Sound BlasterX AE-5 for audiophiles features RGB controller, Sabre-Class gaming DAC

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If you’re looking to upgrade your sound card on your PC, Creative has announced the Sound BlasterX AE-5 Audiophile-Grade Gaming Sound Card at E3 2017. The latest addition to the Sound BlasterX Pro-Gaming Series, the BlasterX AE-5 features a quad-core Sound Core3D audio DSP and a 122dB ESS Sabre-Class DAC, up to 32-bit/384kHz lossless playback, a Xamp discrete headphone amp, and integrated RGB controller powered by the Aurora Reactive Lighting System.

The Sound BlasterX AE 5 Gaming Sound Card.

The onboard Xamp headphone amplifier is custom built and features ultra-low 1Ω output impedance which makes it perfectly capable of driving sensitive in-ear monitors as well as studio-grade headphones from 16Ω to 600Ω.

The first sound card to feature a built-in RGB controller powered by Creative’s Aurora Reactive Lighting System. The sound card lights up through the PCB but gamers can also connect up to four LED strips for further customization through the Sound Blaster Connect PC software.

Other features of the new BlasterX sound card include the all new Scout 2.0 feature with Scout Radar that lets gamers pinpoint their enemy’s position using a Scout Radar app while Scout Mode lets you hear your adversaries before you can see them. If you have a 5.1 speaker set up, you can be assured that the new card also comes with support for a full-fledged discrete 5.1 speaker set-up.

The Sound BlasterX AE-5 will be available next month with an MSRP of $149.99USD.

What do you think about the Sound BlasterX AE-5 sound card? Do you think it’s something you might be picking up? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.


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