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Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D THX USB External Sound Enhancer for PC, PS3, XBOX 360 and Mac - SB1300 Reviews

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Detailed report with AKG Q701 and Xbox 360!

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Pros: All cables/adapters included, USB DAC and Optical Audio sound processor for many/any device, Native Mac OS X drivers, nice virtual 3D audio processing

Cons: Weak internal amp, can only tune THX mode

Recon3D (USB sound processor) findings A little intro may help, as this first-impression review is adapted from a thread discussion. Creative's relatively new Recon3D Surround Sound Processor is a USB sound card that's main function is to turn 5.1, 7.1, or PC 3D surround gaming audio into virtual surround for headphones/headsets and near-field PC speakers. It features adjustable "THX TruStudio Pro Surround" processing to replace Creative's precious CMSS-3D, Dolby Digital decoding, a "Scout Mode" to boost tactical sounds amongst the other sound effects, and Crystal Voice on PC. The hardware of this device allows connection to Windows & Mac PCs and Playstation 3 via USB, and the Xbox 360...
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