No drivers are required and there are no complicated settings to adjust. It has three controls; a large silver volume knob and two switches for CMS-3D and Crystaliser respectively. Creative Labs 70SB overview. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. Cons USB connection somewhat limits the device, Sound is slightly manufactured. Don’t show this again.
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No drivers are required and there are no complicated settings to adjust. The coolest thing about this device is that it is portable. Creative has lifted the X-Fi features related to music from its SoundBlaster cards and packed them zb0720 the Xmod.
Reviews 0 Write a review. Because there are no drivers, you miss out on many of the functions of the fully fledged X-Fi cards, but the Crystalizer really can help to rescue badly encoded MP3s by upscaling them to bit audio and filling in missing data.
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. To be completely fair however, Creative makes no explicit promotion of this capability anywhere on the packaging, so it’s unlikely to be a major selling point anyway.
This download contains an improved version of the firmware found on your Creative Xmod.
Creative Labs Xmod USB Sound Module for PC and Mac 70SB
Our MP3s sounded much livelier when it was activated. Gigantic-screen phone for a gigantic price. With the popularity of laptops over desktop PCs, and the zillion other portable media devices that interface with your computer rather than with your standard stereo system, it comes as no surprise that Creative is looking for ways to cater to that segment as well.
In addition to the headphone and USB jacks, 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.
Creative Xmod review
Creative Xmod Firmware for Mac only Filesize: The Crystaliser certainly does a great job. We’ve changed, we promise. We even tried it with some music CDs, putting Creative’s claims to the test, and found similar improvements, though not as dramatic.
Sound is less hollow or tubular than some surround DSP effects I’ve heard, though it isn’t ideal for all content.
Connect your device to your computer. And extraneous hiss is minimal at worst.
We sv0720 recommend this mode for music listening, but for enjoying other media, such as games or movies, it was quite effective. Bottom Line The Xmod is a brilliant product. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Double-click the downloaded file and follow the instructions on the screen. At the heart of the technology are algorithms that upconvert or as Creative says, “restores” music to bit surround audio audio CDs are bit.
Laptops – now outselling desktops in the UK – are undeniably great. X-Fi enhances highs and xmdo, giving new clarity to your music.
Close all application and Windows Explorer xmoc that are currently running on your computer. 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.
For all practical purposes, there’s only one difference between this laptop and a PC: It features an cteative processor that is designed to add depth to music and virtual surround sound to movies. No drivers are necessary. The result is a more natural sound than can be achieved sb00720 playing around with an equaliser. However, some of the audio became stunted, sounding clipped, and a lot of the detail was lost when this feature was activated.
Do not disconnect your device while the firmware is being updated. Creative Xmod Firmware 1. It automatically starts up when connected via the USB and has three small blue LEDs that indicate which features are currently turned on. It is basically an enhanced surround sound mode, which improves directional and position audio.