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Xmod Device Improves MP3 Sound
Creative's $79.99 Xmod is a small device that bumps up the clarity of MP3s and other digital audio files.
Photo courtesy Creative
October 03, 2006 by Mac Slocum

Audiophiles, it’s time to jump on the digital media bandwagon.

A new device from Creative—the Creative Xmod—upconverts playback of MP3, WMA, iTunes or AAC files to levels that Creative says are “beyond the original CD quality.” The Xmod is a small device, about the size of a candy bar, that connects between stereo speakers and a digital media player. The Xmod grabs the sound from the player and bumps it to 24-bit surround audio before delivering it to the speakers.

How does Creative accomplish this audio voodoo? The Xmod relies upon Creative’s X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity audio standard, which restores the high and low elements that are discarded during the digital conversion process.

The Xmod will be available this month for $79.99.

  • Xmod upconverts digital audio, improving the sound.
  • Device requires no software. It works with Mac and Windows.
  • MSRP: $79.99. Available in October.
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