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SoundBlaster z to x AE-5

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by Jonnygrunge, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. Jonnygrunge

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 23, 2005

    Posts: 614

    Location: Kirkcaldy, Scotland

    Hi All,

    At the moment I have the Z coupled with a aptX BT transceiver connecting to my Y50bt AKG cans.

    Is it worth upgrading to the AE-5 as I am not connecting the headphones up "directly"

    Audio is very good with no lag whatsoever at the moment, I have been reading good things about the X AE-5.

    Failing that, any other options you would recommend. PC used for primarily gaming, and listening to music.
     
  2. Marsman

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2009

    Posts: 10,421

    No point as the headphones are Bluetooth. Anything Bluetooth has it's own electronics which processes the sound.

    Going from a SB Z to an AE-5 would only make sense with wired headphones; K702 for example.
     
  3. Jonnygrunge

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 23, 2005

    Posts: 614

    Location: Kirkcaldy, Scotland

    I have the HyperX Cloud II worth pairing them with the new card?
     
  4. PapaLazaru

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2009

    Posts: 17,132

    You would find more improvement by sticking with the. Z and spending money on a better headset.
     
  5. EsaT

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 6, 2008

    Posts: 4,777

    Location: Finland

    Now it's correct considering overall market situation.
    There just aren't much of headsets which wouldn't be trinkets.
    After all HyperX Cloud is as good as it is mostly because Takstar copied lot from Beyerdynamic.