HardwareZone heeft een review on line gezet van de Creative Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1. Deze high-end geluidskaart heeft Dolby Digital 5.1 decoding en wordt geleverd met een Live Drive control unit, die je in een 5,25" bay kunt bouwen, en een afstandsbediening. Verder beschikt de Platinum 5.1 over S/PDIF in en out COAX čn optisch.
With so many features of the the SB Live!, where do we start? Basically, most of you know about the features that follow the original Platinum card. First, the Platinum 5.1 comes with Environmental Audio Effects(EAX), which allows you to augment original sound with effects such as Concert Hall, Auditorium and Underwater.
[...] Second, we were particularly impressed with the ease of setup to watch DVD movies. All we did was to ensure that we're using the digital connection between the DVD drive and sound card, and a Digital DIN connection between the card and the amplifer of our multi-channel speaker. Then we needed to get the software configurations right, and we were ready to enjoy Dolby Digital audio from our latest DVD collection.
[...] Overall, the Creative Sound Blaster Platinum 5.1 is worth the investment, especially if you are an audio enthusiast or PC musician. It performs as expected, giving you a variety of features such as EAX, a Live! Drive with additional ports and remote controller, Dolby Digital encoding and superb software titles.
You may already have a sound card and are happy with it but if you have plans to upgrade your soundcard (and the price point is just right for a bundle and features like this one), the Creative Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1 may just be the perfect choice for upgrading you PC's audio subsystem.