The Xmod is a brilliant product. Simply connect it to an available USB port. I have used the Xmod with two different sets of earbuds, the Etymotic 6i and the Ultimate Ears Triple. 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? For Has its own carry pack Makes laptop music sound good.

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Then I tried the sound output on Z modified with additional Dayton tweeter. The Xmod is a 4.

Headphones Included A set of headphones is included with the Xmod, allowing you to use it for private listening when using your computer. It’s powered by USB, and it defaults as your sound card once it’s creaive into a computer–no driver is required. 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 creaitve 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.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Kicking back to the classical strains of a Xod MP3 just pains the ears, thanks to an ungodly integrated sound chip and its sole headphone out port.

Most people won’t notice it, but it may be enough to put off audiophiles.


Creative Xmod review

What it does offer are two key technologies that have an impact on movies and music, namely CMS-3D and Crystaliser. 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.

Our main complaint with the design is its reliance on external power. Creative Xmod Firmware for Mac only Filesize: MP3s do sound better The Crystalizer upconverts music to bit audio creativee fills in the missing gaps in lower and higher frequencies. English Choose a language for shopping. Be the first to review this item. 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.

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. I figure to gave this a try.

This review, for example, is being typed on a three-quarter-sized keyboard in the waiting jsb of a doctor’s surgery.

Cons USB connection somewhat limits the device, Sound is slightly manufactured. Ships from and sold by International Shipper. Write a customer review.

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Music definitely sounds more vibrant and has more energy to it. X-Fi is the new audio standard from Creative that makes your music and movies way better.

We’ve seen other attempts at this, but the Xmod really stands out for one reason – it requires no drivers, no power supply and it even has its own carry pack.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The Good Xomd 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.

I purchased the Xmod to use at work since I cannot install any internal hardware or software on that pc and have been stuck living with the very mediocre sound provided by the on-board sound not strong enough to drive some earbuds, buzzing sound with some speakers.

Close creativr applications creztive are currently running. I never believed their marketing or expected this to be a audiophile level equipment before purchase. See all reviews. I observed no hissing at all neither from speaker or headphone. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.