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Creative Labs 70SB129000002 Sound Blaster X-Fi Go PRO USB Sound Card

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  • Portable Sound Blaster X-Fi sound card in compact USB stick format
  • THX TruStudio Pro Surround converts your movies and games into virtual 3D surround sound over headphones
  • THX TruStudio Pro Crystalizer enhances all audio especially MP3, DIVX and online movies and game audio for extra clarity and definition
  • Gaming support includes EAX 5.0 and OpenAL plus Creative ALchemy software to restore EAX surround to games running under Windows Vista/ Windows 7
  • Warranty: 1 year limited hardware warranty.

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Technical Details
BrandCreative Labs
Item Weight168 g
Product Dimensions14 x 14 x 5 cm
Item model number70SB129000002
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
  
Additional Information
ASINB0042RUERG
Best Sellers Rank 62,697 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight159 g
Date First Available17 Sept. 2010
  
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Creative's Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro brings incredible enhanced 3D audio to any computer, anywhere! Designed for maximum portability, this sound card is small enough to fit into your pocket and even fits on your key ring! Enjoy incredible 3D Surround with any headphones in movies, games and enhance all of your PC and online audio. The Sound Blaster XFi Go! Pro is the fastest and easiest upgrade to THX TruStudio Pro audio technology.

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Be Quiet! CPU Cooler, Dark Rock Advanced


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I have used soundblaster products for a few years now and have a soundblaster card fitted in my desktop PC and up until replacing my laptop, I was using the PCMCIA soundblaster Audigy 2 soundcard.

Therefore as my new laptop does not have a PCMCIA port and combining that with the awful sound coming from the Realtek HD built in soundcard on my new VAIO I plumped for another soundcard and the obvious choice being a soundblaster.

I had a look around and read plenty of reviews on not only creative products and saw this item on amazon for a good price and its predecessor having rave reviews and promising to do what I wanted it for. I have to admit that I was apprehensive of the fact that it had no reviews of its own and is a USB soundcard as these have been renowned for having problems in the past, however I can comfortably say that this has been solid throughout.

To save waffling anymore here are the pro's and cons for the device:

Pro's:

1. Improves the sound no end, a dramatic improvement over the onboard stuff, I am a big music fan and really like good sounding kit so this is good for the price it is.

2. It is small but wide so it comes with the little extension cable, this is a well thought out as on my VAIO all three USB ports are next to each other and one at least would be obstructed without it.

3. It is a very simple installation process with no problems along the way. Just plug in the soundcard and insert the software disc, then off it goes.

Con's:

1. The installation process is simple but after running the update process it took well over and hour to install these updates and it also downloaded a piece of software that you have to pay more for the registration key, a bit cheeky I thought.
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Tried this in all USB ports, without power connected to the laptop, without wireless adapter turned on.
With the provided extension USB cable (which I'd be using due to having found out how easy it is to break these devices if plugged in directly) and without. In all test cases there is a background hiss. Now I have tinnitus and have constant ringing in both ears, but can still hear this hiss from the sound card when no music/game is outputting anything through it. The sound clarity and overall performance of the card is definitely an improvement over my laptop (Clevo P150EM based model with realtek on-board sound). I'll give this a bit more testing and see how it performs but after initial testing this seems like an inferior produce to the previous one I owned. For the £5 price difference I might just request a return/refund and get another Asus U3.

To be fair to the product, when used with Ultimate Ears Super.Fi. 5 earphones I can hear the hiss. But with the much cheaper Razer Kraken Pro headphones it is barely audible. With this Caveat I'd say if you are going to be using this with a reasonably average (< £100) pair of headphones then probably no problem with it.

vs Asus U3

Pros:
-Slightly smaller size
-Software allows slightly more control than that of Asus
-Construction of plastic body feels higher quality and more robust than U3.

Cons:
-Background noise noticeable when used with high quality ear/headphones.
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My onboard sound on my HP computer stopped working and due to the case size there wasn't space to fit a sound card into the 'slot'. On advice from a computer whiz I bought a USB sound Blaster. I plugged it into a spare USB2 socket and followed the easy set up procedure from the supplied disk.
The result was brilliant. I now get far better sound than before and can easily switch between 'modes' to suit the type of sound being produced/listened to.
I have a decent set of speakers and the USB Sound Blaster does them justice.
Had I known how much the Sound Blaster would improve the audio quality from my computer I would have bought one ages ago.
I would recommend anyone who wants better computer audio than standard to get a Creative Labs Sound Blaster.
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By Tat on 26 April 2011
Initially bought this to fix the static noise on my VAIO EA16 audio jack while charging or plugged in to the charger.
Worked finely.
Made a lot of difference to the sound quality.
The sound it produces is wonderfully rich and spacious.
Well worth the money.
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Being no audiophile, I was fairly satisfied with this unit when using it with loudspeakers. However, when I started listening to classical piano music through headphones I noticed that the sound was actually quite dreadful. The bass distorts and creates annying high overtones. Not good enough. Now I'm buying the ASUS Sonar U3, which according to some online reviews is better. I wish I could afford a true high end unit. Oh well.
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Consistent buzzing when used with headphones and listening to clasical music or whenever it gets quiet enough.[...] Not worth the money. It is a shame I bought this before looking for more information in forums.
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I listen on headphones to a lot of music while I work on my laptop - mostly classical music - and was always a bit disappointed with the quality until I saw a review for this device. I actually bought it to try on my husband's new desktop which didn't have such a good sound card as the old one, but on that machine the improvement was not very noticeable.

However I now use it almost all the time on my laptop, plugged into a USB port with quite a good pair of Koss lightweight headphones plugged into the device. The volume is considerably louder than when using the inbuilt sound card and the quality and richness of sound is a huge improvement even with rather ordinary mp3 files. I have tried it also with a pair of cheap little Logitech speakers - the quality is not marvellous with these but almost certainly limited by the speakers themselves and I haven't tried any better ones yet. I have yet to test the microphone facility.

Overall a very good buy. If your laptop has poor sound quality give it a try. Remember you will need to reset the default sound device to this one rather than the on-board device.
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