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Creative Sound Blaster Zx 116dB PCIe Gaming Sound Card with 600ohm Headphone Amp and Desktop Audio Control Module

  • PCI Express x1, 5.1 Channels
  • TOSLink Optical Input and Output
  • Sound Core3D Processor
  • Beamforming Microphone
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Sound Blaster Zx

Designed around the powerful Sound Core3D™ audio processor, the Sound Blaster Z-Series once again raises the bar for the industry standard of PCIe sound cards. Sound Blaster Zx has been designed to meet the standards of those who want a vastly superior experience over motherboard audio. With external DACs delivering 116dB SNR, a 600 ohm audiophile-grade headphone amp, and massively customizable SBX Pro Studio™ technologies, Sound Blaster Zx packs a serious audio punch.


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Sound Blaster Z

Sound Blaster Z

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"Onboard audio can't touch this."
- Kevin "QXC" Riley

"The SBX Pro Studio surround sound makes me feel as if my ears are inside the game."
- Brendon "Ryze" Walker

"With the Sound Blaster Zx I can clearly hear the cries of my defeated enemies."
- Joshua "Trimaster" Niven

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  • newegg 116dB SNR OF SUPERIOR EXPERIENCE Sound Blaster Zx has been designed to meet the expectations of those who want a vastly superior experience over motherboard audio. With external DACs delivering 116dB SNR, a 600 ohm audiophile-grade headphone amp, and customizable SBX Pro Studio enhancements, this sound card is easily the best-in-class solution around.
  •   newegg Sound Core3D Audio Processor The quad-core Sound Core3D audio processor is designed to offload SBX Pro Studio and CrystalVoice™ effects processing from your primary CPU, improving your overall PC performance, resulting in drastically superior audio and voice quality.
  •   newegg 3D Surround Sound SBX Pro Studio technologies allow you to control the level of audio immersion in music, movies, and games. Go far beyond ordinary 5.1 and 7.1 solutions with an enhanced sense of audio depth and spaciousness by creating virtual surround sound channels via SBX Surround.
  • newegg Sound Blaster Audio Control Module (ACM) The Audio Control Module (ACM) provides convenient desktop access to the powerful Sound Blaster Zx's 600 ohm, 80mW headphone amp, which allows any headphone or headset to reach its maximum potential in audio delivery. Equipped with a stereo beamforming microphone and coupled with exclusive Sound Core3D hardware-accelerated CrystalVoice voice enhancements, such as noise reduction and echo-cancellation technologies, the ACM lets users communicate or record even while audio is playing through desktop speakers.
  • newegg Crystal Clear Communication The CrystalVoice suite of technologies ensures you’ll experience crystal clear communications while using VOIP services, chatting, or gaming as well as providing a set of enhancements to ensure that recordings are of studio quality.

Sound Blaster Zx


Product Name Sound Blaster ZxR Sound Blaster Zx Sound Blaster Z
  Sound Blaster ZxR Sound Blaster Zx Sound Blaster Z
Newegg Part No. 29-102-050 29-102-049 29-102-048
 
General  
Audio Processor Sound Core3D Sound Core3D Sound Core3D
Audio Resolution 24-Bit 24-Bit 24-Bit
Digital Audio Convertor (DAC) TI BURR-BROWN Cirrus Logic Cirrus Logic
Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR)
(20kHz Low-pass filter, A-Wgt),
@ 24-bit, 96kHz
124dB 116dB 116dB
Maximum Playback Quality 5.1 Mode : Up to 96kHz
Stereo Direct Mode : Up to 192kHz
5.1 Mode : Up to 96kHz
Stereo Direct Mode : Up to 192kHz
5.1 Mode : Up to 96kHz
Stereo Direct Mode : Up to 192kHz
Frequency Response @96kHz Front Channel Out : 10Hz to 45kHz
Rear Channel Out : 15Hz to 45kHz
Center Out : 10Hz to 45kHz
Headphone (33 ohms) : 10Hz to 45kHz
Front Channel Out : 10Hz to 45kHz
Rear Channel Out : 15Hz to 45kHz
Center Out : 10Hz to 45kHz
Headphone (33 ohms) : 10Hz to 45kHz
Front Channel Out : 10Hz to 45kHz
Rear Channel Out : 15Hz to 45kHz
Center Out : 10Hz to 45kHz
Headphone (33 ohms) : 10Hz to 45kHz
Frequency Response @192kHz (Stereo Direct Only) Front Channel Out : 10Hz to 88kHz Front Channel Out : 10Hz to 88kHz Front Channel Out : 10Hz to 88kHz
Maximum Recording Quality Up to 96kHz Up to 96kHz Up to 96kHz
I/O Ports (Main Card) Headphone : 1x Amplified 1/4" jack
Speaker Out : 2x RCA (L / R)
2x 3.5mm jacks (Rear, C/Sub)
Microphone In: 1x 1/4" jack
Headphone : 1x Amplified 3.5mm jack
Speaker Out : 3x 3.5mm jacks(F/R/C-Sub)
Line / Mic In : 1x shared 3.5mm jack
Optical Out : 1x TOSLINK
Optical In : 1x TOSLINK
Headphone : 1x Amplified 3.5mm jack
Speaker Out : 3x 3.5mm jacks(F/R/C-Sub)
Line / Mic In : 1x shared 3.5mm jack
Optical Out : 1x TOSLINK
Optical In : 1x TOSLINK
I/O Ports (DBPro card) Line In : 2x RCA (L / R)
Optical Out : 1x TOSLINK
Optical In : 1x TOSLINK
Not Applicable Not Applicable
Connection PCI-Express PCI-Express PCI-Express
600ohm Amplified Headphone Output Y - 80mw TI TPA6120 Y - Maxim MAX97220A Y - Maxim MAX97220A
Swappable OP-AMPs Y N N
Included Acesssories Audio Control Module (with built-in Beamforming Microphone) Audio Control Module (with built-in Beamforming Microphone) Beamforming Microphone
 
Audio Technology  
SBX Pro Studio
- Surround™
- Crystalizer™
- Bass™
- Smart Volume™
- Dialog Plus™
Y Y Y
CrystalVoice™
- Noise Reduction
- Smart Volume
- Acoustic Echo Cancellation
- FX
- Focus
Y Y Y
Speaker/Headphone Switch Y Y Y
 
Music & Movies  
Dolby Digital Live Encoding Encoding Encoding
DTS Connect Encoding Encoding Encoding
Upmixing of Stereo to Multi-Channels SBX Surround SBX Surround SBX Surround
 
Gaming  
Scout Mode™ Y Y Y
EAX EAX 5.0 HD EAX 5.0 HD EAX 5.0 HD
Max. No. of 3D Voices 128 128 128
Creative ALchemy Y Y Y

 


Learn more about the Creative Labs 70SB150600000

Model

Brand
Creative
Series
Sound Blaster Zx
Model
70SB150600000

Audio core

Audio Chipset
Sound Core3D
Channels
5.1
Sample Rate
192KHz
Digital Audio
24-bit
SNR
116dB

Ports

SPDIF In
TOSLINK
SPDIF Out
TOSLINK
MIC In
1 x 3.5mm jack
Other Ports
Headphone: 1 x Amplified 3.5mm jack

Spec

Interface
PCI Express
Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows 8 (32/64-bit); Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
System Requirements
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent processor, 2.2GHz or faster recommended.
Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard
1 GB RAM
>600 MB of free hard disk space
Available PCI Express (x1, x4 or x16) slot
Available CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive

Features

Features
116dB Signal-To-Noise Ratio

SBX Pro Studio technologies

Crystal clear communication

Pristine audio recordings with ultra low latency

24-bit / 192kHz audio output

Advanced home entertainment audio

Sound Core3D audio processor

High fidelity multi-channel surround

Never unplug your headphones again

Packaging

Package Contents
Sound Blaster Zx sound card

Audio Control Module (ACM)

Quick Start leaflet
Installation CD containing:
Drivers for Windows
Creative software suite
User's Guide

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 3/10/2015 5:01:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSOUND BLASTER

Pros: This the way to go. Sound blaster sound card. It is the only sound card I go with when I build a computer. I have always used Sound Blaster and you can not beat the sound quality that Sound Blaster puts out. It even sounds better on Creative 5.1 speakers. This sound system ROCKS your SOCKS OFF. Like all Sound Blaster Cards.

Cons: No Cons from me on Sound Blaster..

Other Thoughts: The best sound ever...

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/23/2015 8:24:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggscreative soundblaster zx

Pros: I can notice the difference between this and onboard sound it is great with headphones especially when playing fps

Cons: n/a at this time

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  • Derrick B.
  • 2/16/2015 12:32:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot a reliable long term sound card.

Pros: Sounded great for the first 9 months

Cons: After about 9 months the card can't keep its speakers in the right order ! Front left is front right, center is Sub #1, and so on. The only way to fix this is to switch to stereo then back to 5.1 which then breaks the sound on any game you were playing.

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  • Jesse S.
  • 2/15/2015 11:30:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLoving this card.

Pros: Where to start? This sound card is phenomenal when compared to on-board sound. I use JBL 4434 monitor speakers and this card really lets them shine. The difference this card made to my overall sound was amazing.

I use FL Studio a lot for my guitar and piano recordings and this card has not let me down. ASIO ready!

Desktop control module is nice. I can use my 3.5mm to RCA for my monitors, 1/4" output for my AT M50x headphones. 1/4" input for my guitar and mic preamp. Pretty versatile unit. Highly recommended

Cons: Some of the software control isn't the best but does give you some options. I don't use it because I need a very flat frequency response for most of my work. I have used some of the EQ stuff just to test it out and you can really get the bass pumping out and highs singing through the mix.

Other Thoughts: Really great overall card. Not ideal for DAW work but it still does the job very well. Will make a huge difference for anyone wanting better sound out of their rig. Highly recommended.

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  • William G.
  • 2/12/2015 10:40:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Sound Card.

Pros: Give all that is promised and more. Easy to work with interface, controls and functions. Improves your sound by far. I used to have a SB a while back it is great to hear how far they have come from then.

Cons: None yet.

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  • Daric K.
  • 2/5/2015 3:25:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsGreat sound card - stopped buzzing noise from EMI

Pros: Apart from looks being very cool - this sound card is built really well with an obvious attention to detail.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This sound card cured my PC from emitting a buzzing noise in my headset when playing games with SLI'd (dual) graphics cards. I believe it works so well due to the EMI shielding casing around the card. Great purchase if you absolutely hate buzz noises caused by EMI.

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  • Andrew C.
  • 1/26/2015 7:25:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Card

Pros: I upgraded my onboard Realtek sound to this card and I have been extremely happy. I'm hearing sounds that I never heard before and the surround sound is awesome.

The included software includes the Pro Studio Control Panel that allows a large range of settings and preferences for music, movies, and gaming. It's easy to use and fun to tinker around with.

All in all, a great card that i would recommend to anyone.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Jason F.
  • 12/29/2014 5:13:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMeh

Pros: - Nice design
- Glows red

Cons: - After 2 months the control unit stopped working

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  • Christopher L.
  • 12/11/2014 1:46:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsmonster Beast

Pros: i have only one thing to say , WOW its the best sound card i never use.

Cons: i recommand everyone who want a good sound card to use that one

Other Thoughts: 4 month i used it.

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  • Michael S.
  • 11/16/2014 5:54:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsYes, its that much better

Pros: Dedicated, reliable soundcard independent of the motherboard.

One click to switch from headphones back to speakers and vice versa. No need to unplug headphones.

The microphone picks up audio like nobody's business!

Cons: The microphone picks up audio like nobody's business! (Not a con if you are prepared for this).

Other Thoughts: Seriously clean audio runs my Z-5500 speakers like a pro. Even the very best onboard audio will have some things that lack in comparison to this card. If you don't think so, then you are not a true audiophile like me (and some of my friends).

The microphone really does pick up sound people. My son has the same card (reason I got one for myself) and if I am in the next room rifling through papers or something, the people on his vent always notice it. Be warned.

SUPER FAST BUILD. Running Folding@home for 7 straight days, averaging 64K PPD and running cool, pulling 294 watts from the wall (including Samsung 27 in. monitor).

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