Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blasteraxx SBX 8
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Nice sound, average value, so-so Windows 8 support.
Kevin Nicholls "jaded, aging hipster", Amazon
10 December 2012
Summary: While I adore my Lenovo Thinkpad W520, from day one, I've hated the internal speakers. They were tinny, and clipped, and... awful, hateful, terrible speakers. So, I've mostly used headphones or earbuds. Getting the SBX8 was kind of a treat. On Windows 8, I was pleased to see that the SBX8 didn't seem to want anything from me when I plugged it in. The OS seemed to understand what I had plugged in, and everything seemed fine until I wanted to play sound.
Summary: At $100, the Creative Soundblaster Axx SBX8 is a great portable speaker to bring on the road. But it does have some limitations that might make you question whether it's worth the investment or not. The SBX8 is small - not much bigger than a soda can. Setup worked fine out of the box on both my Macbook Air and my desktop, with the software downloadable from Creative's website for additional effects.
Good Solution If You Are Disappointed with your Laptop's Mike and Speaker
Joseph "jck09", Amazon
7 December 2012
Summary: Summary: This is a pretty good choice, but only if you want exactly what this product offers. It's a very compact combination speaker and microphone that plugs into a USB port and uses USB power. If you're unhappy with the microphone and speaker on your computer when making internet phone or video calls, and want something compact, this will do the job.
Summary: Got this with a lot of anticipation, after getting it I immediately made a skype call and my friend on the other side told me they could hear the clicking of the fan on my computer. Moved the device everywhere, turned on cancellation and utilized the Noise cancellation... no change. Playing with the software helped some. The sound released from such a small speaker is crisp and nice.
Summary: We gave our previous little speaker away to a friend and needed one for the kitchen as my wife likes to have some music on while she's cooking. Happy wife = happy husband and all that :) Anyway. This one looked like it would serve the functionality of both being able to play music and also if she needs to take any calls while she's cooking. Couple of limitations: 1. Requires USB power cable to work.
Summary: Standing at approx 6.5"and 3" wide, this speaker is basically a plastic tube covered in fuzzy fabric. The touch controls on the top light up when it's connected to a power source - in my case my laptop - via the USB cable. The sound is okay, but no better than the built-in speakers on my laptop, so I was disappointed as I had expected a really loud sound from it.
Summary: Creative Sound Blaster Axx SBX 8 is the smallest of the 3 SBX's. As such there should be a clear market for such a small speaker. Sadly I can't think of one. Surely if you are big on sound to the point of spending clost to a hundred pounds you may as well choose Sound Blaster's superior, larger models (or surround speakers of course). The Sound Blaster also wants to be what the soundbar is to surround sound, an average imitation of the real thing.
True plug and play but the sound quality is only average
21 July 2012
Summary: The SBX8 is the smallest of Creative's new range of Axx devices, said to combine Creative's expertise in sound processing and loudspeakers in one. The Axx range are all hexagonal columns of varying size, containing stacked speaker drivers and the latest sound processing chip. I have mixed feelings about Creative products; the original SoundBlasters were THE sound card to have in your PC back in the 90's for gaming and music.