Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster ZxR
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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.
Summary: By RayT007 I wrote customer support yesterday on whether ASIO is fully supported by the ZxR sound card. The reply I got was that it wasn't, and that I should look to another card such as the Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD PCIe.
Summary: I don't know who would buy a sound card for the mic and or mic sound improvements, but seeing how much it costs, the poor performance in that area stand out all the more. Almost everything else is as advertised, greatly improves sound when upgrading from plain on board audio (which is what I had)and all that. The "never unplug your headset again" feature, which I found very attractive, is rendered moot if you do a lot of online gaming using Vent or the like.
Pros: -Excellent sound from your speakers and headset
Cons: -Poor mic, -Mic sounds awful when run through the ZxR
Summary: I don't know who would buy a sound card for the mic and or mic sound improvements, but seeing how much it costs, the poor performance in that area stand out all the more. Almost everything else is as advertised, greatly improves sound when upgrading from plain on board audio (which is what I had) and all that.
NOT BETTER THAN X-Fi Titanium HD Soundcard but EXPENSIVE
6 April 2013
Summary: By CapCap I just bought this card to replace my X-Fi Titanium HD Soundcard. I play music and I need this the EAX 5.0 to enhance my feeling. I am really disappointed because this card does not give me the effects to choose for different environments ( Amphitheater, Concert Hall...etc). Without this feature I think this soundcard is useless to me. I also looked for support from Creative forum. Some guys posted same problems like mine but no one seems to care.
Summary: By Wintermute I have been using high-end SB cards for years, and when I decided to build a new PC this year I heard about this and thought, definitely! I had, however, read some early reviews of this that conflicted. Some said it did not support ASIO and some said it did. So I decided to be the optimist, figuring WHY would they not support ASIO on a product that is advertised as targeted towards music production?
Summary: The card came in time (3 days), but shipment box has a tear and the product box was a bit dent. I opened the box and i saw that the screw holders on both cards were light scratched, and the microphone also has a few scratches on the back. I was a bit disappointed about the delivery service that brought the item in that condition, but i tested the cards and they worked as advertised!
Conclusion: Det här är toppmodellen i Creatives utbud - och det märks. Man har utmärkt ljud, mängder med utgångar och finesser. Dock drar den fullkomligt oanvändbara hörlursdongeln ner betyget med sitt usla ljud. Själv saknar jag även möjlighet att stänga av den inte helt högkvalitativa förstärkningen på hörlursutgången. Priset är för högt för att det här kortet ska kunna vara prisvärt. Men vill man ha bra ljud till både spel, hemmabio och musik är det här ett av de bästa korten.