Product Comparison: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD vs Creative Sound Blaster Omni

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General Specifications
Sound Blaster X-Fi HD
Sound Blaster Omni
About the Product
USB Sound Blaster X-Fi HD is an audiophile grade sound system with premium connectivity for your Notebook or PC. Designed to satisfy audiophiles and music lovers, the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD USB audio card adds high-definition audio to any PC or notebook with a USB 2.0 port.
Featuring a built-in dual microphone array for crystal-clear voice communication, customizable SBX Pro Studio audio technologies, as well as a studio-grade 600 ohm headphone amplifier, the Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 is ideal for anyone looking to seriously upgrade their PC or Mac audio experience.
Key Specs
Audio Interface
Built-in DAC
AKM AK4396
Signal/Noise Ratio
114 dB
100 dB
Sample Resolution/Rate
24-bit / 96kHz
24-bit / 96kHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD USB Audio System with Phono Preamp
  • This thing sounds really nice when it's working properly!
  • Awesome sound quality.
  • It delivers amazingly good sound. Amazing chip.
  • It has a good DAC so you get a clean sound.
  • This sounds great through a pair of studio monitors.
Creative Sound Blaster Omni 5.1 Surround USB Sound Card
  • Sound quality is pretty clean and I can play things as loud as I want and some.
  • Small footprint and easy to set up. High grade audio without having to install a card is a big plus and makes everything nice and easy.
  • Excellent sound quality even at high volume.
  • As good as an internal sound card. Plus you can free up one of your PCI-e port.
  • It has dual built-in microphones. USB-powered.
Size & Weight
2.36 in.
2.95 in.
8.98 in.
9.06 in.
6.26 in.
6.1 in.
10.6 oz.
14.4 oz.
Number of Channels
OS Compatibility
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Mac OS X v10.8 and above
4x RCA, 2x audio jacks, Optical S/PDIF In, Optical S/PDIF Out
2x RCA, 5x audio jacks, Optical S/PDIF Out
SBX Pro Studio, X-Fi Audio Technology, 3D surround effects
SBX Pro Studio, CrystalVoice, Scout Mode, Dolby Digital Technology, 600ohm headphone amplifier
What customers say about "Features"
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD USB Audio System with Phono Preamp
  • Excellent device. Note it has a 1/4 inch headphone jack. That was a good sign.
  • The result was amazing. It added a whole new dimension to the sound. Fantastic.
  • This is a really nice sound card. Amazing connectivity options.
  • It sounds great, there's no audio hissing even on computers with shoddy usb ports.
  • Great sound quality. Very good phono amp.
Creative Sound Blaster Omni 5.1 Surround USB Sound Card
  • Build is pretty decent, I don't use the knob much since both my keyboard and GameOne have audio control knobs.
  • The noise reduction for voice chat is pretty good but that's the only effect I use.
  • Creative makes great hardware and the Omni 5.1 is no exception.
  • The control module is convenient and looks nice on the desktop.
  • A great way to convert your PC into a 5.1 speaker setup. Great connectivity.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
109.99 $
89.99 $

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