Creative Labs Sound Blaster GC7 Game Streaming USB DAC and Amp w/ Programmable Buttons and Super X-Fi

MX00120505 Sound Blaster GC7 Game Streaming USB DAC and Amp w/ Programmable Buttons and Super X-Fi
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Product Info

Sound Blaster GC7 External Sound Card for Live Streamers and Casters

Top of the Line Game Streaming USB DAC and Amp with Programmable Buttons and Super X-Fi


The best gameplay involves intuitive controls that support split-second decisions made while in the game. As the first in its series of premium gaming audio solutions for experienced gamers, Sound Blaster GC7 hands you the winning formula to conquer any game—the access to a plethora of programmable controls built directly on the device for quick switches when gaming.

Designed with convenience in mind, you can make on-the-fly adjustments to your game and chat volume mix with GameVoice Mix, tweak your audio and microphone settings, and switch quickly between different sound modes—all with just a button press.

And that's definitely not all! Armed with both Sound Blaster's audio processing expertise and our award-winning Super X-Fi Headphone Holography, the Sound Blaster GC7 is powered by a dual-DSP system to provide you with an edge over your opponents using superior battle tools like the Scout Mode and SXFI BATTLE Mode.

Major Features:

  • Advanced 7.1 Virtualization technology for immersive gameplay
  • Super versatile—use them across gaming consoles and PC, and switch easily between these platforms
  • Easy audio upgrade—up to high-resolution 32-bit / 384 kHz audio quality without the need for complicated hardware installation
  • Sound Blaster’s audio processing Gaming Technologies:
    • GameVoice Mix
    • Scout Mode
    • CrystalVoice


Gain Control

Timing is everything. Stop fumbling over your settings for a specific control while battling in an intense gameplay or streaming live to your audience; there's simply no time for that.


The Sound Blaster GC7 sports four programmable buttons on its body for quick access to your saved presets. Customize each button as you see fit—whether it's to launch a third-party application, or turning on a set of specific streaming settings via shortcuts—it's all at your fingertips. And while you're at it, customize the RGB lighting on each button to match the rest of your setup, and game in the dark comfortably with the backlit LEDs.


When we say convenience, we really do mean it. Beyond the four programmable buttons, we went further and integrated a full set of easy-access controls for audio, microphone, and surround mode adjustments at your fingertips. You can also toggle between Super X-Fi audio holography and Sound Blaster Acoustic Engine Surround, or turn on SXFI BATTLE Mode or Scout Mode with just a press of button.


Two is definitely better than one. We've packed our best audio innovations—our award-winning Super X-Fi Headphone Holography and Sound Blaster audio processing—into the Sound Blaster GC7 for the ultimate gaming experience!

Super X-Fi Headphone Holography captures the listening experience of a high-end multi-speaker system in a professional studio and recreates the same expansive experience in headphones. Powered by the UltraDSP chip, step into an alternate reality with Super X-Fi's hyper-realistic audio that mirrors an accurate sense of space and directionality, and escape to another reality in your favorite fantasy or open world games using any headphones of your choice.

With Sound Blaster's full suite of audio enhancements, expect top-tier audio processing like Surround Virtualization from the Sound Blaster chip, and make your audio uniquely yours by customizing the settings of other audio features like Crystalizer, Smart Volume, and Dialog Plus. Fine-tuned over three decades, our audio processing techniques can be enjoyed on both speakers and headphones so you don't have to pick a side.

We're all about providing you with the best audio experience tailored to your needs. If you prefer the traditional surround approach, the Sound Blaster GC7 also supports up to 7.1 virtual surround on both headphones and speakers, as well as Dolby Audio decoding1 for a cinematic audio experience.
Note: Dolby Audio Decoding is only available via optical input.


Well hello there, MVP. Raise your KDR even further in FPS games with an unfair advantage over your opponents! The Sound Blaster GC7 is equipped with both SXFI BATTLE Mode and Scout Mode, so you can choose* the best weapon for your victory.
* SXFI BATTLE Mode and Scout Mode utilize different processing technologies; they cannot be used simultaneously.

Incredible Performance!

Hear your surroundings in games, just like how you would in real life. SXFI BATTLE Mode is the first and only sound mode that allows you to hear not only the directionality of where the gunshots are coming from, but distance as well—so you can accurately pinpoint your enemies' locations to the millimeter.

Combined with the hyper-realistic Super X-Fi audio and its unprecedented level of audio clarity and depth, gain the extra edge in first-person shooter games that's not just accurate, but immersive too.

"This thing almost feels like cheating. BATTLE Mode is tuned specifically for first-person shooters...You'll regularly hear your enemies earlier than you otherwise would, which essentially gives you a competitive edge."


Scout Mode!

If you've been with us throughout our Sound Blaster journey, you'd know. Scout Mode is one of Sound Blaster's unique trademark sound modes that focuses on detection through enhanced audio cues, highlighting each and every in-game detail that could make or break the chances of winning every game.

Whether it's the sound of your enemies' gun reload or a slight ruffle in the grass, Scout Mode is sure to bring the cues right to your ears. Detect your enemies' slightest movements before you even see them on coming on screen!

"...and Scout mode was the acoustic equivalent of shining a spotlight on directional cues in the game...After playing for a day or two with Scout Mode on, turning it off made games feel incomplete in comparison."

System Requirements

Windows® Computers:

  • Intel® Core™ i3 or equivalent AMD® Ryzen Processor
  • Microsoft® Windows 10 or 11
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 600 MB of free hard disk space
  • 1x USB port

Mac® Computers:

  • macOS 10.15 Catalina or higher
  • 1 GB RAM
  • USB port

PS4 / PS5* Consoles:

  • Firmware Ver 5.0 or later
  • Available USB port

*PS5 Consoles require an optional HDMI to SPDIF Converter for GameVoice Mix

Nintendo Switch:

  • Switch OS 5.0 or later
  • Available 3.5 mm headphone port on console
  • Available USB port (in docking mode)

Note: Voice communications supported when connected via 3.5 mm port and with Bluetooth to Android and iOS Nintendo Switch Online app or VOIP client


Make and Model Creative Labs Sound Blaster CG7 Streaming USB DAC and Amp
Part Number 70SB185000000
Signal/Noise Ratio 125 dB(A)
Dynamic Range 116 dB
Distortion THD+N*: ~0.0005%
(*Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise)
Recording Resolution SPDIF Input: 16 / 24-bit @ 48.0, 96.0, 192 kHz
SPDIF Passthrough: 16 / 24-bit @ 48.0, 96.0, 192 kHz

Optical In: 16 / 24-bit 48.0 @ 96.0, 192.0 kHz

Mic-in: 16 / 24-bit @ 48.0, 96.0, 192.0 kHz
Line-in: 16 / 24-bit @ 48.0, 96.0, 192.0 kHz
Playback Resolution DSP Mode: PCM 16 / 24-bit 48.0, 96.0kHz, 192 kHz
SPDIF Output: PCM 16 / 24-bit, 48.0 kHz
Cinematic Codec Dolby® 7.1 Audio Decoding
Other Audio Technologies CrystalVoice
Scout Mode
Super X-Fi Ultra DSP
Headphone Amp Headphone Support: 32 ~ 300Ω
Output Impedance: 10Ω
Controls 4x Reassignable C1 - C4 Buttons
Master Volume Dial
GameVoice Mix Dial
SXFI Button
Surround Button
Bass Button
Treble Button
Mic Button
Rotary Dial
Mic Mute
Unmute Button
Power Button
Platform Node Switch
Headphone Gain Switch
Wireless Bluetooth Low Energy
(Mobile Creative app support, Super X-Fi Profile Transfer and OTA Firmware upgrades)
I/O Interface 1x 3.5mm Line In / Mobile
1x 3.5mm Line Out
1x 3.5mm External Mic-in Jack
1x 3.5mm 4-Pole Combo Jack
1x SPDIF Out
1x USB Type-C port
Compatible Platforms Windows® 10
Mac OS® X 10.5 and above (Intel® Macs only)
PS4 / PS5*
*PS5 Consoles require an optional HDMI to SPDIF Converter for GameVoice Mix
Dimensions 47 x 114 x 173mm
Weight 280g

Package Contents

  • 1x Sound Blaster GC7 Sound Card
  • 1x USB-C to USB-A Cable
  • 1x Optical Cable
  • 1x 3.5mm AUX-in Cable