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Originally Posted by nleksan View Post

I agree, the price is too high for a consumer sound card. They are up-pricing it by adding a bunch of gimmicks, which may make some people happy but don't do anything to actually improve the sound quality. A consumer sound card should not be in the same price range as a professional level audio card, because it simply doesn't have to do nearly as much.
I have been looking for a "gaming and film" sound card, and I would be interested in this at $150-$175, but $250 is a joke.

So did you not see that there are THREE versions of the card? They are not forcing anybody to buy the one with the daughter card and breakout box. You can buy just the card.

In the past, Creative made the I/O bays available as separate accessories after the fact as well. If you so wished, you can start with just the sound card and add it to it later. The same will be done with these cards as well.

So I have to ask, why all the frustration and anger over the price?

Unlike the Recon3D, these cards actually have some audio quality behind them. YES, I have used the cards. I am doing a review of them for a well known site.
Edited by chalkbluffgrown - 1/5/13 at 7:41pm
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Creative Labs knows what they are doing this time, unlike a previous card *cough* Recon 3D
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I actually might put one of these in my Extreme AMD system I'm building, I'd have to look at the specs and see one in real life first. I'm excited for this, I'm a musician and an audiophile tongue.gif plus it is one of the best looking audio cards you can get period
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So did you not see that there are THREE versions of the card? They are not forcing anybody to buy the one with the daughter card and breakout box. You can buy just the card.
In the past, Creative made the I/O bays available as separate accessories after the fact as well. If you so wished, you can start with just the sound card and add it to it later. The same will be done with these cards as well.
So I have to ask, why all the frustration and anger over the price?
Unlike the Recon3D, these cards actually have some audio quality behind them. YES, I have used the cards. I am doing a review of them for a well known site.


Because if you want a Titanium HD replacement you need to get the ZxR costing 250$ or 250€ in europe and therefore HAVE pay for the "useless stuff."

If you're only looking to replace DX, you can get Z/ZX. And they too, both, have some gimmicky stuff included, atleast it looks like that in the photos.
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So did you not see that there are THREE versions of the card? They are not forcing anybody to buy the one with the daughter card and breakout box. You can buy just the card

How? The normal Z and ZX seem to have an entirely different pcb than the zxr. Unless I'm missing something.
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You don't have to buy the card, it's all depending on the user's needs. That's why they released 3 different kinds, so if you are an audiophile that loves features, go with the freakin' ZxR, if your basic, go with the Z. It isn't that complicated people tongue.gif
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I'm no audiophile but would it be worth it to upgrade to the Z from a Titanium Fatal1ty Pro for gaming?
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I'm no audiophile but would it be worth it to upgrade to the Z from a Titanium Fatal1ty Pro for gaming?

If nothing else, you'd at least be getting better SQ over the Titanium Fatality Pro.

I also think everyone was completely spoiled by the Titanium HD's very low price. It should have been at $180.00 soundcard like the STX. Instead it was always under $140.00 because it didn't give you the amp.
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If nothing else, you'd at least be getting better SQ over the Titanium Fatality Pro.
I also think everyone was completely spoiled by the Titanium HD's very low price. It should have been at $180.00 soundcard like the STX. Instead it was always under $140.00 because it didn't give you the amp.

When I bought my Titanium HD from Amazon, it was $99. biggrin.gif
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You don't have to buy the card, it's all depending on the user's needs. That's why they released 3 different kinds, so if you are an audiophile that loves features, go with the freakin' ZxR, if your basic, go with the Z. It isn't that complicated people tongue.gif

It's not that simple.

What if you're an audiophile that wants the best Z board, without the useless crap that add extra cost? You know, they differ in more ways than just the extra things. smile.gif

They should just make ZxR card without the other things and price it at 160-170 or so.
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