Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1

Experience better music and movie sound in Xtreme Fidelity. Comes with USB plug and play.


Better music and movie sound, made easy

Why settle for basic, built-in sound? Your music and movies deserve Xtreme Fidelity. Simply connect the Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 sound card to your PC or notebook and turn your downloaded music into your very own personal concert. Watch DVDs or downloaded videos in full cinematic surround sound. Plus, you can also experience 3D audio and EAX® effects in your games.

X-Fi revitalizes downloaded music and movies

Revitalize your downloaded music and movies

Restore the detail and vibrancy lost in your music and movies during compression. X-Fi technology intelligently enhances the highs and lows, letting you hear all the crisp cymbal crashes, wailing guitar solos, screeching tires and booming explosions.
Surround sound from stereo music and moves with X-Fi CMSS-3D

Surround sound from your stereo music and movies

Expand your stereo music and movies into stellar surround sound. Voices are centered in front of you. Ambient sound appears all around you... just like in a live performance. Take it all in from a pair of desktop speakers or a full 5.1 speaker system.

Headphone surround that sounds like multi-channel speakers

Slip on your headphones and let the X-Fi CMSS-3D technology move the sound away from your ears into the space around you. You'll feel like you're sitting with your favorite band or in the best seat in the movie theater. Games sound better too with positional audio that's so accurate you can locate enemies through mere sound.


Get realistic sound effects in your games

Bullets whizzing past your head. Explosions virtually shaking the room. Take your games to the next level with EAX® ADVANCED HD™ sound effects.
Creative ALchemy And if you're using Windows Vista™, Creative ALchemy restores surround sound for the same great gaming experience.

Cinematic surround sound from DVD movies

Watch your DVDs in cinematic surround sound with PowerDVD software featuring DTS™ and Dolby Digital® decoding (free download with purchase). You can also send Dolby pass through audio directly to your home theater receiver using the optical output.
Ease of installation with USB interface

Ease of installation

Installation is a breeze with the USB interface. Simply connect to a PC or laptop with a USB cable.
Windows 8 Compatible

Works with Windows 8

We have updated audio drivers that will allow you to enjoy the ultimate in Sound Blaster performance in Windows 8.
Click here to download the latest drivers.


  • iXBT Labs

    "...designed for watching movies with 5.1-channel sound and listening to music with X-Fi effects."
    "...bonus of EAX4.0 support in games"

    Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1


A Closer Look

      • Playback
        • USB 2.0: Stereo/ Surround ≤ 24-Bit/96kHz 5.1
        • USB 1.1:
          • Stereo ≤ 24-Bit/96kHz 5.1
          • Surround 16-Bit/48kHz
      • Signal-to-Noise Ratio
        • >99dB (20kHz Low-pass filter, A-Weighted)
      • Recording
        • ≤ 24-bit/96kHz
        • X-Fi Technology
        • X-Fi Crystalizer
        • X-Fi CMSS-3D Surround
        • X-Fi CMSS-3D Virtual
        • X-Fi CMSS-3D Headphone
      • Connectivity
        • Microphone in (1/8" mini jack)
        • Stereo Line in (1/8" mini jack)
        • Headphone out (1/8" mini jack)
        • Left/Right Speaker out (2x RCA jacks)
        • Rear-Left/Rear-Right out (1/8" mini jack)
        • Center/Subwoofer out (1/8" mini jack)
        • Optical out (TOSLINK) 1
      • Interface
        • USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 compatible2)

      1 Optical Out supports stereo SPDIF out and pass through of multi-channel DVD sound.
      2 When using a USB 1.1 connection it may not be possible to play back, record or simultaneously record and play back content at the highest bit rate and/or frequency supported.

    • System Requirements
      • Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista®, Microsoft Windows® XP (Professional x64 Edition, Service Pack 2 or Media Center Edition)
      • Intel® Pentium® 4 1.6 GHz, AMD® Athlon XP 2000+ processor or equivalent
      • Available USB port
      • 512MB RAM
      • 600MB of free hard disk space
      • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
      • Headphones or amplified speakers (available separately)
      • Internet connection to download PowerDVD software

      Additional Requirements for Windows Vista®

      • Intel® Core™2 Duo processor 2.0 GHz, AMD® Athlon 64x2 Dual Core or equivalent processor
      • 1GB RAM
    • Download Drivers
    • Manuals / Safety and Regulatory information
      • Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 sound card
      • USB cable
      • Installation CD
      • Quick Start leaflet
      • Stereo RCA to 1/8” jack adapter
    • 1-year Limited Hardware Warranty


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