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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Notebook
7.6 out of 10

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Notebook

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Overall 8
8.0

Creative X-Fi "Hear it to believe it"

CHAITHANYA P., Newegg
21 April 2012
  • Summary: "make sure to use the express card from selecting it from the playback devices in your volume control." Buy will full confidence you wont regret it---that's my thought
  • Pros: Well my laptop's 3.5mm jack was damaged and I was looking for a express card to usb,than I found this Creative X-Fi for notebook,I have read some reviews and thought of taking a shot.I was pretty excited when I got it,and when I started using it for the first time I was totally amazed!! Read no f...
  • Cons: ->well I am little disappointed with the sound coming from my laptop speakers after installing the sound card. ->you should know exactly how to control it,plenty of options(I consider it as a con as everyone who use might not have knowledge of how to exactly use the features through creative cont...
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Overall 8
8.0

vast improvement over onboard audio

pablo l., Newegg
13 November 2009
  • Summary: my main thought is that Creative made this unnecessarily complex. the audio merits of this little card are indisputable - the sound quality is SO much better than the onboard alternative.
  • Pros: * greatly improved audio quality compared to on-board audio (on a Lenovo Thinkpad X200, which admittedly has a disgraceful amount of built-in hiss). and *that* is a big pro, since that is what this card is all about.
  • Cons: * vast array of bloatware and unnecessary complexity added to audio setup (hey i just want to listen to better quality music through my speakers, and just tell me how to easily record stuff - isn't that the primary objective of a sound card?) * setup is not explained as easily as it should - afte...
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Overall 8
8.0

best of class

Gerald B., Newegg
11 July 2009
  • Summary: I wish there was version that could be put in internal lappy slot. I tried network-style streamers but they are just not reliable, and require a network of course. Have so far found no network interference issues.
  • Pros: I bought this for the wireless feature. Its silly people complain about it having it, its the main reason to buy it. It offers little else over a lappy with decent headphone sound. I tried other ways to get wireless, this worked out the best (maybe only acceptable). Now I can play music from lapp...
  • Cons: My main issue is I just cant get it to play perfect with Itunes(vista)-minor hiccups, no matter what I try. No problems with WMP. I have never been impressed with how Itunes runs on windows. Installation can be a little iffy but still overall is best choice for wireless audio.
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Overall 8
8.0

better than wifi?

Gerald B., Newegg
8 December 2008
  • Summary: I still may try a wifi solution (like Linksys music bridge), but some of those only support on station, or have other issues. If there was a wifi solution that provided transmitters for other sources (they are all just receivers so you always need a computer to be source) and multiple stations...
  • Pros: excellent audio quality, including wireless. Supports at least 4 receiver stations.
  • Cons: wireless range not as good as Xmod, maybe 20ft and 2 walls indoors. (xmod almost 2x better). At medium range if your hand covers card, or you move laptop, it will interrupt. No legacy receiver compatability (you have to buy new receivers). But the new receivers (not included in this package) ARE ...
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