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Buy the Sound Blaster ZxR

Sound Blaster ZxR

High Performance PCIe Sound Card




The flagship of the ultra high-performance Sound Blaster Z-Series of sound cards, Sound Blaster ZxR elevates the standards of technology and performance for the future of PC gaming and entertainment. Boasting an unbeatable SNR of 124dB, it includes a DBPro daughter board and Audio Control Module for unrivalled audio playback and content creation.

Please note that the recent Microsoft update on 27 October 2020 (version 20H2), as well as some prior versions, removes Adobe's Flash Player. Our MediaTool Box software for Sound Blaster ZxR, Sound Blaster X-Fi HD, Sound Blaster Digital Music Premium HD, and Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1, which requires Adobe's Flash Player to work, will cease to work properly if you have updated your Windows recently. Our in-house tests also revealed that Adobe Flash Player may have been removed on earlier Windows 10 systems (prior to the Windows 10 version 20H2 update). To learn more on how to roll back your Windows system to support Adobe Flash Player content, please click here for more details.

Audio Performance

Signal-to-Noise Ratio of 124dB

A signal to noise ratio or SNR of 124dB means your audio will be more than 99.99% pristine, which is over 89.1 times better than motherboard audio.

Content Creation

Studio-grade Content Creation

Add studio quality audio sound tracks or voice tracks to your video clips or home videos created with hardware that uses only audiophile-grade components such as 123dB analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) with RCA Aux-in and optical inputs for outstanding recording quality. With the 600 ohm headphone amplifier, you can do studio-grade monitoring as well.

Customizing audio with swappable op-amps - click here to learn more »


Pristine Audio Recordings with Ultra Low Latency

Enjoy reduced latency with Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO) support with the Sound Blaster ZxR. Hear your audio recordings come to life!


24-bit / 192kHz Audio Output

Stereo Direct lets you listen to your music pure and unprocessed at the amazing bit rate of 24-bit 192 kHz.

High-Quality Components

High-quality DBPro Daughter Board

The DBpro is another reason why Sound Blaster ZxR delivers only the best audio playback and creation. It offers optical output for outstanding audio playback, plus professional-grade ADCs with RCA Aux-in and optical inputs for studio-grade recording quality.

Accessible Audio Control Module (ACM)

Take control in style and ease with the ACM that incorporates a built-in microphone array and mic/headphone I/O connections. The knob on the ACM lets you conveniently adjust the headphone levels.

Sound Enhancement

SBX Pro Studio

SBX Pro Studio™ Technologies

SBX Pro Studio™ sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism, including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets.

Learn more about SBX Pro Studio™ technologies »

Sound Core3D Audio Processor

The multi-core Sound Core3D™ audio processor is designed to offload SBX Pro Studio and CrystalVoice effects processing from your primary CPU, improving your overall PC performance, resulting in drastically superior audio and voice quality.

Dolby Digital

Crystal Clear Communication

In gaming, if you're not communicating, you're not winning. Experience crystal clear communication with your teammates with the CrystalVoice™ suite of technologies that removes echoes, ambient noises and picks up your voice from within a zone (Voice Focus). It also maintains your voice level even if you are near or further away from the microphone.

Understand how CrystalVoice™ technologies work »

High Fidelity Multi-channel Surround

Connect to your home theatre system through a single digital cable and enjoy cinematic DVD movies by transforming any stereo or multi-channel streams into high fidelity immersive surround sound.

Never Unplug Your Headphones Again

With the Sound Blaster Z-series Control Panel, just toggle between your headphone and speaker system with a flip of a switch.



It really is one of those cards which allows you to hear your music in a new, more detailed way when compared to the vast majority of PC audio solutions. In gaming and movies the sound was immersive, very realistic and with plenty of power when required. Scout mode also works well, allowing us to pick out sounds such as enemy movement more easily than normal.

Gold Award

Sound Blaster ZxR



This card seems to have that "IT" factor, a quality that makes the product sound excellent but it cannot be put into a formula or a component.  A product either has it or it does not and man, the ZXR card definitely has it!

5 out of 5

Sound Blaster ZxR


Legit Reviews

...the Z-Series cards stereo virtual surround capabilities are far better at recreating positional audio for games and movies.

Sound Blaster ZxR


Sound Blaster ZxR 5.0 out of 0 based on 2 ratings. based on 6 reviews.

Customer Reviews

T. Yun

The best sound card I ever had. Purely sound delivery

G. Garner

This product is ideal for sound recording enthusiasts (like me) who demand the highest standards in digital recording and playback. The "daughter board" concept is a brilliant concept providing flexibility beyond anything else available on the market. Definitely recommended.

B. Vrscaj

I am very satisfied with the card Sound Blaster ZXR that I bought from Yours store, Sound is incredibly good. Years ago I had Sound Blaster live 5.1. I liked sound fonts. They were good for composing and making demo songs. Wallander instruments is offering now Note performer for Sibelius software.

A Closer Look

System Requirements

  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or AMD® equivalent processor, 2.2GHz or faster recommended.
  • Intel®, AMD® or 100% compatible motherboard
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 (32/64-bit), Windows® 8 (32/64-bit), Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)
  • 1 GB RAM
  • >600 MB of free hard disk space
  • Available PCI Express® (x1, x4 or x16) slot
  • Available I/O slot opening on casing
  • Available CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive

Package Contents

  • Sound Blaster ZxR sound card
  • Sound Blaster DBpro card
  • Sound Blaster Audio Control Module
  • 1x Optical Cable
  • 1x Stereo(3.5mm)-to-RCA cable
  • 1x DBpro cable
  • Quick Start Leaflet
  • Installation CD containing:
    • Drivers for Windows 7 and Windows 8
    • Creative software suite
    • User's Guide


1-year Limited Hardware Warranty


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