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Sound Blaster Extigy Review - Sound Blaster Extigy Review - Page 5

Sound Blaster. The name is synonymous with what is considered an industry standard for audio playback on the PC. Join Cameron "Mr. Tweak" Wilmot as he takes a look at the newest Creative sound solution to wear that name; the Sound Blaster Extigy. It uses the new Audigy sound chipset and creates an external sound experience that makes upgarding a breeze. Come join us as we see whether or not it can live up to the Sound Blaster reputation.

| Sound Cards in Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Mar 17, 2002 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%      Manufacturer: Creative

Conclusion

 

The Creative Sound Blaster Extigy is one of the most amazing sound cards I have had the pleasure of working with. Being USB, I was a little hesitant if I would run into any stability problems, but those concerns no longer occupy my mind. During my testing, I experienced nothing but bliss.

 

My only gripe with the Extigy is the fact that it doesn't include Firewire support like the regular Audigy series of sound cards. Since the Extigy uses USB (meaning 12mb/s connections), the Firewire standard of 400mb/s is impossible.

 

If you can live with the fact that you won't be getting Firewire support, the Extigy is the sound card for you. While the Extigy costs roughly $100 Australian more than the standard Audigy DE, I think with the style and extra connectively features of the external version is worth the extra money out of your pocket you pay.

 

Creative have produced yet another stunning product in the Extigy, thumbs up to a great all-round solid product!

 

- Pros

 

Looks Great

 

Easy Installation

 

Cost Effective

 

Amazing Sound Quality

 

- Cons

 

No Firewire

 

Rating - 9.5/10 and TweakTown's Editors Choice Award

 

 

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