Sound Blaster ZxR
The Ultimate Audio Playback and Creation Solution
124dB Signal-To-Noise Ratio
A signal to noise ratio or SNR of 124dB means your audio will be > 99.99% pristine audio which is more than 89.1 times better than the average sound cards.
Pristine audio recordings with ultra low latency
Enjoy reduced latency as low as one millisecond with Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO) support with the Sound Blaster ZxR. Hear your audio recordings come to life!
24-bit / 192kHz audio output
Stereo Direct lets you listen to your music pure and unprocessed at the amazing bit rate of 24-bit 192 kHz.
Studio-grade content creation
Add studio quality audio sound tracks or voice tracks to your video clips or home videos created with hardware that uses only audiophile-grade components such as 123dB analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) with RCA Aux-in and optical inputs for outstanding recording quality. With the 600 ohm headphone ampflier, you can do studio-grade monitoring as well.
DBPro daughter board
The DBpro is another reason why Sound Blaster ZxR delivers only the best audio playback and creation. It offers optical output for outstanding audio playback, plus professional-grade ADCs with RCA Aux-in and optical inputs for studio-grade recording quality.
Accessible Audio Control Module (ACM)
Take control in style and ease with the ACM that incorporates a built-in microphone array and mic/headphone I/O connections. The knob on the ACM lets you conveniently adjust the headphone levels.
Crystal clear communication
In gaming, if you're not communicating, you're not winning. Experience crystal clear communication with your teammates with the CrystalVoice™ suite of technologies that removes echoes, ambient noises and picks up your voice from within a zone (Voice Focus). It also maintains your voice level even if you are near or further away from the microphone.
SBX Pro Studio™ technologies
SBX Pro Studio™ sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism, including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets.


Audio Processor:Sound Core3D
Audio Resolution:24-Bit
Digital Audio Convertor (DAC):Burr-Brown
Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) (20kHz Low-pass filter, A-Wgt):124dB
Maximum Playback Quality:5.1 : Up to 96kHz
Stereo Direct: Up to 192kHz
Frequency Response @96kHz:Front Channel Out : 10Hz to 45kHz
Rear Channel Out : 15Hz to 45kHz
Center Out : 10Hz to 45kHz
Headphone (33 ohms): 10Hz to 45kHz
Frequency Response @192kHz (Stereo Direct Only):Front Channel Out : 10Hz to 88kHz
16-bit to 24-bit Recording Sample Rates:8,11.025,16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 96 (kHz)
16-bit to 24-bit Playback Sample Rates:8,11.025,16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 96, 192 (kHz)
Maximum Recording Quality:Up to 24-bit/96kHz
I/O Ports (Main Card):Headphone : 1 x Amplified 1/4" jack
Speaker Out : 2x RCA (L / R) 2x 3.5mm jacks (Rear, C/Sub)
Microphone In: 1x 1/4" jack
I/O Ports (Daughter Card):Line In : 2x RCA (L / R)
Optical Out : 1x TOSLINK
Optical In : 1x TOSLINK
Audio Control Module / Front Panel Connectivity:Volume Control Knob Built-in Beam-Forming Microphone
Headphone-Out : 1x 3.5mm jack, 1x 1/4” jack
Microphone-In : 1x 3.5mm jack, 1x 1/4” jack
600 Ohm Amplified Headphone Output:80mw TI TPA6120
Swappable OP-AMPs:Yes
Included Acesssories:Audio Control Module (with Beamforming Microphone Built-in)


Audio Enhancement:SBX Pro Studio
Smart Volume™
Dialog Plus™
Noise Reduction
Smart Volume
Acoustic Echo Cancellation
Speaker/Headphone Switch:Software Controlled
Dolby Digital Live:Encoding
DTS Connect:Encoding
Upmixing of Stereo to Multi-Channels:SBX Surround
DTS & Dolby Digital Decoding via Cyberlink PowerDVD Download: via 3rd party software download
Scout Mode™:Yes
Max.No. of 3D Voices:128
ASIO:ASIO 2.0 support at
with direct monitoring


Compatible With:PC - PCIe x1 Connection

Minimum Operating System

Windows:Windows 7/ 8
Expert Reviews 5-Star Rating
"There's a solid bass presence, alongside plenty of treble and mid-range detail. We appreciated the great sense of space and separation that really lent itself to live studio and orchestral recordings."
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