We are the company
who broke the silence of the PC.

Now we are venturing beyond the PC
into gaming consoles and mobile devices.

In fact we are going all out to
make audio unique and personal.

We have had 30 great years revolutionizing audio, and we will never stop.

This is us.
It is in our DNA.

This is the
Sound Blaster Identity.

A Revolution from Birth

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In the 80s, the PC was only capable of speaking in mere beeps. And then it all started to change when, with the aim of bringing sound into the computer world, we gave the PC a voice by developing the Creative Music System music card in 1987. The PC sound standard for the world was then created in 1989 with the launch of the very first Sound Blaster 1.0 sound card, igniting the start of the PC audio revolution.

Since then, we made it a habit to enthrall with every Sound Blaster launched. Just to name a few of these unforgettable landmark moments, Sound Blaster 16 (1992) brought CD-quality audio to PC games. With Sound Blaster Live! (1998), multi-channel audio became reality. The Audigy series upped the game with 7.1 surround sound (2003), and computer rooms became home theaters at home. And with Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD (2010), we pushed the envelope on audio development into the audiophile territory.

Since then, we made it a habit to enthrall with every Sound Blaster launched. Just to name a few of these unforgettable landmark moments, Sound Blaster 16 (1992) brought CD-quality audio to PC games. With Sound Blaster Live! (1998), multi-channel audio became reality. The Audigy series upped the game with 7.1 surround sound (2003), and computer rooms became home theaters at home. And with Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD (2010), we pushed the envelope on audio development into the audiophile territory.

Technology

Technology is our core business at Sound Blaster. Our constant push at audio innovations show the extent of our technical competency, and more importantly, they were designed to enhance the audio experience for users. We've constantly been at the forefront of audio development for decades, and have developed a suite of audio enhancement technologies designed for the sole purpose of delivering the absolute best audio experience.

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Function

We have grown so much to define new standards across the use case spectrum. From gamers and movie lovers, to musicians and streamers, our Sound Blaster solutions engineered to meet their audio needs as they evolve with time.

Soon enough, media consumption was no longer just about games on the PC. With Sound Blaster, watching movies and listening to music actually became immensely enjoyable as well. Personal entertainment had taken on a new meaning altogether.
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Rising Out
of the PC

We were breaking all kinds of rules and boundaries with Sound Blaster as the Audio Engine in a PC. With its immense development potential, it was only a matter of time before Sound Blaster broke free of the confines of a CPU.

Platform

We evolved Sound Blaster in the form of seriously competent external sound cards for platforms like gaming and entertainment consoles, as well as mobile devices. We paved the way with the very first USB sound card, Sound Blaster Extigy (2004). We championed hi-resolution audio for both desktops and mobile devices with Sound Blaster E5 (2014). We invented the category ‘gaming soundbar’ with Sound BlasterX Katana (2017). With Sound BlasterX G6 (2018), we brought digital audio processing to a new level for both desktops and gaming consoles. And in 2019, we break new ground with Sound Blaster X3 incorporating the award-winning Super X-Fi Headphone Holography.

Sound Blaster was never meant to be kept in just the PC. External Sound Blasters were a natural progression. As the needs of discerning users grew, we expanded the portfolio to enable connectivity to gaming consoles and mobile devices.
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Always A
New Beginning

The Sound Blaster brand has grown to become synonymous not just for ‘sound card’, but high-quality audio in general. With more than 400 million Sound Blasters sold over the years, you know we are talking about the real deal.

With our experience and expertise refined over three decades of audio innovation, we continue to reinvent Sound Blaster with the development of digital audio processing technologies. Each new innovation was born with our relentless pursuit for audio excellence. and we continue to push the boundaries of what the ultimate audio experience really means.

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Performance

For us, audio performance is so much more than a specs game. The ‘big numbers’ in SNR ratio, impedance and other specifications mean nothing without the necessary expertise in technical knowledge, acoustic engineering, and design applied. In order to harness the optimal aspects of the components in a sound card, we manifest technical knowledge, acoustic engineering expertise, and design in defining the true performance standard of every Sound Blaster.

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Simply put, we never stop at making great sound, and making it sound greater.
This is in our DNA. This is the Sound Blaster identity.

The Sound Blaster Legacy

2019 Sound Blaster AE‑9 Redefined the pinnacle of sound cards
2018 Sound BlasterX G6 THE audio processor for desktops and consoles
2017 Sound BlasterX Katana Heralded the gaming soundbar era
2017 Sound BlasterX AE‑5 Launched Xamp headphone discrete bi-amplification technology
2014 Sound Blaster E5 Championed cross-platform hi-resolution audio
2014 Sound Blaster X7 Got on the Hi-Fi digital audio superhighway
2012 Sound Blaster Z Unprecedented audio realism
2010 Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD High-fidelity audio now available
2004 Sound Blaster Extigy Our first external USB sound card
2003 Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Debuted 7.1 surround sound
2001 Sound Blaster Audigy Featured hardware accelerated DS3D sound
2000 Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 Realized surround sound in PC
1992 Sound Blaster 16 CD-quality audio made possible
1989 Sound Blaster 1.0 Transformed PC audio forever