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Creative Sound Blaster X AE-5 PCIe Gaming Sound Card, DISCRETE HEADPHONE AMP, features customizable RGB lighting, with an included RGB LED strip. SCOUT 2.0 - The Sound BlasterX AE-5 works with Scout Radar, the worlds first smart gaming comp

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Creative Sound Blaster X AE-5 PCIe Gaming Sound Card, DISCRETE HEADPHONE AMP, features customizable RGB lighting, with an included RGB LED strip. SCOUT 2.0 - The Sound BlasterX AE-5 works with Scout Radar, the worlds first smart gaming comp

Up to 35 times better than motherboard audio

Creative Sound Blaster X AE-5 PCIe Gaming Sound Card, DISCRETE HEADPHONE AMP, features customizable...

  • Brand: Creative
  • MPN: 70SB174000000
  • Part #: AUDCRE0074
  • UPC:054651191686
  • SNR Ratio:122dB
  • Interface:PCI-Express
  • Wireless Technology:N/A
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"Amazing sound card, improved the sound quality drastically."
 Roneel ~ 11-06-18
"I brought this sound card a few months ago. There was an immediate change in the sound quality vs the on board sound I had been using which was also picking up GPU noise. The sound is stunningly clear..."
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 Matt N. ~ 24-03-18   VERIFIED OWNER

Features

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.




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 1O output impedance drives 16-600O 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.


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.

Specifications

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 TOSLINK Optical Out, 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
Connectivity Options (Accessory):
1 x Front Panel Header, 1 x RGB LED Header (support 5V RGB strips)
Headphone Amp:
Supported Headphone Impedance:
16 - 600 O

Audio Technologies:
CrystalVoice, Scout Mode
Supported Operating Systems:
Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10
Dimensions:
145 x 20 x 128 mm

Manufacturer Part No: 70SB174000000 Brand: Creative Product Type: PCIe Gaming Sound Card,
UPC 054651191686 Product Family: Sound Blaster X Shipping Weight: 0.508 kg
PB Part No: AUDCRE0074 Product Model: AE-5

Warranty: 12 months *
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Luc B.
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22 January 2018
When I first got this card I was impressed with the sound quality and paired with the ATH-M50X I thought it was a good match. If you dig deeper you will very quickly realize that the software is full of bugs, many other people have reported having the same issues, even doing the simplest thing like changing the color for the on board RGB lighting will cause the software to become completely unresponsive. The next problem I had with it was when I played a demanding game/stress the GPU, I would hear a buzzing sound, kind of like an electrical hiss in my headphones, this is very disappointing considering that the card itself sounds very good.
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11 June 2018
Amazing sound card, improved the sound quality drastically.
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Matt N.
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Stunning sound quality.

24 March 2018
I brought this sound card a few months ago. There was an immediate change in the sound quality vs the on board sound I had been using which was also picking up GPU noise. The sound is stunningly clear, vocals have deepness, mids and highs are sharp, clear, open and bass and drums are very thick and punchy. Many reviews compare the sound quality of this card to higher priced headphone amps and receivers. All RGB software can have issues but I have not found Soundblasters to be overly problematic and there is good customization available. The on board DSP further enhances the sound from this card offering amazing gaming surround sound realism....
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Creative Sound Blaster X AE-5 PCIe Gaming Sound Card, DISCRETE HEADPHONE AMP, features customizable RGB lighting, with an included RGB LED strip. SCOUT 2.0 - The Sound BlasterX AE-5 works with Scout Radar, the worlds first smart gaming comp

Up to 35 times better than motherboard audio
  • Brand: Creative
  • MPN: 70SB174000000
  • Part #: AUDCRE0074
  • UPC:054651191686
PB Tech price: $177.82 Excluding GST
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Features

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.




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 1O output impedance drives 16-600O 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.


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.

Specifications

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 TOSLINK Optical Out, 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
Connectivity Options (Accessory):
1 x Front Panel Header, 1 x RGB LED Header (support 5V RGB strips)
Headphone Amp:
Supported Headphone Impedance:
16 - 600 O

Audio Technologies:
CrystalVoice, Scout Mode
Supported Operating Systems:
Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10
Dimensions:
145 x 20 x 128 mm

Date Created: 22:06, 12-12-2019
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.com/au/product/AUDCRE0074/Creative-Sound-Blaster-X-AE-5-PCIe-Gaming-Sound-Ca
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