Creative Labs Sound Blaster G3 Portable USB-C DAC Amp

MX00115194 Sound Blaster G3 Portable USB-C DAC Amp
MX00115194 Sound Blaster G3 Portable USB-C DAC Amp MX00115194 Sound Blaster G3 Portable USB-C DAC Amp MX00115194 Sound Blaster G3 Portable USB-C DAC Amp MX00115194 Sound Blaster G3 Portable USB-C DAC Amp

Product Info

Sound Blaster G3 – Portable External Console Gaming USB-C DAC Amp for PlayStation® 4, Nintendo Switch™, PC, and Mac


This is it. The first Sound Blaster made specifically for PlayStation® 4 and Nintendo Switch™ users.

If you were a PC user, it would be easy getting a DAC, amp, or sound card to satisfy your audio needs. But why isn't it the same for console users? With 30 years of legacy and technical expertise in PC audio, we are venturing beyond the PC and into gaming consoles, and the Sound Blaster G3 is our answer. Designed to be a fuss-free, driverless audio upgrade for your gaming consoles, the G3 is meant to provide users with premium gaming features without having to break the bank.

Making our first foray into gaming audio on consoles, we debut our latest GameVoice Mix for game and voice chat balance capability, a customizable EQ preset with custom-tuned Footsteps Enhancer, and on-the-fly audio adjustments without having to exit your game's screen.

If all you have ever known is the default audio on your consoles, try the G3. We'll let its performance speak for itself.


Designed to Fit Your Needs

The Sound Blaster G3 is a highly versatile accessory that's perfect for work and play. Because it is such a nifty product that's packed with features for specific use, we've outlined the best features that allows the Sound Blaster G3 to improve your audio for your conference calls, or while gaming.

Powered by USB-C. Perfect for PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Mac.

An instant audio upgrade, the G3 is powered entirely via USB-C. This one dongle works directly across the different platforms that you own - PS4, Switch, PC, or even Mac. The best part? The setup doesn't get more straightforward than how we've designed the G3 to be - no special software, and no drivers needed. And to enjoy USB audio, simply plug in the G3 to your devices, and it will work straight out of the box.

For devices with the older USB-A port, we've provided a USB-C to USB-A converter. All that's required is for you to plug the converter onto the G3, and plug it into the USB Type-A port to hear improved audio quality.

Game Better. Chat Better. Win Battle.

You have that pair of headphones. It's your absolute favorite, but why do you need to fork out so much more in order to get access to that ONE feature you covet?

The G3 debuts our latest GameVoice Mix*, a gaming feature often found only in products that are priced at a premium. The G3's GameVoice Mix gives you game audio / chat balance capabilities—all without having to let go of your existing headphones or hurting your wallet.

Chatting with your team while gaming on PS4? Balance your game's audio and teammates' chat volume as you wish. Without leaving your game screen, our GameVoice Mix volume dial allows you to easily increase your voice chat volume during a raid to hear your team better, or decrease the chatter and amp up your gaming audio during a particularly climatic scene on your game - simply plug in the G3 via the USB-C and Optical / Line-in port to better your gameplay.

* This feature is available for PS4, PS4 Pro, PS4 Slim, PC, and Mac only.

One Hand. All Controls.

Built with form and functionality in mind, the G3 provides direct access to the independent mic and volume controls on each side of the device. While you're busy maneuvering in-game with one hand on the controller, you can make mic and volume adjustments instinctively on the other with just a single hand grip!

Footsteps Enhancer

In a game where each millisecond counts, waiting till you spot your enemies on screen will probably get you KIA. With the G3, gain the ability to hear beyond what you see with our custom-tuned Footsteps Enhancer, a customizable EQ that allows you to hear footsteps that pinpoints exactly where your opponents are.

On-the-fly Mobile Remote

Make on-the-fly changes to your audio settings directly on the G3 via your mobile phone! Without having to unplug or exit your game, you can remotely control your sound settings through the Sound Blaster Command mobile app.

Hate it when you are chatting with the team, but you can't tell if you sound too soft or too loud? Simply switch on the mic-monitoring feature via the mobile app, and control how you want to be heard, while hearing yourself.

And that's not all! You can also make instantaneous bass and treble adjustments, further customize your Footsteps Enhancer mode, or even adjust your volume and mic controls when your G3 is out of reach - all you need is Bluetooth® connectivity.

High-quality Audio

At the core of G3 lies a sound chip that supports high-definition audio performance, with the capabilities to drive studio-grade headphones of up to 300Ω. Combined with a super compact and lightweight form factor, this is the audio upgrade that's been missing from your console's setup.

Sound Blaster Command Software

For Windows PC and Mac users, you can access the full suite of Sound Blaster's industry-leading audio processing technologies including 7.1 Surround Virtualization, Crystalizer, Bass, Smart Volume, and Dialog+, or even additional functions such as Mixer settings.

Perfect for Both Work and Play!

The Sound Blaster G3 doubles up as great add-on to improve your conference calls and making sure that you sound more professional while communicating clearly all the time.

Additional Information:

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  • PC with Windows® 10, 8.1
  • Mac® OS X 10.12 or later
  • PS4™, Nintendo Switch™

System Requirements

Windows® OS:

  • Intel® Core™ i3 or AMD® equivalent processor
  • Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard
  • Microsoft® Windows 10 32/64 bit, Windows 8.1/8.0 32/64 bit
  • 1GB RAM
  • >600 MB of free hard disk space
  • USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 port

Mac® OS:

  • Mac OS X® 10.12 or higher
  • 1GB RAM
  • USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 port


  • Firmware Version 5.0 or later
  • Available USB port (as Chat Audio Output)
  • Available Optical Out port (as Game Audio Output)

Nintendo Switch:

  • Switch OS 5.0 or later
  • Available 3.5mm headphone port
  • Available USB port (in docking mode)
  • Voice communications not supported


  • Android OS Version 8.0 or later
  • Device must have built-in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) support


  • iOS Version 11.0 or later
  • Device must have built-in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) support


Part Number 70SB183000000
Sound Card Portable External Console Gaming USB-C DAC Amp Sound Card
Headphone Amp 16~300Ω
Dynamic Range (DNR) 100 dB
Audio Technologies CrystalVoice
Scout Mode
Playback Resolution PCM 16-bit, 48.0, 96.0 kHz, PCM 24-bit, 48.0, 96.0 kHz
Recording Resolution Mic-in: 16-bit, 48.0, 96.0 kHz
Mic-in: 24-bit, 48.0, 96.0 kHz
Optical In: 16-bit, 48.0, 96.0 kHz
Optical In: 24-bit, 48.0, 96.0 kHz
Line-in: 24-bit, 48.0, 96.0 kHz
Line-in: 16-bit, 48.0, 96.0 kHz
I/O Ports 1 x 1/8" (0.13") mini TOSLINK Optical / Line-in Combo Jack
1 x 1/8" (0.13") Headphone-out jack
1 x 1/8" (0.13") Ext. mic-in jack
Interface USB-C
Power USB bus powered
Dimensions 210 x 39 x 15 mm
Weight 32g

Package Contents

  • Creative Sound Blaster G3 USB-C Portable Sound Card
  • USB-C to USB-A Converter
  • Optical Cable (1m)
  • Quick Start Guide