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Nov 3rd and still nothing.
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Sigh, swappable op-amps. Completely ridiculous feature that caters towards subjectivist audiophiles and serves no real performance-enhancing purpose.
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For me M-Audio/Sennhiser/AKG is the new creative. Creative is less production/Audiophile gear and more gaming gear. It's a shame, i liked creative. Its actually the reason my username is what it is. wink.gif
   
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post #114 of 300
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The first cards should reach early buyers next week, so that's when we might start seeing some reviews.

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Dual-microphone array.... wife/GF will definitely not appreciate it since it would lead to more yelling at computer.

You have a wife and a girlfriend? Outstanding.
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mite get it but i think the o2+dac is a lot better but i do like eax in the old games. But i want something to rive my 250 ohm headphone an not my receiver
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Well I went ahead and bought the creative Z. I think they are all the same apart from a few key differences, the Zx has the desktop gadget that you can plug your headphones into and controls the volume, the Zxr has the daughter board and has swappable OP-AMPS.

According to some russian site that took the cards apart, the Z series cards use the same DAC that is used in the Titanium HD and the headphone amp is the same one used in the Asus essence ST/STX. And I might be picking this up wrong but it seems that music is sent through the DAC and Games audio is sent through the sound core 3d processor.

Well, based on that russian site I decided to give the Z a go and purchased it last week. It should arrive either tomorrow or thursday and I can post up my impressions when I get it. I currently have an Asus Xonar DG.
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Well I went ahead and bought the creative Z. I think they are all the same apart from a few key differences, the Zx has the desktop gadget that you can plug your headphones into and controls the volume, the Zxr has the daughter board and has swappable OP-AMPS.
According to some russian site that took the cards apart, the Z series cards use the same DAC that is used in the Titanium HD and the headphone amp is the same one used in the Asus essence ST/STX. And I might be picking this up wrong but it seems that music is sent through the DAC and Games audio is sent through the sound core 3d processor.
Well, based on that russian site I decided to give the Z a go and purchased it last week. It should arrive either tomorrow or thursday and I can post up my impressions when I get it. I currently have an Asus Xonar DG.

Please do as I am looking for some reviews for this soundcard.

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I'm happy with my Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium HD.

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According to some russian site that took the cards apart, the Z series cards use the same DAC that is used in the Titanium HD and the headphone amp is the same one used in the Asus essence ST/STX.

Only the ZxR. Z and Zx use the same Cirrus Logic CS4398 from the DX and older top end X-FI elite pro.


I bought one as well. 119.99 on US amazon. -.-
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