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Okay, of these two which do I get?



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The zs
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The zs
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The zs
But does the ZS come with that fancy control panel/input interface that the other one does?

And that ZS isn't Platinum. Is there a big difference?
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The zs is still better, you dont need the live drive
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Okay, of these two which do I get?



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I bought the 1st one, the platinum. For me it was 170 somethin' minus 20 for google checkout then minus 100 rebate so it was 50 something plus tax. I just like to have some easy access for front input. I've always wanted one of those panels. I just hope it'll work well with my cheap $20 headphones and my klipsch 5.1.
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I'm looking to use the p5b-e or p5b-deluxe w/wifi. I am debating whether to save $30 and use the mobo's sound or use that $30 to buy this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829118105 or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829111002
Get the Sound Blaster Audigy SE.... It supports EAX 3 Advanced HD.
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Any sound card will take stress off your CPU because the Sound Card has it's own processor to process sound, it will also sound better because that's the Sound Cards function, as opposed to your motherboard's sound card which is there so you can just hear. If you want to get a sound card I'd suggest spending $50-150 on a card. Don't waste money on a $300 X-Fi Elite and don't get a really old $10 card either. I have an Audigy Value card and it works great, I've hard onboard for the past 18 months and I can notice the difference between the two. I'd get the Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS, it'll take a load off your processor and you'll have better sounding audio.
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102178

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Can anyone tell me the difference between Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS and the Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Premium? Is it worth the price difference?
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post #20 of 26
depends what you are going to be doing with it... if you're going to be using a pair of headphones that are under $100 the onboard will be more then adequate at rendering audio... but if you want better...
go with a card that can reproduce 24-bit@192khz, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102011
this card will also give you digital out...
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