Re: Sound Blaster X-FI, Pro or Fitality ???
I have the xtreme music version, yeah its not as expensive but i still have to say, beware of the awful drivers!! If u use the digital output on the card like it do, be prepared for it not to work when u boot into windows. No sound will come from the card until u disable and then re enable the digital output, its a pain! Such rubbish support for an expensive card. Someone has written a little fix for this, which i use (no creative fix tho!!) but i still get massively distorted and loud sounds from my speakers when i start windows sometimes, in fact so loud that im sure one day itll break them (if i forget to turn the speakers off on a reboot)
However the sound quality once its working is awesome!! especially in things like winamp which lets u enable 24bit playback. Not too many games supporthe t higher end of EAX at the moment, even the ones that do, imo dont sound too much different. As for FPS i noticed a small 1-2 increase, which isnt to be sniffed at!
As for which one u shud go for, its entirely personal choice, but if u can get the rebate, then perhaps the elite pro.
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