Maximize your prized headset's potential! Powerful headsets require audiophile-grade headphone amplifier to drive outstanding audio performance, and that's where Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus comes in. The hi-res sound card features Xamp, our custom-designed discrete headphone bi-amplifier.
Typical Headphone Amp
In a typical headphone amp, your left and right channels are amplified all at once using the same amplifier IC.
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output impedance that can drive studio-grade headphones of up to 600Ω, including high-end planar-magnetic headphones.
The Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus is a SABRE-class PCI-e DAC that is perfect for high resolution audio for games, music and movies. It delivers extremely clean 122 dB DNR audio stream at up to 32-bit / 384 kHz* playback with ultra-low distortion and jitter.
Surround Sound Technologies
Transform your gaming audio into immersive, theatrical audio! On top of support for Dolby Digital Live and DTS Connect Encoding, the Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus also features discrete 5.1 on speakers, and up to 7.1 virtual surround on both speakers and headphones.
Sound Blaster Acoustic Engine
The Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus rides on Sound Blaster's long legacy of audio processing and enhancements, available through the Sound Blaster Command software. The Sound Blaster Acoustic Engine is a suite of fully customizable audio processing technologies deliver new levels of audio immersion and precision for the ultimate competitive advantage. These sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism, including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets.
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' locIt also features an ultra-low 1Ω headphone ation before they pinpoint yours!
DTS Connect Encoding Dolby Digital Live Encoding
1 x 1/8" (3.5mm) Mic In / Line In
1 x 1/8" Front Out, 1 x 1/8" Rear Out, 1 x 1/8" Center / Sub Out
1 x TOSLINK Optical Out
1 x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone / Headset Out, 1 x Front Panel Header
Operating Systems Supported
Intel Core i3 or AMD equivalent processor Intel, AMD, or 100% compatible motherboard Microsoft Windows 10 32 / 64-bit 1 GB RAM >600 MB of free hard disk space Available PCI-e slot
Dimensions & Weight
0.79" x 5.04" x 5.71"
Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus 1 x LED Strip (30cm / 10 LEDs) 1 x Extension Cable Quick Start Leaflet Warranty Leaflets