Creative Inspire T7700 speaker system

Building on the value and performance of the Inspire line, the Creative Inspire T7700 speakers incorporate a two-way speaker design in the three front speakers and are priced at only US$149.99. This same unique two-way design will be incorporated in two other additions to the Inspire line-the 5.1 Creative Inspire® T5400 and the 2.1 Creative Inspire® T2900.

The Creative Inspire T7700 is designed to deliver stunningly accurate discrete 7.1 positional audio when paired with the Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS, but can also be used with any 5.1 or 6.1 sound card for an enveloping audio experience. A tweeter and mid range driver in the system’s three front speakers work in harmony to create rich tonal balance between highs and mids, ensuring accurate, crystal clear audio quality. The side satellite speakers offer smoother pans and pinpoint accuracy from the latest EAX® or Microsoft® DirectSound® 3D games that is unavailable in 5.1 solutions. In addition to the seven speaker satellites, the Creative Inspire T7700 speaker system includes a high-quality reinforced wood subwoofer with a 6.5″ long-throw driver and a dual flared port tube for deep, clean bass from PC games and DVD movies.

Delivering 92 watts RMS power and 125 watts of total system power, the new Creative Inspire T7700 speaker system is equipped with Creative Multi-Speaker System (CMSS®) technology, an innovative EAX multi-channel up-mixing functionality for an enveloping surround environment. CMSS dramatically enhances the playback of 5.1 or 6.1 audio soundtracks and music files across the full 7.1 speaker configuration.

The feature-rich Audio Control Pod included with the Creative Inspire T7700 speaker system integrates an M-PORT

Product Review

It sounds like a Sonos, but the Beam pulls one trick none of its siblings can

Sonos makes really good surround sound speakers for home theaters, but they’re expensive. A cheaper model with great sound would be a win. The Sonos Beam is that speaker, but were too many corners cut to make a more affordable product?
Home Theater

Still listening on tinny, muffled TV speakers? Try one of our favorite soundbars

You no longer have to sacrifice sound for size when selecting home audio equipment. Check out our picks for the best soundbars, whether you're looking for budget options, pure power, smarts, or tons of features.
Trash

The best noise-canceling headphones paint your music on a cleaner canvas

Drowning out the sound of babies, jet engines, and the outside world isn't as difficult as it seems. Here are the best noise-canceling headphones, whether you're concerned with style, comfort, or sound.
Trash

Still listening on tinny, muffled TV speakers? Try one of our favorite soundbars

You no longer have to sacrifice sound for size when selecting home audio equipment. Check out our picks for the best soundbars, whether you're looking for budget options, pure power, smarts, or tons of features.
Computing

AMD Ryzen CPU prices get slashed ahead of Ryzen 3000 release

AMD's Ryzen CPUs have had their prices slashed as we edge towards the release of their third generation. Whether you're a gamer or someone who needs multi-threaded performance, there's a deal for everyone with some heavy discounts to take…
Computing

The number pad on HP’s Chromebook 15 makes spreadsheet work a breeze

HP's Chromebook 15 comes with a 15.6-inch display, a metal keyboard deck with full-size keys, and a dedicated number pad, making it the second Chromebook model, following Acer's Chromebook 715, to be suited for spreadsheet work.
Computing

AMD’s 2020 Ryzen CPUs could have a big boost in power efficiency

The sequel to AMD's Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 CPUs is slated for a 2020 release and when it arrives, could leverage the new Zen 3 architecture to deliver impressive gains to performance and power efficiency.
Computing

Worried about your online privacy? We tested the best VPN services

Browsing the web can be less secure than most users would hope. If that concerns you, a virtual private network — aka a VPN — is a decent solution. Check out a few of the best VPN services on the market.
Computing

Gaming on a laptop has never been better. These are your best options

Gaming desktops are powerful, but they tie you down to your desk. For those of us who prefer a more mobile experience, here are the best gaming laptops on the market, ranging from budget machines to maxed-out, wallet-emptying PCs.
Computing

Here's how you can download the best free music players for your Mac

Tired of your Mac's default music player? Take a look at our picks for the best free music players available for your Apple rig. Whether you're a casual listener or an audiophile, you're sure to find something that fits your needs here.
Computing

Want to make calls across the internet for less? Try these great VOIP services

Voice over IP services are getting more and more popular, but there are still a few that stand above the pack. In this guide, we'll give you a few options for the best VOIP services for home and business users.
Gaming

Transform into the ultimate leader with our tips and tricks for Civilization 6

Civilization VI offers both series veterans and total newcomers a lot to chew on from the get-go. Here are some essential starting tips to help you master the game's many intricacies.
Computing

The iPhone’s Screen Time and Siri Shortcuts could land on Macs this year

For its desktop computers, it appears that Apple may continue to draw from the iPhone for inspiration. iOS 12 features, like Screen Time and Siri Shortcuts, are believed to be making their way to MacOS this year at WWDC in June.
Computing

Dell slashes prices of XPS 13 and Alienware 17 laptops in latest promo

Dell's latest promotion will score you big savings on the XPS 13 or the Alienware 17. The stylish XPS 13's discount is for $430, and only the rose gold model is on sale, while gamers who choose the Alienware 17 will save $860.