Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster Z
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Michael O., Newegg
3 weeks ago
Summary: My old sound card (x-fi xtreme gamer) finally went out. I figured I would then try onboard sound since I never had tried it before and thought maybe it would be good enough. It wasn't. The punch and fidelity I was used to was gone and my ears did not like the change.
Pros: replaced the onboard sound card even tho the mobo says their onboard sound is as good as any sound card this sound card blows on board out of the water in fact even better then the pci xifi i had before
Summary: I just got this card. It is awesome. Easy and Painless to install on Windows 10. The sound is 10x better then my motherboards onboard. Its louder, crisp and by bass no longer drowns out my highs. I can listen to my music much louder now.
Summary: The sound would frequently cut out for half a second. Nothing impolite, just a smooth lack of sound. This card requires a PCIe x1 slot. i have one of them but it was placed immediately above my graphics card and i wanted to place the SB Z lower.
Summary: I had stopped using sound cards on my last few builds, but decided to upgrade for a few extra frames. Well worth the cost. Sound is so much better. System: Gigabyte 990fxa3 MB AMD 3.5 mhz quad 16 G Ram SSD 10k Raptor HD NV 660GTX x2 SLI 40 inch Samsung
Pros: Excellent sound, definite upgrade from on board or TV sound. Easy installation. Slim design fits nicely between two SLI video cards. Or in the last slot. Looks nice. Stylish even.
Summary: Excellent quality card! A must have for Home theatre recievers. Easy Hookup with 1 optical line, instead of 3 analog cables. Sounds not sent through HDMI, so you get full surround sound in games and watching youtube/netflix
Pros: Amazing sound card. I am running Optical to my SONY Home theatre receiver with full tower speakers, and all i can say is wow! I used to run HDMI for video and sound which gave FULL 3D positional audio on my 7.1 system. The only problem running HDMI for sound (LPCM) is you only get 2CH pass throug...
Cons: PCI express.... you CAN'T run these new sound cards with a large (DUAL slot video card) many motherboards have the PCIe slot required for this card tucked in beside the PCIe for your video card..... this becomes a spacing problem. I have had to resort to buying 2 low profile video cards and runni...
Pros: Once again, since 2001 I've been buying discrete cards and this is my 4th CSB card. On-board sound will never compare to discrete cards and in my cases the sound chip on the motherboard will have no adjustment features, such as BASS & TREBLE, at least that's why Asus came with, just the chip and ...