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post #721 of 4839
We should make this thread , Official Club biggrin.gif
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post #722 of 4839
Sounds like a decent idea furyn9.


It pretty much is an owners club thread now anyway.


Well that and the reason why Axaion is probably losing his mind and all his hair tongue.gif
    
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post #723 of 4839
I wouldent be as annoyed if it didnt reset to 5.1 every. single. reboot/sleep. though, stereo is fine and everything, but its damn annoying having to switch it back all the time lol
Edited by Axaion - 8/26/13 at 9:35am
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Hey guys,

Need a new soundcard for the new headphones I am going to purchase. Looking at the Berry's or some other 600ohm headset.

Do I need the Zx or Zxr? I have 3 titans and am not sure 2 more cards will fit
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You can fit that card sandswitch.

     
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Do you think the SB Z is an upgrade over my xfi titanium fatality pro? I ll never use headphones. Only my aktimate speakers, for gaming and flacs.
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Originally Posted by ChaosAD View Post

Do you think the SB Z is an upgrade over my xfi titanium fatality pro? I ll never use headphones. Only my aktimate speakers, for gaming and flacs.

Both in sound quality and driver support/stability.

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Originally Posted by dpoverlord View Post

Hey guys,

Need a new soundcard for the new headphones I am going to purchase. Looking at the Berry's or some other 600ohm headset.

Do I need the Zx or Zxr? I have 3 titans and am not sure 2 more cards will fit

The ZXR will be needed 100% if you are using 600 ohm headphones. And dont worry it only has 1 actual PCIe card, the daughterboard is just a module that happens to fit into a PCIe bracket. This can go anywhere or not even be used.
    
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post #728 of 4839
Hey all.

I'm doing a new build for BF4, and until last night was all set with my newly delivered Xonar Phoebus. Man, was I ever wrong. rolleyes.gif EMI noise on mic input, little to no surround support, GX3.0 sucks, etc. The list goes on, and I can honestly say that it didn't sound THAT much better than my little SoundBlaster Audigy SE. I'll be returning it to Amazon Warehouse shortly and will never buy from ASUS again.

So, on to what brings me here. I'm torn between the Z and the ZxR, even though I probably won't be using the ACM. I use the back ports exclusively. The Burr-Brown amp and swappable op-amps are what interest me the most with the ZxR, but I'm having a little trouble justifying the ~$190 price tag over the Z.

From reading through the thread, I get a lot of mixed opinions. Some say the ZxR doesn't have a sound that is any different from the Z, while a few people claim it's a lot less sharp, or this, or that.

My uses are primarily gaming, as I'm in the competitive BF3 scene right now and will be moving to the BF4 scene upon launch. I also listen to a lot of EDM and watch movies. Speakers are a meh 2.1 setup I don't remember the brand of (cheap), while my headphones are Audio-Technica ATH-AD700's paired with a Zalman Zm-Mic1.

Pinpoint accuracy is a must for me. I like to mess around with settings a lot, so I'll be alternating between stereo output in BF3 and the 5.1 channel output until I determine which is most beneficial.

TL;DR: I play BF3(soon BF4) and want the best possible pinpoint accuracy while paired with ATH-AD700's. Z or ZxR?

Thanks in advance, looking forward to reading the replies. thumb.gif
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post #729 of 4839
You don't need the ZxR if you're just using ATH-AD700's, they don't require that much power to drive, and don't have the frequency response anyways to out muscle a SB Z

If you're dead dead dead set on sound quality you would ditch the AD's for something better anyways, but for what you have the Sound Blaster Z is the best
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Originally Posted by ShamisOMally View Post

You don't need the ZxR if you're just using ATH-AD700's, they don't require that much power to drive, and don't have the frequency response anyways to out muscle a SB Z

If you're dead dead dead set on sound quality you would ditch the AD's for something better anyways, but for what you have the Sound Blaster Z is the best

Awesome, that's what I needed to know. Thanks. smile.gif
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