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Creative X-Fi Surround 5.1
7.7 out of 10

Creative X-Fi Surround 5.1

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Overall 10
10

YES IT HAS A ENCODING CHIP FOR DOLBY LIVE GREAT CARD FOR GAMERS but not really for recording

rob, Amazon
19 March 2015
  • Summary: works out of the box as a basic sound card.....installing software will give you all the options most people need(its not made for people wanting to do sound recording, their is only a mic input and 2 channel input NO fiber optic input even when it has a encoding chip) but it is made for people that...
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Overall 10
10

Outstanding

Joshua Y., Newegg
29 April 2014
  • Summary: This thing is awesome!! My speakers are alive. Audio tracks, games, everything - I can hear things that just weren't there before on an integrated sound card. If you don't have a dedicated sound card, but have a surround-sound system hooked up to your PC, Do yourself a favor and pick one of these...
  • Pros: Flawlessly routes 5.1 audio over a single USB connection, saving you the trouble of installing a card inside your case, while also making it really easy to switch between devices.
  • Cons: Bloatware in the installation disc. Do a custom installation and uncheck everything that doesn't say "driver".
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Overall 10
10

Works great with mac or PC

Amazon Customer "nahoon", Amazon
11 April 2014
  • Summary: I was worried it wouldn't work without a mac driver, but seems to be plug and play, just changed the settings for input/output on my mac. I'm using this between a sound desk and my macbook and its dramatically improved the sound quality of mp3 playback from my mac through the PA system.
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Overall 10
10

Great Device!

Christopher S., Newegg
24 September 2013
  • Summary: Get this device if you need a replacement sound solution! especially for your laptop to get that great THX sound audio!
  • Pros: Everything, great device overall. Solved my onboard sound chip failure on my laptop of almost 5 years old. I can finally hear music on my laptop again, hurayyy!!
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

it is ok

johanna salazar, Amazon
6 September 2013
  • Summary: it was just what i was looking for, it helps me a lot with the mixs musci i made all the time
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Overall 10
10

It,s a great unit.

James E Baumgardner, Amazon
25 August 2013
  • Summary: Just what I wanted: The unit worked just as I was hoping. I plugged it in to the USB port, attached my Logitech speakers up and enjoyed my music again. This unit was easy to install, the speaker hook was easy and I would recommend it to others.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome

Tyler G., Newegg
14 May 2013
  • Summary: Don't waste your time with traditional internal sound cards. Just buy this, plug it in and install the driver with Creative control panel. Don't bother with any of the other useless software.
  • Pros: Excellent product, does everything as advertised without any headaches associated with traditional Creative sound cards. I highly recommend this unit when connecting to a surround sound receiver via toslink optical cable. Dolby and DTS signals pass through with ease for properly encoded content. ...
  • Cons: none.
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Overall 10
10

excellent external soundcard

arnold, Amazon
7 April 2013
  • Summary: I love all the different settings it has and how easy it is to use.i love the 5.1 surround sound and how I can adjust each speaker I have connected to it. not at all disappointed. very satisfied customer.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing!

Randall M., Newegg
2 April 2013
  • Summary: I had previously bought an Asus Xonar PCI card, and it malfunctioned. I decided to get a USB card since it didn't require an additional power cord, and Man, this thing is great! This is FAR better than my built in sound card. I can hear things in songs I never knew were there.
  • Pros: - VERY easy install - Does not take up space in my case - Remote - Great sound - 24 bit 96k recording
  • Cons: - Default settings make the sound fuzzy
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Overall 10
10

Works with Ubuntu 12.10/13.04/13.10 & Linux Mint 15 (Olivia)

fywfoe, Amazon
31 March 2013
  • Summary: I'm going to keep this review short and sweet because my sentiments have already been expressed by other reviewers. This device works with the two most popular Linux operating systems, Ubuntu (plus all related distributions such as Xubuntu) and Linux Mint 15. It works flawlessly in Ubuntu 12.10.
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