2013-11-02

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD Sound Card - RMAA test report @24bit/96kHz

This is a line output to line input wire loop RMAA test of Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD (Digital Music Premium HD) at 24bit/96kHz. Tests have made without resampling by Windows 7 (x64) drivers by setting it to 24bit/96kHz.



Testing chain: line output (24bit/96kHz.) -> line input (24bit/96kHz.):
  1. Frequency response (from 40 Hz to 15 kHz), dB : +0.01, -0.07
  2. Noise level, dB (A) : -101.8
  3. Dynamic range, dB (A) : 101.8
  4. THD, % : 0.0030
  5. THD + Noise, dB (A) : -87.1
  6. IMD + Noise, % : 0.0042
  7. Stereo crosstalk, dB : -96.2
  8. IMD at 10 kHz, % : 0.0064


Frequency response

Noise level

Dynamic range
THD + Noise
(at -3 dB FS)

Intermodulation distortion

Stereo crosstalk
IMD
(swept tones)


P.S.
See this link for a line output to line input loop RMAA test at 24bit/48kHz.
Tests of MME output and of WASAPI Exclusive (Win Sound) output are identical - see this link is the 16-bit @ 44.1 kHz playback test.