Creative Sound Blaster Z Series

Discussion in 'Soundcards, Speakers HiFI & File formats' started by IanM, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. BlackbirdCaD

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    Does anyone know if the DBpro thing actually improves sound quality if you use headphones?
     
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    Robscix are we going to see a review of the Soundblaster Z any time soon? Its released now.
     
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    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Only the SoundBlaster Z is released. The Zx and ZxR are still to be released. The Z is available on Amazon now. I read some comments of owners and they seem impressed. Waiting for Robscix to review them before I buy any of them. I'm after the ZxR myself.
     

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    lol, that's going to piss someone off - the grammar's irritating me.
     
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    Not a bad price, £83.18.
     
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    The ZXR is the only one which uses op-amp socket while the others doesnt and use which ever op-amps they used.
     
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    Can anyone tell me if there is a digital I/O, analog and mic connections on the back panel? (ZxR version)
     
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    Last time I saw the picture of the rear it had two Combo Optical/Coaxial plug where a Adapter is used to plug in Optical, and where the adapter is removed its a Coaxial plug.
     

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    That or optical ones are on the daughter board.
     
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  13. Glasofruix

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    Yeah but this time they've put some other components besides the crap3D chip.
     
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    This is extremely promising:

    "The player has the choice of Foobar2000 WASAPI can be chosen as 24 and 16 bit. ASIO support is promised later through a driver update."

    Z apparently has the same DAC than Forte so while it is pretty good, I'd rather get the ZxR since side stepping wouldn't improve anything.
     

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    Firstly i only use my PC for games, looking at the spec of the ZXR and ZX or just the Z as it's the same as the ZX minus the headphone and microphone gadget it comes with do you think i'd notice any difference at all between the 2 versions (ZXR and ZX)?

    Only for games remember.
     
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    Sound quality. For me, that matters in games too.
     
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    I reckon the sound quality would be almost identical, but it really depends if the headphone and mic gadget has a mini dsp incorporated in it...

    regards,
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    I use a 5.1 surround sound system by Logitech via an optical cable.

    So you feel the sound quality in games between the ZXR and ZX/Z will be identical?

    I'm trying to decide if i should bother waiting for the ZXR in December or just purchase the Z now but i want to be sure that i'd made the right choice, i'd kick myself if i purchased the Z and then found out later that there was a noticeable difference when playing games using the ZXR.
     
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    Try to get some exact specs on all 3. Then it's just a matter of waiting for some reviews. This would then confirm everything, maybe wait a bit...

    Good luck,
    RagDoll.
     

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