Originally Posted by tricknasty
I actually created an account just to post on this thread. I dont think any of you truly know what your talking about when it comes to the X-fi sound cards. I have the X-fi Fatality sound card and it has given me nothing but problems. I have formatted and reinstalled countless drivers and have tried everything.
I play Bf2 everyday and i get popping/hissing/random odd sounds for about 1 minute every 6-8 minutes. Its driving me nuts. I have an email to creative about the problem with no response. I have seen countless numbers of people with this same problem. The X-fi cards are buggy at BEST and i wouldnt recommend it if you play high end games. I have the same problems when i played D&D Online for sure and random problems with Elder Scrolls Oblivion.
Other than the gaming issue the card is great, the front panel is very sharp and i use it all the time for a mic and headphones.
Im about to sell my X-fi and get something else. i just havent decided what other card i would get. IMO Creative has dropped the ball on these X-fi cards, they do not perform like they are marketed and have problems GALORE.
Dude man...I had my X-Fi since the day it came out and I have yet to hear a hiss or pop. Don't come on here pretending you know what your talking about, when the majority of the X-Fi owners are happy with their cards. Maybe in the beginning, there were a few minor bugs...but what do you expect with brand new tech. Creative has made strides in terms of coming out with drivers to make the X-Fi compatible with pretty much everything out right now.
If your X-Fi hisses and pops, then chances are, either your mic is not muted, your speaker connection is faulty, or everything is not up to date.