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I think I want to stick with ASUS's line unless someone can tell me otherwise?
post #12 of 16
Sound blaster zxr crew checking in!

I had the stx and got fed up with its miriad of driver issues(anyone who says they aren't flawed and messed up are probably using the community unified drivers). Along with its weird control panel layout and spotty support for older direct sound and openal games.

Its a god of a card for music I will say that. Top notch analog components for audiophiles. However even then it had a stereo being mixed to multi channel stereo bug unless using community drivers.

Sold it and now have the zxr. Same components and in my opinion, sbx surround> Dolby headphones for gaming. More accurate sq wise and positionally. And no reverb effect.

If you don't want to splurge on the zxr then the z is still awesome.

Just my opinion....
    
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post #13 of 16
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Sound blaster zxr crew checking in!

I had the stx and got fed up with its miriad of driver issues(anyone who says they aren't flawed and messed up are probably using the community unified drivers). Along with its weird control panel layout and spotty support for older direct sound and openal games.

Its a god of a card for music I will say that. Top notch analog components for audiophiles. However even then it had a stereo being mixed to multi channel stereo bug unless using community drivers.

Sold it and now have the zxr. Same components and in my opinion, sbx surround> Dolby headphones for gaming. More accurate sq wise and positionally. And no reverb effect.

If you don't want to splurge on the zxr then the z is still awesome.

Just my opinion....

Can you link me to the one you are speaking of?
post #14 of 16
another +1 for the Xonar line
   
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Originally Posted by djinferno806 View Post

Sound blaster zxr crew checking in!

I had the stx and got fed up with its miriad of driver issues(anyone who says they aren't flawed and messed up are probably using the community unified drivers). Along with its weird control panel layout and spotty support for older direct sound and openal games.

Its a god of a card for music I will say that. Top notch analog components for audiophiles. However even then it had a stereo being mixed to multi channel stereo bug unless using community drivers.

Sold it and now have the zxr. Same components and in my opinion, sbx surround> Dolby headphones for gaming. More accurate sq wise and positionally. And no reverb effect.

If you don't want to splurge on the zxr then the z is still awesome.

Just my opinion....

Fully agreed. I normally game on my headphones. I just moved from my Xonar STX to a Sound Blaster Zx and positional audio in-game is fantastic. I don't want to knock the STX (or any of the Xonar cards) as they are good sound cards overall, but Dolby Headphone isn't as good as SBX Surround, IMO.
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CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec p280 Corsair M60 Razer Goliathus Alpha Sound Blaster ZXR 
AudioAudio
Harmon Kardon htfs 15 5.1 Surround Speakers run... Beyerdynamic DT 770 250 Ohm 
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CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Antec p280 Corsair M60 Razer Goliathus Alpha Sound Blaster ZXR 
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Harmon Kardon htfs 15 5.1 Surround Speakers run... Beyerdynamic DT 770 250 Ohm 
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