- Product Dimensions: 38.7 x 23.2 x 22.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 2.9 Kg
- Item model number: 51MF0400AA002
- ASIN: B003FWHTTA
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Aug. 17 2010
- Average Customer Review: 33 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #90,187 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Creative A220 2.1 Speaker System(Black)
- Slimmer design
- Quality drivers
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Top Customer Reviews
I went through the users' comment before I decide to buy this one. I find that helpful in finding what I need. I didn't want to spend a whole lot of money; and at the same time I wanted something that sounds good for the money. This is it.....thanx to all those who wrote their comment.
I mainly use them to play music at a reasonable (low, up to 30% of the speaker's max volume) volume and a close distance (2 to 3 feet) and it's always clear. The subwoofer provides a good bass support without being overwheming and I wouldn't want it to make the house crumble anyway. It might not be ideal for bass-driven music (hip-hop or some electronic/dubstep music) but it fulfills my musical needs as a metal/rock/punk lover.
For gaming it's also good enough so the overlap of sounds (music + sound FX) doesn't cause any problem and remains well-balanced. Any issue I encountered in terms of sound quality were quickly fixed by using my onboard sound card settings.
It sure isn't an high-end product but I've never encountered any better speakers for the price I paid and anyone who uses these in a small room for regular use should be satisfied.
-Cheap (paid $28)
-No independent bass volume control
-Sub woofer sound quality
-3.5mm (1/8") jack connectivity
I purchased these speakers for my university dorm. I had some nicer speakers when I purchased these, but I wanted something that was loud, and that I did not have to worry about getting damaged. These are loud enough for small gatherings - much louder than sound docks, and since this is what I purchased them for, I am fairly happy.
However, before I used them for this, I listened to some quiet music, and these perform poorly here. The problem is the sub woofer. At lower volumes, you can hear it rattling quite a bit. Perhaps I received a defective unit. It also seems to be on and off; momentarily loud, then nothing at all. I feel that if there had been an independent control for bass, you perhaps could have adjusted it in a way to make these sound better. The work around for me is to use an EQ on my devices to adjust the sound coming out.
My other complaint is of the 3.5mm connector. I seems to be a tiny bit shorter than most standard ones. You need to take the cases off any phones, and in my Samsung Galaxy SII, if you move the phone while it is connected to the speakers, they will momentarily crackle, or stop. I have not experienced this with any other 3.5mm adapter. Overall, I am satisfied with these speakers, but if you can, I might go for the slightly more expensive Logitech Z313 Speakers that can not only be a bit louder, but in my opinion have far greater overall sound quality at all volumes.
Note: Purchased these from Amazon.com.ca, Inc.
If you're looking for a sound system for your PC, I strongly recommend this one.
The size is very adequated for a office table, specially if you leave the woofer on the floor - what improves the bass sound.
The looking of the speakers are very good, one of the best on the market for that price range.
The sound quality is really very good for the size and price. It doesn't have power enough for a party, but to listen music or to play in the computer while you're seated in your desk, you probably wouldn't need more than that.
- Sound quality
- Feel and looking
- Power (but OK for the size and price range)
- Lack of a standby mode
Most recent customer reviews
Still running strong over 2 years later. I am planning to grab the upgraded version for my siblings as we all love hearing that bass! Read morePublished 3 months ago by R B
Been using for over a year on my TV in my bedroom and they are really high qualityPublished 14 months ago by Justin Hibbs
For the money, these are excellent speakers. Lots of bass. The only downside is a lack of headphone jack on the speakers.Published on March 27 2014 by Rampant Reader
the first one i received was defective. amazon sent me another one right away. excellent customer service. the speakers have excellent sound and the sub-woofer is good. Read morePublished on Dec 6 2013 by ambuyer
These speakers are really good for a small room. but if you waana walk out of your room and want to listen it lounder buy something bigger.Published on Nov. 6 2013 by Harpreet Singh
This system sounds great. It delivers some very powerful bass, and the satellites deliver crisp mid-high frequencies. Read morePublished on Nov. 5 2013 by SHNC
A good set, they do the job just fine. They're relatively small and light and the cables are a little messy but it's really not a problem for me. Great price too at $30. Read morePublished on Oct. 15 2013 by Cian
Sound quality is good, and set up is good. Never have any problems with these, but I wish the cords were longer.Published on Oct. 12 2013 by Joel