The Sound Blaster X7 is the ultimate upgrade for pro-gamers and audio enthusiasts. This feature-packed ultra High Resolution Audio (HRA) device acts as an external USB DAC and a powerful audio amplifier with low-latency Bluetooth® connectivity and Dolby Digital decoder.
Created to provide only the best audio experience for gamers and audiophiles alike, the Sound Blaster X7 incorporates Creative's renowned audio processing technologies with the finest audiophile-grade components and specifications in a compact enclosure.
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.
BADDEST player in the arena of entertainment audio - with only the finest of the finest audiophile-grade components that deliver the absolute best audio performance. Get the best of the best - state of the art Fine Gold capacitors just to squeeze out that last drop of performance on top of the already superb audio quality. Indulge yourself with swappable op-amps to gratify your inner connoisseur for exquisite tonal characteristics.
BOLDEST - Dare to overcome mountains of obstacles to create an ultra premium audiophile-grade device and fuse it with such a mind-blowing list of features; and then compress all of it into one stylish compact trapezoidal prism that can be easily connected to the PC and just about anything else.
We are delighted that the Sound Blaster X7 has been named as the Honouree for two distinguished 2015 CES Innovations Awards namely the 'Home Audio/Video Components and Accessories' category and 'Computer Hardware and Components' category.
Every year, a small percentage of products is given the honour of receiving these awards, for having attained outstanding results across all judging criteria.
The Sound Blaster X7 was also awarded Tom's Hardware's Top Pick for 2015. This award gives recognition to devices in the name of innovation and excellence of the development that surpasses other consumer electronic products this year.
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 favorite passive speakers, bringing to you an unadulterated, high-quality audio experience.
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.
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.
Say goodbye to days of lacklustre audio playback through your headphones.
The Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition is equipped with class Nichicon Fine Gold capacitors. No effort was spared in the selection of the finest audiophile grade components to complement our renowned in-house audio technologies.
Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition is a highly customizable audio device that features the option to swap op-amps. Op-amps play a key role in amplifying the delicate analogue signals, thus influencing the overall texture of your listening experience. For a personalised touch, discerning ears would be pleased to know that they can swap the op-amps (available separately) for a tonal characteristic of their choice.
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 also 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)
ASIO support allows for reduced latency for a higher resolution audio experience.
Connect your iOS or Android device with a USB cable via the USB Host port, which allows the Sound Blaster X7 to process the digital audio signal without any degradation in quality and fidelity.
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.
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!
Enjoy VOIP or conference calls with the utmost clarity.
Built into the front panel of the Sound Blaster X7 are two beamforming microphones1 which support pristine audio recordings and even voice calls when connected to PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets.
CrystalVoice features innovative technologies that are specially designed to deliver the best vocal fidelity, so that you'll always be heard clearly in video conferencing, multiplayer games and online chats.
1 Chat support is not supported on PlayStation and the Xbox One.
Dual headphone outputs allow you to share your favourite tunes with your loved ones simultaneously!
The Sound Blaster X7 offers Bluetooth 4.1 with aptX® Low Latency and AAC codec support, letting you stream audio wirelessly and yet still maintain the fidelity of your music.
aptX with Low Latency support allows you to watch movies and play games via your wireless devices, while ensuring audio synchronization.
Get acquainted with the Sound Blaster X7's features, connection possibilities and connectivity options in User's Guide.
"In the end, the Sound Blaster X7 works best like a sound card that crawled out the computer, merged with a headphone amp, and went a little crazy, absorbing other devices and adding newer features to itself like a stereo amp, a surround sound processor, and a slick NFC Bluetooth interface. All while staying desk friendly."
4 out of 5
Sound Blaster X7
At its best, the X7 can be used in conjunction with rock-solid bookshelf speakers or full 5.1, home-theater-in-a-box systems and noticeably improve your experience.
3.5 out of 5
Sound Blaster X7
The Creative Sound Blaster X7 serves many purposes and it does them all with gusto.
Sound Blaster X7
Sound is clearer than my Sound Blaster Z. Sound effects settings are saved into the device after being adjusted either from the computer or smart phone. It's headphones output volume is separated from the line out volume so it's an improvement over the Sound Blaster Z. The cons of this product is it can't be used to transmit audio to headphones via Bluetooth and there is no HDMI input. It also does not have outputs for 5.1 channels passive speakers.
I'm very happy with the X7. Seamless multifunctional user friendly hub to my desktop based sound system. The power and the quality in such a small unit are a very pleasant surprise. The X7 does live up to the hype.
A good all in one solution for gaming and audiophiles
^ Devices must support Bluetooth 4.1 (Low Energy) or higherAndroid
* Devices must support AOA2 USB Streaming