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Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Edition

Hi-Resolution PCIe Gaming Sound Card and DAC with RGB Aurora Lighting System

Features

Overview

The Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Edition is a SABRE-Class Hi-Resolution PCI-E 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 colours. The Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Edition comes with 4 RGB LED strips.

Audio

Xamp Discrete Headphone Amplification

The Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Edition is the first sound card to feature Xamp, our custom-designed discrete headphone amplifier. Each audio channel is individually amplified, allowing the AE-5 Pure Edition to deliver a whole new level of pristine audio fidelity in an unaltered lossless model to each earcup regardless of demand.

SABRE32 Ultra Class DAC

The Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Edition is a SABRE32 Ultra Class PCIe DAC which is perfect for high resolution audio for games, music and movies. It delivers up to 32bit 384kHz playback with a 122dB SnR, 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 Pure Edition has customizable RGB LEDs on its body, and also features four included RGB LED strips. Program up to 16.8 million colours in different patterns with the free downloadable Sound Blaster Connect software for PC and Mac.

Sound Enhancement

BlasterX Acoustic Engine

The Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Edition rides on Sound Blaster's long legacy of audio processing and enhancements. The BlasterX Acoustic Engine Pro 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.

Scout 2.0

Expand your horizon with the world's first smart gaming companion that enables you to visualize and see where enemies are on your mobile device's radar 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 on the battlefield!

Scout Mode

Activate Scout Mode to give yourself a distinct tactical advantage! This tried and tested technology enhances important in-game audio cues — such as footsteps and weapon switching sounds — allowing you to quickly and accurately pinpoint your opponents' location before they pinpoint yours!

Customer Reviews

M. DiSalvo

Wonderfully designed and the software is intuitive, I couldn't be happier.

C. Perrakis

Much improvement from Sound Blaster Z, X-Fi Xtreme Music and X-mod. I won't even discuss the superiority to internal motherboard soundcards. Best purchase in the last decade for me hands down. I can't wait to build a new rig next year with an improved version of this epicness. I just hope, Creative Labs will provide drivers more frequently than ever before. OS versions are changing quicker and quicker every day. Thanks :)

A Closer Look

Specifications

Interface/Power
PCIe bus power, +5V for Aurora lighting (requires 4-pin molex peripheral connector from PC power supply)
Audio Technology
SB-Axx1™
Dynamic Range (DNR)
122dB
Connectivity Options (Main)
1 x TOSLINK Optical Out, 1 x 1/8" (3.5mm) Mic In/Line In, 1 x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone/Headset Out, 1 x 1/8" Front Out, 1 x 1/8" Rear Out, 1 x 1/8" Center/Sub Out
Headphone Amp
Supported Headphone Impedance:
16 - 600 Ω
Audio Technologies
CrystalVoice
Supported Operating Systems
Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10
Dimensions
145 x 20 x 128 mm
ASIO
Playback & Recording
Platform
PCIe
Recommended Usage
Gaming

System Requirements

Windows
  • 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

Package Contents

  • Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Edition
  • 4 x LED Strip (30cm/10 LEDs)
  • 1 x Extension Cable
  • Quick Start Leaflet
  • Warranty Leaflets

Warranty

1-year Limited Hardware Warranty

Downloads

Download Drivers

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