The Creative T60 2.0 Compact Hi-Fi Desktop Speakers features Clear Dialog and Surround. Backed by powerful acoustics performance with a built-in digital amplifier and their BasXPort technology that further enhances bass performance, your desktop movie experience will be changed forever.
Above all, the Creative T60 also comes with a plethora of connectivity options including USB-C audio to your gaming consoles, a built-in headset and microphone jacks for when you need to attend an online work call, and a convenient speaker and headphones switch button that is easily within reach. There’s no better time than now to upgrade your default PC audio.
- Dimensions – Left Satellite: 147 x 92 x 199 mm / 5.79 x 3.62 x 7.84 inches, Right Satellite: 157 x 92 x 199 mm / 6.18 x 3.62 x 7.84 inches
- Cable Length – Satellite: 2.0m / 6.56 ft cable molded to Left Satellite, USB-C to USB-C Cable (Cable Length: 1.2m / 3.94 ft), 3.5 mm Stereo to Stereo Cable (Cable Length: 1.2m / 3.94 ft)
- Weight – 1.9 kg / 4.18 lb
- Operating Temperature – 0—45°C
- Power Output – 2 x 15W RMS, Total System Power: Up to 30W RMS, Peak Power 60W
- Drivers – Dual 2.75” Speaker Drivers
- Frequency Response – 50–20,000 Hz
- System Configuration – 2.0 system
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) – ≥ 75 dB
- Bluetooth Operating Frequency – 2402–2480 MHz
These speakers are not exactly slim or thin – they are slightly bigger than a half-pint carton of milk. I didn’t have to read the mini fold-out user manuals, having owned Creative products before and everything is laid out with clear labelling on the back and fronts of the main controller left-hand speaker. You get a 1.5-metre length power cable with a slide on UK 3 pin adaptor plug as well as 1.5 metres of the stretch between the “mule” left-hand speaker and the main controller right-hand speaker. Those cables included aren’t very long.
There’s one volume control dial on the front of the right speaker, along with 3 buttons underneath. I think the T60 speakers are well made for the price. The black bodies are black PVC plastic with a glossy finish at the front. Shows up finger marks easily at the front due to the control panel.
The main control panel has four connections:
- USB-C Audio – High-quality audio streaming with your laptop and even gaming consoles like PS4, PS5, and even Nintendo Switch.
- Bluetooth 5.0 – Stream wirelessly from your mobile devices directly to the Creative T60 for effortless music listening.
- Headphones / Headset – Plug in your headphones or headsets and enjoy audio or pick up a work call in private.
- External Mic Port – Connect an external microphone to the Creative T60 and hold your meetings or communicate with your team in-game.
The Bluetooth connection worked incredibly well. I find the claimed 30 metres doesn’t work well in my home, but rather around 20 metres of wireless connectivity can be achieved. It depends on the thickness of the walls where I am concerned. I can power up the speakers in a room sitting next to the room in which the T60s are placed – but if accessing from the back of the home, the T60s just don’t have as powerful a receiver as others.
Where sound quality is concerned, I am impressed. The speaker bodies don’t vibrate all that much when in use, especially if the sound is turned up to the maximum – the only visual indication over the thump of the bass from a lot of music sent through the speakers are the unprotected paper-like speakers that vibrate. It is a pity that the speakers go uncovered with the design. The bass ports are located on the top of the T60 design and they cannot be wall-mounted. The sound quality to my musical ears is generally great. I can achieve warmth and provision of great sounds as well as tinny if I want due to the adjustable tone. I would advise however to use pre-set sound settings that devices like Apple phones or iPod 5G might provide instead of just relying on the T60 speakers themselves.
Tone brightness is very easy to achieve though and quite precise. Reliance on just the speakers and a fixed sound from a device can only go so far. To achieve the best sound quality, I find the usage of distinctive sound patches boosts the original sound value. I like using my iPod Touch 5G sound settings for example. I find Apple’s “acoustic” and exclusive-to-the-iPod-5G “Live Music” settings are particularly expressive from the Creative T60 set.
Overall, If you are using the Creative T60 2.0 Compact Hi-Fi Desktop Speakers with a computer and placed permanently, Creative can be proud of a speaker set system that largely delivers on its promise without being too costly to buy.