Creative Sound Blaster X4 Hi-Res 24bit/192kHz External USB DAC and Amp Sound Card, Super X-Fi, Multi-Channel, 7.1 Discrete Surround, Optical-in, Optical-out, Line-in, Mic-in, Headset-in for PC and Mac
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Along the front of the Sound Blaster X4 are the microphone and headset ports. You can further adjust your microphone’s gain and volume boost via the Acoustic Engine module of the Creative app. The Sound Blaster X4 is also a headphone amplifier that’s capable of driving studio-grade headphones of up to 600Ωwith ease. With the price difference being negligible you will have to weigh up which features you want from your DAC. I’d say most people will get more benefit from the SmartComms Kit than from the higher 32bit audio on the X3. Full Press Release NoiseClean does the same, but in reverse, cleaning up the audio from other people on the call/stream
Creative Sound Blaster X4 Review - A Great Sound Card, Now
For Window users, there's also Dolby Digital Live 1 for convenience of encoding any audio sources to multi-channel surround sound in real-time, all while transmitting data using only a single optical cable solution for decoding on a home theater system.That's not all — Sound Blaster X3 works beyond just headphones. With support for multi-channel audio output of up to 7.1 discrete surround in speakers, enjoy binge-watching on your latest series effortlessly with surround sound delivery that's distinctively positioned for audio envelopment. Our minds were simply blown away when we heard what Holography can do for audio. This isn’t virtual surround, that stuff is so last year. This is true spacial audio processing and it comes on that tiny little dongle!
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The Audio Balance feature is available on PC, Mac, PS5, and PS4 only. An HDMI to Optical converter (not included) is required to access Audio Balance on the PS5. I am a big fan of volume dials, giving you easy control over your volume, and this is one of the reasons why I returned the Sound BlasterX G6in favour of my FiiO K5 Pro, because of the big knob. Just like the X3, this has a nice large easy to access volume dial that you can press to mute. Again, if using via USB this will integrate with the system volume. The last time I used a Sound Blaster product was over a decade ago, but I fully plan on using their products more in the future. The Sound Blaster X3 has a lot of power for your audio needs and is an asset to your gaming or streaming rig. Combine that with its good pricing and you have an excellent choice for an external DAC/amp.Connect 1 to your devices if it comes with USB Type-A connector. This USB Type-C to USB Type-A converter comes with the Creative SXFI TRIO.
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In 2018, Creative launched an all-new game-changing technology for headphones called Super X-Fi® Headphone Holography. This technology uses computational audio to recreate the listening experience of a high-end multi-speaker system in a professional studio, and delivers the same expansive experience - with the same original depth, detail, realism, and spaciousness - in headphones. Super X-Fi further uses Artificial Intelligence to compute a custom audio profile based on a person's unique anthropometry. Super X-Fi has won multiple accolades worldwide, including an unprecedented 23 awards at CES 2019-2020. When Super X-Fi is turned on, the EQ modes will be switched off. Similarly, when the EQ mode is switched on, Super X-Fi will be switched off.In my academic pursuits, I earned a BSc in Information Systems Design from UCLAN, before advancing my learning with a Master’s Degree in Computing. This advanced study also included Cisco CCNA accreditation, further demonstrating my commitment to understanding and staying ahead of the technology curve. Overall, this is an excellent external soundcard that is reasonably priced, is fully recommended by us, and has made it into my setup for the foreseeable future. The Creative app is an all-in-one software that allows you to access audio technologies like Sound Blaster Acoustic Engine and SmartComms Kit, make EQ adjustments, and set any customization options like custom RGB lighting, custom shortcut on macro buttons etc.