Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD
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HiFi on a budget
26 June 2014
Summary: That's the best way I can describe this external soundcard by SoundBlaster. It may not be "audiophile" in the way that "audiophiles" demand, but it doesn't cost thousands of dollars either. For a mere $80, it delivers amazingly good sound. I bought this box mainly to archive all my old vinyl records, and for that purpose it really shines.
Excellent device. Note it has a 1/4inch headphone jack
flossdaily "I value intelligent stories with ..., Amazon
26 June 2014
Summary: Excellent device. Note it has a 1/4inch headphone jack. That was a good sign. It took a bit of tinkering with the EQ software to get it to put out the bass I wanted on my headphones. Normally I'm not one to play with ambiance presets, but just to see what it could do, I clicked on the EAX presets. I happened to be listening to some old jazz music, so putting it in Jazz Club mode seemed appropriate. The result was amazing. It added a whole new dimension to the sound.
Summary: Great sound and easy to setup. I had an asus PCI sound card in my previous PC and loved it. My old PC wore out and I got a PC with no PCI or pcie slots. The sound is ok using the integrated Realtek sound chip but not as good as the asus sound card. I bought the x-fi hd USB unit and am blown away by good it sounds! I strongly recommend this sound system.
update for my Xmod - SNR is more than i expected at the price
Rob Nelson, Amazon
10 March 2014
Summary: I picked up Klipsh image x10's from Amazon for $100 ( should have been $300 ) and noticed a hiss from my X-Mod ( never used my on-board audio ). After searching I bought the X-Fi HD USB - I had concerns that any enhancements would be software and not hardware driven. All enhancements are done through the on board ARM processor.The background hiss of the Xmod is gone - Windows is now configured for 24-bit 96,000 Hz audio - no impact on task manager.
Summary: much better than creative pcie card it replaced for sound quality & fitting keeps up with all my games the main use i have for it.I also updated great via the net.I have a windows 7 64 bit sata 6 .Pentium i 7 .
Summary: I bought this mainly to listen to music rather than movies and have two good quality Bose speakers. I am not an audiophile and even I can tell the astonishing difference between the quality of the sound produced compared to onboard sound. Took five minutes to set up. I had to remove the drivers for onboard sound entirely before it would work. I have had it a week and marvel every time I turn on the music. Great product.
Sound Blaster X-Fi HD USB Audio DAC + Sennheiser 558 Headphones
Will_R "Will", Amazon
21 February 2014
Summary: Most on-board audio for laptops and PCs is poor quality, people just don't know it. Combine that with some poorly-ripped MP3 files and people don't know what they are missing -- and it's a shame. I purchased the Soundblaster X-Fi HD USB Audio DAC to drive my Sennheiser HD 558 Headphones headphones. I looked at the market for desktop DACs and the specs on this audio processor is top quality.
Summary: I have been using it transferring my records to 24-bit audio files to burn to dvds. This matched with audacity I can produce audio files that sound almost as good as the original vinyl. I am simply amazed at the results I'm able to achieve.