Find great deals on eBay for Creative Xmod in Desktop External Sound Cards. Shop with confidence. The Good Creative’s Xmod enhances compressed audio by effectively converting it to bit audio; attractive and easy-to-use hardware;. Creative’s Xmod is an interesting little product that manages to bring Creative’s patented X-Fi sound processor into a portable form factor.

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And it turns your plain ordinary headphones into a virtual 5. Where a PC powers it directly through the mini USB port, a line-in or headphone connection offers no power xod.

You hook up a pair of earphones or speakers to experience the effects. We wouldn’t recommend this mode for music listening, but for enjoying other media, such as games or movies, it was quite effective. With headphones, each ear hears a separate and distinct signal. The idea is that this will have a big impact on compressed music such as MP3s, although Creative also claims it will make your CDs sound better than standard CD quality.

The Bottom Line The reasonably priced Creative Xmod does a remarkable job of making audio sound brighter, deeper, and more vibrant. There is only creativee difference between them – headphones don’t need crosstalk cancellation. Noise level, dB A: You can now buy a single dot in COD: The box works by creating virtual speakers that surround your ears.

Combined with features we are used to see on the X-Fi series of soundcards such as the X-Fi Crystallizer and CMSS-3D support, is this chocolate bar-sized xmood device really worth considering?

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 years.


Pros Great sound quality, Crystaliser has a big impact, Portable design, Low cost. I need power and lots of it. Gigantic-screen phone for a gigantic price. Adjustments are made using the large silver knob in the centre of the unit; allowing you to control the intensity of the effects and volume.

You can enable and disable both the 3D and Crystalizer features via switches at the side of the Xmod unit.

Overall we were thoroughly impressed with how well the Crystaliser did in our tests and the improvement will be obvious to the vast majority of listeners. The effect is cfeative noticeable with side surrounds left, right, left rear and right rear.

Effects are applied either to the signal that comes from a computer through USB, or from the line-in in autonomous mode, but never simultaneously.

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Bass is more punchy and prominent, and highs are crisp and alive but without jacking up levels. There isn’t really much else to the unit. While the audio does have a slightly manufactured sound to it, it’s nonetheless impressive.

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It then grabs any audio playing through the system and runs it through its built-in filters. I’m in love with the Creative Xmod. In addition to the headphone and USB jacks, the Xmod has both line-in and line-out, meaning it could be used creayive a portable headphone amplifier for iPods and other digital music players.

This new product is an external device with USB interface that can work with a computer as well as separately.

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The effect is noticeably better than Dolby Headphone, so even a laptop with Dolby Headphone capability can benefit. The Xmod is a 4.

At the heart of the technology are algorithms that upconvert or as Creative says, “restores” music to bit surround audio audio CDs are bit.


It does creatice by taking certain frequencies at extreme ends of the spectrum and fills in sounds that it calculates are missing. It works well with some music, too, and it’s especially noticeable using headphones, where an instrument coming strictly from one channel is nicely meshed with the other.

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If it could be battery powered as well, it would be ideal to carry around with you on the road, but the reliance on a computer means it is severely limited. The product you have selected has been classified as ‘End of Service Life’. It produces deeper bass sounds and clearer voices, providing a clearer, better defined signal for playback.

It offers a Flash demo: English Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese. The giant silver knob acts as both a volume knob and effects level adjustment. The 24 bit 96 kHz mode demonstrates lower definition, though the codec officially supports this mode. User Comments Got something to say? Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The Xmod is a brilliant product. There is no interpolating going on–instead, Creative sound engineers have come up with a secret formula that identifies certain instruments such as cymbals or kick drum and fills in the data that was originally trashed during compression.

Hands on with the Creative Xmod and the Mac

Similar Products Jaybird Sportsband. The coolest thing about this device is that it is portable. It would have been interesting for owners of sound cards to have an external device, similar to Xmod in functions, but using internal features of the PCI card.

This download contains an improved version of the firmware found on your Creative Xmod.