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Sound BlasterX G5 

7.1 HD Audio Portable USB Sound Card with Headphone Amplifier for Windows PC, Mac, PS4, and Other Consoles

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Features

Overview

The pocket-sized Sound BlasterX G5 delivers massively superior gaming audio performance in a compellingly tiny form-factor.

This virtual 7.1 24-bit/192kHz, 120dB USB Digital Audio Converter (DAC) and headphone amplifier delivers the ultimate headphone gaming audio experience - whether it is on your PC or for your PS4 gaming console.

Audio Performance

Native 7.1 Surround Sound Support

The portable G5 supports virtual 7.1 channel audio input signals for realistic virtualization via BlasterX Acoustic Engine Pro, to deliver gaming effects and audio cues with near-perfect accuracy and positioning via your headphones!

Immersive 3D PC Gaming Audio

The Sound BlasterX G5 is a high performance external sound card with a built-in SB-Axx1™ multi-core chipset for hardware accelerated audio. It transforms basic, underperforming motherboard stereo into immersive 3D virtual surround sound for your headset.

The G5 also supports multi-channel content, and 7.1 audio mixing for ultra-realistic surround sound into your headphones.

Best-in-class Console Gaming Audio

Built with precision audiophile components, the G5 delivers a best-in-class stereo experience for your PS4 and Xbox™ One 1 with high-resolution of 24-bit/192kHz, 120dB USB DAC hardware driven audio playback that enables you to experience your gaming audio soundtrack in amazing detail. You'll be able to detect in real time where your enemy exactly is and get the winning edge every single time!

Audiophile-grade Headphone Amplifier

The G5 is not just a 24-bit/192kHz, 120dB USB DAC. With a Texas Instruments TPA6120A2 headphone amplifier with a low output impedance of 2.2Ω, the G5 is capable of driving headphones of up to 600Ω impedance as well as sensitive in-ear monitors in the market today.

This pocket-sized external gaming sound card also supports high-resolution audio playback of up to 24-bit/192kHz, thanks to its Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC, which has a Signal-to-Noise Ratio of 120dB.

24-bit
120dB

Hardware

Built-in SB-Axx1 Audio Processor

Dedicated SBX Profile selection button and Scout Mode™ buttons on the G5 work with the built-in SB-Axx1 multi-core processor for instant hardware accelerated audio enhancements. Get the right setting and save time by storing up to three audio profiles on the G5. All it takes is a button, along with toggle controls to switch between the profiles to suit the nature of your gameplay.

Backlit Volume Control with Illuminated Volume Indicator

The G5 is a perfect example of the fusion of form and functionality. With a volume knob that's sized for easy accessibility during gameplay, there's a crimson red backlight that provides visual aid in low-lighting conditions. And, you're ready to take on your game!

Connectivity

The G5 further expands the inputs and outputs found in today's onboard audio solutions, with the inclusion of options such as line-in and optical connections. The USB-Device port at the back of Sound BlasterX G5 offers another USB port that supplies the maximum output of 100mA, so you can plug in your gaming mouse or keyboard easily.

The G5 support headsets with 4-pole connection, in addition to the dedicated mic jack.

1 Connects to PlayStation® 4 via USB and Xbox™ One via Optical-in. Comms are not supported on Xbox One.

Software

BlasterX Acoustic Engine Pro

Optimised for your gameplay and engineered to impress you with extraordinary sound, the G5 represents our true innovation in sound, beyond the realm of physical limitations through audio enhancements.

Available for Windows®, the fully customisable BlasterX Acoustic Engine Pro gives you unprecedented control over your listening experience with audio realism and immersive audio effects that intelligently minimises distractions and enhances gameplay. From the whizz of bullets near your head to the terrifying roar of a troll, every detail of your game comes alive with our professionally tweaked audio enhancements!

Scout Mode

Activate Scout Mode to give yourself a distinct tactical advantage! This tried and tested technology enhances important in-game audio cues — such as footsteps and weapon switching sounds -- allowing you to quickly and accurately pinpoint your opponents' location before they pinpoint yours!

Dimensions

REVIEWS

Gamescouts

Creative Labs’ Sound BlasterX G5 is extraordinary. For only hundred fifty bucks, Creative Labs is offering audiophile sound quality that’s accompanied by abounding extras typically reserved for much pricier devices. As far as mini-amps go, it doesn’t get cheaper and better than this. Even if you’re not particularly picky about the sound in your games, you owe it to yourself to check out the G5 and see what you’ve been missing.

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Sound BlasterX G5 

2016-04-19

GamingShogun

Being able to hear footsteps and bullets whizz past while listening through the G5 allowed me to have a better sense of situational awareness on the digital battlefield, resulting in a better “kills to death” ratio.

4 out of 5

Sound BlasterX G5 

2016-02-29

gametyrant

I love this sound card and the quality that pours from it. Whether you want to go basic and just rock it out of the box or tweak until your ears bleed, it's really your choice. I've listened to a lot of 7.1 gear in my day, but this is up near the top of the pile.

Sound BlasterX G5 

2016-02-11

Sound BlasterX G5  6.5 out of 0 based on 2 ratings. based on 3 reviews.

A Closer Look

Specifications

Dimensions
110 x 74 x 22 mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 0.9")
Audio Technology
SB-Axx1™
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
120 dB (DAC)
Platform
USB 2.0, USB 3.0
Connectivity Options (Main)
microUSBLine / Optical Out :
1 x 3.5 mm jack
Line / Optical In:
1 x 3.5 mm jack
4-pole Headphone-out with Mic:
1 x 3.5 mm jack
Dedicated Mic In :
1 x 3.5 mm jack
Max Channel Output
Stereo
Audio Technologies
Scout Mode
Supported Operating Systems
Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows Vista®, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, Mac OS X v10.8 and above, Windows® 11
Audio Fidelity
Up to 24-bit / 192 kHz
Included Accessories
Micro USB cable, Mini TOSLINK Cable
ASIO
Playback & Recording
Recommended Usage
Gaming
Portable Entertainment

System Requirements

Windows
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD® equivalent processor (2.8 GHz or faster recommended)
  • Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard
  • Microsoft® Windows 10 32/64 bit, Windows 8.1/8.0 32/64 bit, Windows 7 32/64 bit, Windows Vista™ 32/64 bit SP1 or higher
  • 1GB RAM
  • >600MB of free hard disk space
  • Available USB 2.0/3.0 port (High Speed recommended with driver)
Macintosh
  • Macintosh running Mac OS X 10. 8 or higher
  • 1GB RAM
  • >600MB of free hard disk space
  • Available USB 2.0/3.0 port
BlasterX Acoustic Engine Pro Software for Windows
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD® equivalent processor (2.8 GHz or faster recommended)
  • Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard
  • Microsoft® Windows 10 32/64 bit, Windows 8.1/8.0 32/64 bit, Windows 7 32/64 bit, Windows Vista™ 32/64 bit SP1 or higher
  • 1GB RAM
  • >600MB of free hard disk space

Package Contents

  • Sound BlasterX G5
  • Quick Start Leaflet
  • Warranty Leaflet
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Mini TOSLINK cable

Warranty

1-year Limited Hardware Warranty

Downloads

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