Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster 5.1
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Great upgrade for music or gaming enthusiast who wants better sound quality
10 May 2014
Summary: This sound card is very similar to the one I had on my Dell Laptop. It too was an SB X-Fi sound card, but it was not compatible with the computer I just bought. This card has all the same features, plus it has a remote control and volume control on the card itself, it is able to utilize 5.1 Surround Sound, and it uses USB, so it is will work with nearly any computer.
Summary: Product works well, but takes a while to boot up computer with added drivers and software. I have used a external card similar to this one on another Windows 7 and Windows 8 machine. I will most likely continue to use this product for my home media systems.
Summary: The sound card on my laptop failed. The manufacturer said they could replace the motherboard for several hundred dollars. Since I'm not made of money, this wasn't going to happen. I not only needed playback capability, I also needed duplexing capability. (What Creative Labs calls - What-U-Hear.) Many USB solutions did not have this option. This sound card has provided everything I need and then some.
Summary: I bought this because I wanted a usb sound device to take between my two comps that was better than onboard sound. Well, it sounds better overall but, it pops loudly when coming out of hibernate and when booting and shutting down. My onboard does not. Headphone usage is disappointing as the sound sometimes clips or stretches out sounds longer than they are supposed to be. I would not recommend this.