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I installed asio4all, but I don't know how to make it eliminate my problem.

Nevermind. I used Audacity and just doubled my current latency from -130 to -260 m/s. Problem solved.
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post #2182 of 5495
I've got some DT 880 Premium 250Ohm headphones, i've been looking at changing my Asus Xonar DG card as I have to have it at near 70% for decent sound, but it seems to make my headphones sound like they have no bass at all. I read Custom PC magazine and in there they recommend the CSB Z as the top card to get. I'm not interested in the microphone add on (I have a Samson Go Mic) and I have a volume control on my keyboard so what benefits would I get from the Zx or the Zxr?

Speakers: Harmon Kardon Sound Sticks - USB
Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT 880 Premium 250-Ohm (Currently plugged in via 3.5mm would be changed to 1/4" if I had a CSB card)

Thanks in advance. thumb.gif
post #2183 of 5495
I would say maybe look into external amp rather than another sound card, if you aren't really interested in the features that the SoundBlaster Z/Zx would give you. While the marketing for the sound card boasts that it can power 600ohm headphones, it seems that it can really only power 250ohm to "full potential" and struggles with 600ohm headphones. This would kind of hinder your future upgrades of headphones, as you would need to buy a new headphone amplifier along with it. Another thing to consider is that they put the 3.5mm connector for the headphone out and the line/speaker out right next to each other. Depending on the size of your 3.5mm jacks, this means that you will have to go behind you computer each time you want to change from speakers to headphones. This is my experiences with the Sound Blaster Z, which is the samething as the Zx but cheaper because it doesn't have the extra volume module thing.

If you want to keep your current sound card for Dolby Headphone, you can look into a toslink DAC like the Fiio D03k and something like an O2 or Schiit Magni.
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Hi everyone,
So after reading the last 20 pages of this thread, I'm confused.
Is the creative z a good card? Is there any problems with software? Or are they fixed?
For someone who have an Asus xonar dx, is an Z card an good upgrade? (For headphones and mostly gaming). I know dx doesn't have headphones amp.. But there's no software issues until now(and i'm using it for the last 3 or 4 years)
Thanks in advance
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Hi everyone,
So after reading the last 20 pages of this thread, I'm confused.
Is the creative z a good card? Is there any problems with software? Or are they fixed?
For someone who have an Asus xonar dx, is an Z card an good upgrade? (For headphones and mostly gaming). I know dx doesn't have headphones amp.. But there's no software issues until now(and i'm using it for the last 3 or 4 years)
Thanks in advance

There is a chance that the card can cause issues with gaming performance in Windows 7. I say this due to reading various reports from people. However, these issues could be fixed. There are no issues with the card or the software in windows 8.1, that's confirmed. It's a fantastic card under the correct circumstances.
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Originally Posted by Snakesoul View Post

Hi everyone,
So after reading the last 20 pages of this thread, I'm confused.
Is the creative z a good card? Is there any problems with software? Or are they fixed?
For someone who have an Asus xonar dx, is an Z card an good upgrade? (For headphones and mostly gaming). I know dx doesn't have headphones amp.. But there's no software issues until now(and i'm using it for the last 3 or 4 years)
Thanks in advance

software wise, the Z series is pretty much perfect, ONLY problem I've had is 24bit@96KHz for 5.1 has a channel bug, 24@48 (default) works perfectly fine however.
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There is a chance that the card can cause issues with gaming performance in Windows 7. I say this due to reading various reports from people. However, these issues could be fixed. There are no issues with the card or the software in windows 8.1, that's confirmed. It's a fantastic card under the correct circumstances.

did you test yours at 24@96? did you get any crackle or channel-switching/dropping/drifting?

I'm yet to find an actual reason for this problem, but it seems like the drivers are handling buffers incorrectly, seems to also behave differently now since I added a 460SE alongside my 290X and the card now uses an x1 lane connection.
   
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Has anyone had trouble with this sound card randomly not being recognized when you turn your computer on? I just uninstalled the drivers and am trying to pull them down off the page and it is saying "setup is unable to detect a supported product on your system" Can anyone link me a good driver download, i'm pulling it right off their site.
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Has anyone had trouble with this sound card randomly not being recognized when you turn your computer on? I just uninstalled the drivers and am trying to pull them down off the page and it is saying "setup is unable to detect a supported product on your system" Can anyone link me a good driver download, i'm pulling it right off their site.

This actually just happened to me recently after owning the card since june of last year with no problems. I fixed it by cutting power to my pc by either unplugging it or flipping the switch on the psu and turning it back on after 30 seconds. I wonder if its a hardware bug.
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Has anyone had trouble with this sound card randomly not being recognized when you turn your computer on? I just uninstalled the drivers and am trying to pull them down off the page and it is saying "setup is unable to detect a supported product on your system" Can anyone link me a good driver download, i'm pulling it right off their site.

you getting the right drivers for your card?

Z and Zx
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you getting the right drivers for your card?

Z and Zx
ZxR

Yeah downloading the ZxR. Don't know why it's not recognizing it. In the device manager it sees the ZxR audio controller.
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