I have been upgrading my desktop computer and monitors constantly over the past 10 or so years, but the speakers have always been an afterthought. I have had the same old 5.1 Creative set for ages and they have served me well.
Why I didnt upgrade the speakers sooner, I will never know!
The T40s arrived today in a modest box and were easily urwrapped and plugged in. The finish is lovely in gloss black and the controls have a very solid quality feel. The speaker-to-speaker wire is long enough to span my two 22inch monitors with a little to spare. Others have said the audio input lead is a little short but at 2m is long enough to reach my tower on the floor from the top of my desk twice over.
I went straight to Winamp and played a good range of my favourite music and was very very impressed. So much so I decided to share my experience on here (Orbital is still playing very loudly as I type). The sound hits you like a 'proper' set of speakers and gives you that 'oh.. thats what this is meant to sound like feeling'.
All in all I cant recommend these highly enough. If you have been listening to music through the same old PC speakers for years I urge you to upgrade, your ears will thank you ! ... your neighbours may not.