I lost track of those Mirror's Edge videos, if you know their link (some reason they weren't showing up on my searches) I think they would be great to make my guide more complete.
I feel comfortable discounting the SBX test videos from Battlefield, that Freke guy crippled the surround settings for the newer Creative DSPs.
I am getting quite good positioning with my SB Z, even with surround at 67%. DJ, haven't changed it yet, BUT after pretty extensive testing I found with my ears that I preferred boosting the surround setting with THX TSP to get a more out-of-head experience, particularly with rear cues. I think that once I've given 67% a fair chance in SBX, I'll boost it up again. Nameless, I am going to send the SB Z back to Amazon soon since I have the Omni, but if you'd alternatively like to buy it from me, I'd ship it to you instead... Either way though I just bought CS:GO and I'm trying the SB Z with that before sending the card away.
I gotta dig up those video links again myself...
As for the SB Z offer, I appreciate it, but I nearly emptied my bank account scoring a second-hand deal on one of these babies. That metal gimbal assembly...I'm expecting it to have smoothness where my HOTAS Warthog stick has stiction, and I also like the capabilities of its controller board. Should be adequate for my uses, and easy to mod as well.
Yeah, I guess I'm just far more of a controller enthusiast than an audiophile, and my wallet hates me for it.