Solved ASUS Sabertooth Z87 on-board sound vs. Creative SoundBlaster Z? Tags: Sabertooth Creative Astro Sound Blaster Components Asus Sound Cards Last response: July 26, 2013 6:07 PM in Components Share Mace ya face July 26, 2013 12:12:03 PM Hey, I will be using a pair of Astro A40s and wondered if it was worth getting a Sound Card or use the on-board. (Quality). More about : asus sabertooth z87 board sound creative soundblaster RaisingTheBarHD July 26, 2013 12:22:55 PM Mace ya face said:Hey, I will be using a pair of Astro A40s and wondered if it was worth getting a Sound Card or use the on-board. (Quality). if you are a serious gamer then yes you will notice a difference, i use my a40 on my onboard and it still works wonders for me m 0 l geofelt a b Ĉ ASUS July 26, 2013 12:24:17 PM I suggest you try onboard sound first. Particularly if you are using a quality new generation motherboard. It usually is very good. You can always add a discrete sound card later. m 0 l Related resources Asus Z87 Expert vs Asus Sabertooth Z87 - Forum Asus z-87 Onboard sound Not Working Well - Forum Asus Sabertooth Z87 vs MSI Z87-G45 Gaming - Forum Asus Sabertooth Z87 VS Asus Maximus VI Hero - Forum Asus maximus vi hero vs asus sabertooth z87 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution SNA3 a b Ĉ ASUS July 26, 2013 12:26:51 PM Mace ya face said:Hey, I will be using a pair of Astro A40s and wondered if it was worth getting a Sound Card or use the on-board. (Quality). your sound is 112 dB SNR , the SB Z is 116 DB SNR , you need to understand that every 3 more DB SNR , thats DOuble the quality of the sound , so the Creative is double sound Quality. plus the Creative has a 600ohm Amplifier for headphones ... your board doesnt have it. so yes the Creative Z is double the sound Quality WITH 600 ohm AMP ... (doesnt work with USB headphones , needs direct input) Share Mace ya face July 26, 2013 5:40:36 PM One last question. Can anyone tell me the audio specs of the Maximus VI Hero? m 0 l SNA3 a b Ĉ ASUS July 26, 2013 6:07:11 PM Mace ya face said:One last question. Can anyone tell me the audio specs of the Maximus VI Hero? http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/MAXIMUS_VI_HERO/#overv... also lower than Creativ Soundblaster Z m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAsus Z87: Hero VI vs Sabertooth Forum SolvedASUS Maximus Vi Hero vs ASUS Sabertooth (Z87) Forum SolvedASUS Maximus VI Hero vs Sabertooth Z87 Gaming Forum SolvedAsus Z77 Sabertooth Onboard Sound Forum SolvedMSI Z87-GD65 vs Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H vs ASUS Sabertooth Z87 Forum SolvedZ87 Sabertooth vs. ASUS MAXIMUS VI Hero or gene? Forum SolvedASUS SABERTOOTH Z87 vs asus maximus VI formula Forum Solvedneed help with ASUS SABERTOOTH Z87 VS. ASUS Z87-A VS. GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD4H VS. MSI Z87 MPOWER Forum SolvedASUS Z87-PRO vs. ASUS TUF SABERTOOTH Z87 Forum SolvedMSI Z87 MPOWER MAX vs Asus Sabertooth Z87 Forum Solvedz87 msi GD65 vs new asus sabertooth? Forum Evga z87 ftw vs maixmus 6 hero vs asus sabertooth Forum SolvedAsus Maximus Z97 Hero onboard sound vs Asus Xonar Phoebus? Forum ASUS Sabertooth Z87 vs ASUS Maximus VI Hero Forum ASUS SABERTOOTH Z87 (C2) vs. ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO (C2) when not overclocking Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !