Creative Gigaworks T40 Hardware Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Design 8.8
Installation 9.0
Music Quality 9.0
Sound Quality 9.0
Value 9.0
Distributor: Creative
Reviewer:
Joel Williams
Release date: Out Now

9.0


Creative Gigaworks T40

Creative have finally released their much anticipated Gigaworks T40 speakers that retail for a recommend price of $199 that not only boasts decent sound quality and appearance but is quite affordable in relation to other similar products on the market.

The first thing that you will notice about the Gigaworks T40 is the sleek design with black and grey colouring that would not look out of place in a variety of homes and offices. It's ironic that a speaker system that small can produce not only a pure listening experience but the volume is also quite impressive.

Features

Desktop power redefined Desktop power redefined
Trendy and elegant, this 2.0 designer speaker system is slim and compact even to put on your desktop! With its distinctive industrial aura design, this is one classy speaker system you won't want to hide under your table.
Listen to the detail Listen to the detail
The new Midrange-Tweeter-Midrange (MTM) audiophile design delivers smoother performance for your enjoyment. Create the audiophile experience at your desktop today.
Honeycomb cone driver Dual woven glass fiber cone
Experience natural and accurate lower frequency response with all your music.
Cloth dome tweeter Cloth dome tweeter
Enjoy clear, accurate highs. The cloth design provides better resistance to humidity and temperature changes.
BasXPort BasXPort
The BasXPort is acoustically engineered to enhance the lower range by efficiently channelling sound waves from the inner chamber to the soundstage.
Convenient access Convenient access
Get the bass, treble and volume you want with the easily manoeuvred controls.
 
See it on the big screen Hear it on the big screen
Connect the speaker system to your TV or gaming console and enjoy solid audio entertainment.

The installation of the Gigaworks T40 was a breeze and it simply plugged into our Intel Quad Core PC audio outlet and the electrical point in the wall. That was it, installation was completed. Creative have also upped the ante by introducing docking port access to the front of the device with Creative's X-30 Docking station for iPods. Although this accessory is sold separately, it's nice to know that Creative are also looking after the iPod crowd. 

The Gigaworks T40 has been aimed at a variety of markets that include computers, music, movies and the like which makes the perfect accessory for any of these devices.

To turn the T40's on, there is a power button located at the back of the unit which is a huge improvement over some of the earlier Creative products that had the power switch on the volume control. Some users like to keep their volume setting at a particular level and this version of the speakers will allow for this.
 
We tested the Gigaworks T40 with a variety of devices that included a PlayStation 3, DVD player, television, iPod and a personal computer. Music on the T40's sounded great and contained enough bass, depth and clarity to give a variety of competitors a run for their money.

Where the unit really did kick into overdrive was on the PlayStation 3 and listening to games such as Uncharted: Drake's Fortune or the latest Ratchet & Clank game sounded quite impressive. Whether you were firing a shotgun or listening to the strange sounds of a distant planet, the T40's portrayed the sounds quite well, especially the background ambience.

We watched the Nicholas Cage movie Next with the Gigaworks T40's connected to our LG Plasma TV and it was a mini cinematic experience with the right amount of bass that allowed for an even level of sound. Music displayed similar results and we were pleasantly surprised at how loud these speakers could actually go. 

In conclusion, the Gigaworks T40 are a great speaker setup for a wide range of users from gamers to music lovers and movie aficionados. Whether it's listening to a U2 concert, watching Raiders of the Lost or battling your way through Medal of Honor, the T40's performed remarkable well, especially in larger rooms. It almost seems a waste on a personal computer but if you want the quality, than this is no strange feat. Definitely worth investigation. 






 
 



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