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Creative Labs Sound Blaster Zx soundcard
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2 out of 5 eggs Good sound, poor headphone output 03/02/2014

This review is from: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Zx soundcard

Pros: the soundcard itself provides significantly clearer and more focused audio output that my onboard sound chip (Realtek ALC898)

Cons: headphone output is terrible, both with headphones plugged into the external volume control, and connected to directly to the cards headphone output. I RMA'd the first card and just received a brand new card which has the EXACT SAME quality issue with the headphone output. I've tried 3 pairs of headphones and all work great when i enable onboard sound, but all are terrible when plugged into the soundblaster.

the Pro Studio software that controls the card features/settings looks like it's from 1995. Terrible UI, not self explanatory for the novice.

Other Thoughts: the lack of headphone output on a card that costs around $100 is inexcusable. I'm sending this back and will probably avoid SoundBlaster cards from now on. I was always a SoundBlaster fan and have had many cards previously, but there is no sign the company has addressed quality control issues that have plagued them for so many years. Shame.

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Display Name: Matthew K.

Date Joined: 08/13/12

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