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Creative X-Fi Surround 5.1
8.1 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

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 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.
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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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sounds Clean Sounds Pretty Good

Anthony J., Amazon
7 February 2014
  • Summary: This is a bit of a dinosaur as far as external cards go, but that doesn't make it bad. The thing is if you want a 5.1 card this wasn't a very good one 6 years ago and unlike wine, aging didn't help. So why did I buy it?
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Sound, Poor Documentation

Jeffrey E., Newegg
23 December 2013
  • Summary: I bought this for a home theater PC to drive optical surround sound out to a surround receiver.I installed the drivers from the included disk and it appeared to work, but only in stereo. It took hours of fiddling to find the right combination of settings to get Dolby digital sound out in SPDIF.
  • Pros: Good sound
  • Cons: Shipped with outdated drivers, had to be updated to work.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good card!

Atul, Amazon
3 February 2013
  • Summary: It definitely sounds a LOT better than my Lenovo Thinkpad E430's onboard sound card. Currently I'm using Logitech Z603 2.1 speakers with it. Soon planning to get Logitech Z906 5.1.. Sound quality is pretty good if not excellent.
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Overall 8
8.0

Recording with the X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB System

Sterling N. Davis, Amazon
16 May 2012
  • Summary: I ordered the Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB Audio System with THX SB1095 with the expectation of being able to "plug & record"; however, I found that in order to record, a separate program (Creative Media Toolbox 6 - $39.99) had to be ordered (It came with a 30 day trial).
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Sue M., Newegg
17 October 2011
  • Summary: Overall I'm happy with my purchase of this unit.
  • Pros: When listening to music on my Asus G74 this makes it more enjoyable. The comparison to just using headphones with the build in sound is night and day better.
  • Cons: In some games I would get some random popping. One game it happened often enough that I would not use this when playing it. Tried the newer drivers Creative had but the issue peristed.
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Overall 8
8.0

X-Fi on Linux Fedora 15

sss, Amazon
19 September 2011
  • Summary: I had the older model of the Creative external sound card which I used for 4 years. It eventually died so I got this one. I use Linux, Fedora 15. The only reason why I give 4 stars and not 5 is because I can not use the remote control on Linux and can not control the volume of the rear/front...
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