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View Poll Results: If you've tried SXFI Audio, would you recommend it?
Yes - Only for Music 11 8.87%
Yes - Only for Movies 18 14.52%
Yes - Only for Gaming 2 1.61%
Yes - Only for Music & Movies 18 14.52%
Yes - Only for Music & Gaming 2 1.61%
Yes - Only for Movies & Gaming 9 7.26%
Yes - Works great for All (Music, Movies and Gaming) 24 19.35%
No - Didn't like it at all 40 32.26%
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Old 24-09-2018, 06:24 PM   #1
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Who's waiting to buy the Creative Super X Fi AMP at 6.34PM?

Lai, creative fan boys please fall in.
-> https://www.sxfi.com/amp/

Update 1: Bought it and seems like they are issuing special discounts for early adopters.

Apply the promo code at checkout page to enjoy $20 off and get FREE Aurvana SE Headphones worth $99 (valid till 25th Dec only):
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Update 2: Early adopters reviews are in!

Hahah let me test more at home.
First impressions for movies is excellent!
During the first try when testing left right channels, I intuitively removed the cans to check if I was really hearing from the cans or speakers. Such a surprising moment.

This first impression was really powerful.

Leave the rest to your imagination ba!
Don't forget that it's a standalone DAC+amp...so if you don't like the SXFI effect on that particular song. You can always turn it off. It's a pretty decent DAC...sounds better than my Samsung S9's DAC
I am doing a detailed comparison of the following combos:
1. Amp with Sfxi on
2. Amp with Sxi off
3. Direct from hp via analog out
(Using Bose QC25 noise-cancelling headphone for above)
4. Integrated amp with Studio Monitor Silver RX6 floor standing speakers

Source is Spotify in the highest quality setting.

Will provide a detailed writeup over the next two days but for now, suffice to say that it will be very hard to go back to using headphones without the amp now. Creative did an amazing job with the "halography" capability, which is nothing like the cheesy virtual surround sounds that have been around for decades.
Using JJ's songs 不为谁儿做的歌, 那些你很冒险的梦 and a few others as samples
Using his songs as samples because I find his vocals really really good (especially after listening to him live, not his fan here btw), good mix of instruments
I prefer using the selection DT880 / HD650 with my TF10s
Sounds the least "hollow", better clarity than the rest, and palatable for music

But using my EarWerkz Supra, as long as turn on sxfi, using any selection it'll like crap, when I turn sxfi off but still connected to the amp, it sounds awesome lol.

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It's really good for me. Re watching all favorite music videos with that theatre effect, Spotify, and also movie streaming.

Watched some past week's highlights of EPL on mio app, sounded like I'm in the pub surrounded by the stadium's roars..

Installed for wife, she tried on FB live auctions (not s hook Lerine) and commented it sounded like the auction gal is talking on cinema. A few apps later she hogged my sxfi. Anyways since she uses s8 with USB c I'll probably pass her this and get another air for own use when it's out!

Sibeh shiok.

PS. Watch prawn on tumblr also v boomz
I have no words. I am completely blown away! Thank you so much Creative for this! Prolly not for gaming as the other bros mentioned here but this is a dream come through for music lovers. Feels like I am at the centre of a music concert or at a edm festival!!
Update 3: Other long, comprehensive reviews for your good consideration (thanks to terry for compilation):

1) terrykorkor review
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/1...-post1532.html
2) LiLAsN review
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/1...-post1535.html
His review is all over the pages but I think this post mentioned the most critical point, positioning sound which is the downside of this SXFIamp.
3) ranchy review
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/1...-post1686.html
Similar experience as (1), (2)
4) Humjipeng01 review
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/1...-post1695.html
Very comprehensive review mainly focusing on different types of musics/songs reviewed.
Update 4: FAQs

Q: Will there be updates to the app and device?
A: Yes, there will be application and firmware level updates

Q: How accurate is the HTRF using their camera-based AI-powered approach?
A: Claims of 85% accuracy

Q: Can I turn off the SXFI enhancement and use it as a normal dac?
A: Yes!

Q: Does it work with Netflix?
A: Works best with Windows 8 or 10 Netflix app (not browser). Configure in control panel> sound settings to set for 5.1 audio. For more details, check out Netflix guide on 5.1 audio -> https://help.netflix.com/en/node/14163

Update 5: Tips & hints to maximize the enjoyment

Configuring for the "best" settings on Windows:
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/1...-post3214.html

Accessing SXFI equaliser setting:
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/e...#post116966125

Audio samples for testing:
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/e...#post116840732

Official SXFI AMP quick start video
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/1...-post3615.html

Update 6: Looks like they have further discounted the SXFI AMP and on the verge of releasing the SXFI AIR!

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If you are still on the fence, enjoy $20 off your purchase using this discount code at check out
FRIEND-7D577P3
https://shop.sxfi.com/products/sxfi-amp
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Super X Fi AMP is actually dolby atmos just under a diff brand name
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Old 24-09-2018, 06:39 PM   #9
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Super X Fi AMP is actually dolby atmos just under a diff brand name
Dolby just sit there doing nothing?

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Super long q.. At first I thought creative selling iPhone X s
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Old 24-09-2018, 06:39 PM   #11
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Super X Fi AMP is actually dolby atmos just under a diff brand name
Eh zhun no?
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wait for reviews 1st...quite excited
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Dolby just sit there doing nothing?

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