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9.3 out of 10

Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D

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Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D

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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

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. Installation is a breeze. Pop it into the slot and pop the controls into your front bay. The two cables that run between are barely long enough to connect the two.
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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. The only minor weakness is the s/n, not so good on specs, but it's unnoticeable in my condition of use.
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Overall 8
8.0

great card

liteman2255, Ebay
4 March 2013
Overall 8
8.0

Sounding off

Grantherum, Amazon
7 February 2013
  • Summary: So... In rating this product I had to go by the following criteria. 1) Functionality. 2) Appearance. 3) Features. 4) Cost. As far as most of my criteria, I would have to rate it at a full 5 stars. It functions great. The card does what it is supposed to, and does well more than what I actually need it to do. The sound quality is wonderful, at least for my untrained ears. Appearance wise, it is also quite well put together.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for gaming.

Moonjo, Amazon
4 February 2013
  • Summary: I was getting tired of the popping and hiss I was getting from my onboard sound. Now almost any dedicated sound card is going to sound better than onboard sound, but I chose the Recon3D, and specifically this model, because of the front panel ports. I was pleasantly surprised when I found there were more to the front panel than just the obvious jacks for headphones, mic, and RCA out.
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Overall 8
8.0

Creative Recon 3D

Creative
26 June 2012
  • Summary: By crash Moving from a PCI Creative Extreme Music, I chose this one because of the dedicated headphone jack that enables me to switch from 5.1 to headphone via software without switching cables in back. Although it is newer it lacks the expansion capabilities of the older creative cards, in other words you can only have either 5.1, Stereo (2.1) or well headphones.
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Overall 8
8.0

Love this sound card, mostly

Creative
6 June 2012
  • Summary: By Rebecca Morn "Technowitch" I've been using Sound Blaster products for years and years now. Early on, internal cards. Later, I switched to their USB X-Fi models. When I built a new computer last autumn, at first I used the ASUS motherboard's Realtek embedded audio which wasn't bad. Unfortunately, it wouldn't do one of the things I want most: The ability to output simultaneously to desktop speakers (Logitech 2.1 THX) and a Sony Pro-Logic 5.1 surround stereo system.
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Overall 8
8.0

Love this sound card, mostly

BeccaM "Technowitch", Amazon
5 June 2012
  • Summary: I've been using Sound Blaster products for years and years now. Early on, internal cards. Later, I switched to their USB X-Fi models. When I built a new computer last autumn, at first I used the ASUS motherboard's Realtek embedded audio which wasn't bad. Unfortunately, it wouldn't do one of the things I want most: The ability to output simultaneously to desktop speakers (Logitech 2.1 THX) and a Sony Pro-Logic 5.1 surround stereo system.
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Overall 8
8.0

Almost perfect

Creative
11 May 2012
  • Summary: By Cozfx I upgraded my X-Fi card for this one due to some weird hissing and CPU issues with the X-Fi. The hissing was only in one speaker and would come and go without cause. I assumed it was interference from the video card (GTS250X2) I'm not sure if the shell on this Recon3D card helps but the hissing is gone. I have dual quad xeons and the processor would jump to 15% when I jacked in the sound from my DTV box. No hit at all with the Recon.
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