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Creative Sound Blaster E5 High-Resolution USB DAC 600 ohm Headphone Amplifier with Bluetooth

Creative Sound Blaster E5 High-Resolution USB DAC 600 ohm Headphone Amplifier with Bluetooth

  • Brand: Creative
  • MPN: 70SB159000001
  • Part #: AUDCRE0159
  • UPC:054651185609
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"Awesome product. The quality of my music has improved."
 stephen g. ~ 11-12-17
"Really, really a good product.....the best sound card I have used so far......not only from the specs point of view but also the amount of functions that you can get out of it. All pros and no cons."
 Coover ~ 01-05-17
"A very good DAC/AMP if you are looking to power cans with a low or high impedance rate. I have noticed that the quality of my music has increased with richer mids/highs and a more prominent bass..."
 Anonymous ~ 25-01-16

Features

High Resolution USB DAC & Portable Headphone Amp

The Sound Blaster E5 is a 24-bit/192kHz high resolution USB DAC and portable headphone amplifier. Built with precision audiophile components, a best-in-class 600 ohm headphone amplifier and aptX technology for Bluetooth, the Sound Blaster E5 is the perfect audio component for music lovers, whether they are on the move or beside their PC/Mac.

 

Compact External USB DAC for PC / MAC

The Sound Blaster E5 is the result of Sound Blaster's relentless audio innovation since the PC era, backed by decades of legendary audio engineering expertise. With a proven track record of providing high-fidelity PC audio for discerning ears, the E5 now brings a high-resolution audio experience for your use with laptops, smart phones and tablets.




Designed For The Audiophile In You

The Sound Blaster E5 is designed from the ground up, to reproduce high-fidelity audio with minimum distortion and noise. It is built on the flagship Cirrus Logic CS4398 Digital-Analogue Converter (DAC), with an impressively high 120dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) that supports sample rates of up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution.



High-Resolution Audio Playback

Sound Blaster E5 is able to decode audio files ranging from MP3s and CDs (16-bit/44kHz) to high-resolution 24-bit/192kHz files, be it from your PC / Mac or other smart devices.



Hi-Fi Companion For Your Mobile Devices

You can play digital audio direct from your iOS or Android* device via the Sound Blaster E5 to your headphones. Digital audio signals are sent from the device directly to the Sound Blaster E5, which decodes them without any degradation in audio quality. What you get is audio playback at its highest fidelity.



Enhanced Audio Realism with SBX Pro Studio

Enjoy immersive audio realism, with SBX Pro Studio when you are watching movies or playing games.
SBX Pro Studio can be switched off, when listening to high-quality lossless audio, so that you may get to enjoy the songs unprocessed, in the way you desire.



Stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth

The Sound Blaster E5 features Bluetooth 4.0 with NFC technology for one-touch, fuss-free Bluetooth pairing. A wide range of Bluetooth streaming codecs such as aptX Low Latency, AAC and SBC which enhances audio quality wirelessly, are also supported.



Very Low Output Impedance - 2.2 Ohm

Headphones, like consumer speakers, have defined classes allowing manufacturers of amplifiers, receivers, etc to design with those standards in mind. Generally different types of headphone fall between 16-32 ohm for consumer or home applications and 600 ohm for broadcast applications.

When designing the Sound Blaster E5, our engineers pushed boundaries by specially engineering the headphone amplifier circuit with a very low output impedance of 2.2 ohm. This allows the Sound Blaster E5 to accommodate both extreme ends of headphones in the market - from the most demanding high-impedance studio headphones to the most sensitive low-impedance in-ear monitors - while minimizing the introduction of distortion to audio content caused by variance in frequency response.



Dual Orientation Recording with CrystalVoice™ Technology

The Sound Blaster E5 records via built-in dual microphones with auto-orientation sensor that reacts to landscape or portrait orientation, allowing stereo recording to smartphones or tablets.

The Sound Blaster E5 also features CrystalVoice™ Technology, a suite of audio recording enhancements built into the digital signal processor (DSP) that reduces noise and provides for clear calls and voice recordings, be it from mobile phones or via Skype conferencing.

Communication profiles such as A2DP, HFP and AVRCP are supported for voice calls.




Dual Headphone Outputs

Dual headphone output lets you and your loved one enjoy your favourite tracks simultaneously!

Specifications

Audio Processor
SB-Axx1

Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
120dB (DAC)

Connectivity Options (Main)
microUSB
Line / Mic / Optical In: 1 x 3.5mm jack
Headphone Out : 2 x 3.5mm jacks
Line / Optical Out : 1 x 3.5mm jack
USB Host Streaming: 1 x Type-A USB Port

Max Channel Output
Stereo

Audio Technologies
SBX Pro Studio, CrystalVoice

Microphone
Microphone Type: Built-in Mic with auto-orientation sensor (Landscape / Portrait modes)

System Requirements

Windows
Intel Core2 Duo or AMD equivalent processor (2.8 GHz or faster recommended)
Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard
Microsoft Windows 8.1/8.0 32/64-bit, Windows 7 32/64-bit, Windows Vista 32/64-bit SP1 or higher
1GB RAM
>600 MB of free hard disk space
Available USB 2.0/3.0 port (High Speed recommended with driver)

Macintosh
Macintosh running Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher
1GB RAM
>600 MB of free hard disk space
Available USB 2.0/3.0 port (High Speed recommended with software)

iOS
iPhones/iPads running iOS 6.0 or higher for Bluetooth
iPhones/iPads running iOS 6.0 or higher for USB Host Audio streaming via Lightning port

Android
Phones/Tablets running Android 2.3 or higher for Bluetooth
Phones/Tablets running Android 4.1 or higher for USB Host Streaming *

* Devices firmware must implement AOA2 protocol that support USB Host Streaming

PACKAGE CONTENTS
Sound Blaster E5
Quick Start Leaflet
Warranty Leaflet
microUSB Cable
Desk Stand
2x Elastic Band
Mini TOSLINK cable


WARRANTY
1-year limited hardware warranty

Manufacturer Part No: 70SB159000001 Brand: Creative Product Type: -
UPC 054651185609 Product Family: - Shipping Weight: 0.423 kg
PB Part No: AUDCRE0159 Product Model: -

Warranty: 12 months local warranty *
* Warranty period is as stated above unless the manufacturer has chosen to specify a longer period.
All warranties are return to base unless otherwise specified.

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Stephen G.
11 December 2017
Awesome product. The quality of my music has improved.
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1 May 2017
Really, really a good product.....the best sound card I have used so far......not only from the specs point of view but also the amount of functions that you can get out of it. All pros and no cons.
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Anonymous
25 January 2016
A very good DAC/AMP if you are looking to power cans with a low or high impedance rate. I have noticed that the quality of my music has increased with richer mids/highs and a more prominent bass response. Has a multitude of features such as Bluetooth, Surround sound, built in EQ, etc. The list can go on for awhile, but if you are in the market for a DAC/AMP combo, you cannot go wrong with the Creative Sound Blaster E5!
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Creative Sound Blaster E5 High-Resolution USB DAC 600 ohm Headphone Amplifier with Bluetooth

  • Brand: Creative
  • MPN: 70SB159000001
  • Part #: AUDCRE0159
  • UPC:054651185609
PB Tech price: $225.21 Excluding GSTPB Tech price:$258.99 Including GST
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Features

High Resolution USB DAC & Portable Headphone Amp

The Sound Blaster E5 is a 24-bit/192kHz high resolution USB DAC and portable headphone amplifier. Built with precision audiophile components, a best-in-class 600 ohm headphone amplifier and aptX technology for Bluetooth, the Sound Blaster E5 is the perfect audio component for music lovers, whether they are on the move or beside their PC/Mac.

 

Compact External USB DAC for PC / MAC

The Sound Blaster E5 is the result of Sound Blaster's relentless audio innovation since the PC era, backed by decades of legendary audio engineering expertise. With a proven track record of providing high-fidelity PC audio for discerning ears, the E5 now brings a high-resolution audio experience for your use with laptops, smart phones and tablets.




Designed For The Audiophile In You

The Sound Blaster E5 is designed from the ground up, to reproduce high-fidelity audio with minimum distortion and noise. It is built on the flagship Cirrus Logic CS4398 Digital-Analogue Converter (DAC), with an impressively high 120dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) that supports sample rates of up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution.



High-Resolution Audio Playback

Sound Blaster E5 is able to decode audio files ranging from MP3s and CDs (16-bit/44kHz) to high-resolution 24-bit/192kHz files, be it from your PC / Mac or other smart devices.



Hi-Fi Companion For Your Mobile Devices

You can play digital audio direct from your iOS or Android* device via the Sound Blaster E5 to your headphones. Digital audio signals are sent from the device directly to the Sound Blaster E5, which decodes them without any degradation in audio quality. What you get is audio playback at its highest fidelity.



Enhanced Audio Realism with SBX Pro Studio

Enjoy immersive audio realism, with SBX Pro Studio when you are watching movies or playing games.
SBX Pro Studio can be switched off, when listening to high-quality lossless audio, so that you may get to enjoy the songs unprocessed, in the way you desire.



Stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth

The Sound Blaster E5 features Bluetooth 4.0 with NFC technology for one-touch, fuss-free Bluetooth pairing. A wide range of Bluetooth streaming codecs such as aptX Low Latency, AAC and SBC which enhances audio quality wirelessly, are also supported.



Very Low Output Impedance - 2.2 Ohm

Headphones, like consumer speakers, have defined classes allowing manufacturers of amplifiers, receivers, etc to design with those standards in mind. Generally different types of headphone fall between 16-32 ohm for consumer or home applications and 600 ohm for broadcast applications.

When designing the Sound Blaster E5, our engineers pushed boundaries by specially engineering the headphone amplifier circuit with a very low output impedance of 2.2 ohm. This allows the Sound Blaster E5 to accommodate both extreme ends of headphones in the market - from the most demanding high-impedance studio headphones to the most sensitive low-impedance in-ear monitors - while minimizing the introduction of distortion to audio content caused by variance in frequency response.



Dual Orientation Recording with CrystalVoice™ Technology

The Sound Blaster E5 records via built-in dual microphones with auto-orientation sensor that reacts to landscape or portrait orientation, allowing stereo recording to smartphones or tablets.

The Sound Blaster E5 also features CrystalVoice™ Technology, a suite of audio recording enhancements built into the digital signal processor (DSP) that reduces noise and provides for clear calls and voice recordings, be it from mobile phones or via Skype conferencing.

Communication profiles such as A2DP, HFP and AVRCP are supported for voice calls.




Dual Headphone Outputs

Dual headphone output lets you and your loved one enjoy your favourite tracks simultaneously!

Specifications

Audio Processor
SB-Axx1

Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
120dB (DAC)

Connectivity Options (Main)
microUSB
Line / Mic / Optical In: 1 x 3.5mm jack
Headphone Out : 2 x 3.5mm jacks
Line / Optical Out : 1 x 3.5mm jack
USB Host Streaming: 1 x Type-A USB Port

Max Channel Output
Stereo

Audio Technologies
SBX Pro Studio, CrystalVoice

Microphone
Microphone Type: Built-in Mic with auto-orientation sensor (Landscape / Portrait modes)

System Requirements

Windows
Intel Core2 Duo or AMD equivalent processor (2.8 GHz or faster recommended)
Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard
Microsoft Windows 8.1/8.0 32/64-bit, Windows 7 32/64-bit, Windows Vista 32/64-bit SP1 or higher
1GB RAM
>600 MB of free hard disk space
Available USB 2.0/3.0 port (High Speed recommended with driver)

Macintosh
Macintosh running Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher
1GB RAM
>600 MB of free hard disk space
Available USB 2.0/3.0 port (High Speed recommended with software)

iOS
iPhones/iPads running iOS 6.0 or higher for Bluetooth
iPhones/iPads running iOS 6.0 or higher for USB Host Audio streaming via Lightning port

Android
Phones/Tablets running Android 2.3 or higher for Bluetooth
Phones/Tablets running Android 4.1 or higher for USB Host Streaming *

* Devices firmware must implement AOA2 protocol that support USB Host Streaming

PACKAGE CONTENTS
Sound Blaster E5
Quick Start Leaflet
Warranty Leaflet
microUSB Cable
Desk Stand
2x Elastic Band
Mini TOSLINK cable


WARRANTY
1-year limited hardware warranty

Date Created: 09:54, 20-09-2019
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/AUDCRE0159/Creative-Sound-Blaster-E5-High-Resolution-USB-DAC
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