NEW UPDATE! The Sound Blaster Z has been updated with the Sound Blaster Command software so you can have access to all the latest industry-leading audio technologies, all in one place.
Part of the ultra high-performance Z-Series of Sound Blaster sound cards, the Sound Blaster Z is an ideal all-round solution for your PC gaming and entertainment needs. It comes complete with the Sound Blaster Beamforming Microphone for crystal clear voice communication.
A signal to noise ratio or SNR of 116dB means your audio will be more than 99.99% pristine, which is over 35.4 times better than motherboard audio.
Enjoy reduced latency with Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO) support with the Sound Blaster Z. Hear your audio recordings come to life!
Stereo Direct lets you listen to your music pure and unprocessed at the amazing bit rate of 24-bit 192 kHz.
Experience like never before the power of Sound Blaster audio 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.
SBX Pro Studio sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism, including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Access unlocked! For all the old and new users of the Sound Blaster Z, we've updated the software from Sound Blaster Control Panel to Sound Blaster Command so you can enjoy the latest audio technologies! Get your hands on the full suite of Sound Blaster's industry-leading audio processing technologies including 7.1 Surround for an incredible immersion, Crystallizer that helps improve the dynamic range of audio, or Bass that provides bigger punch on the low end. All enhancements are fully customizable from the Sound Blaster Command software suite on PC.
In games, the Sound Blaster Z was able to provide clear and crisp sounding audio to a variety of different games tested. Audio imaging was very good, which helped when trying to find the location of different enemies.
Certified Awesome Award; Gold
Sound Blaster Z
Music was much more enjoyable when using a high fidelity sound card, each sound, is reproduced accurately and concisely allowing for audible differentiation of instrumental timbre.
Sound Blaster Z
In terms of music, hooking up the Soundblaster Z to my Onkyo amp and B&W speakers produced a deep and clear soundstage that was definitely step up on the audio that I usually pump through an Nvidia HDMI connection to the same device.
Sound Blaster Z
Impressed!...sound reproduction is way better than on-board
Best of the best, soundblaster is still going strong.
Excellent No match creative sound card recommended..
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)
>600 MB of free hard disk space
Available PCI Express® (x1, x4 or x16) slot
Available CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive