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Well, my previous card solution is to get a 3.5mm extension cord for the headset and a splitter if you want to use it for Stereo and Headphones from 1 jack (audio card) and yet your audio db will decreased greatly.

I'm not too worried about the DB but would the quality decrease also? I'm a 90% headphone user and would love to use the ACM for primary use.
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I'm not too worried about the DB but would the quality decrease also? I'm a 90% headphone user and would love to use the ACM for primary use.

 

No the quality would not be affected unless it is a cheap quality cable or splitter. Gold plated connection is recommended if you plan to do this way. Sound Blaster Z will just do fine if you're solely use it for headphone with extension cable.

 

For me I need different sound volume for my speakers and headphones without having to fiddle the windows volumes all the time.

 
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Another question if you don't mind smile.gif. Does the headphone jack share the same jack as the speakers or is there separate jacks for headphones and speakers?
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Another question if you don't mind smile.gif. Does the headphone jack share the same jack as the speakers or is there separate jacks for headphones and speakers?

 

 

All the Z series are designed to have separated headphones and speakers jacks. Your speakers connected to the Front (L/R) jack.

 

You don't need splitter for these cards.

 
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Another question if you don't mind smile.gif. Does the headphone jack share the same jack as the speakers or is there separate jacks for headphones and speakers?

No they are different jacks since the headphone has an amp. The line outs are made to be used with an external amp for your speakers.
Also If you use the ACM, it breaks out from the headphone jack directly so you would get the same quality as if you plugged directly into the back.
    
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Here is the manual for the cards:

 

 

 

 

Sound Blaster Z_Zx UG Eng.pdf 4,914k .pdf file
 
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However, I want to share something here. I presume this is a bug with the software driver. 

 

 

It's not a big issue that stop you from using the software but you can always tweak the bass in equalizer instead from SBX Bass.

 
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Has anyone used sbxpro to get more bass from their ad700's with good results? Or is it just not possible due to how they were designed?
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Has anyone used sbxpro to get more bass from their ad700's with good results? Or is it just not possible due to how they were designed?

 

you can push the frequency between 31 and 62 to +24db for bass and it is quite heavy.

 
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Hey guys,

Looking for a sound card for my Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 250 ohm headphones I recently bought. I will be using them for mostly gaming, but I plan to use these for music and movies as well. They also need to have headphone amps capable of driving these headphones well.

The Z series is the cheapest sound card I have found that can do all of this. I was wondering if there is anything else I should look at before I buy? I'm pretty much sold on getting the ZX, but why are the reviews of the ZX lower than the Z??

I need the ACM module because with the way my room is set up, any time I need to get to the back of my computer I have to pull my desk out from my wall, which is pretty hard and it messes up the wiring. Where my desktop is is just a huge inconvenience. So every time to plug/unplug my headphones I'd have to pull my desk out to get to the back. I think the ACM and worth the $$ so it acts like an extension cord, among other things it's useful for.

Thanks!


Edit: Also, how's the mic? I need a mic, but I've heard the mic in the ZX is pretty poor quality. Ontop of that, the ACM module will be about an arms reach away from me, so I don't think it will sound good at all being that far away. Please correct me if I'm wrong though.
Edited by apav - 2/3/13 at 9:32am
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