Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 18

Thread: Have Audigy 4 - Worth upgrading to X-Fi Gamer?

  1. #1
    Senior Member roorooroo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Cheshire cat country
    Posts
    1,266
    Thanks
    80
    Thanked
    78 times in 55 posts
    • roorooroo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ga-z170-Gaming 3
      • CPU:
      • Skylake i7 6700k
      • Memory:
      • 16gb corsair vengeance
      • Storage:
      • 4 TB (3xHD), 3xSSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 980ti
      • PSU:
      • tX 850w Corsair
      • Case:
      • cooler master haf92
      • Monitor(s):
      • 32" Panasonic
      • Internet:
      • "up to" 152mb

    Have Audigy 4 - Worth upgrading to X-Fi Gamer?

    Hi, I currently have the Audigy 4 installed and it's pretty good to my ears...just wondering if it's worth the fifty quid upgrade to the gamer edition of the X-Fi? (performance and listening wise)

    Mainly used for playing MP3's and lots and lots of games.

    Cheers, Roo

  2. #2
    Registered+
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    35
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    yes, it most certainly is!!

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    603
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    not if you use vista...

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    581
    Thanks
    51
    Thanked
    29 times in 28 posts
    I would upgrade and get an OEM X-FI extreme music from ebuyer. Its a more fully featured card and allows you to use the external boxes etc if you have one for your audigy. The gamer and the basic music are half sized cards and some reckon are closer to the audigy sound than true x-fi.

  5. #5
    Senior Member roorooroo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Cheshire cat country
    Posts
    1,266
    Thanks
    80
    Thanked
    78 times in 55 posts
    • roorooroo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ga-z170-Gaming 3
      • CPU:
      • Skylake i7 6700k
      • Memory:
      • 16gb corsair vengeance
      • Storage:
      • 4 TB (3xHD), 3xSSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 980ti
      • PSU:
      • tX 850w Corsair
      • Case:
      • cooler master haf92
      • Monitor(s):
      • 32" Panasonic
      • Internet:
      • "up to" 152mb
    Thanks for the suggestions and information..appreciated...so it would be better looking for a full size card instead of the half size cards then? Had my eye on the x-fi gamer xtreme from Scan for 50 quid (retail.)
    Last edited by roorooroo; 28-06-2007 at 08:05 AM.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    1,457
    Thanks
    33
    Thanked
    75 times in 71 posts
    The X-Fi Xtreme Music OEM £49.99 inc VAT (ebuyer) http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/112512

    They have free delivery on orders over £49.99 (not sure if that's inclusive, if not buy a cheap cable or something).

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    581
    Thanks
    51
    Thanked
    29 times in 28 posts
    From what I've heard on head-fi, which is a bit of an audiohile forum, is that the half size cards are inferior to their full size counterparts. Really it depends on the sound quality\cost your willing to put up with. I got an OEM full sized music extreme from ebuyer for about £45 a while back so it may be worth checking out, it also provides all the gaming modes as well as entertainment and recording modes, which I think are missing on the purely gamer cards.

  8. #8
    Senior Member roorooroo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Cheshire cat country
    Posts
    1,266
    Thanks
    80
    Thanked
    78 times in 55 posts
    • roorooroo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ga-z170-Gaming 3
      • CPU:
      • Skylake i7 6700k
      • Memory:
      • 16gb corsair vengeance
      • Storage:
      • 4 TB (3xHD), 3xSSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 980ti
      • PSU:
      • tX 850w Corsair
      • Case:
      • cooler master haf92
      • Monitor(s):
      • 32" Panasonic
      • Internet:
      • "up to" 152mb
    That's very interesting....will go check the x-fi cards over at ebuyer...looks like the music oem is the favourite at the moment going by your comments...cheers, Roo

  9. #9
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    York
    Posts
    32
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    4 times in 4 posts
    • sutton's system
      • Motherboard:
      • GA-965P-S3
      • CPU:
      • E6300
      • Memory:
      • 2x512MB DDR2 PC5300
      • Storage:
      • 250GB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 8800GTS 640MB
      • PSU:
      • OCZ 600W
      • Case:
      • Gigabyte 3d aurora
      • Monitor(s):
      • 19" widescreen Samsung 1440x900
      • Internet:
      • 2mb DSL
    If you play FPS the X-fi is like having wall hax!, on CS_office i can hear people reloading and breaking glass across the map, and pin point their location by footsteps, I use it with the sennheiser HD595's and I get accused of wall hax all the time!

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    195
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    4 times in 3 posts
    X-Fi is superb for gaming, well worth the upgrade, especially since its only £50 ish inc p&p from Ebuyer. Hopefully Creative will get its Vista drivers sorted out ASAP, untill then I will be sticking with XP.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    England
    Posts
    832
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked
    11 times in 10 posts
    • tinners's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Intel P35 Shuttle
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6700 @ 3.2 GHz
      • Memory:
      • OCZ - 2Gb + Corsair TwinX 2Gb
      • Storage:
      • Raptor X 150Gb + 2TB Tranquil Windows Home Server
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX ATI 5770
      • PSU:
      • Shuttle PSU
      • Case:
      • Shuttle SP35P2
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407WFP (A04)
      • Internet:
      • Talk Talk, hovering around 1Mb
    I was always sceptical abnout being able to tell any difference between onboard, Audigy SE and then the XFi Xtreme. I game with Medusa 5.1 headphones and was on the whole happy with the Audigy SE.

    I then bought an XFi Xtreme Music and to be honest I dont know how I managed before. Absolutely fantastic.

    Word of warning though, it'll make you jump playing something like BF2 with a headset on

  12. #12
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    York
    Posts
    32
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    4 times in 4 posts
    • sutton's system
      • Motherboard:
      • GA-965P-S3
      • CPU:
      • E6300
      • Memory:
      • 2x512MB DDR2 PC5300
      • Storage:
      • 250GB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 8800GTS 640MB
      • PSU:
      • OCZ 600W
      • Case:
      • Gigabyte 3d aurora
      • Monitor(s):
      • 19" widescreen Samsung 1440x900
      • Internet:
      • 2mb DSL
    Yeah, when someone pulls a knife on you in CS:S you will **** yourself, spin 180 and blow his head off!

  13. #13
    I need a coffee jamena's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,065
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked
    3 times in 3 posts
    so you'd say that the XFi does slightly better positional audio than an Audigy2? ...really that much better? honestly?



    please excuse the scepticism but it just all sounds too good to be true etc etc!

  14. #14
    Senior Member roorooroo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Cheshire cat country
    Posts
    1,266
    Thanks
    80
    Thanked
    78 times in 55 posts
    • roorooroo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ga-z170-Gaming 3
      • CPU:
      • Skylake i7 6700k
      • Memory:
      • 16gb corsair vengeance
      • Storage:
      • 4 TB (3xHD), 3xSSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX 980ti
      • PSU:
      • tX 850w Corsair
      • Case:
      • cooler master haf92
      • Monitor(s):
      • 32" Panasonic
      • Internet:
      • "up to" 152mb
    Thanks a lot all..i've plumped for the x-fi xtreme music OEM from ebuyer. Staying with XP a while longer!

    Cheers, Roo

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    England
    Posts
    832
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked
    11 times in 10 posts
    • tinners's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Intel P35 Shuttle
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6700 @ 3.2 GHz
      • Memory:
      • OCZ - 2Gb + Corsair TwinX 2Gb
      • Storage:
      • Raptor X 150Gb + 2TB Tranquil Windows Home Server
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX ATI 5770
      • PSU:
      • Shuttle PSU
      • Case:
      • Shuttle SP35P2
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407WFP (A04)
      • Internet:
      • Talk Talk, hovering around 1Mb
    Cant really say for positional so much as the 5.1 headsets more of a gimmick than a real 5.1 experience but for general crispness and realism of sounds, plus great music playback it really is worth the hype.

  16. #16
    Not Very Senior Member RavenNight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Somewhere with food
    Posts
    1,188
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked
    11 times in 10 posts
    The support for these cards in Vista is actually not that bad, you don't get the same interface as in XP but it still works. I love my 5.1 Medusa's, despite what people say you can tell where stuff is coming from much better than you could with standard stereo cans.
    AMD 3700+ San Diego @ 2.8GHz | Zalman CNPS 9500LED + Arctic Cooling MX-1 | Asus A8N-SLi Deluxe + Zalman Northbridge | 1024MB DDR RAM (2 x 512MB Corsair XMS Pro TwinX) | Leadtek nVidia 6600GT 128MB | Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Music | 2x80GB Hitachi Deskstar SATA-II (RAID 0) | Gigabyte 3D Aurora Case | Hiper Type-R 580W Modular | Enermax Ultimate Fan Controller| Microsoft Nautral 4000 | Logitech G5 + fUnc 1030| Ideazon Fang | SpeedLink Medusa 5.1 Surround Headset | Samsung SM913N 19" TFT | Compro DVB-T200

    "Dell? You get better tech support with a cheese sandwich"

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Audigy out, and Revolution 7.1 in
    By Zak33 in forum Consumer Electronics
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 16-03-2005, 11:20 AM
  2. Is it worth upgrading?
    By wedge22 in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 13-05-2004, 08:46 AM
  3. Worth upgrading HSF?
    By jonathan_phang in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 18-03-2004, 10:42 PM
  4. Conflicts between Audigy 2 and PCI ADSL modem?
    By DsW in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 20-10-2003, 08:33 PM
  5. Front Firewire ports and an Audigy, do they mix?
    By pickers in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-10-2003, 07:23 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •