From the Manufacturer
NOTE: this sound card is not compatible with Mac systems.
Features THX TruStudio Pro for expanded frequency range. View larger.
Ports support connectivity to a variety of devices. View larger.
When you connect the X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro to your PC, you'll immediately notice an improvement in audio performance. The card utilizes TruStudio Pro, an audio technology developed by THX. This technology works to expand your PC's audio channels, which allows surround sound content to be reproduced faithfully, making sound more expansive, immersive, and realistic. Even if you're listening through headphones, you'll experience the surround sound effect.
In addition, TruStudio Pro uses a variety of techniques to make your music sound livelier. It restores music's natural frequency range--something that is often lost when music is compressed into MP3 format. It also fills in low frequencies, which adds a little extra impact to bass. You'll experience higher quality audio, even when streaming MP3s from your music library.
Enhanced Gaming Audio and Performance
The X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro has been specially engineered to handle gaming applications, delivering crisp, deep audio that will fully immerse you in the game.
In addition to enriching your gaming audio, the X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro will also boost your PC's gaming performance as a whole. By functioning as a dedicated sound unit, the card frees up resources that would otherwise be tied up in audio processes. This allows your PC to dedicate more of its processing power towards other tasks, like graphical and AI processing. The result is a more seamless gaming experience, free of hiccups and slowdowns.
Top Audio Decoders Deliver Cinematic Sound
The X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro offers full support for Dolby- and DTS-based codecs like Dolby Digital Live!, which allows you connect your PC to any Dolby Digital-enabled receiver or speaker system with a single cable. You'll be able to experience your PC audio in rich, multichannel surround sound. This allows you to get the most out of high-definition media, like HD-DVD and Blu-Ray.
Broad Connectivity and Easy-to-Use Remote
Built for versatility, the X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro supports connections to a variety of devices. It features ports that can accommodate microphones, headphones, 5.1-channel speaker systems, portable music players, and more. An optical out is included, so you can connect the card to an A/V receiver. It comes with a useful IR remote, giving you quick control over volume and playback.
The X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB sound card is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP (Professional x64 Edition, Service Pack 2 or above), Windows Vista, and Windows 7. (The card is not Mac compatible.)
To install the card, you'll need an Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent processor, 2.2 GHz or faster; 1 GB RAM; at least 600 MB free hard disk space; an available USB 2.0 port; and a CD/DVD drive for software installation.
The X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro is backed by a one-year limited hardware warranty.
Product Features and Technical Details
- Easy to install, bus-powered USB2.0 Sound Blaster in a sleek and compact design
- High-quality, gold-plated RCA stereo and optical digital out for best audio performance, plus convenient Microphone and Headphone jacks for internet chat
- Compact IR Remote with mute and volume allows you to control playback of your music across the room
- THX TruStudio Pro delivers the fullest audio experience for music, movies and games, while remaining true to the source and intention of the artists who created it
- Dolby Digital Live! connects to your decoder or home theatre system through a single digital cable for compelling 5.1 surround sound from any source
- Brand Name: Creative
- Model: SB1095
What's in the Box
X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB sound card, quick start leaflet, USB cable, stereo RCA to minijack adapter, and installation CD.