Pros: Well Built, Lighting, Great sound quality, Beam mic.
Cons: Better than Onboard but with todays tech, not substanitially, no light control :(
The Sound Blaster Z is an ideal all-round solution for your PC gaming and entertainment needs. It comes complete with the Sound Blaster Beamforming Microphone for crystal clear voice communication. The beamforming mic allows me to play without a head set, and still get excellent sound quality and the ability to hear everything going on around me (with the proper speaker set up) the Mic can be used even with your volume up, it does an excellent job of canceling out the sounds coming from the speaker and provides nearly zero feedback, in every case so far with team speak push to talk even during loud BF3 gun fire, I have yet to have a complaint about feedback or echoing
THAT is the number one reason why I recommend this card/software that's included, no more do I need to have ear fatigue from wharing a large headset and pressing on your ears for a long time. its great PLUS you get true surround and can hear other things around you.
I will not bore you with tech specs since a simple Google can help you there. BUT I will provide a link:
And as for the first negative review, that is an idiot who didn't know what he was doing and with crappy hardware , instillation couldn't be simpler:
Install card, IF on an existing build (mine was on a fresh build (several days after the thing was already online) MAYBE you MIGHT need to uninstall your existing audio drivers, however I never needed to.
then game on
if you do have an issue just uninstall all Audio drivers, then reboot then install from the disk, I have not had Any issues and couldn't be happier (had in operation for over a month.