Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD
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Perfect. This is so much better than the integrated ...
Tom Austin, Amazon
14 November 2014
Summary: Perfect. This is so much better than the integrated Realtek on my Dell XPS 8300. It is like night and day. I wish I had bought one of these years ago. Nov. 26, 2014 After using the device for a while, there is one thing I think they should have done differently. The device doesn't directly support a 44.1KHz sampling rate, which is the sampling rate used by CDs and MP3s. That means that you have to resample when you play CDs.
Summary: As an audiophile I've been looking for the right solution since I do not have room in my case for an additional card. i was skeptical about a USB sound card but I went ahead and bought this and holy cow I was instantly blown away. The fidelity is great when you plug in a pair of nice phones. Even my nasty computer speakers have been hitting notes and frequencies they never did before. If you are looking for a great stereo DAC then look no further.
Summary: Pros: Nice gadget. between Hi-Fi and Hi-End, pleasant retail box, Nice look, easy to install. Good sound, S/N ratio seems to be as declared. Now you are free from various internal PC bus noises. CONS: 1. +15% CPU load on some laptops 2. No native ASIO driver available 3.
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.
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...
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.
Great sub $100 DAC, can be a pain to set-up though
25 December 2010
Summary: There are not many reviews for this product, so I am going to go ahead and write a fairly in-depth one. Like other reviewers, I only got this because it is a high quality DAC (digital to analog converter) in the $100 price range. I am not ready to shell $300+ on a DAC yet. I may use the recording feature in the future to rip video game music, taking advantage of the SPDIF in port. When I do I will update this review.
Summary: There are two paths One can take in evaluating this product: (1)As an easy way to add a DAC/Headphone amp to my Sony Vaio and Audio-Technica headphones that also is under $100 and easy to set up. By theses metrics, this is the best bang for the buck I can think of in quite some time. You can have this up and running in minutes, or take an hour to get one's "geek on". If you go "geek" bear in mind, the support is generic. (2)An equal of other audiophile DAC/amp options.
Summary: Granted if you buy cheap - you get what you pay for, but invest in a mid-range sound card such as this you get more than what you pay for. Creative have always been market leaders with audio. OK if you pay even more for something dedicated to sound production you pay through the teeth and get better quality and functionality, such as an AVID system. However I'm on a budget, so Creative offer great value for money.