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Amazing!

Postposted on Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:03 pm

I downloaded the latest Creative drivers from auto-update yesterday and finally after like 10 years or so they are finally fixed :o

The X-Fi I have, have been having random hissing and interruption problems since I brought it like 2 years ago, and all previous cards also experienced random problems. But now everything seems to work. That's like WOW :-?
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Re: Amazing!

Postposted on Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:14 pm

I gotta tell you, the year or so I owned an X-Fi it never gave me fits. But I grew up and moved on to a real audio interface from M-Audio. Maybe one day I'll graduate to the Digidesigns arm of AVID, but for now my Fast Track is plenty enough for me.
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Re: Amazing!

Postposted on Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:57 pm

Madman wrote:I downloaded the latest Creative drivers from auto-update yesterday and finally after like 10 years or so they are finally fixed :o

The X-Fi I have, have been having random hissing and interruption problems since I brought it like 2 years ago, and all previous cards also experienced random problems. But now everything seems to work. That's like WOW :-?

Lucky you, they never bothered to fix the ASIO drivers so I eventually sold my Audigy 2 ZS and stopped recommending Creative. Their loss :)
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Re: Amazing!

Postposted on Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:41 pm

I have an X-fi Music for several years now, never a problem. But my Audigy did develop the aforementioned hiss after a couple of years of fairly intense use.
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Re: Amazing!

Postposted on Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:00 pm

morphine wrote:
Madman wrote:I downloaded the latest Creative drivers from auto-update yesterday and finally after like 10 years or so they are finally fixed :o

The X-Fi I have, have been having random hissing and interruption problems since I brought it like 2 years ago, and all previous cards also experienced random problems. But now everything seems to work. That's like WOW :-?

Lucky you, they never bothered to fix the ASIO drivers so I eventually sold my Audigy 2 ZS and stopped recommending Creative. Their loss :)

What's weird is that, thanks to things like direct monitoring, USB seems to be more suited to recording everything except for softsynths, and if you have a keyboard that can make its own sound, even then you don't need low-latency to record. Still, overall, glad I dumped my Xfi.
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Re: Amazing!

Postposted on Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:22 pm

Synchromesh wrote:I have an X-fi Music for several years now, never a problem. But my Audigy did develop the aforementioned hiss after a couple of years of fairly intense use.


There's something to be said about a piece of electronics with no moving parts that "develops" hissing after "fairly intense use". You seriously put that as if it were partly your fault, when there's no such thing as "intense use" for an audio card.

Imagine if CPUs or memory started to just "develop issues" after a year or two. Oh well, Creative can get away with it, because look, here they have the latest model of the same exact audio engine, and you should buy it.
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Re: Amazing!

Postposted on Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:27 pm

I've had nothing but trouble with creative sound-cards. They have made a few system's BSOD, and a few others just sounds worse due to hissing and popping.
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