Creative brings two new USB audio card, the Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro and the Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro, both designed to enhance audio performance of desktop and notebook PCs. The former offers maximum entertainment for the home in true 5.1 surround sound, while the latter enables the best listening experience on the go.
Creative’s Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro upgrades it to a THX TruStudio Pro entertainment system with 5.1 surround sound. It features gold-plated RCA stereo and optical digital out for 24-bit/96kHz playback performance, recording capability up to 24-bit/96kHz, Dolby Digital Live! with a single cable connection to a decoder or home theatre system for compelling 5.1 surround sound from any source. It includes microphone and headphone jacks and comes with a compact IR remote control and Cyberlink PowerDVD software.
The Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro looks just like a USB flash drive that lets you experience THX TruStudio Pro audio technology at home or on the go. It features support for EAX 5.0 for accurate audio environments in-game and works Creative ALchemy to restore EAX and surround sound that is otherwise lost in DirectSound game titles running under Vista and Windows 7. It has 3.5mm stereo jack for microphone-in and 3.5mm stereo jack for analogue line-out or headphones.
The Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro and X-Fi Go! Pro will be available from mid December 2010 for US$59.99 and US$39.99 respectively.