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Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX 5.1 PCIe Sound Card with 600 ohm Headphone Amp

  • 5.1 Channels
  • 24-bit 192KHz
  • PCI Express x1 Interface
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Learn more about the Creative Labs Audigy Fx (70SB157000000)


Sound Blaster
Audigy Fx (70SB157000000)

Audio core

Sample Rate
Digital Audio


Line In


PCI Express x1
Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows 8 (32/64-bit), Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Windows Vista (32/64-bit)
System Requirements
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent processor, 2.2GHz or faster recommended
Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard
> 600 MB of free hard disk space
Available PCI Express 1x slot
Available CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive


Enjoy multi-channel cinematic sound

Independent input sources

24-bit 192 kHz

106dB SNR

600 ohms AMP

Control and customize your audio


Package Contents
Sound Blaster Audigy Fx sound card (with full height I/O bracket)
Quick Start leaflet
Installation CD containing:
Drivers for Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista
Creative Software Suite
User's Guide PDF
Half-height I/O bracket

Quick Info


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

Customer Reviews of the Creative Labs Audigy Fx (70SB157000000)

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  • Marion H.
  • 1/24/2015 6:28:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: None

Cons: will not work in PCI X4 slot

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  • Paul O.
  • 1/7/2015 9:12:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSB Audigy FX 5.1

Pros: Good deal, Fast delivery
I've only used it with headphone so far, sound comes out louder than expected.

Cons: none

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  • John C.
  • 12/29/2014 6:30:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggsbe careful of what you buy

Pros: Produces good quality sound for software based audio codec card. That's it.

Cons: The sound processoir is a realtek alc898. If you don't believe me, here is the creative sitelink comparing the audigy fx and rx even showing that it iuses the audio codec:

Other Thoughts: just because you make software for poopy realtek audio on some motherboards (the sound blaster cinema software used on some alc 1150 codecs) doesn't mean you owe a favor to your COMPEITION creative by making a cheap audio card and outright lying by printing your creative name on a realtek chip, Yes, the card's codec has a creative logo on it. It's your competition creative, what are you thinking by going in bed with what is on more than most motherboards out there when you make batter discete cards? DUH!!

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  • James D.
  • 12/17/2014 11:34:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIncredible sound for the price

Pros: -Excellent sound with headphones or speakers.
-Very cheap (got mine on a Newegg Flash deal for less than 20 bucks).
-Has input pins for front audio panel.
-Software is easy to use, online drivers are kept up-to-date.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: If you are experiencing poor audio quality (buzzing/echo/down-sampling), and you are running Windows 8.1, check your sound properties in the Control Panel and disable the 5.1 Surround (select "Stereo" instead).

My card initially had the same audio problems that many reviewers here are complaining about until I disabled this feature in Windows. Install the latest driver from Creative and let it handle the 5.1 surround instead, and select the headphone mode whenever using headphones.

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  • Chazz w.
  • 12/10/2014 5:09:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOK if you don't care much about sound

Pros: Cheap and works if your on board sound dies. Which happened to me and I was in a hurry.

Cons: HORRIBLE buzzing! If you are using a gaming headset get used to the sound of feedback, annoying never ending feed back. O__0

Other Thoughts: If you are in a jam and low on cash, don't plan on using headphones then this should be fine. After upgrading my Mobo and CPU I now realize how subpar the product is. BUT keep in mind the price. I changed my view to 3 eggs from 5

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  • Chazz w.
  • 12/6/2014 4:12:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDecent

Pros: It works and the sound was better then the on borad sound of my MSI 970A G46. I got it because one day my Mobo deiced I didn't need sound. lol

Cons: None so far, well maybe I get buzzing while wearing headphones.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy MSI MoBo's

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  • 11/16/2014 1:59:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice with the headset

Pros: Good sound card, bought because of the ohm output !

Cons: none

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  • Galen G.
  • 10/26/2014 5:13:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as price would tell you.

Pros: Works as expected with 24 bit sound enabled. Good software set and W8.1 sees it every day. The onboard sound (RELTEK AC97) was not initializing reliably with W8.1 for some odd, and never figured out the reason.

So, I replaced the ASUS A8N SLI Deluxe MB onboad RELTEK AC97 CODEC sound with this card, and now we're good to go again.
This is advertised as BASIC sound at or above onboard sound at the time the card was designed several years back so no, this won't be an Xgamer extreme or higher level of sound on newer Creative onboard sound chip enabled MB's. The sound quality meets the old MB's sound.

It still PLENTY good for most all casual PC based uses and games with PCI based sound. So overall, the fit is perfect and as advertised. Can't complain. 24bit 96KHz sound is plenty good for basic PC usage.

Cons: I really don't have any issues with this card at all. Yes, there is some software to fiddle with, but hey, you at least HAVE some flexibility! So if some settings bother you, you'll need to fiddle at least ONCE and then leave it. Be sure to set it to studio quality 24 bit sound!

I wish standard bass / treble were more easily found, though. It's not to be found. Odd.

Other Thoughts: I'm perplexed by others expectations of a $30.00 sound card. The speakers (cheap Chinese 2.1 verses Altec Lansing ACS500's) I use have a HUGE impact on sound way more than the card limits it. Fiddle with speakers and see.

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  • Roger W.
  • 6/11/2014 10:39:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Simple Card to replace bad MoBo sound

Pros: • Cheap
• Good Sound
• Eualizer
• Crystalizer

Cons: • Some unwanted setting are on by default and may disappoint some people on first impression.

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  • Stephan R.
  • 4/29/2014 9:25:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsAt least it fixes EMI problem

Pros: I bought a sound card off the internet in a hurry as a work-around for a sound interference problem going on with my (i believe) defective motherboard. As others have stated, the sound on this thing is pretty sub-par, but it did at least fix my EMI problem, and my computer no longer drives me nuts.

Cons: Unfortunately, I believe that the audio on my motherboard is actually quite a bit superior to this card. Worse, other options could be had that are far better, even under the creative brand name, for a similar price. This card is just a little too dated to be a good budget card anymore.

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