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The Sound Blaster ZxR is the flagship of the ultra high-performance Z-Series of Sound Blaster® PCI-Express sound cards, elevating the standards of technology and performance for the future of gaming and entertainment on the PC. Designed to deliver the ultimate audio playback and creation solution for the PC, Sound Blaster ZxR personifies the ultimate gaming and entertainment performance for a sound card. FeaturesSNR 124dB A signal to noise ratio or SNR of 124dB means your audio will be more than 99.99% pristine, which is over 85 times better than motherboard audio.
Crystal clear communication In gaming, if you're not communicating, you're not winning. Experience crystal clear communication with your teammates with the CrystalVoice™ suite of technologies that removes echoes, ambient noises and picks up your voice from within a zone (Voice Focus). It also maintains your voice level even if you are near or further away from the microphone.
Studio-grade content creation Add studio quality audio sound tracks or voice tracks to your video clips or home videos created with hardware that uses only audiophile-grade components such as 123dB analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) with RCA Aux-in and optical inputs for outstanding recording quality. With the 600 ohm headphone ampflier, you can do studio-grade monitoring as well.
High-quality DBPro daughter board The DBpro is another reason why Sound Blaster ZxR delivers only the best audio playback and creation. It offers optical output for outstanding audio playback, plus professional-grade ADCs with RCA Aux-in and optical inputs for studio-grade recording quality.
SBX Pro Studio™ technologies SBX Pro Studio™ sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism, including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets.
Accessible Audio Control Module (ACM) Take control in style and ease with the ACM that incorporates a built-in microphone array and mic/headphone I/O connections. The knob on the ACM lets you conveniently adjust the headphone levels.
Sound Core3D audio processor We designed the quad-core Sound Core3D™ audio processor to offload SBX Pro Studio and CrystalVoice effects processing from your primary CPU, improving your overall PC performance, resulting in drastically superior audio and voice quality.
High fidelity multi-channel surround Connect to your home theatre system through a single digital cable and enjoy cinematic DVD movies by transforming any stereo or multi-channel streams into high fidelity immersive surround sound.
Never unplug your headphones again With the Sound Blaster Z-series Control Panel, just toggle between your headphone and speaker system with a flip of a switch.
Max. Speaker Channel Configuration
Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)
2 x Headphone
2 x Line Out (RCA)
1 x Mic In
Analog Sample Rate
Digital Sample Rate
Headphone Amp Rating
Supported Headphone Impedance
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Creative Sound Blaster ZxR PCI-Express Sound Card 5.1Ch + Headphone Jack is rated
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Rated 5 out of
A great choice, as this card has an exciting and enjoyable soundThe ZXR is an expensive sound card, but has dropped in price recently. I'm using it for playing music and gaming and I am really delighted with it, much better than I expected. Don't get hung up over 7.1 vs 5.1, unless you have a good 7.1 system and it is really a must have, as this 5.1 card will sound better than most 7.1 cards out there. I'm using the Corsair SP2500 speakers (stereo) and combined with this card, they sound great, music sounds very detailed, punchy and exciting, the card has it's own signature, which makes it enjoyable to listen to and is high quality (I am a discerning audiophile and while not as good as my proper Hi Fi, I find myself using it a lot for YouTube and background music and I really like the sound). Gaming (Battlefield mainly) is submersive too, using PC36D Senns, great separation of sounds, realistic explosions and gun fire. Bass good, but the senns are not bass heavy, which is actually better for hearing footsteps. No native dolby surround sound, but the 5,1 surround works well, although it's not really going to give you any advantage in terms of locating enemies. The card needs good speakers and headphones to get the most out of it, likewise good speakers and headphones need a good sound card, so not a cheap proposition all in, but at the £150 price mark, I can certainly recommend the card. The card also comes with a good headphone amp, which is needed, as the card is not powered other than from the mobo. It has a daughter board for high quality recordings and although I've not done any myself, it all adds to the value of what is an exceptional sound card, which is a good all rounder, music, gaming and films.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 2 out of
Card Not Detected Bug Windows 8The sound from this card is fantastic and all the written hype about this card is true!
Under windows 8/8.1 the card is often not detected at all, leaving you to reposition the card into another PCIE slot and wait for the same detection issue to hit that slot, then move it back to the initial slot!
Check out ZXR not detected on google first prior to making this purchase as Creative have still not sorted out this issue and I wish I had waited for a few more months before I purchased mine.
Headphones are not included. This relates to a feature of the product.
Accessible Audio Control Module (ACM)
Take control in style and ease with the ACM that incorporates a built-in microphone array and mic/headphone I/O connections. The knob on the ACM lets you conveniently adjust the headphone levels.