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I'm not using the in built ACM mic. I'm actually currently using a A40 headset with the inbuilt boom mic.
The audio doesn't always leak through to my mic and can happen after an hour or so also weirdly. Is this common with he Z series? as I have tried two of them with both the same result sadly.
I have had this issue before and there is a setting somewhere in the SB control panel that most people seem to know needs adjusting. To start try turning off the "What You Hear" option.
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I have had this issue before and there is a setting somewhere in the SB control panel that most people seem to know needs adjusting. To start try turning off the "What You Hear" option.

Hopefully i can find a solution, the only way i have been resolving it is by restarting my system, which is tedious as it happens often. I have had that disabled previously as i never used it, thanks for the suggestion though! Below i will show what my settings are like for the sound blaster.

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Hopefully i can find a solution, the only way i have been resolving it is by restarting my system, which is tedious as it happens often. I have had that disabled previously as i never used it, thanks for the suggestion though! Below i will show what my settings are like for the sound blaster.


Try turning echo cancellation off, it might be broken. Also the focus should be off for headset mics unless it's specifically a stereo beam-forming mic that the focus feature can actually use.
   
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Try turning echo cancellation off, it might be broken. Also the focus should be off for headset mics unless it's specifically a stereo beam-forming mic that the focus feature can actually use.

Ok will do! Thanks for the reply. Will comment if the issue persists or is fixed.

Upon installing the new driver I have also had all my audio turn static and electronic sounding constantly until reboot. This tends to happen when I change an audio setting, and doesn't happen randomly. Has anyone else had this?
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With all of the mentioned and experienced issues throughout the thread. If you guys could get the cards again would you? I game about 90% of the time and wanted to get a ZXR to finish my build, but not sure if it's worth the hassle of running into issues or if I should look into something else.
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With all of the mentioned and experienced issues throughout the thread. If you guys could get the cards again would you? I game about 90% of the time and wanted to get a ZXR to finish my build, but not sure if it's worth the hassle of running into issues or if I should look into something else.
I don't know about others,but i have had 0 problems with my SBZ.
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With all of the mentioned and experienced issues throughout the thread. If you guys could get the cards again would you? I game about 90% of the time and wanted to get a ZXR to finish my build, but not sure if it's worth the hassle of running into issues or if I should look into something else.

Likewise no problems.

The ZxR fills a role nothing else can for me; superior sound cancellation without reduction in quality on my Mic. So yes, by virtue of nothing else does it right.

A proper DAC and headphones will do you better than a ZxR though, and for the same price, unless you need the features or need it internal.
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With all of the mentioned and experienced issues throughout the thread. If you guys could get the cards again would you? I game about 90% of the time and wanted to get a ZXR to finish my build, but not sure if it's worth the hassle of running into issues or if I should look into something else.

I've moved on from soundcards really, way too many bugs and flaws with all of them, the only reason I still use my Zx is because I haven't got a HDMI receiver to replace it yet.

For mics and headphones I'd use a professional USB DAC ADC with balanced ports, for speakers I'd use HDMI, only thing is I don't have the money for either just yet.
   
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I've moved on from soundcards really, way too many bugs and flaws with all of them, the only reason I still use my Zx is because I haven't got a HDMI receiver to replace it yet.

For mics and headphones I'd use a professional USB DAC ADC with balanced ports, for speakers I'd use HDMI, only thing is I don't have the money for either just yet.
I agree. I plan on getting a HDMI receiver as soon as I get the money together to afford the receiver and the speakers. I am going with a 7.1 or 7.2 system this time!
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I've moved on from soundcards really, way too many bugs and flaws with all of them, the only reason I still use my Zx is because I haven't got a HDMI receiver to replace it yet.

For mics and headphones I'd use a professional USB DAC ADC with balanced ports, for speakers I'd use HDMI, only thing is I don't have the money for either just yet.
I agree. I plan on getting a HDMI receiver as soon as I get the money together to afford the receiver and the speakers. I am going with a 7.1 or 7.2 system this time!

Eh, I do both, they serve different purposes. A Receiver or Pre is not capable of replacing a sound card because they simply can not feature-match them in the non-HT space. Depends on what you plan to do... Watching movies is a no brainier, communication with other humans less so.

The good Receiver market is stupid expensive too... People used to computer as a hobby, saying "I'll spend $1000 this year!"... Audio isn't cars, but it's most of the way there. I'd honestly suggest a pre with amps because no receiver has any guts in it, but that's even worse. If you want to spend some real money, you can always go with a Pre, some amps, and some DIY speakers, especially the sub. Remember; good 2.1 is infinitely better than crappy 7.1, and you can always build up if you plan ahead. tongue.gif

Note as well that MOST receivers also make use of a 1/4th TRS for headphones. They are fully capable of acting as a DAC for your headphones. Just saying, it can help in the short term.
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