Creative Gigaworks T20 speakers

Written by Joe Martin

May 15, 2007 | 13:33

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No matter which music genre we listened to the T20s performed admirably, with the highs and lows coming out perfectly and the bass thumping out so hard that pencils flew out of the top of our speakers.

The T20 speakers weren't solely designed for music however and the inclusion of a twin phono to 3.5mm cable proves this, as well as making the T20s ideal for hooking up to a games console. We tested the T20s out on a number of games. Trackmania: Sunrise, Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter and one of the new Sam and Max episodes. Oldies, but goodies.

In each game the speakers held up well, bringing us revving engines, fuzzy radio contact and cheesy one liners in just the right quantities and qualities. We noticed whilst playing Trackmania: Sunrise that the music had some nuances that were missed if the volume wasn't turned right up, but we've never needed an excuse to play that game on full volume thanks to it's excellent, if somewhat brief soundtrack.

The problem with volume was the only one we had with the Gigaworks T20s, and even then it isn't exactly a massive problem.

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Of course, it's not all down to how it sounds and how the speakers look is also going to be a deciding factor for the particularly fashion sensitive. Thankfully then the T20s look excellent, being slim and metallic grey and sensuous rounded edges. It's not every day one gets to use the word sensuous when describing how a computer speaker system looks, so consider that a testament to their excellence.
The three knobs on the right speaker control the bass, treble and volume and all feel solid and reassuringly weighty.

There was some concern that the rounded edges of the speakers would make them likely to topple over, but giving them a few playful knocks bought about only amusing wobbles, with no pencil-spilling topples. Probably because each half of the T20 set up weighs about the same as a bag full of bricks, which isn't a bad thing. If anything it's a sign of quality.

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The best thing about the T20s though is the pricing. At just over £55 (inc VAT), or $80 in the USA, the cost is a lot less than other speaker sets of equal or lesser quality and at that price it's hard to turn them down.

These are by far some of the best speakers we've had a chance to test and not only do they perform well, but they don't cost half the earth either. If you're looking for a sleek new set of speakers to go with your rig, then the Gigaworks T20 2.0 speakers should definitely be at the top of your list, especially if cost is an issue.

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