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    I just purchased a Creative X-Fi Go USB sound card to use when gaming. The problem however is that I don't see a gaming setting within any of the provided software. I see the EAX settings but the only options there are ones like Theater and Hall. I guess what I thought this was going to give me was simulated 5.1 surround just like if I wee to purchase a USB gaming headset that uses software to simulate it's surround sound.

    Does anyone else have this and if so, how do you enable the 3D surround or the EAX 5.0 HD surround mode?

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    Default Re: Creative X-Fi Go

    Flash Demo

    1) Go to the Creative Audio Control Panel/
    2) Go to Speakers (tab). Set speakers to "Headphone".
    3) Go to CMSS-3D (tab). Set MacroFX and Elevation to "Auto".
    4) Go into Windows Control Panel --> Sound. Right-click on the Creative X-Fi sound device --> Configure Speakers. Set speakers to 5.1 or 7.1. Run a test.
    5) In all of your games that allow it, be sure your settings are on "5.1 / 7.1" or "Windows Default."

    The point is for the game to output 5.1 / 7.1 sound. The Creative X-Fi USB will intercept that 5-channel / 7-channel sound, and downmix that into 2.0-channel virtual surround sound through its driver software.
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    Default Re: Creative X-Fi Go

    Quote Originally Posted by maleaco View Post
    You never mentioned if you're using speakers..headphones....etc
    Sorry. I'm using Headphones.

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    Default Re: Creative X-Fi Go

    Quote Originally Posted by kent1146 View Post
    Flash Demo

    1) Go to the Creative Audio Control Panel/
    2) Go to Speakers (tab). Set speakers to "Headphone".
    3) Go to CMSS-3D (tab). Set MacroFX and Elevation to "Auto".
    4) Go into Windows Control Panel --> Sound. Right-click on the Creative X-Fi sound device --> Configure Speakers. Set speakers to 5.1 or 7.1. Run a test.
    5) In all of your games that allow it, be sure your settings are on "5.1 / 7.1" or "Windows Default."

    The point is for the game to output 5.1 / 7.1 sound. The Creative X-Fi USB will intercept that 5-channel / 7-channel sound, and downmix that into 2.0-channel virtual surround sound through its driver software.
    Thank you for the reply. When I go into the Creative Audio Control Panel, I do see the speaker tab and I checked the Headphone box but I do not see the CMSS-3D tab. Is that tab supposed to be under the Audio Control Panel as well? Also, when I go into the Windows Sound Panel and try to configure the Creative device, it is only giving me a "Stereo" option.

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    I would try uninstalling and re-installing the drivers for your sound card.

    I've checked multiple places, and the specs on the Creative X-Fi Go USB (stick) sound card does support CMSS3D Headphone mode.
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    Default Re: Creative X-Fi Go

    I returned this POS today. I found out that this USB sound card does not support CMSS3D anymore. It now uses some THX crap that is useless.

 

 

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