Creative has announced one more device next to the Outlier headphones and this is the Sound BlasterX G5 – a 7.1-channeled HD audio portable sound card with built-in headphone amplifier.
The new Sound BlasterX G5 is an external sound card that comes with the built-in SB-Axx1 multi-core chipset for hardware accelerated SBX Pro Studio enhanced audio and transforms even basic stereo into 3D positional surround sound on your headset. The Sound BlasterX G5 also supports multi-channel content, delivering true 7.1 audio for ultra-realistic surround sound. The card is also a 24-bit/192kHz, 120dB USB DAC and headphone amplifier with 2.2 ohm output impedance for high fidelity playback – driving studio-grade headphones up to 600 ohms and sensitive in-ear monitors. The Sound BlasterX G5 offers USB plug-and-play functionality, a dedicated SB-Axx1 audio processor, 120 dB DAC for 24-bit/192 kHz playback, headphone amplifier with low 2.2 ohm output impedance supporting sensitive in-ear monitors and studio-grade headphones up to 600 ohms, cross platform connectivity, a USB port for easy connection to additional USB devices such as mice or keyboards, integrated volume and audio enhancement controls, backlit ‘X’ logo and volume control knob and specialized software that adds more features to this portable sound card. The so-called BlasterX Acoustic Engine software for PC will allow gamers to customize their audio profile to the game genres that they are playing so this is another plus.
The new Sound BlasterX G5 portable sound card is available now for USD 149.99.