Scan code: LN47898 Manufacturer code: 70SB150000001

Creative Sound Blaster Z PCI Express 5.1Ch Sound Card

Creative Sound Blaster Z PCI-Express Ultra High-Performance Sound Card 5.1Ch 24Bit Optical In/Out

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Scan code: LN47898 Manufacturer code: 70SB150000001
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Product Overview An ideal all-around audio and gaming solution.

The Sound Blaster Z, part of the ultra high-performance Z-Series of Sound Blaster® PCI Express sound cards, is an ideal all-round solution for your PC gaming and entertainment needs.

It comes complete with the Sound Blaster Beamforming Microphone for crystal clear voice communication. Features 116dB Signal-To-Noise Ratio
A signal to noise ratio or SNR of 116dB means your audio will be > 99.99% pure audio which is 34.4 times better than motherboard audio.

SBX Pro Studio™ technologies
Experience awe-inspiring audio with the SBX Pro Studio suite of technologies that immerses you in your games and movies with amazing detail and a 360-degree true-to-life sound stage.

Crystal clear communication
In gaming, if you're not communicating, you're not winning. Experience crystal clear commmunication with your teammates with the CrystalVoice™ suite of technologies that removes echoes, ambient noises and picks up your voice from within a zone (CrystalVoice Focus). It also maintains your voice level even if you move near or further away from the microphone.

Sound Blaster Beamforming Microphone
When used with CrystalVoice Focus, the bundled beamforming microphone creates an acoustic zone and suppresses noise outside it, enabling you to be heard with amazing clarity.

Sound Core3D audio processor
The quad-core Sound Core3D™ audio processor was designed to offload SBX Pro Studio and CrystalVoice effects processing from your primary CPU, improving your overall PC performance, resulting in drastically superior audio and voice quality.

Advanced home entertainment audio
Experience like never before the power of Sound Blaster audio with your home entertainment today! With Sound Blaster Z's gold-plated connectors, speaker optimization technology and digital content encoding capability, you can be assured of only the best digital audio possible.

High fidelity surround sound
Connect to your home theatre system through a single digital cable and enjoy cinematic DVD movies by transforming any stereo or multi-channel streams into high fidelity immersive surround sound.
Max. Speaker Channel Configuration  
Interface PCIe (x1)
Audio Processor  
Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)  
Dynamic Range  
Signal-to-Noise Ratio  
Frequency Response  
  • 1 x Headphone
  • 1 x Line In (Jack)
  • 3 x Line Out (Jack)
  • 1 x S/PDIF (Optical) In
  • 1 x S/PDIF (Optical) Out
Analog Sample Rate  
Analog Resolution  
Digital Sample Rate  
Digital Resolution  
Headphone Amp No
Headphone Amp Rating N/A
Supported Headphone Impedance  
Remote Control No
Control Unit No
Breakout Box No
Included Accessories  
Compatible OS  
Package Type Retail
Additional Information
Scan Code LN47898
Model Number 70SB150000001
GTIN 5390660180972

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12 months
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
1 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
00353 1897 5780
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Creative Sound Blaster Z PCI-Express Ultra High-Performance Sound Card 5.1Ch 24Bit Optical In/Out is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great sound what a difference from on board sound. just buy one.
Date published: 2019-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best there is... Bought this to replace my old blaster, and it is quite simply in a different league...
Date published: 2018-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound easy to instal and use So many features sound was amazing specially for games like fortnite directional hearing was way better improved my game play and moves sounded great also
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from added to a 3XS unit had a 3XS system built and had one of these as an extra. Simply works a treat, have always used Creative and have never been disappointed with the sound or quality.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Onboard Sound Versus Dedicated Soundcard I have always used Dedicated Sound Cards. Onboard sound over the years has improved but a dedicated card is a vast improvement for me with regard to sound quality. I choose the Creative due EAX support for some older games that I still play and because Creative has always been my choice. Would I recommend this card? Yes.
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Sound Bought this to replace the on-board sound from my new Asus Crosshair VI Extreme mobo which had iffy sound jacks (nice that they are lit up and colour coded to make it easier to plug in, shame they were dodgy and didn't work properly) Having had Sound Blasters from many years ago, it was an easy choice and as expected from a Creative Sound Blaster card I'm in no way disappointed in the excellent sound from this card.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing card I was skeptical about getting a new cheaper sound card that the one i replaced (auzen x-fi prelude) as when this card came out it wasn't cheap, but as windows updated from 7 to 8 and then to 10, the driver support just fell apart and i had enough so thought ill go creative directly and WOW i didn't realize how bad my card had got in terms of audio quality! This card gave new life to my sound system (Logitech z5500) everything was clearer, crisper, louder.... i was amazed at the difference... the included microphone wasn't that great in Skype, but half of that is down to how much Skype has been screwed up by Microsoft and i didn't check the mic in any other application so it may be ok... HIGHLY recommend this card to anyone! but there is a very bright red LED that comes from it so make sure that will fit your colour scheme if you have one, if not then its not a problem.
Date published: 2016-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does all and more than I need. I am not a gamer but wanted a decent sound upgrade for my PC which is my entertainment centre, ie TV and music. Alongside my Creative speakers this is a good combination and the headphone output to my Beyer headphones is very good. Being able to personalise settings for speakers and 'phones is handy.
Date published: 2016-01-05
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Is the PCB black?

Asked by: JamesK
Yes, with Red LED..
Answered by: Annu
Date published: 2018-11-05

4.1 Speakers and this card

Would a 4.1 speaker set up work properly with this card i.e. all the low frequencies get directed to the subwoofer? The s/woofer is on the green (front) jack and not on a separate line.
Asked by: Chyronn
yes it would , great card
Answered by: ffrraann
Date published: 2019-04-20

PCIe fitment query

I want to improve the sound from my speakers (music not gaming) Both my PCIe x 1 slots are covered by my GPU the only slot left is the PCIe x 4 slot for an optional second GPU. Would this sound card fit and work in this slot? Also I only have a 2.1 system (pair of stereo speakers and a subwoofer, would this card work in this setup? Is there another option for better sound? Thank Wayne
Asked by: AngusYoung
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Creative Sound Blaster Z PCI Express 5.1Ch Sound Card
Creative Sound Blaster Z PCI Express 5.1Ch  Sound Card