Creative Sound Blaster ZxR reviews

15 customer reviews

This sound card is a good all rounder.

£190 – £346 at 5 retailers out of 421 retailers checked

8.5 out of 10 based on 15 reviews.
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Some customer reviews of Creative Sound Blaster ZxR

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Thomas, Southampton

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
feature rich, excellent sound
Bad points:
no digital coaxial connection (optical only)
Overall rating 8.0
Features 8.0
Sound quality 10.0
Compatibility 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Apr 2013

Matthew,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good build quality
Sound quality is fantastic
Bad points:
Swapping to headphones can be a bit of a pain on the drivers.
Overall rating 9.0
Features 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 May 2014

Peter, Stafford Enthusiastic Software Engineer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Build quality
Sound Quality
Looks
Drivers
Bundled cables
Features
No interference!
Bad points:
Price? But then you get what you pay for
Overall rating 10.0
Features 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Aug 2013

William, Cymru

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I've been a Creative Labs customer for nearly 20 years and this has to be one... no I'll rephrase that. It is the best sound card they've developed. It is truly amazing. The hardware is top notch, and the external controller is an awesome idea. The cables are generously plentiful to pop the controller just under your monitor directly in front of you. Gold plated rear and connections. There is even a phono cable for your external speakers.

The best part of this sound card is the drivers. They're the brains behind surround sound in your head phones with a base rumble that is enough to shack your brain. I have just purchased Metro Last Light and it's amazing. I thought the sound was behind me.
Bad points:
The price is a bit high, but for quality it is worth every single penny.
Overall rating 10.0
Features 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 May 2013

Zhen , Birmingham PC Enthusiast

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Superb sound and build quality. Crystal clear sound with enhancement, but with the enhancements on, can transform the whole listening experience into something amazing. Great upgrade for me, and I upgraded from a Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium.
Bad points:
Price is nearly £80 higher than the Zx, which will do almost everything this will. Although this model has better components and many more inputs.
Overall rating 9.0
Features 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Jun 2013

Phillip, London

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
None that spring to mind
Bad points:
This item states ASIO2 compatibility but it is not fully compatible and therefore not ASIO2 compliiant. Creative confirmed this when i opened a support ticket. If you want to pay over the odds for this with features that you cannot use please do so, i sent mine back for a full refund.
Overall rating 1.0
Features 5.0
Sound quality 5.0
Compatibility 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 May 2013

Jonathan,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Amazing sound quality
Bad points:
Cost
Overall rating 9.0
Features 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Compatibility 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Mar 2013

 

Manufacturer's Description

The flagship of the ultra high-performance Sound Blaster Z-Series of sound cards, Sound Blaster ZxR elevates the standards of technology and performance for the future of PC gaming and entertainment. Boasting an unbeatable SNR of 124dB, it includes a DBPro daughter board and Audio Control Module for unrivalled audio playback and content creation.

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