Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Platinum Review

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The ideal versatile Sound Card to suit all digital entertainment experiences, the Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Sound Card includes an internal drive bay with additional, convenient front-facing input/output connectivity for headphone listening, PC gaming and audio creation. Delivering 109dB SNR audio quality, the Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum includes the X-Fi IR remote, for easy access to the Entertainment Center software console, which enables access to music, movies and picture slide shows through a slick, streamlined interface.

Treat yourself to a Creative sound experience with Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum. Whether you are into music-listening, movie-watching or PC gaming, Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum promises a sensory delight for your ears. Versatile enough for home digital entertainment, X-Fi Platinum is also ideal for all your audio creation needs. This feature-rich yet value offering from the X-Fi line of sound cards surpasses Creative's already famous Sound Blaster Audigy series. CMSS-3D and EAX ADVANCED HD 5.0 build a surround sound world around you so immersive, and a game ambience so real, that you really have to hear to believe. And it works even if you are using headphones! 24-bit Crystalizer expands the dynamism of audio, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the bliss of hearing Xtreme Fidelity quality sound.

Music enthusiasts will appreciate Platinum's 109 dB SNR playback, 3DMIDI surround sound enhancements to MIDI files, new 24-bit SoundFont support, plus ultra low latency ASIO for the most precise recordings. Super-Rip CDs via Creative MediaSource intuitive interface, and give your MP3s a DVD-Audio quality makeover. Turn your home PC into a full-fledged entertainment hub. Enjoy cinema quality ambience in your own room with Sound Blaster X-Fi's THX certification and support for Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES. Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum has something for everyone. There's even a convenient and comprehensive front-facing internal I/O bay and IR remote control for easy access. The future of audio has landed.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Platinum Review
Creative Soundblaster X-FI Elite Pro Review

Enhance Your Music, Games and Movies With Xtreme Fidelity!

The Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro features professional-quality digital-to-analog converters (DACs) with 116dB SNR, plus an I/O module with a comprehensive selection of connectivity for audio creation with easy-to-use control knobs for the X-Fi 24-bit Crystalizer, X-Fi CMSS- 3D (Creative Multi-Speaker Surround), 3DMIDI, and EAX. The Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro also features 64MB of on-board X-RAM - audio memory dedicated to higher gaming audio quality and performance, in addition to a built-in pre-amp for direct recording, and high-impedance inputs for electric guitars. 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 (described below), in one ultimate solution.

Cnet reviewed Creative Soundblaster X-FI Elite Pro Review :
The X-Fi Elite Pro comes with a multichannel DVD Audio disc player application, but for those who stick with more conventional formats, CMSS-3D's music modes effectively convert stereo music into multichannel soundtracks that make you feel like you're onstage with the band. For headphone gaming sessions, CMSS 3D delivered competitive, although not fully convincing, surround-sound simulation. Recordings we made from Internet radio streams and external sources closely mirrored the originals.