The ideal audio upgrade for Media Center PCs. Creative's Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio gives an experience beyond studio quality with MP3 music and movies! Featuring award-winning X-Fi technologies, X-Fi Crystalizer restores the details and vibrance lost during MP3 and DIVX compression, breathing life back into any audio, while X-Fi CMSS-3D expands stereo music and movies into amazing surround sound. Effective over virtually any speakers, including stereo speakers, Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio even provides unbelievable surround sound over normal headphones! The low profile design plus digital out for connecting to a home cinema system make it ideal for Media Center PCs.
Customer service from manufacturer is the worst1/26/2009
It promised powerDVD and didnt deliver.Customer service from CREATIVE SUCKS. Seller (ANTOnline) Wouldnt help either. Go with something else and save yourself the hassle.
Quality sound for a great price5/21/2008
Sound Blaster has always been my fav, and with this new line of XFi cards and software, digital music has never sounded better. It seems to work great with my Cakewalk software as well, creating high quality mp3 music with MIDI, and/or live audio. Buy.com has the absolutely lowest price I could find on the internet, or local store. I am totally pleased.
The worst sound card I've ever purchased5/13/2008
Never works correctly with my new Dell Inspiron 530 Intel Core 2 Quad QX6600, 4 GB of 800 MHz RAM and strong configuration. Whenever I just insert a CD, or connect an external hard disk, it fails to works and the software resets to 2.0 speaker system. Even when I shut down my computer and turn it back on, the sound card also malfunctions and the software resets to 2.0. I tried updated the latest software and driver from Creative, but it never got resolved. I strongly discourage you from buying this.
Good card for the price4/27/2008
I needed a mid priced audio to complete a new build. This Diamond card was an OEM. It was recognized by VISTA, and I went to their web site and downloaded the latest drivers. Everything worked well. The only con was the packaging the card was shipped in. It was placed inside a flimsy padded bag with no protection, and shipped through the US Mail. It was only luck that it made it in one piece.
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Sound Car11/28/2007
I have always used Sound Blaster cards but to find that X-Fi Audio card worked so well with Vista I was very pleased. It was easy to install and the software installed without any errors. I would recommend this sound card to eveyone I know and anyone that asked.