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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It offers a Flash demo: This is not a speaker system; rather you plug your stand-alone speakers or headphones into the device. The more I use it, the more I realize it’s doing more than just boosting frequencies. Headphone jack fans lost out to fullscreen smartphones in With speakers, there’s no head stuck in the middle and there are cross-over sounds because your ears can hear both outputs, so the virtualizer has to take that into account.

We even tried it with some music CDs, putting Creative’s claims to the test, and found similar improvements, though not as dramatic. One for headphones, one for speakers. Great sound, but it’s trapped in Apple’s world. Brand Post The Science Behind Healthy Cooking In multicultural Australia, the opportunity for home cooks to expand their culinary horizons is too tempting to resist. Good large digital volume control, separate outputs for headphones and speakers, built-in effects that can be disabled.

Hands on with the Creative Xmod and the Mac

What it does offer are two key technologies that have an impact on movies and music, namely CMS-3D and Crystaliser. Would you buy this? This newsletter may contain advertising, deals, or affiliate links.

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Artificial Intelligence 44 votes. In fact, there is no software or drivers to install at all. Creative Xmod Firmware for Mac only Filesize: Xmod is an interesting accessory for a notebook, which can replace the integrated audio in convenience and audio quality.

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Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted This download contains an improved version of the firmware found on your Creative Xmod.

Rceative coolest thing about this device is that it is portable. Perhaps, Creative engineers should work on better usage for the rich processing capacity of the chip installed in these cards.

Double-click the downloaded file and follow the instructions on the screen. That’s because the physics of headphone playback seem to differ from the physics of speaker playback.

It’s worth noting that if you plan to use a 3.

At the heart of the technology are algorithms that upconvert or as Creative says, “restores” music to bit surround audio audio CDs are bit.

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Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more. Music definitely sounds more vibrant and has more energy to it. The whole unit is smaller than a deck of cards and is extremely lightweight.

With this switched xmo, the X-Fi processor theoretically enhances your music up to bit quality, which is above that of a regular CD CDs are bit. 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.


Creative Xmod review

It is basically an enhanced surround sound mode, which improves directional and position audio. Sound is less hollow or tubular than some surround DSP effects I’ve heard, though it isn’t ideal for all content.

Cons USB connection somewhat limits the device, Sound is slightly manufactured. I listened to several rough and noisy podcasts and the Crystalizer just enhanced the worst bits of the noise. The available download s for Creative Xmod is listed below. 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 x,od 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.

Creative Xmod Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Because MP3s have cornered the market, sound engineers are now recording artists differently, often touting loudness over fidelity a nice read on the death of high fidelity.

You can now buy a single dot in COD: This worked great with compressed, clean audio, like the compressed WMA signal from my Zune. Listening to music, it was easier for us to pick up the different instruments being used, and the sound was much fuller and rounder. The device is compatible with both Mac OS X