Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster Z
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Makes Dark Souls a Richer Gaming Experience
3 days ago
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.
Summary: Excellent sound card especially if you like to play videogames. With my older PCI sound card, most of the games got lagging and i always thought that was my video card fault. But with card my games got better sound a they run smother than earlier. The software is good and easy to configure. The design is very cool but it’s a shame that can't see it inside the case.
Summary: This thing is nothing but amazing. You can absolutely tell a difference between the card and your motherboard sound chip. It fits perfectly into my x16 slot and is secured firmly with a screw. There is also a slot on the back of the card if you wish to connect the front panel audio and mic slots. Windows 7 instantly recognized and installed the sound card. Installing the drivers from the CD was quick and simple as well.
Summary: Completed a new gaming rig, had to wait about 2 weeks to get this due to my budget. I can tell you the two weeks without a sound-card was a bit painful. Anyway, this card works great somewhat, better than the SB Fatality which was part of my last PC. The headphone amp on this card is significant (very loud). Drivers are greatly improved and cleaned up.
Summary: Got this card to replace Asus Xonar DSX, which frankly wasn't delivering in the music department, with somewhat muffled highs and flat lows. Sound Blaster to the rescue. Granted, it's $50 more, but if you asked me to describe the sound of this card in one word, I would say "tasty". Paired with Creative GigaWorks T20 desktop speakers, it produces well-defined lows and highs that are as crispy-clear as New England autumn air.
Summary: Keep in mind, many things will reduce sound quality. If you're always streaming music, and expect this to really improve it, think again. For high quality audio though, expect substantial improvements, even with just stereo speakers.
Summary: I'm really happy with its sound, I use it to play video games, record TV shows, and play some music in my home and it sounds terrific! You get a lot of high quality sound for a really low price.
Summary: Disabled my Asus Motherboard audio within BIOS. Installed the card and simply went to the creative labs website and downloaded latest drivers only without any other unnecessary apps. Installed the drivers, rebooted and finally tested the audio and was immediately amazed of the sound quality difference. Pros - Audio quality is truly amazing in games. Cons - None so far. Highly recommend to others and please make sure you have good speakers.