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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Notebook Transmitter
Your Music, Movies and Games. Way Better
Improve the quality of sound from your notebook and turn your portable computer into an entertainment center. Sound Blaster X-Fi Notebook restores the detail to compressed music like iTunes or Internet radio making your audio more vibrant. Plug in your stereo headphones and you'll enjoy incredible, immersive headphone surround like multichannel speakers, in Dolby and DTS movies. And, with EAX effects, you'll experience realistic 3D environmental sounds that will bring your games to life.
Sound Blaster X-Fi Notebook also frees your notebook from being tied to your speakers with the addition of Creative wireless receivers. Now you can be sitting on your couch and wirelessly stream your favorite tunes across the room or to any room in the home. Creative wireless receivers are easy to set up and produce the same high-quality Xtreme Fidelity audio through any set of speakers.
- Restore the details and vibrance to your MP3s with Xtreme Fidelity
- Enjoy amazing surround sound with stereo headphones
- Experience realistic 3D sound effects in your games
- Play music from your laptop through any speakers wirelessly using the Creative Wireless Receiver
|Revitalize your compressed music and movies|
Make all your music sound better with Xtreme Fidelity audio technology that restores the detail and clarity to compressed music files like MP3, WMA or AAC.
|Hear headphone surround that sounds like multi-channel speakers|
With Xtreme Fidelity technology, you'll feel like you're sitting in with your favorite band or having the best seat at the movie theater. Experience 3D positional audio so accurate in gameplay, you can locate your enemies through sound alone.
|Get realistic 3D sound effects in your games|
Bullets whiz past your head. Earth-shattering explosions pound the room. Take your games to the next level with EAX® ADVANCED HD™ sound effects. And if you're using Windows Vista®, Creative ALchemy restores surround sound for the same great gaming experience on Windows® XP.
|Play music through your speakers without wires|
Stream high-quality music wirelessly to any stereo speakers using Creative wireless receivers or the Creative GigaWorks T20W wireless speakers. The ExpressCard Sound Blaster X-Fi Notebook card lets you send music across the room or around the house easily.
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36 of 41 found the following review helpful:
I am still struggling to understand the negative reviews...Dec 29, 2009
By Kate Stokes
Unfortunately, the mixed reviews on this product--mixed here on Amazon and elsewhere--delayed my purchase of this product and almost stopped me from purchasing it altogether. Fortunately, in my experience the less than stellar reviews were incorrect. This product has, quite simply, solved all of my audio issues.
My issues were poor volume output and popping/crackling. Sadly, dropping over $1K on a new higher end laptop was not sufficient to avoid having to deal with these annoying audio issues. Both issues were solved immediately with this product. No more popping/crackling and now the volume gets as loud as I want it with plenty of room left to spare. In addition, the quality of the audio is crisper/clearer and more room-filling.
I had also planned on setting up a wireless link to my stereo with the use of an Apple Airport Express module but I just found out that this item works wirelessly with a Creative receiver which costs about $20 less so I will be making that purchase soon as well.
Bottom line I couldn't be happier with this product and I couldn't be more disappointed with my laptop manufacturer for making me purchase it.
p.s. this does work with Windows 7 but I had to download the latest software for free from the Creative site.
14 of 14 found the following review helpful:
Understand the limitations of this productMar 03, 2011
By Alex Valverde
I bought this card after upgrading to a new laptop which only had an express card slot which prevented me from using my FANTASTIC Audigy 2ZS PCMCIA card also made by creative. I was very disappointed to find that this card does not include ASIO drivers or perform hardware acceleration in music DAWs. That was a huge letdown for me since I used to love using the ZS2 in conjunction with FL Studio at very low latency settings, unfortunately this is not the case with the SB0950. The only real advantage that you get by having SB0950 card over a traditional laptop is the software bundle, and the ability to output multi-channel audio. The SB0950 comes with Creative's standard software that it ships with most of its cards including support for EAX effects, CMSS3D (simulated surround sound similar to Dolby Pro Logic), Crystallizer (improves mp3 audio quality through up-sampling). That's all fine and dandy but doesn't make me see how the software merits purchasing this piece of hardware. The one cool aspect of the hardware is that this card can stream music wireless to a set of speakers, which is something that really makes sense on a laptop. All in all I would advise everybody who thinks this is a uber quality product to steer clear as the card doesn't even support 96khz playback. Having said that if you want a device with which to connect to speakers wireless or are just looking for something because your laptop's internal sound card sucks or is malfunctioning, then this can work for you. It just pains me to see how Creative took a once great product line in the Audigy ZS2 and watered it down this. I guess that is why ZS2's cost over 200 dollars today. I suggest that everybody interested in this card should also look at USB or Firewire Audio interfaces or something like the Echo Audio cards or maybe a Nu Force USB DAC or something comparable.
11 of 12 found the following review helpful:
It's a beauty to hearNov 05, 2009
By Michael L. Nistler
Some laptop devices (like my Dell XPS 1530) use an "inferior" sound chipset that will not allow the Vista O.S. to record "What You Hear." This sound card will not only fix this SNAFU, but also generate excellent high fidelity sound on your laptop. The price may seem a bit steep but once you hear the awesome sound, you'll be happy with the investment.
7 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Ridiculously overpriced audio pass-through deviceOct 29, 2010
By Joshua D. Moldovan
Apart from allowing you to buy another overpriced device for wireless audio, this thing really doesn't do much. Yes, audio sounds better than onboard, but that's more due to the included software and the fact that audio is not run on your motherboard than the active hardware. Regarding the hardware, this is NOT a sound card: it is more like a simple audio pass-through device. It has no hardware acceleration for games and actually eats more of your processing power than your laptop's onboard audio. This device is not good for gaming or audio work. Creative needs to come out with a real laptop soundcard to be taken seriously, not this glorified audio jack.
Worth noting if you're looking for something to replace a broken audio jack on your laptop, you're better off going with a cheap USB audio dongle then spending the money you save on a nice set of headphones.
Also, how does this have a "X-Fi" stamp on it? I remember when X-Fi meant something in regards to audio processing. Now, it seems Creative would stamp X-Fi on a glazed ham if it sold.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Terrible productNov 19, 2010
I would not recommend ever purchasing this product, especially if you make music (for example, in programs such as Guitar Rig, Frooty Loops, etc..). The delay is so bad that it's not even worth trying to record with.
In terms of play back, the sound quality sounded slightly deeper and more full than the normal audio jack on my laptop. However, the same thing can be accomplished by upping the bass with the default windows drivers. (Therefore, not worth $70 in my opinion).
The worst issue is how poorly constructed it is. It would not stay in the express slot on my computer, with or without the adapter. The slightest movement would cause the card to disconnect, which would then cause my computer to freeze up for a couple minutes because of trying to switch back to the default audio source while in the middle of an audio based application.
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