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Sound BlasterX G5 

7.1 HD Audio Portable Sound Card with Headphone Amplifier

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Features

Overview

The pocket-sized Sound BlasterX G5 delivers massively superior gaming audio performance in a compellingly tiny form-factor.

This virtual 7.1 24-bit/192kHz, 120dB USB Digital Audio Converter (DAC) and headphone amplifier delivers for the ultimate headphone gaming audio experience - whether it is for your PC or for your gaming console.

Audio Performance

Native 7.1 Surround Sound Support

The portable G5 supports virtual 7.1 channel audio input signals for realistic virtualization via BlasterX Acoustic Engine Pro, to deliver gaming effects and audio cues with near-perfect accuracy and positioning via your headphones!

Immersive 3D PC Gaming Audio

The G5 is a high performance external sound card with built-in SB-Axx1™ multi-core chipset for hardware accelerated audio. Even a basic motherboard stereo gets transformed into 3D virtual surround sound on your headset.

The G5 also supports multi-channel content, and 7.1 audio mixing for ultra-realistic surround sound into your headphones.

Best-in-class Console Gaming Audio

Built with precision audiophile components, the G5 delivers a best-in-class stereo experience for gaming consoles1 with high-resolution of 24-bit/192kHz, 120dB USB DAC hardware driven audio playback that enables you to experience your gaming audio soundtrack in amazing detail. You'll be able to detect in real time where your enemy exactly is and get the winning edge every single time!

Audiophile-grade Headphone Amplifier

The G5 is not just a 24-bit/192kHz, 120dB USB DAC. With a Texas Instruments TPA6120A2 headphone amplifier with a low output impedance of 2.2Ω, the G5 is capable of driving headphones of up to 600Ω impedance as well as sensitive in-ear monitors in the market today.

This pocket-sized external gaming sound card also supports high-resolution audio playback of up to 24-bit/192kHz, thanks to its Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC, which has a Signal-to-Noise Ratio of 120dB.

24-bit
120dB

Built-in SB-Axx1 Audio Processor

Dedicated SBX Profile selection button and Scout Mode™ buttons on the G5 work with the built-in SB-Axx1 multi-core processor for instant hardware accelerated audio enhancements. Get the right setting and save time with storing up to three audio profiles on the G5. All it takes is a button, along with toggle controls to switch between the profiles to suit the nature of your gameplay.

Software

BlasterX Acoustic Engine Pro

Optimised for your gameplay and engineered to impress you with extraordinary sound, the G5 represents our true innovation in sound, beyond the realm of physical limitations through audio enhancements.

Available for Windows®, the fully customisable BlasterX Acoustic Engine Pro gives you unprecedented control over your listening experience with audio realism and immersive audio effects that intelligently minimises distractions and enhances gameplay. From the whizz of bullets near your head to the terrifying roar of a troll, every detail of your game comes alive with our professionally tweaked audio enhancements!

Volume

Backlit Volume Control with Illuminated Volume Indicator

The G5 is a perfect example of the fusion of form and functionality. With a volume knob that's sized for easy accessibility during gameplay, there's a crimson red backlight that provides visual aid in low-lighting conditions. And, you're ready to take on your game!

Connectivity

The G5 further expands the inputs and outputs found in today's onboard audio solutions, with the inclusion of options such as line-in and optical connections. The USB-Device port at the back of Sound BlasterX G5 offers another USB port that supplies the maximum output of 100mA, so you can plug in your gaming mouse or keyboard easily.

The G5 support headsets with 4-pole connection, in addition to the dedicated mic jack.

Dimensions

1 Connects to PlayStation® 4 via USB and Xbox™ One via Optical-in. Comms are not supported on Xbox One.

REVIEWS

Gameranx

Designed primarily for gaming, the G5 can convert any audio into a virtual 5.1 or 7.1-channel signal, which sounds good on a stereo headset even if it isn’t 7.1-capable. Priced at around $150, the Sound BlasterX G5 is an affordable sound card that offers all the bells and whistles any gamer could ask for.

Sound BlasterX G5 

2016-07-18

Overclock

The ability to swap this between consoles and your computer makes the G5 extremely versatile. The design is feature rich and looks really great with the black and red color scheme. The positional audio worked as expected and performed extremely well. Scout mode is a welcomed addition, and does provide a competitive edge in your games. The G5 quick buttons also provide quick selection of its features on the fly without closing my games, and also easily allows me to switch profiles easily. The software is feature rich and allows massive customization for everything. This has been by far one of the best sound cards I have ever tested overall.

4.5 out of 5

Sound BlasterX G5 

2016-06-16

eTeknix

Powerful, feature-packed and reliable sound processing from one of the most iconic audio brands in the industry. If you take your audio just a little more seriously than most, then the G5 is certainly something worthy of your attention. Desktop software solutions or even those offered by some sound cards or on-board audio rarely come close to offering this level of acoustic performance.

Editor's Choice Award

Sound BlasterX G5 

2016-05-23

Sound BlasterX G5  6.5 out of 0 based on 2 ratings. based on 7 reviews.

Customer Reviews

I. Jeong

This Product is AWESOME!

A Closer Look

Specifications

Audio Technology
SB-Axx1™
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
120dB (DAC)
Connectivity Options (Main)
microUSB, Line / Optical In: 1 x 3.5mm jack
Line / Optical Out : 1 x 3.5mm jack
4-pole Headphone-out with Mic: 1 x 3.5mm jack
Dedicated Mic In : 1 x 3.5mm jack
Max Channel Output
Stereo
Audio Technologies
Scout Mode
Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X v10.8 and above, Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Windows Vista®
Audio Fidelity
Up to 24-bit / 192kHz
Included Accessories
microUSB cable, Mini TOSLINK Cable
Dimensions
110 x 74 x 22 mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 0.9")
ASIO
Playback & Recording
Platform
USB 2.0, USB 3.0
Recommended Usage
Gaming

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 10 32/64 bit, Windows 8.1/8.0 32/64 bit, Windows 7 32/64 bit, Windows Vista™ 32/64 bit SP1 or higher
  • 1GB RAM
  • >600MB of free hard disk space
  • Available USB 2.0/3.0 port (High Speed recommended with driver)
Macintosh
  • Macintosh running Mac OS X 10. 8 or higher
  • 1GB RAM
  • >600MB of free hard disk space
  • Available USB 2.0/3.0 port
BlasterX Acoustic Engine Pro Software for Windows
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD® equivalent processor (2.8 GHz or faster recommended)
  • Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard
  • Microsoft® Windows 10 32/64 bit, Windows 8.1/8.0 32/64 bit, Windows 7 32/64 bit, Windows Vista™ 32/64 bit SP1 or higher
  • 1GB RAM
  • >600MB of free hard disk space

Package Contents

  • Sound BlasterX G5
  • Quick Start Leaflet
  • Warranty Leaflet
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Mini TOSLINK cable

Warranty

2-year Limited Hardware Warranty

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