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Creative ZXR (70SB151000000)

Creative ZXR (70SB151000000)
alaScore 88

39 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Creative ZXR (70SB151000000). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Computer Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Computer Speakers the Creative ZXR (70SB151000000) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 39 reviews)

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Outstanding Card

 

After having owned an Asus card that I really liked, and owning a very old Sound Blaster Audigy 2 that was a nightmare it was tough to go back to Creative, but I'm glad I did. Asus's software doesn't offer very many features and is in a small panel...

Been using this card for about a month now and I love it. The sound quality is extremely impressive, hitting very clean deep lows and on top of that the software that comes with it is very nice. This is a very feature packed card, and for someone who...

The website where you get the drivers from *unless you use the CD) is ugly and not very easy to navigate. Also the wires for connecting the daughter board are very long, which I understand why it is, but for setups where the cards are very close...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

extremely slow write speed, slow read speed

 

After having owned an Asus card that I really liked, and owning a very old Sound Blaster Audigy 2 that was a nightmare it was tough to go back to Creative, but I'm glad I did. Asus's software doesn't offer very many features and is in a small panel...

Been using this card for about a month now and I love it. The sound quality is extremely impressive, hitting very clean deep lows and on top of that the software that comes with it is very nice. This is a very feature packed card, and for someone who...

The website where you get the drivers from *unless you use the CD) is ugly and not very easy to navigate. Also the wires for connecting the daughter board are very long, which I understand why it is, but for setups where the cards are very close...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Slash Sonic Sounds (newegg.com)

A cut above the rest? You decide!

 

I installed the card upon it's arrival. I had X-Fi installed prior to installing the ZXR. I never gave it a thought to remove the software's, drivers etc... Once installed I had troubles getting sound from the system. Once I did get sound I had like a...

Excellent sounding system! Be sure to read cons for Windows 7 below. The separation of the channels in scout mode with DTS are very good surround in the game(Far Cry 4). Very much improved bass on all channels including sub woofer. Cleaner sounding...

One of the most important components on the sound card is the bracket. A formed bend in the wrong spot can lead everyone down a road to disaster. *IMPORTANT if you're experiencing problems of any kind that you bend the top of the bracket where the...

Jan, 2015
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Consumer review by: Padoogi (newegg.com)

Padoogi

 

If you're on the fence with buying this, go ahead and make the plunge.

I recently purchased an MSI x99 board which promised this awesome audio with the Realtek driver. The digital didn't work at all (crackling) and the analog was just meh ; Finally dug deep and spent the last of my cash on this. Totally well worth it! It...

If you're used to out-of-the-box audio that just plugs in and does it's thing, there's a small learning curve associated with this purchase

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Tr1gger_H8ppy (newegg.com)

SB ZxR - YES PLEASE!

 

Buy it.

Have been an avid user of dedicated sound cards for a very long time - primarily for gaming and sometimes music. When I built my last pc, I carried over my SoundBlaster X-Fi Fatality Platinum because I was so happy with it. Decided it's been a long...

Pricey I admit, but I'd pay for it again (without hesitation) now that I've used it

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Bunch of Frills

 

I'm sure i'll get excuses as to mic placement and things of that nature but with the all of these supposed noise reduction features along with the rep clearly stating that music can be playing from speakers without the mic picking it up, makes it...

Sound quality as expected ; Wasn't difficult to install the drivers despite what other's said about difficulty of driver installation

Part of the reason I chose those this SC was because their ACM and the fact that the mic was connected to that. Their focus cone was not at all working how it was supposed to ; Creative representative clearly stated that music can be "blaring" from...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Shane (newegg.com)

Disappointing

 

I really liked this card when I first got it, but it's very flaky now, and the software isn't impressive.

Lot of connectors, nice mic on the external controller, good movement for volume control

Weird artifacts from the card when using now, the integrated sound card sounds much better

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: atwater (newegg.com)

wow

 

price was a bit high but can notice the difference from on board audio.

compulsively got sound blaster zxr and glade i did. it sounds great, especially with a good pare of head phones

drivers would seem like it crashed when updating but if you wait i does work just really inconvenient

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: warbladex (newegg.com)

Excellent Hardware Bad Software

 

The card is great and sound is amazing (when it works). If you plan to use digital out to connect a device your run into a lot of problem with the device DBPro "vanishing" and have to constantly reboot tell it returns. There is still no driver fix to...

Great Hardware ; High Quality Hardware ; 1/4 inch jack's and external unit ; Good Quality parts

Horrible software which causes the excellent hardware not to work

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Awesome Sound Card!

 

I purchased this sound card along with 780 Ti, Corsair Platinum RAM, Crucial 500GB SSD, and an I5 3570K. Sometimes my PC freeze randomly, I don't know if it's because of the sound card or something else. It doesn't happen very often though so it's not...

Amazing surround sound ; Feels high build quality ; Good sound quality ; Very stable software

None (Maybe! see other thoughts)

Aug, 2014
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