While it does distort a little when the volume is too loud, the satellites are surprisingly crisp and clear. Although Creative supplies a well-conceived quick-setup poster, the full user guide is included only as a file on the CD-ROM. The latest download s available for Audigy 2 ZS Notebook is listed below. But when you do finally get it running, there are benefits. 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. In addition to configuration utilities, the software suite includes a Creative audio player and a basic Creative recording miniapp. This is really only going to be of use to hardcore audiophiles, gamers, and people who need to do audio work on their notebooks.

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Admittedly, this is always the worst phase with any Creative products.

Trying to figure out why nearly every other addictive substance is under such tight government control. The speaker calibration is a cool trick that winds up being for the most part useless. Old Sony Boombox 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. 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.


Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook Sound Card Review

Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. The product you have selected has been classified as ‘End of Service Life’. With Creative ALchemy, you can:.

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Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted Using our test laptop’s stock battery, we played a DVD for approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes before the juice drained, demonstrating no appreciable difference in battery life between using the card and not. You can NOT download all of the control panels that go with it, though.

Great sound, but it’s trapped in Apple’s world. Your mileage may vary. This hardware has been almost universally lavished with praise. I was unable to differentiate the Audigy from my onboard sound.

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See all 3 brand new listings. Trending Price New. Close all other Windows applications. Although Creative supplies a well-conceived quick-setup poster, the full user guide is included only as a file on the CD-ROM.

As a workaround, use a 3rd party software media player to playback DVDs. The Audigy 2 ZS for notebooks sports every feature its desktop equivalent does, save a joystick port, but it also includes notebpok in and out jacks which the desktop one does not. Skip to main content. Onboard audio tends to do its processing using your CPU, which eats up valuable cycles that could better be used by the game. When the on-board sound card in my back-up laptop failed I immediately began to research solutions.


Again, no difference between the onboard sound and Audigy. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. This download supports the following audio devices only: Users are advised to use Audio Console included in this download to change speaker configurations.

The massive dinosaur’s destructive rampage in the Jurassic Park DVD’s “Tyrannosaurus rex” scene came across as suitably scary. It includes many choices of high quality sampling rates, optical SPDIF in aufigy out, and surround sound outputs. Improves 3D audio processing for host-based Sound Blaster audio devices. See details for additional description. Audigy External Sound Cards.

You can use the Creative software mixer, your laptop’s hardware volume control, or your multimedia speaker system’s controls to make any necessary adjustments.