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post #976 of 2471
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Originally Posted by Skipshrike View Post

It's a much better pairing to SBX than the X1, and the X1 sounded great. In L4D2 I'm staring at walls because I hear things behind them perfectly.

 

SBX surround ?  plz try ALchemy and post back :) 

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2620152

 

 

post #977 of 2471
Agreed^

Ds3d and openal games should always be played with the original api's 3d sound instead of premixed surround.

At which point sbx surround should disable itself anyways.

frown.gif how I miss the old days...

Update:

Skipshrike, take a look at my sound blaster z surround guide I posted on over clock.net a while back. Should help u setup certain things properly a little better. Sorry didn't mention it in the pm.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1337761/creative-sound-blaster-z-zx-zxr-series/570#post_20621001

Also forget the part about the disabling "give applications exclusive mode..." Option. Its a requirement for some programs to run in wasapi exclusive.
Edited by DJINFERNO806 - 9/17/13 at 12:59pm
post #978 of 2471

Hmm, I'll see what I can figure out with it.

post #979 of 2471
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Originally Posted by DJINFERNO806 View Post

Lol ya I was implying the sensitivity too. Not just the ohms. This headphone line is notorious for being picky with equipment. I know they went ahead and tuned the new drivers to be 3db more sensitive or something I believe. Perhaps that's it.
I'll compare specs, and I won't even have to use the internets: still got both boxes. Oh, and you heard right, but extra details are that it was the bass boosted by +3 dB.
post #980 of 2471

Here's an even cheaper way to try out SBX surround, coming to stores in October :)  

 

http://en.europe.creative.com/p/sound-blaster/sound-blaster-audigy-fx

post #981 of 2471
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

I'll compare specs, and I won't even have to use the internets: still got both boxes. Oh, and you heard right, but extra details are that it was the bass boosted by +3 dB.
Just fyi, I checked my AKG boxes, the K712 and Q701 have the same impedance and sensitivity ratings. So... I dunno. Gonna have to try some Xbox with the Recon3D and the headphones plugged straight in.
post #982 of 2471
Do you usually use it straight recon3d with no amp?

How they perform?
post #983 of 2471

how does this card compare with xonar stx?

post #984 of 2471
Which one?

Zxr has pretty much same components. Difference being the dsps used. Sound quality would be the same but I'm not sure if the sound signature is the same as they might have used different op amps.

Z is slightly lower components however they are by no means bad. Still really good DAC and an ok headamp for the price.

Same software features.


You might also consider the virtual surround used. Dolby Headphones vs SBX surround.
post #985 of 2471

i think so,they posted the first review also on Sony 1R and Sony XB600 & XB800 headphones.thanks

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post #986 of 2471

I'm thinking of getting the Sound Blaster Z but I have read some people saying that low impedance headphones are just too loud, even at very low volume settings in windows. I am about to get a Sony MA900, which has a very low impedance (12 ohm). Is this a good soundcard/headphone combo? Also, I would like to know if there's any difference on suing the sound card's headphone jack or my case's front panel jack using the HD Audio connection.


Edited by raul219 - 9/26/13 at 9:19pm
post #987 of 2471

Here's mention of the ZxR though it's got a superior headphone amplifier (forgive me if you've seen this):

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/663121/sony-mdr-ma900-appreciation-thread

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/663121/sony-mdr-ma900-appreciation-thread/120#post_9734362


Edited by SaLX - 9/28/13 at 8:54am
post #988 of 2471

I did saw it. but no problem :D....my doubt is more in the fact that you cannot change the gain in the Z like you can in the ZxR. Actually I think I'm going to get the Fidelio X1s instead of the Sony, so even though the still have a low impedance (30 ohm), it's not the 12 ohm of the ma900s. It could still be a problem but maybe not as bad as before.

post #989 of 2471
Its sensitivity is 104 dB/mW so you probably* will not have issues with the volume.

*since I have no idea how it will actually sound but that's quite a bit less than HD 595.
post #990 of 2471

I used to own the old creative sound card, and I kinda look forward to this

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