Sound Blaster AE-9

Ultimate 32-bit / 384 kHz PCI-e Sound Card and DAC with Xamp Discrete Headphone Bi-Amp and Audio Control Module




  • IGN

    The Sound Blaster AE-9 is a pricey card but it does everything it sets out to do incredibly well.

    Sound Blaster AE-9


  • Windows Central

    The built-in audio on your PC motherboard is usually just good enough, but sometimes you want to really get immersed in games and enjoy movies how the production teams intended. That's where something like the Sound Blaster AE-9 really makes a difference.

    Sound Blaster AE-9


  • Digital Foundry/Eurogamer

    if you want both top-notch sound quality and a wide range of recording options, the AE-9 is a clever all-in-one solution that justifies its premium price tag.

    Sound Blaster AE-9


  • HotHardware

    The Sound Blaster AE-9 delivered an excellent listening experience. Creative nailed the core audio output functionality and headphone amp, while delivering stable drivers with tons of features right out of the box.

    Sound Blaster AE-9


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Customer Reviews

  • M. Davies

    Easy to setup well performing card

A Closer Look

    • Interface/Power PCI-e bus power
    • Audio Technology Sound Core3D
    • Dynamic Range (DNR) 129 dB
    • Connectivity Options (Main) 1 x ACM Link, 1 x 6-pin PCI Express (PCI-e) Power Header (required for ACM), 2 x RCA (L/R) Front Out, 1 x TOSLINK Optical In, 1 x TOSLINK Optical Out
    • Connectivity Options (Accessory) Line In: 2 x RCA (L / R)
      1 x ⅛″ Mic-in (Mono)
      1 x ⅛″ HP Out (3-pole)
      1 x ¼″ HP Out (3-pole)
    • Headphone Amp Normal: 32 - 149Ω (3V Rms), IEM: 16 - 31Ω (1.5V Rms), High Gain: 150 - 600Ω (5.3V RMS), Output Impedance: 1Ω, Supported Headphone Impedance: 16 - 600Ω
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    • 1-year Limited Hardware Warranty


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