Sound BlasterX AE-5 – Hi-Resolution PCIe Gaming Sound Card and DAC with RGB Aurora Lighting System
The Sound BlasterX AE-5 is a SABRE32 Ultra Class Hi-Resolution PCIe Gaming Sound Card and DAC with Xamp, a brand new discrete headphone amp utilizing bi-amplification technology. It delivers astonishingly pristine audio, and also shows off the Aurora Reactive Lighting System with 16.8 million customizable colors.
With support for 5.1-channel discrete surround and 7.1-channel virtual surround, the Sound BlasterX AE-5 Sound Card and DAC with RGB Aurora Lighting from Creative Labs takes advantage of Xamp, a discrete headphone amplifier that utilizes bi-amplification technology. With Xamp, each audio channel is individually amplified, allowing lossless audio to be delivered to each earcup, where a 1-ohm output impedance drives headphones with an impedance from 16-600 ohms. Additionally, the AE-5 is a SABRE32 Ultra Class DAC, which delivers 32-bit / 384 kHz audio playback with a dynamic range of up to 122 dB.
Thanks to the Aurora Reactive Lighting System, the AE-5's customizable RGB LEDs and included RGB LED strip can be programmed to display up to 16.8 million colors in different patterns using the free downloadable Sound Blaster Connect software for Windows. Audio processing technologies are rounded out by the BlasterX Acoustic Engine and Scout 2.0 helps those looking for an edge in FPS gaming.
- 32-Bit / 384 kHz audio playback
- 122 dB Dynamic range
- 16-600 Ohms headphone impedance
- PCIe connectivity
- Xamp Discrete headphone amplification
- SABRE Ultra Class DAC
- Aurora Reactive Lighting System
- BlasterX Acoustic Engine
- Windows compatible
Xamp Discrete Headphone Amplification
The Sound BlasterX AE-5 is the first sound card to feature Xamp, our custom-designed discrete headphone amplifier. Each audio channel is individually amplified, allowing the AE-5 to deliver a whole new level of pristine audio fidelity in an unaltered lossless model to each earcup regardless of demand. The ultra-low 1Ω output impedance drives 16-600Ω headphones perfectly.
SABRE32 Ultra Class DAC
The Sound BlasterX AE-5 is a SABRE32 Ultra Class PCIe DAC which is perfect for hi-resolution audio for games, music, and movies. It delivers up to 32-bit 384kHz playback with a 122dB DNR, ultra-low distortion and jitter.
RGB Lighting: Aurora Reactive Lighting System
Enjoy a symphony of lights and sound with the Aurora Reactive Lighting System! The AE-5 has customizable RGB LEDs on its body, and also features an included RGB LED strip. Program up to 16.8 million colors in different patterns with the free downloadable Sound Blaster Connect software for PC.
Sound Enhancement: BlasterX Acoustic Engine
The Sound BlasterX AE-5 rides on Sound Blaster's long legacy of audio processing and enhancements. BlasterX Acoustic Engine is a suite of fully customizable audio processing technologies that deliver new levels of audio immersion and precision for the ultimate competitive advantage. These sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism, including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets.
Expand your horizon with the world's first smart gaming companion that enables you to visualize and see where enemies are on the radar through your mobile device for any First Person Shooter game. Scout mode has been given an updated feature that is sure to bring the pain to whoever you meet in the battlefield!
Pristine, Pure, Perfect
Apart from its pristine white casing, the Pure Edition comes with four LED strips - three more than the standard version - and is available exclusively on Creative.com.
- Intel® Core™ i3 or AMD® equivalent processor
- Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard
- Microsoft® Windows 10 32/64 bit, 8.1/8.0 32/64 bit, Windows 7 32/64 bit
- 1GB RAM
- > 600 MB of free hard disk space
- Available PCIe slot
|Audio Technology||BlasterX Acoustic Engine|
|Channels||Supports 7.1 audio|
|Channel Output||Discrete 5.1 Surround
Virtual 7.1 Surround
|Audio Fidelity||Up to 32-bit / 384kHz|
|Dynamic Range||122 dB|
|Headphone Impedance||16 ~ 600 Ω|
|Power||PCIe bus-powered, +5V for Aurora lighting (requires 4-pin molex peripheral connector from PC power supply)|
|Dimensions||145 x 20 x 128 mm|
- Creative Labs Sound BlasterX AE-5 Sound Card w/ RGB Lighting
- 1 x LED Strip (30cm/10 LEDs)
- 1 x Extension Cable
- Quick Start Guide
- Warranty Information