Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
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Big Sound Project
7 November 2011
Summary: By Frank Kowalski Long ago, I would settle for small pci sound, even though for my better rigs I would buy soundblaster, such as the AWE64. That's a long time ago). They delivered richer sound. I then stuck with soundblaster, throughout their pci series, and through Live!
Summary: By LarryBoy I purchased this sound card primarily to record sound on my new HP desktop loaded with 64 bit Windows 7 professional. I was disappointed to find that the "what u hear" recording option that was available on my former windows XP system was not available with this card and OS combination.
Summary: This card has worked perfectly from day one.
Pros: This sound card is a ton better than the on-board sound card. The card has many setting that let you tweet the sound. On some games this card has the ability to add echos and 3d effects. It makes games sound awesome. In FPS games you can hear the bullets whiz by your head. In a role playing game ...
Don't buy it if you plan on recording internet streams
7 April 2010
Summary: By Charles@Brooklyn When this product was first introduced under Windows XP it was able to record internet streams. When the drivers were updated to Windows Vista and Windows 7 the "What You Hear" option was NO LONGER INCLUDED.
Summary: By K. Hyder "AtTheOcean" I bought this card to take in digital audio from the TOSLINK port into a sound editing program. Although I could hear audio through the card, the Creative applications provided with the card (and the ones I downloaded from Creative's website) refused to find the card in the...
Summary: By Timothy Bochard "Software Engineer" I purchased the PCI-e version of this card about a month ago when the built-in audio circuitry on my motherboard quit working. Sure wish I had done this sooner!
BUYER BEWARE, SB1040 / 70SB104000000 - NOT AN X-FI CHISET CARD, DECEPTIVE MARKETING
10 May 2009
Summary: By InnerSquare "InnerSquare" Nice sound, optical in and out, cheap, BUT, as I later found out AFTER purchase, as I saw no disclaimer nor information indicating otherwise on any vendor sites nor the Creative Labs site, this is NOT a true X-FI chipset card, a cheap knock off branded as an X-FI.