Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition

High Performance External USB DAC and Audio Amplifier

The Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition has never looked this classy, with a touch of elegance. This pearl white edition certainly takes to the next level with the ultimate audio upgrade for pro-gamers and audio enthusiasts. A room-pleaser with unparalleled sound quality, the Sound Blaster X7 reflects the skill of its exclusive 1 ohm headphone amp output impedance, with a nice kick of extra audio amplification power.

£299.99

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It's Good To Be Recognized

We are delighted that the Sound Blaster X7 has been named as the Honouree for two distinguished 2015 CES Innovations Awards namely the 'Home Audio/Video Components and Accessories' category and 'Computer Hardware and Components' category.

Every year, a small percentage of products is given the honour of receiving these awards, for having attained outstanding results across all judging criteria.

The Sound Blaster X7 was also awarded Tom's Hardware's Top Pick for 2015. This award gives recognition to devices in the name of innovation and excellence of the development that surpasses other consumer electronic products this year.

Pearl White Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition with High Power Adaptor & Exclusive 1 Ohm Headphone Amp Output Impedance

The exclusive pearl white edition is specially engineered to let you focus on things that matter - music, videos or games. Feast your senses on the full 100W of audio power, coupled with the high-power adaptor at your fingertips. 1 Ohm headphone amp impedance output from the Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition accommodates 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 - with minimal distortion to audio content caused by variance in frequency response. Now, the Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition is ready to impress you with big performance beyond its size.

Learn more about the frequency response of the Shure SE846 at Sound Blaster X7's 1 ohm headphone amplifier output impedance:

Let's Compare.

Let's take a closer look and compare the differences.

Sound Blaster X7
(Black)
 

Maximum Power:
38 W + 38 W (4 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% THD)

Rated Power:
35 W + 35 W (4 ohm, 1 kHz, 1% THD)

Headphone Amp Output Impedance:
2.2 ohm

Total Harmonic Distortion:
0.05% (1 kHz, 4 ohm, 30 W)*

Bundled Power Adaptor
24V 2.91A

Sound Blaster X7
Limited Edition
(Pearl White)

Maximum Power:
50 W + 50 W (4 ohm, 1 kHz, 10% THD)

Rated Power:
37 W + 37 W (4 ohm, 1 kHz, 1% THD)

Headphone Amp Output Impedance:
1 ohm

Total Harmonic Distortion:
0.05% (1 kHz, 4 ohm, 33 W)

Bundled Power Adaptor
24V 6A

With More Power Comes Bigger Speakers

What can you do with the extra audio amplification power?

If music is your passion, you would supersize your speakers for an even wider sound stage effect. Looking for that extra boost for your acoustics? The Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition's powered amplifier will add an extra dimension to your experience that will fill up your room.

It has a highly-powered and efficient Class-D digital amplifier TPA3116D2 delivers up to 100W of power (2 x 50W @ 4Ω*), allowing you to connect to passive bookshelf or tower speakers. The Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition features an impedance switch between 4Ω and 8Ω to match your speakers in order to deliver the best audio performance.

*High-power adaptor (24V 6A) included.

24-bit Sound Blaster Audio Processor

The Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition features the SB-Axx1™ Multi-Core Floating Point Digital Signal Processor (DSP), which is capable of voice processing, audio restoration, proprietary effects processing and is also a certified Dolby Digital 5.1 decoder.

It has a specially patented EMU32 bus, which is capable of processing up to 32 concurrent audio streams. This allows the Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition to handle multiple audio inputs and outputs.

On top of that, a proprietary audio chip helps the Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition to achieve audiophile-grade audio playback from stereo with 5.1 configurations up to 24-bit 192kHz.

Ultra High Fidelity Digital Audio Superhighway

Just as HDTV revolutionised your viewing experience - from details like the specks of colours in your favourite actor's eyes, or the fibre of a piece of fabric, High-Resolution Audio lets you enjoy a quality audio experience that brings the sound signatures to life through clarity and nuances in games, movies or music.

The Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition provides a smooth digital audio superhighway that emphasises audio fidelity starting from the original uncompressed audio file on your PC/Mac; through a high-speed USB 2.0 digital audio path, to a high-resolution 24-bit 192kHz 127dB DAC, immediately coupled with a powerful 100W built-in amplifier.

Finally, the journey ends with your favourite passive speakers that bring you an unadulterated, and top-quality audio experience.

Knock Out Quality DAC

The Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition features a Burr-Brown PCM1794 127dB digital-to-analog converter (DAC), which supports high-resolution audio playback of up to 24-bit 192kHz when connected to PC/Mac, including 24-bit 88.2kHz and 24-bit 176.4kHz. Coupled with a built-in Dolby Digital decoder, the Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition lets you experience cinematic true-to-life 5.1 channel playback.

Class-Leading Headphone Amplifier

For a high-quality headphone listening experience, a top-of-the-range Texas Instruments TPA6120A2 headphone amplifier chip is used. Capable of driving high-end 600Ω headphones, the Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition — together with its 127dB 24-bit 192kHz DAC — delivers powerful and pristine audio.

Say goodbye to days of lacklustre audio playback through your headphones.

Top Notch Audiophile-grade Components

The Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition is equipped with class Nichicon “Fine Gold” capacitors. No effort was spared in the selection of the finest audiophile grade components to complement our renowned in-house audio technologies.

Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition is a highly customizable audio device that features the option to swap op-amps. Op-amps play a key role in amplifying the delicate analogue signals, thus influencing the overall texture of your listening experience. For a personalised touch, discerning ears would be pleased to know that they can swap the op-amps (available separately) for a tonal characteristic of their choice.

Low Latency Wireless Audio, via Bluetooth®

Your audio experience cannot get any better than this. Featuring Bluetooth with aptX® Low Latency and AAC codec support, the Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition offers a highly integrated solution for quality and performance that lets you stream your audio wirelessly, while maintaining the fidelity of your favourite tracks.

Experience 5.1 Sound Surround, with Dolby Digital Decoding

The Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition supports Dolby Digital, an audio compression found in most DVDs and high-quality formats worldwide. It enables delivery of 5.1 discrete channels at low data rates. Prepare yourself for an immersive experience surrounded by a crisp, clean dialogue with accurate placement of onscreen sounds.

 
 

Bit-perfect Playback

ASIO support allows for reduced latency for a higher resolution audio experience.

Utmost Audio Fidelity

Connect your iOS or Android device with a USB cable via the USB Host port, which allows the Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition to process the digital audio signal without any degradation in quality and fidelity.

 
 

The Unfair Advantage

Scout Mode™ allows you to hear your enemies from a distance, thus equipping you with a distinct tactical advantage in combat. Win each and every battle!

Connecting Music with People

With dual headphone outputs, you can share your favourite tunes with your loved ones simultaneously!

Crystal Clear Communication, with CrystalVoice™

Now, you may enjoy VOIP or conference calls that display stunning vocal clarity.

The Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition continues to impress with its two built-in beamforming microphones that support pristine audio recordings and even voice calls when connected to PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets.

CrystalVoice™ is a clever feature that makes use of innovative technologies, specially designed to deliver the best vocal fidelity, to ensure that you would be heard in video conferences, multi-player games and online chats at all times.

Click here to learn more about CrystalVoice Technologies.

Personal Sound Enhancers At Your Fingertips

Introducing the Sound Blaster X7 Control App and the Sound Blaster X7 Control software, they make perfect pairings with the Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition. Functioning as your personal sound controllers, they work with desktops, notebooks, tablets or any smart devices.

 

A whole new level of audio immersion emerges either to match your comfort level or to make your headphone rumble. It's all within your control, with SBX Pro Studio Technology.

Getting the optimal fidelity out of your speaker is a matter of aligning your speakers as you deem fit.

With a click, the Sound Blaster X7 Control software allows for hardware audio switching between speakers and headphones. There won't be sticky situations anymore!

Customer Reviews

  • T. Richard

    This is the most versatile and great sounding amp that I have used, including all my other high power amps. Its great whether its in your living room, bedroom or study. You can put it almost anywhere. One point though, its a little bit too light so when you press the on/off button it moves. Perhaps later versions could put some weight on it and it makes it more of a high end piece of equipment

  • S. Alhadeff

    Everything this thing says it can do it can do. I'm using an Astro mixamp so sound mixing together can happen in strange ways in the speaker settings, but I've figured it all out to where I'm quite happy with it after a bit of elbow grease. I know what I need for more bass, what I need for gaming, etc. The last study I have to do is different type of surround sound settings. A 320kbps mp3 sounds the same trough dolby digital or through the x7. When you're listening to FLAC files or uncompressed WAV files, purely through the X7 there is a noticeable difference in audio quality. I guess it's like VR, when you hear it, you'll know what you weren't hearing before. I don't consider myself an audiophile, but I tested the heck out of this unit, and for higher bitrate music, sound etc, it does make a difference.

  • T. Chai

    I am an audiophile who listens to many genres of music and the soundblaster X7 has satisfied my listening experience in all genres of music. It is both powerful and versatile and supports many types of input. Strongly recommended to purchase this product together with the E-MU X7 speakers for a more wholesome experience.

  • L. Ross

    Well so far so good. I haven't had much time to use the product however I have used the Bluetooth which connects to my Galaxy and it came alive like no other pairing with the E-MU XM7 speakers. I am truly impressed and look forward to many years of pure pleasure. Thank you Mr. Rico for all his hard efforts he is definitely a positive asset to Creative's mission to outstanding representation and a memorable customer experience. Lloyd R.

  • B. Hebbelynck

    Very good sound. I like the small size and the aspect (in white color). I would prefer an on/off button with a more mechanical feeling and a light that is not on the button but above because with the light in the button you don't see it while pushing he button with your finger.

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A Closer Look

    • SPECIFICATIONS
    • Audio Technology SB-Axx1™
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) 127dB (DAC)
    • Connectivity Options (Main) microUSB, Microphone :
      Built-in Stereo Mic
      1 x 1/8" (3.5mm) Mic In
      Line / Optical :
      1 x RCA Aux/Line In
      1 x TOSLINK Optical In
      1 x TOSLINK Optical Out
      Speaker :
      2 x Binding Post Passive Speaker Out (L/R)
      1 x RCA Line/Front Speaker Out
      1 x 1/8" (3.5mm) Rear Speaker Out
      1 x 1/8" (3.5mm) Center/Sub Speaker Out
      Headphone :
      1 x 1/8" (3.5mm)Headphone Out
      1 x 1/4" (6.3mm)Headphone Out
      USB HOST :
      1 x Type A USB Host Port - Device Audio Stream & Charging
    • Max Channel Output 5.1 Channels, Stereo Amplified
    • Audio Technologies SBX Pro Studio, CrystalVoice, Scout Mode, Dolby Digital Technology
    • Microphone Microphone Type: Dual-array Noise Canceling Condenser
    • Learn More
    • System Requirements
    • Windows
      • Intel® Core™2 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 Connector 

      ^ Devices must support Bluetooth 4.1 (Low Energy) or higher


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

      * Devices must support AOA2 USB Streaming

    • Download Drivers
    • Manuals / Safety and Regulatory information
    • PACKAGE CONTENTS
      • Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition Device
      • Quick Start Leaflet
      • WW Warranty Leaflets
      • 24V/6A AC-DC Power Adaptor and cable
      • RCA to 3.5mm Stereo Cable for Front Out
      • RCA to 3.5mm Stereo Cable (Female) for Line-In
      • microUSB Cable 1.5m
      • Headphone Stand
    • WARRANTY
    • 2-year Limited Hardware Warranty

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Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition

High Performance External USB DAC and Audio Amplifier

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