Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Sound Cards and Computer Audio › Is the Audigy 2 ZS a decent card?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Is the Audigy 2 ZS a decent card? - Page 2

post #11 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sylon View Post
When I use vista 32bit, the drivers will crash my sound completely. I always have to restart to fix it, very annoying.
I've been running stable for quite some time (almost too long), so throwing a wrench in there with a sound card that is finicky with Vista might not be a good idea. If that is the case, I might as well just cancel my order and pick up the X-Fi gamer for $50 after $80 MIR. I just hate waiting for rebates!
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6850K ASUS X99-AII eVGA GTX 1060 32Gb Team Vulcan DDR4 3000 Cas 15 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 960 EVO NVME Crucial M500 Seagate HDD Samsung F3 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
H100i Windows 10 Pro 64 Samsung KU6300 40" Corsair K70 Vengeance 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic Gold 750W Phantek Enthoo Pro M Logitech G9X 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6850K ASUS X99-AII eVGA GTX 1060 32Gb Team Vulcan DDR4 3000 Cas 15 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 960 EVO NVME Crucial M500 Seagate HDD Samsung F3 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
H100i Windows 10 Pro 64 Samsung KU6300 40" Corsair K70 Vengeance 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic Gold 750W Phantek Enthoo Pro M Logitech G9X 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 24
Audigy 2 ZS is decent!.....All the effects are hardware based!......But!
Is it ok if i tell you to get another card.....Lets say Xtreme Music?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-3632QM Dell AMD Radeon 7730M 12GB DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung 32GB SSD WD 1TB HDD DVD-RW Win 8 SL 64bit 
MonitorAudio
15.6 (1366x768) Audiotrak Maya U5 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-3632QM Dell AMD Radeon 7730M 12GB DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Samsung 32GB SSD WD 1TB HDD DVD-RW Win 8 SL 64bit 
MonitorAudio
15.6 (1366x768) Audiotrak Maya U5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by chanster View Post
Audigy 2 ZS is decent!.....All the effects are hardware based!......But!
Is it ok if i tell you to get another card.....Lets say Xtreme Music?
I would get an extreme music, but they are hard to find.

I tried to cancel my order fot the Audigy 2 ZS, but I cant:
Quote:
Unfortunately, your order has already been sent to our warehouse to be shipped out and we are unable to cancel the order. You can have the product returned to Creative by refusing the shipment when UPS attempts to deliver the order. If you are unable to refuse the shipment, please contact our Direct Sales department (Monday - Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm Central) at 1-800-998-1000. They will be able to assist you in returning the product you have ordered. We apologize for any inconvenience, please let us know if we can be of any further service.
So I guess I will try it out. If it gives me any problems, I'll be getting the X-Fi Gamer instead.
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6850K ASUS X99-AII eVGA GTX 1060 32Gb Team Vulcan DDR4 3000 Cas 15 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 960 EVO NVME Crucial M500 Seagate HDD Samsung F3 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
H100i Windows 10 Pro 64 Samsung KU6300 40" Corsair K70 Vengeance 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic Gold 750W Phantek Enthoo Pro M Logitech G9X 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6850K ASUS X99-AII eVGA GTX 1060 32Gb Team Vulcan DDR4 3000 Cas 15 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 960 EVO NVME Crucial M500 Seagate HDD Samsung F3 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
H100i Windows 10 Pro 64 Samsung KU6300 40" Corsair K70 Vengeance 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic Gold 750W Phantek Enthoo Pro M Logitech G9X 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 24
I have mixed feelings about my Audigy 2 ZS, the drivers on XP were decent. The very first drivers on vista were TERRIBLE, but now they are the absolute minimum to get by. It seems to be lacking some basic features like encoded surround out. It only offers discrete channels which sucks cause it takes six wires just to get surround.
The cubed quad
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q9450 Abit IP35 Pro EVGA 8800GTS 512/XFX 8600GT 4 x 2 GB G.Skill PC21000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4 Seagate 320 16mb Raid 1+0 Pioneer BD-ROM Windows 7 Pro 64bit BenQ 24"/WH 22"/Hanns G 19" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Silverstone Decathalon 750 watts Lian Li PC-7B PLUS II Logitech G7 
  hide details  
Reply
The cubed quad
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q9450 Abit IP35 Pro EVGA 8800GTS 512/XFX 8600GT 4 x 2 GB G.Skill PC21000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4 Seagate 320 16mb Raid 1+0 Pioneer BD-ROM Windows 7 Pro 64bit BenQ 24"/WH 22"/Hanns G 19" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Silverstone Decathalon 750 watts Lian Li PC-7B PLUS II Logitech G7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 24
See if you can get the kX drivers for it... they are freaking badass, and can nearly make it superior to the X-Fi if you upgrade the opamps on it.
#well
(18 items)
 
Lenovo L530
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770k Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H Sapphire RX 580 2x G.Skill F3-2400C10-8GTX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 EVO Generic DVD±RW Burner Noctua NH-D14 Windows 10 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell U2711 Samsung SyncMaster 2233 Ducky DK9008 Overclock.net Edition, Cherry MX B... Corsair TX850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design Core 2500 Logitech G303 Xtrfy GP3 HeatoN M-Audio Fast Track USB 
AudioAudio
Beyerdynamic DT-770 80 Ohm AntLion ModMic v3 
CPUGraphicsRAMRAM
Intel Ivy Bridge 3210M Intel HD 4000 Graphics OEM Hard Mounted Corsair Vengeance  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB DVD-+RW Arch Linux 1600x900 TN 
  hide details  
Reply
#well
(18 items)
 
Lenovo L530
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4770k Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H Sapphire RX 580 2x G.Skill F3-2400C10-8GTX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 EVO Generic DVD±RW Burner Noctua NH-D14 Windows 10 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell U2711 Samsung SyncMaster 2233 Ducky DK9008 Overclock.net Edition, Cherry MX B... Corsair TX850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design Core 2500 Logitech G303 Xtrfy GP3 HeatoN M-Audio Fast Track USB 
AudioAudio
Beyerdynamic DT-770 80 Ohm AntLion ModMic v3 
CPUGraphicsRAMRAM
Intel Ivy Bridge 3210M Intel HD 4000 Graphics OEM Hard Mounted Corsair Vengeance  
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 3 240GB DVD-+RW Arch Linux 1600x900 TN 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by gonX View Post
See if you can get the kX drivers for it... they are freaking badass, and can nearly make it superior to the X-Fi if you upgrade the opamps on it.
I checked out the kX site. I didnt get a chance to look around much though (I was betwen classs) but I will definitly look when I get a chance. Thanks gonX!
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6850K ASUS X99-AII eVGA GTX 1060 32Gb Team Vulcan DDR4 3000 Cas 15 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 960 EVO NVME Crucial M500 Seagate HDD Samsung F3 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
H100i Windows 10 Pro 64 Samsung KU6300 40" Corsair K70 Vengeance 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic Gold 750W Phantek Enthoo Pro M Logitech G9X 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6850K ASUS X99-AII eVGA GTX 1060 32Gb Team Vulcan DDR4 3000 Cas 15 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 960 EVO NVME Crucial M500 Seagate HDD Samsung F3 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
H100i Windows 10 Pro 64 Samsung KU6300 40" Corsair K70 Vengeance 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic Gold 750W Phantek Enthoo Pro M Logitech G9X 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sylon View Post
It's better than onboard, but the drivers just absolute suck.
The Windows drivers seem to work better compared to the drivers for my onboard sound.

The sound is decent. You get used to it after awhile, so in the end, it doesn't matter too much. I'd recommend getting such a card as it is hardware accelerated(?), and better than any onboard sound.
post #18 of 24
I hate my Audigy 2 ZS!!!

Drivers are horrible, last updated Oct 2006 for Windows XP.

Good thing I ordered a Auzen Prelude.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.6Ghz 24/7 Abit IP35-Pro GTX 280 Adata (2 X 2GB) 5-4-4-12 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD 500 GB (Raid 0) Windows 7 64 bit Dual 22" Corsair 750W 
Case
Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.6Ghz 24/7 Abit IP35-Pro GTX 280 Adata (2 X 2GB) 5-4-4-12 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD 500 GB (Raid 0) Windows 7 64 bit Dual 22" Corsair 750W 
Case
Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 24
I have had my Audigy 2 ZS since they came out. yes there have been some bad drivers but what other choice did one have at the time. I have never regretted buying mine. Its been through atleast 4 builds.
Ti Power
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790 Asus Maximus VII Hero PNY 1080 Ti Blower Edition 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro PC3 19200 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Corsair H80i Windows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus VG248QE Asus VH232H Logitech G410 Antec HCP 1000 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair Carbide 400C Logitech G500S Creative Sound Blaster Z Logitech G933 
  hide details  
Reply
Ti Power
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790 Asus Maximus VII Hero PNY 1080 Ti Blower Edition 16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro PC3 19200 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Corsair H80i Windows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus VG248QE Asus VH232H Logitech G410 Antec HCP 1000 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair Carbide 400C Logitech G500S Creative Sound Blaster Z Logitech G933 
  hide details  
Reply
post #20 of 24
I posted a google search of xtreme musics..I think this is it.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3Ghz GA-P35-DS3L Rev. 2.0 Powercooler 4870 8Gb GSkill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500Gb WD+640Gb WD Lite-on 20x Vista Home Premium 64x 1920x1200 24" +1400x1050 20" 
PowerCase
650 watt OP650 CM Stacker 830 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3Ghz GA-P35-DS3L Rev. 2.0 Powercooler 4870 8Gb GSkill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500Gb WD+640Gb WD Lite-on 20x Vista Home Premium 64x 1920x1200 24" +1400x1050 20" 
PowerCase
650 watt OP650 CM Stacker 830 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Sound Cards and Computer Audio
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Sound Cards and Computer Audio › Is the Audigy 2 ZS a decent card?