Looking to get a sound card an settling on 1 of the new Soundblaster cards.
Is there any real difference between the z and zx cards apart from the external headphone controls? Not really seeing why zx should cost £30 more tbh.
We know for sure what the Z has and we are pretty sure what hardware the Zxr has but We don't know the exact components of the Zx yet. I know Marsman said it doesn't, but all the Z series cards come with the creative beamforming microphone.
The only thing I know about the Zx for sure is that it uses Nichicon FG capacitors the Z doesn't. What the other changes between the two are apart from the ACM I don't know yet.
Whether there is any difference in sound quality or not, nobody knows yet. Just have to wait and see.
Only the ZxR uses Nichicon capacitors. The Zx is the same card as the Z, it just has the module thing included. The specs are exactly the same. If different components were used for the Zx, the specs would not be the same. There is no mention at all on Creative's site of the microphone being included with the Zx. If you look at what is included with the Zx, it's not there.