We have tested the T4 wirelessly (Bluetooth via Android smartphone), wired and on optical. As expected, the best sound quality was obtained while the system was connected at the Sound Blaster ZxR both wired but also on the optical interface. If potential buyers are still using a Realtek onboard solution, we would recommend making use of the optical interface so the quality of the audio material will be rendered by the internal sound card of the speakers themselves.
The multifunctional control pod is also quite useful and allows us to connect a headset when not willing to use the speakers (most probably during night time). It also supports NFC, Bluetooth connection with audio announcement when the pairing procedure can be done.
Thanks to the large subwoofer and the SLAM build, the low frequencies are pretty punchy and depending on the size of the room we will place the speakers in, we might sometimes lower the bass intensity a bit. Do not be fooled by the size of the satellites which might seem too little at first; these can deliver quite a bit of highs and do not distort at higher volume levels.
Not near the pod at the moment? No problem! Creative has also included a wireless remote which has all the necessary control buttons on it for easy access.
Some people would say that setting up the T4 implies a lot of wires; this may be partially true but we can easily route them behind the subwoofer and our desk most of the times in order to avoid cable clutter.
The Creative T4 Wireless 2.1 speaker system is not the cheapest one around, and can be found online for about 300 Euros.
Creative T4 2.1 Wireless Speaker System is Recommended For:
We would like to thank again to Creative and Royal Computers for making this review possible!