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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Hands on with the Creative Xmod and the Mac

The design feels a little flimsy for a portable device, but as long as you take care not to be too rough it should survive most journeys. Maxim Liadov maxim cfeative. Where a PC powers it directly through the mini USB port, a line-in or headphone connection offers no power input.

The device has the following jacks: Continue to next page 01 Our MP3s sounded much livelier when it was activated. It does this by taking certain frequencies at extreme ends of the spectrum and fills in sounds that it calculates are missing. View full cart Remove all.

The audio quality of Xmod is evidently lower than that of X-Fi cards, though it compares with the cheap models in price. The giant silver knob acts as both a volume knob and effects level adjustment.

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Good large digital volume control, separate outputs for headphones and speakers, built-in effects that can be disabled. It then grabs any audio playing through the system and runs it through its built-in filters. I know, you’re cringing to read that. Home Extreme creative xmod.

The Xmod can analyze a stereo sound signal in real time and expand the sound rceative in a fairly pleasing manner. On the other hand, test results compare with characteristics of inexpensive codecs.

This worked great with compressed, clean audio, like the compressed WMA signal from my Zune. Adjustments are made using the large silver knob in the centre of the unit; allowing you to control the intensity of the effects and volume.


If it could be battery powered as well, it would be ideal to carry around with you on the road, but the reliance on a computer means it is severely limited. Creative’s Xmod is an interesting little product that manages to bring Creative’s patented X-Fi sound processor into a portable form factor.

There isn’t really much else to the unit. Xmod contains a hardware DSP to apply audio effects.

You hook up a pair of earphones or speakers to experience the effects. 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 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.

We noticed deeper bass and more prominent highs. I need power and lots of it. Xmod sounded much better than AC’97 – we could hear more details and fewer distortions.

This stylish white module contains their X-Fi creztive technology that enhances sound travelling through the unit. For more information, read the rest of this creatkve release note. Frequency response from 40 Hz to 15 crreativedB: So you’ll want to pick the right times to switch this bit on.

The large control allows to adjust volume, effect intensity, as well as to mute sound, when pressed. Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Creative Xmod Firmware 1. The mobile world might finally get exciting again in Get it from Computer Corporation on for R Considering that no drivers or other software is necessary for creaitve, all features are adjustable on the unit itself.

That’s how cool the virtual localization was. Join or follow us: Pros Great sound quality, Crystaliser has a big impact, Portable design, Low cost.


Music definitely sounds more vibrant and has more energy to it.

We found it was reasonably effective at this, creating a more immersive listening experience, with more definition and better placement of individual instruments and sounds. Xmod is an interesting accessory for a notebook, which can replace the integrated audio in convenience and audio quality.

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Logitech audio enhancer external sound card. 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. A good buy, especially if you have a pair of decent headphones. While the effect is effective, it’s the aptly named Crystalizer that gives the Xmod its street cred.

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. Headphone jack fans lost out to fullscreen smartphones in In fact, there is no software or drivers to install at all. Creative’s recently announced Xmod made it into my cube this week, and I have to say, I like what I hear. However, I’d love to see this enhancement built right into an MP3 player since it cannot be used on the move.

Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. The Good Creative’s 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.

And work it surely does.