Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster Z
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Great Card but has one major flaw
28 September 2013
Summary: I bought this card a few months ago after reading great reviews about it. I fallowed all the instructions by deleting my audio drivers, installing the newest drivers from the website and then restarting. The audio was great with my headphones and speakers. My biggest issue is that at least once or twice a week the amp goes berserk and any source of audio is amplified towards the hearing threshold of pain.
Excerpt: The Sound Blaster Z is an ideal all-round solution for your PC gaming and entertainment needs. It comes complete with the Sound Blaster Beamforming Microphone for crystal clear voice communication. The beamforming mic allows me to play without a head set, and still get excellent sound quality and the ability to hear everything going on around me (with the proper speaker set up) the Mic can be used even with your volume up, it does an excellent job of canceling out the...
Summary: Let me preface this review by saying that it is possible that I had defective unit, but this is what I did not like about mine: 1) sound quality out of the box was much flatter, with mids and highs were underwhelming comparing to Realtek chip that came on my motherboard. 2) adjusting Equalizer helps a lot, but at the best settings I could master, highs seem to change frequency on their own, where while listening music everything would be nice and then for no reason,...
Summary: On second day of use, the volume went up to maximum for no reason. I thought my ear drums were going to explode because I was wearing ear buds. I thought I had put the volume up on max on accident, but nope, it was only at 8%. So I lowered it down to 0% and the volume is still loud that I could hear it without putting the ear buds back on.
not good for movies or music. terrible software package
Sone T Nelson, Amazon
12 December 2012
Summary: over all does not do what I want. not better then what I have going, which is a stack of receivers running my 2.1 custom towers and bass shaking leather chair. not a good option for htpc. I have just installed my sound blaster Z and found a loud audible buzzing in my headphones from the front panel header, when connected to the rear headphone out there is no buzzing. I am connected to a monster hts 3600 mk2 power center and using Senneisser HD 650's.
Excerpt: I Ordered This SoundCard as soon as it was available on Newegg. It had been listed for about a week but was shown as being Out of Stock. Newegg Used OnTrac to ship this item and got it to me today.