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Sound quality of Creative SB X-FI Surround 5.1 Pro?

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by geoxile, Mar 10, 2011.
  1. geoxile

    I've been considering a DAC or Creative's little portable box, but how good is the actual sound quality of the X-FI Surround. Sure reviews claim it's fabulous, but most reviews of a decent product usually do. I'm not really sure if I want to sacrifice quality for the virtual surround sound, but for gaming in particular I find that feature near-essential for my enjoyment. So how is the quality compared to say the uDAC2 or Fiio E7, both of which are also in my price range and consideration.

     
  2. EuphonicSilence
    Bump. I would like to know this too!
     
  3. Evshrug
    I am very impressed with the Soundblaster Omni 5.1's performance. Friend of mine could only barely hear a difference between the Omni's internal DAC versus a discreet Modi Optical DAC. I like that you can always add an external optical DAC (and then amp) if you want, and the SBX processing stays relevant.
     

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