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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.

Thank you! I'll move ir tonight!
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I have a question.

Why would anyone get these with such subpar op-amps and a subpar dac for THAT price?
You could get an external desktop amp/dac for the same price that can be used for any piece of audio equipment. Take that risk of interference out of the PC and get much better components.
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I understand maybe if you were running a speaker setup with 5.1/7.1 to get these, but not if you are trying to drive your headphones/high end twin speakers.

The FiiO E09K for example or
an Audioengine is what I would recommend -

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006IPH5H2/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B006IPH5H2&linkCode=as2&tag=wwwpuresimula-20

Real surround sound is not in 5.1/7.1/some multi-directional marketing stuff. It corresponds with the hardware type you are running , stereo in most cases. So unless you are actually running 5/6 channels you shouldn't be using the 5.1/7.1 outputs. The only reason for 5.1/7.1 etc is just to split an audio source into sectional chunks for multi directional drivers in headphones/directional multi channel speakers.

If you are running a two speaker/headphone setup, you should be running stereo w/out software 5.1/7.1 effects , your brain will do the rest to simulate distance through volume instead of direction which is actually much more effective.

Read reviews of headphones/speakers and look for how large its sound stage is and wide its frequency range. The wider your hardware can output the frequency range the more "surround" you'll hear, this is called the sound stage. You can't really simulate 5.1 in a 2.0/2.1 setup, all it does really is lower/raise the volume on sounds from a certain distance, but this effect makes it harder for your brain to hear the sound stage and often times reproduces a very fake unsatisfying tone.

Try running headphone mode or stereo mode with 5.1 off and let your hardware do the talking. If you can't sense direction on your stereo setup then it is your hardware that is the problem, no amount of software will fix that on $sub 100 headphones and earbuds / garbage gaming headsets.

5.1/7.1 headphones however you can/should still use the 5.1/7.1 modes as they actually have multi directional drivers (left/right/center/side/sub) so they have the equipment suited to receive a sectional split audio source.

Also if you are running high end headphones without a proper amp, you'll notice a big upgrade with this because of its subpar amp/dac coming from nothing. Once you get a real amp/dac, you will regret getting these cards
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I do not use headphones that much. Nor do I use just two speakers for my PC (nor for my living room sound system). I use the Logitech z906 speaker system and run it from the optical out of the card. Yes my MB has a pretty good sound processor (Rampage IV Black ed) but my SBZ card sounds noticeably better than the MB when run through Toslink. I do use my MB optical out for my XP 510's and that sounds pretty good, but I have not used those in 6 or more months. I just don't like wearing head sets, partially because I wear glasses....
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I have active speakers that have a line-level sub out - but they are designed for music and won't transmit the LFE channel (.1).
I want to buy a powered sub.
 
The system is used on my PC, and I have a SBZ.
 
The problem is for movies, the speakers wont receive the .1 channel to send to the sub.
 
The speakers are connected by usb now, and they have their built in amp/dac.
 
If I connect my speakers to the L/R line-out of the SBZ, and then connect the powered sub to the sub-out of SBZ, will this solve my issue of losing out the LFE?
 
Will/Can I have to use SBZ to crossover the stereo channels to the subwoofer at 80hz? The sub itself also has a crossover control knob.
 
I was thinking of leaving windows and sbz as 5.1, then deselecting center, rear, and surround, and just leave front and subwoofer selected, and set the crossover, all from sbz pro studio. Will this work in sending the LFE channel out to my sub? The 2.0/2.1 option in sbz has no subwoofer out.

Will the software sbz crossover option divert frequencies below a certain bass from L/R out to the sub-out?
 
Should I select the speakers as full-range or not?
Edited by BigBeard86 - 4/9/17 at 7:44am
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I have active speakers that have a line-level sub out - but they are designed for music and won't transmit the LFE channel (.1).
I want to buy a powered sub.
 
The system is used on my PC, and I have a SBZ.
 
The problem is for movies, the speakers wont receive the .1 channel to send to the sub.
 
The speakers are connected by usb now, and they have their built in amp/dac.
 
If I connect my speakers to the L/R line-out of the SBZ, and then connect the powered sub to the sub-out of SBZ, will this solve my issue of losing out the LFE?
 
Will/Can I have to use SBZ to crossover the stereo channels to the subwoofer at 80hz? The sub itself also has a crossover control knob.
 
I was thinking of leaving windows and sbz as 5.1, then deselecting center, rear, and surround, and just leave front and subwoofer selected, and set the crossover, all from sbz pro studio. Will this work in sending the LFE channel out to my sub? The 2.0/2.1 option in sbz has no subwoofer out.

Will the software sbz crossover option divert frequencies below a certain bass from L/R out to the sub-out?
 
Should I select the speakers as full-range or not?

If you connect a sub to the SBZ card with the speakers then they will work in conjunction with the SBZ card.

As far as the settings and frequency you would have to adjust those until it sounds appropriate to you.

If your speakers are full range speakers and SBZ allows it then yes I would set it to full range.
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Quick question.

When enabling Soundblaster Z surround, should I also turn surround on for the games as well?

Or leave them in stereo.
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I do not use headphones that much. Nor do I use just two speakers for my PC (nor for my living room sound system). I use the Logitech z906 speaker system and run it from the optical out of the card. Yes my MB has a pretty good sound processor (Rampage IV Black ed) but my SBZ card sounds noticeably better than the MB when run through Toslink. I do use my MB optical out for my XP 510's and that sounds pretty good, but I have not used those in 6 or more months. I just don't like wearing head sets, partially because I wear glasses....

Actually Toslink is a digital connection so whether you use a $100 sound card or a $5 one, it won't make any difference. If you are using the same toslink from MB or sound card they are both sending a digital signal out. The only benefits may be the marginally better DAC on your sound card. Only analog interconnects like these
https://www.musicdirect.com/equipment/cardas-clear-light-interconnects-pr would make a difference.
Toslink/HDMI/usb directly transfer the digital format to the device for processing there.

Not to sound like an audiophile snob, but I just find that there is so much misinformation in the hi-fi / general audio world. Especially with companies pushing 5.1/7.1 software to 2.0/2.1 hardware and headphones.
If you want good sound, you have to spend the good money to do so. You can't force inadequate hardware to have "sound stage" or a longer frequency range which is what software tries to do. It just soften certain sounds it thinks is further and pumps up the Db on the sounds they think are close to you, software often gets the distance wrong.
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Quick question.

When enabling Soundblaster Z surround, should I also turn surround on for the games as well?

Or leave them in stereo.

What sortof hardware are you running?
On my Sennheiser HD650, when I drive them from my PC
I use 1/4plug - > essence stx - > stereo 24bit 44.1khz/hi-fi mode enabled (all eq / room effects are off)

Let your hardware do the talking the way they were designed to.

IMO run the mode that your hardware is designed to output.
Headphones - > headphone mode/2 channel
2.1 speaker setup - > 2 channel or 4 channel
5.1 - > 5.1 channel
7.1 - > 7.1 channel

The latter two can apply to headphones too if your phones actually have front/rear/side/sub directional drivers, but if they are standard stereo headphones use the 2 channel mode with 44.1KHZ/24bit output.

Your mind will create the sound stage properly if you output in the correct mode. It is a misconception that multichannel allows you to hear a "360" degree sound. Your mind automatically calculates the sound's distance and you perceive sound stage no matter if you have two drivers or 20 drivers.

Just think about when you listen to a band. You know that the lead singer is closer and that the drummer is further back. You can tell when the bass guitar is in the forefront and when the acoustic solo is forefront and still able to pinpoint background sounds.

If you couldn't perceive distance without multichannel, all the instruments would sound like they are right in front of you centered. But they don't your mind uses the different ambient sounds and determines direction/distance through that.
Edited by b0oMeR - 4/9/17 at 1:05pm
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Quick question.

When enabling Soundblaster Z surround, should I also turn surround on for the games as well?

Or leave them in stereo.

Games should be in surround mode. 5.1 or even 7.1.

Although 5.1 would make more sense. If it's only stereo or 7.1, still use 7.1 as Windows will handle the conversion from 7.1 to 5.1 the "Speakers" in Windows are set at.
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Actually Toslink is a digital connection so whether you use a $100 sound card or a $5 one, it won't make any difference. If you are using the same toslink from MB or sound card they are both sending a digital signal out. The only benefits may be the marginally better DAC on your sound card. Only analog interconnects like these
https://www.musicdirect.com/equipment/cardas-clear-light-interconnects-pr would make a difference.
Toslink/HDMI/usb directly transfer the digital format to the device for processing there.

Not to sound like an audiophile snob, but I just find that there is so much misinformation in the hi-fi / general audio world. Especially with companies pushing 5.1/7.1 software to 2.0/2.1 hardware and headphones.
If you want good sound, you have to spend the good money to do so. You can't force inadequate hardware to have "sound stage" or a longer frequency range which is what software tries to do. It just soften certain sounds it thinks is further and pumps up the Db on the sounds they think are close to you, software often gets the distance wrong.
What sortof hardware are you running?
On my Sennheiser HD650, when I drive them from my PC
I use 1/4plug - > essence stx - > stereo 24bit 44.1khz/hi-fi mode enabled (all eq / room effects are off)

Let your hardware do the talking the way they were designed to.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
IMO run the mode that your hardware is designed to output.
Headphones - > headphone mode/2 channel
2.1 speaker setup - > 2 channel or 4 channel
5.1 - > 5.1 channel
7.1 - > 7.1 channel

The latter two can apply to headphones too if your phones actually have front/rear/side/sub directional drivers, but if they are standard stereo headphones use the 2 channel mode with 44.1KHZ/24bit output.

Your mind will create the sound stage properly if you output in the correct mode. It is a misconception that multichannel allows you to hear a "360" degree sound. Your mind automatically calculates the sound's distance and you perceive sound stage no matter if you have two drivers or 20 drivers.

Just think about when you listen to a band. You know that the lead singer is closer and that the drummer is further back. You can tell when the bass guitar is in the forefront and when the acoustic solo is forefront and still able to pinpoint background sounds.

If you couldn't perceive distance without multichannel, all the instruments would sound like they are right in front of you centered. But they don't your mind uses the different ambient sounds and determines direction/distance through that.

That cable you posted is crazy expensive.

For me money is the issue. Yeah I would love to get better sound but can in no way afford it. It took me some time to get the z906 speakers for the optical out that I wanted and they only cost me about $200 as they were used (but they work great). I like the 5.1 sound effect I get from them and it actually sounds better than my 5.1 theater system in my living room. I am currently trying to save money for a 7.1 surround receiver and then eventually the speakers for a better surround effect in my living room. I would like to call myself an audiophile but can only afford the cheaper options and I much more prefer speakers over headsets.

FYI there is a lot of info out there about true audio and there have been plenty of people on this thread that have mentioned basically the same things you are talking about, but what it comes down to for most of us is what is affordable in what we like.
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Quick question.

When enabling Soundblaster Z surround, should I also turn surround on for the games as well?

Or leave them in stereo.

1) In the soundblaster control panel make sure you set the speakers to 5.1 setup, then select headphones.
2) Turn on SBX Pro 33% works best for most people
3) In game set it to surround/5.1/7.1 mode.

That is it. You can validate it by going to the volume thing on the taskbar and right clicking and going to playback devices and then right clicking the sound device and configure speakers and that will show you its in 5.1 configuration.
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Quick question.

When enabling Soundblaster Z surround, should I also turn surround on for the games as well?

Or leave them in stereo.

For the SB-Z to work it's SBX Headphone surround sound, it needs something (like the game) to feed it 6-channel (5.1)
of digital audio. Stereo is only 2-channels of audio.
I'm assuming the "surround" setting of the game outputs 6-channels (5.1) of audio.
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