Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD
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Software causes BSoD and system lockout
Shayn Nelson, Amazon
2 April 2014
Summary: I bought this to go with my nice new pair of audio-technica headphones. However, installing the device's software caused my PC to blue screen, and completely lock me out of my PC. Booting into safemode and removing the driver was the only option. After complaining directly to Creative, I was told to go to their product page where they have "Detailed instructions on how to fix the BSoD with their software" and was met with the dumbest back-and-forth instructions that I...
Broke after four months and wasn't even that great when it was working
Amy Valerio, Amazon
19 February 2014
Summary: I'm a transcriptionist, and I bought this to use with my headphones for work. I was hoping to get better audio so that I could understand recordings that were poorer quality. First off, installation was a headache, but that's because I have a Mac and this is not technically compatible with Apple products (though, thanks to some googling, I was able to finagle my computer settings to get it installed).
Pros: Small compact, usb power, adequate inputs and outputs, control software fine.
Cons: Not acceptable for the mobile dj b/c the outputs are not loud enough to give any bass. I have a 250W amp and tried to drive my powered 15" subwoofer. Woefully underpowered, I thought my powered subwoofer had went bad until I plugged my cd player into the same inputs as the sound card. The sound card is only .25 the power as the cheap run of the mill cd player
Summary: I'm inclined to believe Creative deliberately made their labeling confusing, as the rest of their X-Fi products have multi channel support. I suspended my policy of never buying Creative products due to their dubious drivers, and this is what I get...stay away from this unless you don't like your sound devices to have features and capabilities. Or I guess want to record, but there's better products out there for that already.
Pros: It has a high SNR, 114dB. That's pretty good.
Cons: Only supports 2.1 audio. Seriously? Not stated on the box anywhere. It's going back to the store immediately, because a $100 2.1 channel sound card is so far away from what I wanted it's not even funny.
Summary: It came it and tried to put my Steelseris headset in the front outputs and there was absolutely nothing there! There were holes but nothing for it to get plugged into like what the hell is up with that? So i returned this. (I got this from somewhere else/Regret) GET SOMETHING ELSE THAT IS BETTER Its worth it to just get a more expensive sound card trust me you'll kick yourself over this piece of garbage
Pros: -Ok sound for money -Better than nothing -works on multiple devices such as home theater
Cons: -horrible drivers -not as great sound for what it is -no inputs for USB mics - I GOT THIS WITH NO FRONT OUTPUTS ?????
Summary: This is a fairly new product without much info. I hope my rant will save some MAC users $100 and frustration. Buy from another company that actually has mac drivers (m-audio).
Pros: Read other reviews, SQ is pretty good
Cons: No MAC support! The only thing that works is the MAC's usb to headphone output on the sound card. If you want to use the other inputs (optical and phono) there's NO way to select them. There's no physical switch to select the different sources. You need to use the creative drivers to select. But those drivers don't work in MAC. You will NOT be able to use any of the inputs. You might as well buy a $20 usb sound card with no extra inputs.
Out dated hardware and software dispite the so called "Windows 8 Ready" stamp
Robin Levingstone, Amazon
10 February 2013
Summary: I have returned this card, I had it for 3 weeks and it never worked properly with windows 8 despite trying numerous drivers etc. I will admit that It sounds great once its working but it never ran smooth. when I turned on my computer I NEVER had sound till I switched modes, and the whole concept of switching between 3 modes can be a pain in the ass to get working properly with games or music.
Summary: If you are thinking of buying this card you might want to look closely at its abilities. The card is one of the most exspensive on the market but its stereo output only so if you have a 5.1 speaker system you will not get the front rear control, the software that should give this control has not affect so pretty useless. The software installed with the card did not work with Power DVD 10 Ultra and it would not let Power DVD open.
Summary: Basically i bought this to upgrade my XtremeGamer sound card and its nothing compared to that, few Things you cannot do and thats use both front panel and speakers at the same time unless u use a audio splitter and if u use a headset make sure its compatable with the card because you will get bad high pitches sounds constantly even if you have a sound blaster headset you better check, this device is very Prone to picking up interference from my Graphics card, basically...