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Creative Sound BlasterX G5 7.1 HD Audio External Sound Card and Headphone Amplifier - Black

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  • True 7.1 HD Surround Sound
  • High Resolution Audio - DAC with 120dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), supports up to 24-bit/192kHz playback
  • Audiophile-Grade Headphone Amp for Gamers
  • BlasterX Acoustic Engine
  • Built-in SB-Axx1 Audio Processor - dedicated BlasterX Acoustic Engine and Scout Mode buttons
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Technical Details
BrandCreative
Item Weight145 g
Product Dimensions11.1 x 7 x 2.4 cm
Batteries:1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
Item model numberSB1700
ColorBlack
Lithium Battery Energy Content11.84 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Packagingbatteries_contained_in_equipment
  
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ASINB019QKDH86
Best Sellers Rank 31,158 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight381 g
Date First Available26 Jan. 2016
  
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7.1 HD Audio External Sound Card & Headphone Amplifier The Sound BlasterX G5 is a 24-bit/192kHz high resolution gaming USB DAC and portable headphone amplifier. Featuring 7.1 HD virtualization, BlasterX Acoustic Engine audio enhancement, CrystalVoice and Scout Mode Technology, the Sound BlasterX G5 is the perfect gaming USB DAC for gamers.

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1 x Sound BlasterX G5
Quick Start Leaflet
Warranty Leaflets
microUSB Cable
Mini TOSLINK cable


From the manufacturer

Sound BlasterX G1 Sound BlasterX G5 Sound Blaster Z Sound Blaster Zx
Max Channel Output Stereo Stereo 5.1 Channels 5.1 Channels
Signal-to-Noise Ratio ~93dB 120dB (DAC) 116dB 116dB
Audio Fidelity Up to 24-bit / 96kHz Up to 24-bit / 192kHz Up to 24-bit / 192kHz Up to 24-bit / 192kHz
Supported gaming consoles PlayStation 4 PlayStation 4, Xbox One
External/Internally External External Internally Internally
Sound BlasterX Siege Sound BlasterX H5 Tournament Edition Sound BlasterX Kratos S3 Sound BlasterX Katana
Characteristics Precision Gaming Mouse Professional Analog Gaming Headset 2.1 Gaming Speakers Multi-channel Gaming Soundbar
Description Crafted from the ground up utilizing years of research and surveying the habits of pro and everyday gamers worldwide, the Sound BlasterX Siege is a combination and improvement of some of the best ideas found across various types of gaming mice. From the aesthetics and ergonomics, down to the intricate technical details... We've engineered a world-class gaming mouse to rival all others The BlasterX H5 Tournament Edition is an upgrade from the BlasterX H5 with improved drivers for better sensitivity and more accurate sound reproduction. This gaming headset also features an upgraded microphone to help you ace your games with better voice pick up and noise cancellation in loud gaming environments. The Sound BlasterX Kratos S3 is packed with a pair of powerful 2.75” satellites and a port-tube design 5.25” down-firing subwoofer that are designed for gamers who need an entry-level gaming speaker system without compromising sound quality. This speaker system fulfills your audio needs from chilling out to your favorite movies and songs, to high-intensity all-out gaming warfare. In a league of its own, the Katana fits right under your monitor with a slimness that's unmatched by other so-called gaming “sound bars”, and is powered and enhanced by our award winning multi-core audio DSP making it the world's first true Under Monitor Audio System (UMAS).
Perfection Re-Imagined Gaming Audio Remastered Close Your Eyes, Take a Deep Breath and be Immersed in Total Audio Bliss Under Monitor Audio System: So Sleek, Yet So Powerful

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Excellent sound quality, would recommend to anyone who is unsure about opening their pc (or just doesn't want to faff amount opening their pc).
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This is by far the worst product I have ever bought.

Let me tell you why, I watched a review of this product online, and I was really sold I was looking for something to enhance my audio capability on my computer anyway, so I bought it, it was delivered, mentions its plug and play, doesnt work, spend the entire day looking for fixes, trying to contact technical support, has to wait for days for any sort of contact, then all of a sudden I try it again, and oh it works, so I use it it works fantasticly over around 2 weeks after the first bout of it working, then every single time I turn my device on its not detecting it, I have to sit plugging it in and out to see if after this it works, nothing.

I have far lost my patience with this product, especially since none of the support articles linked to this even address it, I dont know if I got a bad unit but I'm just seriously annoyed with this product.

Just for the stress I've dealt with I cant with an open mind recommend this for anyone.
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Pros: TPA6120A2 headphone amplifier driving capability (low and high gain modes), headphone and mic outputs, DAC functionalities, 24-bit/192kHz capability, SBX & Scout modes
Cons: Not portable (despite claims), requires USB power, software problems (incl drivers), hardware malfunction rate, price

Packaging & Accessories: 8/10
Build Quality: 7.5/10
Sound Quality: 7.5/10
Software: 7/10
Value: 7/10
My final Rating: 7/10

Review Date: March 2016
Review Price: £130

First of all I would like to thank Creative for sending me the Sound BlasterX G5 for review. It can be found for £130 directly on Creative's website, and can be found on AmazonUK for around £140 and AmazonUSA for around $150.

The X5 is a slight variation over the E5, which over the X5 is aimed at those wanting a portable solution with its in-built lithium battery. Unfortunately, the X5 doesn't have an in-built battery and has to be used with a power source, essentially limiting it to desktop-use only.

I actually received two G5's as after about two weeks of use my first review sample completely stopped working. Essentially it started having some sort of problems with sound reproduction, with extremely loud high-pitched sounds coming out of the headphone jack. Later, I came back to it and noticed it was extremely overheating - at which point when I tried playing music through it, nothing played.

As the second one arrived, it worked flawlessly on my work PC, but then when I tried to use it with my home PC, wouldn't recognise the new X5 - no matter if I did a full driver-sweep and a re-install. I'll get into both points in their respective sections within my review.
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This is a good build, nice sound quality. No idea if it's worth so much money bud for a sound maniac I would recommend.
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