May 21, 2003
Ok, so I read Tom's review on a few creative speakers (I-Trigue 3550) and he said the bass was centered around the "80Hz" range which is the DISCO range. Can someone explain what exactly this means? Does the lower the Hz range mean the bass can produce lower bass "THUMPS"?

What's everyone's take on the I-Trigue 3550? How does creative speakers generally compare to other speakers? (altec lansing, Logitecg, etc...)

To answer your question, yes the lower the Hz, the more the bass "thumps." In fact generally stuff that is below 20 Hz you will not hear, only feel. (Note that just becuase you send a 19 Hz signal to your amp, doens't mean it plays A 19 Hz signal, but that is another complicated thing). The thump is caused by the air the speaker is moving, at lower frequencies the speaker moves more, thus moving more air, thus the thump. Generally bigger speakers are more capable of reproducing the lower frequencies.

Anyways if you are just asking if the speakers will still produce deep base, yes they do. Sure a 15 inch subwoofer will produce deeper bass, but really those speakers produce great bass.

I have owned several sets of speakers over the years, personally I think the Creative and Logitech are better for the price, especially in lower end sets ($50).

This was another post of mine, for someone asking about speakers:

I can not stress the importance of a decent set of speakers. I started off by buying one of those cheap setups with 4 speakers and a sub woofer for like $20. I don't think the difference between that set and the two speakers on monitor could even be measured, much less heard.

I have one of each of these:
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I purchased the Logitech set locally at BestBuy for just under $50, the Creative Labs set came locally from CompUSA, again just under $50.

Both these speaker sets have an unbealivable amount of bass, you would think you had a 12" subwoofer hooked up (Bass can be adjusted if you don't like your desk vibrating). Both, in my opinion, are crystal clear, they reproduce sound just as good as anything I have heard. Both systems are capable of playing at very loud volumes without distortion.

Now, what I think is different, the Logitech set, I think, is capable of producing a little more bass than the Creative Labs set, most likely due to the larger sub.

The Creative Labs set has a wired remote for volume and bass, which is a huge plus. If you use it, you will like it.

Both these sets are made by well-known companies, and can be picked up at local stores without breaking the bank.

For reference too, my Logitech set is roughly 2 years old, and the Creative set is coming up on about a year old, still no problems.
That 80 Hz might not sound low, but that speaker is capable of playing lower frequencies and will produce a good "thump" sound.

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