Creative Technology today launched Sound Blaster X1, the ultimate USB DAC and headphone amplifier that features the heralded Sound Blaster Acoustic Engine technology, along with the multi-award-winning Super X-Fi Headphone Holography first featured in the iconic SXFI AMP. As small as a finger, it offers a huge treat of multi-channel, high-resolution and immersive audio, with authentic reproductions down to the last detail, powered by a high-end 128dB AKM4377 32-bit DAC and Ti/Burr-Brown INA1620 dual audio operational amplifier.
Sound Blaster X1 is best used with PC and Mac, and the Creative desktop app gives users access to the Sound Blaster Acoustic Engine, where they can use the full suite of sound processing technologies to enhance their experiences for both work and play.
With Sound Blaster Surround Virtualization, users can enjoy a phenomenal network of depth and range in audio immersion in movies, music and games. CrystalVoice technology enables a host of smart adjustments during conference calls with features such as SmartVolume and Acoustic Echo Cancellation; there is also a SmartComms Kit that helps to effectively reduce background noise and automatically mute users when they are not speaking. There are professionally tuned audio and game presets to please gamers even more; Scout mode detects subtle audio signals and makes them clear to keep gamers one step ahead of their competitors.
Users can also enjoy Super X-Fi headphone holography, a recognized game-changer that redefines headphone listening by recreating the soundstage of a premium multi-speaker system for a comprehensive experience. In addition, ear-mapping through the SXFI app adapts to users’ ears and helps them immerse them in all their audio, especially movies and games, in the most natural way.
Sound Blaster X1 is simply a captivating audio solution that is impossible for demanding users to ignore.
Prices and availability
Sound Blaster X1 costs USD 69.99 and is available in Creative’s online store.
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