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Creative X-Fi Surround 5.1
8.0 out of 10

Creative X-Fi Surround 5.1

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Reviews and Problems with Creative X-Fi Surround 5.1

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Michael S., Newegg
17 June 2015
  • Summary: I haven't tried this with any games so I can't say much about that. I also have not tried high-impedance headphones, just plain old 8-ohm sets.
  • Pros: It's good at what it does. It plays sound, it works great with both laptops and desktops, I use its RCA jacks to route to my mixer when I'm making music (Fruityloops studio) and it works great. Support for 24-bit 96Khz modes is a plus. The volume control knob is handy on occasion, except that it ...
  • Cons: It's not this "wonderful fresh sound experience" that everyone claims it to be. Compared to my onboard Realtek audio chip, there is _slightly_ less noise, but the difference is almost imperceptible. The quality of the sound I hear is much much more influenced by what headphones I'm wearing than w...
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Overall 2
2.0

Waiste of money

Gabriela T., Newegg
18 February 2015
  • Pros: Sometimes not all the info are accurate ,or the people which are trying to sell the product they are not that honest about the "qualities" of the product...and then here we are ending with paying money for nothing after all. But in the end companies like this would not have long days that for sure.
  • Cons: I would not recommend it !
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Overall 2
2.0

Randomly shuts off, has buzzes after silence, audio gets clippy

Levi, Amazon
30 January 2015
  • Summary: This sound card has a ridiculously bright blue light, and even though I am only using it for it's optical capability (which is iffy), it will cut out and shut down (but still be recognized by the computer) until you unplug it and plug it back in.
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Overall 10
10

Gets the job done

Antonio Arias, Amazon
8 January 2015
  • Summary: If you really care about having 5.1 audio in a Home Theater this an upgrade that is worth checking out. I personally use it to drive sound in a Logitech Z906 in digital sound and it works perfectly, just do not forget to activate Dolby Live sound.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good product with an unexpected revelation.

Ginger21, Amazon
26 December 2014
  • Summary: I wanted a graphic equalizer for my Windows 8.1 laptop. The speakers are limited in range obviously since they are tiny. Decided to get an audio system for it and chose this one. Creative has always made good products in my experience as an IT professional.
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

IsmRodz "ismrod", Amazon
28 September 2014
  • Summary: doing the work, just need to test the configuration 5.1
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Overall 2
2.0

Disastrous.

Phillip Forrest, Amazon
17 August 2014
  • Summary: Being relatively familiar with similar hardware, and having had several quite good sound cards and DACS, (HT Omega, Audioengine), I'd gotten this as a quick replacement for my normal PCI soundcard when I'd moved to SLI (dual graphics cards) and no longer had the physical space to install the card.
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Overall 2
2.0

The better choice was Pauseaudio

se7ensnakes, Amazon
13 August 2014
  • Summary: If you are intending to buy this card to use with Linux and in particular Opensuse 13.1. Dont. There is no support for this card by the vendor or by the Linux community. You will only get stereo sound. Now I will update this review if I find a method to get 5.1 surround sound using spdif.
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Overall 2
2.0

Release the Crackle

KENNETH J., Newegg
30 July 2014
  • Summary: I used to think Creative was THE manufacturer for audio cards. <smh>
  • Pros: Hmmm. It has DD.
  • Cons: Installed the USB audio card using the product CD and installed driver updates for it and graphics card. Experienced crackle, pops and stuttering in audio stream using both SPDIF and headphone connections while playing games. Onboard sound card of my laptop does not experience this issue. Tried t...
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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.
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