CRE­ATIVE SOUND BLASTERX AE-5 RE­LIVES THE SOUND BLASTER GLORY DAYS

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Sound Blaster, the name syn­ony­mous with sweet ear tin­gling au­dio back in the 90s, has a brand new pro­fes­sional grade sound­card. The Cre­ative Sound BlasterX AE-5 uses a low noise 122dB DNR, 32-bit/384kHz ESS Sabre DAC that con­nects to a 600-ohm dis­crete head­phone am­pli­fier for “au­dio­phile grade” sound. In­side the head­phone amp are Ger­man-made WIMA film/foil ca­pac­i­tors. The Sound Core3D DSP and BlasterX Acous­tic En­gine soft­ware fea­ture Crys­tal Voice, im­prov­ing the qual­ity of in-game voice com­mu­ni­ca­tions and the abil­ity to en­hance in-game au­dio like foot­steps and gun­shots. The BlasterX AE-5 also sup­ports Scout Radar 2.0, a first-per­son shooter game com­pan­ion that al­lows you to vi­su­alise and see where en­e­mies are on your smart­phone based on the au­dio the game pro­duces. If you’re into a bit of bling, the BlasterX AE-5 fea­tures the Aurora Re­ac­tive Lighting Sys­tem com­pat­i­ble RGB LEDs ca­pa­ble of over 16 mil­lion colours and pro­grammed to dis­play a mul­ti­tude of pat­terns.

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