Originally Posted by swaaye
I wouldn't get the NX at all. The Notebook is more capable and has the same features. There are no disadvantages to the Audigy Notebook (I got the ENE thing figured out), other than its price. The NX is a bunch of compromises smushed together. It's very good for a USB solution though, probably the best.
There are a couple disadvantages I can see in Audigy Notebook over NX.
It is only PCMCIA, so it will only work with a notebook.
USB NX "could" be used with notebook or desktop just as well.
Some modern laptops may have issues with cardbus. My i9200 uses Ricoh 5C476, which is on the Creative list as having known problems with the ZS. This may prevent the card from using advanced mode or EAX4. USB will not have these issues.
BTW, today is the last day Newegg has a $20 rebate on the ZS.