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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 6
6.0

Nice card but not sure if new

Robotime, B&H Photo
8 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I believe this is drop shipped from the manufacture so can't put this on BH. It was not packed well, was loose in a large box with one small piece of packing paper. When I opened the product box the card was only tied down on one end. Basically it looks like someone unpacked this before. Slot piece also looks slightly bent where the screw goes into the case. Other than that, card looks nice, I won't be able to test (I hope it works) until I complete my new build.
  • Pros: Good Audio Quality, Reliable Performance
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Overall 6
6.0

Sounds great, but has it's flaws

Ryan N., Newegg
14 November 2013
  • Summary: Drivers are mediocre at best, especially under Windows 8.1. Sound Blaster Control Panel software is frequently unresponsive after upgrading to Windows 8.1, even after wiping the drivers and reinstalling.
  • Pros: Sounds awesome, especially headphones. Crisp, clear, loud, immersive sound. Games and movies sound very good with minimal adjustments in the Sound Blaster control panel software provided.
  • Cons: It's loud because you can't adjust the headphone amp, making the minimum volume very difficult to adjust. Anything over 10% volume blows your eardrums out so you can really only adjust the volume between 6 and 10% in Windows volume control.
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Overall 6
6.0

Pretty great for games, very good for music

J. Berger, Amazon
24 June 2013
  • Summary: I was pretty surprised at how good this sound card performs. I'm using a pair of Ultrasone HFI's. I'm coming from an HT Omega Claro Halo soundcard, and while this card may not be quite as good for accuracy and music, it does really well for gaming. Positional audio is excellent and I'm easily able to discern footsteps and directional sounds. The manual EQ is also very good and it would do you well to spend 20 minutes or so minutes dialing it in.
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Overall 6
6.0

VERY IMPORTANT if you are looking into buying this...Please Read

Creative
30 March 2013
  • Summary: By Povell42 There is a major flaw with the more expensive ZX model of this product. The Audio Control Module (ACM) that you are paying about $50 more, LOWERS the QUALITY of the audio signal versus plugging your headphones directly into the back of the sound card. Seriously, how has no one else caught this? I checked online and found no one complaining about this. So, I thought my ACM was defective. Amazon kindly sent me a replacement.
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Overall 6
6.0

De ahí no pasa

Seudónimo, amazon.es
18 March 2013
Overall 6
6.0

Bien, mais quelques bugs

CellAtom, Amazon
17 March 2013
  • Summary: Cette carte en elle même est parfaite que ce soit pour les sessions de jeux ou pour écouter de la musique, en mode cinéma c'est extraordinaire. Néanmoins il m'arrive d'avoir des coupures et de ne plus pouvoir entendre quoi que ce soit par le casque et haut-parleur, certainement un défaut au niveau des drivers...
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Overall 6
6.0

Bra men fungerer dårlig i 5.1

TH, Komplett.no
4 March 2013
  • Summary: Kjøpte dette kortet basert på mange bra anmeldelser. Ble skuffet da jeg fikk det. Kortet gir statisk støy når du plugger inn mer enn 1 plugg inn i speaker utgangene. Ser ut til at det er driver relatert. Denne støyen er ekstrem(forsterkes) når man starter spill. Så har man 5.1 speaker eller headset så ikke kjøp dette kortet. Det fungerer kun til stereo/hodeset med mindre du synes masse statisk støy er ok.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

unig, Mindfactory.de
4 March 2013
  • Summary: Habe die Karte jetzt etwas und hatte nur Probleme. Es werden ständig die Kanäle vertauscht so, das ich garnicht zu 100% sagen kann ob der Jet jetzt von rechts oder links kommt. Es ist schade weil der Sound an sich wirklich nicht schlecht ist!!! Noch nerviger ist das manchmal ein lautes hallendes Geräusch ertönt. DER HORROR! Das ist so laut das man manchmal sein Trommelfell vibrieren merkt. Vllt ist es wirklich nur ein Montags modell.
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Overall 6
6.0

Gute Hardwarre, leises MicIn, schlechte Treiber

Weltenspinner, geizhals.de
4 March 2013
  • Summary: Ich habe mir diese Soundkarte günstig gezackt und bin eher nicht zufrieden. Die Bestückung ist relativ gut, trotz Elkos. Davon sind immerhin recht hochwertige verbaut. Der Klang ist ohne Crystalizer etwas Dumpfer als der Realtek ALC892 onboard Sound, mit etwas besser und merklich dynamischer. In beiden Fällen ist das Grundrauschen deutlich geringer, es war beim onboard-Sound jedoch auch nicht störend.
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Overall 6
6.0

Film & Spiel Top. Musik Flop.

Kämpf, geizhals.de
4 March 2013
  • Summary: Von der Optik her ist die Karte schön anzusehen und auch gut verarbeitet. Bei mir ist der Treiber nicht einmal abgestürzt und reagierte auch direkt auf meine eingaben. Wir haben die Karte heute mit 3 Mann Probegehört und mit diesen verglichen: Creative Sound Blaster Z ASUS Xonar D2/PM ASUS Crosshair Formula IV OnBoard Als Soundsystem diente das Edifier S550 V2.
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