I had probably been quite impressed by this if I was not already taken an Asus Xonar DX and instead came directly from merely having used integrated audio on the motherboard. But when I now therefore make it so it becomes a comparison which is almost unfair for Creative SBZ just can not compete with the DX.
At least not crisp sound quality, how much I calibrate the equalizer and settings allows the DX still only much cleaner and clearer. However it has Z a more "comprehensive" driver (which, however, only means a lot of unnecessary extra novelties which do not add), and on the odd extra audio output. Overall, no advantage whatever.
Everything I tested and checked exceeds expectations! If you want a masterful sound card, buy!
Have both Tiamat 7.1 (3.5 mm) and 2.0 (TOSLINK) audio system switched on simultaneously, and it delivers the best I can hear anyway. Have had many different audio systems and sound over the years, but according to me, this is perfect. Note, however, to take the Retail version, not bulk. (I think anyway)
Is no sound expert, but from what I read in the comments do not like this product sounds like ignorance and things that I do not make them look like a problem when it is most settings, you can control yourself and things you yourself have to update and so. .. aja, all is not as geeky as me.
Updates with experience after a few years. Now I use it purely analog headphones and 5.1 surround-sound speakers connected simultaneously. No problem and you do not fiddle with things that DTS Connect. The difference in sound quality to switch off the digital output was fortunately inaudible at least on a not exactly high end but affordable 5.1 package (Z-906).
For a while there was some hassle with the control panel could crash under Windows 10 when loaded own profiles, but it seems fixed in the driver released in January.
Together with a decent microphone Antlion ModMic 4 so give the card settings for noise reduction and automatic volume adjustment a very good sound for game nights online. This without introducing noticeable additional latency, which is usually the case with similar features through software.
The included microphone, I have never tested, but it can never be as good for the voice with a dedicated microphone such as Antlion ModMic. Maybe excellent along with a webcam on the other.
I can find no other card in about the same price range that seems interesting. Before this I had to abandon the Asus when they lost driver development.
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Have had the card for about a year and use it to both the optical out (DTS Connect) and a standard headset. Even if you have to manually switch between the card control panel, it works really well. It can be a bit cryptic to figure out what settings Mixer'n do in that situation and it could well be explained better, but it is not exactly a common approach so I expected to have to test me at the beginning.
With the manufacturer's software can do much, but I agree that it most commonly is best rejection. To tweak both microphone and headphones when you have an inexpensive headset is worth testing. The loose microphone that comes with the card, I have unfortunately not been able to test, but it will be good for things like video calls.
On the whole a modern solution compared to most others in the price range. Creative Labs has received the order of their software again, at least compared to, for example, ASUS sound card page.
Movies and games as wise Battlefield 4 works great with both speakers and headphones. The affordable price makes to its ratings.
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