Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D
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Only the Astro A50's compare, and not at this price
30 January 2014
Summary: By Jordan Scott I now own two of these headsets and can confirm their quality. Pros: + 8 Hour Battery Life + Rich deep bass -- Better than any other headset I've ever heard (Due to 50mm speakers and li-ion battery not holding back) + Beautiful clean (not sharp or tingy) highs and a solid mid-range.
Summary: This card works perfectly, I have an old (Early 90's) receiver with Dolby 5.1 and digital inputs, this card sounds awesome. If the price seems a little high, just pony up a few more bucks and buy it!
Summary: By Frederic E Kemp III My Soundblaster Audigy did not make the transition from my old rig to my new one. After 8 years it was time to upgrade. I had read a ton of reviews trying to decide what card to go with. The one thing that tilted the balance was the front control panel, and I just so happened to have one empty slot left in my Cooler Master HAF 912. Install was easy on Windows 7 64-bit Pro.
Summary: By Joel I have built all my machines for the last 20 years. As I got older and more busy, I became more dependent on onboard audio/video. I grew tired of how high I was having to turn my receiver up to get LOUD. I figured the s/n ratio on my Asus mother board wasn't going to be the greatest. It did well for the last couple year but I sit here fully amazed at how this sound card sounds. The DL processing on this card, in my opinion is unbelievable.
Summary: If you exclude the price than this is a pretty good usb sound card. when i first tested it out on my pc i was amazed, it made my 10 dollar teknmotion headset sound better, just think about what a more expensive headset will sound like. It also worked on my xbox, which made my gaming experience a lot better as i can hear a lot more around me.
Pros: way better than on-board sound card, nice features
Cons: expensive, big, can get a better soundcard for the same price non usb
Summary: I've been in the market for an external sound card for my Mac Book Pro Retina and nothing comes close to the quality of this product. There is no doubt that there is a significant sound difference from the built-in sound card and the Recon3D when it comes to gaming or listening to music. I highly recommend this product for any Mac gamer seeking an external sound card.
Pros: -Comes with just about everything you need in terms of wiring, -Aesthetically pleasing, the blue glow is nice looking, -Easy hook up to PC/Mac
Cons: -Too many wires needed to hook up to a game console, -Stereo output as opposed to true digital output, -Can't imagine anyone would spend the money on this when they could buy a decent pair of wireless surround headphones for the same price give or take
Great gaming sound card, not meant for audiophiles.
27 September 2012
Summary: By freeman I purchased this sound card for my new gaming m-atx rig. I knew from the start that this sound card wasn't designed for audiophiles. The sound it produces is 100x better than onboard sound without a doubt, but compared to other sound cards within this price range there are better alternatives. Alternatives such as Creative's own Titanium HD, which I also own.