Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro Review – If you are not satisfied with the sound produced by your laptop sound card? Or you want to hear the sound of 5.1 channel sound card when your laptop only supports stereo? If yes, you can glance at additional 5.1 channel sound card with USB interface like the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro is we test this time.
Comes with dimensions of 12.5 x 8 x 2 cm, the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro will not make you a full table. Even with the weight of “cards” that only 154gr, you can carry it easily. To supply its own, he took directly from the laptop’s USB port to use it.
When viewed on the Creative site, dependent regions, several Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro is equipped with a remote control. For you who want to connect to home theater and listening from a distance, this device is certainly easier. Unfortunately, the package we received, the remote control is not included Creative.
Some of the features that characterizes a Creative sound card of course available. For you who has a collection of audio files with high lossy compression, Crystalizer feature can make the various files that sound better. As usual, the magnitude of this effect can Crystalizer you set according to your taste. There are also Environmental Audio Extensions (EAX) which can give the effect of “space” such as opera, jazz clubs, and other audio that you’re around. To make it easier, Creative also provides a physical volume control.
Once finished viewing the various features offered, We immediately play a number of sources, such as music, movies, and games to know the sound quality. When playing music, we get Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro delivers frequency response is flatter than the integrated Realtek sound card that used laptop. The resulting voice sound more transparent and more detailed. Of each instrument sound more like the original Not to forget, separation between instruments and better sound staging. Listen to some music that feels exhausting ear when utilizing Realtek feels quite comfortable.
Various advantages are also present when the movie plays. Swivel our movie sounds more solid than using the laptop’s integrated solution.
How to play games? When used for gaming, the position of explosions, bullets, friends, and enemies can be obtained clearly. Good again, to a certain game, activate the Crystalizer makes various sounds that there is so much good.
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Despite offering a more sound okay, if you decide to upgrade your laptop with a sound card, do not forget to pay attention to the active speakers or headphones you use. When powered speakers or headphones you use the quality is not good, it is likely to offer improved voice quality Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro will not sound.