Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Edition Hi-Resolution PCIe Gaming Sound Card Review

Audio/Others by stefan @ 2018-06-17

After finalizing the hardware installation of the the AE-5 Pure Edition card to our test system, we did proceed further with the Sound Blaster Connect 2 installer, which did also contain the necessary drivers; in order to have the Aurora RGB setup functional, we also have to supply extra power via Molex., After adjusting the EQ with our preferences, together with the BlasterX Acoustic Engine settings, we did start the listening experience by connecting the SteelSeries Arctis Pro headset and watched various movies and TV shows. The audio output was clear, with plenty of bass and clear highs and loud enough as well after modifying the amplification, thanks to the Xamp build. We also ran multiple rounds of Quake Champions and the sound of the weapons was a joy to listen to and at the same time we were able to easily pinpoint where the enemy was coming from.

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Product Features, Specifications

Product Features:


Xamp Discrete Headphone Amplification


The Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Edition is the first sound card to feature Xamp, our custom-designed discrete headphone amplifier. Each audio channel is individually amplified, allowing the AE-5 Pure Edition to deliver a whole new level of pristine audio fidelity in an unaltered lossless model to each earcup regardless of demand.


SABRE32 Ultra Class DAC


The Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Edition is a SABRE32 Ultra Class PCIe DAC which is perfect for high resolution audio for games, music and movies. It delivers up to 32bit 384kHz playback with a 122dB SnR, ultra-low distortion and jitter.


Aurora Reactive Lighting System


Enjoy a symphony of lights and sound with the Aurora Reactive Lighting System! The AE-5 Pure Edition has customizable RGB LEDs on its body, and also features four included RGB LED strips. Program up to 16.8 million colours in different patterns with the free downloadable Sound Blaster Connect software for PC and Mac.


BlasterX Acoustic Engine


The Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Edition rides on Sound Blaster's long legacy of audio processing and enhancements. The BlasterX Acoustic Engine Pro is a suite of fully customizable audio processing technologies that 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 2.0


Expand your horizon with the world's first smart gaming companion that enables you to visualize and see where enemies are on the radar on your mobile device for any First Person Shooter game. Scout mode has been given an updated feature that is sure to bring the pain to whomever you meet on the battlefield!



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