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Sound Blaster GC7

Game Streaming USB DAC and Amp with Programmable Buttons and Super X-Fi

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Features

Overview

The best gameplay involves intuitive controls that support split-second decisions made while in the game. As the first in its series of premium gaming audio solutions for experienced gamers, Sound Blaster GC7 hands you the winning formula to conquer any game—the access to a plethora of programmable controls built directly on the device for quick switches when gaming.

Designed with convenience in mind, you can make on-the-fly adjustments to your game and chat volume mix with GameVoice Mix, tweak your audio and microphone settings, and switch quickly between different sound modes—all with just a button press.

And that's definitely not all! Armed with both Sound Blaster's audio processing expertise and our award-winning Super X-Fi Headphone Holography, the Sound Blaster GC7 is powered by a dual-DSP system to provide you with an edge over your opponents using superior battle tools like the Scout Mode and SXFI BATTLE Mode.

Controls

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Timing is everything. Stop fumbling over your settings for a specific control while battling in an intense gameplay or streaming live to your audience; there's simply no time for that.

Fully Programmable Buttons

The Sound Blaster GC7 sports four programmable buttons on its body for quick access to your saved presets. Customize each button as you see fit—whether it's to launch a third-party application, or turning on a set of specific streaming settings via shortcuts—it's all at your fingertips. And while you're at it, customize the RGB lighting on each button to match the rest of your setup, and game in the dark comfortably with the backlit LEDs.

Quick and Easy Controls

When we say convenience, we really do mean it. Beyond the four programmable buttons, we went further and integrated a full set of easy-access controls for audio, microphone, and surround mode adjustments at your fingertips.

You can also toggle between Super X-Fi audio holography and Sound Blaster Acoustic Engine Surround, or turn on SXFI BATTLE Mode or Scout Mode with just a press of button.

Gaming

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Dual DSP

Two is definitely better than one. We've packed our best audio innovations—our award-winning Super X-Fi Headphone Holography and Sound Blaster audio processing—into the Sound Blaster GC7 for the ultimate gaming experience!

Super X-Fi Headphone Holography captures the listening experience of a high-end multi-speaker system in a professional studio and recreates the same expansive experience in headphones. Powered by the UltraDSP chip, step into an alternate reality with Super X-Fi's hyper-realistic audio that mirrors an accurate sense of space and directionality, and escape to another reality in your favorite fantasy or open world games using any headphones of your choice.

With Sound Blaster's full suite of audio enhancements, expect top-tier audio processing like Surround Virtualization from the Sound Blaster chip, and make your audio uniquely yours by customizing the settings of other audio features like Crystalizer, Smart Volume, and Dialog Plus. Fine-tuned over three decades, our audio processing techniques can be enjoyed on both speakers and headphones so you don't have to pick a side.

SETTING UP SUPER X-FI ON SOUND BLASTER GC7

Step 1

Download SXFI App on your mobile device and register for a Super X-Fi account.

(This is different from your Creative Store account).

Step 2

Create your Super X-Fi profile via the SXFI App, select ‘Personalize' via the menu tab, and follow the guided Head and Ear-Mapping process.

Step 3

On the SXFI App, go to ‘Wireless Setup' and select Sound Blaster GC7 under ‘Available Devices'.

Step 4

Press the button on Sound Blaster GC7 as prompted to pair the device with the application. Once it's done, your Super X-Fi profile will be transferred to your device.

And you're done! Toggle Super X-Fi on and off directly on Sound Blaster GC7 and experience the ultimate movie experience on your desktop.

7.1 Virtual Surround

We're all about providing you with the best audio experience tailored to your needs. If you prefer the traditional surround approach, the Sound Blaster GC7 also supports up to 7.1 virtual surround on both headphones and speakers, as well as Dolby Digital decoding1 for a cinematic audio experience.

1 Note that Dolby Digital decoding is only available via optical output

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Well hello there, MVP. Raise your KDR even further in FPS games with an unfair advantage over your opponents! The Sound Blaster GC7 is equipped with both SXFI BATTLE Mode and Scout Mode, so you can choose2 the best weapon for your victory.

Hear your surroundings in games, just like how you would in real life. SXFI BATTLE Mode is the first and only sound mode that allows you to hear not only the directionality of where the gunshots are coming from, but distance as well—so you can accurately pinpoint your enemies' locations to the millimeter.

Combined with the hyper-realistic Super X-Fi audio and its unprecedented level of audio clarity and depth, gain the extra edge in first-person shooter games that's not just accurate, but immersive too.

"This thing almost feels like cheating. BATTLE Mode is tuned specifically for first-person shooters...You'll regularly hear your enemies earlier than you otherwise would, which essentially gives you a competitive edge."

TECHPOWERUP

If you've been with us throughout our Sound Blaster journey, you'd know. Scout Mode is one of our trademark sound modes that focuses on detection through enhanced audio cues, highlighting each and every in-game detail that could make or break the game.

Whether it's the sound of your enemies' gun reload or a slight ruffle in the grass, Scout Mode is sure to bring the cues right to your ears. Detect your enemies' slightest movement before even seeing them on screen!

"...and Scout mode was the acoustic equivalent of shining a spotlight on directional cues in the game...After playing for a day or two with Scout Mode on, turning it off made games feel incomplete in comparison."

IGN

2 SXFI BATTLE Mode and Scout Mode utilize different processing technologies and cannot be used simultaneously.

Communications

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GameVoice Mix

Winning = Clear Strategy + Effective Communication.

Sound Blaster GC7 allows you to control the right balance of your game and chat audio without having to leave your game screen or opening mixer settings with the GameVoice Mix feature.

Having an important strategy discussion on Discord? Increase the chat volume just by turning the GameVoice Mix control knob to the right. Need to focus on the game with the in-game audio cues? Decrease the chat volume and increase your game audio by turning the control knob to the left.

It's so intuitive, you can make adjustments without even looking at the device, and keep your eyes on screen.

Setting Up GameVoice Mix on Different Devices

Connect the Sound Blaster GC7 with your device via USB or optical cable.

PC SETUP

Step 1

Settings > System > Sound > Sound Control Panel > Playback Tab > Speakers (Sound Blaster GC7) > Set As Default Device

Step 2

Settings > System > Sound > Sound Control Panel > Playback Tab > Headset (Sound Blaster GC7) > Set As Default Communications Device

Step 3

Settings > System > Sound > Sound Control Panel > Recording Tab > Microphone (Sound Blaster GC7) > Set As Default Device

MAC SETUP

Step 1

System Preferences > Sound > Output > Sound Blaster GC7 (GameVoice Mix)

Step 2

System Preferences > Sound > Input > Sound Blaster GC7 (GameVoice Mix)

PS4 / PS5 SETUP

Step 1

Settings > Sound & Screen > Audio Output Settings

Step 2

Primary Output Port > Digital-out (Optical)

Step 3

Audio Format (Priority) > Bitstream (Dolby)

Step 4

Devices > Audio Devices

Step 5

Output to Headphones > Chat Audio

Connectivity

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PC / MAC

CONSOLE

MOBILE

PC / MAC

CONSOLE

MOBILE

Audio

Audiophile-class DAC

At the core of the Sound Blaster GC7 is the AKM4377 audiophile-grade DAC which offers low noise floor at < -120 dB, low distortion, and more distinct individual sound effects. Stream at up to 24-bit / 192 kHz PCM playback and enjoy high-quality audio regardless of which source you're using.

Summary

CONTROLS OVERVIEW

Volume Control Knob

Rotate to control master volume level. Indicator light will blink orange when audio is muted.

GameVoice Mix Control Knob

Turn left to get game audio volume louder than voice chat volume, turn right to get voice chat volume louder than game volume.

EFX Control Panel

SURR - Press to switch to 7.1 surround. The center knob can be turned to adjust level of surround effect.

BASS - Press to switch to bass adjustments. Adjust the bass level by turning the center knob.

SXFI - Press to cycle between SXFI On > SXFI BATTLE Mode > SXFI Off.

TREBLE - Press to switch to treble adjustments. Adjust the treble level by turning the center knob.

MIC - Press to switch mic volume adjustments. Adjust the input mic volume by turning the center knob.

Programmable Buttons

C1: Cycle between FPS Mode > Battle Royale Mode > MOBA Mode

C2: Turn Mic Monitoring on or off

C3: Turn Scout Mode on or off

C4: Output Switch Between Headphones > Speakers > Dual Output (Both Line-out and Headset-out)

Customize the RGB lighting, or assign new functions to the buttons via the Creative app.

Mic Mute / Unmute Button

Press once to quickly mute or unmute your microphone.

Solid red - Muted

LED off - Unmuted

Downloads

Customize button controls, make EQ adjustments, and access Sound Blaster technologies

WINDOWS PC DOWNLOAD

*For iPhone and Mac users

Create your custom Super X-Fi profile

A Closer Look

Specifications

GameVoice Mix
Windows, Mac, Playstation 4 and 5 (*requires optical-out)
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
For Mobile app control
Controls
Master volume dial, GameVoice Mix dial, SXFI button, Surround button, Bass button, Treble button, Mic button, Rotary dial, Mic mute / unmute button, Power button, Platform mode switch, Headphone gain switch
Audio Specifications
PCM Stereo Output @ 24-Bit / 192kHz, 32–300Ω headphone support, < 2Ω headphone output impedance, Dolby Audio 5.1 channels to virtualized 2 channel decoding, Support following playback frequencies in DSP mode up to 24-Bits:
PCM 44.1, 48.0, 96.0, 192.0 kHz
Low noise floor of < -120 dB
Connectivity Options (Main)
USB Type C connector, 1 x Power Switch, 1 x 3.5mm 3-pole mic-in, 1 x 3.5 mm Line-in, 1 x 3.5mm 4-pole headset-in, 1 x Optical input, 1 x Optical output, 1 x 3.5mm Line-out
Recommended Usage
Gaming
Home Entertainment

System Requirements

Windows® OS
  • Intel® Core™i3 or AMD® Ryzen equivalent processor
  • Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard
  • Microsoft® Windows 10 32 / 64 bit
  • 1 GB RAM
  • >600 MB of free hard disk space
  • USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 port
Mac® OS
  • Mac OS X® 10.13 or higher
  • 1 GB RAM
  • USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 port
PS4
  • Firmware Ver 5.0 or later
  • Available USB port
Nintendo Switch
  • Switch OS 5.0 or later
  • Available 3.5 mm headphone port on console
  • Available USB port (in docking mode)

Voice communications supported when connected via 3.5 mm port and with Bluetooth to Android and iOS Nintendo Switch Online app or VOIP client

Package Contents

  • 1x Sound Blaster GC7
  • 1x USB-C to USB-A Cable
  • 1x Optical Cable
  • 1x 3.5 mm AUX-in Cable

Warranty

1-year Limited Hardware Warranty

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