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Creative Sound Blaster Axx SBX 8 USB Speaker with Microphone for PC and Mac

3.7 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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  • Powered by SB-Axx1 – the next generation sound blaster chipset
  • Ideal speaker design
  • High quality built-in microphone
  • Crystal clear calls
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 5.7 x 16.6 cm ; 299 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 422 g
  • Item model number: 70SB138000001
  • ASIN: B008ANFOHS
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 14 Jun. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description

Creative Sound Blaster Wireless
Customise your movie, music and game audio with the comprehensive suite of included software. Click here for a larger version.

A whole new generation of Sound Blaster

We have combined the legendary audio quality of Sound Blaster and our high-performance wireless speakers into one revolutionary product. The Sound BlasterAxx's range of products will not only transform the way you experience your music, movies and games, but also how you communicate in your voice calls. Together with its accompanying software suite, Sound BlasterAxx range of products brings to you a whole new level of engagement and interactivity with your devices.

Driven by the multi-core SB-Axx1 High Performance Sound and Voice Processor Sound BlasterAxx comes with the Sound BlasterAxx Control Panel -- a PC and Mac software that lets you control and customise all your audio.

Innovative and intuitive design

Sound BlasterAxx's "Stacked Stereo Acoustic Design" combines two speaker drivers vertically into one chassis, making it not only space-saving and aesthetically pleasing, but delivers a great stereo experience as well. Easily access the main functions using the intuitive, touch-sensitive control panel, which is conveniently located at the top.

Key Features

Creative SoundblasterAxx SBX 8
Powered by SB-Axx1

SB-Axx1 is a completely new DSP chip based on the world's best multi-core audio processor, the SoundCore 3DTM. This new highly advanced chipset elevates audio performance to amazing new levels. The multi-core SB-Axx1 is an advanced audio effects processor that improves the audio experience of your computer in a call, watching a movie or listening to music, with dramatically superior audio quality.

Creative SoundblasterAxx SBX 8
High quality built-in microphone

The mic is highly sensitive to your voice. It picks up your voice even when you’re walking around a room, with no drop in loudness and voice quality. It listens, adapts and is smart enough to know the difference between your voice and the ambient sounds around you, and by using CrystalVoice Technology it is able to cancel them out ensuring that you are always heard clearly.

Creative SoundblasterAxx SBX 8
Innovative speaker design

Looking at the needs of the modern person living in smaller homes and apartments we developed the Stacked Stereo Acoustic Design. By taking two speakers and combining them into one housing this patent pending design takes up minimal space and still delivers a great stereo experience.

Creative SoundblasterAxx SBX 8
You're always heard

With the Smart Volume Management feature enabled, your voice can be picked up even when you're speaking from the other end of the room - with no drop in volume or voice quality perceived by the listener. You're free to move around while still engaged in a conversation.

Creative SoundblasterAxx SBX 8
Big sound from a USB connection

Be amazed by the impressive sound and thumping bass generated by a device that is powered only by a mere USB connection. This is made possible by the highly energy-efficient circuitry that's being incorporated within the intelligent amplifier design.

Creative SoundblasterAxx SBX 8
Voice communications

When connected to your PC or Mac during a VoIP call, Sound BlasterAxx's CrystalVoice Technology delivers clear in-call voice pick-up, even in noisy environments and lets you communicate in a whole new way. You're no longer bound to your computer seat nor have a phone stuck to your ear during voice calls. What's more, all communication is maintained in unbelievable clarity.

Creative SoundblasterAxx SBX 8
Only noise-free, crystal clear calls

Enjoy crystal clear conversations even in noisy environments. CrystalVoice's noise reduction and echo cancellation features mean you'll always be heard clearly as unwanted background noise such as that from a nearby vacuum cleaner or hairdryer is being eliminated.

Creative SoundblasterAxx SBX 8
No more rude shocks

Never miss anything again when you're watching your movies, or fall off your seat at an unexpected explosion. Adjust settings that let you hear barely audible movie dialog, or conversely, subdue sudden high-volume events so that you won't wake the whole family in the middle of the night. Easily access the main functions using the intuitive, touch-sensitive control panel, which is conveniently located at the top

Creative SoundblasterAxx SBX 8
Customise your movie, music and game audio

We've included a comprehensive suite of software for both your computer and smart device that will enable you to get the most out of your Sound BlasterAxx. Experience superb audio realism and stunning 3D surround effects in your movie and gaming audio with SBX Pro Studio.

Creative SoundblasterAxx SBX 8
Go ahead, have fun!

Take on another persona and surprise someone in a voice call. CrystalVoice FX enables your voice to be altered on-the-fly with a variety of effects, creating interesting accents, or be made to sound like a completely different person. For PC users, we've included the "What U Hear" plugin for the Sound BlasterAxx Control Panel, which lets you record a mix of your karaoke track and your voice as you sing along with the track.

Which Sound Blaster Axx is right for me?


Next Generation Multi-Core SB Axx-1 Processor
Yes
Yes
Yes
High Quality Dual Mic Array
Yes
Yes
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High Quality Mic
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Yes
Superior Amplified Output
Yes
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Superior Amplified Circuitry
Yes
Yes
Yes
Innovative Stacked Speaker Design
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wireless Bluetooth for Audio, Communication & Voice Apps
Yes
Yes
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USB Connectivity for Power, Audio and Communication
Yes
Yes
Yes
Creative Central iOS & Android App
Yes
Yes
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Sound BlasterAxx Control Panel Software
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sound BlasterAxx Bonus Pack Software for PC Users
Yes
Yes
Yes
SBX Surround for Virtual Surround
Yes
Yes
Yes
SBX Crystaliser for Crystal Clear Audio
Yes
Yes
Yes
SBX Smart Volume for Movie Audio without Sudden Volume Jumps
Yes
Yes
Yes
SBX Dialog Plus for Boosting Movie Dialog Levels
Yes
Yes
Yes
SBX Bass for Boosting Bass Levels
Yes
Yes
Yes
CrystalVoice Noise Reduction for Ambient Noise Cancelation
Yes
Yes
Yes
CrystalVoice Smart Volume For Constant Voice Loudness Even at a Distance
Yes
Yes
Yes
CrystalVoice Voice Focus for a Defined Voice Pick-up Area
Yes
Yes
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Box Contains

  • SBX 8
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Start leaflet

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    Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
    The Sound Blaster Axx, with its sleek, black casing and its uber modern six-sided fascia certainly looks the part even before you open the box. Its dimensions - 16x6x6cm - suggest that it is going to pack not so much a roar as a whimper and I prepared myself for disappointment as I plugged the USB cable into my PC and waited for the inbuilt software to install.
    With a few minor hiccups installation was complete within 5 minutes and then I switched on. The balance of sound from heavy rock through jazz to classical is outstanding for a speaker of this size. The bass sound isn't the greatest but then again it isn't the wet wool muffle that so many micro speakers expel. The treble is warm and distinct, the middle rich and consistent. My only quibble is the touch sensitive volume control - it's just a little too sensitive so when the volume is increased during the, for example, gentler parts of Mahler's Fifth I had to make a quick and wildly inaccurate adjustment as the louder parts began. Creative's noise reduction feature, when operated, helped to iron out some of the more obvious hisses on amateur recordings while those with a penchant for such things can download programmes from Creative's website to turn this deceptive little speaker into a sound producer of studio quality. At the price it is one of the best quality, portable speakers I have come across.
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    Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
    First of all I do not use my computer to listen to music. So a speaker for me is about using Skype and listening to websites news etc. For this purpose this compact and tidy little USB speaker fits the bill. My desk area is not large and it sits very comfortably under my monitor with a cable that is long enough to plug in comfortably to the back of my PC. Sound quality is excellent for my purposes and so all in all on a price/value basis I would highly recommend this product. Assuming of course your needs are like mine, a small compact speaker for listening to things on your computer
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    Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
    The SBX8 is the smallest of Creative's new range of Axx devices, said to combine Creative's expertise in sound processing and loudspeakers in one. The Axx range are all hexagonal columns of varying size, containing stacked speaker drivers and the latest sound processing chip. I have mixed feelings about Creative products; the original SoundBlasters were THE sound card to have in your PC back in the 90's for gaming and music. Good quality and reliable, they were the product that built the company's reputation. I've had a couple of their MP3 players, which were very good in terms of hardware but with generally awful drivers and software. I also had a top of the range Audigy sound card which was great, on the odd occasion that it actually worked properly due to regular crashes and driver issues. That was the last Creative product that I have bothered with until now.

    The SBX8 is approx. 6.5" tall and 2.5" wide at the outer edges, and weighs about the same as an iPod Classic. All surfaces but the rear are covered in a cloth baffle; although the unit is small enough to be portable, the cloth does attract dust and would be best protected by a case or bag if travelling, to prevent the cloth catching or tearing.

    On the rear panel are a micro USB connector and mini jack connectors for headphones and AUX in. The top surface is the control panel with touch sensitive backlit buttons and a volume strip through the middle. Two of the four buttons toggle the SBX effects and noise cancelling function, the other two mute the microphone or speaker respectively. Included in the box is a USB, fortunately as the micro connector is the less common Blackberry style, however the lead is around 1 metre in length, fine for use with laptop but not long enough for a base station under the desk.
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    Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
    We gave our previous little speaker away to a friend and needed one for the kitchen as my wife likes to have some music on while she's cooking. Happy wife = happy husband and all that :)

    Anyway. This one looked like it would serve the functionality of both being able to play music and also if she needs to take any calls while she's cooking.

    Couple of limitations:

    1. Requires USB power cable to work. This doesn't mean you need a laptop but you do need a USB cable to power point connector (which are cheaply and easily available these days).

    2. Doesn't have bluetooth, so it means that to listen to music or have a conversation on your phone, you do need to plug it in to your phone jack. Minor inconvenience but still.

    3. Sound quality - well for £80 you would expect decent sound. But it is no more than 'decent'. I wouldn't be listening to any hip-hop on it and expecting mega-bass!

    I suppose it is a handy thing to have if you travel a lot for work and regularly have calls on your mobile while you are out at work or you work from home.

    however, if you want a mini speaker just to listen to music then there are plenty that are cheaper and have just as good a sound quality.

    So the market for this product I would suggest is limited to people who work a lot from home and/or travel a lot for work.

    Hope that helps.
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