Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
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Works for me.
Scott J., Newegg
10 January 2015
Summary: This card has gotten a lot of negative reviews, mostly involving driver issues. The updates work just fine, the card installed with not a single issue. I wonder if some of negative reviews were due to a lack of knowledge or perhaps expectations that were set too high.
Pros: This card does exactly what it is meant to do - deliver sound. I've been using it on and off in several different builds and never had a problem, not a single one.
Summary: Good for trying to upgrade from bad mobo sound. Not so good if you are looking for the best.
Pros: Great range and can deliver with the updated drivers It works well clear sound all setup works from stereo and headset modes to the 7.1 channels
Cons: Does not have the power to drive high impedance sound drivers for high end speakers, so you are going to have to spend more for that. Does not actually use True X-fi Suffered some interference on the low 15-45 Hz range. Could vary from card to card. mobo to mobo.
Summary: I really like this card. I had it in a PC of mine for 7 years until I got some issues with it. Bought the replacement here, and put it into the box (as I rebuilt it and passed it along to a friend). Great sound, drivers were challenging at times (was on Vista), but seems better on Win 7.
Pros: 7.1 - great fidelity. Comes with a nice suite of utilities/apps. Line in/Mic functionality (nice for recording instruments).
Cons: Had some challenges with Headphone usage and this card. Seemed to conflict as dual use sometimes.
Summary: Before you buy a sound card, go to Creative's website to ensure that they have drivers for the particular card for your particular OS. They have it spelled out in easy-to-read, tabular form.
Pros: Runs perfectly fine on Windows 8.1 for me. The first time I tried to install the driver, it told me that it didn't recognize the card being installed. I didn't change anything, but just tried it one more time and it worked... *shrug*. But it's worked like a charm since.
Cons: While better than the motherboard audio, the sound quality is not as good as my old SB XFi Titanium Fatality Pro. The sound is not quite as rich and the EAX effects, etc aren't as powerful. The basic software is kind of dated and doesn't offer as many options as I would like, but this is a common...
Summary: This is sound card is awful simply awful. I have owned it for over a year now and never once got it working correctly. There is random static for no reason caused by the bad drivers that they use for this card.
Pros: it plays sound
Cons: No driver support, online support is cryptic and useless, 7.1, 7.1 true, and 5.1 don't work, wont allow doulby decoders, barely works, random static from bad drivers
Summary: I took a chance and purchased this elsewhere used for half the price. I don't see how people can say S/PDIF optical out does not output 5.1, because it does. I purchased this specifically for XBMC since my on-board S/PDIF TOSLINK optical was Realtek and XBMC does not like Realtek S/PDIF.