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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
The extrememusic is not actually a X-fi as far as I know... They just slapped that label on there.
Here is the Xtreme Music link at Creative


Yes the X-Fi Xtreme Music is a true X-Fi card. The others, like the X-Fi Xtreme audio music are not. They just slapped the name on it. But the X-Fi Xtreme Music does have the hardware to be a true X-Fi.

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The Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic sound card harnesses the full power of the Creative X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity audio processor to upgrade any existing library of MP3 or any music files to the Xtreme Fidelity audio standard. With the X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity 24-bit Crystalizer, MP3 music and movies are converted to Xtreme Fidelity, which delivers an experience beyond the original CD or DVD recordings. With the included Creative MediaSourceâ„¢ 3 software suite, users can easily SuperRipâ„¢ all their digital music permanently to Xtreme Fidelity. In addition, MediaSource 3 also allows users to further enhance their music content with single-click access to rich features like X-Fi CMSS-3D, Smart Cross-Fade and Smart Volume Management. The Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic sound card plays back audio with rich 109dB SNR quality.
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post #12 of 21
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I will probably go with :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102005

Unless anyone has any beef with it?
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post #13 of 21
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I will probably go with :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102005

Unless anyone has any beef with it?
If what ericeod is saying is true than the extrememusic would probably be better for your wallet because if they are both x-fi the quality difference between them is very small, definitely not worth $100 more, and the x-ram the xtremegamer cards have doesn't help at all. Then take that 100$ you have left over and put it towards saving up for a good 5.1 setup.
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If what ericeod is saying is true than the extrememusic would probably be better for your wallet because if they are both x-fi the quality difference between them is very small, definitely not worth $100 more, and the x-ram the xtremegamer cards have doesn't help at all. Then take that 100$ you have left over and put it towards saving up for a good 5.1 setup.
Problem is my bank won't let me buy from small ERetailers. Bearly lets me from Newegg.
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post #15 of 21
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If what ericeod is saying is true than the extrememusic would probably be better for your wallet because if they are both x-fi the quality difference between them is very small, definitely not worth $100 more, and the x-ram the xtremegamer cards have doesn't help at all. Then take that 100$ you have left over and put it towards saving up for a good 5.1 setup.
No he's right. The Extreme-Music is almost the same thing as the Xtreme- Gamer. The only difference is that it's disscontinued (hence the cheap price). The Xtreme-Audio is the one that should be avoided.
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Problem is my bank won't let me buy from small ERetailers. Bearly lets me from Newegg.
Time for a new bank.
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post #17 of 21
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Problem is my bank won't let me buy from small ERetailers. Bearly lets me from Newegg.
Get a new bank? lol

Have a friend buy it for you?

You'll be happy with the one from newegg but your paying nearly $100 more for a quality difference you probably won't notice unless you had a nice 5.1 setup.

I personally would just pay my friend to buy it for me, but its up to you. Both cards should be good.
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Well you wont be disapointed in the card you linked or the XtremeGamer for $80 at newegg.
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post #19 of 21
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Time for a new bank.
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Get a new bank? lol

Have a friend buy it for you?

You'll be happy with the one from newegg but your paying nearly $100 more for a quality difference you probably won't notice unless you had a nice 5.1 setup.

I personally would just pay my friend to buy it for me, but its up to you. Both cards should be good.
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Well you wont be disapointed in the card you linked or the XtremeGamer for $80 at newegg.
They have a monopoly over this area, just like my ISP that charges $30 for 30kbps down.
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Can someone relink me to the 50 dollar Xtreme Music?
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