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Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D
8.9 out of 10

Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D

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Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D

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Overall 2
2.0

don't waste your time

Bud "dvaudio", Amazon
28 March 2014
  • Summary: pure garbage. it does NOT support soundfonts or midi, like ALL prior SB products do, and when I installed the updates, the computer would not boot. Just a bios error beep. This product is also discontinued...I'm not surprised.
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Overall 2
2.0

Box not opened

Martin L., Newegg
11 September 2013
  • Summary: Ordered a sound blaster ZxR that have more features and support DTS Connect via optical output, at a great price here at NewEgg.
  • Pros: not too exepensive
  • Cons: I saw before opening the box that this card optical output is able to do ONLY dolby digital live and NO dts connect. I return the card for a refund.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not Happy

Gerald D., Newegg
31 August 2013
  • Summary: I'm sure some may snicker that I used this card to replace an Audigy. The only reason I was using an Audigy was because my X-fi Platinum had died. The X-fi Platinum was an awesome card until Win 7 64 bit was released.
  • Pros: Price-$79. Looks nice.
  • Cons: Software is buggy, and freezes. Sometimes the software does not detect the card. I know this is not an audiophile grade sound card, but I expect music to sound better than the 10 year old Audigy it replaced. This is after multiple installs of the card, and the software, including the latest relea...
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Overall 2
2.0

Stay away

Alex M., Newegg
1 April 2013
  • Summary: I didn't purchase this card from NewEgg, otherwise I would've been able to return it (nothing but awesome customer service from NewEgg) - my local retailer wouldn't take it back, so I'm just trying to warn others.
  • Pros: Easy install (no surprise with PCIE), sounds good (when it works)
  • Cons: This card doesn't work reliably. Sound crackles and pops, right and left channels cut in and out to the point where it is almost unusable. Have made a full run of attempts to correctly disable motherboard audio settings, load latest drivers, etc - also installed the card into a fresh build. Probl...
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Overall 2
2.0

Crackling sound

Elizabeth R., Newegg
27 March 2013
  • Summary: Windows 7 simply doesn't work well with integrated sound cards. Go strictly USB or all your games will drive you crazy with crackling sound. Days of troubleshooting and reading hundreds of comments resulted in nothing.
  • Pros: Music sounds nice.
  • Cons: Sound crackles and there's nothing anyone can do about it. I thought creative labs were far past these types of issues...
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Overall 2
2.0

Junk

Joshua M., Newegg
12 March 2013
  • Summary: Worst money I have ever spent. Will never buy another product from Creative again.
  • Pros: Sounds good when it works.
  • Cons: Bought this card for Battlefield 3. This card crackles and pops on just about every other map in Battlefield. DO NOT BUY IF YOU ARE RUNNING SLI. Still waiting on a fix from Creative. Their customer service is non existent. The crackling is so bad I can't even play. Just pulled this brick out and ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Not working for me.

Romondo A., Newegg
11 March 2013
  • Summary: I'm not sure if its because I have this in a 8x slot ( my 4x is being taken up by my fat graphics card. or maybe The slot has too much wattage ) or what but This card is so bad. I spent from 7pm until 11pm just setting it up and trying to make it sound right.
  • Pros: Very nice looking. Came with everything I needed. Very easy Set up. Not too bad of software.
  • Cons: Software doesn't have everything I was hoping for. For starters I can't adjust my bass. I have a slider but even on low my Bass every heavy and I turn Bass off, same thing still very loud. The man reason it gets a 1. My headphones have the worst popping and beeping noses ever. its very very annoy...
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Overall 2
2.0

Buggy, intractable product

John G., Newegg
15 February 2013
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: ASRock Extreme9 X79 had difficulties recognizing card. Once recognized, sound was weak, garbled, uneven despite install/uninstall of several different drivers & four different PCI-E slots. PCI-E 3 suggested in manual (p.22) for Creative Sound Core3D 7.1 CH HD audio and Broadcom gigabit lan via th...
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Overall 2
2.0

bad

John S., Newegg
15 January 2013
  • Pros: looks great in case
  • Cons: bad sound, unnoticeable bass, horrible software
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Overall 2
2.0

junk

tim l., Newegg
14 January 2013
  • Summary: i have 29 sound card that sound better then this junk card
  • Pros: none
  • Cons: junk sounds so bad really bad
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