BIGGEST array of features for any Sound Blaster, including an unprecedented kickass built-in power amplifier, cross-platform connectivity, and Sound Blaster intelligent audio enhancement technologies.
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Ultra High Fidelity Digital Audio Superhighway - from the original uncompressed audio through high-speed USB 2.0 digital audio path, to a high-resolution 24-bit 192kHz 127dB DAC, coupled directly to a powerful 100W built-in amplifier.
Savor the deeply stirring music as it comes alive in stunning details!
The Sound Blaster X7 features the SB-Axx1™ multi-core Digital Signal Processor (DSP) which is capable of voice processing, audio restoration, proprietary effects processing and is also a certified Dolby Digital 5.1 decoder.
It has a special patented EMU32 bus capable of processing up to 32 concurrent audio streams. This allows the X7 to handle multiple audio inputs and outputs.
In addition, a proprietary audio chip helps the Sound Blaster X7 achieve audiophile-grade audio playback from stereo to 5.1 configurations at up to 24-bit 192kHz.
Just as HDTV allows you to see more details in your movies and TV shows, high-resolution audio allows you to hear more details and nuances during audio playback, be it games, movies or music.
The Sound Blaster X7 provides a smooth digital audio superhighway that preserves audio fidelity starting from the original uncompressed audio file on your PC/Mac; through a high-speed USB 2.0 digital audio path, to a high-resolution 24-bit 192kHz 127dB DAC, immediately coupled to a powerful 100W built-in amplifier.
Finally, the journey ends at your favourite passive speakers, bringing to you an unadulterated, high-quality audio experience.
The Sound Blaster X7's built-in SB-Axx1™ multi-core DSP reproduces the incredibly detailed audio created alongside the immensely compelling graphics and expansive environments found in today’s popular gaming titles, such as Battlefield 4, Titanfall and Skyrim.
With massive connectivity options, gamers on PCs, laptops, game consoles, tablets, and smartphones can now benefit from these enhancement technologies. On top of that, you can enjoy an audiophile experience with the finest top-notch components found in the Sound Blaster X7. Upgrading to the external Sound Blaster X7 is a breeze – just plug and play!
Paired with a tablet running the Sound Blaster X7 Control mobile app, you get quick and easy control to settings such as Scout Mode™, VoiceFX and CrystalVoice™ during gameplay, on a separate screen!
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Users today have easy access to HD and Ultra HD movies through download and streaming sites such as Netflix. These services have upped the ante of users’ expectations of the visual quality, but they are often let down by subpar audio from their TVs.
Connect the Sound Blaster X7 to your existing sound systems and enjoy the full suite of Sound Blaster processing that brings TV and movie audio to a whole new level of detail and realism.
SBX Crystalizer emphasizes subtle audio details; SBX Bass enhances low frequency audio for impactful explosions in fast-paced action movies; SBX Smart Volume intelligently minimizes abrupt volume changes during playback and between commercials. Enjoy a cinematic audio experience via the built-in Dolby Digital decoder that delivers powerful 5.1 discrete channels of high-quality surround sound.
Music studios have been recording in high-resolution before delivering the songs to you as CDs or digital downloads. Today's consumers are getting increasingly demanding in their desire to experience higher quality audio playback. In response, the music studios are also making such high-resolution audio tracks more accessible to discerning listeners.
The Sound Blaster X7 features a 127dB DAC capable of delivering audio tracks up to 24-bit 192kHz without any loss in fidelity. Along with top-notch, audiophile-grade components, the Sound Blaster X7 allows you to enjoy such lossless, high-resolution music the way it was recorded in the studio, whether they are stored on your PC, Mac, tablets or smart phones.
The Sound Blaster X7 features a Burr-Brown PCM1794 127dB digital-to-analog converter (DAC) which supports high-resolution audio playback of up to 24-bit 192kHz when connected to PC/Mac, including 24-bit 88.2kHz and 24-bit 176.4kHz. Coupled with a built-in Dolby Digital decoder, the Sound Blaster X7 lets you experience cinematic true-to-life 5.1 channel playback.
In addition, the Sound Blaster features a Burr-Brown PCM4220 123dB analog-to-digital converter (ADC) which delivers high quality, low noise analog line-in audio playback and audio recording of up to 24-bit 96kHz.
To create the best audio experience, efforts were not spared in the selection of the finest audiophile grade components to complement our renowned in-house audiotechnologies. The Sound Blaster X7 incorporates superior class Nichicon “Fine Gold” capacitors to achieve a rich sound in the bass register and clearer highs.
And not only that, the Sound Blaster X7 is amazingly customizable — it features the option to swap op-amps. Op-amps play an essential role in amplifying the delicate analog signals and also influences the overall audio texture. Users may have their preferences for a certain tonal characteristic. With the Sound Blaster X7, you can easily swap the op-amps (available separately) to define your music's tonal characteristics to your heart's content.
A high power, high efficiency Class-D digital amplifier TPA3116D2 delivers up to 100W power (2 x 50W @ 4Ω*), allowing you to connect to passive bookshelf or tower speakers. The Sound Blaster X7 features an impedance switch to select between 4Ω and 8Ω to match your speakers to deliver the best audio performance.
* Requires upgrade to high-power adapter (24V 6A)
To provide an outstanding headphone listening experience, a top-of-the-range Texas Instruments TPA6120A2 headphone amplifier chip is used. Capable of driving high-end 600Ω headphones, the Sound Blaster X7 — together with its 127dB 24-bit 192kHz DAC — delivers powerful and pristine audio.
Burr-Brown PCM1794 127dB digital-to-analog converter (DAC) supports high-resolution audio playback of HD audio tracks up to 24-bit 192kHz when connected to PC/Mac, including 24-bit 176.4kHz.
With bit-perfect Stereo Direct playback feature, you can listen up to 24-bit 192kHz high-fidelity music in profoundly accurate and high-quality playback, true to the original source.
Texas Instruments TPA6120A2 600Ω headphone amplifier is capable of driving audiophile-grade headphones, with full and detailed clarity
High efficiency Class D digital amplifier delivers up to 100W power (2 x 50W @ 4Ω)* to passive bookshelf and tower speakers.
* Power Supply Upgrade required.
Burr-Brown PCM4220 high-performance, two-channel 123dB analog-to-digital (A/D) converter designed for use in professional audio applications. Offering outstanding dynamic performance, the PCM4220 supports high quality, low noise analog line-in audio playback and audio recording of up to 24-bit/96kHz in DSP mode, or up to 24-bit/192kHz in Direct mode.
The Sound Blaster X7 supports Dolby Digital, an audio compression found in most DVDs and high-quality formats worldwide. It enables delivery of 5.1 discrete channels at low data rates. Be sure to experience crisp, clean dialogue and accurate placement of onscreen sounds.
Activate SBX Pro Studio to enjoy a new level of audio immersion. Put yourself in realistic surround sound and the ability to clearly hear specific sounds in whatever gaming environment you play.
CrystalVoice™ features innovative technologies that are specially designed to deliver the best vocal fidelity, so that communication is crystal clear during multiplayer games and online chats.
Scout mode™ allows you to hear your enemies from a distance, thus equipping you with a distinct tactical advantage in combat. Win each and every battle!
Select from seven predefined preset audio profiles (e.g., First Person Shooter) to suit the type of audio being played.
The front panel features two built in beamforming microphones that pick up your voice and suppress ambient noise.
With aptX® Low Latency built-in, you can now watch movies wirelessly that is synchronized with audio.It is perfectly suited to wireless delivery, from your smartphones or tablets.
Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) achieves better sound quality than MP3 at similar bit rates. The AAC codec is used in a wide variety of movies and music formats.
With Bluetooth®, you can stream digital audio wirelelssly to the Sound Blaster X7.
Sound Blaster features Creative Multipoint for up to two simultaneous Bluetooth connections.
Sound Blaster X7 supports Near field communication (NFC) connectivity. Simply tap your NFC-enabled device to the X7 to pair.
Sound Blaster X7 also works with your PC or Mac, via a simple USB connection. Awesome surround sound? You bet!
High-Speed USB 2.0 Host connectivity allows direct streaming of high quality, lossless audio from Android and iOS devices.
TOSLINK connection allows digital audio data, including Dolby Digital 5.1 signals to be transmitted to the Sound Blaster X7 from today's audio visual equipment such as the DVD player and game consoles.
The Sound Blaster X7 accepts line-level input via RCA connectors, a common A/V connection found in consumer Hi-Fi components.
There's a new kid in town. Introduce a new level of audio tech to your gaming experience, be it on the PlayStation® 4 or even XBOX® One. Connect the consoles to the Sound Blaster X7 via digital optical connection and put yourself where you belong, right in the middle of the game.
High on functionality. Sound Blaster X7 also works with today's smart devices such as your iPhones and Android tablets. Load them up with Sound Blaster X7 Control App and take full control of the Sound Blaster X7, allowing audio customisation and fine-tuning like never before.
Remote control Sound Blaster X7 on iOS and Android devices with Sound Blaster X7 Control App. Download free from Apple App Store & Google PlayStore.
Coupled with Sound Blaster X7 Control Panel for PC/ Mac, the Sound Blaster X7 functions as an external Sound Blaster with SBX Pro Studio technologies for real-time audio playback enhancement.