Reviews and Problems with Creative X-Fi Surround 5.1
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Must have if you have a 5.1 or 7.1 Audio System
9 May 2014
Summary: I have a Vizio 5.1 audio system and I wanted to use my computer to play music and videos. I needed a way to receive true 5.1 sound from my music and movies. My audio system tells me when it detects a 5.1 source. This usb sound device gave me awsome sound for a very good price. It was easy to install, simply plug it in and install the software from the cd. Then I connected an optical cable to it and to my audio system.
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.
Summary: Preliminary review--I've only used this for 2 days so far after getting it on a deal here but I'm enjoying it. I was having some issues with the Windows 8 drivers that were automatically installed but once I grabbed the latest official drivers from the Creative site things went much smoother.
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.
Summary: My Windows 8 machine was rejecting the internal sound card after my upgrade. All sound was mono. I plugged this in and boom. I had 5.1 again. Also, I had 5.1 for the first time ever in Ubuntu Linux! It also actually sounds better than my built in sound ever did.
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.
Works with Ubuntu 12.10/13.04/13.10 & Linux Mint 15 (Olivia)
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. Occasionally in 13.04 and 13.10 playback will start skipping for no apparent reason, but this can be fixed with a system reboot.
Summary: I use this with my laptop. It is the only way I know of to play DTS or Dolby 5.1 from BluRays and video files with digital sound tracks from a laptop. I would and DO recommend this to anyone who connects to your television with HDMI and also wants the home theater surround sound. I connect a optical (toslink) from this to my Logitech Z906 speakers. This is better than the Creative sound card in my desktop.