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


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  • Mathieu F.
  • 4/21/2015 8:17:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood quality!

Pros: 1) Easy to navigate and set up / change through the very user friendly interface
2) Awesome sound
3) Fully customizable equalizer

Cons: None really

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  • Carrol M.
  • 4/5/2015 6:16:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt just works!

Pros: HEY! The price is right, and the results are fine for more or less common use. I bought this to replace a failed mobo built-in audio. Pulled the cover. Plugged the board in, put the cover back on, turned the box on, changed the bios to external audio, plugged the speakers in, ran the driver disk and I am back in business. No complaints, no problems on my Asrock N68C-GS FX board at all.

The included driver program lets me tailor the audio to my rather strange lopsided speaker set up here and the equalizer fits my declining hearing nicely. Peak this, lower that and I'm good.

It just works. At this price I don't think you can or should ask for more.

Cons: none so far at all.

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  • BARRY F.
  • 3/26/2015 8:00:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great!

Pros: Sounds fine
Fair price
Has input pins for front audio panel
Great card to replace failed m/b audio

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: default setting don't work with a simple 2 speaker audio
nice s/w gui for changing the settings

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  • Firmin F.
  • 3/13/2015 8:15:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood flash drive

Pros: Hey a decent sound card. Gives good sound. No problems. No hiccups. I like it. Good sound for a decent price. No complaints.

Cons: No cons.

Other Thoughts: It is a decent sound card. I bought it to bypass my on-board sound card on my motherboard to give my motherboard less stress performing other functions.

No complaints at all.

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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:

http://support.creative.com/kb/ShowArticle.aspx?sid=120331

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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