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9.5 out of 10

Creative Sound Blaster Zx

High performance gaming and entertainment audio 116dB Signal-to- Read more

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Overall 10

creative soundblaster zx

Anonymous, Newegg
1 week ago
  • Pros: I can notice the difference between this and onboard sound it is great with headphones especially when playing fps
  • Cons: n/a at this time
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Overall 2

Not a reliable long term sound card.

Derrick B., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Pros: Sounded great for the first 9 months
  • Cons: After about 9 months the card can't keep its speakers in the right order ! Front left is front right, center is Sub #1, and so on. The only way to fix this is to switch to stereo then back to 5.1 which then breaks the sound on any game you were playing.
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Overall 10

Loving this card.

Jesse S., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: Really great overall card. Not ideal for DAW work but it still does the job very well. Will make a huge difference for anyone wanting better sound out of their rig. Highly recommended.
  • Pros: Where to start? This sound card is phenomenal when compared to on-board sound. I use JBL 4434 monitor speakers and this card really lets them shine. The difference this card made to my overall sound was amazing. I use FL Studio a lot for my guitar and piano recordings and this card has not let me down. ASIO ready! Desktop control module is nice. I can use my 3.5mm to RCA for my monitors, 1/4" output for my AT M50x headphones. 1/4" input for my guitar and mic preamp. P...
  • Cons: Some of the software control isn't the best but does give you some options. I don't use it because I need a very flat frequency response for most of my work. I have used some of the EQ stuff just to test it out and you can really get the bass pumping out and highs singing through the mix.
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Overall 10

Great Sound Card.

William G., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Pros: Give all that is promised and more. Easy to work with interface, controls and functions. Improves your sound by far. I used to have a SB a while back it is great to hear how far they have come from then.
  • Cons: None yet.
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Overall 10

Great sound card - stopped buzzing noise from EMI

Daric K., Newegg
5 February 2015
  • Summary: This sound card cured my PC from emitting a buzzing noise in my headset when playing games with SLI'd (dual) graphics cards. I believe it works so well due to the EMI shielding casing around the card. Great purchase if you absolutely hate buzz noises caused by EMI.
  • Pros: Apart from looks being very cool - this sound card is built really well with an obvious attention to detail.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10

Great Card

Andrew C., Newegg
26 January 2015
  • Pros: I upgraded my onboard Realtek sound to this card and I have been extremely happy. I'm hearing sounds that I never heard before and the surround sound is awesome. The included software includes the Pro Studio Control Panel that allows a large range of settings and preferences for music, movies, and gaming. It's easy to use and fun to tinker around with. All in all, a great card that i would recommend to anyone.
  • Cons: None so far.
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Overall 8

Creative Support, has gone to zero

Steve Goodstein, Amazon
16 January 2015
  • Summary: Awesome, sound card, the problem is the creative support. It sucks in plain english. I argued with the support person about what came in the box even took a picture of the box still she would not agree that the product came with the cables that connect your headphones to the mic module. I had to figure out my own issues. Creative labs support used to be great now it's in Hong King or someplace where they have no clue how to diagnose or support a problem.
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Overall 10


Jason F., Newegg
29 December 2014
  • Pros: - Nice design - Glows red
  • Cons: - After 2 months the control unit stopped working
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Overall 10

This card sounds great, has a nice convenient headphone/mic pod

M. Desantos, Amazon
20 December 2014
  • Summary: This card sounds great, has a nice convenient headphone/mic pod. the card has a red LED in it so it lights up the inside of the case, I didn't know this at first and was pleased when I noticed it as I added red led fans to the case. It is kind of pricey at $100 though.
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Overall 6

Fortunately the card is working without the updates in my ...

pnc, Amazon
19 December 2014
  • Summary: This is a difficult review to write: I just installed the card, software, and hooked everything up. Installing the software took a bit longer than I would have expected. At the end I was asked if I wanted to check for updates - and I did. The two "CRITICAL" updates I was told to install add up to 184MB. My network download speed (just tested) is 58.8 Mbps. But I am into my THIRD HOUR waiting for the download of the updates.
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