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Music is totally depended on the listeners taste. Some of my songs sound better with crystallizer. While others don't sound as good as they should. They all sound good in bit-matched as long as they good mp3's.
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post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by CrazyHeaven View Post
Music is totally depended on the listeners taste. Some of my songs sound better with crystallizer. While others don't sound as good as they should. They all sound good in bit-matched as long as they good mp3's.
But *most* people do love the x-fi experience
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post #13 of 19
The Crystalizer basically enhances the highs and the lows of music. So it sounds more punchier, I really notice it the most in techno music.
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post #14 of 19
Generally I noticed that people who are more audiophile-ish like bit matched because of its the way the song was recorded. Other people like the X-Fi effects because it sounds nice.

I just moved from the X-Fi effects to bit matched and it seems cleaner.
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post #15 of 19
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I'm not sure if I agree with you there..
Turn Crystalizer on and put it to 0db, then raise the bar while listening to music. Did you notice how it just got louder...

I dont think if it were meant to make music sound nicer it would be measured in DB's.

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But *most* people do love the x-fi experience
There's something we can all agree on.
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Mr Pink57 is right, the Crystalizer does not improve sound quality but it makes certain frequencies louder, primarily lows and highs. Many people perceive something that's louder to being better in sound quality but it's just something in the mind. The Crystalizer works in a similar fashion to an equalizer or multi-band compressor used in studios for audio mastering. Notice the graph below how the lows and highs are louder than normal, while the mids are reduced compared to the original recording.



The Crystalizer will not improve your MP3 files and make them better than studio quality. Don't fall for Creative's advertising and buy an X-Fi just because they say the Crystalizer works wonders with your MP3 files.
    
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post #18 of 19
I don't know the science between everything. But the CMSS and the crystalizer make everything sound much better. If you listen to music and during the song switch the crystalizer on and off you hear a substancial diffrence. And the CMSS is a great souround sound technology. But the crystalizer does didly squat with headphones. The x-fi is great with headphones i must say.
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post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by D3DAiM View Post
I'm not sure if I agree with you there..
Cmss - 3D was originally designed for surround sound within headphones. Its not really meant for better sound quality but more for gaming experience. Says it right on my audigy 4 box
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