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MPN: 70SB159000001 EAN: 5390660185601

The Sound Blaster E5 is a 24-bit/192kHz high resolution USB DAC and portable headphone amplifier. Built with precision audiophile components, a best-in-class 600 ohm headphone amplifier and aptX technology for Bluetooth, the Sound Blaster E5 is the perfect audio component for music lovers, whether they are on the move or beside their PC/Mac.
  • Computing Accessory Type: PC Accessories
  • Depth: 111 MM
  • The Sound Blaster E5 is designed from the ground up, to reproduce high-fidelity audio with minimum distortion and noise.
  • Sound Blaster Audigy Rx Control Panel is a dedicated PC application to control and customize every aspect of your sound card.
  • A best-in-class Texas Instrument TI6120A2 headphone amplifier enables you to power any of the headphones
  • You can play digital audio direct from your iOS or Android* device via the Sound Blaster E5 to your headphones
  • Enjoy immersive audio realism, with SBX Pro Studio when you are watching movies or playing games.
  • Dual headphone output lets you and your loved one enjoy your favourite tracks simultaneously!
  • Height: 24 MM
  • Width: 70 MM

Product Features

  • Compact External USB DAC for PC/MAC
    The Sound Blaster E5 is the result of Sound Blaster's relentless audio innovation since the PC era, backed by decades of legendary audio engineering expertise. With a proven track record of providing high-fidelity PC audio for discerning ears, the E5 now brings a high-resolution audio experience for your use with laptops, smart phones and tablets.
  • Designed for the audiophile in you
    The Sound Blaster E5 is designed from the ground up, to reproduce high-fidelity audio with minimum distortion and noise. It is built on the flagship Cirrus Logic CS4398 Digital-Analog Converter (DAC), with an impressively high 120dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) that supports sample rates of up to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution.
  • High-resolution audio playback
    Sound Blaster E5 is able to decode audio files ranging from MP3s and CDs (16-bit/44 kHz) to high-resolution 24-bit/192 kHz files, be it from your PC/Mac or other smart devices.
  • Hi-Fi companion for your mobile devices
    You can play digital audio direct from your iOS or Android device via the Sound Blaster E5 to your headphones. Digital audio signals are sent from the device directly to the Sound Blaster E5, which decodes them without any degradation in audio quality. What you get is audio playback at its highest fidelity.
  • Very low output impedance - 2.2 ohm
    Headphones, like consumer speakers, have defined classes allowing manufacturers of amplifiers, receivers, etc to design with those standards in mind. Generally different types of headphone fall between 16-32 ohm for consumer or home applications and 600 ohm for broadcast applications. When designing the Sound Blaster E5, the engineers pushed boundaries by specially engineering the headphone amplifier circuit with a very low output impedance of 2.2 ohm. This allows the Sound Blaster E5 to accommodate both extreme ends of headphones in the market - from the most demanding high-impedance studio headphones to the most sensitive low-impedance in-ear monitors - while minimizing the introduction of distortion to audio content caused by variance in frequency response.
  • Dual orientation recording with CrystalVoice technology
    The Sound Blaster E5 records via built-in dual microphones with auto-orientation sensor that reacts to landscape or portrait orientation, allowing stereo recording to smartphones or tablets. The Sound Blaster E5 also features CrystalVoice technology, a suite of audio recording enhancements built into the digital signal processor (DSP) that reduces noise and provides for clear calls and voice recordings, be it from mobile phones or via Skype conferencing. Communication profiles such as A2DP, HFP and AVRCP are supported for voice calls.
  • Dual headphone outputs
    Dual headphone output lets you and your loved one enjoy your favorite tracks simultaneously.

Technical Specification

Product DescriptionCreative Sound Blaster E5 - sound card
Device TypeSound card
Enclosure TypeExternal
Interface TypeUSB / Bluetooth
Sound Output ModeStereo
Signal-To-Noise Ratio120 dB
System RequirementsApple MacOS X 10.6.8 or later, Android 2.3 or later, Apple iOS 6.x or later, Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 (32/64 bits)
Manufacturer Warranty1 year warranty