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It might work with XP, but as official Microsoft support for it has ended, it's very unlikely that any company would develop drivers for a new product to work on it.
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Is there any difference audio quality wise between the Z, ZX and ZXR?
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post #233 of 5677
The ZxR is audiophile quality. There's probably a difference between the Z and Zx, but nowhere near the difference between them and the ZxR (and a price to match).

Not sure about the DAC in the other 2, but I know the ZxR has a Burr-Brown DAC in it.
post #234 of 5677
Z and Zx are both entirely the same card, they only differ in the fact that Zx comes with an ACM.

There is a subtle difference in less jitter (nothing you'd notice unless you're looking at graphs btw) if they are using Nichi gold caps instead of the G-luxon/Fuji caps.
Most early batches of the Z and Zx were using Nichi gold (the same caps on the ZxR), but seems like most recent batches are already on the G-luxon/Fuji caps though.

Not a huge difference, very subtle in fact so don't worry. smile.gif
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Any one care to share their profiles while watching a movie or listening to music?

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Quick question(s)...

Thinking about getting a Z. I currently have an X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional in my rig. Pretty solid card minus drivers. My questions are 1) I run two hard drives, one with Windows 7 Professional 64 bit and one with Windows XP 32 bit for all of my old computer games. I notice that Creative does not list the Z as supporting XP. So is it a no go with Windows XP? 2) May be a little out there and dated, but would I still be able to play some old Battlefield 2 with X-Fi selected and Ultra Sound turned on? (I remember back in the day you had to have an X-Fi to enable the option.)

Thanks fellas.

Edit: The Z is only $99.99 at Newegg with a $20 gift card and it seems that going with the Z would not only give me better drivers but also a nice boost in sound quality. But let me know if its not worth it.

That is not little outdated. That is a very outdated Os.
post #237 of 5677
Excuse my english

I have a 2.0 system with roland/edirol MA-15D and a asus xonar D1.

I want upgrade my soundcard and I´m tinking in Creative Z.

Is it an improvement the Z creatve over the Xonar D1? Is it noticiable?

Thanks
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Excuse my english

I have a 2.0 system with roland/edirol MA-15D and a asus xonar D1.

I want upgrade my soundcard and I´m tinking in Creative Z.

Is it an improvement the Z creatve over the Xonar D1? Is it noticiable?

Thanks

 

I'm coming from DX, your card doesn't have a headphone amp. Creative Z series does and other than that, features wise on Creative is nice and better controls on the sound quality and effects than Xonar series.

post #239 of 5677
I sold my DX and bought the Z and so far I like it. I no longer get that buzzing motorcycle sound when i'm playing games and talking on vent. I mean theres still a little noise but atleast it doesn't sound like a cruiser is in my room. My only concern so far is the volume output for my headphones(Samson RH600). Why is it so loud? I have to set my volume at 5%.
    
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Do you have them plugged into the amped output?
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