"It wasn't long ago that I reviewed one of the best 5.1 systems on the market, Logitech's Z-680s. Of course, not everyone can afford such a system. Today, thanks to our friend's at Case-Mod.com, we are taking a look at Creative's budget-friendly 5.1 T5400 speaker system. You can expect that they will not perform on par with the Z-680s of course, but I wouldn't count them out just yet. These just may be a great value, as you'll certainly be hard-pressed to find a cheaper 5.1 speaker system.
The T5400s feature 74 Watts total RMS power with 8 Watts per satellite, 20 Watts for the Center satellite, and 22 Watts for the Subwoofer. All satellites are magnetically shielded, so you shouldn't have to worry about placing them near your monitor. The subwoofer is made of wood with a 5.25" driver and a dual flared port tube which makes for "powerful and rock solid bass" according to Creative, we'll see if that holds true. Let's get to business."