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  1. loki1944

    Best speaker system for pc gaming

    My Creative sound blaster speakers+subwoofer are starting to wear out and I'm looking to get a good sound system to replace them; I'm not interested in headphones, I already have the Corsair Vengeance 2100, but I only use that for online play. For single player gaming I am a speaker man. My...
  2. N

    Satisfying surround sound

    i have the logitech z506 and a sound blaster z sound card but i dont get that much of a surround. I am watching from netflix with dolby digital plus decoding which i get i dont have it with this sytem. So i wonder is that what i have a surround sound or it gets better with better gear? If so is...
  3. Zuhayr378

    Is too much bass bad?

    Just as the title says, if I were to pump up the bass on my headphones to 100% via SBX control panel (Sound blaster X-fi) off my mobo, would the insanity of bass pop the drivers or something. They do vibrate a ton, but I'm scared all that bass my induce permanent damage. Does it? Thanks.
  4. N

    worth upgrading to z906?

    i have the z506 with a sound blaster z sound card. i get true surround just not the thx certified sound. all decoding goes to the sound card. so is it worth upgrading my speakers from someone that has tested the z906 or both? sound card isnt thx certified so i dont think that i will have much of...
  5. J

    headphones mic doesnt work

    i just bought a game headphone but the mic doesnt work it is the tactic3d fury from sound blaster
  6. D

    ASUS Xonar DG 5.1 vs reative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1.

    I don't know to much about sound cards so I came here for help. I have about $50 bucks to spend on a sound card ( getting one for Sennheiser 598's). Here are two I found. Asus Xonar- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132020 Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1-...
  7. C

    No playback device for Sound Blaster software, PLEASE HELP!

    Okay, I will now describe my problem as much as I can. I have Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 software installed on my PC (Windows 8.1 64 bit), my sound card is : Realtek ALC1150, and I have the HyperX Cloud headset connected to the rear panel of my PC. I got that software on a DVD with the...
  8. C

    Configuring my headset in Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3

    Can someone help out on this ? I have Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 installed on my PC, my sound card is : Realtek ALC1150, and I have the HyperX Cloud headset connected to the rear panel of my PC (I use it all the time). Question : in the Sound Blaster app, in the advanced settings, should I put it...
  9. avidity

    Sennheiser HD 598 + Sound Card + Mod Mic?

    I have ordered the Sennheiser HD 598's and am wondering which sound card I should get. I was planning on getting the Asus Xonar Essence STX but then I noticed there was an STX II and am not sure how much I should invest in a sound card. Also, would there be compatibility issues with Windows 8.1...
  10. R

    Need an opinion on these headsets

    Hey guys I recently broke my Corsair 1500v2s and I'm looking to get another headset in the <$100 range. I'm looking for a headset with 7.1. I don't want another Corsair headset because I've had issues with their 7.1 coming out of the wrong earcups, whether it be v1 or v2 of the 1500. So here...
  11. lewisg743

    Best £200 HeadSET

    So I've went through a lot of headsets (ranging in prices) and my current ones are the Creative Sound Blaster 3D Recon Omega Wireless So anyways these things are pretty damn incredibly uncomfortable (worst I've had) so I'm looking for a new pair. Most reviews all splur out the same shit, A50's...
  12. J

    Headset / Soundcard compatibility

    Hi, I need some reassurance here. I am buying a cheap Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 4 sound card. It's 7.1 channel. However I already own Razer Kraken Pro headsets which are 5.1 channel. Will my headsets work with this sound card or will I need to get a 5.1 channel card? I've tried to Google...
  13. Majestic5

    Best mic on a gaming headset

    I am looking for a headset that can record great sound while sounding great. I have a fair amount of background noise so I fear going external would pick up more background noise. I have looked into the Sound Blaster Tactical3D Omega wireless headset. My price range can go up to around $180...
  14. W

    Issue Splitting Inline Microphone

    I have been trying to use my headphones for VoIP for a while and, after suggestions here, I bought this splitter. After trying out my mic, my audio manager (Realtek) was reading that the mic was connected, but the mic was not picking up. The headphone out side of the splitter works well. When I...
  15. Jacob Emmons

    Will an amp on a sound card work well compared to standalone amps?

    I just got a Sennheiser HD 598, and was planning on getting a Sound Blaster Z. Will the onboard amp on the soundcard work well with the 598's? What are the benefits of getting a standalone amp compared to the one on the card itself?
  16. M

    Having problems setting up my 5.1 speakersystem.

    Hello, Last monday I decided to get a new computer, since then I'm having problems with my 5.1 speakersystem. The old pc had a Sound blaster audigy card and the sound was working great with my Creative Inspire t6200 speakers. But since last monday I can't seem to get it working properly. It is...
  17. G

    I have a high end creative sound card. Last week for some reason when i use a media player i have no sub output. Ironiclly whe

    Sound blaster sound card sub issues I have a high end creative sound card. Last week for some reason when i use a media player i have no sub output. Ironically when I play audio from Firefox it works??? Was it a Windows update? All drivers are updated
  18. G

    Sound Blaster Recon3D output audio jack doesn't work

    Hello, a few days ago the audio output jack stopped working so the recon doesn't make any sound with headphones connected. The ruling is only the audio jack because with the Omega wireless headphones the sound is perfectly heard. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling, changing usb ports and even...
  19. Jacob Emmons

    Uping My Sound Quality. Rising From The Turtle Beach X12.

    I was looking at the Sennheiser HD 598, and the ATH-ad900x, but would like some suggestions on a nice pair of headphones. For a budget, I will have 200-220$, depending if the headphones have a detachable cable or not, because i'm either going to get an Antlion Mod Mic 4.0 for an attached cable...
  20. Z

    Sound Blaster Z and Razer Tiamat 7.1

    Hey guys, So to start off, I'm wanting a new gaming headset. And I've been through a lot of threads and forums and what not and what I really don't want to hear is how I should get headphones and a mic as opposed to a headset. Not interested. Also, for those who say the Razer Tiamat 7.1 has bad...
  21. R

    need help connecting razer tiamat 7.1 to PS4

    I got Asus Xonar u7 and Sound blaster e1 cards and I need to know if I can connect em with the PS4 and then use my tiamats?
  22. B3nchm4rk

    Not sure which impedance setting to use on audio card

    The audio setup I'm using in this case is: Audio card: Sound Blaster ZxR Headset: Sennheiser G4ME Zero The headset is rated at 150 Ohms of impedance. The audio card has 2 impedance settings: 32 Ohms for most standard headphones, and 600 Ohms for high-end headphones. I've been using it at 32...
  23. D

    i just got the dt 990 250ohm + sound blaster z and i want the setting to run it

    hi can u please give me the right setting to run the headphone on its maximum ? from the setting in the sound card + windows setting or anything iam a new to this
  24. D

    Difference between Sound Blaster Omega - Recon3d / Tactic3d ?

    Can get both for same price , but not sure which one to get , I will be using it on the pc only. Have read that the recon3d is just tactic3d with a sound card but not sure and cannot find any information specifically on the two. Is there any other headsets better than these for around same...
  25. avidity

    Looking for a new headset

    Does anyone have any knowledge on the Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Omega Wireless headset? It's 50% off. I currently have a Creative Fatality headset and am looking to upgrade. I've heard the Plantronics 780 is good, but was wondering if the Tactic3D was better since it's only $20 more.
  26. C

    how to download Creative Sound Blaster Live CT4830 for Window 7x64bit Right one

    how to download Creative Sound Blaster Live CT4830 for Window 7x64bit Right one
  27. Myntekt

    Asus Xonar U7 vs Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD

    Hello, I want a sound card for my PC, but I don't really want to get an internal one, so getting one of those is out of the question. As of the other option, I'm not sure which one of the two sound cards has a better sound quality. I'm talking about the Asus Xonar U7 and the Creative Sound...
  28. Kohwali

    Sound card good enough amp for AKG K712s?

    So I read that you should use an amp for AKG K712s...will the Creative Sound Blaster Z be enough? Is there a cheaper solution that would sound the same? - seriously, who doesn't want cheaper stuff that performs the same? And how do you do all this amping? I'll be primarily gaming and...
  29. N

    No Sound From Spdif-out Creative Sound Blaster Z and Logitech Z906

    Im having trouble setting up my Logitech Z906 with my Creative Sound Blaster Z and installing Dolby Digital Live. 1) using analog cables im able to get proper 5.1 surround sound. 2) However i want to use my fiber optic cable for some reason every time i set: "SPDIF-OUT Sound Blaster Z" As...
  30. K

    Which pc speakers should I buy (budget +/-50€)

    Hi! I've tried to find good stereo speakers to go with my Creative Sound blaster Z soundcard. I've currently found three potential speakers: Creative Inspire T10 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836116035 Creative Inspire T3300...
  31. H

    Gaming/music headphones with microphone under 60£ (75€)

    I recently retired my "Sound Blaster Tactic3D Sigma" which have great sound but the cable broke after 2 years. Im looking for new headset with great sound (creative was awesome, i dont want some bass-boost vibrating nonsense, just clean real full sound) with mic, probably not wireless since i...
  32. W

    Sound Card AND external Amp?

    I have a Sound Blaster ZX card rated too 600ohm headphone amp for my computer and a pair of Klipchs 2.1 speakers, would also getting the Lepai external amp also be a good?
  33. M

    Sound card with USB Headset

    Can i use a sound card with my head set that pulgs in through USB. I'm looking at buying Creative Sound Blaster Zx http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102049&cm_re=sound_card-_-29-102-049-_-Product I have Logitech G930 USB Connector Circumaural Wireless Gaming Headset...
  34. A

    Soundbar Installation Help

    Good Morning All, I'm having trouble setting up my devices to work correctly. I have an LG LN5700 LED TV, a Verizon FIOS Set-top Box and a Panasonic SC-HTB70 Soundbar. The problem is prior to setting up the soundbar, I was able to control my TV's volume with my FIOS remote. Since I installed...
  35. S

    Creative A550 centre speaker acting as subwoofer

    I recently bought a Creative A550 5.1 speaker system and connecting everything seemed fine, however when I turned my computer on and went to test the speakers, every speaker was fine except for the centre. The centre plays when I click the subwoofer and vice versa. My sound card is a Creative...
  36. J

    My Razer kraken pro 7.1 will not be detected by realtek hd audio manager

    Today i decided to make a counter strike go video using shadow play today until i found something odd. Playing back what i had recorded i noticed that the game sounds like it is echoing. Like recording the game from some speakers. After doing some research i noticed how my razer kraken pro is...
  37. 0

    Asus Xonar U3 or Creative Labs Sound Blaster Play! 2?

    Hi! :D I'm looking to buy a USB sound card for PURE gaming. My question is: Asus Xonar U3 or Creative Labs Sound Blaster Play! 2? To a quick look, I think that the Play! 2 is better...
  38. T

    Is a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi supposed to be an improvement over the in-built sound card?

    I just bought a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro sound card, I assumed it would improve the sound and possibly the volume of my music/movies on my Creative Gigaworks T40 II speakers, but it doesn't seem to be working effectively. I tried connecting the sound card to the PC with a...
  39. luci5r

    5.1/7.1 Gaming Audio via Sound Blaster Z

    Guys, I'm hoping someone who actually has experience setting up 5.1 / 7.1 audio with Creative Sound Blaster Z (SB1500) sound card can help me out. I'm having a somewhat strange issue. I have a PC, Windows 8.1, with the Creative Sound Blaster Z PCI-Express card. I run a TOSLink Optical cable...
  40. W

    SoundBlaster Z Multiple Audio Devices

    Hi Guys/Gals Okay so yesterday I got a Creative soundblaster Z soundcard, I was wondering if anyone knew if I could have both my headphones and speakers connected and easily switch between them using the software etc... Any help is appreciated :)
  41. B

    Virtual Surround Sound

    Hey everyone, I'm building a PC for gaming/music/general use. And my question is: what's the best virtual surround sound? Dolby and CMSS3D seem to be the most popular, but what about SBX, Razer Surround, etc.? I've listened to a few videos, but I'd like to listen to the opinions of people that...
  42. E

    Need help picking between two headsets fast!

    i recently found two headphone that i want to buy and im not sure which ones i should pick. these are the headphones Logitech g930: http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wireless-Gaming-Headset-Surround/dp/B003VANOFY/ref=pd_cp_cps_3 or creative sound blaster evo zx...
  43. PC-Noobist

    Only have a small selection of sound cards/dacs help?

    I can be considered an audiophile but that name carries alot of snobbery so no. Im a BIG gamer and love my audio, i also listen to metal and rock alot so i like mids and bass for my music, i would prefer to hear mids and bass in games and less highs (im not good with all this aha). I live in...
  44. J

    Audio problems on pc

    Hi, I currently have a sound blaster audigy fx, and I am trying to use surround sound. The issue is it only plays left and right. Center, etc. will not play any sound. And then the other issue is with skype. Skype will work fine for the first 3 seconds and then the audio will go into a deep...
  45. PC-Noobist

    High End Motherboard Audio or Sound card

    Which one is better, the onboard audio on the MSI Z97 Gaming 7 or the audio on the Creative Sound Blaster Z, which one will give me the best audio experience, if the onboard audio is better ill save some money which is always welcome, the Creative Sound Blaster Z will be pared with a Gigabyte...
  46. P

    Sound Blaster X-FI HD or Sound Blaster x-fi MB2?

    Which audio device is better to listen music? In my notebook i have already installed the Sound Blaster MB2 but i've tested an old Sound blaster audigy 2 (desktop version) and i've noticed that the music is better with it. For my notebook,the Sound Blaster x-fi hd usb could be a good upgrade...
  47. D

    Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 not working

    I have a Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 sound card installed in my laptop (Clevo570-WM) but it doesn't work on usb or hdmi ports. I still get sound, but not with the Sound Blaster, I get a popup that says that "This audio device is not supported". Any way to get it to output to those ports?
  48. megagabobe1

    Looking for Speakers for my Sound Blaster ZX

    Hello guys, I know all I need about building a gaming computer, recently I changed motherboard and CPU, and decided to add a Sound card with the money i had left, what i need now is to get some nice speakers to pair up with my brand new sound card XD, right now I've had the Logitech Z-2300...
  49. paliovouna

    Help with speakers and surround sound

    Hi. I am new to the whole sound stuff and i need serious help with something. Ok, so firstly, i have a Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme audio for a sound card. If i buy 5.1 computer speakers, like logitech z506 or z906 or z5500, will i have true 5.1 sound (voices from center speaker, ambient sounds...
  50. I

    Qestions on buying gaming headphones

    i am thinking on http://www.amazon.com/beyerdynamic-DT-880-Premium-250/dp/B000F2BLTM but i heard they need a good amp i am currently using the sound blaster Z, i am just wondering if it good enough for the headphones. Or are there better headphones.
  51. T

    please delete. no more needed.

    please delete. no more needed.
  52. G

    Headphone Sound Issues

    Hey all, I am writing to seek help with some sound issues I am having with my headphones (only headphones, speakers work fine) on my computer. I hope this is the correct place to post this question, I wasn't really sure. Anyways, I have the Razer Kraken Pro (Green) headphones and they are...
  53. xxxarkexxx

    Sound equalizer problem

    I have recently bought GIGABYTE G1.Sniper Z87 motherboard with Creative® Sound Core 3D chip built in. Now I have Sound Blaster Recond3Di Control Panel but I can't set equalizer as I did before on my old computer with Realtek. Can I install Realtek HD Audio manager on this PC? Or I have to keep...
  54. K

    5.1ch amplifier help...

    Guys i have build a 5.1 channel amplifier using 2 stereo TDA2030 ICS AND 2 MONO TDA2030IC using a 12-0-12 3AMP transformer......thing is that does sub-woofer require a pre-amp circuit....i have connected this amp to creative x-fi sound blaster usb sound card.....the subwoofer is ok..but require...
  55. V

    New audio card suggestions

    Hello guys, I have to buy a new audio card for my PC and my choice is between three cards: 1.1) Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX 1.2) ASUS Xonar DSX 2) Creative Sound Blaster Audigy RX I've read on the web that who doesn't have an Hi-Fi system shouldn't go over a price of 60/70 € for the audio...
  56. B

    Did I waste $200 on my sound card?

    I bought a Creative Sound Blaster ZxR Sound card. I thought for audio mixing/monitoring. In order to use my recording interface (Tascam US-122) I have to use it's driver's and it's monitoring input instead of my sound card. So is there a way around this? is there a different interface I can buy...
  57. L

    Microphone will not work on my headset. Sound works fine with everything just not the mic.

    I have a Sennheiser PC 360 Headset. I'm using the Sound Blaster Recon 3D as my sound card. Everything is up to date. I've tried multiple things to get it to work. Nothing seems to get picked up by the mic. I can only set one default device in the recording tab, the others then show"currently...
  58. R

    PC Sound Latency Problem

    Hi everyone! So basically i have have a problem with sound latency and its more than a slight one, the person on the screen will say a word with there mouth and the sound wont come out until they start or are halfway through their next word. Just to give you an idea of how long it is as for...
  59. M

    Confusion about surround sound headsets

    So I have a laptop with Creative Sound Blaster Cinema software which, apparently, allows you to connect a stereo headset and experience surround sound. Now, I know there are 2 main types of surround sound headsets - true and virtual. Virtual being software generated surround sound and true...