Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster Zx
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Wow...I'm truly blown away by the sound quality.
Benjamin B., Newegg
1 week ago
Summary: Has a super cool Red glow on it.....light effects. I have a blue system inside with blue lights and liquid cooled blue fluid pumping inside the case. Really adds a great effect. Looks very High End. Like a 1000 dollar Graphics card or something. Nice addition to a Modded case. Again...
Pros: I have been building my own gaming rigs since the late 80s. Usually use Asus and other well known cards. Used to avoid Creative for some problem I had back in 1991 I cant even remember. I fried another Asus Xonar DSX card.....tried to replace it with an external Asus card...huge install problem a...
Cons: Little large for a card.....chunky. Takes a PCI Express ONLY and its own power plug from the power supply obviously. Not to big to cause install problem but in a tiny case it may cause a bit of a headache.
Summary: Maybe should have got it without the dongle, just the card by itself to save $10.
Pros: I did some research before buying this product. Basically I am running a 2013 Astro A40 setup with a 2013 Mix Amp Pro with Optical Out. So what made me really decide to invest was, the mixamp was only getting so much power from on-board audio of my AM3 Fatality Motherboard. I wanted more... Just ...
Summary: I haven't been buying sound cards for the past few builds I've done, but when at a close friends house he showed me this card which he just bought on a whim. I was impressed and bought it the next day. Unless you have spent $500 on a motherboard, your board will not have sound of this quality.
Pros: -Decent Price -Red LEDs (I guess some may not like them) -Good software package -Very good sound compared to onboard -Control module is handy
Do not buy this setup! Stick with the just the sound card!
Lee W., Newegg
8 February 2016
Summary: I would definitely recommend the SOUDBLASTER Z, but not the Zx.
Pros: The sound card is awesome. Has great sound.
Cons: The Audio Control Module is a joke. Useless, unless you always use headphones. I was under the assumption that you could use your computer speakers UNTIL you actually plugged in a set of headphones into the module, WRONG. To do so, you must unplug the module from behind the computer. Stupid design.
Summary: - Would definitely recommend - I found a quick email to Creative support was, unlike some companies, actually worth it to help in a timely manner. Quick response and a link to just what I needed.
Pros: - The module is really nice compared to front audio jacks - The mic in the module is really good imho - Smooth volume knob - Sturdy construction; doesn't feel like you're going to break the I/O when you plug something in - The red glow was a nice touch - Great sound
Cons: - As most have eluded to at some point or another, drivers can be...an adventure, we'll call it. Still fairly straight forward after simply being able to find the right one on the web page. Not worth losing an egg over imo.
Summary: treble and mids are subdued with every headset i've used with this card takes a bit of eq tweaking but always turns out well reinstillation of drivers is necessary if you change pcie slots i've spilled coolant on it and it still works... granted my warranty now though.
Pros: excellent software lets me do everything I could ever want to do. The include microphone works better than any of my headset mic booms ever have If you want all of the pros just look at their marketing material there's no need to repeat it all, it's a good product and it works
Cons: I have used 4 different headsets extensively with this card over the years I've also had it in 2 different pcs with 5-6 different configurations of hardware in each and if you don't update the drivers when prompted upon install you're going to have a bad time. the most random stuff you would neve...
Summary: Where to start. I have had a discrete audio card before. I have had external usb driven cards like the SB1290, a few c-media boxes and an old SB Xfi Titanium SB 0880 I never got to use due to MB compatibility issues on 2 different Asus boards.
Pros: Small. Looks quite nice and produces excellent audio for cinema and games. The design of the card is high end and the added ACM is pretty convient with how long the cable is. The audio representation really took my Denon beyond what I had thought were its limits. The software suite allows many po...
Cons: Ok, this is where this thing falls flat and why I knocked an egg off. Rediculous install issues and DRIVERS!!! Come on Creative Labs. Get with the rest of the world and make drivers that just work. A company as old and big as Creative labs should not allow things like thos to happen and If I was ...
Summary: I should have read the directions more fully.
Pros: got an email from Creative Labs in reference to my "problem" with the remote's sound quality. It turns out it was MY problem. They directed me to the Sound Blaster Control Panel to change the mode of the sound output to headphones -- stupid me. Kudos to Creative for their pinpoint solution and in...
Pros: Direct output of sound through speakers is great. The same for headphones.
Cons: The remote is partially dead. When plugged into the jack for head phones, initially the sound was great for both large and small jack sizes, volume control too. Now the head phone jacks put out sound best described as underwater on dope. Volume knob still functions. To get sound out of the remote...