Reviews and Problems with Creative X-Fi Surround 5.1
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NOT COMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS 8!!
2 November 2013
Summary: WARNING! : to all users on Windows 8.1 and most likely Windows 8 too, this does not work properly. I have 8.1 when I got this, installed the drivers and software that came with it, even went online to install "updates" but nevertheless, this device is still not compatible with the new operating system. Whether it be drivers that are missing or etc.
Summary: Fancy looking unit. The ad says high quality sound, but not really. It is very good quality sound compared to the default sound cards that come with the computer but not high quality. I have a High End stereo setup (Aragon 4004 with MG 3.6R) and the sounds, like the cymbals and high notes from the voice was cracking. Not too happy about it.
Summary: This is nicely made, looks goods and comes with the cutest tiny remote control I have ever seen. Creative bundle in some useful software, especially if if you like to tinker with audio. On a listening test I had no criticism of the device with music. If that's what you are going to use it for then you will be very happy. The same goes for movies, I should imagine. When I tried to do some audio tests on it was when it showed it's flaws.
Made my music sound a little better than my integrated sound card could, but had one unforgivable downside...
20 October 2012
Summary: This sound card made my music come out sounding a little better than my integrated sound card. I'm no audiophile, so I'm not familiar with terms like "highs," "lows" or "mids." But a lot of my tracks just seemed to sound "fuller." I would open up, say, a pop song track and find that it sound like it was lacking in a certain area. But there was one flaw that I just couldn't get past, which was the static I'd hear through my headphones and speakers.
Summary: This external DAC is pretty good. I had smashed my old laptop soundcard and this one replaces it easily, due to the USB plug in. The sound quality is excellent but there is no option for bass adjustments, which leaves some of the sound feeling a little hollow.
Summary: The unit works fine. I had assumed it would offer the same features as a $30 sound blaster card I had installed in a desktop a zillion years ago. Unfortunately, some of the basic features I was able to use on the desktop card, was not available on this unit. Not really a problem with the unit, but more from the fact that in this day and age, the ability to try out items before buying has basically gone bye bye.
Summary: By David G. Beneke I bought the Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Pro, because I love and still use my six year old Creative X-fi Usb card with great results, as both a sound card and digitizer, but it is only 16 bit 44k. The fact that it is THX certified (I have always have very impressive results with their certification) was another factor. What I wanted was a 24bit, 96k card, to use as a USB digitizer, at the higher rate.