Creative's Sound Blaster X-Fi delivers wireless laptop sound

17 Sep 2008

Sound Blaster X-Fi

Creative's matter-of-factly named Sound Blaster X-Fi Notebook Sound Card and Creative Wireless Receivers are designed to get the very best quality sound from your notebook PC.

The card fits in to any standard ExpressCard slot and then sends any audio, including from iTunes, to the wireless receiver. Connect this to a pair of powered speakers or standard hi-fi system to have your music whizzing from one room to another.

As many as four individual zones can be created by adding further receivers, delivering a multiroom solution for relative peanuts – the sound card and the receiver will be priced at £60.

Lest you forget, the X-Fi Sound Card aims to improve the quality of your PC sound, too, enabling gamers to more accurately place exactly which direction they're being shot to pieces from, which is nice.

The sound card will be available at the end of September, with the wireless receiver to follow in October.



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I have been listening to music on my laptop for years with my Goldring Ns1000 headphones. I was happy with the sound, but I have just bought a usb creative X-fi Sound card - Its advertised as a gaming accessory, but its so good for music - sounds 10 x better than the original sound card would recommend to anyone!