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  • Make your MP3s sound better than CDs with Xtreme Fidelity. Enjoy headphone surround that sounds like a room full of speakers. Hear immersive EAX® sound effects in your games.
  • Play DVDs and enjoy cinematic movie sound with PowerDVD®. Connect to multichannel speakers with the Surround Sound Upgrade Kit (sold separately).
  • X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity audio technology intelligently restores the highs and lows for rich, crystal clear music playback.
  • Restore detail and vibrance to your MP3s. Hear headphone surround that sounds like multichannel speakers.Turn stereo music and movies into surround.Enjoy Realistic sound effects in games.
  • Experience cinematic surround sound from DVD movies
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Product Description

Make your MP3s sound better than CDs with Xtreme Fidelity. Enjoy headphone surround that sounds like a room full of speakers. Hear immersive EAX® sound effects in your games.Play DVDs and enjoy cinematic movie sound with PowerDVD®. Connect to multichannel speakers with the Surround Sound Upgrade Kit (sold separately).Restore detail and vibrance to your MP3s. Hear headphone surround that sounds like multichannel speakers.Turn stereo music and movies into surround.Enjoy Realistic sound effects in games.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.4 x 6.3 inches ; 6.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000QRV3NU
  • Item model number: 70SB071000000
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 13, 2007
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Customer Reviews

The Sound Blaster X-Fi works awesome!
Nathan Mclemore
The sound quality is really good and I enjoy watching movies and playing games with this sound card.
Keyur Malaviya
I have already requested my Return Merchandise Authorization.
Dr. Penrose

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Glen Tan on January 7, 2008
I raise an eyebrow at reviews that contain statements like, "I'm pretty sure they are all defective." My experience with this card has been nothing short of stellar, and others share the same experience.

This card is not marketed as a gaming soundcard, although it will handle games. The main purpose of this card is to give you unparalleled sound for music and movies, and it definitely delivers on both fronts. I am very particular about sound, and couldn't tolerate the electronic noise contamination from my HP Pavilion's on-board soundcard, thus I bought this card.

Using very sensitive in-ear monitors, I could not detect any electronic buzz at any volume level. The card really isolates your sound from all the other electronic fluctuations going on in your computer, and delivers great sound. The software interface is very intuitive, and even has a button that toggles playback through your notebook speakers--a tiny feature, but it shows that real thought went into the product design.

People are already familiar with Creative's EAX and Crystallizer technologies, so I won't review them here, suffice to say they work just fine.

What won me over was the fact that this tiny wonder has -both- optical inputs and outputs, enabling one to connect it to a Dolby Digital decoder (for multi-speaker setups), an external DAC (Digital-to-Analogue Converter), or any permutation of such devices! Furthermore, sound quality output is versatile with both 48Khz and 96Khz master outputs, in 16 or 24-bits.

Besides the optical ports, the dock provides a multitude of connection options.

When considered from a price-to-performance/features point of view, the Xi-Fi ExpressCard is a real winner.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Euphonic on July 18, 2007
Believe me when I say you have to experience Xtreme Fidelity to really appreciate what it does for music and movies. I don't really understand the how "X-Fi" works. A friend tells me it has something to do with the way the Crystalizer repairs the damage that was done to audio and video files during compression. Too much geek speak for me! All I know is that my movies and music have never sounded clearer or more vibrant. Plug in your favorite headphones for an even better listening experience!

If your notebook is basically a desktop replacement, why cheat yourself out of superior audio quality? Get this ExpressCard and start enjoying your music and movies the way they were meant to be heard!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mikael Arvola on January 18, 2009
I have owned a great number of internal and external sound cards, and I do not lie when I say this card is one of the best in its price range.

I have it hooked up to professional studio monitors that really point out any problems in sound output, and this card passes with flying colors. I was worried that the small size and the location would create interference or static noise, but I was positively surprised to find that none of those were present.

It performs very well in everything I do: music, movies, games, the lot. But do take note! This is an ExpressCard card, so it does require a correct version ExpressCard bay. If you do not have one, or would prefer USB, Creative makes other products for those. Personally I greatly prefer the ExpressCard, 'cause having a USB box dangling on the laptop would make it harder to carry it around and use it on your lap.

That being said, there are a few downsides.

First of all, it is relatively pricey compared to the desktop versions of similar cards. However, take note that the size and location do pose problems when trying to uphold sound quality, and I feel the increase in cost is justified through the success of their efforts in preserving the quality.

The real big downside is that they DO NOT include ANY expansion dongles/docks with the original product. I greatly disagree with this policy, and think that they should've included one in the original package. As the card is already pricey, and the dock costs at least $30 more, it does add up to a rather nasty sum. Thus, 4 stars.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Liss on November 11, 2007
I liked the sound on this Expresscard so much that I bought 2 of these for my Dell 1520 and Dell 1705 laptops, running Vista Ultimate. Set up was simple. I just inserted the ExpressCard into the slot and then loaded the CD. Downloading time took over an hour as there were many auto updates to install. There is very little documentation and no user manual for this product so one must be free spirited and discover which settings are right for you based on the kind of music you listen to and the way you intend to use this card. Unfortunately, there is very little discussion as to which stereo earbuds (or headphones) work well with this ExpressCard. The best music player I've ever listened to, the Creative MediaSource Player 5, is bundled with this product. A pair of comfortable white earbuds also comes enclosed.

This is a high end product which requires that you invest more money in either a high quality stereo earbud, headphone or stereo speakers (along with Creative's speaker docking module, which is now available on their web site)) in order to fully take advantage of the features this card offers.

I found the sound of music to be far superior using the enclosed Creative earbuds in this ExpressCard to my USB Jabra 5035 stereo headset. But when I tested the Sony MDR-EX90LP stereo earbuds in this ExpressCard, the sound clarity and bass improved tremendously so I bought 2 pair and now use them exclusively in this ExpressCard.

I chose this ExpressCard because when I custom built my Dell 1520, this was offered as the best option (of 3) for the sound system of the notebook. However, Dell sent the card 2-3 days after I received my notebook so I had to install it on my own.
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