Designed around the powerful Sound Core3D™ audio processor, the Sound Blaster Z series once again raises the bar for the industry standard of PCIe sound cards. Sound Blaster Z has been designed to meet the standards of those who want a vastly superior experience over motherboard audio. With external DACs delivering 116dB SNR, a 600 ohm audiophile-grade headphone amp, and massively customizable SBX Pro Studio technologies, Sound Blaster Z packs a serious audio punch.
116dB Signal-To-Noise Ratio
Enjoy unparalleled audio fidelity from Sound Blaster Z. A signal to noise ratio or SNR of 116dB means your audio will be > 99.99% pristine audio which is 35.4 times better than motherboard audio.
Sound Blaster Beamforming Microphone
When used with CrystalVoice Focus, the bundled beamforming microphone creates an acoustic zone and suppresses noise outside it, enabling you to be heard with amazing clarity.
600 Ohm Dedicated Headphone Amplifier
Supports studio quality headphones and headsets of up to 600 ohm impedance. Hear every detail of your audio!
Advanced home entertainment audio
Experience like never before the power of Sound Blaster audio with your home entertainment today! With Sound Blaster Z's gold-plated connectors, speaker optimization technology and digital content encoding capability, you can be assured of only the best digital audio possible.
Pristine audio recordings with ultra low latency
Enjoy reduced latency as low as one millisecond with Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO) support with the Sound Blaster Z. Hear your audio recordings come to life!
24-bit / 192kHz audio output
Stereo Direct lets you listen to your music pure and unprocessed at the amazing bit rate of 24-bit 192 kHz.
- Windows 7 / 8
- Available PCIe x1 Expansion Slot
|Audio Processor||Sound Core3D|
|Digital Audio Convertor (DAC)||Cirrus Logic|
|Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) (20kHz Low-pass filter, A-Wgt)||116dB|
|Maximum Playback Quality||5.1 : Up to 96kHz
Stereo Direct: Up to 192kHz
|Frequency Response @96kHz||5.1 : Up to 96kHz
Front Channel Out : 10Hz to 45kHz
Rear Channel Out : 15Hz to 45kHz
Center Out : 10Hz to 45kHz
Headphone (33 ohms): 10Hz to 45kHz
|Frequency Response @192kHz (Stereo Direct Only)||Front Channel Out : 10Hz to 88kHz|
|16-bit to 24-bit Recording Sample Rates||8,11.025,16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 96 (kHz)|
|16-bit to 24-bit Playback Sample Rates||8,11.025,16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 96, 192 (kHz)|
|Maximum Recording Quality||Up to 24-bit/96kHz|
|I/O Ports (Main Card)||Headphone : 1 x Amplified 3.5mm jack
Speaker Out : 3 x 3.5mm jacks(F/R/C-Sub)
Line / Mic In : 1 x shared 3.5mm jack
Optical Out : 1 x TOSLINK
Optical In : 1 x TOSLINK
|600 Ohm Amplified Headphone Output||Maxim MAX97220A|
|Audio Enhancement||SBX Pro Studio
Acoustic Echo Cancellation
|Speaker/Headphone Switch||Software Controlled|
|Dolby Digital Live||Encoding|
|Upmixing of Stereo to Multi-Channels||SBX Surround|
|DTS & Dolby Digital Decoding via Cyberlink PowerDVD Download||via 3rd party software download|
|EAX||EAX 5.0 HD|
|Max.No. of 3D Voices||128|
|ASIO||ASIO 2.0 support at:
with direct monitoring