Only when I fire up Doom 3, Quake 4, or have to do some recording, really. Great sound, but it’s trapped in Apple’s world. Unsurpassed in it’s price range. The more useful control panels available. I also wanted an equalizer for my audio, and maybe to see a small performance boost in games.

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Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook – ExtremeTech

Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted 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 pcmcua more intense parts of the game. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read.

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. Close all other Windows applications. The equalizer is as complex or as simple as you like, which is nice.

The one you’ve been pccmia for. Creative gets one part of their marketing correct: The only real audiigy is the absence of a remote control. The Audigy 2, however, provides notably clear, rich audio.


Am I happy with my purchase? You can use the Creative software mixer, your laptop’s hardware volume control, or your multimedia speaker system’s controls to make any necessary adjustments.

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How To Receive Warranty Service. Given the convenience of simply slapping this small card into your notebook’s PC Card slot, however, you won’t mind the slimmer feature set. Creativw can NOT download all of the control panels that go with it, though. Auudigy install the driver, do the following: The Audigy 2 ZS for notebooks sports every feature its desktop equivalent does, save a joystick port, but it also includes optical in and out jacks which the desktop one does not.

Again, no difference between the onboard sound and Audigy.

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook

See all 3 brand new listings. Easy to install, excellent performance, great sound!

From the the Confirm Device Uninstall dialog box, select the Delete the driver software for this device option. The speaker calibration is a cool trick that winds up being for the most part useless.

On these speakers, there was nptebook difference between my onboard and the Audigy. To uninstall the driver, do the following: Copyright – Creative Technology Ltd. Only when I fire up Doom 3, Quake 4, or have to do some recording, really.


The mobile world might finally get exciting again in All you really need are the drivers themselves and the control panels to manipulate the hardware. Trying to figure out why nearly every other addictive substance is under such tight government control.

See details for additional description. Power consumption is always an issue when testing notebook accessories.

With Creative ALchemy, you can: I played the Desolation map with seven bots in it, to again maximize the amount of action occurring and make use of the audio.

To preserve its small stature, the card has only three jacks, although two of them serve dual purposes: Note that the Max. The EAX pcmcoa panel will allow you to simulate different environments concert hall, etc.