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Buy the Sound Blaster Digital Music Premium HD

Sound Blaster Digital Music Premium HD

USB Audiophile Sound Card



Audiophile Performance, Convenient Connectivity, USB Simplicity

The Sound Blaster X-Fi HD is a USB audiophile-grade sound card with premium connectivity for your notebook or PC.

The front panel includes a conveniently located 1/4" microphone input and 1/4" headphone jack with a studio quality headphone amp and volume control. The rear panel features optical I/O, gold-plated stereo RCA I/O plus an integrated phono preamp for direct recording of your vinyl collection from your turntable.

SBX Pro Studio™ sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism, including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets. 

Please note that the recent Microsoft update on 27 October 2020 (version 20H2), as well as some prior versions, removes Adobe's Flash Player. Our MediaTool Box software for Sound Blaster ZxR, Sound Blaster X-Fi HD, Sound Blaster Digital Music Premium HD, and Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1, which requires Adobe's Flash Player to work, will cease to work properly if you have updated your Windows recently. Our in-house tests also revealed that Adobe Flash Player may have been removed on earlier Windows 10 systems (prior to the Windows 10 version 20H2 update). To learn more on how to roll back your Windows system to support Adobe Flash Player content, please click here for more details.

Audio Performance

Premium USB Sound Blaster quality

Audiophile-grade components deliver unsurpassed USB sound card audio quality with a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 114dB.

SBX Pro Studio

SBX Pro Studio for unprecedented audio realism

Unique SBX Pro Studio technology enhances all of your music, movies and games for maximum enjoyment regardless of your source material.


Direct recording from your turntable

Phono preamp with RIAA EQ allows direct connection of your turntable to the USB sound card to conveniently convert your vinyl to CDs or MP3s.

Superior headphone experience

High quality headphone amp supports studio-quality headphones (e.g. <= 330 ohms) for discerning audiophiles.

Convenient Connectivity

Gold-plated connectivity for maximum signal quality, easily accessible front-mounted headphone and microphone jacks with convenient volume control.

Software & Drivers

Dolby Digital

Works with Windows 8

We have updated audio drivers that will allow you to enjoy the ultimate in Sound Blaster performance in Windows 8.

Click here to download the latest drivers.

Customer Reviews

A. Heron

Excellent upgrade from onboard soundcard. Using with Optical out I get clean sound with no ground loop hum.

T. W. Tan

Sound good. Exceed my expectations..

J. Boshoff

I had a tricky problem to solve and the Creative HD was the perfect solution. Very happy and can recommended it highly.

A Closer Look


Audio Technology
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
114 dB
USB 2.0, USB 2.0
Connectivity Options (Main)
Optical Out:
Optical Out:
Optical In:
Optical In:
Microphone In:
1 x 1/4" jack
Microphone In:
1 x 1/4" jack
1Equipped with RIAA EQ (equalization)
1Equipped with RIAA EQ (equalization)
Line / Phono1 In:
2 x RCA jacks
Headphone Out:
1 x 1/4" jack
Line Out:
2 x RCA jacks
Max Channel Output
Audio Technologies
SBX Pro Studio
Audio Technology
Supported Operating Systems
Windows® 8, Windows® 8, Windows® XP SP2 or higher, Windows® XP SP2 or higher, Windows Vista® SP1 or higher, Windows Vista® SP1 or higher, Windows® 10, Windows® 10
Audio Fidelity
Up to 24-bit / 96 kHz, Up to 24-bit / 96 kHz
Recommended Usage
Home Entertainment
Home Entertainment
Pro Audio
Pro Audio

System Requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP (Professional x64 Edition, Service Pack 2 or above)
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD® equivalent processor, 2.2 GHz or faster
  • Available USB port
  • Supports Intel-based chipset only
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 600 MB of free hard disk space
  • Headphones or amplified speakers (available separately)
  • CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive for software installation
  • Internet connection

Note: Sound Blaster Digital Music Premium HD is also known as Sound Blaster X-Fi HD in certain regions.

Package Contents

  • Sound Blaster Digital Music Premium HD
  • Warranty leaflet
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 55mm RCA (male) to mini-jack (female) cable
  • USB cable (1.5m)
  • Installation CD

Note: Sound Blaster Digital Music Premium HD is also known as Sound Blaster X-Fi HD in certain regions.


1-year Limited Hardware Warranty


Owner's Manual

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