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I was on the creative website and saw this X-Fi demo thing that lets you hear the difference between a song with Crystallizer and one without. Are Crystallizer and the CMSS-3D thing really that good or did they just made the original song dull and show you what Crystallizer can do just to make you buy the X-Fi?

This was the demo thing: http://www.x-fi.com/whatis/
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post #2 of 19
Sounds like they made the original song as dull as deemed possible.

Currently I'm using bit-matched playback. No crystallizer or any other software sound thing. Which plays songs the way they are. Someone else can explain it a little more. I think songs are best when played the way they are meant to be.
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post #3 of 19
i guess that the demo with out is a lower bit rate than the one with, i dont see another way of demoing it.

i do notice a positive difference with them both enabled with both games and music
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post #4 of 19
I was listening to some rave music with and without the crystalizer to test it.

If you have 5.1 surround sound it really is that good.
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post #5 of 19
Of course they have to enhance/ dull the music to emulate its effect, but it is for real.
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post #6 of 19
Yea, it's good. I just tested it also. Just got the sound card the other day and haven't had time to play with it much.

Edit: One thing for sure. With or without crystalizer those cards will make a huge difference over onboard sound.
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post #7 of 19
What I experience with my x-fi is almost exactly how that demo is.
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post #8 of 19
All the Crystallizer is doing is basically turning loud on and thats it. I suggest you turn it off. CMSS is great though especially with headphones.

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Ok thanks alot everyone, Im thinking of getting one now ^^.
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Originally Posted by Mr Pink57 View Post
All the Crystallizer is doing is basically turning loud on and thats it. I suggest you turn it off. CMSS is great though especially with headphones.

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I'm not sure if I agree with you there..
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