Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD
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A steal for $80
Chris Aanensen, Amazon
28 August 2013
Summary: Let's get the negative out of the way first. I wasted part of two days trying to get the provided software to work on my Windows 7 PC. I went to the Creative website to find this device and get the latest drivers. Couldn't find it. E-mailed Creative, and they did respond the next day and said if it's not listed, go waaaaay to be bottom, where in tiny, miniscule lettering, it says "click here" if device not listed.
Summary: I purchased this primarily to record my vinyl records. I works great. It has a built-in preamp so I didn't have to hook my preamp to it. Sound is great after the enhancement features in the software. It was well worth the price. I can't rate it 5-star because of the plug-ins for the mic and headset, because it uses adapters for the larger plugs.
Comments and instructions on how to use a great device
Paul Emmerich, Amazon
1 September 2012
Summary: This is a great box for high quality playback and digitizing of LP's. However, make sure your system meets the requirements. These can be found on the Creative web site at the following URL: [...] Choose the Specifications tab and find the system requirements near the bottom. If you are still considering the X-FI after checking system requirements, this review covers the following areas: 1) The results obtainable for playback and phono cartridge recording.
Summary: Here's the quick and dirty verdict on this product: it is like a love-hate relationship. But currently we're dating and making beautiful music together, so to speak. Here is our personal history: the relationship worked perfectly on the first day (albeit with the "what you hear" echo described elsewhere); the second day was an absolute nightmare (the music sounded like the Chipmunks; Creative's software did not bring up its "jukebox" Mixer that allows you to ID the...
Makes audio off my Thinkpad W520 tolerable at last
Billy Hollis, Amazon
13 May 2012
Summary: Business oriented laptops like the Lenovo Thinkpad W series seem to be cutting corners on audio. Inadequate hardware, low volume, bad drivers... clearly, audio is no longer a priority. Lenovo no longer even puts a sound output port on their docking station, so I was constantly switching speakers and headphones in the single available headphone jack.
Summary: I have a KVM between a MacMini and Win7 pc. I connected it to the USB port of the KVM and I got to use it for both devices. No drivers needed for both Mac OSX lion and Win7. On the OSX lion, you just have to select the sound output from the system preferences to output to the new soundcard.
Summary: After describing the X-Fi HD to a couple of friends I think it's worth mentioning this is not a USB recording interface - at least not in the same class as dedicated products by PreSonus, M-Audio, Tascam, and others. The X-Fi is an external sound card with bundled software to play music, games and video, as well as to record from external audio sources and transfer cassettes and records to digital.
Terrific replacement for built-in audio on a Win7 64bit Alienware
W. C. Bryant, Amazon
9 August 2011
Summary: I've read and wholly sympathize with the reviewers who are reporting problems getting this product to work on their Win7 64-bit machines. Whether I'm the lucky exception to the rule, or they are the unfortunate minority is less the issue than the reality that some (but not all) folks with that operating system are having problems. In my case, everything went off without a hitch.