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Buy the Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus Pure Edition

Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus Pure Edition

Hi-res PCI-e Gaming Sound Card and DAC with RGB Lighting, Dolby Digital Live, and DTS Encoding

Features

Overview

Go all out with our Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus Pure Edition, now with Dolby Digital Live and DTS Encoding for even more surround sound delivery options.

Express your style with the Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus Pure Edition! With its pure white casing that's guaranteed to be the statement piece of your battle station, the Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus Pure Edition also comes with four RGB LED strips so you can go all out and spice up your gaming rig. The Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus Pure Edition features SABRE32 ultra-class DAC, our very own Xamp discrete headphone amp that utilizes a bi-amplification technology, as well as our full suite of industry-leading audio processing technologies including Surround Virtualization.

RGB Lighting

Aurora Reactive Lighting System

Illuminate your gaming rig and set the mood with the Aurora Reactive Lighting System! The Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus Pure Edition features a pearl white casing and comes with 4 included RGB LED strips, so you can customize your battle station without holding back. Program up to 16.7 million colors in different patterns via the Sound Blaster Command software for PC. And when you prefer keeping things dark, simply switch the RGB off.

Audio

Custom Xamp Discrete Headphone Bi-amp

Maximize your prized headset's potential! Powerful headsets require audiophile-grade headphone amplifier to drive outstanding audio performance, and that's where Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus Pure Edition comes in. The hi-res sound card features Xamp, our custom-designed discrete headphone bi-amplifier.

Typical Headphone Amp

In a typical headphone amp, your left and right channels are amplified all at once using the same amplifier IC.

Xamp Headphone Amp

In Xamp discrete headphone bi-amp, each audio channel is individually amplified, allowing the Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus Pure Edition to deliver pristine audio fidelity in an unaltered lossless model to each earcup regardless of demand.

It also features an ultra-low 1Ω headphone output impedance that can drive studio-grade headphones of up to 600Ω, including high-end planar-magnetic headphones.

The end result? Silky smooth audio regardless of how dynamic or demanding the current audio scene may be. From times when you need a break from gaming, the Xamp also satisfies even the most demanding needs of audiophiles seeking for music in its original form, and appreciate music the way it is intended to be.

SABRE-class DAC

The Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus Pure Edition is a SABRE-class PCI-e DAC that is perfect for high resolution audio for games, music, and movies. It delivers extremely clean 122 dB DNR audio stream at up to 32-bit / 384 kHz playback* with ultra-low distortion and jitter.

*32-bit playback only available in Windows 10 or higher.

Sound Enhancement

Surround Sound Technologies

Transform your gaming audio into immersive, theatrical audio! On top of support for Dolby Digital Live and DTS Connect Encoding, the Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus Pure Edition also features discrete 5.1 on speakers, and up to 7.1 virtual surround on both speakers and headphones.

Sound Blaster Acoustic Engine

The Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus Pure Edition rides on Sound Blaster's long legacy of audio processing and enhancements, available through the Sound Blaster Command software. The Sound Blaster Acoustic Engine is a suite of fully customizable audio processing technologies deliver new levels of audio immersion and precision for the ultimate competitive advantage. These sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism, including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets.

Scout Mode

Activate Scout Mode to give yourself a distinct tactical advantage! This tried and tested technology enhances important in-game audio cues—such as footsteps and weapon switching sounds—allowing you to quickly and accurately pinpoint your opponents' location before they pinpoint yours!

Stay Discreet

Want to tone it down a little? Our Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus features a black casing with an included RGB LED strip if you prefer a simple and discreet style.

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A Closer Look

Specifications

Dimensions
145 x 20 x 128 mm
Headphone Amp
Output Impedance: 1Ω, 16–600ΩSupported Headphone Impedance:
Dynamic Range (DNR)
122 dB
Audio Technology
Sound Core3D
Max. Playback Quality
DSP Mode:
PCM 16/24/32-bit / 44.1, 48.0, 88.2, 96.0kHz
Direct Mode:
PCM 16/24/32-bit / 44.1, 48.0, 88.2, 96.0, 176.4, 192.0, 352.8, 384.0 kHz*
* 384kHz playback only available in Windows 10 or higher
Platform
PCI-e
Connectivity Options (Main)
1 x TOSLINK Optical Out, 1 x 1/8″ (3.5 mm) Mic In / Line In, 1 x ⅛″ Front Out, 1 x ⅛″ Rear Out, 1 x ⅛″ Center / Sub Out
Headphone Amp
Output Impedance: 1ΩSupported Headphone Impedance:
16–600Ω
Audio Technologies
CrystalVoice
Scout Mode
DTS Connect Encoding
Dolby Digital Live Encoding
Supported Operating Systems
Windows® 10
ASIO
Playback & Recording
DAC
THD+N (DAC): 0.00032[%], Dynamic Range: 122 dB
Power
PCI-e bus power, +5V for Aurora lighting (requires 4-pin molex peripheral connector from PC power supply)
Recommended Usage
Gaming
Home Entertainment

System Requirements

Windows
  • Intel® Core™ i3 or AMD® equivalent processor
  • Intel, AMD, or 100% compatible motherboard
  • Microsoft® Windows 10 32 / 64-bit
  • 1 GB RAM
  • >600 MB of free hard disk space
  • Available PCI-e slot

Package Contents

  • Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus Pure Edition
  • 4 x LED Strips (30 cm / 10 LEDs)
  • 1 x Extension Cable
  • Quick Start Leaflet
  • Warranty Leaflet

Warranty

1-year Limited Hardware Warranty