Tired of having to choose specific headphones impedances to match your setup? The Sound Blaster E1 supports headphones with impedances of up to 600 ohms. This means you can match just about any headphones with it. Enjoy a level of audio detail & resolution previously unreachable.
Enjoy your music on the go with jaw-dropping audio fidelity of 106dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR). Hear more music, not noise.
Sound Blaster E1 performs up to 25-hrs1 per charge. That's more than a whole day of high fidelity continuous playback!
Sound Blaster E1 is small and light, at only 25 grams.
This means it can be easily carried around in a bag or a pocket, or clipped onto clothing. No longer will you have to haul a headphone amplifier the size of a brick to enjoy better audio.
Sharing your music is easy with the Sound Blaster E1 which comes with two headphone output jacks!
Unlike other shared outputs, the Sound Blaster E1 does not compromise on audio fidelity, so the quality remains the same even when powering two discrete outputs!
With SBX Pro Studio technology and connected to PCs and Macs, you can further adjust what you love to listen, to your individual taste.
Connect the Sound Blaster E1 to your PC or Mac, and fire up Sound Blaster E-Series Control Panel. In the SBX Pro Studio menu, enable SBX Surround to adjust the immersion level of surround sound that you really like. You can also increase the other parameters like Bass so your house rumbles. Simply enable SBX Bass and adjust the level and Crossover Frequency as you prefer.
The built-in microphone provides the additional benefit of using your normal headphones for conversations over the phone. When connected to PCs and Macs via USB, you can activate the CrystalVoice Technology, a suite of enhancements that reduces noise and provides for clearer conversations.
1 Actual battery life will vary with use and volume settings.
The Creative SoundBlaster E1 DAC is a very versatile product in a small diminutive package. I seriously have only praise for the device. Good battery life, excellent sound quality, portable dimensions, dual headphone outs, Regarding the cons, I have yet to find any.
Sound Blaster E1
Tonally the Sound Blaster E1 is a clean sounding amp with an added touch of warmth and reasonable levels of dynamics with sensitive or easy to drive headphones and IEM’s.
Sound Blaster E1
What sets E1 apart is really its unique set of features. Creative has managed to pack just about everything you want for an basic external PC soundcard for headphone into a really small body, while making it double as a standalone amp and still keeping it cheap yet competent. It is the stick of all trade and a relevant gadget that fits right into this post PC era.
Sound Blaster E1
It is definitely the better amp at this price range. Value for money!
The sound blaster is perfect for use with smartphone and works brilliantly as a portable amplifier.
As an output for my portable device, the Sound Blaster delivered impressive playback with sharper highs, clearer mids, deeper bass and a wider soundstage. Battery life is very good too as I have been using it for close to 20 hrs without needing a charge. As a replacement soundcard for my desktop, sound output was fantastic as compared to onboard sound in all aspects be it for music, movies or games. The E1's small footprint is also a plus in this setting as it does not take up much space on the computer table...