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Creative Labs Creative Xmod - Audio Card external 5.1 channels USB

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A sound card or audio board allows computers to play and record sound. If you have a 5.1 or 7.1 audio board, you can connect your computer to your home cinema set for the real cinema experience, with full surround sound, whilst playing games or viewing DVDs.
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Short summary description Creative Labs Creative Xmod - Audio Card external 5.1 channels USB:
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Creative Labs Creative Xmod - Audio Card external, 5.1 channels, 24 bit, 109 dB, USB

Long summary description Creative Labs Creative Xmod - Audio Card external 5.1 channels USB:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Creative Labs Creative Xmod - Audio Card external 5.1 channels USB based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

Creative Labs Creative Xmod - Audio Card external. Audio output channels: 5.1 channels, Audio quality: 24 bit, Line-out Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR): 109 dB. Host interface: USB. Minimum RAM: 256 MB, Minimum processor: 1 GHz

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Reviews
Updated:
2011-09-26 02:40:18
Uk has collected 24 expert reviews for Creative Labs Creative Xmod - Audio Card external 5.1 channels USB and the average expert rating is 77 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Uk to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
77%
Source Review comments Score
macworld.co.uk
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2011-09-26 02:38:36
Promising the world on a plate is rarely a great idea – everyone has different expectations of what that dish should look like. With Xmod, Creative kicked against that wisdom to promise the device will “make your MP3s sound better than CDs&rdq...
Good Easy to set up and use, excellent sound enhancement, good price...
Bad Not a portable solution, requires AC power adaptor which is not supplied...
Bottom line If you want to enhance your iPod audio on the move, Xmod won’t do it. What it does is boost music playback through speakers from an iPod or computer when you are stationary. In the future, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Creative apply these s...
100%
techdigest.tv
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2011-09-26 02:38:40
The Xmod is Creative’s first external sound card to implement X-Fi technology. X-Fi has been securing Creative’s leading position in the sound card market for a long time thanks to its excellent sound quality enhancing functions. The Xmod offe...
80%
techradar.com
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2011-09-26 02:39:13
Laptops - now outselling desktops in the UK - are undeniably great. This review, for example, is being typed on a three-quarter-sized keyboard in the waiting room of a doctors surgery. When the laptop storing these words gets back to the office, a pro...
Good Has its own carry pack, Makes laptop music sound good...
Bad Doesnt stand out from headphones enough...
Bottom line Laptops - now outselling desktops in the UK - are undeniably great. This review, for example, is being typed on a three-quarter-sized keyboard in the waiting room of a doctors surgery. When the laptop storing these words gets back to the office, a pro...
70%
goodgearguide.com.au
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2011-11-04 13:41:08
The Xmod is a brilliant product. While the audio does have a slightly manufactured sound to it, its nonetheless impressive. The portable form factor, combined with the cheap price make this an ideal solution for quality audio on a budget.
Good Great sound quality, Crystaliser has a big impact, Portable design, Low cost...
Bad USB connection somewhat limits the device, Sound is slightly manufactured The Final Word The Xmod is a brilliant product. While the audio does have a slightly manufactured sound to it, its nonetheless impressive. The portable form factor, combined wit...
Bottom line The Xmod is a brilliant product. While the audio does have a slightly manufactured sound to it, its nonetheless impressive. The portable form factor, combined with the cheap price make this an ideal solution for quality audio on a budget.
80%
smh.com.au
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2011-11-04 13:41:08
Music lovers have always been rich pickings for aftermarket suppliers of miracle devices guaranteed to improve sound quality. These have ranged from outboard digital-to-analog converters that cost more than most cars to green gunk...
60%
atomicmpc.com.au
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2011-11-04 13:41:09
We were a little skeptical of the X-Mod’s promises. Just the little things in the marketing blurb, like the bold headings stating it could restore MP3s to better than studio quality sound. We were also halfway between doubtful and hopeful that somet...
70%
pcauthority.com.au
Updated:
2011-11-04 13:41:09
Better sound for your laptop from Creative, plus the lies about its heritage exposed.
67%
techspot.com
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2011-09-26 02:38:45
Although the PC soundcard market has considerably slowed down since the heyday when computers became ‘multimedia’ devices back in the mid 90s, Creative Labs has remained strong and kept evolving as the leading manufacturer for add-in PC audio cards. Wi...
Bottom line Gaming Performance It goes without saying that the Xmod isn't aimed at gamers. RightMark 3DSound does little to alter this perception: Device: Creative Xmod (usbaudio.sys) Features: Device has not enough hardware 2D buffers Device has not enough hard...
0%
maximumpc.com
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2011-09-26 02:38:49
Being audio purists, we typically piss on products that sit in the midst of an audio stream and manipulate what the artist intended to create. But when listening to music played through Creative’s X-Fi soundcards, we’ve increasingly found ourselves tur...
Good The 24bit crystalizer helps audio sound more...real.
Bad Only certain songs end up sounding like trash...
90%
maclife.com
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2011-09-26 02:38:58
Restore the audio glory of digital music and video files that have been compressed. Creatives Xmod can put the sparkle back into compressed MP3 or AAC audio, as well as enhance the overall quality of movies, CDs, and any other audio content. Unfort...
Good Inexpensive. Generally makes many movies and music sound fuller and more pleasing.
Bad Adds artifacts and distortion to certain program material.
Bottom line The Xmod promises to improve digital sound in many cases. In others, it does more harm than good, which could be said of any device in this category...
60%
Computerpoweruser.com
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2011-09-26 02:39:27
Xmod $79.99 Creative www.creative.com CPU Rating: 4 Specs: X-Fi Crystalizer; X-Fi CMSS-3D; Plug and play You don’t have to be an audiophile to listen to digital music and know that something is missing. Some of a CD’s richness doesn’t quite make it...
80%
Laptopmag.com
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2011-09-26 02:39:59
Initially, we were a tad skeptical of Creative’s much-hyped Xmod, a plug-and-play sound enhancer that connects to a notebook’s USB port for upconverting digital audio to surpass CD quality. But our suspicions were soon stymied after firing up...
Good Excellent clarity, Superb virtual surround sound, Brings vibrancy to audio...
Bad Requires AC adapter when used with portable audio devices, Faint hissing...
80%
ixbtlabs.com
Updated:
2011-09-26 02:40:12
Creative offered an unusual product - Xmod - at the last press conference held in Moscow on October 5, 2006.
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