Reviews and Problems with Creative X-Fi Surround 5.1
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YES IT HAS A ENCODING CHIP FOR DOLBY LIVE GREAT CARD FOR GAMERS but not really for recording
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...
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".
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: 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: 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. ...
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.
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
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.