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alaScore 79

230 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the CREATIVE SBS380 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 230 reviews)

User Reviews  

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great speakers


i didnt buy it at newegg, but got it for cheap at a local store. for your average user, they are a great buy.

creative labs brand, so you know its good. great sound quality, plays music really loud without any noticeable distortion

its only 2.1. also, when watching movies with the sound cranked up all the way, during silent parts i hear a slight static sound, not really noticeable though

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Disappointed with product and am returning it.

Cheap, plus they come from a name brand company so they must be good right

Wrong. Speakers entirely underwhelmed me. Even for the price, I was expecting much more. The bass is muddy and drowns out the weak satellites. Also, the subwoofer emits a constant low but audible humming sound when it's just powered on. Pretty annoying

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Great System for the Price


Like others have said, if you want more power for your sound, look for more expensive units. These are mainly for people who want great sound, but don't want to spend too much.

I got this from my local store for about $20. As cheap as the system is, you get the best bang for your buck. It is only 12 watts, so don't expect it to blow your pants off like a 200+ watt system would. Great for watching movies. Both speakers connect...

None really


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I did not purhcase this from Newegg, but found it locally. I was looking for a cheap set of speakers for the kids' computer and that's what I have with this set. It does the job though. If you are not an audiophile and just looking for a simple 2.1...

An inexpensive speaker system

An inexpensive speaker system. Annoying wiring set up. Wiring to short

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Using onboard soundcard, still sounds ok, some pops.

Lots of bass, loud enough for you

Good enough if you need speakers for the first time

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Creative SBS380 12 Watts 2.1 Speaker


very nice system for the money. clean sound and nice bass (unless you want to rattle the keyboard off your desk). plenty loud enough if you're by your desk

Somewhat short cords

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Cheap speakers


you get what you pay for. seemed like the best deal for the $, maybe it still is. will be contacting creative and/or newegg for RMA.

low price, decent subwoofer, small profile

left speaker worked for a little while, now very inconsistent performance (cord needs to be jiggled, unplugged, etc. to work)

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Good sound for the price


I got these so we can actually hear the laptop. Those internal speakers weren't getting it done.

The sound quality is okay and the price is hard to beat

You won't rock the house with these but hey, if you want to blast yourself out go for more watts

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Perfect Office Speakers


It would've been nice to have a seperate sub-woofer volume control, but what can you expect for the price. If I wanted something like that, I'd look to pay much more and since it's just for the office... not gonna do it.

Size of the speakers and sub-woofers make it the perfect speakers for desk at the office. The sound is just right so that you don't go blowing away your cube neighbor (or maybe not)

None that I can think of

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Logitec Speakers


when I say high volume i mean really high, so if you don't need these for the volume these are ur speakers

Great sound qualiry for 30 bucks, you can really crank it

A little bit of pop and crackle at very high volumes, no bass control, distorted bass at high levels

Product Specifications

Compact and stylish, Creative SBS 380 gives you high-quality audio performance beyond your expectations, thanks to its two in-built satellite speaker drivers. Its wood subwoofer with built-in port tube and 4" driver deliver rich, deep bass that enhances your music listening pleasure. Slim and compact, SBS 380 also comes with front panel power, master volume control and headphone out for convenience. What's more, enjoy fast and easy connectivity to your PC, notebook, MP3, CD player or other external digital audio devices with its simple set-up and installation. For a superior 2.1 speaker system that gives you value for your money, look no further than Creative SBS 380.


Manufacturer:Creative Technology
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Creative SBS

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Audio System Nominal Output Power:12Watt
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Response Bandwidth:40 - 20000Hz/45 - 20000Hz
Speaker System Configuration:2.1-channel
Speaker System Type:PC multimedia speaker system