Find great deals on eBay for Creative Xmod in Desktop External Sound Cards. Shop with confidence. The Good Creative’s Xmod enhances compressed audio by effectively converting it to bit audio; attractive and easy-to-use hardware;. Creative’s Xmod is an interesting little product that manages to bring Creative’s patented X-Fi sound processor into a portable form factor.

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I know, you’re cringing to read that. Creative Xmod Firmware for Mac only Filesize: This palm-size, slick-looking device is designed to improve the quality of MP3s and other compressed audio, as well as audio CDs.

End of Service Life. We were a little skeptical at first, concerned it would simply increase the range on certain sounds, but a few seconds of comparative listening quickly turned us into believers. The Good Creative’s Xmod enhances compressed audio by effectively converting it to bit audio; attractive and easy-to-use hardware; no drivers required; PC and Mac compatible; works with any audio source; priced right.

Creative Xmod review

Examining the bit Crystalizer Technology. The device is compatible with files that are encoded in multiple surround channels. Support for such products is limited to online materials, such as Knowledgebase Solutionsdrivers, application updates and product documentations available on the Creative Customer Support website.

It wasn’t exactly like being in a theater and really feeling the sound effects with your whole body, but it took the sound experience up to a whole new level of listening.

Its use is certainly questionable for high-quality devices. In addition to the headphone and USB x,od, the Xmod has both line-in and line-out, meaning it could be used as a portable headphone amplifier for iPods and other digital music players. How To Receive Warranty Service. It’s powered by USB, and it defaults as your sound card once it’s plugged into a computer–no driver is required.


Hands on with the Creative Xmod and the Mac

It has a few issues most notably that it relies external power when connected to a non-PC source and the required AC power cable is not provided, but other than that it offers brilliant audio quality at an affordable price.

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It’s worth noting that if you plan to use a 3. Review Sections Review Prices Specs. The features, CMSS 3D and the Crystalizer, each have their own switches and are user-tweakable, though they both default at 50 percent.

That’s because the physics of headphone playback seem to differ from the physics of speaker playback. Post a Comment Comment. It connects directly via USB port and surprisingly does not need any driver downloads to work. On the side opposite the USB port is the headphone jack. Added Features or Enhancements: Creative’s recently announced Xmod made it into my cube this week, and I have to say, I like what I hear.

Music definitely sounds more vibrant and has more energy to it. The available download s for Creative Xmod is listed below.

If it could be battery powered as well, it would be ideal to carry around with you on the road, but the reliance on a computer means it is severely limited.

One for headphones, one for speakers. Logitech audio enhancer external sound card. You currently have in your cart.

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No drivers are necessary. Copyright – Creative Technology Ltd. Dynamic range, dB A: For a complete listing of downloads, you can manually search our database. It’s this little white box that hooks up to your computer by USB.

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Maxim Liadov maxim ixbt. And work it surely does. Crystallizer expands the sound field of a stereo signal. Get it from Computer Corporation on for R Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. The mid-range remains unchanged for the most part, although it seems a little richer, and detail remains about the same whether the Crystaliser is on or off.

We even tried it with some music CDs, putting Creative’s claims to the test, and found similar improvements, though not as dramatic. In fact, there is no software or drivers to install at all. Xmod is an interesting accessory for a notebook, which can replace the integrated audio in convenience and audio quality. Similar Products Jaybird Sportsband.

Write a comment below. In a worst case scenario it’s possible that it might be necessary to select the Xmod as the Default device in Sound and Audio Devices in the Windows Control Panel Mac users may need to do similar.

However this form-factor is also useful if you are on the move a lot, or have multiple PCs and want to enjoy X-Fi quality audio on all of them.

The device has the following jacks: