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post #11 of 24
Might aswell get the audigy 4 then. The audigy 4 has a higher dB range and more channels, neither of which will make any difference. Get whichever is cheaper. The X-FI isnt buggy and its much better than both the audigy 2 zs and the audigy 4.
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post #12 of 24
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audigy 4 is ordered

will get it in 3 day

at 75$ cad
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I got the X-Fi when it first came out and it wasn't buggy at all for me. Only people it bothered were those that played BF2 and even then, that was quickly fixed. You really don't knew what your talking about my friend, as the X-Fi owns the Audigy 2 and 4 in every way.
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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.
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post #15 of 24
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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.
Did you update your BIOS? I've installed several X-Fi cards as well as using one myself and have never had a problem in any game. Before you dump the X-Fi, you should start a thread so we can help you troubleshoot your problem. You shouldn't have a single pop or hiss ever.
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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.
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I have tried pretty much everything. Thats nice that you arent having problems. BF2 was created utilizing the X-fi technology and yet it falls short of giving the performance it claims. I think you should look on creatives forums. many MANY people have problems with the Xfi card. Although ppl who do not have problems arent going to post on the tech support forums, theres too many people HAVING problems to say that its just new technology and ppl dont know what the **** they are doing.

I like the card and front panel alot, i would love to keep it as long as it worked correctly.
And about you telling me its my equip, I also purchased the Xfi fatality on nearly the same week it was released, because of issues i was having i purchased new creative 7.1 speakers AND a new headset to see if that would fix the problem, but it did not.
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Thats nice that you arent having problems. BF2 was created utilizing the X-fi technology and yet it falls short of giving the performance it claims.

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BF2 doesn't offer EAX 5.0, but can have 128 simultaneous sounds and only the X-Fi is capable of that. We haven't even begun to see what the X-Fi can truly do. X-Fi can also offer in game voices, meaning that your character can actually talk. Btw, have you tried using a different PCI slot?
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post #19 of 24
I run a Fatal1ty card and have never had any problems with it. It delivers clear and concise sound for me, and is, IMO, much better than my audigy2, which gave me nothing but headaches. I play a wide range of games, and have not had hissing or popping sounds. I am very taxing on my sound system, since I do a lot of recording/playback on multiple tracks with 7.1 surround sound.

The one time I had a high treble response was after I installed new video drivers. It cleared after I reinstalled them, and I haven't had any trouble since.

However, if you hate the X-Fi line, and can get an audigy4 for $75 Canadian, I'd say go for it...
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I have tried pretty much everything. Thats nice that you arent having problems. BF2 was created utilizing the X-fi technology and yet it falls short of giving the performance it claims. I think you should look on creatives forums. many MANY people have problems with the Xfi card. Although ppl who do not have problems arent going to post on the tech support forums, theres too many people HAVING problems to say that its just new technology and ppl dont know what the **** they are doing.

I like the card and front panel alot, i would love to keep it as long as it worked correctly.
And about you telling me its my equip, I also purchased the Xfi fatality on nearly the same week it was released, because of issues i was having i purchased new creative 7.1 speakers AND a new headset to see if that would fix the problem, but it did not.
I have to agree that Creative is horrible when it comes to support. Given the headaches that I've had with the audigy2, if the Fatal1ty DOES give me any trouble, I'm prepared to move to a more professional solution, without even trying to resolve any issues with them, because I know they're a dead-end street... but I have to admit that I would rather not have to, since I love the front panel too... lol
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