Creative - what's in the packaging
The packaging of the S2 Creative
Is not great at all, even a little disappointing to say. Its weight is more or less as we would expect from this 2.1 set to consider. When the package is opened, the system is securely packaged with a nylon coating on the speakers, and a cardboard that protects the bass unit.
- External Power Supply with 3 Adapters (Universal Fit)
- Master Bass
- Pair speakers Satellites
- Basic user guide
As you can see, the bass unit consists of a DC connection connected to the power supply input, and a single RCA connection to the secondary speaker connection. Also, behind the bass unit is a dial whose function is to determine the bass volume. The main speaker is connected with a hard cable and can not be disconnected. The main satellite speaker, which is permanently connected to the bass unit, contains a dial to control the volume (turn it all the way to turn off the speakers), a stereo port for connecting headphones, MP3
For example). Also, from the main speaker comes an audio cable that is connected to the computer's sound card for transmitting the audio signal.
The system connection is very simple, all you have to do is place the speakers, connect the power supply, and the secondary speaker to the bass unit. Connect the cable from the main unit to the sound card on the computer, and connect the power to the power supply.
Even before we connected the system, it is hard to hide the fact that we were a little disappointed in the size and design of the speakers. The design and size are very reminiscent of other models of the Inspire series (which are sold at a lower price), a series with a design line that has been preserved for years and begins to look a bit outdated. After initial placement in the work environment (so that the bass unit is placed on the floor), and connecting to the sound card, we turned on the S2 for initial testing. After a brief adjustment of the bass volume, we started with a hasty listening to identify the salient points of the S2 sound. The initial impression we received was not positive, the bass sounds somewhat plastic, the intermediate frequencies are too short and sound hoarse, and the high frequencies sound somewhat metallic without sufficient detail. This is not the quality we expected to receive from 2.1 at this price level. However, it is clear that speakers
Do not always reveal their true skin at first listening, so before we went to a deeper examination of the S2's skillful abilities we let them work a few more hours.