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post #5491 of 5591
Is the AE-5 superior to the ZxR? Does it even have an external dock?
post #5492 of 5591
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Originally Posted by l4m0r View Post

Is the AE-5 superior to the ZxR? Does it even have an external dock?
No dock but i think the components on the board are better.
post #5493 of 5591
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Originally Posted by RaXelliX View Post

No dock but i think the components on the board are better.
Someone on here mentioned that the AE-5 uses older or less capable drivers and software. Also to note is that the ZxR has a slighter higher db rating at 124 db compared to the AE-5s 122 db. Not even sure there would be a difference there in real life or even in digital....
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Originally Posted by RaXelliX View Post

No dock but i think the components on the board are better.
Someone on here mentioned that the AE-5 uses older or less capable drivers and software. Also to note is that the ZxR has a slighter higher db rating at 124 db compared to the AE-5s 122 db. Not even sure there would be a difference there in real life or even in digital....

No one mentioned that because the AE-5 itself is newer than the newest ZxR drivers. SBConnect 2 also debuted with it, and thus can not be older than any other software.

SNR is a DAC attribute, you would not see it in digital period.

The ZxR has the following advantages over the AE-5:
  • 1/4th jacks for headphones/mic if you want them.
  • RCA Out for FL and FR if you want them.
  • RCA In separate from the mic.
  • Optical In.
  • 124dB vs the AE-5s 122dB.
  • Swapable OP-Amps.

The AE-5 has the follwoing advantages over the ZxR:
  • Single slot without losing feature set.
  • Front panel audio connectors.
  • 32bit/384khz vs the ZxR's 24bit/192khz.
  • Better headphone amp.
  • No sleep bug.
  • Better headphone ohm selection.
  • Cheaper.
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post #5495 of 5591
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No one mentioned that because the AE-5 itself is newer than the newest ZxR drivers. SBConnect 2 also debuted with it, and thus can not be older than any other software.

Yes, they have:
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If you have a nice extarnal amp/dac (magni/modi for example) and using the soundcard with optical out only to get the surround in game, I suggest you use/buy a SB Z.
The AE-5 Surround BlasterX is far worse then the SBX PRO that you have in the SBZ family.

Another good option could be using the SBX PRO software the x-fi mb3 but I prefer to have a soundcard sending the surround to my external dac/amp combo.

AE-5 is a fail in my opinion because instead of using the SBX PRO algorithm that is much better then that blasterX ****... they made a great soundcard with a poor surround engine.
That's just... I don't know... stupid?
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post #5496 of 5591
just bought the Sparkos SS3601 and also ordered ss3602 for ZXR

anyone did try the SS3601 with LME49710HA Single to DIP8 Dual Opamp on ZXR??

and Also is there any good software for Audio analysing??
post #5497 of 5591
Can anyone recommend please Opamp to change on ZxR? And screenshot where to change it? I would be very much appreciated for that
post #5498 of 5591
I love this card (zxR). I use only Windows for gaming etc. Just curious, is there Linux support for the zxR, even inofficial or from third parties? I had to install Linux for some nerdy stuff and installed Steam just to look how its doing in games now so many years after steam OS, downloaded L4D2 and performance was awful with my high end Vega AIO and the "pro Linux drivers". But no sound, not even bad sound.
post #5499 of 5591
No support at all.
post #5500 of 5591
Linux should detect it as a 5.1 compat soundcard with mic/line-in and the toslink ports, but that's about it. I don't remember the headphone port being usable, but someone's probably worked out the required configs by now...?
   
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