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Originally Posted by x7007 View Post

Looks neat, I wonder if it sound better than normal ZXR.

If I read good one text, best sound from PCI-E is Sound Blaster ZxR with Sparkos Labs 2x Dual SS3602 + 2x Single SS3601 op-amps.
That's upgrade... and guy told me that shield could be back with spacers... They test many many different op-amps Bursion and others..



2x SS3601 + 2x SS3602 is arround 150$...

This is text...

http://www.head-fi.org/t/728124/asus-stx-ii-vs-creative-zxr

If someone ask me I say worth investment if someone use example better speakers... 2x Speakers + Central + Subwoofer...
Example
- Dali Zensor 3 + Dali Vocal,
- Wharfedale 225 Diamond and 220C Central,
- Q Acoustics 3020 + 3090 Central,
- JBL Studio 230 + JBL Studio 235 Central...
and some nice Subwoofer with them. that's 2+1+1 system and later could be add 2 rear speakers for 5.1 Surround. But people usually buy Logitech Z906...biggrin.gif
Edited by Vlada011 - 3/29/17 at 9:07am
post #5142 of 5238
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Originally Posted by Vlada011 View Post

If I read good one text, best sound from PCI-E is Sound Blaster ZxR with Sparkos Labs 2x Dual SS3602 + 2x Single SS3601 op-amps.
That's upgrade... and guy told me that shield could be back with spacers... They test many many different op-amps Bursion and others..



2x SS3601 + 2x SS3602 is arround 150$...

This is text...

http://www.head-fi.org/t/728124/asus-stx-ii-vs-creative-zxr

If someone ask me I say worth investment if someone use example better speakers... 2x Speakers + Central + Subwoofer...
Example
- Dali Zensor 3 + Dali Vocal,
- Wharfedale 225 Diamond and 220C Central,
- Q Acoustics 3020 + 3090 Central,
- JBL Studio 230 + JBL Studio 235 Central...
and some nice Subwoofer with them. that's 2+1+1 system and later could be add 2 rear speakers for 5.1 Surround. But people usually buy Logitech Z906...biggrin.gif

Yeah I was reading up in that forum as well. Seems like it opens it up some more.

Currently I'm running Logitech Z625 via optical connection. Probably not a decent enough set to warrant this op-amp upgrade.
post #5143 of 5238
Just got a Sound Blaster Z. God. That sound quality is SO much clearer than my onboard, even on my 'cheap' M40x, and even through the front panel audio jack. Totally worth it.

I simply installed the latest drivers, which were rated as being from 25 Jan 2017. No problems as of yet.
post #5144 of 5238
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Originally Posted by NightAntilli View Post

Just got a Sound Blaster Z. God. That sound quality is SO much clearer than my onboard, even on my 'cheap' M40x, and even through the front panel audio jack. Totally worth it.

I simply installed the latest drivers, which were rated as being from 25 Jan 2017. No problems as of yet.
Yeah it's really cool.

I've got 500+ songs and listen to them daily,i recently went from the Headphone input to the speaker input on the SBZ,wich has a higher SnR and i already noticed some background sounds on songs that i didn't even know they where there before.
post #5145 of 5238
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Originally Posted by NightAntilli View Post

Just got a Sound Blaster Z. God. That sound quality is SO much clearer than my onboard, even on my 'cheap' M40x, and even through the front panel audio jack. Totally worth it.

I simply installed the latest drivers, which were rated as being from 25 Jan 2017. No problems as of yet.

You see. People are not aware but always worth replacing onboard with 100$ + sound card.
Sound Cards are not so expensive because last long time.

On summer I upgrade Speaker System for Home Cinema.
JBL Studio 230 (Left and Right) + JBL Studio 235 Central + JBL Sub 250p

That's this system without 2 tower speakers...



I would like more...
JBL Studio 530 Left and Right + JBL 520 Central + JBL Sub 550p....
This setup without tower speakers...




But they are more than I can pay...But first setup is great as well.
I search long time and compare. First 2 speakers + Central and for few months Subwoofer.
post #5146 of 5238
Hi guys! I had a little doubt, If I move my SBz to another PCIe port, I will loose something?, I need to reinstall drivers?, or is an plug&play procedure?
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post #5147 of 5238
I just got the Soiundblaster Z. Taco reccomended it to me. I didn't even know the onboard audio on my Asus CH6 only supported 2.0.

When I first installed it I saw that damned red light, which doesn't work for my case lighting, so I took the card apart and cut those two red LEDs.

I got it working through DDL dolby digital live in the soundblaster control panel. Well I noticed my cheap Samsung 5.1 receiver, it's just not loud enough, and the 8" Samsung subwoofer just doesn't sound that good. Heck I have to turn it to almost max.

So I'm gonna pick up the Yamaha YHT-3920UBL 5.1 home theater system.

Another thing I noticed. When I selects Soundblaster speakers as default in Windows playback device settings. Now I can't control the windows volume control. I can only use the receiver remote. When I select the non-decoder setup in the sounderblaster control panel. And select the Soundblaster SPDIF out, then the Windows control volume works.
post #5148 of 5238
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Hi guys! I had a little doubt, If I move my SBz to another PCIe port, I will loose something?, I need to reinstall drivers?, or is an plug&play procedure?

No problem with moving your PCI-E sound card from one PCI-E slot to another PCI-E slot.
Assuming you will turn off the computer before moving the card to a different slot.
The SB-Z card can work in a PCI-E X1 or X4 or X6 or X16 slot.
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post #5149 of 5238
I'm having this issue where the speaker configuration in the audio settings of Windows change to a 5.1 speaker setup when using headphones with my SBZ. It happens around twice a day. When it happens, the sound begins cracking, sounds come from all over the place except where they need to come from. For example, what should be left sounds are coming from the right, what should be right sounds appear to be coming from behind me by having sound from both left and right side in the headphones, and so on. Changing it back to a stereo setup fixes the problem every single time. And even though I know how to fix it, it is annoying to keep doing it.

Has anyone experienced this and know how to avoid it from changing?
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Windows 10 creators update has Dolby Atmos Headphone built into the OS redface.gif
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