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Sound BlasterX AE-5

Discussion in 'Soundcards, Speakers HiFI & File formats' started by angelgraves13, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. Octopuss

    Octopuss Master Guru

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    Your post makes no sense. Are you sure you are a native speaker? I have no idea what those random words mean.
    Also, if you don't have the card in question, why are you even posting here?
     
  2. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Its pretty obvious English is not his first language, having an attitude doesnt help.
    I'll translate.

    translation:

    There is more than one way to think about this.
    I am very happy with my realtek HD onboard.
    An AE-5 costs $500 where I live which makes it a tougher purchase.
     
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  3. Chastity

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    I'm not sure what player you are using, but Foobar2000 has this excellent plugin called foo_channel_mixer that will allow you to customize your stereo upmixing to 5.1, including optional LFE redirecting if needed. I've grabbed the latest version and repackaged it into .zip so you can use the FB2K Install Component option:

    https://1drv.ms/u/s!ArwXzixQ74JbgbMgB9XzsybplKRYog

    Here is another DSP that works similar to Dolby ProLogic II, but I haven't tried it.

    https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,52235.0.html

    When I use my 5.1 system, I've always preferred foo_channel_mixer to CMSS.
     
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  4. HK-1

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    Hi thanks for your help I'm Brazilian and also self taught I learn English alone sorry for some confusion
     

  5. HK-1

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    ok sorry I don't know you are Proprietary of this thread ;) because in first page the OP is another
     
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  6. Octopuss

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    English is not my native language either and I am 80% self-taught.
    Thanks for the translation though. I seriously didn't get it.
     
  7. Zagmak

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    Yep, I also notice/hear the difference in sound between ALC850(AC'97 Codec) --> Audigy ES --> Audigy 2 ZS --> X-Fi Titanium thru the years with my outdated, but working Creative Inspire P5800. Next step - AE-5. Next-next step - better speakers + Amplifier, when there's enough budget.

    I use both Winamp & foobar2000, but prefer fb2k lately. It's flexible, configurable, have great plugins and not abandoned like Winamp since 2013'.
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    Thank you very much, guys!(AsiJu, Chastity). Your answers are very useful and informative to both me and those who read the forum! I'll buy AE-5 soon, here in Bulgaria, the price of the AE-5 is ~ 180$. Thanks to all the community also.
     
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  8. AsiJu

    AsiJu Ancient Guru

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    No problem! You'll like the AE-5 I'm sure.

    Like said I had SBZ and X-Fi so came from decent sound cards but still was wholly impressed by AE-5.
    Everything sounds better, more defined (yet warm), clearer.
     
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    I use the optical out too, but running to the optical in on an AV receiver, what you need to do is open the connect 2 software, goto setup - mixer and enable "Play stereo mix to digital output" then in Windows, click on the speaker icon, and select (Speakers) SoundBlasterX AE-5, NOT SPDIF OUTPUT ive actually disabled this option in windows control panel to save it defaulting to it.
     
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    I have 15 years with my x-fi extreme music and I need to change it because my new motherboard does not support pci, it is recommended this sound blaster to listen to music and play with headphones?, I have some taskstar pro 80.
     
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  11. chispy

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    Yes indeed , this sound card SoundBlasterX AE-5 it is highly recommended and it will ensure many many years of support by Creative been the latest soundcard on their portfolio. I'm coming from a X-Fi Titanium HD and it is a big step up and difference in sound quality , much better and i'm very happy with my AE-5 :) , go for it you won't regret it.

    Kind Regards: Chispy
     
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    It looks like Creative just released new drivers: BXAE5_PCDRV_L13_3_2_16_0.exe

    No new features, just bug and performance fixes.
     
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    Thanks so much for posting this.
     
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    I have a problem with the card, when I install it in a pciex1 port, windows detects the card as a creative recon 3d, and it is impossible for me to detect the card as a soundblaster x ae5, but if I connect it in the second port pcie16x detects me without problems, some idea of what happens to it, I have tried to uninstall the drivers and reinstall it again but without results.
     
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    What do Fast Roll off, Slow roll off, and Minimum phase settings do? I can't hear any difference. What kind of filters are these? I disable everything as a rule, and this appears not to have such option.
     
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    https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,92825.0.html
     
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    I don't even know what all that means. It's written in klingon for all I know.
     
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    Keep it at fast roll off.
     
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    Just got one of these cards, and man, the headphone amp on this thing is sick! I can't believe how much clearer and crisper the sound is compared to my ZX that I had before :eek:

    If you game with headphones on, I highly recommend this sound card!
     

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