X-Fi Crystalizer technology restores the detail and vibrance to your compressed music and movies. The X-Fi sound card is a true audiophile solution. All new hardware, all new software, makes this thing all the better. In many cases, Windows will handle the driver update automatically when you install the card. I was about to give up and trash the card when I decided to try Winamp a different music player.

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Improves 3D audio processing for host-based Sound Blaster audio devices.

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi SB0460 XtremeMusic PCI Sound Card SB0460 / NR603

I gave 5 stars based on the quality of customer service. The listening experience will be the same in either configuration.

As slund consequence of enabling the Crystalizer, the signal is altered, and whether the result improves upon the input audio is purely a matter of perception and can depend on the type of audio being played. It requires Creative proprietary drivers and is not supported under Linux OS.

Up mixes mono or stereo sources to 4, 5. The X-Fi features are implemented entirely in the software. For more details, read the rest of this web release note.

If you are looking for a sound card that enhances your listening enjoyment – at a price that fits your pocket – Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic is it.


It was misleading information on their part and should be reomved from their site or they should update their driver. They said there was nothing wrong wtih the card and wouldn’t give me a RMA number to get it fixed. You have the option of using a native driver as xtrememysic. Way to no-skill kill, man. Creative developed a whole new processor to power it, the 20K1, sporting 51 million transistors and 10, MIPS.

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music – sound card Series

It is currently supported by advanced Linux ALSA driver modules but might require installation of additional packages from alternative repositories. Enables the DirectSound3D game audio to be processed by your Sound Blaster audio device to deliver EAX effects, 3D audio spatialization, sample rate conversion and hardware audio mixing. Great features and good sound, but fills a sounc niche Great features and good sound, but fills a narrow niche by Ty Pendlebury.

One thing I don’t like is when a song is ending and it fades away the sound gets distorted. Audio Output Sound Output Mode. Many of the X-Fi features however require the software applications provided by Creative in order to utilize the full capabilities of the hardware. Gaming by Lori Grunin Dec 13, They were courteous as well as professional and went out of their way to solve a minor shipping issue and process one of xrtememusic urgent orders very fast in just 10 hours or so.


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If you buy this sound card wou will happy you did, it has a huge selection of fine adjustments that produce wonderful sound. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Sound cards have come a long, long way. No reviews left yet. System Requirements Details Processor Type. Gone are the old annoyances of the Audigy series, replaced by the X-Fi, which isn’t very annoying at all!

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music – sound card Overview – CNET

Good sound quality but prone to hardware failure. I think they do, they call you “old” and games didn’t use sound cards.

X-Fi MB is available in different versions e. This is not written out of anger. X-Fi Audio Module suond. It requires some degree of driver support from the audio hardware manufacturer.

It is a compressor that evens out the dynamic range of any given source so that blasger sounds are louder and loud sounds are quiet.