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Reviewed: Sound Blaster Live! Value with FPS2000 Speakers
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Product Type: Sound System & Speakers
Price: Sound Blaster Live! $99.99, FPS2000 Speakers $199.99
Overall Rating:
Author: Michael "" Ahlf       Date: October 12th 1999
Page: 3

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Final Breakdown


Installation went quickly on both the card and speakers: only the problems involved in the SB16 emulation and the question of adding in headphones were able to mar the joy of an uneventful setup.


For $99.99, the Soubd Blaster Live! Value was a good deal. The FPS2000 speakers at $199.99 weren't too bad either. All in all, $300 on this is a nice investment, especially since the card and speakers should serve well much longer than other components in the computer costing similar amounts.


Thesound quality of the card itself can't be questioned, and the speakers only added to the splendor. For quality, nothing could be found to mar this.


Ifyou're looking to get something top of the line and run it till it dies, the SBLive! Value and FPS2000 speakers would be a perfect choice. That's why this setup gets a Reviewer's Choice award.

Pluses (+)
  • Wonderful 3D sound in action.
  • Nice update software and new toys from Creative Labs.
  • Minuses (-)
  • Pricey if you already have something halfway similar.
  • Pops occasionally if not in use.
  • No place for a headphone pass or balance on the hand volume control.

  • Added:  Tuesday, October 12, 1999
    Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
    Page: 3/3

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