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.
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.
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.
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.
The device also made straightforward stereo music tracks sound MAGICAL, as if you were in the room with the musicians playing live.
Few things in technology are guaranteed to bring you actual joy, but Creative's Super X-Fi just might qualify for that list.
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!
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
The SXFI Air is one of the most compelling pairs of headphones at CES 2019.
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.
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.
I had a listen and was left amazed. Super X-Fi showed a lot of promise.
(Using Super X-Fi) I heard game clips and it was insanely effective. INSANE.
.. no one in the industry could solve this decade's-long problem. Creative's Super X-Fi could be the game changer.
Hands down, this was the best demo of CES—and it's the product I'm most looking forward to reviewing this year.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is by far one of our favorite smiles to have ever crossed our face when it comes to audio.
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.
Super X-Fi headphone amp pretty much made headphones come to life.
Super X-Fi Gen2 is a result of our continuous research effort. With our improved AI engine and tweaks along the way, you can expect Super X-Fi Gen2 to work better across a broader range of content, especially for movies and games.
Specifically, there are 4 main areas of improvements:
IMPROVED SURROUND SOUND CONFIGURATION
Hear more details in your surround sound configuration and enjoy more precise audio cue positioning when watching movies or playing games
CLEARER DIALOGUES INMOVIES
With Super X-Fi Gen2, dialogues are clearer than ever so you can pay full attention to what's happening on the screen
STUDIO-LIKE MUSIC LISTENING EXPERIENCE
Enhanced audio fidelity in Gen2 coupled with the Super X-Fi holographic audio effect gives you a listening experience as though you're at the recording studio
MORE EFFICIENT POWER CONSUMPTION
Improved AI engine also brings about more efficient power usage. This translates to approximately 10% lower battery consumption for SXFI AIR and SXFI AMP!
Gen2 is available for all SXFI customers! Once your setup is done, your device will automatically upgrade to the latest firmware version available. Check if your device has the latest firmware here.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy games with the full cinematic capabilities of Super X-Fi! Simply plug in the SXFI AMP with your headphones into your PlayStation, 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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
Up to 120 dB
2.0/5.1/7.1 channel, 24 bit/96 kHz
Up to -110 dB (0.0003%)
< -75 dB
Windows 10 Creator's Update (ver. 1703)
High Sierra Linux
Android 7.0 and above only
Low-jitter Asynchronous USB UAC2
No drivers required
Matte-Black Fine-Textured Anodized
(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)
(Input) USB Type-C
(Output) 3.5 mm TRRS jack
Check out our full range of Super X-Fi products, made possible by the Super X-Fi UltraDSP chip.LEARN MORE
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.
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
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
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
Love this amp.
Very Good sound with APK,
Absolutely amazing sound quality out of this amp. I thought Gen1 was good enough but Gen2 impressed me even further. Together with the Aurvana Trio, it brings fantastic listening experiences!