Scan code: LN48639 Manufacturer code: 30SB150200000

Sound Blaster Z PCI EXpress Gaming Sound Card 5.1Ch 30SB150200000

Creative Sound Blaster Z Performance Gaming/Audio PCI-E Sound Card 5.1 Channel OEM

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Scan code: LN48639 Manufacturer code: 30SB150200000
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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.

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 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.

Features 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.

Never unplug your headphones again
With the Sound Blaster Z-series Control Panel, just toggle between your headphone and speaker system with a flip of a switch.

• 116dB Signal-To-Noise Ratio.
• SBX Pro Studio™ technologies.
• Crystal clear communication.
• Advanced home entertainment audio.
• Sound Core3D audio processor.
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
  • 3 x Line Out
  • 1 x Mic In
  • 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 OEM

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12 months
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
1 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
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Creative Sound Blaster Z Performance Gaming/Audio PCI-E Sound Card 5.1 Channel OEM is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great upgrade from the motherboard audio The motherboard audio isn’t as but this is so much better and with a better amp it can be turned up way to high. Great sound at a small price .
Date published: 2018-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a game changer after paying for a gaming one headset and testing it i knew there is something wrong with it. my motherboard and astro amp couldn't gave enough power to it and i have decided to pay for this. after pairing this with my headset i was like WOW. a must have hardware if you are gaming or care about sound.
Date published: 2018-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost a great card Always had the Creative sound cards and this was the easiest one to set up and use and all went well and its good value the only thing is i'd say for some reason Its not quite as nice sounding as my XFI gamer card no matter the settings I use. And just a note here but If your system crashes disable the Nvidia HDMI sound.
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little Sound Card Good priced sound card, so much better than the on board sound from my mother board, and I thought that was good. easily fits into the Pcie slot. Down rated by 1 star only because windows 10 did not auto dectect the card, and cause issues with my PC. ( driver conflicts) but once I installed the drivers and disabled the on board sound, and changed a couple of settings it works great. Love it
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 10 times better then onboard Coming from an onboard solution feels ten times better. And I have an Asus ROG Maximus VIII with supposedly a good SupremeFX "chip". To be honest not even comparable, especially if you have a good high impedance headset (card has a little, decent headphone amp). The sound is clean and crisp, the virtual surround makes wonders in games (just put it on headphones in the control panel, 5.1 in windows settings and surround sound in any of your games, the card will do the rest by itself). Don't forget to switch off the onboard in your BIOS. Sound has plenty enough of bass and treble (to my gamer's ear at least) and additional features work well (Crystalizer, Dialogue Plus and especially Smart Volume, which I was missing since my old PCI X-FI). Also, saving some CPU cycles, the card gonna increase fps in games, be it just a few, but still. Easy to set up, and the Creative drivers are nice and easy to install (Win 10). I liked the Creative control panel, clean and simple, but gives you all the options. Although, you don't get 2 red LEDs, plastic cover and gold Nichicon caps, it works without any problems. Installed it into a PCIe slot between GFX card and Power supply, no electrical interference, clicks or other noise artifacts, just pure, clean sound. The OEM is 30-40£ cheaper than the retail. However, it is basically the same good old Sound blaster Z, but without all those bells and whistles.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice card Bought this card to replace a Sound blaster Zx card which had become faulty. This version was slightly cheaper than the original version I had. The differences were that it didn't have a red cover and the annoying red LED lights and the separate volume control/microphone. When I say annoying red LED lights it was annoying to me because my rig has a blue theme. There were some differences in the software with some of the functions I previously had with the full retail version of the Zx card not available. But overall a good slightly cheaper replacement. The other good thing was I could connect up my separate Volume/microphone control from my old card set up as this was not faulty and worked fine with the new card.
Date published: 2016-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little card Does exactly what it says on the tin. I bought it so I could have speakers and headphones plugged in at the same time. For ref with a pair of Sennheiser HD 598's, volume is LOUD at 25% - decent little amp.
Date published: 2015-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice little card What can I say? It's an excellent little card, amazing value for money. Most definitely usable in a semi-pro environment
Date published: 2014-11-26
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Questions & Answers

Can i use a Creative Sound Blaster Z Performance Gaming/Audio PCI-E Sound Card 5.1 Channel in the spare x16 PCIe slot.

I have a Asus Z87k motherboard and the graphics card covers the PCIe x1 slot.
Asked by: Starstruck
It should be ok, not that I tried doing it but It worked ok when I tried my USB card in the larger slot :)
Answered by: Dickymint
Date published: 2018-05-05
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