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Creative A550

Creative A550
alaScore 86

168 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 168 reviews of Creative A550. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Computer Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Computer Speakers the Creative A550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Creative A550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Creative A550 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Computer Speakers on Amazon.co.uk.

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Creative A550 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System for PCCreative A550 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System for PCCreative A550 Wired Active

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Creative A550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Creative A550 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Computer Speakers on Amazon.ca.

75% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Joel M. (newegg.com)

Failed After Three Months

 

Creative's RMA process requires shipping the item to them at your own expense.

Excellent sound. Low price point compared to similar other-brand speakers.

The speakers lasted three months. They will power on but will not produce any sound.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Dan L. (newegg.com)

Terrible performance

 

My previous set, Logitech X-540, was far superior. They eventually died (op-amps, I might repair them now). This A550 leaves a bitter taste in my mouth for Creative's products Troubleshooting the unit I unplugged it from the computer and it just buzzed...

cheap

Everything else. The Bass module (main control) continually hums and pops. Speaker design doesn't allow for hanging the speakers. And not that I owe this set, I will say they are ugly. I would recommend not buying this set (or creative)

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Adam A. (newegg.com)

awesome for the price

 

If you need some speakers for watching videos/movies or listening to music, and superb sound quality is not a concern, this is a great choice. I use them at work; my co-workers have commented that they look nice and the music is clear. I would not...

Great price. Good (not great) audio quality once you get the balancing setup properly. The bass speaker is actually a lot better than expected. I had to turn it all the way down because I immediately got complaints from the next office over. I would...

The default sound settings (or at least where it started on my system) sounded horrible. I had to play with both the Windows sound settings and the sound card settings (Realtek, built-in on the mobo) for an hour or so to make it sound even OK. I then...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Jason O. (newegg.com)

Average Disposable Speakers..

 

Wouldn't buy this model again; Spend an extra $50 bucks off the start. Out of RMA window when they stopped powering on and not worth sending in. Any of the GigaWorks line 2.0/2.1 will sound better than this 5.1 system; they don't perform hardly at all...

- Creative products have always seemed to have above average quality/reliability in the past. - Easy setup - Nice finish

- Lots of interference from outside sources (thought I was hearing things at first). - "Surround" speaker cables are too short to do anything with. - Dead within 2 months. Wouldn't power on.

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Average Disposable Speakers..

 

Wouldn't buy this model again; Spend an extra $50 bucks off the start. Out of RMA window when they stopped powering on and not worth sending in. Any of the GigaWorks line 2.0/2.1 will sound better than this 5.1 system; they don't perform hardly at all...

Creative products have always seemed to have above average quality/reliability in the past ; Easy setup ; Nice finish

Lots of interference from outside sources (thought I was hearing things at first) ; Surround" speaker cables are too short to do anything with ; Dead within 2 months. Wouldn't power on

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

It is very okay

 

This system is okay. It is a great, inexpensive way to increase the viewing experience of a small area such as a bedroom. However, it is just annoying enough that I wouldn't feel comfortable recommending it.

It is a very nice looking system right out of the box. It is easy to set up, and has very detailed instructions for anyone who needs them. The sound is decent, but not spectacular

There are a whole lot of small issues I have with this system ; Speaker wires are not very long, requiring a small area to set up in (my bedroom was almost too large) ; The gloss finish is a fingerprint magnet ; Cords are not detachable and, therefore,...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Vincent J. (newegg.com)

It is very okay

 

This system is okay. It is a great, inexpensive way to increase the viewing experience of a small area such as a bedroom. However, it is just annoying enough that I wouldn't feel comfortable recommending it.

It is a very nice looking system right out of the box. It is easy to set up, and has very detailed instructions for anyone who needs them. The sound is decent, but not spectacular.

There are a whole lot of small issues I have with this system. - Speaker wires are not very long, requiring a small area to set up in (my bedroom was almost too large) -The gloss finish is a fingerprint magnet -Cords are not detachable and, therefore,...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Good Speakers

 

I have been buying Creative speakers for over a decade now and decided to get these for my wife. I was disappointed the 7.1 channel set wasn't available.

Creative is a reliable brand; Good Bass; Clear sound

Length of speaker wires

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Bob0734 (newegg.com)

Very nice speaker system

 

Loud and clear. It's not enthusiast grade audio, but it is loud in the computer room. Easy to set up

No cons to speak of at the moment

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Denise F. (newegg.com)

"AMAZING PURCHASE" Update

 

I own an ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 and I felt like I needed a better system than some stock Gateway speakers to do the card justice, and boy was I right! (as stated before)

-5.1 setup -Adjustable subwoofer volume -Wired remote for easy volume control -Sleek look and amazing sound! -LOUD AND CLEAR (as stated before)

At one point only the front left speaker really was full range, and I'm not sure what caused that but it stopped. The rear speakers are a joke they never work, and when you do have them working, there's an echo heard. I've gone though every possible...

May, 2014
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Product Specifications

Configuration

AirPlay: No
Real Dolby: No
Remote Control: No
Subwoofer: Yes

Connectivity

Android Docking: No
Apple Docking: No
Audio Line-In Interface: Yes
Bluetooth: No
Signal Input:Analogue
TYPE OF DOCKING: No
USB: No

Energy Information

Battery Powered: No

General Features

Construction:Multi-Part Speaker Set
Signal Connection:Wired
Speaker Type:Active
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