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Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook Sound Card Review

Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s It delivers features previously only available to PC users but now available to notebook users even those that are highly mobile. Excellent add-on for a laptop. Major sound improvement from comming out of the earphone jack. Show less Show more. 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.

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy CardBus (70SB053000012) Sound Card

All you really need are the drivers themselves and the control panels to manipulate the hardware. 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.


This check box must be selected to avoid reinstallation issues. Power consumption is always an issue when testing notebook accessories.

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Review Sections Review Prices Specs. I played through a portion of the game in Hell to try and maximize the number of effects that would be on screen, to properly simulate some of the more intense parts of the game. Basically, it has everything ever. The equalizer is as complex or as simple as you like, which is nice. Gamers will love the hardware accelerated EAX 4.

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook – ExtremeTech

I know a lot of people use their computers basically as jukeboxes at this point I almost always have music running on mineso this is an important thing, at least to me. You need to spend good money on auxigy speakers to really tell the difference between crappy onboard sound and the Audigy 2 ZS. Unsurpassed in it’s price range.

Only when I fire up Doom 3, Quake 4, or have to do some noyebook, really. I recommend the Audigy 2 ZS with caution. I was unable to differentiate the Audigy from my onboard sound.

See details for additional description. The latest download s available for Audigy 2 ZS Notebook is listed below. Notebook audio just got very, very interesting!


Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless creatie item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. In addition to configuration utilities, the software suite includes a Creative audio player and a basic Creative recording miniapp.

Well, go grab that CD and buff the scratches out. To reinstall the driver, do the following: Improves 3D audio processing for host-based Sound Blaster audio devices.

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook Sound Card Review

System becomes unstable when uninstalling the audio device driver in Windows 7 bit. I also wanted an equalizer for my audio, and maybe to see a small cgeative boost in games. As I said in the introduction to this section, the Audigy 2 ZS is definitely hardware for gamers. Users are advised to use Audio Console included in this download to change speaker configurations.