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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 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

RE:PRODUCT PROBLEMS

Matthew A., Newegg
8 July 2013
  • Summary: I want all my features of my sound card and when I installed its driver its settings reset every time. I returned this model and I bought it again because I told myself I'll figure out why its resetting.
  • Pros: I like its volume knob and its got a remote but I didn't play with it I'm not interested with that yet. Its got a lot of sound features but I didn't play with them yet.
  • Cons: Its blue led is more of a purple from a angle
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Overall 4
4.0

Worked for a while

atomo, Amazon
8 March 2013
  • Summary: I used this device to output 5.1 audio from my Win7-64bit PC over SPDIF to my receiver. After downloading the latest drivers and software and a BSOD or two, everything was working great. I was getting 5.1 Dolby surround from many popular games and it sounded great.
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Overall 4
4.0

Noise Issues

John, Amazon
5 September 2012
  • Summary: This device is terribly susceptible to electronic noise, placing it anywhere near my wireless router generated clicking noises on both input and output lines. Clicking also occurs when my cell phone was active.
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Overall 4
4.0

Going to return

John Pfalzer, Amazon
27 March 2012
  • Summary: I bought this item so I could hook my computer up to my 5.1 surround system via the optical port on the device. The device says it supports 5.1 but it does not, in fact it produces a quality of sound that is not only aweful, but down right un usable.
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Overall 4
4.0

Cant get surround working properly.

Stephen Letch, Amazon
29 March 2009
  • Summary: Works great in Stereo, but cant for the life of me get surround working properly with my Pioneer MCS 737 and I've worked in IT for 8 years so go figure.
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Overall 4
4.0

Painful

Nagarajan, Amazon
29 March 2009
  • Summary: The quality of this device is good but it is painful to get this working. I've been trying to configure this over the last two months still not understood how to get it work all the time. Sometimes it works fine and then it produces a white noise and goes blank.
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Overall 4
4.0

Crackles occasionally, not good enough

S. J. N. Bell, Amazon
29 March 2009
  • Summary: If the sound card worked well it would be a very good sound card. The effects sound good, you get a remote and it's easy to set up. Unfortunately there are occasional crackling sounds that last a few seconds. This will happen every ten minutes or so. I personally find it very annoying.
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Overall 4
4.0

Shoddy hardware, shoddy support

Rich, Amazon
29 March 2009
  • Summary: Despite Creative's usual attempts to force at least 10 useless pieces of resources-hogging software, setting this card up is relatively simple. Once you configure the speakers through the console launcher, the sound quality is great. HOWEVER.
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Overall 4
4.0

Crashes Windows 8.1, but sounds great if you can get it to work

Odahviing, Amazon
30 January 2009
  • Summary: Ok first off, the good news: the creative sound blaster x-fi surround 5.1 pro does what it says on the tin. Absolutely superb and pristine audio quality with adjustable volume and surround control effects. This is in comparison to my stock audio card. The bad news?
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