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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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5.1 PCIe Sound Card with SBX Pro Studio

The Perfect Sound Blaster Upgrade

The Sound Blaster Audigy Fx 5.1 PCIe sound card is the perfect upgrade from basic motherboard audio to legendary Sound Blaster audio. Powered by SBX Pro Studio technology, the half-height sound card instantly converts your system to a 5.1 entertainment system, delivering cinematic surround sound for your movies, music and games. It features a 24-bit 192kHz digital-to-analog converter (playback), 106dB SNR and a high-end 600-ohm headphone amplifier for studio-grade monitoring. The independent line-in and microphone connectors let you simultaneously connect your PC to two different audio sources . The Sound Blaster Audigy Fx Control Panel gives you full control of your SBX Pro Studio settings. Interchangeable full-height and half-height metal brackets are included to ensure wide compatibility with cases of various sizes.

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Enjoy Multi-channel Cinematic Sound

The half-height PCIe sound card is just the perfect size for your home theatre PCs. You can now upgrade your cinematic experience with Sound Blaster audio fidelity. Sound Blaster Audigy Fx comes with 5.1 channel outputs, so you can connect to your existing multi-channel speakers with ease.

Best Sound Quality

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24-bit, 192kHz Stereo Direct

Stereo Direct lets you listen to your music unprocessed at the amazing bit-rate of 24-bit 192 kHz, which is considered one of the highest in the industry.

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High Signal-to-Noise Ratio

Elevate the level of immersion in your cinematic experience with the Sound Blaster Audigy Fx, which is capable of delivering 106dB SNR of pristine audio fidelity through your speakers.

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600-ohm Headphone Amplifier

If you wish to enjoy your movies without disturbing your family, Sound Blaster Audigy Fx is able to deliver 600 ohms of power, exceeding the requirements of today's most demanding headphones.

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Independent Input Sources

Sound Blaster Audigy Fx comes with independent line-in and microphone connectors, which allow you to plug in two different audio sources to your PC. You can plug in your MP3 player and sing along, while recording your singing session for your friends to enjoy.

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Easily Control and Customize Your Audio

Sound Blaster Audigy Fx comes with SBX Pro Studio suite of technologies, which is designed to bring cinematic difference to home theatre PCs. You can also adjust the level of immersion you like, simply by adjusting the sliders on the Audigy Fx Control Panel.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Anonymous
  • 5/21/2016 3:10:58 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice sound card

Pros: - Bass is good
- nice range
- nice deep sound
- nice audio leveler

Cons: sound out of the box is ugly. needs at least audio leveler turned on.

Other Thoughts: My settings:
sbx pro studio
surround 3d, 41%
crystallizer 84%
-smart volume loud(this is the audio leveler, loud works the best)

speakers/headphones:
5.1
optional speaker:
center, subwoofer, rear
eq: pop
logitec speakers set to stereo 2x sound effect

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  • Ricardo F.
  • 4/25/2016 2:40:08 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHonestly, this product delivers.

Pros: 1. I get the quality sound I was looking for.
2. The CD installer did more work than me.
3. I don’t hear any of that annoying static deep in the audio.
4. I get extra features from the CD where I’m allowed to Opt my game audio on listed games.
5. The Sound Blaster control panel was easy to understand.
6. Says here I need 1GB RAM (Random Access Memory) and an Intel chip with 2.20 Ghz+ (I'm glad its not demanding)

Cons: 1. Although easy to install in your PC, the CD installer gave me issue in the program it installed for (auto updater)? It kept claiming that services are too busy or whatever, to be able to update/ I don’t even know what its updating exactly (Drivers? Software for control panel? I don’t have a clue).
2. Another feature installed by the CD was that once scanning my PC for hardware or software for info it registered Windows 8.1 64bit (an OS I upgraded from, into Windows 10) so the software thinks I’m on windows 8, doesn’t seem to give me trouble at all but its slightly irritating for me to read mistake(s).
2. When I started with everything freshly installed, the sound quality from my music were fine and I didn’t get any static or disturbance. But! I noticed a small Tron like voice quality at the far end of my music but vanished, I don’t know what that’s all about but it might be the hardware and software adjusting as the Sound Blaster is at work.

Other Thoughts: We would have liked 7.1 Surround sound, but those are hard to find especially on a budget. But this 5.1 delivers just about the same quality that I wanted (mostly didn’t want static somewhere in the back of my music) (and yes this will cure that static issue) The Bass quality is a bit better than using Realtek Sound quality. But at least Realtek enabled me to hear from all 6 angles for speaker setup with my headphones, while Sound Blaster only allows Left and Right features and not back and front audio stimulation of speaker placement, hope it’s not hard to understand.

[[If your a windows 10 user, skip using the CD installer!]] you want to go to Creative's page to download the software that fits your OS, click on the "Software pack for windows 10" you don't want the update version (make sure to hit Agree to start download when you solve the small math question to identify if your human.. I guess animals use your PC). if you already installed the CD (its fine, this download will patch the mistakes then restart your PC) the Creative website for Sound Blaster: http://support.creative.com/downloads/?h=7

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/11/2016 2:07:16 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAwesome product, would recommend

Pros: This sound card gives you amazing control over your sound system. Although I have not tried the mic or headphone jacks (don't use them) the 5.1 surround system ports work great. You get more or less the control you would with an expensive stereo receiver but in your desktop. Not only that but you really can't beat the price.

Cons: The only issue that I had with this was in the set up. It works great and is otherwise plug and play but not so much with multiple speakers. With my set up I needed to make sure all of the amps were plugged in and turned on, otherwise no sound would come out. But once it was set up it was smooth sailing.

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  • Martin F.
  • 2/29/2016 5:18:51 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product for the price

Pros: - Small in design
- Has all the basic feature
- Works out of the box
- Excellent sound
- 600 Omh headset support
- Nice software suite
- Cheap performance/price ratio
- Great improvement over onboard

Cons: Nothing so far

Other Thoughts: I've made some research before buying this card, I was hesitating between this one and the Asus Xonar which is a bit more expensif. Since my onboard audio started having distortion, I needed a new card and I am glad I went with this one. Out of the box, it's a nice product, install is fast, the supplied CD with Driver installed straight up into Win 7.

I don't know why people bash the software that comes with, I find it complete.. It has a lots of Eq, a high and bass sliding bar and even has a crossover frequency. Not sure what other would like more than this but I am happy with the software suite.

Although this card, does not have any optical out and 7.1, I didn't want those since I only play with headphones so 7.1 was useless to me and I don't play on HTPC so optical was not necessary. Would of been nice if it was there but not a deal breaker for me.

Sound wise, I have a pair of Kingston Hyper X cloud and this sound card has dramatically improved my experience, the sounds is so much clear and the bass in deep for a pair of headphones. Sound localisation in game is on the spot too. If I needed another sound card, I would go with this one without hesitation. A nice improvement over onboard sound for sure. 50 $ well spent

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  • Brett D.
  • 12/1/2015 11:55:08 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Card, Bad Software

Pros: Well built
Easy to install
Nice documentation included
Plug and play, for windows anyway

Support to plug a front headphone IO cable was a nice surprise I didn't notice when purchasing. It sounds a lot nicer than a motherboard output.

Cons: Bad software

Other Thoughts: I bought this because my new micro atx board didn't have the outputs to run my speaker setup. The sound quality is actually noticeably crisper coming off this than previous integrated setups I used. HOWEVER, creative has always had terrible software, and there UI to control this thing is no exception. Do yourself a favor and install realtek's control panel. You can switch between front headphone output and rear speaker output through software, whereas in creative its not possible. Forcing you to manually plug and unplug your front headphone jack. Probably the only useful thing is creatives EQ which you can also get in realtek.

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  • Michael S.
  • 10/23/2015 3:50:08 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible piece of equipment

Pros: Easy installatiojn

Cons: Horrible card

The freeware realtek onboard sound is exponentially better than this.

Scratchy - Loss of sound during game play, unequal sound.

Really horrible card do not buy

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  • kyle p.
  • 10/22/2015 7:12:39 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood sound card for cheap price

Pros: good sound excellent bass and plenty of out ports

Cons: the main chip is not a creative it is a Realtek but it does have a coprossecer by the company

Other Thoughts: ALC898

7.1+2 Channel HD Audio Codec with Content Protection

General Description

The ALC898 is a multi-channel High Definition Audio Codec with Realtek proprietary loss-less content protection technology that protects pre-recorded content while still allowing full-rate audio enjoyment from DVD audio, Blu-ray DVD, or HD DVD discs.

The ALC898 provides ten DAC channels that simultaneously support 7.1 sound playback, plus 2 channels of independent stereo sound output (multiple streaming) through the front panel stereo outputs. Two stereo ADCs and one stereo digital microphone converter are integrated and can support a microphone array with Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC), Beam Forming (BF), and Noise Suppression (NS) technologies. The ALC898 incorporates Realtek proprietary converter technology to achieve 110dB Signal-to-Noise ratio (SNR) playback (DAC) quality and 104dB SNR recording (ADC) quality, and is designed for Windows Vista premium desktop and laptop systems.

All analog I/O are input and output capable, and headphone amplifiers are also integrated at eight analog output ports (port-A to port-H). All analog I/Os can be re-tasked according to user’s definitions.

Support for 16/20/24-bit S/PDIF input and output with up to 192kHz sample rate offers easy connection of PCs to consumer electronic products such as digital decoders and speakers. The ALC898 features secondary S/PDIF-OUT output and converter that transport digital audio output to a High Definition Media Interface (HDMI) transmitter.

The ALC898 supports host audio from the Intel chipsets, and also from any other HDA compatible audio controller. With various software utilities like environment sound emulation, multiple-band and independent software equalizer, dynamic range compressor and expander, optional Dolby PCEE program, SRS TruSurround HD, SRS Premium Sound, Fortemedia SAM, Creative Host Audio, Synopsys Sonic Focus, DTS Surround Sensation | UltraPC, and DTS Connect licenses, the ALC898 offers the highest sound quality, providing an excellent entertainment package and game experience for PC users.

Hardware Features •High performance DACs with 110dB signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighting)
•High performance ADCs with 104dB signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighting)
•Meets Microsoft WLP3.x (Windows Logo Program) audio requirements
•Ten DAC channels support 16/20/24-bit PCM format for 7.1 sound playback, plus 2 channels of concurrent independent stereo sound output (multiple streaming) through the front panel output
•Three stereo ADCs support 16/20/24-bit PCM format, multiple stereo recording
•All DACs support 44.1k/48k/88.2k/96k/192kHz sample rate
•All ADCs support 44.1k/48k/88.2k/96k/192kHz sample rate
•Primary 16/20/24-bit S/PDIF-OUT supports 32k/44.1k/48k/88.2k/96k/192kHz sample rate
•Secondary 16/20/24-bit S/PDIF-OUT supports 32k/44.1k/48k/88.2k/96k/192kHz sample rate
•16/20/24-bit S/PDIF-IN supports 32k/44.1k/48k/96k/192kHz sample rate

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/17/2015 12:46:17 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSound That Comes Alive

Pros: Such an amazing sound card. A vast improvement over my onboard VIA sound. The sound really comes alive.

Cons: None at the moment.

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  • Oliwier M.
  • 9/26/2015 9:06:02 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Item

Pros: Fixed my onboard issues :)
Easy driver installation

Cons: None as of yet

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  • Evan C.
  • 9/17/2015 6:14:18 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic sound card

Pros: creative sound card quality, pci express, no extra configuration or sound tweaks needed for my 2.1 setup, Windows 7 x64 installs and it is ready to go.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Got this to replacing a failing Asus Xonar DGX card which was causing my system event log to be flooded with WHEA errors.

Not only did the creative card resolve the hardware errors, but my sound is better than I had hoped for. I still use a 2.1 speaker setup. Even though the creative card is designed for 5.1, it still handles and provides sound to the 2.1 quite well.

I would consider this card mid-range and the price would indicate as such. I don't have the right speaker setup for a top of the line card so I'm glad this one was available. It suits just fine. I hope it lasts.

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