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Buy the Sound Blaster G3 + Creative Chat Bundle

Sound Blaster G3 + Creative Chat Bundle

Portable Gaming USB-C DAC Amp & 3.5mm On-ear Headset with Noise-cancelling Mic

Features

Sound Blaster G3

Overview

This is it. The first Sound Blaster made specifically for PlayStation® and Nintendo Switch™ users.

If you were a PC user, it would be easy getting a DAC, amp, or sound card to satisfy your audio needs. But why isn't it the same for console users? With 30 years of legacy and technical expertise in PC audio, we are venturing beyond the PC and into gaming consoles, and the Sound Blaster G3 is our answer. Designed to be a fuss-free, driverless audio upgrade for your gaming consoles, the G3 is meant to provide users with premium gaming features without having to break the bank.

Making our first foray into gaming audio on consoles, we debut our latest GameVoice Mix for game and voice chat balance capability, a customizable EQ preset with custom-tuned Footsteps Enhancer, and on-the-fly audio adjustments without having to exit your game's screen.

If all you have ever known is the default audio on your consoles, try the G3. We'll let its performance speak for itself.

Convenience

Driverless Audio Upgrade

Powered by USB-C. Perfect for PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Mac.

An instant audio upgrade, the G3 is powered entirely via USB-C. This one dongle works directly across the different platforms that you own—PS4, PS5, Switch, PC, or even Mac. The best part? The setup doesn't get more straightforward than how we've designed the G3 to be—no special software, and no drivers needed. And to enjoy USB audio, simply plug in the G3 to your devices, and it will work straight out of the box.

For devices with the older USB-A port, we've provided a USB-C to USB-A converter. All that's required is for you to plug the converter onto the G3, and plug it into the USB Type-A port to hear improved audio quality.

Better Gameplay with GameVoice Mix

Game Better. Chat Better. Win Battle.

You have that pair of headphones. It's your absolute favorite, but why do you need to fork out so much more in order to get access to that ONE feature you covet?

The G3 debuts our latest GameVoice Mix*, a gaming feature often found only in products that are priced at a premium. The G3's GameVoice Mix gives you game audio / chat balance capabilities—all without having to let go of your existing headphones or hurting your wallet.

Chatting with your team while gaming on PS4? Balance your game's audio and teammates' chat volume as you wish. Without leaving your game screen, our GameVoice Mix volume dial allows you to easily increase your voice chat volume during a raid to hear your team better, or decrease the chatter and amp up your gaming audio during a particularly climatic scene on your game—simply plug in the G3 via the USB-C and Optical / Line-in port to better your gameplay.

*This feature is available for PS4, PS4 Pro, PS4 Slim, and PS5 via optical connection only.

HOW TO SETUP GAMEVOICE MIX

Setting up GameVoice Mix on different platforms

The volume control scroll wheel on G3 allows you to balance the volume levels between your gaming audio and teammate's voice chat dialogues. Flip the switch on the right side of the G3 to ‘MIXING', and while connected via USB and Optical-in, simply set the end points and sources as below:

PS4 / PS5 SETUP

To set up the GameVoice Mix feature on your PS5 or PS4, please refer to our dedicated support page for Sound Blaster G3.

Windows PC Setup

After plugging in the G3 to your PC, follow the steps:

  • Step 1
    Settings > System > Sound > Sound Control Panel > Playback Tab > Sound Blaster G3 > Right Click Speakers ... “Set as Default Device”
  • Step 2
    Settings > System > Sound > Sound Control Panel > Playback Tab > Sound Blaster G3 > Right Click Headset ... “Set as Default Communications Device”
  • Step 3
    Settings > System > Sound > Sound Control Panel > Recording Tab > Sound Blaster G3 > Right Click Microphone ... “Set as Default Device”

MacOS Setup

After plugging in the G3 to your Mac, follow the steps:

  • Step 1
    System Preferences > Sound > Output > “Sound Blaster G3 Speakers”
  • Step 2
    System Preferences > Sound > Input > “Sound Blaster G3: Microphone”

Controls

One Hand. All Controls.

Built with form and functionality in mind, the G3 provides direct access to the independent mic and volume controls on each side of the device. While you're busy maneuvering in-game with one hand on the controller, you can make mic and volume adjustments instinctively on the other with just a single hand grip!

Controls Overview

Microphone Volume Dial

Increase or decrease your mic volume

Microphone Mute Switch

Toggle between the mute and unmute switch for microphone

Mode Button

Toggle between Default mode and Footsteps Enhancer mode


LED Light Indicators
Off: Default Mode
White: Footsteps Enhancer Mode

Microphone Port

Connect with your microphone

Optical / Line-in Port

Connect the G3 to your PS4 / Nintendo Switch / PC or Mac via the Optical Cable (provided) or a Line-in Cable (not provided) for GameVoice Mix

GameVoice Mix / Volume Dial

GameVoice Mix: Control the volume mix between your gaming audio and teammate's voice chat to you
Volume: Increase or decrease the volume level of your audio


GameVoice Mix's LED Light Indicators
Orange: Gaming Audio > Voice Chat
Green: GameVoice Mix On
Blue: Voice Chat > Gaming Audio

GameVoice Mix / Volume Switch

Toggle between the GameVoice Mix feature or volume level of your audio

Headphones / Headset Port

Connect with your headphones or headset

Audio

High-Quality Audio

Hear Better.

At the core of G3 lies a sound chip that supports high-definition audio performance, with the capabilities to drive studio-grade headphones of up to 300Ω. Combined with a super compact and lightweight form factor, this is the audio upgrade that's been missing from your console's setup.

Creative Chat

Overview

The simple way to talk and listen, Creative Chat is a stereo headset that works on all operating systems and platforms via the standard 3.5 mm analog jack connection.

Compatible with most of the popular conference apps like Zoom and Microsoft Teams, the headset features a retractable noise-cancelling boom mic with a direct microphone mute switch, perfect for productive work calls.

When you're done with work, the Creative Chat is also tuned to deliver full and rich stereo audio for any media enjoyment—movies, music, and games alike.

3.5 MM ANALOG CONNECTIVITY

NOISE CANCELLING

EASY INLINE CONTROL

40 MM NEODYMIUM

LIGHTWEIGHT

Connectivity

ONE FOR ALL

Plug in and that's it. The Creative Chat is a simple and straightforward 3.5 mm stereo headset that just works. It's compatible with most of the popular conference call apps too, you name it—Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, Cisco WebEx, Facebook Messenger, and Google Meet—fuss-free, and worry-free.

Connect to the 4-pole 3.5 mm analog jack on your PC, Mac, or even mobile devices, and be ready for your online calls in seconds.

Communication

CALL CLARITY, CHECKED

Be heard without disruptions, from wherever you are. Creative Chat solves the issue of disruptive work calls in noisy environments, whether you're at home or in the office. With a passive noise-cancelling condenser microphone, your voice gets picked up over the surrounding noises and heard clearly by the callers on the other end. This keeps their focus on what you have to say and presents you as an effective communicator.

The built-in boom microphone is also retractable, so you can choose to lift it upwards to get it out of your way when you're not in a call, and back down for a video conference.

Controls

DIRECT MUTE AND VOLUME CONTROLS

Quickly toggle the microphone switch to unmute yourself when it's your turn to speak. The convenient inline remote lets you mute and unmute yourself easily with just a slide of the switch, as well as instant volume adjustments on the volume control dial.

No more scrambling for that unmute button that's buried deep inside the conference app amongst the many tabs and screens anymore.

A Closer Look

Package Contents

  • Sound Blaster G3
    • Sound Blaster G3
    • Optical Cable (1m / 3.28 ft)
    • USB Type-C to Type-A Converter
    • Quick Start Leaflet
    • Warranty Leaflet
  • Creative Chat
    • 1 x Creative Chat 3.5 mm Stereo Headset
    • 1 x Quick Start Guide
    • 1 x Compliance Leaflet
    • 1 x Warranty Leaflet