When you're done with your online meeting, turn off the NoiseClean features and continue with normal media playback with the Sound Blaster PLAY! 4 for the best audio experience.
And voila, you're done!
To make further adjustments or control each feature individually, access the Advanced settings inside the SmartComms Kit module.
Advanced settings allow you to access and control each feature according to your environment and preferences. For example, you'll be able to set how long it takes for your microphone to be automatically muted after you've stopped talking, or the level of background noise reduction you want on your outgoing audio (what others hear).
Auto Mic Mute / Unmute by Voice Detection
On top of all the software features, Sound Blaster PLAY! 4 also comes with an EQ button with 2 sound modes—Dynamic and Bass Boost—that works great with any type of content—music, movies, and even games!
Expand the soundstage of your content, and hear spatialized audio which gives you a sense of space beyond conventional stereo sound. Best used for work calls to reduce call fatigue, open world games, and even music for a heighted sense of audio immersion.
Hear deeper and richer bass response that is clean yet impactful for that seat-rumbling experience. Best used to bring out the effects of explosions in movies, headbanger songs, and the roar of ancient beasts in MMORPGs.
The Sound Blaster PLAY! 4 will work with mobile devices that are compliant with the USB Audio Standard. To verify if your phone is compliant with the USB Audio Standard, you will have to approach your mobile device's manufacturer.
Due to the wide variety of mobile phone brands, models, and operating systems that may have different implementation of USB-C, certain features of the Sound Blaster PLAY! 4 may be limited by your mobile phone.
The table below lists the compatibility of the Android Phone models that have been tested in-house. Do note that this list is not exhaustive and we will continue to update the list from time to time.
|Phone Models||Playback Audio||Record Audio||VoiP / Comm Call||Normal Phone Call|
|Apple iPad Pro||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Google Pixel XL||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|HUAWEI Honor Play||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|HUAWEI Mate 30||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|HUAWEI Mate P20 Pro||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|HUAWEI Mate P40||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Nokia 6.1 Plus||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|OnePlus 8 Pro||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Oppo Find X2 Pro||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Oppo Reno 3||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Samsung Galaxy A8||✓||X||X^||X^|
|Samsung Galaxy S10||✓||X*||✓||✓|
|Samsung Galaxy S20+||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Samsung Note 8||✓||✓||X^||X^|
|Samsung Note 9||✓||X||X^||X^|
|Samsung Note 10+||✓||✓||X||✓|
|Samsung Note 20+||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Samsung Tab A with S Pen||✓||X||X^||X^|
|Xiaomi MiMax 2||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro||✓||✓||✓||✓|
^ Voice and microphone audio will output through the mobile phone's speakers instead of the connected headphones / headset for VoiP calls like Telegram and WhatsApp, as well as normal phone calls.
* Only records via the mobile phone's built-in microphone instead of the connected headphones / headset when recording via Samsung's Voice Recorder app.