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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Go!
7.7 out of 10

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Go!

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Overall 10

Good for Music, OK for other stuff

Vanessa C., Newegg
30 November 2010
  • Summary: Others have noticed an increase in cpu usage while using this card. Playing the same mp3 file in WMP, here are my results: Onboard audio - 3-5% X-FI GO - 4-7% As you can see there is a slight increase in cpu usage. However I have never noticed or "felt" a difference during normal operation.
  • Pros: Noticeable improvement over on-board sound. Really shines while listening to CD, DVD or other higher quality audio files. Crystalizer adds nice effect.
  • Cons: Bloatware. Do not download or install anything expect the driver.
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Overall 10

Surprisingly great!

Anonymous, Newegg
1 November 2010
  • Summary: The 1GB memory stick feature is useful for toting the drivers around. I personally wouldn't really use it for much else, as I already have other portable drives. The read-only switch is interesing though, and isn't something you normally see in most memory sticks.
  • Pros: I initially bought this device mainly because it was a bargain ($20 after a $20 MIR), and it was usable across multiple computers. I don't have a dedicated sound card in my desktop, but I'm not that terribly picky about pristine audio quality (I'm no audiophile), and my existing setup sounded dec...
  • Cons: This device can use a non-trivial amount of CPU. For example, my ASUS eeePC 1000HE constantly runs at around 20-30% CPU usage while playing music through this device. My desktop system running an Intel C2D E6600, on the other hand, shows negligible (~1-2%) CPU usage (and I'm not even sure it's th...
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Overall 10

Great Little Device

John C., Newegg
1 September 2010
  • Summary: Tempted to carry this around and just use it on all my computers
  • Pros: Just got it in the mail earlier and after playing with it a few hours im amazed. Had a messed up headphone jack on my laptop and saw this on sale for $30 wasnt expecting much from a usb sound device but this thing is great. I actually prefer it over my Creative 70SB073A00000 7.1 Channels 24-bit 9...
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8

Almost perfect.

Dinah P., Newegg
13 August 2010
  • Summary: Love it but it also uses some proc power but its to be expected.
  • Pros: This is basically a mini X-fi Xtreme sound in a small bit size awesomeness. Once you go X-fi, youll never go back! :3
  • Cons: Almost perfect except the creative console doesnt have SIMPLE MANUAL controls for treble and bass! EH! come on creative! be smarter than that...
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Overall 8

Very Good for the price

DANIEL R., Newegg
31 July 2010
  • Summary: The Voice changing feature is very fun to play with expecially over Teamspeak with friends. Used on a Lenovo W510 w/ Sennheiser PC-350
  • Pros: I got mine from Best Buy on sale. I was very skeptical on how a usb sound card would function at first. This was better than I expected. I really enjoyed how the drivers were on the usb memory and I could just install/update from there. Although the sound quality is nothing compared to my Indigo ...
  • Cons: Sound quality could improve, but for the price, this is excellent
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Overall 8

Convenient and Effective Upgrade from Onboard Audio

Zheng Z., Newegg
9 June 2010
  • Summary: This is a fantastic replacement for onboard laptop audio for those who enjoy music and gaming on the go. Crystalizer makes audio much more dynamic and the 24bit processing of compressed audio is great.
  • Pros: - Significantly better listening experience and audio quality - Bass boost, surround, crystallizer. - Affordable - Portable
  • Cons: - CPU based processing takes up resources (but not much) - Takes up a USB port (not a very secure physical connection; easily dislodged if not careful)
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Overall 6

Not The Best Solution

Allen H., Newegg
20 May 2010
  • Summary: i wish there was another product that was just as plug-n-play but without the stutters and pops... but if you're just looking for basic audio and a quick solution this works ok.
  • Pros: in my situation i upgraded my hp laptop to windows 7 from xp and lost my audio, after trying for several hours over multiple days with various drivers just kinda gave up then a client suggested just adding an external soundcard, looked around and didnt see too many options that i liked so went th...
  • Cons: another reviewer wrote "...the music may stutter...", i have noticed the same problem. there's the occasional stutter and/or pop in the audio every few seconds. its not really all that annoying but its definitely noticeable.
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Overall 10

User Review

Jason G., Newegg
15 January 2010
  • Summary: Used these with Sennheiser headset very impressed.
  • Pros: 1.) Sounds noticeably better with games/movies A. Ambient sounds pop B. Synthetic surround C. Quality of the sounds is better and clearer. 2.) Small usb sized device 3.) No need to crack open the case and install a card. 4.) Easily transfer from multiple pc's. 5.) Price is 1/2 of the internal car...
  • Cons: 1.) None
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Overall 10

Wow, i love it

Kosoma M., Newegg
7 January 2010
  • Summary: I played James Blunt's "Your Beautiful" at 192kbps, the guitar sounded amazing, you feel like you are sitting in front of him listen to him perform live. The next test is Alicia Key's "Doesn't Mean Anything" at 222kbps, the vocal stands out but not overpowering, I can still hear the soft piano in...
  • Pros: Brought it together with Dr. Dre the Beats earbug, this little bad boy plug right into your USB port on front or the back of your PC, Windows 7 instantly recognize it and put it as default audio output device (no driver installation necessary, but in order to get the full feature of the device, l...
  • Cons: Only 2.1 output The manual looks like tourist manual.
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Overall 8

great for the buck

Anson R., Newegg
12 November 2009
  • Summary: i exchanged it once thinkin that i had a faulty card, but the new 1 has the same problem. ill try more to mess with the EQ. once i get this problem fixed, it will deff be a 5 egg product
  • Pros: comes with headphones, 1 gig flash, and can go from pc to pc. downloadable software is great. a lot better sound than my realtek onboard, and my audigy 2.
  • Cons: doesn't seem to handle bass to well. the bass in cod4 seems to come in a little distorted as well as some sounds in vent. i have a good head set(gamecon 377) and this happens. it also happens with the included earbuds and my desktop speakers.
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