Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1
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Creative Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1: Outstanding performance for the days it came out.
28 August 2009
Summary: I bought my one of my PC 's 4 years ago. The Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 Platinum was the best sound card on the market back then. It cost 134$ and nobody wanted to buy one because they did not see the point in spending more money on an audio card. Anyway I spent 2500$ on the PC and another 134$ did not seem that bad. I had no idea what good it was. After installing it and plugging in a few speakers I felt reborn. There was no better sound card on the market.
Summary: The Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1 is the newest and greatest edition to the excellent line of sound cards Creative Labs produces. The SB Live! Platinum 5.1 has all the features you could ever need. Whether you download and listen to music, play games, make midis, or plug in keyboards and microphones to sing this sound card has it all. Sound Blaster Live!
Pros: listen to music with quality, gaming functions (EAX), make midis
Cons: good fast computer will show the true singing of sound blaster 5.1
Summary: · Creative Live Drive II with IR The Live Drive II is a panel, that slots into a spare 5"1/4 slot. Its main feature is to allow connection to your system with a variety of different I/O connectors. It's also got the ir sensor, to use the remote control with. The connectors on it include PCM S/PDIF In and Out (RCA/Coaxial Jack) Headphone Out (1/4" Stereo Jack with Volume control) Line In (1/4" Stereo Jack, shared with Microphone In) Microphone In (1/4" Jack with Gain...
Pros: Remote Control, Front panel Hook-ups with live drive II, Good software bundle
Summary: It was a landmark birthday for me recently (I’m not telling you which landmark though) and some of my friends clubbed together and bought me this soundcard, mainly because it allows optical recording to minidisc (but more on that later). I’ve already used Creative soundcards – in fact I replaced one (a Live! 1024 Value 1024) with this new card.
Pros: Lots of inputs and outputs, Loads of software, Good sound
Creative Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1: SB Live! Probably the best so far
29 August 2001
Summary: I recently purchased a Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1 in an auction from the States and shipped it over to the UK where I live. This worked out cheaper after paying the import duty I found, as long as you can pick up the item at a good price. I paid £129 including import duty. On getting the product I installed it straight away, after I had repaired my power pack after a recent lightening strike.
Pros: Good quality, probably the best on the market, Easy use and setup
Summary: Having recently had my stereo blow up I decided to invest in a SBLive Platinum instead of forking out for a new stereo. It has by far exceeded my expectations. The LiveDrive is by far the most multifunctional piece of hardware on my system. It allows me to record to my portable MiniDisc player with optical output (Even supplying a new digital optical cable, £20 new). The software for doing so is very useful; freezing the system while it’s recording to prevent jumps.
Pros: Variety of Input/Output, Software, Sound Quality
Cons: Could be over powerful and pricey for an average user
Creative Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1: The ultimate sound card?
20 May 2001
Summary: While CPU's and video cards lead the industry in publicized hardware, the sound your computer can deliver is also being realized as an essential component to the power a system can deliver. As sound becomes more and more important, several companies have joined the fight for the position of leader in the 3D Sound realm, Creative, the long time standard in audio, being one of these companies. With the introduction of the Live!
Summary: Creative done it again, with this unbeatable sound card. The sound is of exceptional quality and clarity, especially when used with one of the Creative 5.1 speaker systems. If you are wanting your DVD's or games to sound Cinematic then this is definately the card for you, and at such a budget price, you can't really go wrong. I have had this sound card for around six months and have never been happier with the sounds coming out of it.
Pros: Web site Support, Cinematic Sounds, Easy Installation
Creative Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1: Cool card shame about the bloatware
23 March 2001
Summary: I recently bought this card as i was looking for a good PC speaker system for playing games. This was my first choice as it had real 5.1 sound and it had eax extensions which make games much better. One of the main features was the price of what you get in the package which was extermly good value. You get a good high quality surround sound card for a desktop PC user which isnt industry standard but isnt a normal standard sound card.
Summary: I needed a new sound card as my SB Vibra 16 had seen better days. I looked around at the different cards on the market, and initially wanted a Videologic Vertex 2. I then saw a very positive review for creative's new Live! 5.1 dolby card and took a short trip to Electronics Boutique in Oxford Street, London. A quick price match at an affordable £56; piss-easy installation and great sound even with my crappy stereo speaker system.
Pros: clear, crisp sound, Dolby 5.1, affordable
Cons: need 5.1 speakers to get best results, rear channel blew after 3 months