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You know, I just realized it's the Zx and not the Z, thats why I said I saw it for $50 2 years ago lol.

I honestly don't know how I missed that. Well I didnt open the link but.....sigh. Must have been very tired when I typed that comment.

Although I must say that there are conflicting reviews with that separate module when using headphones. Still dont know if its the module at fault or the Sound card itself. I guess its just a few bad lemons from earlier years from its release.


Either way, this is a good price for the ZX since normal price is around 120 dollars and seen it cheap as $90....

Plus the module would work out well since plugging or unplugging headphones from behind your PC is a bit annoying.

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Just an FYI, I bought the Audio Control Module (ACM) second hand after just buying the Z (without the x) model. So for those interested in upgrading, that is not an issue. The module is just OK, but does not best a good AV Receiver Headphone input. Knowing that onboard audio is really stepping up the QC grade recently amidst perfect MB with a compatible app equalizer, the add on audio cards are becoming obsolete imo. . .

While the SBz(x) models say 600Ohm for headphones, it does not AMP appropriately. Neither do Onboard MB audio, so they are all deceptive . . . Just relating my personal experience. I am not the best on keeping up on audio, so correct me please if I am in error.
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Just an FYI, I bought the Audio Control Module (ACM) second hand after just buying the Z (without the x) model. So for those interested in upgrading, that is not an issue. The module is just OK, but does not best a good AV Receiver Headphone input. Knowing that onboard audio is really stepping up the QC grade recently amidst perfect MB with a compatible app equalizer, the add on audio cards are becoming obsolete imo. . .

While the SBz(x) models say 600Ohm for headphones, it does not AMP appropriately. Neither do Onboard MB audio, so they are all deceptive . . . Just relating my personal experience. I am not the best on keeping up on audio, so correct me please if I am in error.

I still think it would amp well enough for 600 ohm, I'm using a Bravo tube amp with golden lion tube, doesnt have to even be half volume and it makes 600 ohm cans cry its so powerful... i still say this sound card is equal to a schiit stack v2 though, cause modi 2 sounds too harsh to my eyes, this has a warmer dac in it, so even better imo. to each their own though

but i mainly made this topic for people who own 2.1 or 5.1 logitech type setups... it makes those sound sooo good, especially when you go into the creative control panel and change to Adventure mode, i played many many games under that mode with my creative sound card, really fun stuff
    
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And of course, when I'm ready to buy it's no longer available for shipping and no stores within 250 miles have it in-stock.

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any advantage to sound card if you your gonna run a DAC and amp via optical?
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