Reviews and Problems with Creative Sound Blaster ZxR
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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...
Summary: By christopher soldano Item came and looked and was boxed as expected, which is something I expect from Creative Labs. Item performs as expected, reafferming the reason I bought it in the first place. Would highly recommend if looking for card of this nature.
Summary: By Phrozenspite Okay. First the good news, this card installed without a hitch and everything works great, driver setup was a breeze(which has long been a problem for creative products). This is the best sounding consumer grade card I've ever heard. My previous setup was a Titanium HD feeding lossless to a Fiio E9 desktop amp, so I was intrigued to see the first creative card with a dedicated headphone amp(both normal and high gains).
Excerpt: Очень доволен покупкой, очень удобное использование! Плохого пока нечего сказать за пару недель использования.
Pros: Звук супер, дополнительная крутилка супер, так как брал под уши Beyerdynamic DT 990 PRO и заодно под колонки Edifier R2800, удобно через дрова переключаться между колонками и ушами! Качество супер, думаю запаса по эксплуатации хватит на много лет вперёд!