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Originally Posted by Ultisym View Post

New to the Soundblaster Z. Having kind of an odd issue. Installed the most recent creative drivers set and suite of software. Been having system hang/freezes in pretty much any game. While troubleshooting i went though turning off various software and testing and turns out that after killing the creative software, no more issues. Sound still works of course, just no extras as I had to kill it. The extras are kind of what I was after. Anybody got any ideas on this issue?

These issues are present on Windows 7 with the SBZ card.
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Hello guys, i am new at the Forum. I bought the Creative Sound Blaster ZXR and i am trying to use the RCA Aux In (L) and RCA Aux In (R) from DBpro Board. The problem is that when i connect my iPod and press Play no sound is coming out of my Speakers.
And ive already searched SoundBlaster Control Panel, couldnt find anything about this Aux Rca of Dbpro Board . Is there any config that i have to change to make this RCA Aux (L) and RCA Aux (R) work ?

Thanks !`

I got it guys ! Just have to go to Sound Blaster Control Panel / Sound Mixer / Rec Aux Settings (icon) / and mark "Listen to this device"

THANKS !
Edited by eimart - 4/21/14 at 10:44pm
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Originally Posted by Amlalsulami View Post

Hello,

I have Beyerdynamic D990 (600OHM) if i buy ZXR the headset works full specifications?

yes and no, card should be able to drive the headphones reasonably well, but if you used an external headphone amp you will likely notice a little better sound out of the headphones, this is simply due to the card only using small op-amps on a PCIe card, while rated for 600OHM they will suffer a little from a lack of power throughput.
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Hello guys, i am new at the Forum. I bought the Creative Sound Blaster ZXR and i am trying to use the RCA Aux In (L) and RCA Aux In (R) from DBpro Board. The problem is that when i connect my iPod and press Play no sound is coming out of my Speakers.
And ive already searched SoundBlaster Control Panel, couldnt find anything about this Aux Rca of Dbpro Board . Is there any config that i have to change to make this RCA Aux (L) and RCA Aux (R) work ?

Thanks !`

I got it guys ! Just have to go to Sound Blaster Control Panel / Sound Mixer / Rec Aux Settings (icon) / and mark "Listen to this device"

THANKS !

have you enabled the input to be monitored either via the creative control panel (pretty sure its real-time) or via window's input monitoring (little delay but can be streamed out to other devices)?

eg;


while your there make sure the volume is ok and not muted, 80% should be fine.
   
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I had a couple of occasions when left the system idling, came back and started a game and no sound. had to reboot. Not had it for a while though and no idea what was the cause.
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I've been looking at this card for a while and now it is at a good price on amazon so I'm really tempted to buy it.
now my drawback is the lack of stereo surround. i don't really know how SBX works but for me, an active music listener and a bit of a musician, the cmss 3d stereo worked very well on the x-fi series on my 5.1 speaker system. please guys can you give me an opinion or tell me if you can recreate the surround sound thing somehow with unofficial drivers or mods. I've read on the internet something about it but i wanted to make sure it was an upgrade for music with 5.1 speakers. I have very good headphones but for casual music listening i feel more comfortable without something in my ears tongue.gif
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I've been looking at this card for a while and now it is at a good price on amazon so I'm really tempted to buy it.
now my drawback is the lack of stereo surround. i don't really know how SBX works but for me, an active music listener and a bit of a musician, the cmss 3d stereo worked very well on the x-fi series on my 5.1 speaker system. please guys can you give me an opinion or tell me if you can recreate the surround sound thing somehow with unofficial drivers or mods. I've read on the internet something about it but i wanted to make sure it was an upgrade for music with 5.1 speakers. I have very good headphones but for casual music listening i feel more comfortable without something in my ears tongue.gif
thanks

Works and sounds better than the X-Fi in my book. The X-Fi had a tinny sound for CMSS-3D, the Z doesn't
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Works and sounds better than the X-Fi in my book. The X-Fi had a tinny sound for CMSS-3D, the Z doesn't

really? I'm sorry if I'm just being ignorant in this but I like the way cmss just replicates the stereo sound to the rest of the speakers without changing it or trying to create virtual surround. for music its fine. But i guess I'll trust you on that
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I have also found about the new audigy Rx which delivers unprocessed surround with that stereo direct thing. its strange since im sure the z chip is better than the audigy. why cant we have that "software" features? thats my only draw back :c do any of you think the audigy is better for music?
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hmmmm... It appears that it's time to come back to Creative. biggrin.gif I've been using them since the mid-90's and only went with ASUS because Creative's recent stuff has been... shady. When I rebuild my PC in June with the new Devil's Canyon coming out, a Sound Blaster Z will be on my list of things to upgrade. Should be a very nice upgrade from my Xonar DG.
     
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Does anyone have an issue downloading the sound blaster driver from their webpage? I can't for the life of me access their support page.
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