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Hey all.

I have had my sound blaster Zx for a few months now and it has been great except for one thing. The mic quality is absolutely terrible when plugged into the mic in jack on the sound card and through the ACM. Have tried both my normal headset/mic and the beam forming one on the ACM itself. My friends say it sounds like im talking out of a toilet bowl and when i record myself playing games i can't even understand what i am saying. Yet through the motherboard mic jack it sounds fine.

At this stage i haven't seen anyone mention anything about the mic quality of this card being actually acceptable. I am just struggling to fathom how a company like creative selling a top end card is capable of getting away with something like this. I've heard people mention it is driver related but yet i see nowhere that this has been acknowledged by creative.

Can anyone say they have had a positive experience with the mic features on the card? And if so, what are your settings?

EDIT: The only solution i have found so far is to leave acoustic echo cancellation off. But that means i have to use headphones, otherwise the person i am talking to hears everything that comes through my speakers.
Edited by chalamah - 8/1/13 at 4:22am
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Intel 480GB SSD WD Black 4TB Samsung SH-B123 Custom loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro BENQ XL2730Z 1440p 144Hz Freesync Razer Blackwidow Chroma Cooler Master V850 
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Corsair 550D Razer Deathadder Chroma Razer Extended mouse mat Sound Blaster ZX 
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