Creative announces Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Notebook – enhance the sound quality of your audio files

Laptops / Notebooks

Creative has launched the Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Notebook, an ExpressCard audio upgrade designed to enhance the sound of files stored and played on a notebook.

It uses X-Fi technologies including the X-Fi Crystalizer, which “breathes life” back into compressed audio files, restoring the detail/vibrancy lost during compression to MP3 and DivX, along with X-Fi CMSS-3D, which expands stereo music and movie soundtracks into surround, even over headphones. It also includes line level and digital optical inputs/outputs as well as microphone and headphone jacks, plus the option to connect 5.1 or 7.1 surround speakers via the optional docking module.

According to Darragh O’Toole, European Senior Brand Manager with Creative Labs: “Our X-Fi Crystalizer technology intelligently enhances highs and lows so that compressed music or movie sound tracks are reproduced with crystal clarity. X-Fi CMSS-3D creates a virtual sound stage in the space around the listener, with voices centred in front and ambient sounds all around. People can now also enjoy cinematic DVD movie playback and surround sound even over headphones when they use PowerDVD featuring DTS and Dolby Digital-EX decoding.”

No price details as yet, we’ll keep you posted.

Creative website

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