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I just loaded the Xfi Xtrememusic on my Dell to see if it was worth it for when I get my computer.


HOLY BAD WORDS!

When I turned on iTunes and through on the 24-bit crystalizer to max, i thot HOW DOES IT SOUND SO CRYSTAL CLEAR?! This was definitely worth more than like the $130 CAN it was. I reccommend this for sure.
    
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Congrats...I have been thinking about picking one up. I only have a 2.1 system and I use a usb headset(doesn't use a sound card), do you still think it will benefit me?
     
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Well, I am using 2.1 on a Dell and it is a vast improvement, much sharper percussion and high ranges, nice deep bass and overall really mellow. Yes, do it for sure! And if you upgrade the speakers (which on my project PC will be Logitech Z-5300 5.1) it will be even better!
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mattybass
Well, I am using 2.1 on a Dell and it is a vast improvement, much sharper percussion and high ranges, nice deep bass and overall really mellow. Yes, do it for sure! And if you upgrade the speakers (which on my project PC will be Logitech Z-5300 5.1) it will be even better!
Cool, thanks. My gaming rig is in my living room so I don't really have the room for 5.1 clutter.
     
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post #5 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mattybass
I just loaded the Xfi Xtrememusic on my Dell to see if it was worth it for when I get my computer.


HOLY BAD WORDS!

When I turned on iTunes and through on the 24-bit crystalizer to max, i thot HOW DOES IT SOUND SO CRYSTAL CLEAR?! This was definitely worth more than like the $130 CAN it was. I reccommend this for sure.
I just put mine in last Friday and again BAD WORDS
Adds a hole new level to BF2. This card rocks
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Originally Posted by claymanhb
Congrats...I have been thinking about picking one up. I only have a 2.1 system and I use a usb headset(doesn't use a sound card), do you still think it will benefit me?
The simulated surround sound for headphones is a major upgrade for headphone listeners. I would actually say that the X-Fi offers more of a sound upgrade for headphone listeners than it does for those listening through speakers. Toss in the EAX 5.0, 128 simultaneous sounds, the Crystalizer, the lessened cpu strain, and it's a no brainer IMO
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Exactly, I don't know why you wouldn't spend the extra 130$ for better sound and less cpu stress.
    
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I love the CMSS-3DSurround of the X-FI. I love the fact that I am completly incapsuled in my music from my 5.1 system. Also I love the 24-bit crystalizer it makes the music sound so much more alive.
    
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post #9 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by claymanhb
Cool, thanks. My gaming rig is in my living room so I don't really have the room for 5.1 clutter.
If you got the dough, or want 5.1, save for the Logitech Z-5450 speakers man. Wireless rear satelittes = your needs

I'm getting the Z-5300e, cheaper but still good for me. 5.1, and the back speakers I will hide the wires inside my bedroom's drop ceiling. I hope the cables are long enough...
    
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I'm getting this card for my birthday in July. I don't have great speakers (Logitech X530s), but it'll still be a great boost from my SB Live!
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