Creative Technology Ltd today announced the Sound BlasterX G1, a thumb-sized USB gaming sound card for serious gamers on the go. Designed to be an easy and cost-effective solution to upgrade basic on-board audio and for users to enjoy consistent hi-res audio no matter where they are gaming, the Sound BlasterX G1 accepts native 7.1 channel input signals to deliver true 7.1 surround sound on PC for realistic virtualization of gaming effects and audio cues with perfect accuracy and positioning.
Compatible with all analog headsets and earbuds, the Sound BlasterX G1 features a headphone amplifier that delivers powerful, high-resolution 24-bit/96kHz 7.1 positional audio. The Sound BlasterX G1 also comes with the BlasterX Acoustic Engine Pro application for PC that allows users to fully customize their audio as well as create optimized audio profiles. Designed with gamers in mind, 17 preset game audio profiles enhance gaming audio with immersive surround, bass boost and added clarity while the proprietary Scout Mode technology lets users hear their enemies before their enemies hear them, giving them a distinct tactical advantage on the battlefield. Apart from software enhancements, users can also program the sound signature of the G1 on a hardware level to X-Plus Signature which intelligently decreases distractions and accentuates essential audio details that do matter in games. When paired with the popular Sound BlasterX H5 headset, gamers can enjoy the same audio signature wherever the tournament is, without having to worry about software installation.
The Sound BlasterX G1 USB sound card, which works with PC, Mac® and PlayStation® 4, provides the easiest, portable plug-and-play upgrade from basic, built-in motherboard or console audio to the award-winning Sound Blaster audio. With Sound BlasterX G1, users can enjoy high-definition audio wherever they go, and experience fantastic 3D true-to-life surround sound in games and movies on their PC.