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Hi all, hope someone can help.
Does anybody know the difference between the HP X-Fi and the Xtrememusic: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Creative-Sound...QQcmdZViewItem

According to this advert it's just the Gold Jacks and the connector to the front panel. Neither of these I'm bothered about, I just want the same sound quality etc.

If these are basically the same, I can pick them up for around £50, which is a quite considerable saving.

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It looks good, I guess. One problem: auction ended.
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thats definetly not x-fi becuase dont x-fi have 7.1 connectors? that thing only has 4 connectors and digital out
    
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thats definetly not x-fi becuase dont x-fi have 7.1 connectors? that thing only has 4 connectors and digital out
Thanks for your input but do you know this is definitely not 7.1?
The X-Fi to me has the same number of jacks as this card. I've attached a picture below of an Xtrememusic below and it looks the same, apart from the front panel is gold.
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Here's a pic of the one from the ebay photo for comparison
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hmmm they just about look the same to me... but there has to be something different about them or they wouldnt be so cheap!
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hmmm they just about look the same to me... but there has to be something different about them or they wouldnt be so cheap!
I think they're cheap as they're Hewlett Packard OEM cards tbh.
Just can't see Creative manufacturing 2 different cards with slight differences. Just doesn't make sense, they'd need a completely different production line, equipment etc.

The cards don't come with official drivers, cables, instructions, retail box etc so that would lower the price. The more I think about it, the more I think it's primarily the same card.
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I think they're cheap as they're Hewlett Packard OEM cards tbh.
Just can't see Creative manufacturing 2 different cards with slight differences. Just doesn't make sense, they'd need a completely different production line, equipment etc.

The cards don't come with official drivers, cables, instructions, retail box etc so that would lower the price. The more I think about it, the more I think it's primarily the same card.
i dont know what to say/suggest other than if YOU feel its good, then get it! and then let us know if it is infact the same card or not....
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i dont know what to say/suggest other than if YOU feel its good, then get it! and then let us know if it is infact the same card or not....
Okay, thanks. After much searching on the OEM number I found a HP list which pointed to a 7.1 Xtrememusic card. Think I may as well give it a shot
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