Creative Lab's Sound Blaster X7 for PC Gaming
May 31, 2015 at 5:00 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 2

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Hey guys,
 
because of the Massdrop listing the "Creative Lab's Sound Blaster X7" has come to my attention.
I guess I'm just asking you guys if this thing is the right thing for me or if I should look for something else...
 
I'm looking for a AMP/DAC stack that will be used for:
 
- Gaming (PC)
- Movies
- Music
All 3 of these are equally important for me...
 
 
Would this be a good buy?
And is it future proof in terms of headphone upgrades. I have a 7xx right now but will it drive something like a Shure 1840 or beyer t1?
 
 
I'd rather buy a non-gaming product (Schiit) as these always seem a bit overpriced and gimmicky but I really like virtual surround (my mobo has it but it gives lots of static noise).
 
 
Thanks guys
 
May 31, 2015 at 10:34 PM Post #2 of 2

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  Because of the Massdrop listing the "Creative Lab's Sound Blaster X7" has come to my attention.
I guess I'm just asking you guys if this thing is the right thing for me or if I should look for something else...
I'm looking for a AMP/DAC stack that will be used for:
- Gaming (PC)
- Movies
- Music
All 3 of these are equally important for me...
Would this be a good buy?
And is it future proof in terms of headphone upgrades. I have a 7xx right now but will it drive something like a Shure 1840 or beyer t1?
I'd rather buy a non-gaming product (Schiit) as these always seem a bit overpriced and gimmicky but I really like virtual surround (my mobo has it but it gives lots of static noise).

 
Why not just get a used Sound Blaster ZxR?
Off eBay, $170-$175.
 
Or get a Sound Blaster Z (OEM is fine) and connect an external (optical) DAC and headphone amplifier, to your computer.
An external DAC will help remove the static noise generated inside your computer case.
 

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