If you are Creative you could apply all that power to do sophisticated real time effects with audio streams. There are also 8 built-in EAX effects which can be enabled by the user. These cookies help us reach you through other sites with marketing communications and special deals. Introduction Does anyone out there remember playing Wing Commander without a sound card? Way to no-skill kill, man. Unfortunetly the only other adjustment on the music player is the volume. Oh, Creative has had their competition, but by tooth or by nail, it pretty much owned the entire sound card market since.

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Saitech really helped us out of a jamb! Creative blasher it is the highest quality ever from a Creative sound card. Only Titanium card with no support for Windows XP. I think they do, they call you “old” and games didn’t use sound cards.

Over the years, this has typically been the only way to dramatically enhance the way games were played. Show less Show more.

Very Good Average Fair Poor. I like the quality of sound it produces. X-Fi Crystalizer technology restores the detail and vibrance to your compressed music and movies.

However, with this launch they attempted to go one step further beyond new features and functionality and add higher performance to the mix. I gave 5 stars based on the quality of customer service. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. After about a week of monitoring the situation first updating the drivers then uninstalling them and reinstalling then after rebooting. This card is a sound processor that examines audio streams in real-time to refine and enhance them.


The “compression” that is meant here is not the digital file-size reduction achieved by digital audio data compression technologies like for example mp3.

In addition, Creative Labs has published a driver for newer Windows editions, including 8 and It can easily handle two or even 3 players playing at the same time ala Old School DJ mixing. In our experiences in orders for new CPU’s from eSaitech we found them to be very reliable and processed our orders very fast.

Although Creative was slow to embrace bit drivers for the X-Fi lineup, most x architecture based operating systems are now supported. This item doesn’t belong on this page.

Sound Blaster X-Fi – Wikipedia

With such a robust set of features and claims, we were more than a bit anxious to get one of these cards installed and witness its performance first-hand.

Lenovo Yoga C Laptop Review: The X-Audio does provide a good value with decent performance, stability, and last crative not least, is does sound good. All in all, the transaction was very smooth and painless. CMSS can shape the multi-channel sound to headphones or mix up mono or stereo for multi-speaker listening.

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Sound Blaster X-Fi

Thank You, Alan Read full review. All these tend to be somewhat muffled by dynamic range compression. Contact Us Christy St. Get a different sound card.

X-Fi Xtreme Music Sound Blaster review – Page 1 – Introduction

Rather, the idea is to reverse the effects of dynamic range compressionan analog technique that was and is used during the production of most s and newer Audio CDs with the exception of some classical music recordings to make them sound louder at the same volume level setting, as it was found that subjectively louder CDs get more airplay and sell better.

Up mixes mono or stereo sources to 4, 5. Launch reviews did not support Creative’s claims of higher performance, however, with even the top-end 64 MB equipped model falling slightly behind the older Audigy cards.

Retrieved from ” https: Provided you’re using high quality speakers, an upgrade to a new sound card can do wonders for nearly every aspect of your daily PC use. Jack one supports headphones via a 3.