Summary: It sounds great, there's no audio hissing even on computers with shoddy usb ports. This soundcard likes to disconnect sometimes and randomly though. It does not occur often, maybe less than once per week but it's annoying. You have to disconnect it and plug it back in.
Summary: I needed an outboard DAC for my laptop that I could plug into my stereo in my bedroom. The laptop DAC was probably fine but the switching power supply for the laptop produced a high-pitched whine that would intrude onto the analog audio out.
Summary: I will keep it around just because it beats having to reboot the OS from Windows 7 to Windows XP 32 just to use the Audigy 2 ZS Platinum, but the specs seem kind of disappointing, and I really would like to be able to record both channels on my condenser microphone.
Pros: A very nice card if you have nothing to start with and need an 1/4 inch jack. I upgraded from an Audigy 2 ZS Platinum with terrible drivers. This card is very user friendly. The drivers work with Windows 7 64 Bit no problem, and it produces nice sound. It's very portable and convenient.
Cons: Although it's listed at 96 KHz which some would argue is better than the 192 KHz and it's probably more than I will need, it seems almost a downgrade from the 8-year old Audigy 2 ZS in that sense. 2.1 Audio is also a downgrade from the 5.1 Surround Sound on the 8-year old card but that was also e...
Summary: Pros: Works in Ubuntu 12.04 without any extra work. Cons: I can't get it to work with JACK (a high-performance audio server) Benchmarks: My motherboard's built-in audio has latency of < 78 ms (using the default pulseaudio server).
Summary: Decided to write this review to hopefully answer any queries anyone may have.
The creative X-fi back last year, was one of the best DACs out there with very good value for its performance, conducting some tests with RMAA, I found that it has good 18 bit performance and true 16 bit performance...
Pros: Good specs, clean sounding throughout, connectivity
Summary: You can adjust the following in place of an EQ: The Surround setting sounds like simulated fake surround sound. (Who wants that anyway?) The Speaker setting is simply a bass boost... Smart volume...not sure about that Dialog Plus....enhances the vocal of stuff.
Pros: Better than on-board sound. Crystalyzer is nice but inconsistent.
Cons: NO EQ settings. Contacted Creative. The THS TruStudio PC is in place of an EQ. Apparently they think its not necessary. In my experience, the "Crystalizer" option cranks up the bass and treble to make the sound "better". I does sound better, but nothing like a properly set EQ. I am constantly hav...
Summary: Good quality soundcard BUT... the card has stereo audio and optical DTS outputs, and stereo LINE IN and microphone inputs, which is fine, EXCEPT that the LINE IN and the DTS OUT share the same sockets so you can't do both at the same time... how crazy is that?
Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD Sound Card - Buyer Beware
L N Bampfield, Amazon
23 January 2014
Summary: This card is billed as a replacement to previous X-Fi Titanium SCs and for the Z series. The Sounds are great and the drivers show none of the problems associated with the earlier versions as regards to Windows 7 Drivers. Unfortunately, this version is a hybrid.