Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
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Sound card can only be installed with driver disk; online driver incapable
5 September 2012
Summary: You cannot find a working Creative driver online for this sound card so you must have the disk in order for the driver to install at all. I've scoured the internet and not even drivers from 2008 worked. I went to Frys to repurchase this card so that I had access to the disk. For the price, the trouble might not have been worth it.. As of now, it is working just fine.
Summary: It's a pretty decent sound card. I'm having troubles with Windows 7 x64, every now and then there's a "click" coming out from speakers. And sometimes when I use the optical line in with my Samsung Led TV it hangs out with a loud interference noise that won't go unless I restart my computer. It could be a wire problem and haven't tested it yet, but I think it's the Win7 driver.
A great addition to your laptop; perfect for gamers and stereophiles!
4 August 2012
Summary: This sound blaster allows for layered, full sound. Its accompanying software proffers user-friendly features for the sound's customization, as well as for recording input. The card's only downside is that it gets quite hot after a while, which may be problematic if your laptop is not well ventilated.
Summary: The product is amazing. The sound improved from a punch less bass and weak treble to a great sound. I also had issues with maximum sound with default (and realteck drivers). This problem also got solved. The Creative drivers are a bit of pain though. The default drivers for this device with win 7 work fine but do not give additional features available with Creative driver distribution.
Summary: I like the fact that it offers a solution to have digital ins and outs on the 3.5mm plug. I also have the riser which separates the 7.1 channels which is good for my Logitech speaker setup. The sound is stunning, Another great creative product. Disadvantages or annoyances: This doesn't play or enhance the internal speakers of your laptop. This runs completely separate form your laptop audio system if your laptop has on board sound. Also it used Express Card 54.
Summary: Attributes: I am using this in a studio environment and it is a charm. Using VMWare I run older editing software and it presents no problem. Recording is being done in Windows 7 64bit and the result is very high quality. I have not encountered any of the problems that I have read on other posts, especially on the question of setting up. But them I'm a tech.
Summary: For the music buff looking for a quality sound card delivering awesome sound this card is for you without breaking the budget. This card uses the same audio chip set used as in all of the X-Fi lines but does not have gaming capabilities and is meant for pure music. Excellent product in it's class and I have used it and Creative's higher end X-Fi Extreme Music card.
Pros: Perfect for music, modest price and easy installation. Awesome sound.