Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD
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While I would like an audiophile product (and intend to get one as ...
Michael W. Graves "Tech Writer", Amazon
6 November 2014
Summary: I purchased this device to replace an ART preamp I had been using for dubbing albums. The turntable is a Thorens TD700 running a Sumiko EVO Blue Point Special cartridge. The ART was functional, but was plagued with audible background noise. It just isn't up to handling decent equipment. The X-Fi does not have that problem. While I would like an audiophile product (and intend to get one as budget allows) the X-Fi has come very close to that illusion.
The quality is fantastic but forget the built in Phone stage - that ...
Maciej Kawalkowski "Kawal", Amazon
21 August 2014
Summary: use it to record LPs and Cassettes for Car listening. The quality is fantastic but forget the built in Phone stage - that is Garbage. I use an amplifier with a decent phono stage and hook up only line level signals from rec out RCA jacks.
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.
Summary: I've been following Creative since about 1999. I love the products. I love this one. I have been recording vinyl for about a month now; no glitches or problems at all. NONE. AT ALL. I recommend this device for those with PRO DJ EQUIPMENT when converting vinyl to digital format. Why? Great pro devices work well with great pro devices. However, this device will greatly enhance the audio needs of anyone that purchases it.
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.
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 bought this for a hp z800 workstation since I didn't want to install a card internally. Couldn't be happier with the quality and convenience. I did have to install the drivers to get the best, clearest sound. Without the drivers, Windows 8 Pro did work okay through this product, but there were random pops and static sounds similar to old vinyl.
Summary: The quality is fabulous, records "What U Hear (USB Sound Blaster" from internet with accuracy indistinguishable from original. Microphone fidelity far surpasses that of the sound capability on a PC. Improves the playback quality when listening to audio, too. Can be used with two dynamic microphones, one for each channel, for portable stereo recordings running completely off the laptop's battery.