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X-Fi Elite Pro
Professional Audio Creation. Serious Gaming Performance. Xtreme Fidelity.
The Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ Elite Pro is the highest-quality, most feature-complete Sound Blaster ever developed. The “top of the line” Sound Blaster X-Fi solution, the Elite Pro includes all of the standard features, application software, power and performance capabilities of the entire family of Sound Blaster X-Fi cards, in addition to professional-quality digital-to-analog converters (DACs) with 116dB SNR, and an external break-out box that provides comprehensive connectivity for your headphones and all your audio gear.
Make the most of your latest recording
This smart sound card gives you a dedicated audio creation mode plus digital and analog connections for all of your audio gear. You'll get near transparent sample rate conversion, digital-matched recording, and ASIO recording with latency as low as one millisecond and zero CPU load for the most precise audio recording capabilities in any class!
Powerful gaming performance
Rejuvenate your games with faster, smoother frame rates, intense, realistic sound effects, and X-RAM that boosts audio quality and performance even further. The X-Fi audio processing engine boosts real game performance by more than 15% over ordinary motherboard audio.
Hear your enemies before they find you
Slip on your headphones or put your multichannel speakers to work for you with positional audio that's so accurate you can locate enemies by sound.
Battle in a realistic 3D soundscape
Bullets whiz past your head. Explosions shake the room. EAX® ADVANCED HD™ delivers realistic sound effects that take your gaming experience to the next level.
Revitalize your compressed game sounds
X-Fi Crystalizer makes gunshots sound crisp and sharp and explosions really boom for the most intense gaming experience yet.
Make MP3s sound better than CDs
X-Fi Crystalizer technology restores the detail and vibrance to your compressed music and movies. All the highs and lows are intelligently enhanced so you'll hear everything in crystal clarity.
Experience cinematic DVD movie sound
Get THX® certified surround sound plus PowerDVD software featuring DTS™ and Dolby Digital® -EX decoding for cinematic DVD movie playback (free download with purchase).
Turn stereo music and movies into surround sound
X-Fi CMSS-3D technology expands your stereo MP3s and digital movies into surround sound over multichannel speakers, stereo speakers or even headphones. Experience headphone surround sound so good, you'll swear you're listening to multichannel speakers. Voices are centered in front of you and ambient sounds are moved all around you.
Enjoy clearer voice chat
Hear the difference Sound Blaster X-Fi makes to your voice communications. Whether you're chatting in game or catching up with distant friends, every voice comes through loud and clear.
Control it all from your couch
Browse through your music, movies and pictures with the X-Fi wireless remote and Entertainment Center software.
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7 of 8 found the following review helpful:
idealDec 02, 2007
By GH Lapworth
This card and module are just what is needed. Easy to use, easy to install, easy solution for connecting optical lines to your Home Theater Receiver. Module is a bit large though. Bit pricey but worth the money.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Excellent soundcard, but some issues with XPMay 19, 2008
By D. Nielson
This is an awesome soundcard, to put it short. It provides incredible sound quality, and the external box allows you to connect a myriad of sound devices. I did have issues with installing the software on XP. If I would install the software provided on the included disc, it would all install, but I would get no sound. Finally I contacted creative and they told me to download the driver off their website. Doing that, I got sound and everything is good. Except I now can't use all of the other software that was included, on XP that is. I'm running both XP and Vista on the same PC. Installing the software onto Vista was a breeze. No problems whatsoever. I have yet to find the proper setting to make my headset's microphone work in games.
5 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Xtreme SoundDec 24, 2007
By Felix R. Beveraggi
This sound card has everything you expect from it. The clarity of sound is amazing, and all the controls right at your finger tips, nice! It's very easy to install, just make sure your system meets or, preferably, exceeds the minimum requirements. It is a little bit expensive, but it's worth it. Great for musicians and recording enthusiasts, as well as gamers. It's the best there is...
4 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Good soundcard, useless in Win 7 due to horrible driversFeb 11, 2010
If you still use Windows XP, you may still buy this top soundcard of Creative. It offers an excellent sound quality and a very useful external I/O box where you can easily and comfortabely change settings.
BUT: If you moved to modern system software like Vista or Windows 7, forget this soundcard and all soundcards of Creative! You cannot use the very expensive I/O box anymore, you will hear a lot of hiss and sound disruptures and ... the worst ... Creative seems to be absolutely unwilling to update their non-working soundcard drivers, in spite of the fact that this soundcard is their top product. The cybernet is full of stories of deceived customers of Creative who cannot use their Creative equipment any longer after moving to Windows 7 or Vista. Creative may not be considered a brand name any more for you cannot rely any more on getting a top product when buying Creative items.
So if you intend to move to Vista or Windows 7: buy a product from another producer. They update their functioning drivers every month, Creative only published a non functional driver nearly one year ago without any sign that it intends to care for their existing customers. I will definitely never again buy Creative products due to the non-existing customers service.
4 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Awesome SoundAug 17, 2008
By Philip K. Guildford
This is a great product. Sound quality is excellent; very clear and rich. All of the features and software included are awesome. Controls are all up front and extremely accessible. Very attractive and quality built. An exceptional upgrade for any music, video, or gaming enthusiast.
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