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Not sure if anyone can help me, but I recently bought a creative Soundblaster Z, and the sound is extremely loud even on the lowest volume ( Highest I can go is around 20% before it becomes uncomfortably loud :basshead:) . After doing some research I know that it is due to my headphones (ad700) being low impedance and the Z not having the option to switch between normal gain and high gain unlike the Zxr. That being said thought it is extremely annoying. Is there any way I can fix this :confused_face(1):

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Originally Posted by Hawkman21 View Post
 

Not sure if anyone can help me, but I recently bought a creative Soundblaster Z, and the sound is extremely loud even on the lowest volume ( Highest I can go is around 20% before it becomes uncomfortably loud :basshead:) . After doing some research I know that it is due to my headphones (ad700) being low impedance and the Z not having the option to switch between normal gain and high gain unlike the Zxr. That being said thought it is extremely annoying. Is there any way I can fix this :confused_face(1):

Sell off the 32-Ohm ATH-AD700s for headphones with a higher impedance?

AKG K612 Pro 120-Ohm headphones.

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It might be problematic to get my ad700 sold atm..... Anything I can do involving the card itself, maybe a custom driver or something?

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It might be problematic to get my ad700 sold atm..... Anything I can do involving the card itself, maybe a custom driver or something?

Personally I know of no way to "fix" the issue with the Sound Blaster Z.

I believe the situation is a hardware issue.

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Try the fix described here:

 

http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=123956

 

many Z and ZX users have used it to tame the volume on their cards with great success.

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