The silver color will clash with all dark colored notebooks. For those who intend to just use their headphones, the X-Fi will provide only a moderate improvement over built-in sound. Note that Vista is given a cold shoulder from the start — you need more ram, not to mention that it would anyway be appallingly slow to have less than a gig of RAM in Vista. This runs completely separate form your laptop audio system if sb xtreme audio notebook laptop has on board sound. The Creative audio console allows one to adjust the virtual environment of the room.

Uploader: Digor
Date Added: 7 October 2010
File Size: 70.65 Mb
Operating Systems: Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/2003/7/8/10 MacOS 10/X
Downloads: 59435
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]

It is hard to say why Creative gave reduced Vista support, xtremw considering that the X-Fi Xtreme Audio is just a re-branded Soundblaster Audigy SE, it seems that a sb xtreme audio notebook workaround may appear in the modding community.

Visit our network of sites: CMSS is a virtual 3D surround sound effect. For those wondering, the 5.

This card is an enhancement to the stock sound chip in the Dell I purchased. The X-Fi is mostly intended for use with a speaker setup.

The X-Fi features support for 2. I was certainly quite wrong.

Creative Sound Blaster X-fi Xtreme Audio Notebook SB0710 Express 54

The end result is poorer home theater support in Vista. Along with gaming, it is with movies that a surround sound 5. On the whole, however, the benefits of an external sound card are numerous, and this is where the X-Fi Xtreme Audio for notebooks shines.


Creative provides bloatware software, but the audio console sb xtreme audio notebook soothing blue. Fortunately, and the reason I bought it, Creative recently updated their drivers on these and sb xtreme audio notebook legacy cards to support Windows 7 and yes there are some of us holdouts who will cling to Windows 7 until the end. The optional small break-out box offers up to 7. This unit is great for sb xtreme audio notebook watching Hollywood movies, due to the bass boost it provides.

In the case of Oblivion, using the X-Fi Xtreme Audio could mean gaining a few frames per second for identical gaming conditions. The volume dial is a treat to use — a round dial similar to amplifier volume controls. Creative is one of the oldest computer sound card companies, and the introduction of their Audigy 2 ZS series sound card for Sb xtreme audio notebook allowed notebooi sb xtreme audio notebook users to tack on a 5.

This is sb xtreme audio notebook a separate purchase — undoubtedly a disappointment for those who would like a true surround sound set-up out of xtremee box.

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Notebook Specs – CNET

You may also like. All content posted on Sb xtreme audio notebook is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community.

Users of the X-Fi sound card will probably never remove it from the port. This alone may be a reason to get a sound card — this one, for example — as it places the audio port on the side, making the cord situation less sb xtreme audio notebook. Oblivon patched to v.


Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio for Notebook Review

CMSS is a virtual 3D surround sound effect. Get better sound quality than the internal chip and can alter some settings to enhance the audio.

Save on Sound Cards External Trending price is sb xtreme audio notebook on prices over last 90 days. Creative has a provided notebool red light illuminating the line out port for easy jacking in of headphones in the dark. Show less Show more. All content posted on TechnologyGuide nottebook granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. It seems that driving sound is at least processing intensive enough to sb xtreme audio notebook frame rates, even if minimally so.

These test were certainly surprising. Visit our network of sites: Home Reviews Computing Peripherals.

Creative has a provided soft red light sb xtreme audio notebook the line out port for easy jacking in of headphones in the dark. The much anticipated follow up for the new Expresscard port takes their higher end, X-Fi name, while preserving the same features.