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Creative Sound Blaster Z

#1ff8ff8Posted 9/24/2013 9:33:01 PM
So someone is offering this for $50USD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102048

I currently use onboard audio on an asus p5q pro (Q6600 days).

Wondering if I should pick that SBZ up or use up a $25 Amazon giftcard to pick something up.

Also currently using a cheapass Rosewill webcam as my mic, and the SBZ comes with its bar mic.



Thoughts?
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#2DV8ingSourcesPosted 9/24/2013 9:37:46 PM
The mic is garbage. Don't get it for that. It has a nice suite of tools for analog mics though so you can easily buy a decent directional one. The sound isolation with the bidirectional mic is a laugh and hardly works at all.

That said the card itself is awesome. I have the same one (Zx actually but its the same). For 50, I'd buy it. Can't see it being replaced...well ever.
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#3ff8ff8(Topic Creator)Posted 9/24/2013 9:39:00 PM
Oh, forgot to mention I only use my JVC HA-RX700s for listening.
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So the last vid card i asked about was crap. Is this better? -chia
That's a motherboard.-lfcmaestro8
#4ff8ff8(Topic Creator)Posted 9/24/2013 9:43:10 PM
The guy selling it has posted an ad for it 8 times in the last 4 days on CL.
Started at $60, then went to $75, then $60 and now $50.

I wont be able to test it before buying it.
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So the last vid card i asked about was crap. Is this better? -chia
That's a motherboard.-lfcmaestro8
#5DV8ingSourcesPosted 9/24/2013 9:45:09 PM
ff8ff8 posted...
I wont be able to test it before buying it.


That's a risk you're going to have to decide on. I personally don't trust anyone on those sites so I wouldn't buy anything I couldn't test.
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#6ff8ff8(Topic Creator)Posted 9/24/2013 9:48:17 PM
Which is why I'm leaning towards a 25-30$ sound card from amazon with the gift card now. I'll send him an email and inquire as to why he is selling it for $50.
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So the last vid card i asked about was crap. Is this better? -chia
That's a motherboard.-lfcmaestro8
#7Mr kittyPosted 9/24/2013 9:49:57 PM
I have the Titanium HD. All I can say is that most people won't buy it because of the price, but it work well for sure.
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#8SamAndersPosted 9/24/2013 10:54:53 PM
I impulse bought it last year and it sounds really nice.

I have an issue with the sound changing after a while but all I have to do is go into settings, change a setting then change it back and it's fixed. Don't know what that's about.
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#9datopgamerPosted 9/25/2013 12:12:56 AM
The sound is good but the bass is high. Sounds really nice once you get your settings right.
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