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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card

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Boost your desktop's audio performance with a sound card from one of the premier names in computer audio—Creative Labs. The Sound Blaster Xtreme Audio sound card is designed to enhance your PC gaming, music, and movie experience and improve your computer's overall performance. The card’s X-Fi 24-bit Crystalizer will make your game audio more dynamic and realistic while improving both low and high frequencies giving you smoother, cleaner sound

The card's audio processor with Creative's CMSS-3D technology is able to remix your stereo audio into surround sound—even through stereo headphones. This is ideal for playing first-person shooters so you can hear your enemies before it’s too late.

Music and movies benefit from Creative's audio technology know-how, too. For enjoying your favorite DVDs, the card is THX certified and can handle decoding DTS and Dolby Digital EX duties via a free download of Cyberlink PowerDVD software. Simply pop this card into a vacant PCI-card slot in your desktop and you’ll have speaker and headphone connections for stereo to 7.1-channel surround sound.

  • newegg X-Fi 24-bit Crystalizer The X-Fi 24-bit Crystalizer enhances MP3 and movie sound for cleaner, smoother and more audio that is even better than what you would expect from original CDs or DVDs! It even automatically upgrades existing games to Xtreme Fidelity quality.
  • newegg X-Fi CMSS-3D Intelligent Surround Sound Remixing X-Fi CMSS-3D intelligently upgrades your stereo MP3 music, movies and games to surround sound using your stereo speakers, headphones or multi-channel speakers.

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

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Update! 7/11/2012 7:52:15 AM

Pros: Soundblaster! Usually good stuff.

Cons: Soundblaster! You don't have a choice.

Overall Review: Fixed my slowdown issues by checking setting and moving "crystalizer"? to on, and moving to digital. Seems fine. Space cadet?

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
CREATIVE! ONLY WAY TO GO! 6/17/2012 1:43:00 AM

Pros: Only use creative sound blaster. Best sound you can buy for computers. This card was cheap and can do anything I want! I have the recon also in another computer its not that but for the price difference I would recommend this!

Cons: It is a pci board its not a con but some mobo don't come with it.

Overall Review: =]

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
No what you hear (sound mix) 4/18/2012 9:01:17 PM

Pros: None with W-7.......Will not take being forced to buy new card.I know they came out with Newer Card that does it all but I will buy from another company after 10 plus years of loyalty to this company...I am dissapointed in their choice to not update drivers for W-7......Look at their site and you will see old Gr8 for xp but not in 7...Depends on what you want to do with this card...................Works fine if all you do is surf web and play video or music................will not do recording work.

Cons: wont give you what you hear (sound mix )in windows 7 32 or 64.......

Overall Review: this card works well with windows xp for sound record work in studio.Will not in w-7 any flavor.It will enable playback so its not useless front panel conection works .This co. released drivers for the audigy cards(older) for play what you hear (sound mix)W-7-32 and 64...........but from what Ive read and seen on the web about the xfi cards they will not release an updated driver for these cards and some folks have owned them for 3 years or less and now they get left out i if they try to do sound work with W-7.I do studio work at home with personal computer and found out my old audigy card works Gr8 with W-7 play what you hear(sound mix )Im also a computer systems analysist for a major firm and fellow co-workers have found out the same things I have about this card and the xfi cards when switching over to windows 7 from xp.....It only plays sound thats all you will be able to do...Until someone with this co. figures its better to keep happy customers than force them to buy another card

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Nice 2/23/2012 10:43:36 AM

Pros: Works with Win7 32/64
If your sick of not finding a reasonably priced Sound card that wors with Win7 32/64 Get this card. If your digging for days on the net trying to find drivers for outdated motherboards that you like get this card, it works~!

Cons: I dont seem to find any for my anyway. Maybe it should be blue.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
3/ 5
doesn't support "What U Hear", yuck! 1/4/2012 1:44:55 PM

Pros: Sound quality is excellent, supports EAX effects etc.

Cons: Doesn't support "What U Hear" recording, YUCK!
The only reason I bought a new card is for "What U Hear" recording and "Line IN" for my guitar, and turns out this card doesn't support what u hear!

Overall Review: A good soundcard for a decent price, but don't buy it if you plan on doing "what u hear" recording.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
1/ 5
X-FI Card ??? 7/14/2011 3:05:21 PM

Pros: Most current Legacy drivers from installed ok. Comes with a nice sticker, pretty shiny box ? Other than that none!!!

Cons: Not a real x-fi card, doesnt use real x-fi drivers, sound is extremely horrible. My azailia motherboard audio sounds 100% better in everthing....No adjusting sound in any way including bass + trebble... WHAT GIVES? If you like barebones bottom of the barrel sound cards this is for you.

Overall Review: A very low sucker punch from creative !!!!! :( Got Refund + free shipping back to new egg. I would not pay .99 cents for this card, totally useless.
Thank you .....

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
It's a Hit! 4/29/2011 8:44:51 PM

Pros: Works flawless! CD installed just fine for me ... but do check online for updates! You'll like the improvement! All-in-all GREAT sound card!!

Cons: None to tell at this time.

Overall Review: To all that have an issue with the card, read the directions before you think you know what you're doing!!

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Marginally Acceptable 12/7/2010 7:28:57 PM

Pros: The down=loadable drivers didn't crash my system.

Cons: As other reviews have said, throw away the driver disk unless you're nostalgic for blue screens and unbootable systems.

Overall Review: Needed to free up my PCIe X1 slot for a larger video card, so replaced my ASUS XONSAR card with this one. After installing the drivers from creative support, it works OK. Compared to the ASUS card, the sound is kind of "tinny" and hollow, but generally acceptable to me.

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