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Creative Technology has announced its latest USB DAC, the Sound Blaster X4. A high-resolution 7.1 external USB DAC and amp sound card, Creative’s Sound Blaster X4 is capable of driving studio-grade headphones of up to 600Ω with 114 dB audio clarity and 24-bit/192 kHz high-resolution playback. Some of the exclusive sound technologies that the Sound Blaster X4 supports include Super X-Fi headphone holography for recreating the soundstage of a premium surround system in headphones, and Sound Blaster Surround Virtualization, which enhances spatial information by leveraging optimized algorithms for a more immersive audio experience. Creative’s Sound Blaster X4 is priced at $219 and available now for select territories at Creative.com.

The latest USB DAC features both discrete and virtual surround sound powered by Sound Blaster, the award-winning Super X-Fi headphone holography and Dolby Digital Live to deliver the ultimate movie, gaming and music audio experience. With the new SmartComms Kit (for Windows) offering auto-mute and two-way noise cancellation, the Sound Blaster X4 makes online communication easy and fuss-free for users working from home. In addition, the Sound Blaster X4 also comes with a plethora of connectivity options and convenient controls for a hassle-free set-up right out of the box, making it the ideal all-in-one audio upgrade for PC, Mac, PS5, PS4 and Nintendo Switch users.

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4 Comments

  1. Nice. I’ve been waiting for Super X-Fi to be made available in a way it can be used with third party headphones.

    I already have a pretty decent DAC for music (Schiit Bifrost Multibit) but I may get one of these crestive things just for games…

  2. Is creative still full on bloat ware when installing the drivers for, well, anything, I would love to upgrade my audio experience, but only if the included software is decent and focused.

  3. [QUOTE=”Endgame, post: 36344, member: 1041″]
    Is creative still full on bloat ware when installing the drivers for, well, anything, I would love to upgrade my audio experience, but only if the included software is decent and focused.
    [/QUOTE]
    I think it depends on what you buy. Wife has a USB-C audio dongle they make that has a very minimal software suite, and it has worked great for her.

    More than likely stability will depend on the features present and in use.

  4. [QUOTE=”LazyGamer, post: 36348, member: 1367″]
    I think it depends on what you buy. Wife has a USB-C audio dongle they make that has a very minimal software suite, and it has worked great for her.

    More than likely stability will depend on the features present and in use.
    [/QUOTE]
    Guess we would need a review then. Wonder where we might find one of those? 😉

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