Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 versus other Creative products
Sep 23, 2013 at 2:52 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 3


New Head-Fier
Sep 23, 2013
Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 is a software solution, but I can't tell how well it compares to some of Creative's hardware solutions, such as:
- Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro
- Sound Blaster Recon 3D
- Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 USB Sound Card
- Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB Sound Card
Can anyone provide a summary of what it does/does not do/provide compared to those other products?  Does it provide the same as the hardware solutions, but just uses your CPU instead of a hardware-chip (Creative Core, etc.)?
I'm currently running a laptop with Realtek audio, but it came with THX TruStudio Pro.  That pushes via S/PDIF to an Astro Mixamp (the 2012 version) to my A40 headset.
Jun 17, 2016 at 9:10 PM Post #3 of 3
Necroing this thread. because in searching for days I still can't find an answer to this question. 
I have Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3  is there any point what so ever in getting one of the hardware solutions. 
the G5. The Z, Xz, XZR, or x7. 

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