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Creative 70SB088000004-8 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express 1x Interface Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Sound Card

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  • 7.1 Channels
  • 24-bit 96KHz
  • PCI Express 1x Interface

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Get extreme audio performance from your PC with the PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium sound card. You'll hear realistic EAX 5.0 sound effects and 3D positional audio in your games that's so accurate you can locate opponents by sound - even over normal stereo headphones. Plus, get unbeatable performance with hardware accelerated audio. All your music and movies will sound better too with Xtreme Fidelity audio technology that restores the detail and clarity to compressed music files like MP3s.

  • newegg Realistic EAX 5.0 sound effects in games Hear crackling gunfire and earth-shattering explosions, EAX 5.0 delivers sound effects that pull you into the game.
  • newegg Accurate 3D positional audio with X-Fi CMSS-3D Locate enemies by sound alone - you'll get amazing surround sound, even with normal stereo headphones.
  • newegg Dolby Digital Live encoding Connects directly to your home theater system through a single digital cable for compelling 5.1 surround sound.
  • newegg Hardware accelerated performance Get unbeatable performance in your favorite games with hardware accelerated audio that blows motherboard audio away.
  • newegg Revitalize Your Downloaded Music Xtreme Fidelity audio technology restores the detail and clarity to compressed music files such as MP3 and WMA, making all your music sound better!
  • newegg Cinematic surround sound from DVD movies Watch your DVDs in cinematic surround sound with PowerDVD software featuring DTS" and Dolby Digital-EX decoding.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 30 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 30 days
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  • nathan j.
  • 8/2/2014 12:02:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Provides great sound, good price

Cons: every now and then if I leave something paused for a few minutes and resume play a lot of static is produced, although restarting the computer revolves the problem. Nothing more than a minor inconvenience.

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  • Frederic D.
  • 5/3/2013 5:41:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgreat sound

Pros: running for 8 months without a problem

Cons: a bit hot
needs a well ventilated case
the driver are old

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  • Todd K.
  • 4/12/2013 8:49:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt took 2

Pros: Nice full sound. Price is good. Little better than on-board sound.

Cons: The first one lasted about 48 hrs before issuing forth unholy sounds but the replacement has behaved since then.

Other Thoughts: Probably a 4 star for quality/price even though it is a refurb. But having to return took a star. Maybe little unfair to do that but I have been lucky with refurbs performing like new in the past from Newegg so I'm never afraid of buying them and to expect new quality.
As always Newegg RMA went smoothly.

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  • Brandon F.
  • 4/12/2013 12:03:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCust Service = Incompetent

Pros: None

Cons: I bought the unit refurbished. After some time, I started to experience a static/crackle/popping noise while using headphones. I sent my headphones in for repair, thinking they were to blame. But they were fine. I determined that it was the sound card. I contacted Creative's customer service two weeks ago, clearly stating in the initial comment that the unit was refurbished. After two weeks of constantly providing additional information, troubleshooting, and jumping through their hoops, they decide to tell me that because the unit is refurbished, it is outside of their RMA policy. Not only a waste of my time, but a clear lack of understanding on their part. I'll never buy another Creative product again. They have guaranteed that.

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  • Jonathan C.
  • 2/25/2013 7:07:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsShould be excellent quality

Pros: Good quality sound using Audio Creation mode. Seems to perform relatively well.

Cons: The other modes (gaming and entertainment) sound like complete garbage. Can hear static when scrolling my mouse wheel. I know that sounds ludicrous, but I swear it is true. Their audio drivers are terrible and not user friendly. They also have a lot of Cr@p-wear that they say is an "essential" update. What type of game are they playing. If they cared about their customers, they would send me a better model, because they have officially lost any future business and I will make sure that I will tell everyone.

Other Thoughts: I thought creative was good, how wrong was I.... Very wrong apparently

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  • Lamont H.
  • 2/4/2013 10:17:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSigh....

Pros: The sound quality was great, when there was no interference or when it would even come on!

Cons: It would produce a lot of static and wouldn't stop for approximately the next 5 minutes. It's a bummer to think that this deal was a rip off...

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/28/2013 3:14:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsStopped working after 1 month

Pros: Cheap and affordable.

Cons: Worked for just over 1 month and stopped. Started giving me blue screens even with all the latest drivers. Now Newegg will not even give me store credit. Avoid all refurbs from any vendor.

Other Thoughts: Never buy refurbished. Its just not worth potentially inheriting another issues. N

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/27/2013 7:49:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsResource Conflicts on Win 2008 Server, very noisy internal FP interface

Pros: I purchased this card to replace the sound chip on my Gigabyte motherboard (note: if you're doing this, make sure you DISABLE the onboard audio in your BIOS!). Plug and Play seemed to work without a hitch on my Windows Server 2008 R2 system (I use WS as my desktop so that I can use Hyper-V to host multiple virtual machines on one physical computer). The improvement in sound clarity is noticeable--not dramatic, but noticeable. Bass is solid, and the highs seem more clear. Using my front panel headphones, however, I now have a much higher level of noise carrying over/leaking into the cable.There's lots of ticking/clock signals, and a steady white noise, which *isn't* due to the cable. I haven't tried rerouting the cable yet, to see if I can at least reduce the ticking sounds.

The DSP allows me to sample in 24-bit resolution at higher bit rates, which is important to me because I am using it to capture/convert analog audio from cassettes. Better A/D conversion going in means a little less work during the sound restoration phase.

The 3D sound enhancements on this card are impressive. They enhance the stereo image without sounding artificial. I don't normally have this turned on, however, because it's vital that I hear the sound of the raw footage that I am editing, but I do occasionally like to play around with it when listening to music.

Cons: When my system runs scheduled tasks at night (backup, defrag, virus scan), this card starts to stutter and stall during playback, to the point that sound becomes modulated or choppy. It doesn't do it during the day when the system sits idle, but if an editing session runs late into the night I find myself cursing Creative because of this. I NEVER had this issue with the on board sound chip.

This appears to be due to a resource conflict with the card, specifically, with the IRQ 16 line that it shares with other devices. PCI is supposed to prevent this, but either the OS is failing to resolve the conflict, or Creative has failed to follow standards. I've read more than one blog post that suggests the latter. <sigh>

Other Thoughts: A sound card has two purposes: to playback sound accurately, and to accurately capture sound in digital form. This card struggles on playback when the system is even moderately utilized. I could not recommend this card to anyone, despite its stellar quality when it does work. I might be able to "tinker" in the BIOS and make all kinds of manual settings to compensate for Creative's lack of planning and/or compliance with standards, but a better use of my time and money will be to ditch this thing and get another sound card, from someone besides Creative.

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  • Clifton P.
  • 1/12/2013 2:45:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat device, unacceptably slow shipping

Pros: Got this to use with a WD TV Live. Device detected the adapter instantly. Good connection.

Cons: Got a email saying it had been shipped on Dec. 28. It didn't arrive until Jan. 12. That's not good.

Other Thoughts: Absolutely no complaints with the adapter.

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4 out of 5 eggsdecent refurby

Pros: disabled my onboard sound. plugged this into my windows 8 64bit sys and it worked.

did not install creative drivers. all i needed was basic stereo sound. got it at a low low price $35

slight ever so slight sound quality improvement over onboard for music. have not tried for gaming

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: have not tried for gaming. there's probably a bigger sound quality improvement if you use multiple speaker set up...

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