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Sound BlasterX AE-5

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

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Features

Overview

The Sound BlasterX AE-5 is a SABRE32 Ultra Class Hi-Resolution PCIe 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 colors.

Audio

Xamp Discrete Headphone Amplification

The Sound BlasterX AE-5 is the first sound card to feature Xamp, our custom-designed discrete headphone amplifier. Each audio channel is individually amplified, allowing the AE-5 to deliver a whole new level of pristine audio fidelity in an unaltered lossless model to each earcup regardless of demand. The ultra-low 1Ω output impedance drives 16-600Ω headphones perfectly.

SABRE32 Ultra Class DAC

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

Sound Enhancement

BlasterX Acoustic Engine

The Sound BlasterX AE-5 rides on Sound Blaster's long legacy of audio processing and enhancements. BlasterX Acoustic Engine 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 the radar through your mobile device 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 in 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!

Pure Edition

Pristine, Pure, Perfect

The Sound BlasterX AE-5 also comes in a special white edition. Apart from its pristine white casing, the Pure Edition comes with four LED strips - three more than the standard version - and is available exclusively on Creative.com.

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REVIEWS

Unlocked

All the impressive tech specs in the world don’t mean anything if they don’t translate into real-world performance. So how does the AE-5 sound? Whether I was playing games, watching videos, or listening to music, one word kept coming out of my mouth, and that was “wow.” Everything sounds great on this card, and you can immediately and easily hear the difference between the AE-5 and onboard audio. It’s like lifting your head out from underwater.

Sound BlasterX AE-5

2018-01-24

Cheat Code Central

Creative’s new sound card is one of the highest level pieces of gear you can get for your computer. It’s the sort of thing a pro would demand, but anyone can enjoy...This is a piece of technology that does its best to offer the highest fidelity and quality audio.

Sound BlasterX AE-5

2017-07-20

GamingShogun

I ran through a number of games with the AE-5: Fallout 4, Divinity: Original Sin II, EVE Online, and many more. I was satisfied with the sound of every game I played and I can attest to both the clarity and power of the audio produced...After listening to my games and movies on the AE-5, I’m never going back.

4 out of 5 stars

Sound BlasterX AE-5

2017-09-05

Sound BlasterX AE-5 14.3 out of 0 based on 3 ratings. based on 10 reviews.

Customer Reviews

S. YOUN

Good very good

A. Manimtim

Awesome!

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
BlasterX Acoustic Engine
Dynamic Range (DNR)
122dB
Connectivity Options (Main)
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, 1 x TOSLINK Optical Out
Connectivity Options (Accessory)
1 x Front Panel Header, 1 x RGB LED Header (support 5V RGB strips)
Headphone Amp
Supported Headphone Impedance:
16 - 600 Ω
Audio Technologies
CrystalVoice
Supported Operating Systems
Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1
Dimensions
145 x 20 x 128 mm
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
  • 1 x LED Strip (30cm/10 LEDs)
  • 1 x Extension Cable
  • Quick Start Leaflet
  • Warranty Leaflets

Warranty

1-year Limited Hardware Warranty

California Residents

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

To meet the requirements of Proposition 65, it is our responsibility to notify consumers in the State of California that they can be exposed to chemicals that are known to cause cancer and/or reproductive toxicity. It does not mean that the product is in violation of any product-safety standards or requirements.

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