Creative Sound Blaster X7 - Detailed Review & Impressions
Jan 17, 2021 at 5:43 PM Post #3,511 of 3,514

Yethal

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Hi everyone, I own one of these and I'm wondering if anyone else has ever had an issue where one of the two headphone channels has loud wind noise when plugged in?

I tried everything, full reset, updated the firmware, tried both the 4.4 and the 3.5 headphones jacks, nothing gives. Also tried all headphone settings (direct/high/lo gain etc) My HPs are Meze Empyreans and they sound fine on every other source I connect them to.

Just wondering if anyone else has had this issue with the X7.
Open the hatch at the bottom and switch the opamps between the channels and see if the problem moves.
 
Jan 18, 2021 at 5:52 AM Post #3,512 of 3,514

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I am currently trying to decide between the X7 or the AE-9 to replace my ****ed up EVGA Nu Audio Pro 7.1 sound card. This is my second Nu Audio Pro that has failed, so I am not even going to bother with another. When I get the X7 or AE-9, it will immediately have two LME49710HA metal can opamps and two LME49720HA metal can opamps installed. Has anyone done a direct comparision between the X7 and AE-9 ?
 
Jan 18, 2021 at 10:39 AM Post #3,513 of 3,514

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I am currently trying to decide between the X7 or the AE-9 to replace my ****ed up EVGA Nu Audio Pro 7.1 sound card. This is my second Nu Audio Pro that has failed, so I am not even going to bother with another. When I get the X7 or AE-9, it will immediately have two LME49710HA metal can opamps and two LME49720HA metal can opamps installed. Has anyone done a direct comparision between the X7 and AE-9 ?

I've been trying to find the answer to that myself, but I haven't run into anyone who has done a direct comparison. Ultimately I decided to go with the AE-9. I reached out to Creative and they said that the AE-9 is meant to be an improvement over the X7 in terms of sound quality (how much I'm not sure to be honest). The fact that the X7 is a few years old at this point leads me to assume there's been at least SOME improvement with the newer AE-9.
 

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