I am currently building a new computer this summer and I am wondering if I should replace my current sound card, the audigy 2 zs for a newer sound card. The speaker system I have is the Logitech Z-5500 using analog cables.
If the sound card is running fine then mostly you don't require to change it.. The audigy 2 ZS is pretty good.. However, if you are looking forward for a full range modern audio tech coverage for both gaming and multimedia, you may just as well go ahead and get one..
Well...unlike Creatives X-fi line, the Audigy series was at least STABLE most of the time...aging a bit, but probably not worth an upgrade.
Moving up to a higher end ASUS/Auzentech model, you *might* see an upgrade in audio quality, but unless you want to eat $150+ for a sound upgrade which you may or may not be able to appriciate, its probably best ot leave well enough alone for now.
I have and still use an Audigy 2-ZS on my 2nd rig and agree it still sounds very good.
But i upgraded on my main rig with an Auzentech Forte and it's definitely an improvement over a ZS and can be done for under $150.
The Forte includes all the best features of Creative's most expensive card and more. http://www.ncixus.com/products/?sku=35596&vpn=AZTXFF710...
Cool Thanks! I ended up buying the card last night off of ncix!
Nice! i think you're really going to notice a difference.
The mids and highs are better and the bass will be much tighter/punchier.
That's what i noticed right away on my set-up.
Your gonna piss some people off cuz it will be much louder as well.