Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 RGB Gaming Sound Card

Creative has announced the Sound BlasterX AE-5. The product is a 122 dB Hi-Resolution PCIe Gaming Sound Card and digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with RGB Aurora Lighting System. The sound card uses true audio fidelity with hi-res lossless playback.

 

Sound BlasterX AE-5

 

The Sound BlasterX AE-5 is a SABRE32 ultra class PCIe DAC with hi-resolution audio for gaming, music, and entertainment. The product produces up to 32-bit 384 kHz with 122dB DNR with ultra-low audio distortion. The sound card features pure and original audio which showcases the Aurora Reactive Lighting System with up to 16.8 million customizable RGB colors. Also, the Aurora Reactive Lighting System has a built-in RGB controller with an additional LED strip for its PC chassis. It also includes a free downloadable Sound Blaster Connect software. Additionally, Creative’s Sound BlasterX AE-5a features a brand new discrete headphone amp utilizing bi-amplification technology. The bi-amplification tech improves the audio output and clarity with low 1Ω impedance drives and 16-600Ω for plugged headphones.

The Sound BlasterX AE-5 is the very first sound card to feature a custom designed Xamp discrete headphone amplifier. Each of the two audio channels are individually amplified “allowing the AE-5 to deliver a whole new level of pristine audio fidelity in an unaltered lossless model to each earcup regardless of demand. The ultra-low 1Ω output impedance drives 16-600Ω headphones perfectly.”

The BlasterX Acoustic Engine is a fully customizable audio to give high audio immersion and precision for a competitive advantage when gaming. Creative states, “These sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism, including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and handsets. An interesting feature is the Scout Radar included. The Scout 2.0 allows gamers “the world’s first smart gaming companion that enables you to visualize and see where enemies are on the radar through your mobile device for any First Person Shooter game.”

Furthermore, the Sound BlasterX AE-5 comes in black and a special white edition. The white edition includes four LED strips, three more than the standard edition. The special white edition is to be priced at$180 and will be exclusive to creative.com August 2017. The standard black sound card will release this July for approximately $150.

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