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Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3
Experience the Next Generation of Audio Technologies!
The Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 software suite is a powerful audio platform equipped with cutting-edge audio technology, offering premium audio quality, effects and features for ordinary PC systems equipped with only basic onboard audio. It features SBX Pro Studio™ suite of technologies, which is designed to give you the fullest audio experience.
For gamers, get ready to be blown away by the amazing realism from the unrivaled headphone surround and gaming sound enhancement technologies delivered by Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3.
|SBX Pro Studio™ suite of audio technologies creates unprecedented levels of audio realism, add dynamics and punch to every gunshot, explosion and gaming sound. It includes stunning surround effects, producing an incredibly realistic surround sound experience even from just a pair of stereo headphones.|
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|With SBX Surround*, you can free yourself from the limits of physical 7.1 audio. Immerse yourself right in the middle of your game.|
*feature found in SBX Pro Studio
|Win battles with Scout Mode™, a proprietary technology that allows you to hear your enemies from further away, as you get a definitive advantage in combat!|
|Creative EAX® ADVANCED HD 5.0 features state-of-the-art multi-environment rendering and reverb modeling that deliver an amazingly realistic and immersive 3D gaming experience than ever before.|
|Creative ALchemy is a powerful tool that restores EAX effects and 3D surround audio for legacy, DirectSound3D game titles running on Windows 7 and above, re-enabling that same great gaming experience.|
|OpenAL support ensures compatibility with a wide range of PC games developed with OpenAL for an incredible 3D audio experience.|
|A 10-band graphic equalizer allows you to enhance your gaming audio even more.|
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Questionable functionality.............Dec 03, 2013
This would probably be an excellent dashboard for your sound card if you have the specific one that goes with the software. I have a Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround with which it doesn't work. I wish there was a disclaimer re: what sound cards this works with.
Possibly I'm doing something wrong, but my speakers now phase in and out after installing this software. Proceed with caution.
Highly Effective Software Audio SolutionAug 13, 2013
By Daniel H. Fang
For starters, there was quite a few hiccups during the ordering and installation process that marred my experience.
But I consider the product to be well worth it as it performs much better than the previous gen X-Fi MB2.
On the ordering side, Amazon insisted on charging me for $17.99 delivery. Creative's website says digital download only, while Amazon's product description said DVD-ROM.
I received the download link and serial number via email the next day, while I waited for the "DVD-ROM"... Two days later I got a refund from Amazon for the delivery fee. I am not sure if this bug has been fixed yet.
On the installation side, the installer is not particularly bright. It does not check for previous gen software and obviously won't bother to remove or disable it. I assumed the installer would simply install itself over and replace X-Fi MB2. After it seemingly successfully installed and restarted Windows, X-Fi MB2 was still running!
Lesson learned, so I had to uninstall MB3. Restart, uninstall MB2. Restart. Install MB3 again, restart. Finally then I got X-Fi MB3 working as the primary sound output for my aging ASUS F8SN.
I was instantly amazed by the clarity and volume of the sound. MP3s sounded better, DVDs sounded better, even my Skype experience was better. I was surprised my old laptop can provide adequate volume to fill my living room and two adjacent bedrooms with music without noticeable distortion or hardware damage.
Even better, the UI looks more stylish. It has been updated to the new SBX persona. But, beware as like most software designed for Windows 8. The Vista/7 era widget is gone. So the user has to adjust the utility through the system tray.