Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD
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Excellent for getting more out of headphones
Sean B., Newegg
21 February 2015
Pros: This breathes new life into headphones where you need it to work on any OS, without worrying about drivers. Which is exactly what I got. 24-bit audio and a quality amp. This gets used every single day and has held up well. I haven't been satisfied with a Creative product since my Audigy2 ZS.
Cons: Can sometimes produce a loud shriek of corrupted audio on Mac OS.
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 quality is fantastic but forget the built in Phone stage - that ...
Maciej Kawalkowski "Kawal", Amazon
22 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.
Excellent device. Note it has a 1/4inch headphone jack
Amazon Customer "I value intelligent stories with characters I can relate to. I can appreciate good prose, but a captivating plot is way more important.", 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.