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SXFI AMP

Super X-Fi® Headphone Amp for Android Users

Features

Overview

The SXFI® AMP delivers the best of two worlds in advanced personalized headphone audio.

It incorporates the award-winning Super X-Fi technology which is miniaturized into a dongle no larger than a finger. The SXFI AMP is also a premium high-performance headphone amplifier that is capable of driving even studio-grade headphones.

AWARD-WINNING SUPER X-FI TECHNOLOGY

READ WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT SUPER X-FI >

...Super X-Fi audio tech is FRIGGING MIND-BLOWING.

- CNET

...made straightforward stereo music tracks sound MAGICAL.

- TechHive

HOLOGRAPHIC AUDIO — UNIQUE TO YOU, PERSONALIZED FOR YOU.

Super X-Fi captures the listening experience of a high-end multi-speaker system in a professional studio, and recreates the same expansive experience — with the same original depth, detail, realism, and immersiveness — in your headphones.

Each of us hears the world differently — our unique head and ear shapes affects how we perceive sound. Super X-Fi personalizes the headphone audio experience based on how you hear sound to give you the most optimized and realistic listening experience.

This is done by simply taking three photos of your face and ears with your phone.

SXFI APP

Personalize your Super X-Fi profile through an advanced Ear & Head-Mapping process.

EXPERT REVIEWS

To bring this to a dongle that would just work with any headphones and be super affordable, that's really the HOLY GRAIL of headphone processing technology.

- Mark Henninger,
AVSForum

Creative's new Super X-Fi audio tech is FRIGGING MIND -BLOWING. The company known for Soundblaster finally has a new killer product, and you'll probably want one too.

- Aloysius Low,
CNET

The device also made straightforward stereo music tracks sound MAGICAL, as if you were in the room with the musicians playing live.

- Michael Brown,
TechHive Staff

Few things in technology are guaranteed to bring you actual joy, but Creative's Super X-Fi just might qualify for that list.

- PC World

Our minds were simply blown away when we heard what Holography can do for audio. This isn't virtual surround, that stuff is so last year. This is true spacial audio processing and it comes on that tiny little dongle!

- Eteknix

By processing your headphones' signal in a way that makes your content sound like you were listening to an impossibly elegant home theater system, you can bring the theater experience with you wherever you goߪ

- Android Authority

The SXFI Air is one of the most compelling pairs of headphones at CES 2019.

- TechRadar

When we understood the concept of Super X-Fi, the results were nothing short of amazing. The headphones didn't feel like headphones anymore. Creative definitely had many, many, many ‘wows' coming from their suite at CES 2019.

- Overclock

This amp has dramatically changed how I enjoy music: it's fun to listen to high school classics with the amp activated, making it difficult to return to listening without it.

- Sound Guys

I had a listen and was left amazed. Super X-Fi showed a lot of promise.

- Kenny Yeo, Associate Editor,
Hardware Zone

(Using Super X-Fi) I heard game clips and it was insanely effective. INSANE.

- Mark Henninger, Senior Editor,
AVS Forum

.. no one in the industry could solve this decade's-long problem. Creative's Super X-Fi could be the game changer.

- The Neo Dimension

Hands down, this was the best demo of CES—and it's the product I'm most looking forward to reviewing this year.

- PCWorld

Creative has the demo to beat at this year's CES. The company is showing an early prototype of a product it calls Super X-Fi Headphone Audio. And it blew my mind.

- TechHive

What the F***?!! . . . It was really something else I think, all of us, there was a collective gasp when the technology was demonstrated to us . . . its feels like big leap forward

- Wong Renhao
(Content Producer, Tech In Asia)

Creative ... looks to have finally cracked the issue of fitting full sized speakers into a pair of portable cans... I heard it through the earphones in exactly the same way I heard it via the speakers, and it was nothing short of AMAZING.

- Sherwin Loh,
GeekCulture

It was an amazing experience totally! I've been in the business for 40 years, and that's some of the best sound I've heard. And for the price point you're going to sell it for, IT'S OBSCENE.

- John R. Ross
(CES 2018 Audio Industry Veteran)

I just finished the best demo of the show. It's not a curved TV, it's not 8K, it is, wait for it, Creative Lab's new Super X-Fi technology...And it just floors you ... it's gonna be a steal at US$150.

- Gordon Ung, Executive Editor,
PCWorld

Well the fact that it's going to be everyone's hands, you know, a product that everyone can afford, and it's something that is literally going to change the way people listen to things by that one little dongle.

- Vernon A
(Radio DJ, Class 95)

For a while there, I actually thought that the speakers were on, and that there was nothing coming through both cans, until I took them off to hear nothing emanating from the speakers.

- GeekCulture

This Holographic-Sound Headphone Dongle BLEW MY MIND. This mind-blowing audio technology uses acoustic mapping and holographic sound to create a headphone experience that's nearly indistinguishable from what you'd get out of a dedicated set of surround speakers.

- Michael Andronico,
Tom's Guide

You can take the headphones off, listening to again; a three— or four—thousand Dolby Atmos system, and put the headphones on, and it will sound just as good. In fact for my ears, I gotta say, it sounded better.

- Gordon Ung, Executive Editor,
PCWorld

I listened to the demo and it was MIND-BLOWING! The surround sound I heard from the headphone was amazing and I even took the headphones off just to confirm that I wasn't hearing the sound from the physical surround speakers. Judging from the guests' reactions, they were equally or almost as impressed as I am.

- The Neo Dimension

If you're curious about what ‘audio holography' is, Creative Labs has the goods with its Super X-Fi technology. I gave it a good listen at CES 2018, and it sounded glorious! After hearing the results, I was simply blown away. Even with all the audio products I've tested over the years, my ears were never subjected to anything quite like this.

- Ted Kritsonis,
Mobile Syrup

During the audition, the Super X-Fi system created a realistic sense of space as I listened to a soundtrack. It took the audio that would have been usually stuck between my ears and projected “outside” the confines of my head. I was able to pinpoint the sound sources in a room as well as gauge the distance between them.

- Wilson Wong,
TechGoondu

I know, it's unbelievable that the little ‘dongle' above can give you sound as good as a 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround System (Dolby Atmos 5.1.2) but it absolutely does!

- Rylind Corolis,
GameTyrant

As an audio engineer I readily claim that most ‘virtual' surround sound applications are junk - until now. Creative Lab's Super X-Fi blew me away.

- Adam Patrick Murray,
PC World Staff

What impresses me the most is how Super X-Fi managed to turn a standard 2.0 music track into a realistic live surround effect. It is done so well that it's as if the artist is singing RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME.

- Warren,
KLGadgetGuy

I was absolutely blown away by a demo of the final, shipping product at CES 2019. It 100% matched the positioning and perceived distance of the real 7-channel surround system in the room. Absolutely could not tell it was headphones and HAD to take them off to be totally sure.

- AVS Forum

Smaller than a pack of chewing gum, the SXFI AMP is unique in simulating the sound of speakers, and the surround effect is far more convincing than any 7.1 headphone in the market.

- AVMania

Creative gave voice to the personal computer when it introduced the first SoundBlaster sound card all those years ago. And now it makes a similar revolution by allowing headphones to faithfully reproduce the "holographic" sound.

- Aktualne

Sure, plenty of headphones reviews will go on and on about a wide soundstage, but they'll stop that their tongues wagging and start their jaws dropping once they've heard Super X-Fi.

- Tech Buyer's Guru

This is by far one of our favorite smiles to have ever crossed our face when it comes to audio.

- POC Network

It's like nothing I've ever heard before. Without Super X-Fi, music sounds flat. With the dongle, it actually sounds like you're at the studio or a concert. This is the best thing I saw or heard all week at CES.

- WFMZ

Super X-Fi headphone amp pretty much made headphones come to life.

- TechYesCity

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SXFI AMP — MINIATURIZED TO NO LARGER THAN A FINGER

SXFI AMP delivers superior audio clarity and sound performance, and is crafted with a single aluminum unibody with a fine-textured, anodized black finish.

It weighs just 15 g (0.5 oz), making it ultra-portable.

USAGE & CONNECTIVITY

Music

Experience music on your headphones as if you're listening to the recording artist in a studio! Enjoy Super X-Fi on your local hi-res FLAC files or stream your favorite songs over Spotify app on mobile or PC with SXFI AMP. Try out some old mono tracks from the golden age and you'll be amazed how Super X-Fi transforms the music.

Movies

Immerse yourself in a holographic audio experience whenever you are with your headphones. Whether you are watching movies on your laptop or travelling on an airplane with your Android phone, just plug in the SXFI AMP and enjoy! Super X-Fi is capable of transforming videos into full-fledged, cinematic audio experience.

Games

Enjoy games with the full cinematic capabilities of Super X-Fi! Simply plug in the SXFI AMP with your headphones into your PS4, Nintendo Switch, or on PC — the soundstage of the game opens up and you feel as if you were actually transported into the game environment itself. Your games will never sound the same anymore!

Simply connect the SXFI AMP to your Android phone to experience the magic of holographic audio.

Featuring a USB Type-C input port with a 3.5 mm audio jack output, the low-jitter asynchronous USB enables precise data transmission and digital timing integrity. A 4-inch C-to-C cable is also included in the package.

For devices without a USB Type-C port such as older PCs/Macs, a USB A-to-C cable is required.

ANDROID PHONES

Set up your personalized listening profile using your Android phone. Simply plug in the SXFI AMP and your preferred headphones with your phone, select your headphone type and you're all set up!

TIP: When switching headphones, make sure to reconnect the new headphones and your Android phone to SXFI AMP to select the new headphone profile for the best Super X-Fi experience.

DESKTOPS, PCS, LAPTOPS

Users can switch between profiles simply by logging in their Super X-Fi account via their PC.

No hassle of having to reconnect the SXFI AMP with your Android phone!

GAMING CONSOLES

After setting up your listening profile, just unplug your phone and connect the SXFI AMP to your console with the same headphones.

Now, enjoy full cinematic capabilities of your game with Super X-Fi!

Compatibility

Experience the immersive, holographic audio experience across devices:

NOTE: An Android smartphone is required to load your personalized head-mapping profile into SXFI AMP.

Desktops, PCs, Laptops

  • Windows 10 Creator's Update (ver. 1703)
  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • Linux

Consoles

  • PS4
  • Nintendo Switch

Mobile Devices

  • Android 7.0 and later only

Controls

The SXFI AMP allows you to control music playback and toggle between having Super X-Fi technology on or off. It's convenience at your fingertips!

LED INDICATOR Green LED Light: Super X-Fi ON Play / Pause Super X-Fi On / Off Vol + Vol -

Audiophile DAC

SXFI AMP is a premium high-performance headphone amplifier that is capable of driving even studio-grade headphones — easily beating some of the most expensive headphone amps on the market today.

3x Amplification Power

SXFI AMP delivers 3X amplification gain for exceptionally powerful audio performance. It supports headphones with high impedances of up to 600 ohms, powering even studio grade headphones with your mobile devices. Using the AMP, you can now enjoy the full specs of your top-grade headphones wherever you are.

Hear Every Detail

SXFI AMP uses a separate 128dB high-end high-precision AKM 32-bit DAC. This provides maximum audio fidelity and pristine quality yielding up to 120dB SNR, and 0.0003% THD.

The AKM DAC is known in its field to offer outstanding fidelity, especially for original sound reproductions. This supports and ensures high-resolution audio playback so you can hear every detail in your audio.

Specifications

Audio

DAC

AKM AK4377

SNR

Up to 120 dB

SUPPORTED INPUT FORMAT

2.0/5.1/7.1 channel, 24 bit/96 kHz

THD + N

Up to -110 dB (0.0003%)

IMD

< 0.0022%

CROSSTALK

< -75 dB

Amplification

GAIN

3X

MAX POWER (16 ohm)

425 mW

MAX POWER (32 ohm)

370 mW

MAX POWER (300 ohm)

51 mW

MAX POWER (600 ohm)

26 mW

Connectivity

PC / Macs

Windows 10 Creator's Update (ver. 1703)
macOS 10.13
High Sierra Linux

CONSOLES

PS4
Nintendo Switch

MOBILE

Android 7.0 and above only

USB

Low-jitter Asynchronous USB UAC2
No drivers required

Physical

PRODUCT TYPE

Wired

CHASSIS

Aluminium Unibody

FINISH

Matte-Black Fine-Textured Anodized

DIMENSIONS

(In mm) 9.7 (D) x 17.5 (W) x 67 (H)
(In inches) 0.4 (D) x 0.7 (W) x 2.6 (H)

WEIGHT

15 g
0.5 oz

CONNECTOR

(Input) USB Type-C
(Output) 3.5 mm TRRS jack

SUPER X-FI CERTIFIED HEADPHONES

Aurvana Trio

Audiophile In-Ear Headphones with Hybrid Triple-Driver System

Aurvana Live!

Over-the-ear Headset with High-definition Audio

Aurvana Live!2

Over-the-ear Headset with Detachable Cable and Inline Microphone

Creative Outlier Black

Lightweight Wireless Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones with Built-in Mic

FREE AURVANA SE

SUPER X-FI CERTIFIED HEADPHONES

The Aurvana SE is a special edition of Creative's Aurvana Live! over-the-ear headphones with high-definition audio. It is Super X-Fi certified and custom-tuned to complement the Creative SXFI AMP for an optimized Super X-Fi listening experience.

Lightweight and ergonomically designed, the Aurvana SE is perfect for listening to music on the move or for your home entertainment use. Constructed with revolutionary driver technology and in-depth acoustic tuning, it delivers a natural and faithful audio presentation akin to a live performance. Sharp transients and dynamic passages are handled with effortless finesse.

GET YOUR FREE AURVANA SE WITH PURCHASE OF CREATIVE SXFI AMP!

Limited time only, while stocks last.

ALSO AVAILABLE:

CREATIVE SXFI AMP + AURVANA TRIO BUNDLE

The Aurvana Trio features a hybrid triple-driver system to deliver exceptionally pristine audio across the audio spectrum. It is now Super X-Fi certified to complement the Creative SXFI AMP for the best listening experience.

Offering astounding clarity down to the most minute detail, the Aurvana Trio is engineered to deliver rich yet balanced sound reproduction that is life-like and true to its nature. It is fitted with a detachable MMCX braided cable, so you can choose to swop it out with your own specialized aftermarket cable.

With a top-up of just $30, you can enjoy exceptional audio listening with the audiophile-grade Creative SXFI AMP + Aurvana Trio Bundle. Available exclusively at Creative.com.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BUNDLE >

SXFI PRODUCTS

Check out our full range of Super X-Fi products, made possible by the Super X-Fi UltraDSP chip.

LEARN MORE

SXFI AIR

Super X-Fi Bluetooth Headphones

SXFI AIR heralds a whole new generation of advanced headphones that incorporate Super X-Fi technology right into the heart of a wireless headphone.

Learn more about SXFI AIR ›

SXFI AIR comes with an accompanying SXFI AIR Control app so you can personalize your audio.

REVIEWS

Venture Beat

The technology is impossible to miss. It’s not subtle like the jump from 1080p to 4K. It makes audio sound more natural and more like it’s in the world with you.

Creative SXFI AMP

2019-04-11

PC PRO

It’s like sitting in a room with a high quality surround sound system: watching movies on the train will never be the same. I got highly accurate left/right and front/back definition of sound sources in a coherent and believable fashion. From this view, SXFI is a hit.

Best of CES 2019

Creative SXFI AMP

2019-04-04

Venture Beat

Super X-Fi is stunning. The technology is impossible to miss. It’s not subtle like the jump from 1080p to 4K. It makes audio sound more natural and more like it’s in the world with you.

Creative SXFI AMP

2019-03-12

Customer Reviews

I. Ali

I have just received my Super X-Fi Amp and I would like to thank everyone at creative for this, its Absolutely Amazing I have always said when it comes to sound creative is the Bugatti of them all love this new addition wow wow wow thank you so much 5stars.

O. Anderson

FAST DELIVERY AND CREATIVE Live Chat is very prompt with their service enquiry., thumb up!

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