Sound Blaster Recon3D

3D Surround Sound Processor

A 3D surround sound processor with THX® TruStudio Pro™ and Dolby Digital decoding for PC, Mac and consoles.


Cross-Platform 3D Surround Sound Processor

Powered by the revolutionary Sound Core3D™ multi-core sound and voice processor, this breakthrough USB audio enhancer delivers powerful gaming audio to your Xbox 360®, Playstation® 3, PC or Mac. With hardware-accelerated THX® TruStudio Pro™ and Dolby® Digital decoding it transforms even basic stereo sound into exhilarating 3D surround audio on your headset or speakers. Hear your enemies before they hear you with the proprietary Scout Mode™, which tunes your hearing to your advantage on the battlefield. Calibrate and save every aspect of your audio settings directly to the Recon3D unit for use on any platform with the exclusive Recon3D Profile™ system. The gaming audio revolution is here. Be part of it.

Sound Core3D multi-core audio processor

Powered by Sound Core3D™ multi-core audio processor

The revolutionary Sound Core3D™ Audio and Voice chipset allows you, for the first time ever, to enjoy the benefits of an internal sound card in an external USB device. Whatever your gaming platform of choice is, you can now experience Sound Blaster audio.
Hardware-accelerated THX TruStudio Pro

Hardware-accelerated THX TruStudio Pro technologies

THX TruStudio Pro sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism that includes stunning surround effects, producing virtual speakers around, above and below you on your existing headset or headphones.
Hardware Dolby Digital decoder

Hardware Dolby Digital decoder

Transform any Dolby Digital 5.1 source into high fidelity immersive surround sound for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC, or Mac with the built-in hardware decoder.
Breakthrough audio enhancer

Breakthrough mobile audio enhancer

Stylish, rugged and extremely portable with easy-to-access controls: THX TruStudio Pro On/Off, Scout Mode On/Off, Master volume control, Microphone boost (3 settings), Instant Mute, and platform selection.

CrystalVoice™ voice enhancement and clarity technology

Four separate hardware-accelerated technologies ensure the best possible voice communication:
Understand how CrystalVoice™ technologies work.
Scout Mode

Scout Mode - Hear them before they hear you

This proprietary technology allows you to hear your enemies from further away, giving you a distinct tactical advantage in combat.
400 million Sound Blasters sold

Over 400 Million Sound Blasters sold

Experience the difference of REAL audio expertise. The industry standard for audio quality on the PC is now also available on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Mac.
Customize your audio

Exclusive software for Sound Blaster

Customize audio and voice settings to your liking with THX TruStudio Pro and CrystalVoice controls, plus settings for the equalizer and mixer.
Programmable Recon3DProlfile

Programmable Recon3DProfile audio settings

Easily port your gaming audio settings by connecting to your PC or Mac and customizing your personal Recon3D Profile™ that can be used with any platform.
Windows 8 Compatible

Works with Windows 8

We have updated audio drivers that will allow you to enjoy the ultimate in Sound Blaster performance in Windows 8.
Click here to download the latest drivers.
Works with PS®4

Works With Playstation®4

Welcome the arrival of the latest generation of console gaming! Get yourself ready to experience some unparalleled realistic gaming action by gearing up with the Sound Blaster Recon3D, compatible with the new Playstation®4.


  • Bit-Tech

    We've never heard games on the Xbox 360 or PS3 sound so good, with a real feeling of immersion from the audio. While a 5.1 set-up is superior still, for those who take their Halo 3 or Call of Duty with a side of headset, it makes a huge difference.

    Sound Blaster Recon3D


  • Hardware-Test

    It is hard to give anything but 5 here. The first external soundcard with a quad-core processor for USB justifies maximum points.

    Sound Blaster Recon3D


A Closer Look

    • Audio Technology Sound Core3D
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) 90dB
    • Connectivity Options (Main) Line / Mic In: 1 x 3.5mm jack
      AUX / Optical In: 1 x 3.5mm jack
      Headphone / Line Out: 1 x 3.5mm jack
    • Max Channel Output Stereo
    • Audio Technologies THX TruStudio Pro, CrystalVoice, Scout Mode
    • Supported Operating Systems Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Mac OS X v10.5 and above, Windows® Vista SP2 or higher
    • Learn More
      • Sound Blaster Recon3D
      • Micro USB-to-USB cable
      • Installation CD
      • Optical cable
      • 2.5mm stereo cable for Xbox 360 controller
      • Audio extension cable for console
    • 1-year Limited Hardware Warranty