Creative Labs Sound Blaster X1 USB DAC w/ AKM 4377 DAC, Ti / Burr-Brown™ INA1620 Dual Op Amp, USB Type-C, 3.5mm Headphone Out

MX00123001 Sound Blaster X1 USB DAC w/ AKM 4377 DAC, Ti / Burr-Brown™ INA1620 Dual Op Amp, USB Type-C, 3.5mm Headphone Out
MX00123001 Sound Blaster X1 USB DAC w/ AKM 4377 DAC, Ti / Burr-Brown™ INA1620 Dual Op Amp, USB Type-C, 3.5mm Headphone Out MX00123001 Sound Blaster X1 USB DAC w/ AKM 4377 DAC, Ti / Burr-Brown™ INA1620 Dual Op Amp, USB Type-C, 3.5mm Headphone Out MX00123001 Sound Blaster X1 USB DAC w/ AKM 4377 DAC, Ti / Burr-Brown™ INA1620 Dual Op Amp, USB Type-C, 3.5mm Headphone Out

Product Info

Sound Blaster X1 Hi-Res USB DAC / Headphone Amp

Discover Details You've Never heard Before With The Sound Blaster X1
Designed specifically to deliver powerful and pristine audio to your headphones, the super compact Sound Blaster X1 upgrades your audio quality instantly to high-resolution playback with its built-in AKM 4377 DAC!

Coupled with the Ti / Burr-Brown™ INA1620 Dual Audio Op Amp (Operational Amplifier), the Sound Blaster X1 amplifies and delivers crisp audio to further enhance your listening experience.

In simple terms, the Sound Blaster X1 acts as the middleman between your device and headphones to give your audio a clearer, louder and more impactful boost along with Super X-Fi® Headphone Holography.

Connect it directly via USB-C to your PC, Mac, PlayStation® consoles, or Nintendo Switch™, and it enhances your device's audio with little effort. It also comes with playback and mic mute buttons, as well as SmartComms Kit via the Creative app on PC and Mac, for a fuss-free way to communicate online during meetings or even in-game chats.



Nothing but Pristine

Hear every layer, every detail, and every nuance of your favorite media. The Sound Blaster X1 encompasses a secondary high-precision AKM 32-bit DAC-known in the audio world for its outstanding fidelity. When combined, the Sound Blaster X1 delivers an outstanding audio yield of up to 115 dB SNR at 24-bit / 96 kHz playback resolution. This promises pristine audio quality, bringing out the best in your headphones and playback device.

Amplify Your Headphone Experience

A good pair of headphones is hard to come by, and we know, so let the Sound Blaster X1 reintroduce your current pair to you with impactful and powerful acoustics without sacrificing audio clarity. The Sound Blaster X1 utilizes top notch Ti/Burr-Brown™ INA1620 dual audio operational amplifier with integrated thin-film resistor pairs and EMI filtering, to delivers high output power with extremely low distortion and crosstalk, thus delivering high fidelity audio for your listening experience.

The Sound Blaster X1 is capable of driving headphones with high impedances of up to 600Ω, even studio-grade ones. Enjoy the full specs of your favorite headphones wherever you are with this portable audio accessory. If you have been underutilizing your headphones, here's your chance to maximize it.

Immersive Surround

Nothing beats the surround experience of a movie theater, and that's where Sound Blaster X1 comes in. While you can't be at the cinemas 24/7, the Sound Blaster X1 travels you with wherever you go.

With options from a full range of 5.1 and 7.1 audio streams for surround virtualization, as well as the award-winning Super X-Fi Headphone Holography, this USB DAC lets you experience the familiar surround effects effortlessly from your headphones—especially spoken dialogs in shows—with natural and lifelike soundstage that's deeply immersive and highly realistic, akin to the movie theater, without missing out on audio cues and immersive ambient effects.



With a convenient plug-and-play USB-C interface, the Sound Blaster X1 connects directly to your PC, Mac, or gaming console, and does not require any driver for setup.

Simply plug in the Sound Blaster X1 to your device and enjoy an instant volume and clarity boost to any media from your favourite apps and music players, including Netflix, Spotify, Apple Music, and even YouTube. Combined with a portable and lightweight form factor, the Sound Blaster X1 is basically a professional audio system that fits in your pocket!


Get easy access to handy functions like volume, mic mute, and Super X-Fi control on the Sound Blaster X1 without having to navigate through the multi-layered on-screen settings. The mute button is particularly useful when you're using your headset during a call!



The downloadable Creative app provides you with more control over how you want to listen. Personalize your audio with EQ presets or tweak the EQ band further to your liking—create a listening experience that is truly yours.

You can also access a comprehensive suite of audio enhancements to create the right mood for gaming, watching movies, or more. Stay immersed in movies with Surround via the Acoustic Engine module, or activate Scout Mode to enhance intricate audio cues during gameplay to gain the advantage of hearing beyond what you see on screen.

The overview of all the available features on Sound Blaster X1.

Adjust the volume levels of your audio and microphone.

Sound Mode:
Make quick adjustments to all your sound settings on headphones or speakers, including your EQ settings as well as Acoustic Engine features settings. There are also pre-tuned audio profiles in the drop-down list to get you started instantly.



With a suite of smart communication features on the SmartComms Kit via the Creative app, you'll be able to control how much noise to reduce in your background or from others, and even automatically unmute yourself.


Our VoiceDetect feature controls your mute status by voice detection as you speak—your microphone gets muted automatically when you stop speaking, and unmutes you instantly as you start speaking. There is absolutely no need to fiddle with any buttons—physical or in-app—so you can on track with your train of thought during the pitch.


NoiseClean-in analyzes your incoming audio (imagine a colleague with a noisy background in your video call), detecting and suppressing the unwanted noises, before sending just your colleague's clean voice to you through your headphones. NoiseClean-out does the same—but for your own background noise. And don't just take our words for it.

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Make and Model Creative Labs Sound Blaster X1 USB DAC and Amp
Part Number 70ZZ009000003
Signal to Noise Ratio 115 dB
DAC SNR*: Up to 115dB
(*Signal to Noise Ratio)

THD+N*: ~0.00056%
(*Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise)

Frequency Response: 10 – 20,000 Hz

Max Sampling Rate: 24-bit / 96 kHz

Recording Resolution Mic-in: 16 / 24-bit @ 48.0 / 96.0 kHz
Playback Resolution PCM 16-bit: 44.1 / 48.0 / 96.0 kHz
PCM 24-bit: 44.1 / 48.0 / 96.0 kHz
Audio Technologies SmartComms Kit
Sound Blaster Acoustic Engine
Super X-Fi, X-Fi
Headphone Amp Headphone Impedance: 16 ~ 600Ω
I/O Interface Input:
1x USB Type-C port
1x 3.5mm Hedphone Out port
Compatible Platforms Windows® 11 / 10
Mac OS® X 10.15 and above

Sony PS4 / PS5
Nintendo Switch

Dimensions 175 x 67 x 9.7mm
Weight 15g

Package Contents

  • 1x Sound Blaster X1 USB Sound Card
  • 1x USB-C to USB-C Cable
  • 1x Quick Start Leaflet