Creative Inspire T3000 2.1 - bass too loud

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Who the hell over at Creative thought of cranking the bass way too
high and set that as the zero setting on this system's bass level
control? I won't go into describing what it sounds like listening to
hard rock on this. Especially if you turn the bass up a bit.

It's absolutely insane. You can get an acceptable bass/treble ratio
if you turn the bass level knob all the way down and use the
equalizer of the software you're using to adjust, but it's still a
pain. Watching movies and playing games with these speakers is a good
experience, but why can't I listen to my music without tinkering with
equalizer settings so I don't get blown away by the bass or have the
mids and highs disappear under that BOOM.

I spent only like $50 on them so I can't complain that much. My
primary concern is music (hard rock) though, not movies and games.

Are all cheap 2.1 systems like that? Should I just use my old
speakers and sell those off or is there some cure?
 
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"Pink_isn't_well" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> Who the hell over at Creative thought of cranking the bass way too
> high and set that as the zero setting on this system's bass level
> control? I won't go into describing what it sounds like listening to
> hard rock on this. Especially if you turn the bass up a bit.
>
> It's absolutely insane. You can get an acceptable bass/treble ratio
> if you turn the bass level knob all the way down and use the
> equalizer of the software you're using to adjust, but it's still a
> pain.

How close are you to the bass speaker compared with the mid-range/HF units?

It looks to me as if the HF units are intended to be close on the desk, with
the bass unit further away, beneath the desk. That would make a substantial
difference to the relative sound levels.

Tim
 
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"Tim Martin" <tim2718281@ntlworld.com> wrote on Wed, 29 Jun 2005
18:49:52 GMT in rec.audio.tech:

> It looks to me as if the HF units are intended to be close on
> the desk, with the bass unit further away, beneath the desk.
> That would make a substantial difference to the relative sound
> levels.
>

It is beneath the desk.
 
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"Pink_isn't_well" wrote in...
> "Tim Martin" wrote on Wed, 29 Jun 2005
> 18:49:52 GMT in rec.audio.tech:
>
>> It looks to me as if the HF units are intended to be close on
>> the desk, with the bass unit further away, beneath the desk.
>> That would make a substantial difference to the relative sound
>> levels.
>>
>
> It is beneath the desk.

But if it is next to the wall or in a corner, you may be hearing
increased LF response because of quarter-space or 1/8th-
space loading.
 

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I think your unit may have a fault, with my bass turned all the way down, listening to the bassiest song that I have, I can barely feel my bass driver speaker moving, and I am feeling the cone itself, not just listening.
 
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