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Refurbished Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro External Sound Card
Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro turns your PC or notebook into a 5.1 entertainment system, featuring THX TruStudio Pro technology. Easy to install, it replaces low quality on-board audio with high quality connectivity options and remote control*. A convenient volume control knob, headphone and microphone inputs for a headset are also close at hand.
|THX TruStudio Pro High Definition entertainment|
THX TruStudio Pro delivers the fullest audio experience for music, movies and games, while remaining true to the source and intention of the artists who created it. .
|Surround sound with a single digital cable|
Dolby Digital Live1 connects to your decoder or home theater system through a single digital cable for compelling 5.1 surround sound from any source.
|Cinematic experience from DVD movies|
Cyberlink PowerDVD software (free download) with DTS® and Dolby Digital®-EX decoding delivers an unbeatable DVD movie experience.
|Comprehensive connectivity for all your audio needs|
High-quality, gold-plated RCA stereo and optical digital out for the best audio performance, plus convenient microphone and headphone jacks for internet chatting.
|Convenience and control at your fingertips|
The compact IR Remote* with mute and volume functions allows you to control playback of your music across the room.
|Simple installation to PC or Notebook |
Easy to install, the bus-powered USB 2.0 Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro does not require an extra power adapter.
|Works with Windows 8|
We have updated audio drivers that will allow you to enjoy the ultimate in Sound Blaster performance in Windows 8.
Click here to download the latest drivers.
* Available in some regions only
1 For Windows 7 and Windows Vista
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2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Just plug in, forget the "software" in Windows 7 ;(Oct 02, 2012
By James L. Drury
I tried to update the software after installing by the included cd, it broke the install. I hunted every creative line of code after installation and removed and tried to re-install. 3/4 of the software would not install. I looked some more didn't find any new stuff to remove. I re-installed. I got 4 String not found. I removed it again. I tried re-installing and individually selecting upgrades and restarting after each one. Still I received string not found. I think the install failed because it was already registered with creative. I removed everything and after 4 days of trying I settled for the audio control center and volume control and left out the rest.
I can only assume that the software is extremely buggy on windows 7 for updating. I will never try to upgrade it again. I currently have the product working and will leave it that way.
This item will work with only plug and play and no software only drivers. I would suggest if you really really need the software to use the installation cd and never update the programs - only the firmware and drivers.
6 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Windows 7 drivers are rubbishFeb 19, 2012
This device was perfect in Windows XP. But in Windows 7 it sounds like crap. Constant popping and clicking. Obviously a driver issue and seemingly Creative Labs is just going to drop it instead of fix it. Do not buy this if you are running Windows 7.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
It does the job.Apr 22, 2012
By Ant Diggy
It is nice i just put it on a laptop that is just under the minimum requirements and getting a slight freeze. Wish it was a lil more compatible on older systems.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Great, wide soundstage, great priceFeb 13, 2012
This review works for both the refurbished and new version of the Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro. I bought the refurbished version because it was considerably cheaper.
The built-in audio of my computer went out so I first bought just a cheap plug-and-pluy USB sound card. But when playing any game or any movie with decent sound, it just sounded flat. I've got a pair of Sennheiser PC360's that have fantastic sound reproduction and great microphone quality so that wasn't giving me the sound I wanted. After installing the X-Fi, I immediately noticed the difference. Movies and games were fantastic, especially on a great pair of headphones like the Sennheiser PC360's or RS180's. I played THX and DTS sample audio files side-by-side and it was amazing how much better these sound than both the built-in audio did and the generic plug-and-play USB sound card did. You could hear the placement of each sound on the sound stage. You could hear deep bass and crisp highs and mids.
The adapter has a volume level on the top, which is handy. That just passes the volume up/down commands to Windows which sets the main windows volume level up/down.
All in all I really enjoyed this sound card as a nice dolby/thx/surround capable audio adapter.
price is very good!Apr 20, 2013
By Eunsik Seong
price is very low for a short time.
sound quality is very good and usb sound card very comportable.
nice to me!
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