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Creative Sound Blaster Z
9.7 out of 10

Creative Sound Blaster Z

An ideal all-round audio & gaming solution 116dB Signal-to-Noise Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster Z

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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
18 March 2013
  • Summary: Sound Quality:   First, the on-board sound on my PC was lacking in fidelity. With it I could not tell the difference between 128 Kbps mp3 and FLAC (I did ABX testing on both set ups to determine whether this was the case.
  • Pros: Good shielding, Pre-packaged software is good enough, Headphone Jack on the back, 600 ohm headphone amp internally.
  • Cons: Red LED, No shielding on front panel connector (not much of a gripe.), a little too much bass (but this can be adjusted in the equalizer.)
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
18 March 2013
  • Summary: I got this sound card to replace my Asus Xonar DG which died on me. The difference in sound quality between this card and the Asus is quite noticeable. Much more clarity and crispness in the high end. Bass seems punchier and more detailed.
  • Pros: Great sound, Excelent gaming and music performance, great software
  • Cons: Plugs on the back are poorly labeled. You need the manual to know what's what. No option for a front CD drive panel.
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Overall 9
9.0

Creative Sound Blaster Z Sound Card

techPowerUp!
29 January 2013
  • Summary: Creative managed to create a solid sound card that sounds great across the board. While it does not have an immediate wow factor, it is a solid performer and the bundle is perfect for most at-home gamers.
  • Pros: Good set of features, Great in-game performance, Usable 11-band equalizer, Headphone amplification stage can drive fairly demanding headphones well, Quality microphone included, Driver suite is easy to navigate
  • Cons: Driver suite is memory intensive at over 80 MB RAM, Scout Mode preset not that effective, Headphone output gain is a tad high
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Overall 8
8.0

Creative Sound Blaster Z Sound Card Review

KitGuru
31 January 2013
  • Excerpt: 24 Flares 24 Flares × The Creative Sound Blaster Z Sound card is part of the new flagship series of Sound Blaster and features the multi-core Sound Core3D audio processor and beamforming microphone. There are three models in the Sound Blaster Z range; the Z, the Zx and the ZxR.
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Creative Sound Blaster ZxR review: prachtig, maar voor wie?

Hardware.Info
16 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Creative introduceerde onlangs een nieuwe reeks Sound Blaster geluidskaarten. Wij testen het nieuwe topmodel, de Creative Sound Blaster ZxR.
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Test: Creative SoundBlaster Z

Hardware-Test
11 May 2013

Тест и обзор: Creative Sound Blaster Z и ZxR

hardwareluxx.ru
9 April 2013
  • Summary: Настало время подводить итог. Creative успешно справилась с "домашней работой", и большую часть критики Recon3D с новым поколением Z удалось снять. Но для оценки качества звуковых карт нам придётся разделить заключение на две части, поскольку разница между моделями очень велика.
  • Pros: Функциональный и стабильный драйвер, Улучшения по качеству звука по сравнению с Sound Blaster Recon3D..., Очень хорошее качество звучания, Функциональный и стабильный драйвер, Разнообразие интерфейсов, Удобный настольный пульт управления
  • Cons: …но звуковая карта всё же стоит слишком дорого для своих возможностей, Очень высокая цена
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Resimlerle Creative Sound Blaster Z

chip.com.tr
2 February 2013
  • Conclusion: Creative'in yenilenen ürün grubuna ses kartları da dahil. Sound Blaster ZxR, Sound Blaster Zx ve Sound Blaster Z modellerinin ortak özelliği kullanıcıların istekleri doğrultusunda ses üretmeleri.
  • Pros: +, Oyunlarda Scout Mode avantajı, +, Harici stereo mikrofon
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