Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro turns your PC or notebook into a 5.1 entertainment system, featuring SBX Pro Studio technology. Easy to install, it replaces low quality on-board audio with high quality connectivity options and remote control*. A convenient volume control knob, headphone and microphone inputs for a headset are also close at hand.
SBX Pro Studio delivers the fullest audio experience for music, movies and games, while remaining true to the source and intention of the artists who created it.
Dolby Digital Live connects to your decoder or home theater system through a single digital cable for compelling 5.1 surround sound from any source.
Windows Vista and above are required for Dolby Digital Live.
Cyberlink PowerDVD 10 software (free download) with DTS® and Dolby Digital®-EX decoding delivers an unbeatable DVD movie experience.
High-quality, gold-plated RCA stereo and optical digital out for the best audio performance, plus convenient microphone and headphone jacks for internet chatting.
The compact IR Remote* with mute and volume functions allows you to control playback of your music across the room.
Easy to install, the bus-powered USB 2.0 Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro does not require an extra power adapter.
We have updated audio drivers that will allow you to enjoy the ultimate in Sound Blaster performance in Windows 8.
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* Available in some regions only
Plugged in and around 30 seconds later you are ready to rock and roll with the system making a noticeable difference to the music we played. Because there is a soundcard included within the box of tricks any sound you output from your PC will be enhanced rather than just music.
Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro
The X-Fi 5.1 Pro sounds good and its software makes the most of your games and movies. If you're after a reasonably priced 5.1 multimedia sound card to use with your laptop, this is a great buy.
Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro
A great little external sound card with quality audio. Simple to install and easy to use interface. The only short-fall is that there is no through for digital I/O which would of been handy for 'daisy chaining'. All-in-all a product I'd recommend.
Sound card is very good. Bought it for my friend and its perfect gift.
The product comes with a mini DSP-like array of features that allows you to tune the sound stage the way you would like it to sound. This means that you will never be constrained by the recording quality of any MP3 song or game as you would be able to tune the sound accordingly. However, even if you leave everything at default settings, the sound is already enhanced as compared to the onboard sound chip/card of your notebook/PC. This product is best matched to a 5.1 sound system. I was using a system (low budget at $55) with a 25 watt RMS subwoofer and the highs and lows, clarity and deep bass from the system has blown my friends away when played as it matches and even surpassed systems that would cost ten times more. They simply could not comprehend that music can sound so good with strong separation of channels and enhanced through stereo surround from 5 speakers. THe whole front area becomes a huge sound stage. The pinnacle of sound came when I managed to hook up a Cambridge Soundworks 5.1 megaworks with THX Certification and 500 watts of pure RMS power. Though old technology and already a defunct model, the whole setup made the same group of friends realise that you do not have to spent thousands to enjoy incredible sound. This also has caused them to rethink about going wireless when analogue can actually sound so good. My only grouse is that it would be great if the product can be a little smaller and come with a retractable/adjustable USB connection. The one given is a little too long. Highly recommended with 5.1 setup.