Sound Blaster Z Review & Specs

Sound Blaster Z PCIe Gaming Sound Card

Sound Blaster Z PCIe Gaming Sound Card

- Creative

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Includes an external high quality dual-microphone array standard with card
Features Sound Core3D Audio Processor for accelerating advanced audio and voice technologies
SBX Pro Studio sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets
Delivers 116dB SNR, plus audiophile-grade capacitors and gold-plated I/O connectivity
Use the Sound Blaster Control Panel just toggle between you headphone and speakers system with a flip of a switch

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Audio Technology

Sound Core3D

Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)


Connectivity Options (Main)

Headphone: 1 x Amplified 3.5mm jack
Speaker Out: 3 x 3.5mm jacks (Front,Rear,C/Sub)
Line / Mic In: 1 x 3.5mm jack
Optical Out: 1 x TOSLINK
Optical In: 1 x TOSLINK

Max Channel Output

5.1 Channels

Audio Technologies

SBX Pro Studio, CrystalVoice, Scout Mode, Dolby Digital Technology, DTS Connect Encoding


Microphone Type: Dual-array Noise Canceling Condenser
Beamforming: Yes
Frequency Response: 100Hz to 20kHz
Sensitivity: -37dB

Supported Operating Systems

Windows® 10, Windows® 8, Windows® 7

Audio Fidelity

Up to 24-bit / 192kHz

Included Accessories

Sound Blaster Beamforming Microphone


ASIO 2.0


PC - PCIe x1

Recommended Usage

Gaming, Home Entertainment

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)
>600 MB of free hard disk space
Available PCI Express® (x1, x4 or x16) slot
Available CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive

Package Contents

  • Sound Blaster Z sound card
  • Sound Blaster Beamforming Microphone
  • Quick Start leaflet
  • Installation CD containing:
    • Drivers for Windows®
    • Creative software suite
    • User's Guide

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1-year Limited Hardware Warranty


Download Drivers

Owner's Manual

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