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Originally Posted by Gil80 View Post

Hi everyone.

I'm planning to purchase the Zx sound card but I'm a bit confused about making the right choice.

I discovered the Zx while searching for gaming headphones that:
1. Provide 7.1 or 3D sound for immersive gaming
2. Very good for music as well.
3. Has a detachable mic
4. The mic shouldn't pick up surround noise like keyboard clicking

When I came across the creative Recon 3D Omega, I thought to myself that it pretty much does what I was looking for PLUS it has the interesting Scout mode.
But then I saw the Zx sound card and I'm not sure if it's offering the same features like the Recon 3D omega.
So my question is, which one should I choose?

If I go for the Zx, does this make the Recon headphone redundant?

Thanks guys smile.gif


1. Does not really do 7.1, its a 5.1 card, not that you want to use 7.1 with any headphones, or own any headphones that are 7.1, or 5.1 for that matter, IF you have 5.1 or 7.1 headphones, i suggest you buy a proper set of cans first.

2. the DAC is just fine for music overall, its the same DAC as the Xonar DX, which is very well regarded (cept for Asus drivers.)

3. the mic is on the ..well just forgot the word for it, well the knob where you adjust the sound level, and from what i heard, its not that great.

4. you will not avoid this unless you have a noise canceling mic, i suggest you learn to use push to talk (i suggest left alt.) which will make life much better for everyone, especially if you have a cold, no one wants to listen to some clogged up dude snorting and sneezing biggrin.gif

Dont get any Recon cards, the Z's are superior to them all. the bog standard Z is what id recommend (the one WITH the red shield, it actually does a bit.)
post #1402 of 5498
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Originally Posted by Axaion View Post

1. Does not really do 7.1, its a 5.1 card, not that you want to use 7.1 with any headphones, or own any headphones that are 7.1, or 5.1 for that matter, IF you have 5.1 or 7.1 headphones, i suggest you buy a proper set of cans first.

2. the DAC is just fine for music overall, its the same DAC as the Xonar DX, which is very well regarded (cept for Asus drivers.)

3. the mic is on the ..well just forgot the word for it, well the knob where you adjust the sound level, and from what i heard, its not that great.

4. you will not avoid this unless you have a noise canceling mic, i suggest you learn to use push to talk (i suggest left alt.) which will make life much better for everyone, especially if you have a cold, no one wants to listen to some clogged up dude snorting and sneezing biggrin.gif

Dont get any Recon cards, the Z's are superior to them all. the bog standard Z is what id recommend (the one WITH the red shield, it actually does a bit.)

Thanks mate!

So you're saying go for the Z and not Zx but which headphones?
This: Audio-Technica ATH-A700X
This: Audio-Technica ATH-AG1 Closed Back
This: Beyerdynamic DT880 (I wish)

Can you please help me with what would work best in terms of gaming / music?
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If I get the Z and not Zx, the headphones cable won't reach all the way to the back of the PC so I"m stuck with Zx choice.

How this: SteelSeries Siberia Elite
Edited by Gil80 - 11/20/13 at 5:36am
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post #1405 of 5498
If extension is your only concern then grab a good quality extension cable and save yourself some money.

You will also avoid the somewhat higher resistance penalty of the ACM which has been known to cause sound quality loss.
    
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post #1406 of 5498
Ok.
Will do. thanks for the advice.

Can you have an opinion on the SteelSeries Siberia Elite?
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My opinion has always been don't waste money on "gaming headsets". You get inferior audio for more than should be paid. Buy a decent set of headphones from a company who's forte is audio. Add a Clip on mic and your golden. Better value for your money. Check that thread is linked for good budget headphones.
    
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Anyone know if I would have a noticeable increase in sound quality going from the technical pro hpt990's to the cal's?
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There is no need extension if you purchase studio grade headphones which already come with +3 meters cable.

 
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post #1410 of 5498
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Originally Posted by Gil80 View Post

Thanks mate!

So you're saying go for the Z and not Zx but which headphones?
This: Audio-Technica ATH-A700X
This: Audio-Technica ATH-AG1 Closed Back
This: Beyerdynamic DT880 (I wish)

Can you please help me with what would work best in terms of gaming / music?
I mostly use this store:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=116

Yeah, Djinferno just told you what i would tongue.gif
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