Sound Blaster E1 is a portable and powerful headphone amplifier with support for studio-quality 600 ohm headphones, audio playback and two headphone jacks for easy music sharing with your friends.
Tired of having to choose specific headphones impedances to match your setup? The Sound Blaster E1 supports headphones with impedances of up to 600 ohms. This means you can match just about any headphones with it. Enjoy a level of audio detail & resolution previously unreachable.
Enjoy your music on the go with jaw-dropping audio fidelity of 106dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR). Hear more music, not noise.
Sound Blaster E1 performs up to 25-hrs1 per charge. That's more than a whole day of high fidelity continuous playback!
Sound Blaster E1 is small and light, at only 25 grams.
This means it can be easily carried around in a bag or a pocket, or clipped onto clothing. No longer will you have to haul a headphone amplifier the size of a brick to enjoy better audio.
Sharing your music is easy with the Sound Blaster E1 which comes with two headphone output jacks!
Unlike other shared outputs, the Sound Blaster E1 does not compromise on audio fidelity, so the quality remains the same even when powering two discrete outputs!
With SBX Pro Studio technology and connected to PCs and Macs, you can further adjust what you love to listen, to your individual taste.
Connect the Sound Blaster E1 to your PC or Mac via USB connection, and fire up Sound Blaster E-Series Control Panel. In the SBX Pro Studio menu, enable SBX Surround to adjust the immersion level of surround sound that you really like. You can also increase the other parameters like Bass so your house rumbles. Simply enable SBX Bass and adjust the level and Crossover Frequency as you prefer.
The built-in microphone provides the additional benefit of using your normal headphones for conversations over the phone. When connected to PCs and Macs via USB, you can activate the CrystalVoice Technology, a suite of enhancements that reduces noise and provides for clearer conversations.
1 Actual battery life will vary with use and volume settings.
Onboard audio often relies on low-quality DACs (digital-to-analogue converters) and we found the E1 improved the audio quality of the systems we tested it on, including desktops and laptops. Pleasingly there was barely any hiss and no stutters when initially playing music, as can be the case with other external sound cards.
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The E1 managed to make my onboard sound on my laptop sound bad in comparison and it was able to improve the sound of the Nexus 4 considerably. Testing in game, in movies, and with music all sounded great.
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The difference was incredible – Dragonforce bounced around my ear canals with increased clarity and intensity – two things which, most of the time, are mutually exclusive. I was blown away by how much better my iPhone’s music sounded thanks to this almost $50 dollar little box.
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I am having a blast!! lol
Works as advertised. It's a good quality portable amp for its price.
The E1 is by far the best portable headphone amplifier under 100€ in end of 2015, first it works out out of the box via OTG with my Android 5.0 smartphone something I wasn't expecting. The DAC is competent for the job and the amplifier section is on par with some DIY solutions made by fans. The E1 works as a DAC on elementaryOS Freya but as far as I know its not possible to use the record option, I won't remove the 5 stars because of this detail as I bought the E1 to be a portable companion and it excels on that task and also because it's a OS related problem. Creative Labs engineers did a entry product that raises the bar to the competition. Music wise if you give it a clean signal it will behave without distortion and will output enough to run most dynamic driver headphones loud.