"After our BF4 team won at ESLOne using them (Sound BlasterX P5), now Epsi.Smite have used Sound BlasterX technology to drive themselves to the win!"
- Epsilon Esports, World Champ of SMITE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2016
Sound BlasterX P5 features a port tube array that allows the headphone to punch above its weight when it comes to bass reproduction for headphones of this size. The array modifies the bass response properties of the earphone housing and increases low frequency response.
A well-balanced audio signature promises an excellent soundstage for hours of gaming without listening fatigue, and swappable soft, spiral-ribbed ear tips that come in three sizes ensure a perfect fit for an improved isolation. The spiral-ribbed design is designed to work very much like an exoskeleton that keeps the ear tip pushed out snugly against the inside of the ear canal.
What you get is comfort with the perfect seal that keeps great audio in, but the noise of the outside world out with up to 95% passive noise isolation.
Traditional inline microphones do the job for phone calls, but often lack the clarity required for gaming communications.
The inline, omni-directional electret condenser microphone on the Sound BlasterX P5 is designed to deliver the vocal quality of the full sized boom microphones used in gaming headset. Communicate clearly with your team mates - no more mis-comms.
The microphone also features an easily accessible mute button, as well as play/pause button that offers control over your music and voice calls.
Although the in-ear headset sounds great on its own, we have tapped onto our rich history of creating class-leading audio algorithms to power up the sound of the Sound BlasterX P5 beyond the realm of physical limitations through audio enhancements optimized for your gameplay.
Available for Windows®, Sound BlasterX Acoustic Engine Lite1 offers preset audio profiles specially programmed according to the audio settings of popular games today. When activated, these profiles bring out the essence of the game you are playing. From the whizz of bullets flying past your ear in your favorite FPS game to the terrifying roar of a troll from an adventure game, these sounds come alive with our professionally tweaked enhancements!
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Just imagine yourself surrounded by blind spots that make it visually impossible to get around. Who knows, you might even find yourself dead. So, what if one split second could alter your fate? Or perhaps, the distant shrill of a siren could hint at certain dangers looming ahead of you. As the cornerstone of your victory, we have a list of audio profiles, which is specially tuned to help you realize the potential of sound, your biggest ally.
Incorporating other time periods and conflicts, gamers can experience war in an epic scale with our specialized audio tuning for the series, which spans from Call of Duty 2 to dark and gritty 21st Century Call of Duty Black Ops 3, eliminating masses of bots and human foes alike. Imagine yourself thrown into a conflicted environment (zombies included too). Put on your solid headset, and select the audio profile for Call of Duty series. Then, let our SBX surround technology and custom EQ effects surprise you with the essence and detail, especially when you expand bullets from the weapon of your choice.
© 2015 Activision. All Rights Reserved. Call of Duty Video Game Series, Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty Black Ops are trademarks of Activision in the US and/or other countries.
Set in a real-world situation, Counter Strike: Global Offensive is a team-based action gameplay that requires players to deal with discharging of firearms, dodging gunfires and nonetheless, pinpoint accuracy of a gunshot. While you're making your calculated moves, you will pick up a range of details from an explosion of gunfire, hand-loading, to bomb planting and defusing, and other minute cues you can't see. Hence, our precision tuning combined with our in-depth understanding of the Source Engine gives you better hearing, better control of your environment. So you can hit your enemies with your best shot (possibly in the head).
There's something transcendental about sound. It not only takes us from destination A to destination B, but also acts as our eyes that hint at the possible perils that could kill you in an ambush. We aspire to fill up every nook and cranny of your gaming environment with the best possible audio cues, so you can slay your enemy's Ancient without worries. Let your ears pick up the essential cues, namely spells, ability charge-ups or even your fellow teammate's cry for help! With our custom audio tuning, you're well covered in your gameplay.
© 2015 Valve Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Dota2 and Counter Strike:Global Offensive(CS:GO) are trademarks of Valve Corporation in the US and/or other countries.
When that little sound pocket forms, outside sound is cut way down, and the P5 does its work. Those little drivers are amazing. Somehow, possibly through those fancy back ports, the P5 is able to produce nuanced bass and treble without crushing any of the detail.
4.5 out of 5
Sound BlasterX P5
If you’re looking for a competitive, lightweight and stylish alternative to larger headsets, the SoundBlasterX P5 is certainly the way to go. One of the best headsets we’ve ever tested.The maximum volume is enough to give you a headache, but when dealing with quieter audio sources, you’ll be thankful they’ve got the power you need. When maxed out, the sound is distortion free and still sounds nicely balanced, while the bass offers up a lot of detail without drowning out the rest of the mix.
Editor's Choice Award
Sound BlasterX P5
The Sound BlasterX P5 is a good choice for gamers that are looking for a quality set of in-ear headphones without spending too much. While it’s quite possible to play with in-ear headphones that cost far less, you should be able to notice the difference in aural clarity, and that could well translate into better in-game performance.
8 out of 10
Sound BlasterX P5
Fantastic headset, sounds are clear, mic works perfectly. Good balance of lows and highs, and thankfully a lot less emphasis on bass than my last headset. Good value for money, works great paired with my soundblaster Z sound card, and the software provided.
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