Sound Blaster Play!

External USB Sound Card


Experience better music and movies everywhere you go!

The Sound Blaster Play! sound card provides the easiest and most portable solution to enjoy quality plug and play audio. Upgrade from basic, built-in audio to the renowned Sound Blaster audio now and experience what millions of users all around the world are already enjoying!

CMSS upmixes any stereo audio content to surround audio

Music that pleases

CMSS upmixes any stereo audio content to surround audio, letting you immerse in a virtual concert with your favorite music files. You can even organize your digital music files, clean up your music and more with the Creative MediaSource!

VoIP made easy

A fan of Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) applications? Now you can have an enjoyable chat with your friends via Instant Messaging services over the Internet with our quality headphone output and mic input.
EAX ADVANCED HD gaming sound effects

Realistic gameplay

Experience realistic sound effects and 3D surround that make you feel like you're in the game itself. Over 400 existing games use Creative EAX ADVANCED HD sound effects to provide better gaming sound.
Creative ALchemy And if you're using Windows Vista®, Creative ALchemy restores surround sound for the same great gaming experience.
Windows 8 Compatible

Works with Windows 8

We have updated audio drivers that will allow you to enjoy the ultimate in Sound Blaster performance in Windows 8.
Click here to download the latest drivers.

A Closer Look


Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
Connectivity Options (Main)
Headphone / Speaker Out: 1 x 3.5mm jack
Mic In : 1 x 3.5mm jack
Max Channel Output
Supported Operating Systems
Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Windows Vista® SP1 or higher, Windows® XP SP2 or higher
Audio Fidelity
Up to 16-bit / 48kHz
USB 1.1
Recommended Usage
Gaming, Home Entertainment

System Requirements

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 1.6 GHz, AMD® Athlon XP 2000+ processor or faster (Pentium 4 2.2 GHz, AMD Athlon XP 2400+ processor or faster recommended)
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Windows Vista® 64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 600 MB of free hard disk space
  • Headphones or amplified speakers (available separately)
  • CD-ROM/CD-RW or DVD-ROM drive required for software installation
  • Available USB port

Package Contents

  • Sound Blaster Play! sound card
  • Quick Start leaflet
  • Installation CD containing:
    • Drivers for Windows®
    • Creative software suite


2-year Limited Hardware Warranty


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