Sound Blaster Zx

High Performance PCIe Gaming Sound Card

Clad in brilliant red shielding and featuring glowing LED lighting that will be the highlight of any power gaming rig, Sound Blaster Zx is the bad boy of the Sound Blaster Z-Series ultra-high-performance sound cards. With an impressive 116dB SNR and bursting with high-grade hardware and software features, this complete home entertainment audio system is hard to beat.




High performance gaming and entertainment audio

116dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio

A signal to noise ratio or SNR of 116dB means your audio will be more than 99.99% pristine, which is 35.4 times better than motherboard audio.

SBX Pro Studio™ technologies

SBX Pro Studio™ sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism, including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets. Learn more about SBX Pro Studio™ technologies.

Crystal clear communication

In gaming, if you're not communicating, you're not winning. Experience crystal clear communication with your teammates with the CrystalVoice™ suite of technologies that removes echoes, ambient noises and picks up your voice from within a zone (Voice Focus). It also maintains your voice level even if you are near or further away from the microphone. Understand how CrystalVoice™ technologies work.

Pristine audio recordings with ultra low latency

Enjoy reduced latency with Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO) support with the Sound Blaster Zx. 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.

Advanced entertainment audio

Experience like never before the power of Sound Blaster audio today! With Sound Blaster Zx's gold-plated connectors, speaker optimization technology and digital content encoding capability, you can be assured of only the best digital audio possible.

Sound Core3D audio processor

The multi-core Sound Core3D™ audio processor is designed to offload SBX Pro Studio and CrystalVoice effects processing from your primary CPU, improving your overall PC performance, resulting in drastically superior audio and voice quality.

High fidelity multi-channel surround

Connect to your home theatre system through a single digital cable and enjoy cinematic DVD movies by transforming any stereo or multi-channel streams into high fidelity immersive surround sound.

Never unplug your headphones again

With the Sound Blaster Z-series Control Panel, just toggle between your headphone and speaker system with a flip of a switch.

Customer Reviews

  • D. DN

    Have tested various option and found the product quality is good.

  • H. K. Tan

    Excellent Sound Card, I am very pleased with its sound quality.

  • J. Nectar

    Surprisingly!! great sounding card for games and music. It brought back the confidence I had of creative products. Software worked perfectly with my Win7 64bit :P (which was the main issue I had when upgrading my winXP to win7) had an old Audigy music. Each and every software and hardware provided, worked seamlessly and brought a user friendly 'controllable' environment, yet simple too use. Great Product I rate it as 4.5 would be 5 if it was slightly cheaper. :P

  • D. Keech

    What a great card! Fantastic sound quality, works great with Windows 10 preview. Wonderful piece of kit! Great for gaming and great for musicians! I love it!

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A Closer Look

    • Audio Technology Sound Core3D
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) 116dB
    • Connectivity Options (Main) Headphone: 1 x Amplified 3.5mm jack
      Speaker Out: 3 x 3.5mm jacks (Front,Rear,C/Sub)
      Line / Mic In: 1 x 3.5mm jack
      Optical Out: 1 x TOSLINK
      Optical In: 1 x TOSLINK
    • Max Channel Output 5.1 Channels
    • Audio Technologies SBX Pro Studio, CrystalVoice, Scout Mode, Dolby Digital Technology, DTS Connect Encoding
    • Microphone Microphone Type: Dual-array Noise Canceling Condenser
      Beamforming: Yes (Built into Audio Control Module)
      Frequency Response: 100Hz to 20kHz
      Sensitivity: -37dB
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    • System Requirements
      • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or AMD® equivalent processor, 2.2GHz or faster recommended.
      • Intel®, AMD® or 100% compatible motherboard
      • Microsoft® Windows® 10 (32/64-bit), Windows® 8 (32/64-bit), Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)
      • 1 GB RAM
      • >600 MB of free hard disk space
      • Available PCI Express® (x1, x4 or x16) slot
      • Available CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive


    • Download Drivers
    • Owner's Manual
      • Sound Blaster Zx sound card
      • Sound Blaster Audio Control Module
      • 1x Optical Cable
      • 1x Stereo(3.5mm)-to-RCA cable
      • Quick Start Leaflet
      • Installation CD containing:
        • Drivers for Windows 7 and 8
        • Creative Software suite
        • User's Guide


    • 1-year Limited Hardware Warranty

Creative Store FAQ

Allow us to clarify any questions you have regarding this product. For questions related to technical assistance, please contact us through this dedicated form for a quicker response.
  • Featured Questions
  • What is the Audio Control Module (ACM) for?
    The ACM brings the high-quality headphone and microphone input or output of the sound card right onto your desk. It has 3.5mm as well as ¼” audio connections for headphones that use these connection sizes. The volume knob allows for precise audio control of the headphone plugged into the ACM. It is also equipped with a beamforming microphone for headset-free communication.
  • How is the 600 ohm headphone amplifier useful?
    The amplifier is capable of delivering the power needed to drive even the highest end of headphones, allowing these headphones to reach full aural potential.
  • What is Scout Mode?
    Scout Mode enhances specific ranges of audio to allow you to hear your enemies before they hear you. Tuned by pro-gamers who know what to listen for, this is audio that gives you a definitive edge while gaming.


Sound Blaster Zx

Sound Blaster Zx

High Performance PCIe Gaming Sound Card


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