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8.5 out of 10

Creative X-Fi Surround 5.1

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Overall 10
10

Must have if you have a 5.1 or 7.1 Audio System

WiseShopper, Amazon
9 May 2014
  • Summary: I have a Vizio 5.1 audio system and I wanted to use my computer to play music and videos. I needed a way to receive true 5.1 sound from my music and movies. My audio system tells me when it detects a 5.1 source. This usb sound device gave me awsome sound for a very good price. It was easy to install, simply plug it in and install the software from the cd. Then I connected an optical cable to it and to my audio system.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Sound, Great Software, Unpleasant Design Flaw

purudaya, Amazon
16 April 2014
  • Summary: The Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro is a high-quality, great-sounding external USB soundcard. In addition to the drivers, the equalizer software is pretty top-notch and allows you to really fine-tune the sound getting piped out to your speakers/headphones. Two flaws, one small and one big: first, the front of the device has a built in blue-LED light which I found frustratingly bright-distracting.
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Overall 10
10

Works great with mac or PC

Amazon Customer "nahoon", Amazon
11 April 2014
  • Summary: I was worried it wouldn't work without a mac driver, but seems to be plug and play, just changed the settings for input/output on my mac. I'm using this between a sound desk and my macbook and its dramatically improved the sound quality of mp3 playback from my mac through the PA system.
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Overall 6
6.0

Popping Sound

Dennis Ian Aspinwall, Amazon
21 March 2014
  • Summary: The sound card is good... When it works... Ill start off by saying that i work in the world of pro concert audio, and have worked with many ($1000) sound cards before. so i disnt expect much from this...There is a software glitch (the drivers that run the card..not the card itself) that makes the sound card produce a popping sound when started up. The drivers said that they were compatible with windows 8.1, so I don't believe that there was a compatibility issue.
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Overall 2
2.0

DRIVER PROBLEM!!!

leiyiting01, Amazon
9 March 2014
  • Summary: Warning, This product could only work with driver provided by the attached Disc. The driver downloaded from Creative's website will not work at all, it keep saying that couldn't find the correct device. The original driver is really Horrible!! especially when you hook it with a SPDIF cable.. everything goes wrong, e.g. Could NOT adjust the volume from computer, Driver freeze after Hibernate... If you are gonna use the analog output, this product is decent.
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Overall 8
8.0

Goodfile audiophile sound reproduction

Philip G Sodemann, Amazon
4 March 2014
  • Summary: OK. This is an initial review for I just got it. Basically you plug the thing in the back of your computer (notenook) on the side with a USB cable (the cable also powers the unit.). Then use the inputs and outputs of the device to hook up an amp or a 5.1 surround sound receiver. Or, powered speakers. All the jacks appear line level... meaning anything hooked up to it, must be amplified like powered speakers with amps in them... like monitors.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good external sound card for 5.1 surround but bad creative software

alex, Amazon
9 February 2014
  • Summary: The software that comes with this card is a nightmare, first off the software installation on the CD can't be downloaded anywhere, there's a driver on the creative website however it doesn't work because it says there is no product or something along those lines. After installing the software I faced many problems, for a whole afternoon I couldn't get 5.1 surround working because the software was interfering, in the end I uninstalled everything (a lot of useless software...
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Overall 10
10

So far so good

Nicholas Vuono, Amazon
4 December 2013
  • Summary: Preliminary review--I've only used this for 2 days so far after getting it on a deal here but I'm enjoying it. I was having some issues with the Windows 8 drivers that were automatically installed but once I grabbed the latest official drivers from the Creative site things went much smoother.
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Overall 4
4.0

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi sounds terrible!

C. Denison "Bcinu2", Amazon
24 November 2013
  • Summary: In the past when xp pro was the kind, I used the internal CSblaster and it made sound like my home theatre! I have win8pro and Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi sounds terrible! Ive tried every fix and it still sounds like a cheap AM car stereo with over compressed sound. Unless you can come up with a fix that actually works, I am going back to the 5.1 Realtek installed in my computer. ! and you will be receiving this little black box, and crediting my account. Chris D.
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Overall 10
10

it is ok

johanna salazar, Amazon
6 September 2013
  • Summary: it was just what i was looking for, it helps me a lot with the mixs musci i made all the time
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