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8.4 out of 10

Creative X-Fi Surround 5.1

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Overall 10
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Must have if you have a 5.1 or 7.1 Audio System

WiseShopper, Amazon
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.
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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

Astro A50 USERS LOOK HERE! Love it! Significant improvement over my on-board card.

Dakota L., Amazon
12 March 2014
  • Summary: This card did exactly what I hoped it would do and did it flawlessly. I am using a laptop. My main reason for upgrading to this card was so that I would have an Optical out port for use with my Astro A50 Wireless Headset. The card's optical output works perfectly, without any audio crackling or popping as reported by some other cards.
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Overall 10
10

So far so good

Nicholas Vuono, Amazon
4 December 2013
  • 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.
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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

It just worked

Eric, Amazon
17 April 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Great value for laptop av system

Unsang Baik, Amazon
11 April 2013
  • Summary: I just finished my laptop based av system. This is the best budget system for me. Laptop, projetor, 5.1Ch speaker system, and this one. I am fully satisfied with this.
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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

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. Occasionally in 13.04 and 13.10 playback will start skipping for no apparent reason, but this can be fixed with a system reboot.
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