Creative Labs Creative A550 5.1 Gaming Speakers System

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While the price on this setup cannot be beat, as it is one of the least expensive sets of 5.1 speakers you are likely to find, you have to make some sacrifices to save that money. The primary loss here is in terms of power as this set has 5 watts RMS of power per satellite and 12 watts RMS to the subwoofer. Compare that to something like the Logitech Z906 speaker system with 500 watts RMS of power and you can quickly see that this one simply cannot begin to match up.

With that in mind, however, these speakers still sound good and offer up acceptable volume levels for the price. There’s a wired control with these speakers which lets you adjust volume and turn them on and off without reaching for one of the satellites. You do not get as many input options on these speakers as other models offer, but considering the price for this setup that’s not a major issue. The one-year warranty on these speakers is pretty short and though they are well-built, the drivers aren’t covered by metal mesh or other protective materials so you have to be careful with them.Rating: 4/5

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