyone who listens to music frequently but doesn't want to spend much money.
I use my speakers mainly with my TV for a better sound quality, but also for great quality music via my laptop or iPhone.
How do they look?
With a sleek, black, glossy effect, they blend in really well with my TV. There's just the two speakers and only a few wires, so they're great for a minimal effect. Their narrow, oblong shaping is ideal if you're short on space, although it should be noted that they extend back quite far with a brick like style.
How do they work?
Simply plug into the mains and also into your device of choice and they're ready to go. Two knobs on the front control sound quality and volume -very simple for those who, like me, hate anything too complicated.
How do they sound?
I think the sound quality is superb - really full and rich. My neighbour knocked on my door to complain about the bass coming through soon after I purchased them, so sadly I have to limit their potential, but it is a testament to their capability.
A subwoofer speaker system connected to my computer in an upstairs room created a fantastic sound within the same room but the vibrations through floorboards and walls to the rest of our little cottage was an annoying and at times unbearable tirade. I decided to replace the subwoofer speakers and after careful research purchased these Creative Inspire T10 Multimedia speakers from Amazon, they came with a manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.
The main body of each speaker is made of an almost silky matt black plastic, curved gently at the edges. A glossy black finish at the front is apparently magnetically shielded so as not to interfere with the monitor display. The speakers are approximately 15cm deep, 9cm wide and 19.5cm high. They are of a reassuring weight and stand neatly and solidly either side of my monitor. I think they have an understated yet classy design, stylish without unnecessary details. I love circles and everything here is circular; the metal mesh coverings, the air vents at the top and the control knobs so for me aesthetically they are perfect.
On the left speaker there are two turn knob controls, one for power and volume, the other for tone. A headphone socket and an 'aux in' socket are on the side of the left speaker (useful to connect an MP3 player). These are speakers without any fuss whatsoever, very easy to assemble with the minimum of cables at good length, they effortlessly installed on windows 7 and have straightforward controls.
The quality of sound produced by the T10 speakers is very impressive in my view. The sound is clear and sharp without any sign of tinniness or harshness, there is a strong bass and a wide volume range without distortion at max. Rock and classical music sound equally as good, vocals are true and clear, the speakers serve excellently for when watching videos on the web or playing games.
A minor criticism is that the volume and tone knobs are marked merely by a small indent and this has meant at times I've found it difficult to see where the volume was set, however a quick dab of pale coloured paint solved this problem. The speakers are easy to keep clean although I haven't found they especially attract dust.
Throughout two years of use I have felt very pleased with the T10 speakers, they look good, have a quality feel to them and provide an impressive sound both in depth and tone. The bass is perfectly adequate for the music I listen to (mostly rock) and I do not miss the booming subwoofer speakers in any way whatsoever. For sound quality, simplicity of use and stylish design I highly recommend the Creative Inspire T10 multimedia speakers.
Thank you for reading x
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Then you're in the right ball park, bought these a couple of months ago, to accompany my laptop, great looking, great quality.
<< Looks >>
Nice glossy finish, with smart metal black grills , they don't look too imposing on a desk, but are still big enough to look like the mean business. The gloss does mean that they attract dust very quickly, a fair point for the bit of OCD in us all, have spent many a time cleaning them. The controls on the right hand side speaker are of good sturdy quality, and are quite discrete. 9/10
<< Features/Sound >>
The built in bass booster works a treat providing a lot of deep bass, when necessary, these speakers also have the inbuilt tuner, which is the smaller upper part on the front, to keep each note sounding crisper. I probably have my music playing allot louder than the average person, and these speakers maintain great quality audio to very high volume, especially when you consider their size and price. They also have an aux in which is perfect for using with iPod etc. you just need a cable for about £2.99, and you can use them for that instead of a PC. They also have headphone out, which is hand if your using them for a desktop as sometimes the port for that can be in an awkward location. 8/10
<< Down-points >>
The two ports are slightly in bedded, so make sure the aux cable you buy has a thin connection casing so it will fit, unlike mine...
Also the inlet for the bass is on the top and therefore I can only assume that dust accumulates in there, not sure what harm this will do, but worth thinking about.
If you like your music extremely loud, maybe consider investing a bit more for the better audio at those very high volumes.
< Summary >
I have had absolutely no trouble with these at all so far, and they provide cracking sound quality up to a great high volume, the bass is excellent, combined with a nice classy finish, can't go wrong with the price. 9/10
Sometimes I just accidentally spend money. I don't mean to, it just happens. Such was the case when I moved in with my (then) girlfriend and needed to get the computer set up. I really wanted to have a proper, desktop computer on which to work, but knew I'd meet resistance with the amount of cables and clutter that would be necessary. So, I blinked...and before I knew it, I'd bought a shiney new monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse and a pair of Creative Inspire T10s. The effect is spot on, it looks almost wireless, it all matches neatly in gloss black and even the girlfriend found it smart and appealing.
So, on account of me spending the money completely by accident, it's fair to say I didn't necessarily do my normal level of research around the T10s before I bought them, in fact, I think I saw them, picked them up and paid for them - in about 2 minutes flat. But, that wasn't a pure punt - I've had several pairs of creative speakers in the past, so knew I wouldn't be going too far wrong - and I didn't.
I find the T10s very attractive to look at, they're gloss black at the front, with the rest of the units being more matt. They're relatively small, only measuring around 4" x 6" x 6". On top of the speakers, they have a hole, for air to flow in and out of the casing, on the front they have a large bass/mid speaker and a smaller tweeter above. There's a black metalic mesh covering the bass/mid, which looks smart enough. The left speaker is quite plain, whereas the front of the right speaker also sports power/volume and tone controls. On the right of the right speaker are two 3.5mm jack sockets - one for headphone out and one for aux in (a nice feature if you just want to listen to something off your MP3 player without powering on the PC) - to the rear of the right, there's a daisychain socket for the left speaker, an input socket and a power socket.
The speakers have a reassuring weight to them and seem to have no issues with build quality at all, they seem thoroughly well put together.
I guess speakers live or die by there sound and I have to say, the T10s do a pretty good job. The sound isn't hi-fi sound, if you want to listen to music for music's sake, I think you're going to have to spend a little more money, but the sound is certainly good enough for most things. Watching videos on the web, or quietly in front of the PC, great. Playing games, great. Putting some music on while you're working - great. These are relatively small speakers - they're not going to shake the house - and if you try to turn them up that loud, you'll find the bass doesn't keep up with the treble and midrange, leading to quite a tinny sound, but they'll put out decent volume for most day-to-day use.
I guess the price point is quite significant, here - the T10s can be picked up, usually, for around the £30 mark - which really makes them quite a bargain. Smart looking, well built, decent sounding speakers for £30 is a no brainer. If you're after speakers for using on the web, or for light gaminig, you need look no further.
These speakers have a lot of wires: a mains plug for power, a cable between the two speakers, and another wire from the headphones/speaker port to the speakers. My laptop's quite big, and so I don't move it around much; thus, this isn't a problem for me. They'd also be no problem for a desktop computer; however, if you're after mobility, you'd best look elsewhere. Another issue with mobility is the size of them: between them, they're quite heavy.
The quality of the sound, however, is great. In spite of their relatively small size for speakers, the bass is crisp and clear, and the high notes are delivered without buzz. The tone adjuster works well, allowing you to prioritise bass or treble notes to your liking. A clever feature of this dial is that when you turn the dial, when it goes past the middle mark, there's a little bump, so you can always put it back to the right place. The volume control is similarly good: it also functions as the off switch, so turning it right down turns off the speakers. The capability of volume is massive; once, as a joke, my friend turned it up to full volume. When I played some music, it nearly deafened me! So don't let looks deceive you; these are certainly very powerful speakers.
As can be seen from the picture, they're a smart-looking piece of kit: they're shiny and black, which fits with most laptops, and they are that rare item which doesn't get covered in fingerprints. Another benefit of these is that they're pretty cheap: £30 will buy you them. In my mind, this is very good value for money: not only are they powerful, good-looking and simple to use, but they're pretty robust too. You can feel that they'd withstand a knock or two, which is rather important to me.
Overall, a great buy if you're willing to sacrifice mobility.
I have just bought these speakers for a bargain price of £30 from staples. They are ideal to plug into my laptop and also the AUX in at the side allows mp3 players to be conviniently pluged in. The sound quialty was very surprising for the price.
The sound is clear and of high quality. It has a good amount of bass for such small speakers. There is no need for a sub woofer. This makes it ideal for when i am going to university because they are small enough to move but have excellent sound quality. They are a considerable steep up from the quality of my laptop speakers which seem tiny in comparison.
In addition, when looking at other speakers available on the market they were a lot better than other brands in terms of sound quality and looks. Also the weight of them is noticeable. They feel quite heavy which suggest the product is good quality which also appears to be the case. They also look very sleek and stylish with the shiny fronts.
I would highly recommend this product to anyone who requires speakers for their laptop or desktop PC.
I had these speakers for Christmas this year as the speakers built in to my
laptop sound really " tinny " . Firstly, they look stunning and seem at home next to a wooden desk. But I didnt buy them for aesthetics. No i bourght them because they are second to none. They simply plug into the head phone jack on any appliance, and plug into the mains and you are away.
They really do turn anything you do with audio on your computer alive. Youtube videos sound so much better, and so does the music from my pc. One downside (very minor) is that they seem to attract dust, and this dust realy shows up against the black glossy finish.
Honestly, its worth the £30 as it will simply transform your computer audio. The tone is also adjustable, but i haven't found a use for that yet as it seems fine in the neutral setting.
I bought this product at the bargain price of 30 pounds on Amazon. It was a special offer at the time and I have to say they are worth every penny .
I have been using them for about 3 months now and I am still more than happy with my purchase. Actually, my flat mate bought the same ones a few weeks later!
My old PC speakers, which consited of a sub-woofer and two speakers, broke and I was looking for a relatively cheap way to replace them.
When I received my Creative Inspire T10 speakers I was surprised and impressed with the very good overall impression of the speakers. They feel quite havy and the build quality is very good. They look stylish too!
The most important thing about speakers is of course the sound. The sound quality is amazing regarding the price and the size of the speakers (although they are not the smallest). However the volume could be a bit higher. The bass is very good, too. At one of the speakers you find two knobs, one to regulate volume and one to regulate the tone. Again, when you use the knobs you feel like you are using a quality product. You also find a 'aux in' connection and one for headphones, which comes really handy.
As laptop speakers for listening to music, or playing games they are a very good option.
I would definitely buy them again!