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Sound Blaster Audigy Rx
- 28 points
- 13 months ago
from completed build ATX Ryzen 5 Build (First Build)
Very nice sound card that really helped open up my Razer Kraken Pro V2 gaming headset. The sounds are crisp and clear, and I can hear little nuances in games and music that I didn't notice before. Creative ALchemy and EAX are the cherries on top. I gave it 4 stars however, because of the lack of driver updates.
- 27 points
- 21 months ago
from completed build "Does it come in black?" - 1440p Ultrawide Gaming
This is an absolutely brilliant sound card. I downloaded the most recent stable drivers from Daniel_K's blogspot and performed a full installation. My speakers were up and running in no time and I was shown a full range of programs, including a coherent sound equalizer, speaker setup, MIDI sound-font program, and a program that handles EAX. The user interface is very friendly and allowed me to tune the sound precisely to my liking.
Now, I cannot praise this card enough for its sound. I thought the onboard audio was great with the Asus Maximus VII Hero, but it does not even compare to this sound card. It added much needed depth and clarity to my 5.1 speaker setup, while also balancing the lows, mids, and highs, even at extreme levels of volume. My rear two speakers sounded extremely muddy and had degraded sound quality with my previous onboard audio setup, but now the Audigy Rx makes them shine. You can hear the smallest details of intricate instruments in them now. I can also say that the subwoofer packs a much heavier punch as well.
This card also drives my Sennheiser headphones with ease and really brings them to life. Overall, I am very satisfied with this purchase and would definitely recommend it to anyone trying to get more out of their speaker/headphone setup.
- 16 points
- 16 months ago
from completed build Enthusiast AMD Build
Good sound quality and supports my surround speakers which is always nice
- 11 points
- 44 months ago
from completed build 4K Gaming Deployed
Simply put, after the X-Fi, this series of card is pretty much necessary for complete, and full hardware audio acceleration for both modern (OpenAL) and legacy (Directsound / Creative EAX ) games.
Since the Core3D based sound cards all have to do EAX in software, and are a net downgrade, this is pretty much the latest card that can do it in full hardware. And it's much cheaper. Still don't know how this model can do 7.1 audio output, though. Apparently it has something to do with Creative specific adapter cables.