What the F***?!! . . . It was really something else I think, all of us, there was a collective gasp when the technology was demonstrated to us . . . its feels like big leap forward
Creative's new Super X-Fi audio tech is FRIGGING MIND -BLOWING. The company known for Soundblaster finally has a new killer product, and you'll probably want one too.
The device also made straightforward stereo music tracks sound MAGICAL, as if you were in the room with the musicians playing live.
I had a listen and was left amazed. Super X-Fi showed a lot of promise.
(Using Super X-Fi) I heard game clips and it was insanely effective. INSANE.
.. no one in the industry could solve this decade's-long problem. Creative's Super X-Fi could be the game changer.
Hands down, this was the best demo of CES—and it's the product I'm most looking forward to reviewing this year.
Creative has the demo to beat at this year's CES. The company is showing an early prototype of a product it calls Super X-Fi Headphone Audio. And it blew my mind.
Creative ... looks to have finally cracked the issue of fitting full sized speakers into a pair of portable cans... I heard it through the earphones in exactly the same way I heard it via the speakers, and it was nothing short of AMAZING.
To bring this to a dongle that would just work with any headphones and be super affordable, that's really the HOLY GRAIL of headphone processing technology.
It was an amazing experience totally! I've been in the business for 40 years, and that's some of the best sound I've heard. And for the price point you're going to sell it for, IT'S OBSCENE.
I just finished the best demo of the show. It's not a curved TV, it's not 8K, it is, wait for it, Creative Lab's new Super X-Fi technology...And it just floors you ... it's gonna be a steal at US$150.
Well the fact that it's going to be everyone's hands, you know, a product that everyone can afford, and it's something that is literally going to change the way people listen to things by that one little dongle.
For a while there, I actually thought that the speakers were on, and that there was nothing coming through both cans, until I took them off to hear nothing emanating from the speakers.
This Holographic-Sound Headphone Dongle BLEW MY MIND. This mind-blowing audio technology uses acoustic mapping and holographic sound to create a headphone experience that's nearly indistinguishable from what you'd get out of a dedicated set of surround speakers.
You can take the headphones off, listening to again; a three— or four—thousand Dolby Atmos system, and put the headphones on, and it will sound just as good. In fact for my ears, I gotta say, it sounded better.
I listened to the demo and it was MIND-BLOWING! The surround sound I heard from the headphone was amazing and I even took the headphones off just to confirm that I wasn't hearing the sound from the physical surround speakers. Judging from the guests' reactions, they were equally or almost as impressed as I am.
If you're curious about what ‘audio holography' is, Creative Labs has the goods with its Super X-Fi technology. I gave it a good listen at CES 2018, and it sounded glorious! After hearing the results, I was simply blown away. Even with all the audio products I've tested over the years, my ears were never subjected to anything quite like this.
During the audition, the Super X-Fi system created a realistic sense of space as I listened to a soundtrack. It took the audio that would have been usually stuck between my ears and projected outside the confines of my head. I was able to pinpoint the sound sources in a room as well as gauge the distance between them.
I know, it's unbelievable that the little ‘dongle' above can give you sound as good as a 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround System (Dolby Atmos 5.1.2) but it absolutely does!
As an audio engineer I readily claim that most ‘virtual' surround sound applications are junk - until now. Creative Lab's Super X-Fi blew me away.
What impresses me the most is how Super X-Fi managed to turn a standard 2.0 music track into a realistic live surround effect. It is done so well that it's as if the artist is singing RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME.
Ultra-portable, no larger than a finger and only weighing 15g.
Delivers 3x amplification gain and supports headphones with high impedances of up to 600ohms for powerful audio performance.
Uses a separate 128dB high-end high-precision AKM 32-bit DAC.
Android Phones, Windows PC, macOS, PS4 and Nintendo Switch
Features a USB Type-C input port with a 3.5 mm audio jack output.
Whether you are watching movies, listening to music or gaming, immerse yourself in a holographic audio experience wherever you are.
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Balanced Armature Super TweeterDelivers detailed highs.
Balanced Armature Mid-Range DriverSupports natural mid-range playback.
Bio-cellulose Dynamic WooferDelivers rich, deep, and accurate bass.
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