Sound Blaster X7 - Impressions? Thoughts?
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Now that the Sound Blaster X7 is out, has anyone got a chance to try it out?
 
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Hi everyone. I don't see any real reviews out there for the X7. I have read probably 4 introductions that all say about the same thing. Nevertheless, I just built a new computer and hadn't bought a sound card  since it didn't fit with two 980GTX GPUs. So I was looking for a place to buy this X7 and found that it was only available on Amazon. They have it listed for the $399.99 price which is what they have been saying it would sell for. The only other place that was selling the X7 was the manufacturers site at creative.com. So what am I writing in to talk about?
 
CHECK THIS OUT! I went to the Creative site and put the X7 in my shopping cart. I went to check out and it gave me $120 off!! That's 30% off on a just released product! I was stoked. I'm hoping that perhaps any of you that are on the fence may read about this deal and jump on it. I think this is an outstanding price. Good luck!
 
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ן just order it.... This is very good price
 
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  Hi everyone. I don't see any real reviews out there for the X7. I have read probably 4 introductions that all say about the same thing. Nevertheless, I just built a new computer and hadn't bought a sound card  since it didn't fit with two 980GTX GPUs. So I was looking for a place to buy this X7 and found that it was only available on Amazon. They have it listed for the $399.99 price which is what they have been saying it would sell for. The only other place that was selling the X7 was the manufacturers site at creative.com. So what am I writing in to talk about?
 
CHECK THIS OUT! I went to the Creative site and put the X7 in my shopping cart. I went to check out and it gave me $120 off!! That's 30% off on a just released product! I was stoked. I'm hoping that perhaps any of you that are on the fence may read about this deal and jump on it. I think this is an outstanding price. Good luck!
Thank you for the deal alert johnstac! I just ordered the X7 + E5 for my smartphone! It was a really good deal. $120 off from $400 mrsp on X7 and $60 off from $200 on E5...
 
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  Hi everyone. I don't see any real reviews out there for the X7. I have read probably 4 introductions that all say about the same thing. Nevertheless, I just built a new computer and hadn't bought a sound card  since it didn't fit with two 980GTX GPUs. So I was looking for a place to buy this X7 and found that it was only available on Amazon. They have it listed for the $399.99 price which is what they have been saying it would sell for. The only other place that was selling the X7 was the manufacturers site at creative.com. So what am I writing in to talk about?
 
CHECK THIS OUT! I went to the Creative site and put the X7 in my shopping cart. I went to check out and it gave me $120 off!! That's 30% off on a just released product! I was stoked. I'm hoping that perhaps any of you that are on the fence may read about this deal and jump on it. I think this is an outstanding price. Good luck!

...Sold.
 
I was strongly considering getting one anyway, but I was going to get it from Amazon.
 
Free shipping, but tax put it at $302.39. Still, I feel like $300 is roughly what I wanted to pay for this device. $400 was just a little steep for me.
 
This is basically what I've been looking for.
 
Here's a problem I have, though. I need two SPDIF in -- one for my PC and one for my TV -- and this only has one. What's the cleanest workaround?
 
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Awesome, just got one as well.
 
Regarding SPDIF, pretty sure monoprice has some sort of manual switch you can use (I got one a few years back, not sure if there are any newer/better methods now)
 
 
Question regarding the X7, I noticed it had a usb port, can I use this to connect a Blue Yeti USB mic?
 
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I don't think a USB mic can be used with it.
The product page only says it is for USB Host Streaming from your Android or iOS devices and for charging your mobile devices.
 
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They fixed the deal, went to purchase and the HOHOHO3 Code (30% Off) no longer works 

 
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Yeah they still advertise the coupon code but say it doesn't apply to the X7 as a new product. I wonder if it wasn't fixed when someone saw our orders. Sorry to people who missed out. I'm assuming they'll honor the price for extant orders.
 
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I am really sorry to hear that they changed that. I was hoping that they were actually doing something cool for Christmas. Mine shipped out today so I'm thankful for that. Oh well, there will be other deals I'm sure.
 
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I ordered mine on Friday, received it yesterday. I gotta say I'm not impressed on SQ. It just doesn't right compared to Xonar Essence STX II. I will try out a different set of opamps tonight. Volume is either too loud for my IEM (I have to set volume to 10%) or too low for my 5.1 speakers (volume set to 100%). I own DN-2000 and Klipsch 5.1.
 
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Just received mine.  Fulfilled by Amazon.  Headphone stand feels a little flimsy.  Putting it together now, but kind of confused as to which power cord I'm supposed to use.  I received 7 different cables, three of which are US cables... not sure which of the 3 to use.
 
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