Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Express Sound Card -
The Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Express Sound Card lets you expand the audio capabilities of your computer. The card fits into PCI Express slots and offers a 3.5mm mic/line combo input and 3.5mm speaker outputs, for compatibility with a variety of sound sources, speakers and headphones. It also has optical digital input and output connectors to support TOSLink and S/PDIF multichannel digital sound.
The X-Fi Xtreme features 24-bit Crystalizer technology, which restores the detail and clarity to compressed music files like MP3, WMA, or AAC, ideal for music downloads and Internet radio. CMSS-3D technology provides an accurate positional audio experience, allowing you to enjoy surround sound with stereo headphones. Put yourself into the middle of a symphony, or locate enemies in your games by sound alone! EAX Advanced HD sound effects provide additional detail to further enhance your games and movies. Creative ALchemy provides a terrific surround gaming experience for Windows Vista users.
The sound card includes a free download of PowerDVD software with DTS and Dolby EX decoding for watching your movies with cinematic surround sound. A suite of other software titles from Creative are also bundled, allowing you to tap into the sound card's full potential.
- Hear headphone surround that sounds like multichannel speakers: Slip on your headphones and X-Fi technology moves the sound away from your ears and into the space around you. You'll feel like you're sitting with your favorite band or in the best seat in the movie theater
- Surround sound from your stereo music and movies? Yes!: Expand your stereo music and movies into surround sound. Voices are centered in front of you. Ambient sound appears all around you... just like a live performance. Listen on a pair of desktop speakers or a full 5.1 speaker system
- Revitalize your downloaded music and movies: Restore the details and vibrance your music and movies lost during compression. X-Fi technology intelligently enhances the highs and lows so you'll hear it all-crisp cymbal crashes, wailing guitar solos, screeching tires and booming explosions
- And if you're using Windows Vista, Creative ALchemy restores surround sound for the same great gaming experience
- Experience cinematic surround sound from DVD movies: Watch your DVDs in cinematic surround sound with PowerDVD software featuring DTS and Dolby Digital -EX decoding (free download with purchase)
- Enjoy Realistic sound effects in games: Bullets whiz past your head. Explosions shake the room. Take your games to the next level with EAX ADVANCED HD sound effects