It seems that with the X-Fi HD USB, Creative wants to emphasize the quality of the sound played back and recorded rather than the number of sound channels reproduced. Did you disable the on-board sound chip Realtec? This is a trial application, it will expire after a certain period. From the Creative Website:. This download supports and is applicable for the following hardware:

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CammSep 20, No harm will befall your computer, promise! I cant install new asio drivers in my win 7 because when im trying to do this there is some error.

The second CD contains various music and recording-oriented utilities and applications. I use it creatice for lossless music. General driver optimization Requirements: Double-click the downloaded file.

Creative X-FI HD USB Sound Card Review @ [H]

Detect silences between audio tracks in analog content and automatically record the content in separate files. May have to break down and buy a new sound card.

There is a purist crowd that does. This card is not capable of 5. Log in or Sign up. Sep rceative, 5. Zarathustra[H]Sep 22, Way to fucking go Creative, this isn’t the first time you’ve had driver support issue 1 year waiting for Linux drivers for some cars?


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Restart your computer when prompted. Yes, best gotten rid of. On my integrated card i have some noise etc on line in input so im happy that i dont have it on this card, but i thought that when I could set output from soundblaster maybe i could have some smaller latency.

How To Receive Warranty Service. For all c-fi high-faluting hi-fi claims, however, the X-Fi HD probably won’t win a cretaive following with the audio purist crowd.

Technically, it benchmarks some way off the Titanium HD in the RMAA tests, but it’s also around half the price of that card and works with laptops. MrGuvernmentSep 19, Besides the songs that I posted, I listened to my entire music collection over the month that I spent with the product. To install, do the following: It turned into creativee error message. BloodyIronSep 21, Dylan80Sep 20, Close all other Windows applications.

Sound quality is excellent. We will comment on the functionality and stability of both the drivers and the included applications and software in the appropriate sections of this review. You can install the drivers using the product’s installation CD. We do expect to hear more clarity and sound separation and less distortion and hiss in comparison to non-amplified headphone output.


Headroom offers a few pieces that do similar things. Perhaps you can sell it on eBay to somebody who asil a card for gaming and watching videos, then put the proceeds towards a “real” interface. Perhaps a little light on the bass by default, but nothing to complain about.

Creative Media Toolbox Trial Filesize: Have you tried disabling the onboard soundcard and using the soundblaster as the default.