Who's waiting to buy the Creative Super X Fi AMP at 6.34PM?

If you've tried SXFI Audio, would you recommend it?

  • Yes - Only for Music

    Votes: 11 8.0%
  • Yes - Only for Movies

    Votes: 20 14.6%
  • Yes - Only for Gaming

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • Yes - Only for Music & Movies

    Votes: 18 13.1%
  • Yes - Only for Music & Gaming

    Votes: 3 2.2%
  • Yes - Only for Movies & Gaming

    Votes: 9 6.6%
  • Yes - Works great for All (Music, Movies and Gaming)

    Votes: 27 19.7%
  • No - Didn't like it at all

    Votes: 47 34.3%

  • Total voters
    137

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My “mass consumer” feedback since I have it on 11 Oct.

The collection process is smooth and fast. A quick snaps of your face and ears and we were off to collect my reservation. The Customer Service is cocky as many others have mentioned whereas outside staff are friendlier. Managed tp meet Mr Chan too.

The mono audio demo is impressive but the ‘Wow’ factor dropped from mono, stereo, 5.1 and 7.1 setup. My try-out of perhaps 2 hrs daily, it’s mixed. Some audios sound better than others, reverb is quite strong for some. The vocals aren’t as clear when Sxfi is on for some but turning up the volume seems to help.

Overall, sxfi is quite able to mimic the speakers set up by creating a buffer zone or getting the sound source from your head/in between your ears. Even though, the positioning needs improving. When resting on the floor, the sound sources are scattered. Quite weird. LOL.

Will PM to some users here to tune my media player with k lite code and hopefully, improve my experience with movie. I tried to play with the setting based on steps given in the forum but just can’t mimic the same experience during the creative demo. Please help guys and ladies. Thanks.

Move one to Mr Chan. He is passionate about his EMU ‘toy’. He chats about the difference between lamination coating, wood types, sound signature between them and his preference. He also discourages one customer to buy his product if he can’t hear the difference. Don’t waste money lah. LOL. Nice guy. I was poisoned and bought the teak box and e-mu teak. Have to wait for delivery. My wife like the emu teak too but I can only afford one. Have to share.

Question: does the personalised mapping change over time? My taste preference changes when I grows older. in this aspect, how does AI help even though they have all the mapping captured in their server? I am sceptical on the AI technology.
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help to set up MPC

Hi guys and ladies,
my post is current 5 and not allow to PM others. please help to share step by step to customise Media player classic. Thanks so much
 

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Re-upping my post and hope someone can guide :o

What I can remember:

1. In windows, Control Panel > Sound. Switch to whatever your source is. e.g. if playing 5.1 file, choose 5.1... otherwise Stereo.

2. Use Media Player Classic to play video. When you play the video, you will have LAV icon on lower right of windows. Go into it and TURN OFF "Mixing". You may wanna try checking all the "bitstream" boxes as well.

3. In the LAV settings, if your source is 6.1, check the box "expand 6.1 to 7.1"


It works great for me if I play 5.1 video files.
Unfortunately, playing stereo files will result in a bit echo-ey mono-surround effect.
 
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sorry to those who PM me regarding the E-MU teak.

Original buyer promised to take the set and be the one finding buyers for it.
I'll keep the faith in humanity for now :s13:
 

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sorry to those who PM me regarding the E-MU teak.

Original buyer promised to take the set and be the one finding buyers for it.
I'll keep the faith in humanity for now
:s13:



Lol after the chance of him being expose is said :s13: :s22:

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sorry to those who PM me regarding the E-MU teak.

Original buyer promised to take the set and be the one finding buyers for it.
I'll keep the faith in humanity for now :s13:

I'm one of those who PMed you. If the original buyer is selling, maybe can link us up?
 

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What I can remember:

1. In windows, Control Panel > Sound. Switch to whatever your source is. e.g. if playing 5.1 file, choose 5.1... otherwise Stereo.

2. Use Media Player Classic to play video. When you play the video, you will have LAV icon on lower right of windows. Go into it and TURN OFF "Mixing". You may wanna try checking all the "bitstream" boxes as well.

3. In the LAV settings, if your source is 6.1, check the box "expand 6.1 to 7.1"


It works great for me if I play 5.1 video files.
Unfortunately, playing stereo files will result in a bit echo-ey mono-surround effect.

Thank u! Will give it a try later
 

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Lol after the chance of him being expose is said :s13: :s22:

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No la.. original buyer actually hooked me up with another buyer.
Since I don’t know exactly when I will receive the item (by right Monday), told him I will just reserve for him first and see how to collect/pay for it when it arrives.
Original buyer learnt that he backed out (from my post) and msg me.
 

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I'm one of those who PMed you. If the original buyer is selling, maybe can link us up?

He will probably msg you.
not v nice for me to link since it will expose who he is.
I think he monitors this thread very very closely :s13:
 
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Hi guys and ladies,
my post is current 5 and not allow to PM others. please help to share step by step to customise Media player classic. Thanks so much

Re-upping my post and hope someone can guide

1) Google K-lite codec pack

2) Download whichever versions is appropriate for you. I always go for Mega

3) Install. Make sure whatever videos or music you are playing, Media Player Classic becomes your default.

4) Now click on a video or music and once they are playing with Media Player Classic, on the bottom right, there will be red, blue and white icons.
Red represents Video
Blue represents Audio
White is for the Splitter where you choose what subtitles and audio tracks would you prefer to use as default such as Make Japanese audio track a priority and english subtitle if you watch Japanese anime. Or just leave it alone.

5) Double Click on the Blue LAV codec on the Windows taskbar.
7GQyPJ1.png


6) Make sure expand 6.1 to 7.1 is ticked.
XLhDlWU.png


7) Make sure Mixing is unticked
dkD9AuP.png



8) Done. Click Apply and Ok.

9) If you are playing stereo content like most Youtube videos, music, make sure Playback is set to Stereo.
Again, bottom right in taskbar, right click on speaker and click on Playback devices.
jSn5CA5.png


10) Scroll down till you find Speakers (SXFI Amp). Then click on configuration. Make sure it is on Stereo and press Next.
XcYu7Mq.png


11) Tick whatever you can tick to allow all the bitrate that can be sent to the Amp so that it can process as much as possible.
Q2N8q84.png


12) Click Next and just done. Now click on Properties and make sure under the 'Advanced' tab that 24bit, 48000Hz is selected. And make sure Spatial Surround on the Spatial tab is set to Off. Click Apply and enjoy the Stereo Immersion.
oM0XYHS.png


13) For 5.1 or 7.1 surround content like your DVD/ Blu-ray, pirated or Netflix app on PC, Change the playback to the appropriate output. For example, for 7.1. Click on Configure and select whichever is relevant.
Make sure they are all ticked. Click Next.
Tick some more.
yZpz5Y8.png


16) And you are done. Make sure to again repeat Step 12 to make sure 24bit, 48000Hz is in your settings. Enjoy your experience.

17) Remember to switch the playback setup for the appropriate sources as the Amp is not really intelligent in knowing what sources it is receiving.
 

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So the chore were to change to stereo in "playback device setting" when media is stereo and to 7.1 if playing media with a lot of channel?

I have been setting it at 7.1 all the while because of the guide from creative.
 

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Thanks LiLAsN for doing a step by step guide. I wanted to but can't as i am still using Win7 while all of you seems to be on Win10.

Thumbs up.
 

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So the chore were to change to stereo in "playback device setting" when media is stereo and to 7.1 if playing media with a lot of channel?

I have been setting it at 7.1 all the while because of the guide from creative.

Yup. There is a noticeable difference in the way the sound is projected as a result. Less echo-ey when you change playback to output as Stereo.
 

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I am suddenly vilified.
Anyway, I think from the perspective from a company, I do not think they have the luxury and resource to do so many personalized calibration for everyone. I am suggesting have some generic mic-calibration profile shared in the app in the first place.

I've posed this challenge to their creator when I met up with them on Friday. How to bring this calibration experience to a wider audience, or for those who want to eke out more from the sxfi and aren't satisfied with just an app mapping.

Granted, it would be a challenge to transport, setup and also have a location that is sufficient to showcase the demo setup and then mic-calibrate from there if it's a mobile setup and even more expensive if it was a permanent setup.

They're looking at options and are aware that there are those who would like this service - just that they need time to sort out the logistics and resources needed if they roll this out.

Fingers crossed.


Using HD650 headphone setting with -5 bass +4 treble and a small shift at the 16kHz to 5 region? Just noticed that you are also not so much of a bass person too lol. I am okay with bass but I do not need so much denseness of bass that makes me headache.

I also highlighted to them that many aren't aware that their Equalizer can measure down to 1 decimal point accuracy and they might wanna update their UI. They believe this is not intended and will look into this:

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Yup. There is a noticeable difference in the way the sound is projected as a result. Less echo-ey when you change playback to output as Stereo.

I switch Sound >> Stereo when playing music tracks. Then back to 7.1 when playing movies.



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Spot on

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Everyone here seems to be able improve the usage of the SXFI 10 times more than the presenters or tech people there who just waste your time and machiam talk like sell snake oil.

Oh yes, I remember. The presentations for me were like 10-20% listening and then the remaining was self-indulgent talk by presenters. Same problem with sonic carrier at the trade show. I come to listen to the product not listen to someone who think he talkshow host.

The product's full potential is lost and almost buried by the people at Creative. It looks like the public is saving Creative by finding ways to hack and better use a technology that consists of years of R&D which include people that probably have left the company.

The public in Singapore wants to see Creative succeed but the people in that company now machiam like want to close shop. Listen to the people here and other forums out there. If you have problem listening, then I doubt things will go well.
 

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I also highlighted to them that many aren't aware that their Equalizer can measure down to 1 decimal point accuracyI switch Sound >> Stereo when playing music tracks. Then back to 7.1 when playing movies.

Yup! Same here. My bass is not specifically -5 but I adjusted it up slightly closer to 4's range. There's like 12 or so levels in each decibel that I can adjust specifically to.

And yup. I do that too. But since I'll watch movies on my HTS to begin with, I'll just stick to the Stereo profile since most content on PC usage is based on that.
 

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1) Google K-lite codec pack

2) Download whichever versions is appropriate for you. I always go for Mega

3) Install. Make sure whatever videos or music you are playing, Media Player Classic becomes your default.

4) Now click on a video or music and once they are playing with Media Player Classic, on the bottom right, there will be red, blue and white icons.
Red represents Video
Blue represents Audio
White is for the Splitter where you choose what subtitles and audio tracks would you prefer to use as default such as Make Japanese audio track a priority and english subtitle if you watch Japanese anime. Or just leave it alone.

5) Double Click on the Blue LAV codec on the Windows taskbar.
7GQyPJ1.png


6) Make sure expand 6.1 to 7.1 is ticked.
XLhDlWU.png


7) Make sure Mixing is unticked
dkD9AuP.png



8) Done. Click Apply and Ok.

9) If you are playing stereo content like most Youtube videos, music, make sure Playback is set to Stereo.
Again, bottom right in taskbar, right click on speaker and click on Playback devices.
jSn5CA5.png


10) Scroll down till you find Speakers (SXFI Amp). Then click on configuration. Make sure it is on Stereo and press Next.
XcYu7Mq.png


11) Tick whatever you can tick to allow all the bitrate that can be sent to the Amp so that it can process as much as possible.
Q2N8q84.png


12) Click Next and just done. Now click on Properties and make sure under the 'Advanced' tab that 24bit, 48000Hz is selected. And make sure Spatial Surround on the Spatial tab is set to Off. Click Apply and enjoy the Stereo Immersion.
oM0XYHS.png


13) For 5.1 or 7.1 surround content like your DVD/ Blu-ray, pirated or Netflix app on PC, Change the playback to the appropriate output. For example, for 7.1. Click on Configure and select whichever is relevant.
Make sure they are all ticked. Click Next.
Tick some more.
yZpz5Y8.png


16) And you are done. Make sure to again repeat Step 12 to make sure 24bit, 48000Hz is in your settings. Enjoy your experience.

17) Remember to switch the playback setup for the appropriate sources as the Amp is not really intelligent in knowing what sources it is receiving.
Thanks bookmarked

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Everyone here seems to be able improve the usage of the SXFI 10 times more than the presenters or tech people there who just waste your time and machiam talk like sell snake oil.

Oh yes, I remember. The presentations for me were like 10-20% listening and then the remaining was self-indulgent talk by presenters. Same problem with sonic carrier at the trade show. I come to listen to the product not listen to someone who think he talkshow host.

The product's full potential is lost and almost buried by the people at Creative. It looks like the public is saving Creative by finding ways to hack and better use a technology that consists of years of R&D which include people that probably have left the company.

The public in Singapore wants to see Creative succeed but the people in that company now machiam like want to close shop. Listen to the people here and other forums out there. If you have problem listening, then I doubt things will go well.

I think majority of users out there will probably have less issues than those posted in here. We're the crazy ones who tweak settings and parameters until possibly somewhere along the line we mess something up without knowing, leading to a subpar experience.

Which was probably what happened with my movie experience and a fresh default reinstall of Klite and MPC-HC fixed that instantly.

When I was down on Friday at 5.30 the collection floor was pretty crowded.

Anyway, I won't be surprised if many of their staff can probably talk about the SXFI up to what's publicly published but may not have the expertise to talk deeper into the mechanics or specifics of how it actually works - which is fine by me. If anyone there needs more detailed explanations, I'm sure you can always ask them for someone who has more knowledge for a discussion - so far they've been quite accommodating.


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Yes and no. You know Creative has a bad habit of making things and leaving something incomplete and then forgetting all about it. Their software historically has sucked - period. Those antics of yesteryear are gone in today's world. We are spoiled for choice. SXFI has done one thing. While all audio technology is an attempt to reproduce real sound, SXFI has reminded us how much we have been cheated with what we listen to from speakers and headphones today. SXFI can give Dolby a run for their money. Dolby's tricks are exposed with the tricks of SXFI, so to speak. But SXFI is returning us a dimension is lost in headphones.
 
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