"Its the Xfi that is cheap and has all the functions."
7 July 2010
Pros: First of all crystal sound, has functionality even for music production, supports 7.1 systems, supports the latest EAX 5.0, its excellent for all purposes, it has all the core functions of the more expensive xfi cards but a lot cheaper.
Cons: The one major problem is that the latest Vista drivers cause windows to shut down/restart in the 5-10 minute range (fixed by installing the previous driver), also functions like X-fi Crystalizer and SVM are just gimmicks for non audiophiles.
Summary: The seller, recently put on as Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremMusic and use stock photo to lure the buyer, some of them are DELL OEM X-Fi which is big different specs from real Creative product even thouth it was made by Creative, the worst thing is the seller use descriptions from eBay.
Summary: When i decided to build my new Desktop I went shopping for a quality sound card that was not only compatible with what I was building but would also produce quality music and recordings. I decided on the X-Fi Xtreme Music - SB0460 which comes with some really great software and available updates. If you're into recording old cassettes, 8-Tracks and Vinyl LPS as I am, You'll love the SB0460.