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PSA: Never Buy a Creative Product

#21datopgamerPosted 3/17/2014 4:08:36 PM
Had a sound blaster audigy gamer, titanium HD and zx all with no problems.
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#22KillerTrufflePosted 3/17/2014 4:11:46 PM
Creative actually makes me sad, because for years they were excellent - their sound cards and MP3 players were the best for a while. Then they started having driver issues, they weren't updating drivers properly and stuff, and when a random community person started making drivers that actually worked well, rather than letting him be, or hiring him to do the drivers for their products, they issued him a cease and desist.

That was pretty much the breaking point for them IMO. Apple's marketing team did tons better at selling the inferior iPod, which caused Creative MP3 players to die out, and their sheer stupidity with drivers ruined their PC hardware lines. At this point, Creative is pretty much irrelevant. And that makes me sad.
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#23InterfusorPosted 3/17/2014 4:13:05 PM
I have creative speakers that most likely are older than the average Gamefaqs user.
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#24DV8ingSourcesPosted 3/17/2014 4:43:11 PM
ein311 posted...
I have a Sound Blaster Zx. Absolutely zero problems over here.

But hey, that's just my experience.


No... it's also mine. Windows 8 even managed to get drivers in January. Haven't had any issues since. Before I'd get CPU spikes but that must have been addressed.
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#25PsythikPosted 3/17/2014 5:14:07 PM
r0ge00 posted...
fatali posted...
You are moving from creative to Xonar, why do you want to waste your money? just use the integrated audio, you are not getting any improvements from buying sound cards.


UNLESS you want VSS.
Onboard Realtek sound has this too. It's called Headphone Virtualization.
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#26FossilPosted 3/17/2014 5:19:54 PM
I've had a creative X-Fi XtremeGamer soundcard for a little over 5 years now. I transitioned from XP to 7 and have had zero problems. Still sounds just as good as it did the day I bought/installed it.
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#27r0ge00Posted 3/17/2014 6:36:49 PM
Psythik posted...
Onboard Realtek sound has this too. It's called Headphone Virtualization.


And it makes Razer Surround sound fantastic...
#28wizardmonPosted 3/17/2014 6:44:15 PM
r0ge00 posted...
Psythik posted...
Onboard Realtek sound has this too. It's called Headphone Virtualization.

And it makes Razer Surround sound fantastic...

Oh heck yeah, Razer Surround is some of the worst sound processing I've ever had the displeasure of subjecting myself to.
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#29DarthAragornPosted 3/18/2014 10:45:15 AM
DV8ingSources posted...
ein311 posted...
I have a Sound Blaster Zx. Absolutely zero problems over here.

But hey, that's just my experience.


No... it's also mine. Windows 8 even managed to get drivers in January. Haven't had any issues since. Before I'd get CPU spikes but that must have been addressed.


Those drivers were literally just the last version with the date changed, I think.
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#30ClouddxPosted 3/18/2014 10:57:04 AM
My X-fi Titanium card actually started to overheat, had to replace it. I got an external DAC/AMP and couldn't be happier. The sound quality is much better than the X-Fi card and I can use the DAC/AMP on any gaming system I want.
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