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Creative Labs Sound Card 70SB159000001-CA Sound Blaster E5 Retail
  • Overview
  • Specification
Compact External USB DAC for PC / MAC
The Sound Blaster E5 is the result of Sound Blaster's relentless audio innovation since the PC era, backed by decades of legendary audio engineering expertise. With a proven track record of providing high-fidelity PC audio for discerning ears, the E5 now brings a high-resolution audio experience for your use with laptops, smart phones and tablets.

Designed For The Audiophile In You
The Sound Blaster E5 is designed from the ground up, to reproduce high-fidelity audio with minimum distortion and noise. It is built on the flagship Cirrus Logic CS4398 Digital-Analogue Converter (DAC), with an impressively high 120dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) that supports sample rates of up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution.

High-Resolution Audio Playback
Sound Blaster E5 is able to decode audio files ranging from MP3s and CDs (16-bit/44kHz) to high-resolution 24-bit/192kHz files, be it from your PC / Mac or other smart devices.

Powers High-impedance Headphones, With A Dual Gain Switch.
A best-in-class Texas Instrument TI6120A2 headphone amplifier enables you to power any of the headphones available in the market, giving you clarity, details and a total harmonic distortion value plus noise (THD+N) of <0.005%.

The headphone amplifier utilises a current-on-demand design in the headphone output, which enables the amplifier to respond quickly without the risk of output distortion. When a large amount of power is suddenly needed, the amplifier can respond extremely quickly without raising the noise floor and thus degrades the signal-to-noise ratio.

Have a variety of normal and power-demanding headphones in your collection? The dual gain switch also allows you to match your headphones to the correct impedance from the Sound Blaster E5. This gives you flexibility in listening to music at the most optimal playback volume.


Audio Processor

Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
120dB (DAC)

Connectivity Options (Main)
Line / Mic / Optical In: 1 x 3.5mm jack
Headphone Out : 2 x 3.5mm jacks
Line / Optical Out : 1 x 3.5mm jack
USB Host Streaming: 1 x Type-A USB Port

Max Channel Output

Audio Technologies
SBX Pro Studio, CrystalVoice

Intel Core2 Duo or AMD equivalent processor (2.8 GHz or faster recommended)
Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard
Microsoft Windows 8.1/8.0 32/64-bit, Windows 7 32/64-bit, Windows Vista 32/64-bit SP1 or higher
>600 MB of free hard disk space
Available USB 2.0/3.0 port (High Speed recommended with driver)

Macintosh running Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher
>600 MB of free hard disk space
Available USB 2.0/3.0 port (High Speed recommended with software)

iPhones/iPads running iOS 6.0 or higher for Bluetooth
iPhones/iPads running iOS 6.0 or higher for USB Host Audio streaming via Lightning port
( Devices must support Bluetooth 4.1 (Low Energy) or higher)

Phones/Tablets running Android 2.3 or higher for Bluetooth
Phones/Tablets running Android 4.1 or higher for USB Host Streaming
( Devices firmware must implement AOA2 protocol that support USB Host Streaming)

Sound Blaster E5
Quick Start Leaflet
Warranty Leaflet
microUSB Cable
Desk Stand
2x Elastic Band
Mini TOSLINK cable

Item Dimension (L"xW"xH"):
9.06 x 6.10 x 2.95

1.32 lb

Warranty Information:
1 Year

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#1035 - 8766 McKim Way,
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