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  • Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi cards released

    I know there's the perpetual debate about the best sounds card -- some like the Audigy series, others say they are very over-rated and over-specced. Regardless, there have been some very good pre-/reviews about the new X-Fi technology (either Extremetech or TomsHardware did a positive preview of this). At any rate, Creative, today, released the cards, ranging from $129.99 to 279.99. There are currently 4 different cards, and each card has 3 different "modes".. The different cards are XtremeMusic, Platinum, Fatal1ty FPS, and Elite Pro. You can read a quick preview at,1895,1846033,00.asp (that article is from today).

    Here is the official homepage for the new cards:

    I post this because some reviews have called this Xfi technology to be breakthrough technology... The quantitative reviews from online sites (Extremetech, Tomshardware, PCmag, etc) should be forthcoming in the next week I would imagine.

  • #2
    Nice find! Too bad no USB external version
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    • #3
      Personally I do not want to make my music seem more vivid or the sound card adding in stuff that is not already there. I suppose that it is used to help over come the limitations of the generally crappy PC speakers out there.

      Not many people hooking thier PC up to thier $8,000 Mcintosh home stereo systems otu there.


      • #4
        An in-depth article (with some tests) on the new X-Fi line from Creative is available at ... All reviews I read (including the one in that link) are incredibly favorable.


        • #5
          *Cough* - *BRAND NEW BOXED* Creative SB X-Fi XtremeMusic PCI

          For those that want an Xtreme music sound card cheap^^
          Asus Pundit PC
          8" Lilliput Touch Screen
          P4 2.8ghz 512mb 120gb

          Sub: JL Audio 13.5" with JL Audio 1000/1 amp
          Rear Speakers: Focal KP3's 3way components
          Front Speakers: Focal Utopia 165W 2ways
          Phoneix Gold 4x200 RMS Amp
          Clifford AvantGaurd G5 Alarm


          • #6
            Originally posted by rj4eva
            *Cough* - *BRAND NEW BOXED* Creative SB X-Fi XtremeMusic PCI

            For those that want an Xtreme music sound card cheap^^
            Now putt it in the appropriate forum, n00b.
            Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
            How about the Wiki?

            Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.


            • #7
              I'll never buy creative stuff again. My experiences with their audugy2 nx went beyond just dissappointing sound to just plain harmful.