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Previous Next Sort by votes. Kojomo Commendable. May 17, 2 0 1, 0. I feel like the answer should possibly be obvious but i have been having a hard time deciding really which is better overall? But prior to my new mobo i had also got the Sound Blaster Z series card. Which sound device should be the clear choice to use here?
Does anyone really have a straight up answer on which device they think i should be using? Mar 3, 6, 0 35, 2, Sound Blaster Z should sound better.
I would try gaming on both and see which one you find to be more pleasing. You must log in or register to reply here.If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page. Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button. Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message. Ships from United States.
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The on board sound is really nice providing no noise except the sound and very clear but I got a sound blaster Z and it is better. Like other people I like the look and color of this board and am really enjoying it these days. Cons: No WiFi or Bluetooth but I can buy the same or better in a year or two because its not built in.
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It will ve mainly used for gaming, as I listen to music through my receiver which is connected via HDMI. Stuff like external volume controls are not needed.
Joined Jul 11, Messages 9, What features are you looking for when gaming? For me, the reason to get a creative card is the down-mixing. I like having the ability to take a 5. Some games already provide a very good stereo option so there is a bit of trial and error per game but it is a very nice option to have. The X-Fi cards give up nothing compared to the Z series despite being older. They are similar but not the same, and some prefer one or the other. GotNoRice said:. Last edited: Feb 24, Joined Oct 18, Messages I just got my strix soar.
Would there be any perceivable difference between the following options: 1. May 18, at PM 2. May 18, at PM 3. OK thanks. Would be nice if they offered a limited period trial. Jun 9, at PM 4. Back to answer my own question in case anyone else is interested.
The sound was good, as was the feature set, however I didn't like the software. Sonic Studio II, which applies the audio enhancements, is now a separate application. Previously it was built into the main audio control panel. Sonic Radar II is also another separate application. So you have to make changes in multiple places.
The profiles that you can create in Sonic Studio II only include the settings within that app. Thankfully this is a single control panel for all the settings, all of which are included within your saved profiles. It works by creating a second virtual sound card in your system. This means that you do not get things like automatic headphone detection, but then a single click sets things up according to your profile.
Testing continues Jun 9, at PM 5. Random Guy Esq. Mobster Joined: Jun 1, Posts: 2, Keep us posted - interested in your findings! Jun 19, at AM 6. Do You get any interference? I tried downgrading from ZxR to on-board gigabyte z97x g1-bk creative chip but headphones are not silent when nothing is playing. There is a bit of noise that I can hear on Phidelio x1.For more details, read the rest of this web release note. For more details, read the rest of this Web release note. Media Toolbox is an essential suite of applications that will make converting, enhancing and organizing your digital music a breeze.
With Media Toolbox you can:. Smart Recorder manages and performs all your recording tasks easily. With Smart Recorder you can:. This download is an application for use with Creative audio products. Double-click the downloaded file. Follow the instructions on screen. Restart your computer when prompted. Media Toolbox Media Toolbox is an essential suite of applications that will make converting, enhancing and organizing your digital music a breeze. With Media Toolbox you can: update the ID3 tags of your music files automatically from an online database.
To install the software Download the file onto your local hard disk. Close all other Windows applications. Follow the instructions on the screen. Smart Recorder Smart Recorder manages and performs all your recording tasks easily. With Smart Recorder you can: Detect silences between audio tracks in analog content and automatically record the content in separate files. Remove hisses and pops in your recorded material using the Audio Clean-up feature.
Schedule recordings to start automatically. Set the optimum recording level with the automatic source level analysis feature. Creative ALchemy This download is an application for use with Creative audio products.
Fixes: Enables the DirectSound3D game audio to be processed by your Sound Blaster audio device to deliver EAX effects, 3D audio spatialization, sample rate conversion and hardware audio mixing. Improves 3D audio processing for host-based Sound Blaster audio devices.
Requirements: Microsoft Windows 10 bit or bit, Windows 8. To install the application Download the file onto your local hard disk. Windows 10 bit Windows 10 bit Windows 8 bit Windows 8 bit Windows 8.Forums New posts Search forums.
Thread starter Kryogen Start date Jan 22, Kryogen Gawd. Joined Feb 3, Messages I see that asus is advertising good audio for its z prime board. Do I still need a separate sound card to get better audio for music and games, or it's just not needed?
Nothing audiophile, but still, I don't like crappy popping sound. Joined Mar 26, Messages 12, A dedicated sound card hasn't been needed in many years. Especially if you have to ask That being said, some specific use cases require the use of one.
Joined Aug 16, Messages 13, Kryogen said:. Joined Jun 13, Messages 14, ZLoth Gawd. Joined Apr 13, Messages I'm sure there are specific use cases for a sound card. Having said that, I've had good luck with onboard sound, and haven't used a sound card in ages.
Joined Jul 11, Messages 9, There are two main things that you have to consider. Stuff like Virtual surround sound that can either downmix 7.
There are many examples, and plenty of people make use of those features, but they are all optional and you will never "need" anything more than onboard. The DAC is where the analog audio signal is actually created, so this has a huge impact on the sound. Anything that already outputs analog audio already has a DAC, but there are many possibilities where you can upgrade to a better DAC.
This does not have to be directly related to which features you need. If you have a soundcard and you like it's features for example, you can use the DAC on the soundcard or you can use a different DAC instead by simply running a digital cable from your soundcard to an external DAC. Some external DACs can plug into a computer via USB basically making them an external soundcard and bypassing any other sound device you already have.Together with a wealth of enhancements, including one-click optimization, the latest connectivity and futuristic styling with onboard illumination, ROG Strix ZE Gaming makes a formidable foundation for ATX gaming builds that go above and beyond.
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