Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster Z
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Very decent sound compared to onboard audio... hufe difference, powerful..
Faisal Widad Alnakib, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: Worked without any issue in my Z87 MSI Mpower. Drivers are all fine. be careful not to disable the headphones or the actual devices relate to this because its a pig to get sorted again. The difference between onboard audi vs this is like night and day is just amazing! for the price its worth it. The red LED is hidious though and i hate it. Its just so awful that im thinking of doing some mod to it and possible remove it all together.
Summary: Prevously owned a Fatal1ty Champion Sound Card, Moved states and was limited to what I could and couldn't take with me.. my pc did not come with me. Instead it became a present to my mother. 2 year later im settled in and building another PC, this time I ordered a SoundBlaster Z factory refurbished for 55.99. Took about a week, I popped it in, installed software.
Summary: I upgraded from a Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium to this card for my new gaming system. Overall this card performs better and delivers clearer sound than the X-Fi, but has a few problems that keep it from earning 5 stars. First, there's the god-awful control panel. The card comes with the Bass settings cranked up to absurd levels - it's so bad that at first I thought the card was defective. Each drumbeat sounds like a cannon firing next to your ear.
If only I didn't care about 5.1 audio in my games....
11 September 2014
Summary: Kinda expensive, but it appeared to be my only option if I wanted a sound card that did Dolby Digital through an optical output. At least my case emanates an awesome red glow through the vents now. It will go well with my favorite adult site when I'm taking a break from gaming.
Summary: overall a good buy if you like your music and games to sound the way they were recorded. audibly better than the on-board sound of my motherboard. dedicated headphone spot is also a nice thing since i dont have to unplug my speakers to use my headsets
Summary: I think this is OK for music, works well with Windows 8, and has a nice desktop icon to switch back and forth from earphones to toslink connection to amplifier. Easy to install. Their less expensive audio cards would likely be as good for music.
Summary: Audiophiles might shrug it off for lacking clarity compared to higher end alternatives, but for a HTPC that is primarily used for watching movies and gaming, it is more than adequate. I have it connected to an older Yamaha receiver via optical spidf which allows for full playback in 5.1 DTS/Dolby from all multimedia sources. The 5.1 channel separation is spot on for gaming and really elevates the immersion factor.
Summary: I bought this soundcard to replace a very old Creative X-Fi sound card. I must say the sound is alot louder than my old one. I had to turn down the volume on my speakers considerably. The background noise in games really come alive with this soundcard. The beamforming microphone sounded great in terms of the description with noise cancellation, but the volume did not compare to my USB microphone when used during gaming through Ventrilo.