Originally Posted by tschanrm
Did anybody see any news on the X-fi? I'm asking because I went there about a day or two ago, and noticed that their X-Fi news countdown meter on Soundblaster.com show that new info would be released in six or seven days. Now it is saying 88 days.
EDIT: N/M, it was Creative probably forgetting to update the site or something, I haven't found any new news yet. Best I could find was this write-up by Toms Hardware on May 16, so maybe that was it:http://www.tomshardware.com/consumer/20050516/
Oooh we are so hyped up and excited about the new X-Fi, Creative! ... Now c'mon this isn't a McLaren Mercedes new formula one car release party, just pathetic
Great Tom's Bias-ware review. Just the summary: "Summary:
Lately, you might think sound cards are more about price wars than new technologies. But think again: Creative is about to come at the sector with a left hook. Its X-Fi audio processor packs 51.1 million transistors and a 400 MHz clock speed. We take a first look."
I really want to be a reviewer of all of Creative's products, it seems like the more compliments and praises you give their products the more you earn. Or is the payment quadrupled by each praise ? I better send an email and ask them.
EDIT: See this, this just amazing, exciting, wonderful, fantastic news:
Originally Posted by Creative
CD and MP3 Music
All CD music is in 16-bit resolution, which is typically compressed from an original 24-bit studio recording. When converting CD music to MP3 format, the music is compressed yet again. These types of compression result in a compromise of audio quality and clarity. The Creative X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity audio processor drives new applications that can enhance MP3s by bringing them back to 24-bit quality, and allows the user to upgrade the music to multi-channel surround sound. This enhancement enables virtually all MP3 music to sound even better than it did on the original CDs.
Now you are spoiling us too much Creative
Do they really know how a sound card works, what bit-depth really is and the like ? Sometimes i'm doubting.