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Creative Sound Blaster ZxR

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Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster ZxR

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Overall 8
8.0

Great card, much cleaner audio than recon3d.

Sal's Tech Review, Amazon
25 March 2014
  • Summary: When I received this card, I would blown away on how nice the packaging was, makes the product look way more expensive. I also really like the fact that this comes with a control module that allows for plugging in 3.5mm headphones along with the larger connector. I have found that the audio quality is very crisp and clean compared to the recon3d. I also feel this is a major upgrade compared to Realtek on board audio.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great card, much cleaner audio than recon3d.

Creative
25 March 2014
  • Summary: By Sal's Tech Review When I received this card, I would blown away on how nice the packaging was, makes the product look way more expensive. I also really like the fact that this comes with a control module that allows for plugging in 3.5mm headphones along with the larger connector. I have found that the audio quality is very crisp and clean compared to the recon3d. I also feel this is a major upgrade compared to Realtek on board audio.
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Overall 6
6.0

Creative Soundblaster ZxR Listen UP, Seriously !

Tommy Sea, Amazon
16 March 2014
  • Summary: I've heard the same story since 2000. "Why do I need a sound card my Motherboard on my computer is just as good, Why spend the money on a sound card"? Even over the last year, Motherboard Audio has gotten much better, so I've heard? Finally I proved to myself what I've always suspected... that I am right, and Sound Cards do make a difference. I built my first Great Computer in March of 2014. Trust me, It cost me $5000 and thats not counting the Monitor.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great sound; limited headset support

Vance, Amazon
30 January 2014
  • Summary: I purchased this ZxR to use with my Sennheiser PC G4ME ZERO headset. I had read other users complaining of sound degredation when using the ACM (Audio Control Module) to connect their devices to and that they recommended connecting directly to the sound card. So, I took the 3.5mm to 6.3mm adapters from the ACM connectors and applied them to my headset connectors and while the sound worked fine, the microphone did not work at all despite every possible attempt at...
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Overall 2
2.0

Buyer beware: Hardware has potential, but the company offers zero support or updates.

Gordo, Amazon
30 January 2014
  • Summary: Honestly, it's decent hardware, but there are a number of glaring bugs that remain unfixed since release that make the card frustrating to use. Creative has for several months now claimed that there would be future driver updates, but upon release they literally re-packaged the same identical broken drivers from 6 months ago and called it an "update". This is not the same company that you remember from the SoundBlaster Pro days.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great sound; limited headset support

Creative
30 January 2014
  • Summary: By Vance I purchased this ZxR to use with my Sennheiser PC G4ME ZERO headset. I had read other users complaining of sound degredation when using the ACM (Audio Control Module) to connect their devices to and that they recommended connecting directly to the sound card. So, I took the 3.5mm to 6.3mm adapters from the ACM connectors and applied them to my headset connectors and while the sound worked fine, the microphone did not work at all despite every possible attempt at...
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Overall 10
10

amazing

Dan Wurzel, Amazon
23 January 2014
  • Summary: Don't have much more to say than that. This thing is a beast and can do anything i could imagine needing from a sound card.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

PanzerIV, NCIX.com
14 January 2014
  • Summary: I already had one of the best soundcard, I had the (Auzentech X-Meridian 2G) with 100$ of custom opamps on it but it was the best PCI card, yet my new motherboard has only PCI-E slots so I was force to change my soundcard. Is there really a difference with what I had before, not really to be honnest so for now the enhancement is mostly software-side I'd say but at least I didn't lose any SQ and I've gained a very nice microphone, volume pod/hub and an amplified headphone...
  • Pros: - Even though the software isn't perfect it is still the very best and most complete among Auzentech/Asus/Creative., - The beamforming microphone is highly customizable in the software, it's stereo unlike all other cheap microphone which are omni-directionnal and mono. It's better than nothing even if it doesn't replace a 100$ XLR/USB professional microphone., - The volume pod is awesome, the dial is super smooth and the jacks for the headphone/mic are pretty much jus...
  • Cons: - RCA only for the Front but not really a big cons., - EMI Shield can prevent the use of some custom opamps., - Regular price I guess. I paid only 205$ and for me that is cheap considering it's the best PCI-E soundcard. The better it is the better it feels well invested so it's great value even at this price but you obviously gotta have speakers/headphones of AT LEAST the same price else it's overkill., - Overkill packaging. If for cereal boxes you pay ~20% on average...
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Overall 10
10

Think someone replaced my headphones!!!

Boris, Amazon
14 January 2014
  • Summary: Headphones sound a billion times better than my onboard audio, it's SupremeFX and that still sucks compared to this. I mean it's great for my headphones but compared to floor standing speakers they still suck but you can't really compare those two, unless they make headphones with a 8in woofer, a 4in midrange and a 1in tweeter. Don't think those will sell a single unit. I have AKG K240 headphones, with this new sound card, I will upgrade to either the K712's or K702's.
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Overall 10
10

Creative Sound Blaster ZxR

Jim Connor, Amazon
9 January 2014
  • Summary: An extremely great sound card that I would recommend to anyone and everyone. It does wonders to my music output.
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