- Apr 5, 2015
As others have stated, the X3 does offer SBX but given that you mention still being able to “use Dolby from games” it sounds like you mean using it with Xbox or PS to convert bitstreamed Dolby digital 5.1 into SBX virtual surround? The X3 is only compatible with the PS4 and Switch and can’t process multichannel surround from either (or any currently available console). You won’t get the full benefit of SBX for games (or your SXFI preference for movies) as the X3 does not have optical in (it has optical-out only) and consoles are unable to send multichannel over usb (things are limited to 2 channel stereo over USB for PS and Switch while Xbox doesn’t do usb audio at all).I wasnt sure about this but does the X3 have normal VSS outside of Super X-fi? As in I can still use dolby from my games without using Super Xfi and using SBX instead?
If, on the other hand, you meant PC, then Dolby Digital decoding is kind of irrelevant for PC gaming as PC versions of games are nearly always in multichannel PCM format rather than Dolby Digital. You can use either SBX or SXFI for games or movies, whichever you prefer.