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Creative GigaWorks T3

*Est. $250
Reviewed
October 2011
by ConsumerSearch
Creative GigaWorks T3

Pros
  • Powerful bass
  • Clear, detailed sound
  • Balanced sound at moderate volumes
  • Elegant design
Cons
  • Bass can overwhelm other frequencies at higher volumes
  • Expensive
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Reviewers say Creative's GigaWorks T3 PC speaker system is a great choice for people who love thundering bass. It's a 2.1-channel system, meaning it has two satellites and a subwoofer. Music, movies and games come through clear and sharp, but reviewers warn that balance across the ranges is lost at higher volumes, with bass overwhelming high and mid ranges. These compact, unobtrusive computer speakers are on the pricey side, and users who don't mind a funky design might find the less expensive Harman Kardon's SoundSticks III (Est. $150) worth a look. Its bass response isn't as powerful, but sound is crisp and clear, even at high volume.

You'll find detailed reviews of the Creative GigaWorks T3 speaker system at PCMag.com and TechTree.com. Australia's Good Gear Guide and PC World (India) also weigh in with some useful information. Though detailed, the review at TrustedReviews.com is entirely positive. Amazon.com hosts a small selection of user reviews.

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Creative GigaWorks T3 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System

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Our Sources

1. PCMag.com

Tim Gideon says the Creative GigaWorks T3 2.1-channel speaker system produces picture-rattling bass, making it ideal for gamers, action movie buffs and lovers of bass-heavy music. The GigaWorks T3 struggles to balance highs and mids with bass at high volumes, though.

Review: Creative GigaWorks T3, Tim Gideon, March 2009

2. Techtree.com

Like Tim Gideon of PCMag.com, Frazier Barretto notices the lack of balance of the Creative GigaWorks T3 PC speakers when the volume is cranked up. However, at 60 percent or less, highs are sharp, mid ranges are "cool" and bass is tight.

Review: GigaWorks T3: 2.1 Speakers from Creative, Frazier Barretto, June 2009

3. GoodGearGuide.com

The Creative GigaWorks T3 2.1-channel speaker system gets a Best Buy award at this Australian site. Sound is rich and accurate, Andrew Harrison says, as long as he turned down the bass. Overall, GigaWorks T3 PC speakers are "one of the finest sounding compact PC systems available today."

Review: Creative GigaWorks T3 PC Speakers, Andrew Harrison, Oct. 2009

4. PC World India

Overall, Laldinfela Pachuau says the compact Creative GigaWorks T3 speakers are very good, especially when delivering rich bass and sharp mid ranges. Highs suffer, however, and films and games are best heard at 50 percent volume.

Review: Creative GigaWorks T3, Laldinfela Pachuau, March 2010

5. TrustedReviews.com

Riyad Emeran has only good things to say about Creative's 2.1-channel GigaWorks T3, and it's best to read this review with caution. Unlike other reviewers, he says all ranges blend in well, with the speaker system delivering stellar clarity and detail in a compact package at a reasonable price.

Review: Creative GigaWorks T3 2.1-Channel Speakers Review, Riyad Emeran, Oct. 2008

6. Amazon.com

The Creative GigaWorks T3 speaker system achieves a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, with around 25 reviews posted by owners at Amazon.com. Users praise its clear, rich sound, powerful bass and small footprint.

Review: Creative GigaWorks T3 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System, Contributors to Amazon.com

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