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Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D
8.9 out of 10

Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D

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Overall 8
8.0

Works well

Joel S., Newegg
10 April 2014
  • Pros: I bought this card only for the Optical out. Bonus is the front panel controls, much better than the on-board audio. I installed this card in a HTPC to connect to my HT receiver, easy install, and it actually auto changes my receiver's settings depending on what I am watching.
  • Cons: Once you attach this via optical the software is useless, the card simply sends what the source codec is with absolutely no control over the sound. Connected vai multi connector 3.5 surround speakers, and I was able to control almost every aspect of the card. Not an issue since it sounds great, b...
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Overall 8
8.0

Sound Blaste Rcon.3-D

James E., Newegg
17 March 2014
  • Pros: the creative Sound Blaster recon 3-D. The quality sound good. I have used it for about eight months now with no problems at all. I would recommend buying one if you're going to go with 5.1 surround the sound when gaming is incredible you can actually here your enemies comeing
  • Cons: the only thing I wish was for better knobs. On it other than that it is an excellent soundcard you just got to be careful with the knobs on it.to not turn them too hard.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Buy

Gabrail Meishaide, Amazon
18 February 2014
  • Summary: This was a nice buy my only disappointment is that it can only do 5.1 quadrophonic sound, would have been even nicer if it could have done 7.1 then that would have been lovely.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great For Gaming , Okay for Music

Mathew W., Newegg
16 November 2013
  • Summary: For Music: Surround 5% Crystalizer 100% Base:10% Crossover frequency 110hz Smart Volume: off Dialog Plus: 35%
  • Pros: Gaming is Great can hear every detail and Movies too. Interlace is well done.Drivers are good.
  • Cons: Your Music will have way to much base you have to change the settings to get it to sounds great my settings in Other Thoughts.
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Overall 8
8.0

The sound card is a beast

Jacob S., Newegg
29 October 2013
  • Pros: I have to say that this card gives out the best sound that ive ever heard, especially for gaming. Huge upgrade from my onboard Realtek audio. the software for the card is easy to use and understand.
  • Cons: Price is a little high but you pay for a good product
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Overall 8
8.0

Amazing sound!

Michael Nguyen, Amazon
10 September 2013
  • Summary: I'm not going to say much about the sound except to say that Creative has a long history of being the leader in this part of computing. More and more motherboards are building on-board sound. These codecs are decent, nothing really compares to a dedicated sound card. And creative delivers.
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Overall 8
8.0

Get it

Joshua C., Newegg
24 August 2013
  • Summary: To those with 7.1 HD audio ports on your motherboards, this really is a step-up in the better direction, it outperforms any motherboards built in audio functions easily.
  • Pros: This sound card is amazing in multiple ways. Its able to dig deep and bring out the sounds in a much clearer way that going to get you all excited inside.
  • Cons: I felt it was a little pricey for a sound card.
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Overall 8
8.0

A thorough product thanks to the front panel and to the included microphone

ravoalavoson, Amazon
22 August 2013
  • Summary: Embedded Intel audio of my mainboard presented an annoying conflict with the video card + serious ergonomy issues when switching from speakers to headphone. Everything got OK after the change (software, driver, front panel) and an interesting dolby interface.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Myles J., Newegg
24 July 2013
  • Summary: Other than the mounting bracket, there is nothing else wrong with this card as far as I can see. Would recommend.
  • Pros: The card is awesome, Ive been wanting a soundcard for a long while, haven't installed it yet, but i am looking forward to getting this all set up.
  • Cons: Only Con I can find right now, is the mounting bracket was a little bent out of shape, don't know who it happened within all the packaging, but it will be easy to straighten out.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great alternative to Dolby Headphone amps

Creative
17 June 2013
  • Summary: By Christian G. Rivera Pros: + Affordable wired alternative to the DSS, with mic capabilities (which the DSS lacks for everything but Turtle Beach headsets) + Low noise floor compared to the competition in the affordable price range (excluding the Headzone) + Software (computer required) has many...
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