This may not be the solution to your sound issues.
PostedJune 28, 2012
Yes, I would recommend this product
This product seems to operate as advertised. However, I purchased this sound card on the advice of the Best Buy Geek Sqaud. I have an HP (purchasd from best Buy) and a Dell XPS 8300 (from Dell). When playing music on the computers or when various computer audio sounds are played, the sound briefly distorts when using other programs or surfing the internet at the same time the audio is played. Since my computers do not have a dedicated sound card (not built into the mother board),I was told that I needed a dedicated sound card. After installing this Sound Blaster card into the XPS, the problem did not go away. I will be returning the product.
The review here is about the one thing that is definately Creative Labs fault this time...
I need the Sound Font Bank Manager to play my midi piano. The Creative OEM CD has the software, but the Creative application crashes on start up. The Creative software download Sound Font Bank Manager also crashes.
I'll add the card works for the streaming audio and video just fine. I watch You Tube with it. Just beware this low end card only has the Entertainment mode that was just fine for me.
just a revamping of the audigy series. I purchased a xps700 in '06 with the sound blaster x-fi xtreme audio card, for whatever reason, they have removed all the mode options, DTS and Dolby surround coding. All that is left with is a sound card with a few of Creatives basic audio functions. The x-fi titanium, however, has all the options and surround coding that was on the original x-fi xtreme audio card. The only plus is that it was a cheap mistake on my part. Always research every aspect of the components you are choosing for your machine.
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