Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster Z
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2 weeks ago
Summary: this was a perfect step up from my Audigy 2 zs. excellent sound,decent price,5 minute install for hardware and software. The 3d aspect of this card will blow your mind, it took songs of mine that I thought the 3d sounds I put in were gone. nope it was all there extra crisp, clean and clear. So if you a gamer, you work on music or even if you just watch movies.... this is the card for you.
Much better than onboard audio, even if you have a modern motherboard.
3 March 2014
Summary: After upgrading to a Z87 motherboard from MSI that includes the latest Realtek ALC1150 codec, I thought a new sound card wasn't needed (my old motherboard had no pci slot for the audigy 2). The audigy 2 card was excellent and the sound in games were phenomenal. With games such as Final Fantasy XIV, the background music was clear, the audio positioning was great for surround sound, and the bass was hitting strong in time with the action as well.
Summary: Pros: I am going to write an in-depth review. This new Creative card deserves it. I have used Creative Sound Blaster cards in the past, starting with the original Sound Blaster 8 bit card, all the way to the X-Fi series. I have experienced the driver foibles, hardware issues, and you name it. I have also owned the ASUS Xonar DSX, Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1, and others. Creative blows them ALL away. First, the box.
Summary: I installed creative software on Windows 8.1 without any problems. Great sound quality, brings my beyerdynamic DT880 and DT900 headphones to life. the DT 900 are 600 ohm without any driving issues. Lots of features. Was having problems with onboard sound, distorted and some fan noise. This card corrects these issues and produces very high sound quality.
Pros: Great sound., Easy PCIE install, if you have a spare slot., Fair price and great software.
Summary: sounds awesome and easy to install in a pciex16 port, just delete the drivers from the motherboard integrated sound card (crosshair 4 formula) and install the creative drivers from the website and it was running , just like that. The led lights are behind the fan in my windowed tower so is not right pointing at me or it would be annoying, i would have put them at the closed end of the card, microphone was disappointing, a lot of return from it no matter where i located,...
Summary: I installed this card in my newly built gaming PC and there was a noticeable uptick in sound quality. I use this product in concert with a SteelSeries Siberia V2 Full-Size Gaming Headset. My most frequented game, Dark Souls, is known for its rich and nuanced musical scores and environmental sounds. Before installing this card, many of those sounds were not present in my gaming experience.
Summary: I love this Audio Card. While I do not have anything to compare it to, other than onboard sound, I couldn't live without it. It's Op Amp allows me to use my Senheiser PC350's with ease. The software suite for this card is easy to use, and allows to adjust much of the functionality aspects of the card. When I am not listening through my headphones, I have it hooked up to a 7.1 surround. Needless to say, movies are awesome to watch on my computer. Would highly recommend.