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Originally Posted by sexpot View Post

Whenever I shutdown or start my computer, I hear a Pop sound from my speakers. I assume that's the Sound Blaster Z starting up causing the pop? Is there a way for it not to pop every time startup/shutdown?

I read some mobo's have a "de-pop" relay, does the ZXR have something along those lines?

If you're using the optical out then that pop is normal. I do not think there is anything you can do about it.
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post #4072 of 5496
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Originally Posted by Madmaxneo View Post

If you're using the optical out then that pop is normal. I do not think there is anything you can do about it.

No optical out, just headphones and speakers plugged into their jacks respectively.
Edited by MR-e - 2/10/16 at 9:43am
post #4073 of 5496
Any thoughts on a mic that could pair up with the sound blaster z and hd558 headphones. Prefer to not break the bank and rather have something decent by maybe not the best
    
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post #4074 of 5496
Look up Ant Lion ModMic's, those seem to be the go to mic for headphones thumb.gif
post #4075 of 5496
That's actually what I use but would like to get rid of the mic in my face and have a desk mic
    
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post #4076 of 5496
Ah I see, my only other experience is the Blue Yeti mic. My Mod Mics are in a drawer as the Blue Yeti is just so much more superior.
post #4077 of 5496
Guys how is Z with windows 10?
post #4078 of 5496
Mine works well. I have an issue where if I toggle from Speakers or Headphones while sound is currently playing, it stops. I then have to either refresh youtube or itunes to get the sound to play again. Other than that, no problems.
post #4079 of 5496
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Guys how is Z with windows 10?
I've been having an odd issue with pop/crack interference in my audio but only when I use the Sound Blaster Z output but no interference when I use the SPDIF output (I use optical cables). I am not sure if this is associated with my windows 10 or not, but there is a good chance it is.
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post #4080 of 5496
Thank you guys both. I will order one soon. How is the mic quality in Z?
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