Sound BlasterX AE 5 RGB PCIe Gaming Soundcard/Headphone Amp

Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 Hi-Resolution PCIe x1 Gaming 5.1 Sound Card/DAC, Black, w/ RGB Aurora Lighting, 600Ohm Amp

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Product Overview The Sound BlasterX AE-5 is a SABRE32 Ultra Class Hi-Resolution PCIe Gaming Sound Card and DAC with Xamp, a brand new discrete headphone amp utilizing bi-amplification technology. It delivers astonishingly pristine audio, and also shows off the Aurora Reactive Lighting System with 16.8 million customizable colours.

Xamp Discrete Headphone Amplification
The Sound BlasterX AE-5 is the first sound card to feature Xamp, our custom-designed discrete headphone amplifier. Each audio channel is individually amplified, allowing the AE-5 to deliver a whole new level of pristine audio fidelity in an unaltered lossless model to each earcup regardless of demand. The ultra-low 1O output impedance drives 16-600O headphones perfectly.

SABRE32 Ultra Class DAC
The Sound BlasterX AE-5 is a SABRE32 Ultra Class PCIe DAC which is perfect for hi-resolution audio for games, music, and movies. It delivers up to 32-bit 384kHz playback with a 122dB DNR, ultra-low distortion and jitter.

Aurora Reactive RGB Lighting System
Enjoy a symphony of lights and sound with the Aurora Reactive Lighting System! The AE-5 has customizable RGB LEDs on its body, and also features an included RGB LED strip. Program up to 16.8 million colours in different patterns with the free downloadable Sound Blaster Connect software for PC.

BlasterX Acoustic Engine
The Sound BlasterX AE-5 rides on Sound Blaster's long legacy of audio processing and enhancements. BlasterX Acoustic Engine is a suite of fully customizable audio processing technologies that deliver new levels of audio immersion and precision for the ultimate competitive advantage. These sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism, including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets.

Scout 2.0
Expand your horizon with the world's first smart gaming companion that enables you to visualize and see where enemies are on the radar through your mobile device for any First Person Shooter game. Scout mode has been given an updated feature that is sure to bring the pain to whoever you meet in the battlefield! Features • 122dB DNR SABRE-Class DAC: True audio fidelity with up to 32-bit/384kHz* hi-res lossless playback. *On Windows 10 or later.
• Aurora Reactive Lighting System: Built-in RGB controller to customize your rig with 16.8 million colours lighting.
• All New Scout 2.0: Visualize and pinpoint enemy’s position via a dedicated Scout Radar display on your mobile device and hear your enemies before you see them with Scout Mode.
• Xamp, Custom-Designed Discrete Headphone Amp: Discrete components in a dual-amp design amplify each audio channel individually for pristine, uncompromised audio. Ultra low 1O output impedance drives 16-600O headphones perfectly.
• Industry Leading Audio Processing: Full audio customization for enhanced audio realism with immersive 7.1 surround sound, accurate cues, bass boost and clearer vocals with BlasterX Acoustic Engine.

• Sound BlasterX AE-5.
• 1x LED Strip (30cm/10 LEDs).
• 1x Extension Cable.
• Quick Start Leaflet.
• Warranty Leaflets.
Edition Sound BlasterX AE-5
Max. Speaker Channel Configuration 5.1 Discrete / 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound
Interface PCIe 2.0 (x1)
Audio Processor BlasterX Acoustic Engine
Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) SABRE32
Dynamic Range 122 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio  
Frequency Response  
  • 1 x 3.5mm (1/8") Center/Subwoofer Out
  • 1 x 3.5mm (1/8") Front Out
  • 1 x 3.5mm (1/8") Headphone/Headset Out
  • 1 x 3.5mm (1/8") Line-in/Mic-in Combo
  • 1 x 3.5mm (1/8") Rear Out
  • 1 x 4-pin Molex +5V Power (for Aurora Lighting)
  • 1 x Front Panel Header
  • 1 x RGB LED Header (for 5V RGB Strips)
  • 1 x TOSLINK Optical Out
Analog Sample Rate
  • 16 KHz
  • 192 KHz
  • 384 KHz
  • 44.1 KHz
  • 48 KHz
  • 88.2 KHz
  • 96 KHz
Analog Resolution
  • 16-bit
  • 24-bit
  • 32-bit
Digital Sample Rate
  • 16 KHz
  • 192 KHz
  • 384 KHz
  • 44.1 KHz
  • 48 KHz
  • 88.2 KHz
  • 96 KHz
Digital Resolution
  • 16-bit
  • 24-bit
  • 32-bit
Headphone Amp Yes
Headphone Amp Rating 1 Ohm
Supported Headphone Impedance 16 - 600 Ohm
Remote Control No
Control Unit No
Breakout Box No
Included Accessories
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide
  • 1 x RGB Connecting Cable
  • 1 x RGB Strip
  • 1 x Warranty Leaflet
Compatible OS
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
Dimensions 20 x 128 x 145 mm (WxHxD)
Package Type Retail

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12 months
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
1 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
00353 1897 5780
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