All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. I also wanted an equalizer for my audio, and maybe to see a small performance boost in games. Musicians will also enjoy true bit recording and low latency ASIO support for the ultimate audio recording platform. The Bad Lacks hardware controls; no remote. You simply insert the sound card into the laptop, cancel out of the “Windows new hardware found” wizard, load the included CD-ROM into your PC’s drive, follow a few prompts, then reboot to complete installation. Gigantic-screen phone for a gigantic price. I was using an old Sony boombox tape deck only with the audio jack from the computer plugged into the line-in on the boombox.

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I have a personal grudge against Creative that dates back to the first desktop I built for myself, featuring the Sound Blaster Live. This is a great audio interface for anyone who does home audio recording projects.

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If your system doesn’t have adequate PCMCIA bandwidth, you can switch the sound card into a lower performance mode, but that wasn’t necessary with our 1. See details for additional description. As good or better than any soundcard I’ve had. It delivers features previously only available to PC users but now available to notebook users even those that are highly mobile.


Improves noteboko audio processing for host-based Sound Blaster audio devices. While it does distort a little when the volume is too loud, the satellites are surprisingly crisp and clear.

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook Sound Card Review

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Only when I fire up Doom 3, Quake 4, or ntebook to do some recording, really. Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s We’ve changed, we promise.

Save on Sound Cards Internal Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. You simply insert the sound card into the laptop, cancel out of the “Windows new hardware found” wizard, load the included CD-ROM into your PC’s drive, follow a few prompts, then reboot to complete installation. Worse still, the irritating set up, mediocre benchmarking I yearn for the halcyon notebok of my nVidia SoundStormand general load of crap the thing plunks down in your system and your system tray make it a bit of a nuisaince.

We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you aduigy read. Basically, it has everything ever. Galaxy S9 brings Samsung two steps forward, one step back. Onboard audio tends to do its processing using your CPU, which eats up valuable cycles that could better be used by the game.


Sounds great but lacks vision. For a complete listing of downloads, you can manually search our database.

I played the Desolation map creatve seven bots in it, to again maximize the amount of action occurring and make use of the audio. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. The Audigy 2, however, provides notably clear, rich audio. Resolves the following issues: It includes many choices pcmcis high quality sampling rates, optical SPDIF in and out, and surround sound outputs. Again, no difference between the onboard sound and Audigy. Creative External Sound Cards.

I used a specially written configuration for the game that has been optimized for my system.

Power consumption is always an issue when testing notebook accessories. Note that the Max. But when you do finally get it running, there are benefits.

Support for such products is limited to online materials, such as Knowledgebase Solutionsdrivers, application updates and product documentations available on the Creative Customer Support website. I was unable to differentiate the Auigy from my onboard sound.