Reviews and Problems with Creative Live! 24-bit External
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Works With Windows 7
12 September 2011
Summary: I have had this external sound card for several years, using it on an old win XP desktop primarily to record streaming audio. I now have a high end Windows 7 laptop that doesn't make it easy to record streaming audio. Much to my surprise, Creative has a Windows 7 driver on their website for this old piece of hardware. I have been testing it out with Audacity, and so far it works fine.
Summary: I got this as a way to use sound on my server. After I got done with the audio I needed it for I decided to test its capabilities. I hooked it up to my tv and media players (DVD player, Xbox, ect) and set it up as a surround sound system. It has worked beautifully for the past couple years. This is a very nice device in a small box.
Summary: This is my second external sound card over several years, which speaks of its durability. My current card is a few years old and works very well. The operating and editing software is excellent.
Summary: My comment is a question. In the recording section of the mixer is there a slider that can be activated that is named "What U Hear"? The internal version of this sound card has this option and I would like to use this USB card with a laptop if it has the "What U Hear" option.
Summary: I bought this as an add on to my computer since I purchased a set of 5.1 Creative surround sound computer speakers. I hooked it up, it installed the few bits of software, I changed the settings and I was golden. Surround sound. Only qualm: some times it's finicky and doesn't always like to remember the setting I had it on, so I need to go back and re-apply it. Other than that, I am completely happy with the external sound card.
Summary: My internal sound system was crackling and hissing even after a new board was installed. If I had known about this external system I would have gotten it and saved some money. The sound is fantastic and I have a much better volume control with the manual settings on the unit itself plus the regular controls on the monitor. It has other features that I don't use so I can't comment on those.