How To Receive Warranty Service. As I said in the introduction to this section, the Audigy 2 ZS is definitely hardware for gamers. Note that it will not fit in an ExpressCard port. Don’t show this again. The Bottom Line If you don’t mind sacrificing a few convenient features for truly portable design, Creative’s Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook turns your laptop into a bona fide sound system. The latest download s available for Audigy 2 ZS Notebook is listed below.

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As I said in the introduction to this section, the Audigy 2 ZS is definitely hardware for gamers. The one you’ve been waiting for. Although the experience was also good when we played the game while wearing Altec Lansing’s AHS two-way headset, the surround-sound speaker set made it easier to track the locations of enemies, which is not a huge surprise.

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All you really need are the drivers themselves and the control panels to manipulate the hardware. Note that the Max. When the on-board sound card in my back-up laptop failed I immediately began to research solutions. Unsurpassed in it’s price range. Anyways, again, I could find little to no discernable difference between the Audigy and the onboard sound.


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

This hardware has been almost universally lavished with praise. A very inclusive sound card.

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Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook Sound Card Review

The latest download s available for Audigy 2 ZS Notebook is listed below. Inserted into our laptop’s PC Card slot, the card stuck out approximately 1 inch from the computer’s side. Notebook audio just got very, ppcmcia interesting! While it does distort a little when the volume is too loud, the satellites are surprisingly crisp and clear.

The more useful control panels available.

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Disabling EAX, games still sound a bit better than they did on my onboard sound. Audigy Internal Sound Cards. But when you do finally get it running, there are benefits.

You may also like. The speaker calibration is a cool trick that winds up being for the most part useless. On these speakers, there was no difference between my onboard and the Audigy.


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Note that the Audigy 2 ZS provides a slight improvement over on-board sound in minimum frames and overall framescreating a slightly smoother gaming experience while substantially improving the immersion of the audio. With Creative ALchemy, you can:. Follow the instructions on the screen. When we fired up Unreal Tournamentthe sound was crisp and clear.

This is really only going to be of use to hardcore audiophiles, gamers, and people who need to do audio work on their notebooks.

Replacing the zss board seemed to be overly involved and expensive At this point is where I can start to tell the difference between the Audigy and my onboard sound, as the Audigy produces slightly cleaner, crisper audio. As good or better than any soundcard I’ve had. Great sound, but it’s trapped in Apple’s world.