Reviews and Problems with Creative X-Fi Surround 5.1
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Gets the job done
Antonio Arias, Amazon
8 January 2015
Summary: If you really care about having 5.1 audio in a Home Theater this an upgrade that is worth checking out. I personally use it to drive sound in a Logitech Z906 in digital sound and it works perfectly, just do not forget to activate Dolby Live sound.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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. ...