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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 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 2
2.0

Blue Screen of Death!

Brian Dunlap, Amazon
29 August 2013
  • Summary: Attempted to install current (from Creative web site) drivers...BSOD on reboot every time. Drivers are from 2012. No amount of fussing would prevent the BSOD. A review of web history indicates this a common problem with Creative drivers. 5.1 Audio might have worked well, but I'm senting this thing back ASAP.
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Overall 2
2.0

Was not cooperating with Dolby Digital Live in Windows 8

LD, Amazon
17 April 2013
  • Summary: I bought this sound card to try and use the 5.1 surround sound with my Astro Gaming A50 wireless headset. In order to do that though, the receiver requires Dolby Digital Live. I installed all the drivers and programs that came with the sound card and ran updates since it technically does not come with Windows 8 support out of the box (assuming since this product was released in 2010).
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

idealo.co.uk
26 October 2012
  • Summary: Ive just replaced the X-Fi as I've been very disappointed with it. It only works with 5.1 so if you have a THX 7.1 model its useless.
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Overall 2
2.0

XP driver issues

Steve Swift "Swifty", Amazon
6 July 2010
  • Summary: I've now had this soundcard for a year, but not for much longer... There are a couple of driver issues (I'm using XP if that matters; I doubt it). The worst is a registry key handle leak. After 24 hours in use, I get over two million Registry Key Handles, and am forced to reboot my system (if it will, sometimes it locks up).
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Overall 2
2.0

AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE

AndyN "AndyN", Amazon
19 February 2010
  • Summary: After a lengthy installation it requested a connection to the Internet in order that it could download approx 250MB of updates. It beggars belief that a sound card thats brand new could possibly need 250MB of downloads to get it to work!! I did persevere but the software was unstable and to be honest unuseable. If you enjoy wasting your time then this is the product for you!
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Overall 2
2.0

Disappointing

Anthony McCarthy "apm142001", Amazon
4 January 2010
  • Summary: In brief, great when it works but more often than not it doesn't properly - endless software problems and settings seemingly having a mind of their own and not being the same next time I start up my computer. Furthermore Creative's support has been pretty much useless, all they have to offer is to tell me to uninstall/reinstall the drivers, a lengthy and tedious process, and, being an obvious one, something I'd tried already. Needless to say it didn't work..
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Overall 2
2.0

Do not buy if you have Windows 7 - or a netbook

A. M. Wilson "Alex W", Amazon
25 November 2009
  • Summary: I bought this with the intention of plugging it into my Acer Aspire Revo nettop allowing me to listen to dolby digital surround through my surround sound amp. I was beset with problems from the start. Firstly the driver from the creative site is still only in beta. To follow that the creative software refused to acknowledge the device was plugged in and when I finally got it working it didn't output in 5.1 surround despite me trying everything - I only got a working test...
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Overall 2
2.0

WARNING this does not work with Vista

S. Haskins, Amazon
18 September 2008
  • Summary: There is a lag with the sound in Vista when using 5.1. Creative are aware of this, but have not responded or given any indication when it will be resolved. Check the Creative user forum before buying this product.
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Overall 2
2.0

hmmm

J. Rudolph, Amazon
8 September 2008
  • Summary: Right im using this on my Sony Vaio VGN-FZ21M laptop. This laptop had 2 ports on the soundcard one being microphone and one being headphones. So i bought this external soundcard. My Dolby 5.1 surround sound speaker system has 3 x 3.5mm jacks subwoofer, front and rear. This external soundcard yeh it has ports for them but im not sure if this is hardware of software related but the subwoofer sounds absolutley rubbish for music games and movies using this thing...
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