Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
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Value for money 8
Sound quality 10
Ease of setup 10
Speed performance 8
Excellent All-in-One Solution
15 July 2007
Excerpt: I bought the Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music to complement my Grado SR325 + Creek OBH-1 Headphone Amplifier system, so I could enjoy the music at the best possible quality without having to endure the on-board sound card (although the nForce 680i HD Azalia sound + Realtek chip are fairly good...
Pros: High quality sound, excellent features set
Cons: Driver software on CD differs from the Auto - update
Excerpt: I managed to pick up an OEM Version of the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music from eBay for around £30 around 3 months ago. It is very easy to install, simply slot it into an empty slot and install the drivers and software. Wow! What a difference!
Pros: Awesome Sound Quality, Easy to install, Drivers easy to get, good support
Excerpt: I was a bit sceptical at first, as I already had Intel HD audio on my motherboard, and was debating the need to upgrade. However, I read so many good reviews about the X-fi that I just had to bite the bullet and try one for myself.
Pros: Amazing sound quality, great positional sound, can improve frame rates in games
Cons: Expensive, only worth it if you have good speakers/headset, may not be worth it if you already own an Audigy 2 ZS
Excerpt: I have owned this soundcard for a few months now, and even at its fairly steep price it remains one of the best buys i have made. The sound quality is simply the best most users will ever experiance, in games you will hear everything... literally.
Pros: Amazing sound quality, great for gaming, looks cool, less lag/stuttering in games, transforms music
Cons: Still driver issues and some problems in games, price may still be too steep for some
Excerpt: BRIEF: I bought this card with some Creative 5.1 Speakers (T6060). The sound quality going from standard MP3, with no upmixing, 24Bit Crystaliser and no EAX effects, to everything turned on, is STUNNING! There is no other word for it.
Excerpt: Ive been building my own PCs for a number of years and been using them since the early 90s. In all this time ive not really bothered too much with sound cards, more the usually CPU, GFX etc. But this card is a breakthrough for me, its excellent.
Excerpt: I purchased this card for £80, and i must say when i first used Media Center to play a song i was just amazed. With my speakers (Creative P5900) when you turned the bass up it began to sound like you put a pilow in front of the sub.
Pros: Crystal clear sound, improved game frame rates
Excerpt: I've used all the creative card models from the soundblaster 5.1 to this latest card, and I can say it is an amazing leap forward. Even using headphones the differnce in sound quality from the Audigy 2 is noticeable, with truly amazing effects during both games and DVD playback.
Pros: Crystal clear sound with a comprehensive software package
Cons: Features can be a bit daunting for the novice
Summary: El sonido es increÃble, totalmente nÃtido y con una ganancia de potencia espectacular, es una inversiÃ³n aceptable, lo Ãºnico que hay que recordar para disfrutar la calidad de XtremeMusic al mÃ¡ximo deben tener buenos parlantes.
Summary: El otro día hablé de unos altavoces Creative, así que hoy voy a hablar de algo muy necesario para que dichos altavoces funcionen, esto es, la tarjeta de sonido. Al igual que hay gente que le gusta las tarjetas gráficas, a mi el tema del sonido me encanta.