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Creative LabsInspire T10 Speaker System
 
4.6

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound quality (22)
  • Easy to use (21)
  • Compact (18)
  • Comfortable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home computer (13)
  • Music and movies (7)
  • Office computer (7)
  • Mobile device (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (17), Budget shopper (11)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (23), Business (9)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (15), Mac (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Totally great value, sound for the price

If you want something that is super cheap but still sounds great - get this. I am a musician and I have more expensive speakers for my living room, but I use these for...Read complete review

If you want something that is super cheap but still sounds great - get this. I am a musician and I have more expensive speakers for my living room, but I use these for my bedroom. These sound way better than those ipod speaker players. And you don't need an ipod player to play music from your ipod. total rip off. buy these instead - the sound is better (unless you buy a $500 ipod player) and you can plug your ipod right in and set the alarm directly on your ipod so it can serve as an alarm clock as well. Great find. Best value for your money in the under $200 category. (Only [$]!)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Barely OK for the price

I bought these to replace a much older Creative system that had started to make unwanted sounds (it served very well while it did).

The looks are fine, but the sound...Read complete review

I bought these to replace a much older Creative system that had started to make unwanted sounds (it served very well while it did).

The looks are fine, but the sound quality is average at best. The fake bass sometimes feels too much, and the sound clarity gets better only when the tone is set to high - yes, a single knob that does not give separate controls for bass and treble: turn toward the bass and everything gets muffled, or turn toward treble and the sound gets brighter overall. This added to the disappointment in sound quality (I did not have high expectations either).

One more thing that disappointed me: the power adapter was the kind that gets directly plugged to the outlet, thus blocking the adjacent power outlets on each side if you are using a power strip. This for a pair of speakers that will most likely be used with a number of other electronics and will likely be on a power strip? A separate wired plug would have been much better (like the previous Creative system I had).

The size implies better sound than it delivers. Some reviews say it is good sound for the price. I say it is just OK. Maybe if it was $10 cheaper... Sorry Creative. I really wanted to like this more.

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5.0

Good Sound from Substantial Speakers

By Jim

from Cincinnati, OH

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Headphone And Aux Input

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Qc Workstation Audio

    Comments about Creative Labs Inspire T10 Speaker System:

    Good sound even in noisy environment.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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    2.0

    Barely OK for the price

    By Palamut

    from Princeton, NJ

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Creative Labs Inspire T10 Speaker System:

      I bought these to replace a much older Creative system that had started to make unwanted sounds (it served very well while it did).

      The looks are fine, but the sound quality is average at best. The fake bass sometimes feels too much, and the sound clarity gets better only when the tone is set to high - yes, a single knob that does not give separate controls for bass and treble: turn toward the bass and everything gets muffled, or turn toward treble and the sound gets brighter overall. This added to the disappointment in sound quality (I did not have high expectations either).

      One more thing that disappointed me: the power adapter was the kind that gets directly plugged to the outlet, thus blocking the adjacent power outlets on each side if you are using a power strip. This for a pair of speakers that will most likely be used with a number of other electronics and will likely be on a power strip? A separate wired plug would have been much better (like the previous Creative system I had).

      The size implies better sound than it delivers. Some reviews say it is good sound for the price. I say it is just OK. Maybe if it was $10 cheaper... Sorry Creative. I really wanted to like this more.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      5.0

      great product

      By Jeremy

      from Hillburn NY

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Creative Labs Inspire T10 Speaker System:

      very good sound.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      not bad

      By ez

      from Brooklyn

      Comments about Creative Labs Inspire T10 Speaker System:

      Good for the price you paid

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      5.0

      Great Sound for the Money

      By BobWire

      from Johnson City, TN

      About Me Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Computer
        • Music and Movies

        Comments about Creative Labs Inspire T10 Speaker System:

        Over the years I have had at least nine sets of small computer speakers, but wanted higher quality stereo speakers for my desktop that I used for my audio work. With not much money to spend and after reading reviews I chose the Inspire T10 Speaker System by Creative Labs. After about a week of listening to my recorded music on these speakers, I am well pleased with the sound quality especially for the size and cost.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        4.0

        Great for office use, not gaming.

        By Luke

        from Milwaukee, WI

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

        • Not For Gaming
        • Not For High Volume

        Best Uses

        • Office Computer

        Comments about Creative Labs Inspire T10 Speaker System:

        I bought these speakers to use with my new Mac Mini system, as the sound from it AND my ViewSonic screen left much to be desired. I typically stream music while I work and routinely preview new music on the net before I buy. So I was looking for speakers that would give me quality sound that didn't need to be "blasted". The Inspire T10 speakers filled the need perfectly.

        Although they work great plugged into my Mac's headphone jack, they have just a couple of shortcomings that kept me from giving them a 5-star rating: when listening to music, the treble is muted when the tone control is set to midline, so you need to keep it about halfway to "max" treble.

        As I said, these are great for office use (home or othertwise)

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        4.0

        Good reference monitor Good 4 the Price

        By bandhwannabe

        from FL

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

        • Bulky Packaging

        Best Uses

          Comments about Creative Labs Inspire T10 Speaker System:

          Use it for motion graphics station.. No need for Great audio, so don't need to spend a lot of money.
          Solid audio, great for monitoring reference stuff.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          good speakers

          By dog face

          from balto md

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Computer
            • Music and Movies
            • Office Computer

            Comments about Creative Labs Inspire T10 Speaker System:

            good quality and loud.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Worth the Money

            By Bliss

            from NY

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Computer
              • Music and Movies
              • Office Computer

              Comments about Creative Labs Inspire T10 Speaker System:

              So far very good. I now use these as my main composition monitors and check my mixes on the professional studio monitors.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              4.0

              Great speakers

              By nyack on the hudson

              from nyack, ny

              About Me Value Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Creative Labs Inspire T10 Speaker System:

                  Great bang for the buck

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  4.0

                  Surprisingly good

                  By Rawshark

                  from New York, NY

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Economical
                  • Small
                  • Surprising Range

                  Cons

                  • Lack Of Detail

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Computer

                  Comments about Creative Labs Inspire T10 Speaker System:

                  I'm actually using these as 'baby' studio monitors and I have to say they are performing way better than I expected. At this price point and size, they have some pretty clean mids and the bass is good enough to get a basic mix together. Highs are harsh and there is an overall lack of detail but honestly I think most people would be surprised at these little guys.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  3.0

                  Average Speakers

                  By Tim C

                  from Upstate NY

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Creative Labs Inspire T10 Speaker System:

                  The speakers are just average, nothing special. The sound has too much bass in general, and I had to set the sound software equalizer setting to the "high treble" setting in order the speakers to sound more natural. But they do work and the price was not bad.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  keeping with quality

                  By Light in the Dark studio

                  from Tortola British Virgin Islands

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                  • None so far

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Computer
                  • Mobile Device
                  • Music and Movies
                  • Office Computer

                  Comments about Creative Labs Inspire T10 Speaker System:

                  I was searching for a decent set of small speakers that I could play my phone through; and at work everyone takes turns in borrowing an older version of creative brand speakers to use with their laptop, when they have a display so I said let me try them on my phone; and I found that they gaved me the volume I was looking for a set of speakers to go with my phone; so I then decided to order a set under the same brand name. So I choose the creative lab T10 .And I was so pleased with the performance and quality in a small set of speakers that I hook them up to my main computer and didn't bother to use them to travel with, with my phone.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  Sound Giant in Combact Package

                  By Henry The Cruiser

                  from Park City, UT

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Computer

                    Comments about Creative Labs Inspire T10 Speaker System:

                    For size this combination of sound, volume, fidelity, convenience and even appearance, this speaker system is simply terrific. Retire any speaker set included with a computer package and plug in these marvels. They are small enough to position just about anywhere, the audio produced is distinctly clear at whatever reasonable distance; they look as professional and competent as they are; eminently compatible with every computer combination. A huge listening improvement in the affordable computer shop.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    Sounds great to me!

                    By EP

                    from NYC

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Great Sound Quality
                    • Quality Microphone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Computer
                      • Music and Movies
                      • Office Computer

                      Comments about Creative Labs Inspire T10 Speaker System:

                      Great speakers at an incredible price. Everything I wanted them to be, nice full sound.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Just Great

                      By Jon the Guy

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Comments about Creative Labs Inspire T10 Speaker System:

                      I work all over the place so I have to lug speakers around. These are small yet their sound is fantastic. I'm actually considering replacing the $200 computer speakers I currently have with a set of these.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      4.0

                      Good sound for price

                      By HS teacher

                      from Western Washington

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Computer

                        Comments about Creative Labs Inspire T10 Speaker System:

                        Easy to use right out of box. Good sound for price. they aren't world beaters but

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        Light-Weight/Inexpensive/Good Fidelity

                        By Paul

                        from Winter Springs, FL

                        About Me Value Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Great Sound Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Computer
                          • Mobile Device

                          Comments about Creative Labs Inspire T10 Speaker System:

                          I use my speaker system to edit recordings of the spoken word.

                          Very portable and light weight, which is good because I record in many different places. The system is inexpensive but great value-for-money because the fidelity is excellent.

                          Actually, for my purposes there is nothing I can think of that this speaker system doesn't offer. For my purposes it is perfect.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          5.0

                          sounds fine for the price

                          By mindlube

                          from New Mexico, USA

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Comments about Creative Labs Inspire T10 Speaker System:

                          Listening to them now :) solid construction and nonskid feet. Absolutely no hiss or noise. Decent enough bass. Stop hearing the puny speakers on your laptop and get these.

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                          5.0

                          BUY NOW

                          By bubba

                          from richmond, va

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Great Sound Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Computer
                            • Mobile Device
                            • Music and Movies

                            Comments about Creative Labs Inspire T10 Speaker System:

                            Big, full sound, good price. If you are looking for compact stereo speakers, this is it. You will be blown away.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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