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From what I'm reading the differences so far from Z to ZxR are very minimal.
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Its actually a much bigger difference than it might appear.

1st: The board is far better shielded and has better power delivery to the Sound Core
2nd: It is compatible with far more headsets because of the increased resistance capabilities
3rd: It has a noticeably higher sound to noise ratio (sound Blaster-Z 116, Sound Blaster-Zxr 124)
4th: The Zxr has a separate daughter board that can also further enhance the audio capabilities
5th: If you take off the Zxr's cover, you can see very high quality Japanese capacitors that are gold plated partially, not to mention there are several "Fat Caps" for storing power for explosions, or sound intensive scenarios.

Overall, it's still a different card although it may seem similar.
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Well, I've only read very little on the cards so far, but from what you've listed so far, I'm not too impressed. :\.
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Just remember that there is a lot of information we do not know yet. It's like a leaked car, some get excited, some get downed from the leaked information. I always have a positive outlook on things, unless they get bad reviews over and over, or if I have had a bad experience with them.

If they do suck, they still look badass anyway biggrin.gif but I doubt they will suck at all, Creative Labs knows their crap
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Leaked information?

 

Official PCB shots were posted months ago.

 

Z/ZX is a DX competitor (But I didn't like the one I received. Suppose it may have been faulty... Sent it back. )

 

ZxR is built up to be a HD replacement/ STX competitor.


Edited by Skylit - 12/28/12 at 5:53am
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If they do suck, they still look badass anyway biggrin.gif but I doubt they will suck at all, Creative Labs knows their crap
Titanium HD is better for gaming if you have an external amp... Far better gaming tech support.
Slightly better SNR there, but this is unlikely to make an audible difference.
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Titanium HD is better for gaming if you have an external amp... Far better gaming tech support.
Slightly better SNR there, but this is unlikely to make an audible difference.

Been testing a ZX for the past week and I gotta say, it is a marked improvement over the Titanium HD. The sounds when listening to music on a good system sounds fuller, I hear sounds that I never heard before - I am pretty impressed.

I wasn't expecting much but I like the ZX, a lot. Recon 3d was a joke, but the Z series of cards definitely seem impressive.

Oh yeah, I noticed the ZXR has been released in asia in very limited quantities. Don't think it's out in the US yet.
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Been testing a ZX for the past week and I gotta say, it is a marked improvement over the Titanium HD. The sounds when listening to music on a good system sounds fuller, I hear sounds that I never heard before - I am pretty impressed.

Thats odd, I hear that it uses the same DAC.
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Don't think it's out in the US yet.

It is, not in huge quantity but it was selling on Creative's site a couple of days ago for a whopping $250. That sounds a bit much imo. I paid a lot less than that for my STX.
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Well, I've only read very little on the cards so far, but from what you've listed so far, I'm not too impressed. :\.

May I respectfully ask, Simca, what would impress you?
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Well, I've only read very little on the cards so far, but from what you've listed so far, I'm not too impressed. :\.

May I respectfully ask, Simca, what would impress you?

You make it sound like it's hard to impress me with audio. I can name you a headphone and sound card that impresses me at any price range. rolleyes.gif
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Titanium HD is better for gaming if you have an external amp... Far better gaming tech support.
Slightly better SNR there, but this is unlikely to make an audible difference.

Been testing a ZX for the past week and I gotta say, it is a marked improvement over the Titanium HD. The sounds when listening to music on a good system sounds fuller, I hear sounds that I never heard before - I am pretty impressed.

I wasn't expecting much but I like the ZX, a lot. Recon 3d was a joke, but the Z series of cards definitely seem impressive.

Oh yeah, I noticed the ZXR has been released in asia in very limited quantities. Don't think it's out in the US yet.

Really? Great news if that's true. I hope it's not simply placebo.
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