We dream in our life sometimes, so much that even if we don’t ask, it was granted – like this one that seriously, nobody asked for from CREATIVE.
Well, the CREATIVE Sound BlasterX AE-5 is just a SABRE32 Ultra Class Hi-Resolution PCIe Gaming Sound Card and DAC with Xamp (CREATIVE’s proprietary discrete headphone amplifier) – mainly focused for PC gamers who demand extensive audio quality than ever.
It promises astonishingly pristine audio, and also shows off the Aurora Reactive Lighting System with 16.8 million customizable colors.
Xamp Discrete Headphone Amplification
The Sound BlasterX AE-5 is the first sound card to feature Xamp, their custom-designed discrete headphone amplifier. According to its product page, each audio channel is individually amplified, allowing the AE-5 to deliver a whole new level of pristine audio fidelity in an unaltered lossless model to each earcup regardless of demand. The ultra-low 1Ω output impedance drives 16-600Ω headphones perfectly – ideal for audiophiles, then?
SABRE32 Ultra Class DAC
The Sound BlasterX AE-5 is a SABRE32 Ultra Class PCIe DAC which is perfect for hi-resolution audio for games, music, and movies. It delivers up to 32-bit 384kHz playback with a 122dB DNR, ultra-low distortion and jitter.
Aurora Reactive Lighting System
Enjoy a symphony of lights and sound with the Aurora Reactive Lighting System! The AE-5 has customizable RGB LEDs on its body, and also features an included RGB LED strip. Program up to 16.8 million colors in different patterns with the free downloadable Sound Blaster Connect software for PC.
The Sound BlasterX AE-5 also comes in a special white edition. Apart from its pristine white casing, the Pure Edition comes with four LED strips – three more than the standard version – and will be available soon exclusively on Creative.com.
Pricing and Availability
The Sound Blaster X AE-5 is already available for purchase with a price of USD $149.99 (PhP7,6K) while the Pure Edition has no pricing as of this writing.
You can learn more about the Sound Blaster X AE-5 HERE.