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Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS Versus Karajan Audio Module

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I am looking at purchasing this sound card "Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS" and after reading reviews I've noticed that it does not support front mic. input to it - my question is - taken this into consideration as well......would this sound card be a big improvement in sound quality over the alredy great karajan sound which i find to be very nice..

 

 

im plannning on pairing this up with a Logitech Z-2300 200 watts RMS 2.1 Speaker system

 

 

links:

sound card - http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16829102178

speakers - http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16836121122

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for gaming, you can't beat the Creative cards

 

all of my systems have either Audigy2 ZS cards or Audigy1 cards

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I have the audigy zs plat and it is good. I got it mostly for the front panel and remote for my music playing. I don't notice a big difference in sound but idk...I got mine at buy.com for about $80 after a $100 MIR...it's there for under $60 now after MIR of course.

 

You can't go wrong for that price.

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Well, I recently uninstalled my Audigy 1 card (no sound and stuttering in some games) and I think the onboard sound sounds BETTER! :) I never tried Audigy 2 though.

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I am looking at purchasing this sound card "Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS" and after reading reviews I've noticed that it does not support front mic. input to it - my question is - taken this into consideration as well......would this sound card be a big improvement in sound quality over the alredy great karajan sound which i find to be very nice..

 

 

im plannning on pairing this up with a Logitech Z-2300 200 watts RMS 2.1 Speaker system

 

 

links:

sound card - http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16829102178

speakers - http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16836121122

 

 

For an alternative selection, there is a rebate on this one:

AuzenTech XPlosion 7.1 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail, about 96 bucks after rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16829156001

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For an alternative selection, there is a rebate on this one:

AuzenTech XPlosion 7.1 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail, about 96 bucks after rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16829156001

 

Put one of these in today... Very impressed. Have used Creative in the past and Onboard recently and the sounds is fantastic. The clarity in music is something that stands out straight away. Gaming so far has been great... been playing Prey and absolutely crapping myself with some of the directional sounds. With optical out it provides single cable surround sound...fantastic if I had speakers that supported it.. (Currently using older Yamaha amp).

Drivers are compact, stable and it has quite an intuitive interface.

 

Definitely recommended from my experience so far. Got mine in Oz from NinDeals.

 

Side Note: I am actually leaving the on-board sound enabled in order to use it to output to TV... tested it so far and works great. Means I can play a game with the X-Plosion going to my headphones while I output AVIs to TV with sound from onboard :) I use Zoom Player and found by setting it to Above Normal priority, I can play Prey etc without it effecting the play at all. Pretty good for a single core :)

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For an alternative selection, there is a rebate on this one:

AuzenTech XPlosion 7.1 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail, about 96 bucks after rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16829156001

 

I just looked at my post again, and I got to say, 7 thousand 1 hundred and seventy one channels is a lot of channels. :)

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