Would you buy this? We wouldn’t recommend this mode for music listening, but for enjoying other media, such as games or movies, it was quite effective. Connect your device to your computer. It works well with some music, too, and it’s especially noticeable using headphones, where an instrument coming strictly from one channel is nicely meshed with the other. The real gem of this product, however, is the X-Fi Crystaliser mode. We’ve changed, we promise. Copyright – Creative Technology Ltd.

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Adjustments are made using the large silver knob in the centre of the unit; allowing you to control the intensity of the effects and volume. It works well with some music, too, and it’s especially noticeable using headphones, where an instrument coming strictly from one channel is nicely meshed with the other.

Creative Xmod Review: – PC Components – Sound Cards – PC World Australia

The available download s for Creative Xmod is listed below. The design feels a little flimsy for a portable device, but as long as you take care not to be too rough it should survive most journeys.

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.

It is completely plug and play with no software installation required, making it an excellent addition to your computer. The Bottom Line The reasonably priced Creative Xmod does a remarkable job of making audio sound brighter, deeper, and more vibrant. Against Doesn’t stand out from headphones enough. The Crystaliser certainly does a great job. This makes it brilliant as a companion for a laptop without a high-end or dedicated sound card.


Creative Xmod

View our privacy policy before signing up. CNET may get a commission from these offers. The device is compatible with files that are encoded in multiple surround channels.

And extraneous hiss is minimal at worst. Combined with features we are used to see on the X-Fi series of soundcards such as the X-Fi Crystallizer and CMSS-3D support, is this chocolate bar-sized portable device really worth considering?

Creative Xmod review

Creative Labs 70SB overview. The device is compatible with both Mac OS X rceative The features, CMSS 3D and the Crystalizer, each have their own switches and are user-tweakable, though they both default at 50 percent. Headphones Included A set of headphones is included with the Xmod, allowing you to use it for private listening when using your computer. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read.

Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. 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.

Do not disconnect your device while the firmware is being creaative.

Close all application and Windows Explorer windows that are currently running on your computer. 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 creatiev means it is severely limited. It enables you to hear what you are recording from the Xmod Line-In jack.


Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s S0720 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 Db0720 users may need to do similar. While the audio does have a slightly manufactured sound to it, it’s nonetheless impressive.

It has three controls; a large silver volume knob and two switches for CMS-3D and Crystaliser respectively.

No Longer Available Update Location close. The Xmod is one of Creative’s latest external audio product offerings, boasting support for the PC, Mac and standalone functionality, this little device is meant to sit between your audio source and your speakers, acting in real-time improving your audio output using the different tricks learned from developing those SoundBlaster boards for so many years. 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 coolest thing about this device xb0720 that it is portable. Pros Great sound quality, Crystaliser has a big impact, Portable design, Low cost. Connect your device to your computer.