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08-10-2019 08:50 AM
PainKiller89 Which drivers should i use OEM or Pax? Please Advise for sound blaster z
08-09-2019 05:01 AM
Vlada011 I have Inspire T5900. I wait to Audioengine A2+ become available in Black color.
Only White are availble close to me. Black and Red are sold. Next months is new shipment and I get new speakers.
AUDIOENGINE A2+ non wireless.

They are great, they launch and Wireless version of same speakers.
Only evidence how much people love them.
08-09-2019 04:54 AM
ZorracK I change my Sb card Creative Z bulk to AE-5!
What a change to flac and everything!
And I dont have any good speakers, just Creative T40 II
Totally worth it!
08-09-2019 04:42 AM
Vlada011
Quote: Originally Posted by LancerVI View Post
I have the Sound Blaster Ae-9. Sounds Amazing!!!!! The breakout box with a pair of Sennheiser 650s; I didn't realize how good it would sound. It's pretty amazing.

Just upgraded from X-Fi Titanium HD.

Really? I believed sound is amazing.
Everyone who visit me and we play games can't believe how sound is nice and look speakers, some ancient Creative Inspire...
I say it's not speakers, it's SBZxR. But I believe AE-9 is better and optimized for Windows 10.
Too bad I don't have money to replace SBZxR.

Is it AE-7 same board as AE-9 only without DAC? Or weaker sound card.
Dedicate high end sound card give you such clear realistic sound effects even when sound is loud.
No distortion. If I replace SBZxR with onboard audio, sound will be like I turn volume for 20% and sound quality will be lost.
Bass and treble will be higher 20-30%... etc and I will not hear some effects at all. No gaming without good sound card, at least SBZ.

I would like so much to try AE-9 and Audioengine A2+ or A5+.
That's paradise, one of best setup for gaming at the moment.

I don't use headphones but Sennheiser is only brand I would pay. They are specialized for them and I would never bought headphones from some of PC brands. Sennheiser cost 250-260$ but worth, have gaming and Audiophille headphones.
08-01-2019 05:47 AM
umeng2002
Quote: Originally Posted by EarlZ View Post
Thanks, and is it 50% if I am using the analog out on the SBZ ?
For analog, it depends if it clipping or not. I would hope 100% volume doesn't clip, then you can just control the volume with an external amp. If you're running headphones right off the card, then set the volume to whatever you like.

I've never used the SBz with analog out, so I'm not sure of it's behavior.
07-31-2019 08:00 PM
LancerVI I have the Sound Blaster Ae-9. Sounds Amazing!!!!! The breakout box with a pair of Sennheiser 650s; I didn't realize how good it would sound. It's pretty amazing.

Just upgraded from X-Fi Titanium HD.
07-31-2019 07:57 PM
EarlZ
Quote: Originally Posted by umeng2002 View Post
100% volume for digital outputs. Anything less is technically a degradation of the signal.
Thanks, and is it 50% if I am using the analog out on the SBZ ?
07-27-2019 01:50 AM
umeng2002 100% volume for digital outputs. Anything less is technically a degradation of the signal.
07-27-2019 01:47 AM
EarlZ
Quote: Originally Posted by umeng2002 View Post
Make sure the SPDIF-Out volume is unmuted and all the way up in the Mixer panel. The SPDIF device cannot be disabled since it's being use to output the audio. make sure your speaker system is set to PCM and not DTS or DD.
Ive figured out what is causing the issue, windows sound mixer shows the selected device as speskers but upon checking with windows sound control panel it selects the output to spdif thus causing no audio.

What is the ideal volume level to set for digital to avoid distortion or signal amplification as I want my passive pre-amp to control the volume.
07-24-2019 07:50 AM
umeng2002
Quote: Originally Posted by Vlada011 View Post
I think it's time to move from SBZ series to AE Series?
the Sound Blaster Z still works fine. Besides, how does the headphone surround of the AE series compare to the SBz line?

I got a SBz OEM from ebay for $30 years ago. I don't think creative makes a cheap AE card.
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