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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD 24-bit 96KHz USB Interface Sound Card

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USB Sound Blaster X-Fi HD is an audiophile grade sound system with premium connectivity for your Notebook or PC. The front panel includes a conveniently located 1/4" microphone input and 1/4" headphone jack with studio quality headphone amp and volume control. The rear panel features optical I/O, gold plated stereo RCA I/O plus an integrated phono preamp for direct recording of your vinyl collection from your turntable. Media Toolbox software lets you record, convert, enhance and organize your digital music easily, while SBX Pro Studio technology brings you the same great audio experience found in live performances, films, and recording studios.

  • newegg Audiophile Components The Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD features high quality audiophile-grade components to deliver unsurpassed USB audio quality with a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 114dB.
  • newegg Record Your Vinyl Phono preamp with RIAA EQ allows direct connection of your turntable to convert your vinyl to CD or MP3.
  • newegg SBX Pro Studio Definition entertainment SBX Pro Studio delivers the fullest audio experience for music, movies and games, while remaining true to the source and intention of the artists who created it.
  • newegg Convenient Connection and Volume Control Front mounted headphone and microphone jacks are gold-plated for maximum signal quality and easily accessible with convenient volume control.
  • newegg Creative Media Toolbox Creative Media Toolbox is an essential suite of utilities to convert, enhance and organize your media files. Auto Tag Cleaner automatically updates your entire digital music collection with the correct title, artist, album, and genre information and Auto Organizer organizes them into folders based on their tag information. Tag Format Converter makes the tags legible across all platforms by converting them into Unicode while Audio Converter allows you to convert a bunch of songs from one format to another.


Learn more about the Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi HD

Model

Brand
Creative
Model
Sound Blaster X-Fi HD

Audio core

Sample Rate
96KHz
Digital Audio
24-bit
SNR
114dB

Ports

SPDIF In
Optical
SPDIF Out
Optical

Spec

Interface
USB
External Box
Yes
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista,
Windows XP (Professional x64 Edition, Service Pack 2 or above)

Features

Features
Audiophile-grade components deliver unsurpassed USB audio quality with a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 114dB
SBX Pro Studio is specially designed to bring the same great audio experience found in live performances, films, and recording studios - to the PC
Phono preamp with RIAA EQ allows direct connection of your turntable to convert your vinyl to CD or MP3
High quality headphone amp supports studio quality headphones (e.g. <=330Ohms)
Gold plated connectivity for maximum signal quality and easily accessible front mounted headphone and microphone jacks with convenient volume control
Creative Media Toolbox software allows you to record, playback, cleanup and organize your digital music easily

Packaging

Package Contents
Sound Blaster X-Fi HD
Quick Start leaflet
Installation CD

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
5 years limited
Labor
5 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • 3/29/2014 3:39:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Still working 3 years later. Great purchase.

Cons: none

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  • johnplayerson
  • 2/6/2014 9:54:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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4 out of 5 eggsPicture says THX, ADVERTISE THX, SELL YOU SBX.

Pros: Sounds fairly good for two channel.

Cons: Picture says THX, advertised feature describes THX pro studio. When unit arrived it says SBX, and describes different feature of SBX pro studio. This is not proper, thought i was getting THX certified feature

Other Thoughts: Good card, nice clean sound, not happy about getting SBX instead of THX. Bad advertising.

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  • djproducer
  • 11/7/2013 4:27:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNo drivers for windows 8 or 8.1

Pros: Good card when you can use it. Fiber optic and analog

Cons: NO DRIVER SUPPORT
Never buying a creative product again. Their last driver update was over 3 years ago. Terrible.

Other Thoughts: Don't waste your time.

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  • 9/17/2013 6:44:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsGreat External Card

Pros: It fulfill my expectation; no problems. Large jacks are perfect for my needs.

Cons: Did not find any yet

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  • Shaina
  • 8/13/2013 8:09:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsGreat sound card

Pros: Great SNR
Awesome quality
Nice construction, compact, looks nice.
1/4" headphone friendly

Cons: Stereo channel only

Other Thoughts: I bought this sound card because I needed something that I could plug my headphones into without using an adapter. I ended up very happy with buying this sound card. It's everything I expected it to be.

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  • 8/2/2013 3:51:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot standalone pre-amp

Pros: Since I'm going to return it anyway I didn't test it as a PC interface so I can't comment on those features which I'm sure are laudable.

Cons: Can't use AC/USB power adapter to connect with an AV receiver. It must be connected to an "approved operating system" or it won't turn on. I was hoping for a dual purpose device: turntable preamp for my sound system and turntable interface to my PC to convert vinyl to MP3's. (I don't want to waste electricity using my PC just to listen to records.)

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  • ThatOneHuman
  • 2/10/2013 3:17:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsOkay, not too good on high frequencies/

Pros: Good Base, Decent impedance, smooth sound, semi-portable.

Cons: Bad on Highs(frequency responce is around [8-10Hz to 15Khz]). I bought these for my Sennheiser HD 380s, and their okay, But for the price maybe $20-$30 dollars more you could get better.

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  • Nabsta
  • 11/29/2012 10:44:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: A very nice card if you have nothing to start with and need an 1/4 inch jack. I upgraded from an Audigy 2 ZS Platinum with terrible drivers. This card is very user friendly. The drivers work with Windows 7 64 Bit no problem, and it produces nice sound. It's very portable and convenient.

Cons: Although it's listed at 96 KHz which some would argue is better than the 192 KHz and it's probably more than I will need, it seems almost a downgrade from the 8-year old Audigy 2 ZS in that sense. 2.1 Audio is also a downgrade from the 5.1 Surround Sound on the 8-year old card but that was also explained in the description. I'm using this with Sound Forge 8.0 and I can't get my KSM 27 condenser microphone to record both stereo channels now through the 1/4 inch jack. It seems to only be recording mono. I don't know what to think of this card yet.

Other Thoughts: I will keep it around just because it beats having to reboot the OS from Windows 7 to Windows XP 32 just to use the Audigy 2 ZS Platinum, but the specs seem kind of disappointing, and I really would like to be able to record both channels on my condenser microphone. Hopefully there is a way, and I just haven't figured it out yet, but the Audigy 2 ZS Platinum seemed to do it fine. I will probably still revert back to the Audigy 2 ZS for professional music recording :(, but use this for voice overs.

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  • Jrx1216
  • 10/4/2012 9:46:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimply awesome

Pros: -Awesome 1/4 jacks on the front for use with my guitars/basses
-Optical in AND out (haven't got to test much yet)
-Simple usb makes it portable and easy
-Small

Cons: Not the EXACT color of my speakers, but I'll let it slide since it's barely big enough to be noticeable ;)

-I can't seem to get the LINE/PHONO-IN to work properly, but I won't blame that on the device since my computer crashed during driver installation. Will try re-installing later to see if it fixes

Other Thoughts: Just got it a few days ago, and it's already came in handy. I've used it to use my computer as a second amplifier for my guitars and basses, and record everything.
The main reason I purchased it was to use the optical in for my Xbox, and I've had so much fun with the other features that I haven't used the Xbox to test the optical ports!

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  • 10/3/2012 4:37:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuality

Pros: This product fills the gap of low and high end 2ch audio devices. I bought this product to drive Bose QC15 headphones and studio speakers. All of the features are great, but I'm more impressed by the unfiltered clean sound produced, along with the headphone pre-amp. The headphone amp built in this device drives the QC15's with no problem. The headphones do have their own amp built-in, so I tried them with a pair of Beyerdynamic MMX 300 headphones that are 300ohm. They still drive great!

Cons: The audio cable provided was a 1/8" male to RCA male. The cable that it is pictured with and should have been supplied is a 1/8"female to male RCA.

Not removing an egg for this because it was a minor inconvenience.

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