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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card - OEM

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  • 24-bit 96KHz
  • PCI Express x1 Interface
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Your movies and music, way better.

Why settle for basic, built-in sound? Your music and movies deserve Xtreme Fidelity. Add the PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio sound card to your PC and turn your downloaded music into your own personal concert. Watch DVDs or downloaded videos with full cinematic surround sound. Plus experience 3D audio and EAX effects in games.

  • newegg Revitalize your downloaded music and movies Restore the details and vibrance your music and movies lost during compression. X-Fi technology intelligently enhances the highs and lows so you'll hear it all-crisp cymbal crashes, wailing guitar solos, screeching tires and booming explosions.
  • newegg Surround sound from your stereo music and movies? Yes! Expand your stereo music and movies into surround sound. Voices are centered in front of you. Ambient sound appears all around you... just like a live performance. Listen on a pair of desktop speakers or a full 5.1 speaker system.
  • newegg Hear headphone surround that sounds like multichannel speakers Slip on your headphones and X-Fi technology moves the sound away from your ears and into the space around you. You'll be surrounded by nine virtual speakers and feel like you're sitting with your favorite band or in the best seat in the movie theater. Games sound better too with positional audio that's so accurate you can locate enemies by sound.
  • newegg Enjoy Realistic sound effects in games Bullets whiz past your head. Explosions shake the room. Take your games to the next level with EAX ADVANCED HD sound effects. And if you're using Windows Vista/7, Creative ALchemy restores surround sound for the same great gaming experience.
  • newegg Cinematic surround sound from DVD movies Watch your DVDs in cinematic surround sound with PowerDVD software featuring DTS and Dolby Digital -EX decoding (free download with purchase).


Learn more about the Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio

Model

Brand
Creative
Model
Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio

Audio core

Channels
7.1
Sample Rate
96KHz
Digital Audio
24-bit
SNR
>100dB (20kHz Low-pass filter, A-Weighted)

Ports

Line In
Yes
MIC In
Yes
Other Ports
Speaker out (4x 1/8" mini jacks)
Optical out (TOSLINK) Digital Out supports stereo SPDIF out and pass through of multichannel DVD sound
Optical in (TOSLINK)
Intel HD Audio Compatible Front Panel Header (2x5pin)

Spec

Interface
PCI Express x1

Features

Features
X-Fi Technology
X-Fi Crystalizer
X-Fi CMSS-3D Virtual
X-Fi CMSS-3D Headphone

Hear headphone surround that sounds like multichannel speakers
Enjoy Realistic sound effects in games
Experience cinematic surround sound from DVD movies

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Frank S.
  • 2/12/2014 3:47:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card for Steam OS

Pros: Outstanding sound quality. Easy to install. Great for gaming.

Cons: Older tech from 2007 but still awesome.

Other Thoughts: Was looking for a great card for my Steam OS box that would push great sound. Found it cheap. Haven't checked in with creative labs in a while but they are still the one to go with.

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  • Susan B.
  • 10/7/2013 3:39:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDon't buy this card!

Pros: it plays sound

Cons: No driver support, online support is cryptic and useless, 7.1, 7.1 true, and 5.1 don't work, wont allow doulby decoders, barely works, random static from bad drivers

Other Thoughts: This is sound card is awful simply awful. I have owned it for over a year now and never once got it working correctly. There is random static for no reason caused by the bad drivers that they use for this card. There is really nothing nice to say about the card, i don't know where these other reviewers are coming from it flat out doesn't work.

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  • Tom L.
  • 9/28/2013 1:53:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsS/PDIF Output Works Great

Pros: S/PDIF out & off-loaded sound processing.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I took a chance and purchased this elsewhere used for half the price. I don't see how people can say S/PDIF optical out does not output 5.1, because it does.

I purchased this specifically for XBMC since my on-board S/PDIF TOSLINK optical was Realtek and XBMC does not like Realtek S/PDIF. I was getting a static noise blip when multichannel audio started with Realtek, but not with this card. Multichannel audio plays good the first time.

When I play a movie with DTS audio I see and hear my Onkyo TX-SR600 change modes. The display changes to "DTS". When I play a Dolby Digital movie in XBMC my Onkyo changes and displays "Dolby Digital". It even changes and displays "Dolby Pro Logic II" when I play the appropriate format. Even when I played a movie with only a DTS-HD Master Audio track, it gets down converted to plain old DTS and still plays okay and my receiver displays "DTS".

People need to know that the Control Panel->Sound->SPDIF Out Properties->Advanced-Default Format is the shared mode output, which is limited to 2 channels. That's where the audio device is shared by multiple programs at the same time, where windows and other programs can play audio all at the same time and get mixed together. But if a program can have exclusive access to the audio device then it can take full advantage of all its features. Which is why there's an "Exclusive Mode" option in the advanced tab. And XBMC uses this exclusive mode with the WASAPI mode.

When I played a movie using VLC it didn't automatically select the correct output mode. It was still using 2 channel mode. I had to select Audio->Audio Device->A/52 over S/PDIF. Then my receiver clicked into multichannel mode.

So if anyone says this card does not output 5.1 over S/PDIF optical, they are uninformed. Because it does.

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  • James S.
  • 8/16/2013 8:44:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot worth the savings...

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Does not output 5.1 through SPDIF (optical).

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  • Gabe R.
  • 7/29/2013 1:47:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCrisp Sound

Pros: The sound is crisp, and it can do 5.1 without a problem. And, for all the reviews saying it's not 'real' 5.1, it is. It makes my FLAC library sound amazing. I can almost hear new instruments.

Cons: None, whatsoever.

Other Thoughts: I recommend this sound card to anyone that has $50 to spend.

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  • Pamela M.
  • 7/13/2013 6:07:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt plain works!

Pros: Got this to replace the SB1040 that came with my PC, poppped it in, a few driver updates and I was back on track. Can't get any easier.

Cons: None. Sounds good, works better.

Other Thoughts: Had to RMA a piece of junk Turtle Beach Amigo II that didn't work out of the package. Newegg made it super easy and even refunded the shipping cost to RMA! Ordered this the same night and it was in my hands 2 days later and I'm jamming and doing my thing again! Newegg will ALWAYS get my business!

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  • Jeffrey M.
  • 6/8/2013 8:12:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs10 hour install?

Pros: Just wanted to say to the 1D10T who claimed it took 10 hours to install, and his high tech level...ZOMG! Who cares if the drivers aren't supported in windows 7? Friggin right click the installer, and choose properties...then compatibility...then run for an older version of windows...magic...it works. Some people should not be allowed to touch a computer...

Cons: none

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  • anastasios r.
  • 6/4/2013 3:36:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWOW

Pros: this sound card sounds ex out of this world love it n also the price u cant beat it if u need a good sound card for a resonble price dont hestaste but it...

Cons: none at all

Other Thoughts: sounds great very clear load love it..great buy...

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  • Brenda L.
  • 11/22/2012 12:46:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGood card, BAD TECH SUPPORT!!!!!

Pros: After 10 hours of set up, uninstalling, reinstalling, re-un-installing, re-re-re installing, it's semi-working and makes games and music sound better.

Cons: It took 10+ hours to install. The divers ARE NOT SUPPORTED FOR WINDOWS 7!!!! The drivers that came with it are for Vista. The have beta drivers on the website for Windows 7 and 8 but getting them to work is a real pain in the neck.

I'm at 12 hours of working on this and I still don't have full capabilities yet. Personally I've never messed much with sound cards, but a good friend of mine is a professional sound engineer and has been helping me. Both of us together have still taken this long to get it semi-working.

Other Thoughts: I wouldn't have gotten it if I had know that its drivers were this bad.

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  • Devon H.
  • 8/26/2012 6:00:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood but not amazing.

Pros: Good sound for gaming/movies

Cons: Bad drivers, also not sure if its a driver issue but theres a loud static sound everytime you pause any sort of sound.

Other Thoughts: If your on a low budget and need a optical port like I did I recommend it but there is much better out there.

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