Audigy Internal Sound Cards. The speaker calibration is a cool trick that winds up being for the most part useless. This is really only going to be of use to hardcore audiophiles, gamers, and people who need to do audio work on their notebooks. See all 3 brand new listings. It does decode a variety of sound formats, though, like Dolby Digital 5. Improves 3D audio processing for host-based Sound Blaster audio devices.

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The only real downer is the absence of a remote control.

Creative gets one part of their marketing correct: All in an impressively small package, requiring just a PC Card port. Using our test laptop’s stock battery, we played a DVD for approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes before qudigy juice drained, pcncia no appreciable difference in battery life between using the card and not. 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.

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook Sound Card Review

Excellent add-on for a laptop. To uninstall the driver, do the following: A very inclusive sound card. With Creative ALchemy, you can:. The equalizer is as complex or as simple as you like, which is nice.

My installation of the Audigy 2 ZS was fairly bare, so you can imagine my surprise when it drops two unnecessary programs into my system tray on boot. Auddigy need to spend good money on good speakers to really tell the difference between crappy onboard sound and the Audigy 2 ZS. Additional Product Features Signal Processor. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.


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Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook – ExtremeTech

Trending Price New. Users are advised to use Audio Console included in this download to change speaker configurations.

This time around, Creative’s Audigy 2 ZS Notebook packs most of the features offered by its bulkier sibling, but it addresses portability noteboook with a PC card PCMCIA design that practically disappears into your laptop and doesn’t require a power cord.

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.

This check box must be selected to avoid reinstallation issues. 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.

Great sound, but it’s trapped in Apple’s world. I played the Desolation map with seven bots in it, audiigy again maximize the amount of action occurring and make use of the audio. This is really only going to be of use to hardcore audiophiles, gamers, and people who need to do audio work on their notebooks.


Onboard audio tends to do its processing using your CPU, which eats up valuable cycles that could better be used by the game. First, I can happily recommend this system. Worse still, the irritating set up, mediocre benchmarking I yearn for the halcyon days of my nVidia SoundStormand general load of crap the thing freative down in your system and your system tray make it a bit of a nuisaince.

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Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook

Admittedly, this is always the worst phase with any Creative products. All you really need are the drivers themselves and the control panels to manipulate the hardware.

This download supports the following audio devices only: The Audigy 2 ZS for notebooks sports every feature its desktop equivalent does, save a joystick port, but it also audgiy optical in pcmciw out jacks which the desktop one does not.

It does decode a variety of sound formats, though, like Dolby Digital 5. With Creative ALchemy, you can: I recommend the Audigy 2 ZS with caution.