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Soundblaster Audigy 2 Zs

Vs.

Soundblaster Audigy 4


Who Win For Gaming?
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They perform similarly, I'd go for the audigy4
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So far my Audigy4 has given me no reason to complain.
Games do seem to run much more smoothly vs integrated sound,seems to
work as advertised in that respect.
Games also seem to be run better with Audigy4 vs my older Audigy LS.
and the sound quality itself is Much better.

The difference between the two is very subtle, sound quality wise.
Both can handle EAX4. it's a coin toss really,,
I'd buy the A4 again.
At zipzoomfly the difference is $100us for the A2,,$78us for the A4, +S&H.

one other difference is the A2 has a game port for joysticks/controlers,,not a big advantage if your mobo already has one built in.
the A2 has several other features that,,you will in probably never use. like the
telephone answering device in for example.

anyways....If you want a good basic gaming sound card for under $100US,
the Audigy4 is the way to go.
If you want extra bells and whistles that you'll probably end up never useing
go for the Audigy2 ZS.about $100US.
If you REALY want all of bells,whistles, and latest and greatest gizmos to boot
the Audgy XFI extrememusic at about $130US.
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post #4 of 8
cant you go out and buy a X-Fi for like a few $$ over $100? if so that beats all the other cards.
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post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
im canadian ....

us money is double than canadian so its like 2x74$ for the damn a4?
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actually the exchange rate is 0.86 so you'd get 86 cents US for 1 CAD
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lol the sound quality isnt noticable.
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post #8 of 8
Try this site
http://www.canadacomputers.com
Audigy4- $55 Canadian Dollars
Audigy 2 ZS--$75 Canadian.
Audigy SE--$35 Canadian.
+S&H.

Apparently they got walk in stores too! click on the
"contact us"
there you will find a list of their stores,,all in Ontario.

I personaly don't know much about this outfit,,but it may be worth your time
to check them out and try them out.
Let us know!
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