At just 9.1x7x14.1 cm, the Creative Gigaworks 2.0 speaker system is tiny enough to fit in the most cramped desktop. The mesh grills of the HD50 are attached to the unit by six magnets and are removable revealing a 2-inch ,driver and 1-inch tweeter. To eliminate the subwoofer the HD50 comes integrated with BassXPort technology. Unlike other speakers, the HD50 has just one controller, which is the volume knob placed at the base of the right speaker. Turn it on and you'll find a fancy blue ring encircling the knob. The rear of the speaker includes various sockets, such as the power connector and AUX-in with the provision to connect your left speaker.
While you have the choice of connecting your iPod via the AUX-in, you can also attach Creative's Docking Station X-30 (sold separately) to your iPod. The HD50 though small, is loud and can handle music at full volumes without any kind of distortion. It was particularly good at handling treble and vocals. Dance and rock music did not sound that good as there was a slight loss in detail, while bass and drums sounded rather soft. Though the Creative Gigaworks HD50 is a decent speaker set it couldn't deliver when it came to tracks that were heavy on bass and drums.As an audiophile you would like the speakers to perform in all fields especially when you are paying a premium.