Kicking back to the classical strains of a Mozart MP3 just pains the ears, thanks to an ungodly integrated sound chip and its sole headphone out port. Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. Restart your computer when prompted. In addition to the headphone and USB jacks, the Xmod has both line-in and line-out, meaning it could be used as a portable headphone amplifier for iPods and other digital music players. It enables you to hear what you are recording from the Xmod Line-In jack. 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. Considering that no drivers or other software is necessary for use, all features are adjustable on the unit itself.

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However this form-factor is also useful if you are on the move a lot, or have multiple PCs and want to enjoy X-Fi quality audio on all of them. In a worst case scenario it’s possible that it might be necessary to select the Xmod as the Default device in Sound and Audio Devices in bs0720 Windows Control Panel Mac users may need to do similar.

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The design is Apple-rivalling in its straightforward elegance. The Crystaliser certainly does a great job. The Xmod is a brilliant product. How To Receive Warranty Service. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Our main complaint with the design is its reliance on external power.


Great sound, creaive it’s trapped in Apple’s world.

Added Features or Enhancements: And extraneous hiss is minimal at worst. It features an internal processor that is designed to add depth to music and virtual surround sound to movies. Simply connect it to an available USB port. We noticed deeper bass and more prominent highs. 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.

The result is a more natural sound than can be achieved by playing around with an equaliser. Headphones Included A set of headphones is included with the Xmod, allowing you to use it for private listening when using your computer.

Creative Labs Xmod USB Sound Module for PC and Mac 70SB

With the popularity of laptops over desktop PCs, and the zillion other portable media devices that interface with your computer rather than with your standard stereo system, it comes as no surprise that Creative is looking for ways to cater to that segment as well.

The Xmod’s rubber feet keep it in place on your desktop where the attractive unit fits right in. Gigantic-screen phone for a gigantic price. It is completely plug and play with no software installation required, making it an excellent addition to your computer.

I need power and lots of it.

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 sb07220.


The device creayive compatible with files that are encoded in multiple surround channels. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.

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 xmof bit. No drivers are required and there are no complicated settings to adjust. It enables you to hear what you are recording from the Xmod Line-In jack.

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It automatically starts up when connected via the USB and has three small blue LEDs that indicate which features are currently turned on. Restart your computer when prompted.

Close all creatvie that are currently running. Creative Xmod Firmware 1. It has a few issues most notably that it relies external power when connected to a non-PC source and the required AC power cable is not provided, but other than that it offers brilliant audio quality at an affordable price.

This review, for example, is being typed on a three-quarter-sized keyboard in the waiting room of a doctor’s surgery. Pros Great cteative quality, Crystaliser has a big impact, Portable design, Low cost.