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I recommend the Audigy 2 ZS with caution. 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. Worse still, the irritating set up, mediocre benchmarking I yearn for the halcyon days of my nVidia SoundStormand general load of crap the thing plunks down in your system and your system tray make it a bit of a nuisaince. If your system doesn’t have adequate PCMCIA bandwidth, you can switch the sound card into a lower performance mode, but that wasn’t necessary with our 1.

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Using our test laptop’s stock battery, we played a DVD for approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes before the juice drained, demonstrating no appreciable difference in battery life between using the card and not.


Trending Price New. When we fired up Unreal Tournamentthe sound was crisp and clear. This time around, Creative’s Audigy 2 ZS Notebook packs most of the features offered by its bulkier sibling, but it addresses portability concerns with a PC card PCMCIA design that practically disappears into your laptop and doesn’t require a power cord.

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Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook Sound Card Review

The EAX control panel will allow you to simulate different environments concert hall, etc. With Creative ALchemy, you can:. Great sound, but it’s trapped in Apple’s world. Guide for New Notebook Technologies in Guide: Unable to run bit version of ASIO software. The only real downer is the absence of a remote control. uadigy

First, I can happily recommend this system. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. To uninstall the driver, do the following: Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. 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.


Overall You need to spend good money on good speakers to really tell the difference between crappy onboard sound and the Audigy 2 ZS.

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All in an impressively small package, requiring just a PC Card port. Visit our network of sites: But when you do finally get it running, there are benefits. Additional Product Features Signal Processor. Audigy External Sound Cards. Inserted into our laptop’s Nktebook Card slot, the card stuck out approximately 1 inch from the computer’s side. Galaxy S9 brings Samsung two steps forward, one step back.

Notebook audio just got very, very interesting!