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 the ultimate headphone gaming audio experience - whether it is on your PC or for your PS4 gaming console.
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!
The Sound BlasterX G5 is a high performance external sound card with a built-in SB-Axx1 multi-core chipset for hardware accelerated audio. It transforms basic, underperforming motherboard stereo into immersive 3D virtual surround sound for your headset.
The G5 also supports multi-channel content, and 7.1 audio mixing for ultra-realistic surround sound into your headphones.
Built with precision audiophile components, the G5 delivers a best-in-class stereo experience for your PS4 and Xbox One 1 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!
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.
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 by 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.
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!
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.
1 Connects to PlayStation® 4 via USB and Xbox One via Optical-in. Comms are not supported on Xbox One.
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!
Activate Scout Mode to give yourself a distinct tactical advantage! This tried and tested technology enhances important in-game audio cues — such as footsteps and weapon switching sounds -- allowing you to quickly and accurately pinpoint your opponents' location before they pinpoint yours!
The Sound Blaster G5 far exceeded my expectations. It worked great in all areas, movies, games, and music... If you’re an audiophile, a hardcore gamer or just someone who appreciates good quality audio on your devices, the Sound Blaster G5 is a must have.
Sound BlasterX G5
You can’t go wrong with many of Creative’s products, and the Sound BlasterX G5 is no different. With a superior build, lots of connectivity options, and a fairly easy setup process, there isn’t a whole lot to dislike about this package. For only 149.99, you can easily enhance your audio experience across the board, whether you use this specifically for playing games, or for everything you do on your PC, Xbox One, or PS4.
9 out of 10
Sound BlasterX G5
Creative’s Sound BlasterX G5 is a flexible sound card, adapting to both high-end audio lovers, and gamers alike. Versatile software that lets you tweak sound to how you want, while leaving a clean signal for when you just want to chill out to some music.
Sound BlasterX G5
This Product is AWESOME!
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. Even with my speakers, the surround sounds better than the Z card. Had a couple of hiccups with the setup though. 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. 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. I then restarted the PC and it booted with audio! Can confirm it works with Windows 10 Home Premium. Very happy with this device!
2-year Limited Hardware Warranty