Summary: Works well but installation can give issues on Windows 7 x64. Works best with xp or Vidta. I currently own two of these devices. Works very well with Logitech 5.1 speaker system with extra cabling. Currently considering buying speakers and cabling for my Windows 8 machine with this device in my kitchen.
Summary: Works perfect,low price for quality sound.Nothing can be compared to this one at its price range. Again,Creative proves its status by producing reasonable products since SoundBlaster was made.This one can be used as either notebook or PC sound card to improve quality of integrated sound cards. In addition,external audio cards are always better then integrated because they don't absorb inner noise of motherboards.
Summary: I got this extra sound card for its flexibility..I can use its optical out to transfer music to my minidisc recorder/player or any other personal player without needing computer software. I can attach a microphone to it or even a tape deck or record player..even my mobile phone. I connected it to my home stereo for watching videos or listening to music.
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 for laptop
2 January 2011
Summary: Stylish and compact design. I bought it to use with my laptop and 5.1 speakers and the sound is great for this price. No problems with drivers for windows 7, but its installation was too long. Works perfect with all media players I use.
Summary: It doesn't do everything an internal card would do in a desktop, but as a laptop replacement or tool for recording from a mixer, this gets the job done. With all the outputs and sleek black look, it is great for "docking" to your desk at home or if you're an audiophile on the road who has to have something better than on-board sound. Go for this, and just like any Creative Product, never lose the Driver CD!!!!