Retrieved January 21, Driver Application Beta Application All. The XtremeMusic card may be geared for music, but gaming and movies benefit from Creative’s audio technology know-how, too. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. All prices are in USD.

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The “compression” that is meant here is not the digital file-size reduction achieved by digital audio data compression technologies like for example mp3.

X-Fi MB is available in different versions e. All these tend to be somewhat muffled by dynamic range compression. Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi series driver 2. You may also like. Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! Creative Labs states that the primary function of the Crystalizer is to “restore portions of the sound which were lost during compression”.

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Close all other Windows applications. Enabling this setting will apply special filtering algorithms in order to improve localization for sound sources located very close to the listener. Problems can arise when your hardware device is too old or not supported any longer.


Improves 3D audio processing for host-based Sound Blaster audio devices. The XtremeMusic card may be geared for music, but gaming and movies benefit from Creative’s audio technology know-how, too. To install this pack Download the file onto your local hard disk.

Follow the instructions on the screen. Try to set a system restore point before installing a device driver. Show More Show Less. Below are the available bulk discount rates for each individual item when you purchase a certain amount. What of playing music, especially the audio functions. For a complete listing of downloads, you can manually search creatvie database. About as good as it gets. This article possibly contains original research.

Since its release X-Fi has caused several unsolved catd with sound glitches on various motherboards.

Otherwise it is generally preferable to have it disabled as it does render the sound less dynamic, for instance lessening the impact of loud parts in movies, and also making music sound less lively.

End of Service Life. In other words, this is a must-have application when you use the sound system or for any computer user.

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi PCI (70SB046002001) Sound Card

Environmental Audio Extensions is designed to be enabled by game developers within a game to enhance the “simulated-reality” the user is experiencing; for example, the ringing of game-world swords will sound differently depending on whether the protagonist is currently in a game-world temple vault or in a game-world open field.


Highly recommended sound card at a good price point. X-Mod is listed in the same category as the rest of the X-Fi lineup, but is only xtfememusic stereo device, marketed to improve music playing from laptop computers, and with lower specifications than the internal offerings. It is best used in circumstances where noise disturbance might be an issue, late at night for instance.

It is a compressor that evens out the dynamic range of any given source so that quieter sounds are louder and loud sounds are quiet. This download supports the following audio devices only: This item doesn’t belong on this page.

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