Creative releases Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus Gaming Sound Card

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Creative adds the Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus, with special affinity for for Dolby Digital Live / DTS Connect. An encoder that supports Dolby Digital Live and DTS Connect has been newly added, if you connect it to an AV amplifier or other device with a digital cable, you can enjoy PC entertainment in your home theater system.

Backed up with Sound Blaster’s audio processing technology such as the Xamp discrete headphone bi-amplifier, and powered by a 122 dB 32-bit / 384 kHz ESS SABRE32 Ultra-class DAC, the Sound BlasterX AE-5 was the also world’s first sound card with an integrated RGB controller. In Xamp discrete headphone bi-amp, each audio channel is individually amplified. The card also features an ultra-low 1Ω headphone output impedance that can drive studio-grade headphones of up to 600Ω, including high-end planar-magnetic headphones. The Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus delivers 122 dB DNR audio stream at up to 32-bit / 384 kHz playback with ultra-low distortion and jitter. Together with the existing AE-5, it has also been updated with the latest Sound Blaster Command software, which features a user-friendly interface.

Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus is priced at USD149.99.


  • Interface/Powerl: PCI-e bus power, +5V for Aurora lighting (requires 4-pin molex peripheral connector from PC power supply)
  • Audio Technology: Sound Core3D
  • Dynamic Range (DNR): 122 dB
  • Connectivity Options (Main): 1x TOSLINK Optical Out, 1 x 1/8" (3.5mm) Mic In / Line In, 1 x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone / Headset Out, 1 x 1/8" Front Out, 1 x 1/8" Rear Out, 1 x 1/8" Center / Sub Out, 1 x Front Panel Header
  • Headphone Amp
    • Supported Headphone Impedance:16—600Ω
    • Output Impedance: 1Ω
    • Low Gain: 16—149 Ω (+0 dB)
  • Audio Technologies: CrystalVoice, Scout Mode, DTS Connect Encoding, Dolby Digital Live Encoding
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows® 10
  • Dimensions: 145 x 20 x 128 mm
  • ASIO: Playback & Recording
  • Platform: PCI-e
  • DAC
    • Dynamic Range: 122 dB, THD+N (DAC): 0.00032[%]
  • Warranty: 2-year Limited Hardware Warranty (EU Countries), 1-year Limited Hardware Warranty (Non-EU Countries)

Creative releases Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus Gaming Sound Card

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