Creative Xmod Driver
Price: $ check pricesCompany: CreativeURL: t's Nice: Incredibly simple to use; superb surround sound effect. The Xmod is one of Creative's latest external audio product offerings, boasting support for the PC, Mac and standalone functionality, this little. Laptop Magazine just posted a review of the Creative Xmod, a USB go-between for your audio source and speakers that supposedly enhances.
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Creative Xmod Driver
However, it isn't a fully fledged X-Fi Card and doesn't have all Creative Xmod features and settings available on a regular, internal card. What it does offer are two key technologies that have an impact on movies and music, namely CMS-3D and Crystaliser.
Creative Xmod review - TechSpot
CMS-3D is quite funky. Creative Xmod is basically an enhanced surround sound mode, which improves directional and position audio.
We found it was reasonably effective at this, creating a more immersive listening experience, with more definition and better placement of Creative Xmod instruments and sounds. However, some of the audio became stunted, sounding clipped, and a lot of the detail was lost when this feature was activated.
We Creative Xmod recommend this mode for music listening, but for enjoying other media, such as games or movies, it was quite effective. The real gem of this product, however, is the X-Fi Crystaliser mode.
With this switched on, the X-Fi processor theoretically enhances your music up to bit quality, which is above that of a regular CD CDs Creative Xmod bit. The idea is that this will have a big impact on compressed music such as MP3s, although Creative also claims it will make your Creative Xmod sound better than standard CD quality.
It does this by taking certain frequencies at extreme ends of the spectrum and fills in sounds that it calculates are missing.
We were a little skeptical at first, concerned it would simply increase the range on certain sounds, Creative Xmod a Creative Xmod seconds of comparative listening quickly turned us into believers. 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. No drivers are necessary.
In a worst case scenario it's possible that it might be necessary to select the Xmod as Creative Xmod Default device in Sound and Audio Creative Xmod in the Windows Control Panel Mac users may need to do similar. The Xmod is a 4.
It's powered by USB, and it defaults as your sound card once it's plugged into a computer--no driver is required. The device is compatible Creative Xmod both Mac OS X The Xmod's rubber feet keep it in place on your desktop where the attractive unit fits right in.
On the side opposite the USB port is the headphone jack. Basically, the device takes Creative Xmod audio and, in real time, applies Creative's X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity technology to the audio, and the results are pretty substantial. Creative Xmod has lifted the X-Fi features related to music from its SoundBlaster cards and packed them into the Xmod.