Sound Blaster X G5

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  • Amazing sound coming from this portable DAC/AMP sound card!
  • Previously was using the Sound Blaster Z card, but my model was missing the 600Ohm headphone amp, so I decided to get this instead of another PCIe card, also, the Z card just wasn't able to run my Beyerdynamic DT 990 250Ohm headphones without having to adjust the volume higher, and even then it sounded like it was missing some details in the audio.
  • Overall, this has been working very well!
  • The 7.1 virtual surround sounds much better than the Z card, with the virtual surround set to around 25/100.
Manufacturer
  • Even with my speakers, the surround sounds better than the Z card.Had a couple of hiccups with the setup though.
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  • Windows 10 was able to recognize the device as a sound card right away, but even after downloading the software from the Creative support site, it still wasn't outputing audio.
  • (3)
  • Doing a quick forum search, someone suggested going to Device Manager, have it check for Hardware Changes, then I manually went to the Sound drop-down and had Windows manually check for new drivers, which it found.
  • (2)
  • I then restarted the PC and it booted with audio!
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  • Can confirm it works with Windows 10 Home Premium.
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Price
  • (24)
  • Very happy with this device!
Seller
  • (4)
  • I had been using the G5 for a few years as a means to get decent headphone audio from my PC, as well as my TV through its optical out.
  • (3)
  • The G6 improves on it in almost every way.The sound is better, and it was already pretty good.
  • (1)
  • Be it playing Master audio tracks in Tidal and getting better separation of the instruments and better power, or the visceral thrill that separation and punch brings playing Battlefield 1.
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  • The sound is great.
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  • Except if I turn on 32 bit 384khz it does make clicky sounds and a there is a hiss sometimes before audio starts playing.
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  • I'm perfectly happy with 24 bit 96khz though.
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  • So I don't take too much off for that.
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  • Lets say 1/2 a star.The Dolby Digital decoding takes the spot as the best feature they added.
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    • The difference in console games, in watching TV and movies.
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  • Its very noticeable over the stereo pcm before.Then finally the one thing they did that is worse than the original, THE STUPID LIGHT ON THE FRONT THAT YOU CANNOT TURN OFF, nor easily tape over.
Customer Ratings
  • I use this in my bedroom, I sleep in my bedroom, the computer provides it enough power while turned off to keep the light on.
Ship From Country
  • They wisely gave you the option to disable the RGB light on the top, but not the light by the dial.
  • (3)
I'm reduced to draping black cloth over it before I go to bed.Please stop it with these LEDs!
It is unnecessary!
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