Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D
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Recieved broken cable with order, Creative trying to charge $35 for a replacement.
elizabeth quickle, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I received my order on time from Amazon. the card works well enough but it came with a faulty 12 pin cable. Tried to get a replacement and creative told me through email that i have to buy the 12 and 18 pin connectors for $35. After telling them it came that way, they said i couldn't prove that it came that way and that i may have broken it. Buyer beware. If I could get the replacement cable I deserve, it would be a 5 star purchase.
Summary: This Sound Card stopped working after one day. After trying to get help from the manufacturer it was noted that this is a reoccurring problem that they completely ignore!! Creatives customer service is the worst.
Summary: I cannot honestly say that I had high expectations for this product, seeing as it's from Creative. Their reputation in the reliability department proceeds them, and I've found it to be honest. Nine times out of ten, Windows fails to even recognize that this sound card is installed in my computer. There is no driver to be seen in the manager and there is no options for it in playback devices. I have correctly installed and re-installed the drivers to no avail.
Summary: Hands down, this is the single most worthless sound card for price I've ever had the pleasure of installing into a computer. On a good week it will only fail on me once for apparent reason. Only fix is to completely reinstall the software for the card. On top of that the sound quality isn't any better than what I get just using my generic motherboard speaker setup. So what's the point of forking over a ton of money for a silly brand name sound card? There isn't.
Summary: I was eager and excited to try this sound card out since I got the Edifier S730, a pricey but pretty darn good sounding audio system, and I do like a fair amount of bass in my music. So I hook it up to my mobo install the software, drivers all the typical goodies. I boot up and play a couple songs specifically bass tests and instantly I heard a difference in the bass. It felt chopped and rough just not good. Compared to my onboard audio the bass was smooth and even.
Summary: A total piece of junk.The sound blaster company has known driver issues with this item but refuses to update the drivers because it has been out over 8 months.When I start my pc its a gamble on if the dolby digital light will come on ,on my reciever.Sometimes it does sometimes it don't I went nuts for 3 days with it and found hundreds of complaints about the same issue over the internet forum.Yanked it out and threw it directly in the garbage can , reinstalled my...
Cannot compete with on-board sound cards of current year
15 December 2012
Summary: Auzentech, HT Omega, and then this card. Worst purchase ever. I used to have Sound blaster cards in everything until I was able to afford something better. Once making the change, I swore I would never use another SB card again. This was too a good a deal to pass up and it has been many years so I decided what the heck. I sent it back next day. No way this signal is actually tested as high as it states its output is, no way.
Summary: Did not like the quality of musical sound with this card. I do not play games which this card is obviously made for. Amazon, as always, gave me a refund and I replaced this card with a Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB audio System which is outstanding for music.
Summary: By Mark0 Where's the "0" star option? What was I thinking? I bought this card for the OPTICAL output to attach to my Pioneer VSX1021. =========================== In a nutshell: =========================== The box and marketing materials leads one to think that this card is the perfect item to use to get 5.1 digital goodness out of your home theater setup while playing games or just about anything with your PC. In a word: Not.