Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional

PCIe Sound Core3D Card

Hardware accelerated THX® TruStudio Pro™ and CrystalVoice™ audio technologies for serious gamers.


Elevate your gaming audio and communications

The next generation Sound Blaster card - the Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional - is powered by Sound Core3D™ and heralds a new age in 3D gaming audio and online voice communication. Hardware-accelerated THX TruStudio Pro audio technologies deliver unsurpassed audio playback quality, while the innovative CrystalVoice™ processing, coupled with the included beamforming microphone, gives you the edge in multiplayer games with crystal clear vocal fidelity. Its impressive internal hardware is matched by an equally stunning design, complete with a red-hot glowing Sound Core3D processor.

Engineered for low power consumption and high performance, the Sound Core3D processor is Creative's first sound and voice processor to integrate a multi-core high-performance digital signal processor (DSP) and high-quality converters onto a single chip.

Endorsed by Fatal1ty

Endorsed by Fatal1ty

Chosen by professional gamers, certified and tested to achieve peak gaming performance.
Sound Core3D multi-core audio processor

Powered by Sound Core3D™ multi-core audio processor

The revolutionary Sound Core3D Audio and Voice chipset accelerates THX TruStudio Pro and CrystalVoice processing effects, drastically improving your gaming experience with faster frame rates, more immersive gaming audio, and crystal clear voice communications.
THX TruStudio Pro

THX® TruStudio Pro™ technologies

THX TruStudio Prosound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets

CrystalVoice™ voice enhancement and clarity technology

Express yourself and be heard clearly in video conferencing, multiplayer games and online chats.
Understand how CrystalVoice™ technologies work.
Sound Blaster beamforming microphone

Sound Blaster beamforming microphone

When used with CrystalVoice™ Focus, the included stereo microphone creates an acoustic zone and suppresses noise outside it, enabling you to be heard with amazing clarity.
Dedicated Headphone Amp

Dedicated high quality headphone amp

Supports studio quality headphones and headsets of up to 600ohm impedance.
Dolby Digital Live

Dolby® Digital Live encoding

Dolby Digital Live encoding allows you to connect to your decoder or home theater system through a single digital cable for compelling 5.1 surround sound from any source.
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.
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.

Connect to your favourite audio equipment with ease.

Connectivity Options
Jonathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel

Jonathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel is a well-known professional gamer with 38 first-place wins in nine years of tournament play.

"Success is in the details and details have always given me an edge over the competition during my professional gaming career. Hard work, practice, planning and the best hardware available represent some of those details, but audio quality is a critical factor overlooked by many. I've always used Sound Blaster products and recommend them to any gamer who wants a key advantage versus their opponents."


  • Obsolete Gamer

    Overall, the Recon 3D Fatal1ty changed my view on sound. I can hear people sneaking up on me in first person shooters and immerse myself in the battle music of SWTOR.

    Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional


  • Tom's Hardware

    The Surround and Crystalizer tools return, which are excellent at simulating a 360-degree sonic environment and filling in frequencies often lost during file compression.

    Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional


A Closer Look

    • Audio Technology Sound Core3D
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) 102dB
    • Connectivity Options (Main) Speaker Out: 3 x 3.5mm jacks (Front,Rear,C/Sub)
      Optical Out: 1 x TOSLINK
      Optical In: 1 x TOSLINK
      Headphone: 1 x Amplified 3.5mm jack
      Line / Mic In: 1 x shared 3.5mm jack
    • Max Channel Output 5.1 Channels
    • Audio Technologies THX TruStudio Pro, CrystalVoice, Scout Mode, Dolby Digital Technology
    • Microphone Beamforming: Yes
      Microphone Type: Dual-array Noise Canceling Condenser
      Frequency Response: 100Hz to 20kHz
      Sensitivity: -37dB
    • Learn More
      • Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional sound card
      • Sound Blaster Beamforming Microphone
      • Quick Start leaflet
      • Installation CD containing:
        • Drivers for Windows®
        • Creative software suite
        • User's Guide
    • 1-year Limited Hardware Warranty