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: 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: 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.
Summary: Had to RMA a piece of junk Turtle Beach Amigo II that didn't work out of the package. Newegg made it super easy and even refunded the shipping cost to RMA! Ordered this the same night and it was in my hands 2 days later and I'm jamming and doing my thing again! Newegg will ALWAYS get my business!
Pros: Got this to replace the SB1040 that came with my PC, poppped it in, a few driver updates and I was back on track. Can't get any easier.
Pros: Just wanted to say to the 1D10T who claimed it took 10 hours to install, and his high tech level...ZOMG! Who cares if the drivers aren't supported in windows 7? Friggin right click the installer, and choose properties...then compatibility...then run for an older version of windows...magic...it wo...