Sound BlasterX Celebrates DreamHack Summer 2016!

Jönköping, Sweden – With DreamHack Summer 2016 behind us,  we return to this space with a look back at the weekend spent in Jönköping, Sweden! From 18 June to 21 June, our Sound BlasterX team was joined by our valuable teams, CompLexity and Epsilon in all the action!

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The event had been quite a blast, with overwhelming  interest from the crowd! Plus, we were lucky to have spontaneous fans who were willing to do push-ups, star jumps, blow up inflatable pillows and even DANCED – all for a Sound BlasterX T-shirt/pillow!

Some of the fans even took up a notch with placing a tattoo on their faces and parts of their body, just to win awesome prizes from us!

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For this, we’d like to extend our big word of thanks to all who came down to support us at the booth in DreamHack. For those who have missed the action, here are the highlights from the largest digital festival in the world.

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Creative Announces Partnership with Leading European Esports Organization Epsilon Esports


The Sponsorship Showcases Creative’s Ongoing Commitment to Professional Gaming with Its Sound BlasterX Pro Gaming Series of Headsets, Gaming DAC and Amps, and Peripherals

Jönköping, Sweden – Creative Technology Ltd today announced at DreamHack Summer 2016 a new sponsorship deal with leading eSports organization Epsilon eSports. This new partnership brings together the award-winning Sound BlasterX Pro Gaming Series with one of the most well-known names in European eSports: Epsilon eSports. Epsilon eSports has teams competing in a wide range of game genres, including the most awarded European Call of Duty eSports team.

“We are delighted with the opportunity we have to once again demonstrate our commitment to delivering the best in gaming audio with this partnership. Epsilon eSports excels in the incredibly competitive world of eSports where the quality and detail of audio helps gamers perceive where a threat is quickly and react to take decisive actions. This is particularly important in First Person Shooter games like Call of Duty,” said Low Long Chye, General Manager of Audio at Creative.

“And with the Sound BlasterX series, gamers everywhere can be assured that they will get the comfortable and reliable product experience that will give them that needed competitive edge in long gaming hours.”

The Sound BlasterX Gaming Series comprises of:

The Sound BlasterX series will be showcased at the Sound BlasterX Booth at DreamHack Summer 2016. A sneak preview of upcoming products will also be available at the booth, including:

  • An all new fully programmable professional Sound BlasterX mechanical gaming keyboard with 16.8 million colors with Aurora Reactive System.
  • An all new high-speed precision Sound BlasterX gaming mouse with customizable response settings and beautiful All-Edge 16.8mil colors with Aurora Reactive System.
  • An all new 2.1 gaming speaker system with a built-in Sound Card and 16.8 million colors with Aurora Reactive System with 60W RMS total raw power.

Members of the Epsilon eSports team will be at the booth to talk about the Sound BlasterX Series, as well as their experiences in competitive eSports gaming.

The Sound BlasterX Series will be demonstrated at Booth B05:08, DreamHack Summer 2016.

 

#ICYMI: Here’s a Recap of MLG Anaheim Open 2016

California, USA – From June 10 to June 12, Major League Gaming (MLG) collaborated with the Call of Duty® World League, to host the MLG Anaheim Open at the Anaheim Convention Centre. This event saw the participation of 96 Amateur Teams, who fought head-to-head in Call of Duty®: Black Ops III on PlayStation®4 for a $100,000 prize pool and 10,000 CWL Pro points.

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Of course, our valued team, compLexity, couldn’t miss out the fun! The team held a “Meet and Greet” session, giving fans the opportunity to get up close with the team, and participated in their giveaways. Much to our delight, our Sound BlasterX products were displayed at compLexity’s booth to much fanfare. Fans were basking in the comfort of the headsets, as they raved to us how much they liked the headsets.

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Nonetheless, here’s a big word of thanks to all the fans, who came to support compLexity at MLG!

POSTPONEMENT ALERT: New Dates for Sound BlasterX Underground Season 2

Hey everyone.

Here’s our latest update!  We’ve heard from our participants that they couldn’t get their hands on the codes for their team registration. Hence, we’re removing the codes for registration, so more participants can have more time to register their teams. In view of this, the tournament date has been postponed to 4 June, 2016 5:00am PDT for Europe and 12:00pm PDT for Americas.

For those who might have missed this, now’s your chance! Take this opportunity and click here to register your teams now.

Sound BlasterX Partners with ysbryd games to Showcase Gaming Gear at PAX East 2016

Boston, USA – Last weekend, gamers from all parts of the world flocked to Boston for PAX East 2016, one of the world’s most premier gaming festivals. Of course, Sound BlasterX wouldn’t miss out all the fun either!

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We teamed up with a game publisher, ysbryd games, by pairing our Sound BlasterX products with their highly anticipated RPG title, Masquerada: Song and Shadows, and more.

We have custom profiles specially catered for various titles so gamers can enjoy the true sound signature of Sound BlasterX Acoustic Engine Lite Software. Gamers will experience a new level of immersion, which brings vicarious pleasure in their gameplay. We know this to be true because our Sound BlasterX H5 and Sound BlasterX G5 were the dynamic duo that puts the smiles on their faces.

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Sound BlasterX Underground Season 2 Feat. DotA 2: Assemble Your Team and Win Attractive Prizes!

Calling out all DotA gamers, now’s your time to battle your way to victory! Following the success of Sound BlasterX Underground Season 1, we are back for the second season featuring DotA 2!

We hope to bring the world’s top DotA teams together to battle their way to awesome prizes, with the main event set to run for two days from 14 May  to 15 May, 2016 2100 PST.

Registration starts from 22 April, 2016. To participate, assemble your team and head to our Sound Blaster Gaming page for the key.

Click here or check out Facebook page to find out more about the tournament. Hurry, while exciting prizes await you!

New Addition to the Sound BlasterX Pro-Gaming Series – Sound BlasterX G1 Thumb-sized USB Sound Card with True 7.1 HD Surround

Singapore – Creative Technology Ltd today announced the
Sound BlasterX G1, a thumb-sized USB gaming sound card for serious gamers on the go. Designed to be an easy and cost-effective solution to upgrade basic on-board audio and for users to enjoy consistent hi-res audio no matter where they are gaming, the Sound BlasterX G1 accepts native 7.1 channel input signals to deliver true 7.1 surround sound on PC for realistic virtualization of gaming effects and audio cues with perfect accuracy and positioning.

Compatible with all analog headsets and earbuds, the Sound BlasterX G1 features a headphone amplifier that delivers powerful, high-resolution 24-bit/96kHz 7.1 positional audio. The Sound BlasterX G1 also comes with the BlasterX Acoustic Engine Pro application for PC that allows users to fully customize their audio as well as create optimized audio profiles. Designed with gamers in mind, 17 preset game audio profiles enhance gaming audio with immersive surround, bass boost and added clarity while the proprietary Scout Mode technology lets users hear their enemies before their enemies hear them, giving them a distinct tactical advantage on the battlefield. Apart from software enhancements, users can also program the sound signature of the G1 on a hardware level to X-Plus Signature which intelligently decreases distractions and accentuates essential audio details that do matter in games. When paired with the popular Sound BlasterX H5headset, gamers can enjoy the same audio signature wherever the tournament is, without having to worry about software installation.

The Sound BlasterX G1 USB sound card, which works with PC, Mac® and PlayStation® 4, provides the easiest, portable plug-and-play upgrade from basic, built-in motherboard or console audio to the award-winning Sound Blaster audio. With Sound BlasterX G1, users can enjoy high-definition audio wherever they go, and experience fantastic 3D true-to-life surround sound in games and movies on their PC.

Key features of the Sound BlasterX G1 include:

  • True 7.1 HD Surround SoundCapable of decoding native 7.1 channel input signals on PC platform, Sound BlasterX G1 offers true 7.1 surround sound in high resolution for unparalleled virtualization of gaming effects and audio cues with perfect accuracy and realistic positioning.
  • BlasterX Acoustic Engine Pro Application for PCBlasterX Acoustic Engine Pro offers users an unprecedented level of audio customization and realism. It increases clarity, expands the virtual surround spaciousness, and boosts bass power, allowing users to enjoy cinema-quality sound in the comfort of their home. 17 preset audio profiles enhance crucial audio details in different game genres, including profiles dedicated for Counter-Strike®: Global Offensive, Call of Duty® Series, Dota® 2 and more, giving gamers an added advantage.
  • Scout ModeActivate Scout Mode through the BlasterX Acoustic Engine Pro application to hear enemies from further away and gain a distinct tactical advantage in combat.
  • X-Plus Signature for Sound BlasterX H5 headsetProgram the Sound BlasterX G1 with customized sound signatures for various competitive games, using the X-Plus Configurator application, for an advantage over your opponents when paired with the Sound BlasterX H5 headset. The unique sound signature settings are programmed into the G1 so that users do not have to worry about software installations while on the go and at tournaments.
  • High-Resolution Playback and RecordingsUSB connectivity allows for high-resolution playback up to 24-bit/96kHz playback and recordings up to 24-bit/48kHz for quality podcasts and video conferencing on PC/Mac.
  • Headphone Amplifier with Low 2.2 Ω Output ImpedanceSound BlasterX G1 is capable of driving gaming headsets and sensitive in-ears from 16Ω to 300Ω with full and detailed clarity.
  • Creative ALchemyCreative ALchemy software restores surround sound for legacy game titles.
  • OpenAL SupportA cross-platform 3D Audio API that unlocks the full potential of Sound Blaster sound cards. EAX Advanced HD 5.0 for games allows simultaneous recreation of multiple environments.

Sound Blaster Talks To Epsilon eSports

Epsilon Smite team is over the moon, and rightly so. Newly crowned winners of the Smite World Champions 2016, they played a swift and impressive game, taking the title simply by blasting through the first three in the best-of-five set!

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Congratulations on your enormous win; the Smite team was almost undefeated this Fall season. What’s your secret sauce?

Our secret sauce was how fast the team picked up the meta of the game and made it our own.  That way, no other team could counter us in that season. Therefore, we developed a style that was different from the rest in the League. This was done with lots of practice and formulating these strategies as a team in close communication.

With a game like SMITE, there’s loads of emphasis on teamwork, tactical movement etc. Share with us the secrets about having positive communication while in the tournament?

Positive communication is key. Hearing team members’ voices loud and clear helps to go through rough patches as you know you’re a strong core and you can overcome any objective. This is one of the main reasons we were able to recover from game 1 vs Cloud 9 at World Champs.

With the Sound BlasterX P5 In-ears, the different players in our team can always relay their positioning and actions clearly and concisely to keep the whole team updated about our in-game strategies.

You mentioned of the Sound BlasterX technologies driving your teams (BattleField 4 & Smite) to the win. Care to explain in detail?

SoundBlaster X P5 In-ears helped a lot to block the background sound at Worlds. The players on-stage were not separated by soundproof booths, and so this great noise-cancelling quality enabled us to focus solely on our goals. Clearly this had a very positive impact on us going on to lift the World Championship trophy!

For more information about Epsilon eSports, check out www.epsilon-esports.com

For the First Time, Sound BlasterX Showcases Gaming Innovations at CES 2016!

Las Vegas, USA – We were excited to showcase the Sound BlasterX Pro-Gaming Headsets to the US for the first time!

With BlasterX booth full of gaming enthusiasts and aficionados, a show packed full of inspiring innovation and technology, CES 2016 was quite a blast for us. Presenting our Sound BlasterX Acoustic Engine’s talent, we showed gamers what it can really do to enhance games. In fact, there were gaming studios who showed interest in our work and they would love to partner with us for future endeavours!

Check out our gallery for the moments you might have missed out at the show!

 

Sound BlasterX Teamed up with IMBA Interactive to Bring the BlasterX Experience to GameStart Asia!

Singapore – Over 17,000 fellow gamers joined us and we were humbled by the overwhelming response and passion shown at the event. Inspired by the excitement of this event, we joined in the fun by teaming up with IMBA Interactive, who are sound engineers for games, to bring the BlasterX experience to GameStart Asia.

Singapore Game Box booths were furnished with Sound BlasterX headsets for gamers to experience the quality audio in their gameplay. Boy, the response was great! We received positive feedback from the gamers that the quality was great, and it was just the way gamers wanted to hear.

Feeling nostalgic? Browse our gallery to see what fellow gamers were up to.

All Fun Down Under with Sound BlasterX @ PAX Australia!

From concerts to the awesome Omegathon! One thing’s for sure, there sure isn’t enough time for anyone to visit everything PAX Australia has to offer.

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We bring our Sound BlasterX line-up to our Aussie fans for the first time since its launch at gamescom 2015, and we’re still hyped from the reception!

Do follow us at Sound Blaster Gaming Facebook for the latest updates on events and our products.

Sound BlasterX Goes to TwitchCon 2015, the First Ever Convention Held in San Francisco!

San Francisco, California – Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers, hosted its first ever convention, TwitchCon 2015 at the Moscone Center. Taking place from September 25 to September 26, 2015, this event is dedicated to Twitch’s community of broadcasters, viewers and partners.

For its first attempt, this show received overwhelming responses from gaming enthusiasts, viewers and streamers all over the world! Plus, 1.9 million views of live streams from TwitchCon events were also reported.

Of course, the Sound BlasterX team wouldn’t miss out on an opportunity like this.
At TwitchCon, we showcased our Sound BlasterX Pro-gaming Series at our booth. The main draw was the BlasterX stage where attendees were able to play against some of the top Hearthstone players in the world from the coL gaming team.

The BlasterX presence at the booth was designed to engage with attendees via interactive demo stations, streaming and direct fan interaction with popular streamers and pro-gamers.

Streaming the matches live from the booth at TwitchCon via Noxious’s Twitch.tv channel, we fared pretty well in viewership. We’ve clocked in 21,246 hours of viewing time, 49,720 unique visitors, and 83,500 video plays in two days!

We had five demo stations playing the game SOMA (which was just released prior to TwitchCon) that produces amazing audio details in a tense atmosphere. This is where attendees could get a hands-on experience with the Sound BlasterX H5 as well as the Sound Blaster X7, Sound Blaster E5 and the Z-series sound cards.

Check out our gallery to watch us in action!

Sound BlasterX Launch @ gamescom 2015

Cologne, Germany – All fun and games, literally! More than 100,000 gamers descend to Cologne for #gamescom, the world’s biggest gaming event.

This gamescom, we launched the new Sound BlasterX Pro-Gaming Series and the response was overwhelming! Tens of thousands of visitors experienced the new gaming audio revolution and registered their interest in the #BlasterX headsets.

The Sound BlasterX Pro-Gaming Series comprises of:

Sound BlasterX H7 – the ultimate HD 7.1 Surround USB circumaural gaming headset
Sound BlasterX H5 – the professional-grade analog circumaural gaming headset
Sound BlasterX P5 – a miniature yet powerful high-performance in-ear gaming headset
Sound BlasterX G5 – a 7.1 HD audio external sound card with built-in headphone amplifier

Catch Sound BlasterX in action at gamescom 2015, watch the video!

Unleashing Sound BlasterX G5 : 7.1 HD External Sound Card & Headphone Amplifier

COLOGNE, Germany – 4 August 2015 – Creative Technology Ltd today announced at gamescom 2015 , as part of the Sound BlasterX Gaming Series, the Sound BlasterX G5, a 7.1 HD audio external sound card with built-in headphone amplifier.

The Sound BlasterX G5 is an external sound card that comes with the built-in SB-Axx1 multi-core chipset for hardware accelerated SBX Pro Studio enhanced audio and transforms even basic stereo into 3D positional surround sound on your headset. The Sound BlasterX G5 also supports multi-channel content, delivering true 7.1 audio for ultra-realistic surround sound.

Built with precision audiophile components, the Sound BlasterX G5 is also a 24-bit/192kHz, 120dB USB DAC and headphone amplifier with 2.2 ohm output impedance for high fidelity playback – driving studio-grade headphones up to 600 ohms and sensitive in-ear monitors. The illuminated volume control knob and dedicated SBX and Scout Mode buttons also allow for quick volume or audio adjustments during gaming sessions.

  • USB plug-and-play functionality
  • Dedicated SB-Axx1 audio processor
  • 120dB DAC for 24-bit/192kHz playback
  • Headphone amplifier with up to 600 ohms, supports sensitive in-ear monitors and studio-grade headphones
  • Cross-platform connectivity
  • USB port for easy connection to additional USB devices such as mice or keyboards
  • Integrated volume and audio enhancement controls
  • Backlit ‘X’ logo and volume control knob

BlasterX Acoustic Engine

The Sound BlasterX Gaming Series also comes with the BlasterX Acoustic Engine software for PC that allows gamers to customize their audio profile to the game genres that they are playing. It is designed to intelligently decrease distractions and enhance essential audio details in games, giving gamers an added advantage. Gamers can now experience unprecedented levels of audio realism with immersive surround sound and bass boost — hear details you never knew were there! The full, customizable version of the BlasterX Acoustic Engine is available for the Sound BlasterX G5.

Unleashing Sound BlasterX P5: High-performance In-ear Gaming Headsets for Ultra-Realistic Gaming

COLOGNE, Germany – 4 August 2015 – Creative Technology Ltd today announced at gamescom 2015, as part of the Sound BlasterX Gaming Series, the Sound BlasterX P5, a High-performance In-ear Gaming Headset.

As a smaller and lighter headset solution with far superior noise isolation, the Sound BlasterX P5 is built with two custom-tuned, high-sensitivity 7mm FullSpectrum drivers with port tubes for deep clean bass and clear highs, and a high-performance omni-directional inline microphone optimized for vocal capture.

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Unlike other bass heavy in-ear gaming headsets, its well balanced audio signature offers a wide, layered soundstage with rapid response, giving gamers tactical advantage through the distinct ability to perceive cues, depth and location accurately. It is tuned to enhance the listening experience and not to overwhelm, allowing gamers to experience an amazing level of detail while being immersed in the gaming experience for extended hours without listening fatigue. The Sound BlasterX P5 sets the new audiophile in-ear standard for gaming while delivering powerful sound even at low volumes.

  • Titanium coated diaphragm
  • Custom tuned 7mm FullSpectrum drivers
  • High sensitivity, low impedance design
  • High-performance inline microphone with call and playback controls
  • Premium build with advanced noise isolation
  • 3 sizes of soft spiral-ribbed silicone earbuds
  • Carrying case included

 

Sound BlasterX Acoustic Engine Lite

BlasterX Acoustic Engine Lite

The Sound BlasterX P5 also comes with the BlasterX Acoustic Engine Lite software for PC that allows gamers to customize their audio profile to the game genres that they are playing. It is designed to intelligently decrease distractions and enhance essential audio details in games, giving gamers an added advantage.

For instance, ‘First-Person Shooter’ increases spatial reality and perception with virtual surround, ‘Action & Adventure’ enhances realism for a cinematic experience, ‘Real Time Strategy’ boosts clarity and reduces distractions so that gamers stay focused when pitched against time, and ‘Driving’ magnifies details such as tire noises as the car races along – enabling gamers to hear subtle differences while racing.

Sound BlasterX – All New Line Of Superior Professional Gaming Audio Gear

COLOGNE, Germany – 4 August 2015 – Creative Technology Ltd today announced at gamescom 2015 the Sound BlasterX Gaming Series, a new line of gaming audio peripherals designed for today’s generation of discerning gamers.

Gaming content in this day and age encompasses immensely compelling graphics, expansive environments and incredibly detailed audio, akin to a full cinematic experience, delivered on multiple platforms, from mobile, to consoles and PCs. Famous for pioneering gaming audio on PCs and launching the multimedia revolution with the Sound Blaster line of sound cards, Creative continues to innovate and improve the gaming audio experience for today’s gamers. The Sound BlasterX line is committed to upgrading a user from “good enough” audio to the full cinematic experience that discerning gamers of today are looking for, wherever they are playing. The series is comprised of circumaural (over-the-ear) and in-ear headsets, and an external USB sound card with a built-in amplifier to provide gamers with a durable, complete, high-performance, high-definition gaming audio solution that is built to last.

Each product in the Sound BlasterX series is designed to deliver pristine aural performance and maximum comfort while levelling up a gamer’s overall experience by producing sound on par with today’s advanced graphics and game storytelling.

“Think about when you go to the movies – you go for the big screen, sometimes the 3D element, and cinematic sound. Movies wouldn’t be the same without perfectly timed sound effects, and that’s what many of today’s gamers are missing out on with their overall experience – the nuances that will determine win or lose – and they might not even realize it by settling for basic audio solutions. The graphics and storylines of today’s games are the best they have ever been and for audio details to match that requires something much more than basic motherboard audio or run-of-the-mill gaming headsets. With Sound BlasterX, we have a renewed focus on building gaming audio products that last and are designed to elevate gaming audio to complement the astounding graphics found in today’s games. We’re taking gaming from a desktop experience, to a cinematic experience. Once you hear the difference a BlasterX product makes in your games, there’s no going back to mediocre basic audio,” said Low Long Chye, General Manager of Audio at Creative.

The Sound BlasterX Gaming Series comprises of:

Sound BlasterX H7 – the ultimate HD 7.1 Surround USB circumaural gaming headset
Sound BlasterX H5 – the professional-grade analog circumaural gaming headset
Sound BlasterX P5 – a miniature yet powerful high-performance in-ear gaming headset
Sound BlasterX G5 – a 7.1 HD audio external sound card with built-in headphone amplifier
With this line of peripherals, Sound BlasterX offers a range of high-performance cross-platform gaming audio solutions for gamers – whether on PCs, mobile devices or consoles.

“As gamers, we’re extremely excited about the all new the Sound BlasterX Pro-Gaming Series,” said Jason Bass, COO of compLexity Gaming. “When we tested the products, we were amazed by the performance, build quality, how comfortable they were, and most of all, their signature sound. In fact, the team felt that the headsets resembled studio monitors. The headsets delivered amazingly accurate audio and were so comfortable that we felt as if we were wearing nothing at all.”

The gaming headsets are tuned to enhance the listening experience and not to overwhelm. The entire Sound BlasterX range allows gamers to experience an amazing level of detail while being immersed in the gaming experience for extended hours without listening fatigue. The Sound BlasterX series of products offer a best in class audio solution for gamers with different usage preferences. Audio quality and clarity, comfort and durability are important no matter what level gamers are gaming at and the Sound BlasterX series cater to both the pro and casual gamers.

The Sound BlasterX Gaming Series also comes with the BlasterX Acoustic Engine software for PC that allows gamers to customize their audio profile to the game genres that they are playing. It is designed to intelligently decrease distractions and enhance essential audio details in games, giving gamers an added advantage.

The recently launched Sound Blaster X7 with its companion E-MU XM7 professional speakers, offers an ultra high-end gaming audio solution that completes the Sound BlasterX Gaming Series. This biggest, baddest, boldest Sound Blaster delivers an astounding 24-bit/192kHz high resolution audiophile experience for the ultimate gamer.

Sound BlasterX H7 : Professional HD 7.1 Surround Sound USB Gaming Headset For The Discerning Gamer

COLOGNE, Germany – 4 August 2015 – Creative Technology Ltd today announced at gamescom 2015, as part of the Sound BlasterX Gaming Series, the Sound BlasterX H7, a premium ultra high-performance high definition 7.1 Surround USB Gaming Headset.

Made for the discerning gamer, the flagship product in the new Sound BlasterX line, the Sound BlasterX H7, combines comfort and durability with the best audio performance available. The headset supports USB connectivity for high definition lossless digital audio which includes 7.1 surround sound for immersive gaming.

Every detail of the product design was scrutinized based on feedback from pro-gamers as well as features that are in demand in the market. Two of the most important features for a gaming headset are durability and comfort. At its core, the Sound BlasterX H7 features a simplified design: less parts means less weight, and the highly flexible, single-piece reinforced steel band bends all the way around the head for a precise, comfortable fit. The earcups are lined with plush, replaceable protein leather/memory foam cushions to ensure lasting comfort and a perfect seal against unwanted ambient noise, and are connected to the headband with lightweight flexible aluminium brackets.

In addition to listening to gamers around the importance of comfort, we have also taken design cues of the highest end headphones and positioned the large 50mm FullSpectrum drivers in the earcups at an angle to create a mini-acoustic chamber over the ear, delivering high definition 24-bit/96kHz digital audio and best-in-class 7.1 surround sound. The Sound BlasterX H7 allows gamers to experience an amazing level of detail while being immersed in the gaming experience for extended hours without listening fatigue.

No gaming headset is complete without the ability to communicate. The Sound BlasterX H7 comes with a high-quality, detachable, noise cancelling microphone for crystal clear in-game communication. The headset also features a replaceable tangle-free nylon braided USB/analog OFC (oxygen-free copper) cable, offering dual connectivity options. This means you can connect across platforms, such as to PC/Mac via USB cable or to mobile devices or consoles via analog cable.

Features of the Sound BlasterX H7:

  • USB connectivity for 7.1 surround sound and high definition lossless digital audio
  • Alternate analog connectivity
  • Flexible reinforced steel headband
  • Light durable aluminium earcup bracket
  • Lightweight, ergonomic design
  • 50mm FullSpectrum drivers
  • Detachable noise cancelling microphone
  • Replaceable tangle-free nylon braided USB/analog OFC (oxygen-free copper) cable
  • Inline remote with volume, mic and playback controls
  • Replaceable protein leather/memory foam ear cushions
  • Backlit ‘X’ logo with customizable pulsating effect on earcups

 

Professional Analog Gaming Headset

Also available is the Sound BlasterX H5, the professional analog headset variant of the Sound BlasterX H7. The headset retains the DNA of the flagship Sound BlasterX H7, but without USB connectivity and backlit earcups. Made with the same premium materials and drivers, each part of the headset is made with a difference that users will be able to feel, hear and experience.

  • Flexible reinforced steel headband
  • Light durable aluminium earcup bracket
  • Lightweight, ergonomic design
  • 50mm FullSpectrum drivers
  • Detachable noise cancelling microphone
  • Replaceable tangle-free nylon braided OFC (oxygen-free copper) cable
  • Inline remote with volume, mic and playback controls
  • Replaceable protein leather/memory foam ear cushions
  • Splitter cable extension included for connectivity to sound cards

 

BlasterX Acoustic Engine and BlasterX Acoustic Engine Lite

The Sound BlasterX Gaming Series comes with the BlasterX Acoustic Engine software for PC. It is designed to intelligently decrease distractions and enhance essential audio details in games, giving gamers an added advantage. The full, customizable version of the BlasterX Acoustic Engine is available for the Sound BlasterX H7.

The BlasterX Acoustic Engine Lite version is available for the Sound BlasterX H5 and other analog headsets in the Sound BlasterX series, and it comes with four pre-set profiles allowing gamers to customize their audio profile to the game genres that they are playing. For instance, ‘First-Person Shooter’ increases spatial reality and perception with virtual surround, ‘Action & Adventure’ enhances realism for a cinematic experience, ‘Real Time Strategy’ boosts clarity and reduces distractions so that gamers stay focused when pitched against time, and ‘Driving’ magnifies details such as tire noises as the car races along–enabling gamers to hear subtle differences while racing.

BlasterX Performance

Sensitive FullSpectrum™ Audio Drivers

FullSpectrum

Sound is the ultimate weapon you need to have. Every detail matters in your gameplay – even it’s down to the subtlest of audio cues such as your enemies’ unseen footsteps, rustling foliage and more.

FullSpectrum drivers are defined by their ability to deliver sonic accuracy and clarity. At a minimum, only those capable of reproducing all sounds in the human hearing range (20Hz – 20 kHz) with clarity are utilized– so you won’t miss out on any audio cue.

This results in better positional audio, allowing you to experience greater awareness of potential dangers lurking in your vicinity. Thanks to the FullSpectrum Drivers, they feed you with audio cues that improve your overall awareness in-game.

*FullSpectrum Drivers are utilised across all BlasterX headsets. 

Noise-cancelling Microphone

Noise-cancelling Microphone

If you’re in a team gameplay, you need to communicate effectively. An omni-directional microphone improves the quality of the communication among your team players. Set up your game for the maximum competitive advantage by keeping your team players together with the right audio commands – clear and accurate to win your battle!

Ported and Closed Headphone Design

 

Closed Port

The Sound BlasterX H7 and H5 headsets are built with this design language in mind: a ported and closed headphone design that isolates you from the outside world. Like your bass deep, tight and punchy? With strategically ports located within the headset, the driver is able to reproduce deeper bass from a smaller enclosure, like no other.

In other words, our headsets are capable of replicating the full gaming experience, from the low rumbling bass to gun explosions without compromising on the audio fidelity.

*The ported and closed headphone design is found exclusively in the Sound BlasterX H7 and H5 models.

BlasterX Durability

Steel Headband and Aluminum Architecture

We selected ultra-light materials yet they can withstand the tough requirements of a gaming world so you can game for hours. The lightweight steel headband is ready for anything.

Steel Headband & Aluminum Architecture

For a personality that’s built to last, the sturdy steel architecture of the headband lets you flex and twist any way you like without breaking. Aluminum alloy is also used on each side of the ear cups to improve the overall robustness and rigidity.

*The steel headband and aluminum architecture are found exclusively in the Sound BlasterX H7 & H5 models.

Braided Audio Cable

Braided Cables

As a finishing touch to any premium headset, the audio cables are wrapped in nylon braided sleeves to protect against potential cables snags, lesser tangling and resists cable abrasion over time.

*Braided audio cables are utilised across all BlasterX headsets. 

 

BlasterX Design

Iterations of design for the best fit

BlasterX Design

We want to create a headset for the gamer who utilizes their tools for extended hours. Every detail of the design is carefully considered, to make the headset your preferred choice. The design philosophy prides on the ergonomics and overall comfort of the headset, so you can focus on your game in comfort – so good, you forget you’re wearing them.

Memory Foam Ear Pads

BlasterX Earcup Design

Different strokes for different folks. The ear pads are made from memory foam that contours to the shape of your head for better fit and better noise isolation over time.  They guarantee better seals for your ear as compared to traditional foam pads because they mold better to your head. Plus, the oval design sits atop the whole ear as compared to circular headphone design.

Protein leather, used in all our over-ear gaming headsets, has excellent elasticity to realize a level of comfort demanded by pro-gamers. It is also very durable that can withstand scratches and also require low maintenance.

 

 

Tilt Driver Implementation

Tilt Driver Design

These ergonomically designed headsets employ a tilt driver implementation that shapes the contours of your ears for a comfortable fit. Most importantly, there’s greater comfort, with more room for your ears.

*The tilt driver implementation can be found exclusively in the Sound BlasterX H7 and H5 models.

Matteo & “White99” – the Community Showcase #1

In Sound Blaster’s Community Showcase, we pay tribute to artistes’ passion and energy that shine through their works.

We had a chat with Matteo Schürmann, an emerging designer who has an eye for details that left us speechless with his “White99” case mod. Read on for more…

What got you started with PC modding?

I love PCs since I got my first one about 11 years ago. It’s always a great feeling to get new hardware, unbox it and put it into the system.

My first case mod was about 2 years ago when I bought a whole custom water cooling for my CPU. Well this wasn’t really a case mod, I only drilled some holes but it was something I never did before with my computer. A year later I wanted to change something and with the release of Nvidia’s new GPU lineup I got a new graphics card and integrated it into my loop. With the help of a friend I made a PSU cover and a reservoir holder and after a long day of work the inside of the case looked much better than before.

What was the motivation and inspiration for this project from?

I wanted to upgrade my system this year, the i5-2500k I had was great, but I needed more cores. About 6 months ago I got the attention of EK Water Blocks and they offered to support me. At first I wanted to do a black-yellow build using an MSI motherboard but I ended up buying one from ASUS. At this point in time I saw some great mods from Richard Keirsgieter who inspired me a lot.

Now I finished my first own project and there will be many more in the future.

Are there any specific details on the rig that you really want to point out?

This mod has many details I could point out. I already did a little tutorial about my light panels – the sLights – which you can find on my facebook page. But there’s one thing everyone can do very easily, modding the Soundblaster Z. I wanted to keep this card but the red cover just didn’t fit the rest of the build so I needed to change this.

Sound Blaster Z

I unscrewed the cover, pushed the little acrylic circle out and cleaned the cover with alcohol. After that I used primer and some white paint we still had at home. Now I only had to wait a few hours and assemble the card again.

The attention to detail for this mod is sublime; can you tell us your tricks to achieving those?

Thank you. Most important to me is that everything is well planned before I start working on it. A good example are the sLights I already mentioned. At first I measured the whole case and made some sketches. Next step was to create 3D models with a CAD program.

Sound Blaster Z mod

I know not many people are able to use them but even with good hand drawings and some help of other people you’ll get great results. The final step was to find someone with a CNC which isn’t really a problem, just look for a local firm or people who offer case modding, you find many of them on facebook.

Always have in mind what it should look like when it’s finished. Sometimes I disassemble the whole build just to take a detailed look at something. Take your time to make everything as perfect as possible.

For more pictures of this wonderful set-up, check out 50mm case mods at facebook.com/50millimeter.

Love to showcase your designs on www.soundblaster.com? Simply drop us an email.

Creative Releases Sound Blaster FRee

SINGAPORE – 9 June 2015 – Creative Technology Ltd today announced the Sound Blaster® FRee, its latest multifunction portable Bluetooth speaker with two custom-tuned Neodymium drivers and twin passive radiators that deliver massive full-range audio with powerful bass. Featuring dual-orientation playback, the Sound Blaster FRee can be placed either horizontally for wide stereo imaging or vertically for 360-degree sound. This powerful yet lightweight speaker boasts a compact cylindrical form factor small enough to fit comfortably in the user’s hand and carried in a bag, giving users the freedom to play music out loud everywhere they go. Everyone can experience awesome music now at home, at work, at play, and even by the pool – the Sound Blaster FRee is splash-proof.

The Sound Blaster FRee has extensive connectivity options. This includes wireless Bluetooth for smartphones or tablets, USB for PCs or Macs, as well as Aux-in for analog sources. It even comes with a built-in MP3 player for standalone playback from a microSD card up to 32 GB. Users can customise different microSD cards with music for different moments and easily swap them. Users can also arrange all their music into different folders on a microSD card and easily skip a folder with one touch. The Sound Blaster FRee also doubles up as a hands-free Bluetooth speakerphone when paired with a smartphone, allowing users to enjoy music and movies while effortlessly taking calls in between.

“In today’s world, it is the norm for everyone to experience all their music from their smart devices and to share moments with family and friends everywhere they go. The Sound Blaster FRee has been designed to fit perfectly into that lifestyle,” said Low Long Chye, General Manager of Sound Blaster Audio at Creative. “We’ve taken great pains to include everything you would want in a portable speaker – to enjoy music anywhere, to share music, to take calls and more – and we’re offering it at an amazing price. It’s powerful, lightweight, portable, versatile, has up to 10 hours of battery life, and even splash-resistant. So if you’re looking for an amazing speaker companion to take with you through all occasions, look no further – Sound Blaster FRee is made for every moment.”

Creative Sound Blaster FRee – Compact Yet Feature-Packed

Designed to let users blast their favourite tunes however they like it, wherever they are, the Sound Blaster FRee is loaded with a whole list of features:

  • IPX4 splash resistance keeps the Sound Blaster FRee protected and the user’s music going at poolside parties, while biking, or even while singing in the shower.
  • Lightweight yet powerful speaker at about 0.4 kg makes the Sound Blaster FRee highly portable.
  • Wide stereo in horizontal position gives the user a well-balanced sound with a full range of details.
  • 360-degree sound in vertical position lets the user blast amazing audio in every direction. Have a party without taking up space.
  • LOUD mode instantly boosts volume and spaciousness of the user’s audio with just a push of a button, filling the environment with massive vibrant music.
  • Powerful bass pumped through dual passive radiators produce dynamic booms for that extra punch.
  • Integrated MP3 player with playback controls on the Sound Blaster FRee lets the user conveniently play up to 10,000 MP3 songs on a single 32 GB microSD card without having to commit the user’s phone or connect to any music source. Simply swap microSD cards containing the custom playlist of music for different occasions. Store music in different folders on a microSD card and easily skip a folder with one touch.
  • Hands-free speakerphone with HD Voice provides clear phone conversations for personal or business calls when paired to the user’s phone via Bluetooth. Switch effortlessly between calls and music – the user’s music automatically fades out when there’s a call and then continues when the call ends.
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology with SBC and FastStream codecs support frees the user from restricting cables yet delivers awesome high quality stereo music wirelessly.
  • USB connectivity for lossless high-fidelity digital audio streaming from PC or Mac and intelligent Sound Blaster audio processing via the SBX Pro Studio™ suite of technologies.
  • SBX Pro Studio audio enhancement when connected to PC or Mac via USB allows selection of audio profiles, plus, full audio customisation to suit the user’s personal listening preferences.
  • Up to 10 hours* playtime promises extended fun on the go. The rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery can be quickly charged via USB.
  • Available in stylish black or bold white colour.

FullSpectrum™ Audio Drivers – Insights

If you use headphones while gaming, your headphones take care of the audio portion of entertainment for an overall enjoyment.

You could be role playing as a First-Person Shooter (FPS) in a multi-player environment, or an infrastructure of a civilization. The last thing you want is to lose your sense of hearing to important cues in the game, such as low rumblings of a tank engine, and place yourself at a disadvantage!
FullSpectrum Audio Drivers

Sound Blaster gaming headsets employ FullSpectrum™ Audio drivers, a combination of technology coupled with quality audio drivers to deliver an assured, realistic experience – the way you are supposed to hear in the game and how the designers intended for it to sound.

Neodymium Audio Drivers

FullSpectrum™ headsets utilize Neodymium audio drivers are typically smaller and lighter than normal iron-ferrite drivers at the same flux density.

Therefore, the headset is light and this is very important for extended gaming sessions.  With the reduction in size, it expands the size of the acoustic chamber, thus better optimized. Also, they are generally more sensitive and powerful, which translates into loudness and lower distortion. For wireless gaming headsets such as the Sound Blaster EVO ZxR, they also translate into longer battery life.

Having quality components are just part of the whole package. The typical human hearing ranges from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. That means the headset should be able to reproduce the full range of sounds and audio cues as well. You wouldn’t use a headset that cannot replicate grenade explosions, would you?

Tactic Profile Control Panel
To achieve that, adequate audio tuning for such headsets is very important lest you want to have muddy bass or distorting highs without clarity. A general baseline is set to let users personalize the audio, via our TacticProfiles  that are already tuned specifically for different genres, or customize it via the Graphical Equalizer and SBX suite of effects processing. Now, you can create the sound you like to hear, with pristine audio clarity for an all-encompassing audio experience.

Creative Unveils Sound Blaster® X7 Limited Edition

SINGAPORE – 6 January 2015 – Creative Technology Ltd today unveiled a limited edition of its latest Sound Blaster® X7 at CES 2015. Recently named a double 2015 CES Innovations Awards Honoree in both the ‘Home Audio/Video Components and Accessories’ and ‘Computer Hardware and Components’ categories, the feature-packed Sound Blaster X7 which is an ultra high-resolution external USB DAC and powerful audio amplifier now comes in an exclusive pearl white color, includes a 144W power adapter that is capable of delivering up to 100W output to passive speakers, and has a very low headphone amplifier output impedance of 1 ohm to effortlessly drive even the more sensitive in-ear monitors (IEMs) on the market.

The Sound Blaster X7, showcasing at the 2015 International CES, is designed to connect with a range of gaming and entertainment systems as an ultra high-end external Sound Blaster audio solution with an impressive 24-bit/192kHz high-resolution 127dB digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and a powerful 100W audio amplifier. It provides a superior, pure and lossless listening experience for games, music and movies – meeting the most discerning demands of audiophile listeners and enthusiast gamers alike.

Superior Ultra HD (High-Resolution) Listening Experience

The 144W (24V 6A) power adapter bundled with this limited edition Sound Blaster X7 is capable of harnessing the full potential of the built-in Texas Instruments TPA3116D2 Class-D amplifier inside to efficiently deliver up to 100W (2 x 50W RMS @ 4Ω) to passive bookshelf and tower speakers – giving users a more superior high-resolution audio listening experience. Coupled with Sound Blaster’s proprietary multi-core DSP, the SB-Axx1, and other high-end audiophile-grade components, such as the Burr-Brown PCM1794 127dB DAC, Nichicon “Fine Gold” capacitors, and the Texas Instruments TPA6120A2 headphone amplifier that can support up to 600Ω headphones, this Sound Blaster X7 will greatly enhance audio quality, delivering a powerful mind-blowing immersive gaming or movie audio experience as well as perfectly reproducing the full range of sounds from music recordings with high-fidelity and pristine detail.

Linear Frequency Response for Low-Impedance In-Ear Monitors (IEMs)

Using one of the lowest-rated impedance IEM in the market with the limited edition Sound Blaster X7 at 1 ohm headphone amplifier output impedance, the Shure SE846 IEM which has a rating of 9 ohms at 1 kHz is able to achieve one of the most linear frequency responses ever. With a small overall variance between +0.5 dB and -1.0 dB, the Sound Blaster X7 is able to reproduce audio almost faithfully. Compared to a typical headphone amplifier using the standard reference design of the Texas Instruments TPA6120A2 headphone amplifier chip at 10 ohms output impedance, one can see from the graph that the frequency response is non-linear with a significant variance between +2.25 dB and -3.8 dB. The frequency response fluctuation shows an increase in low frequencies and loss in mids at 5 kHz which results in coloration of sound when used with low-impedance IEMs like the Shure SE846.

“The Sound Blaster X7 is the most technologically advanced Sound Blaster we have ever created. We combined our decades of expertise in audio with the finest of the finest audiophile-grade components to deliver the most powerful high-resolution audio experience for games, music and movies. The original black edition of the Sound Blaster X7 comes with a headphone amplifier output impedance of 2.2 ohms which is good enough for most IEMs in the market. Now, our engineers have pushed the boundaries further by specially engineering the headphone amplifier circuit with an even lower output impedance of 1 ohm,” says Low Long Chye, General Manager of Sound Blaster. “The limited edition Sound Blaster X7 can accommodate both extreme ends of headphones in the market – from the most demanding high-impedance studio headphones to the most sensitive low-impedance in-ear monitors – with minimal distortion to audio content caused by variance in frequency response.”

It’s going to be a Sound Blaster showdown at CANJAM 2015

CANJAM 2015, SoCal’s premier audio show, returns to the shores of California with an incredible two-day affair! It’s going to be a showdown with our latest Sound Blaster amplifiers gracing the event.

For deep, intense audio, there are our biggest, baddest, and boldest Sound Blaster X7 and Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition with its 1 ohm impedance output. Our portable Sound Blaster E1 is built for life on the go – small but mighty!

What are you waiting for? Mark your calendars, so you can pair your favourite headphones with our amplifiers and have a blast! It’s all happening at The Westin South Coast Plaza, from March 28 to March 29, 2015!

Creative Introduces the E-MU® XM7 High Performance Passive Bookshelf Speakers

SINGAPORE – 17 March 2015 – Creative Technology Ltd today announced the E-MU® XM7, a pair of high performance passive bookshelf speakers specially created as a companion for its latest award-winning audio amplifier and USB DAC, the Sound Blaster® X7.

Designed from the ground up with the same speaker architecture as professional studio monitors and inspired by E-MU’s legendary acoustic craftsmanship, the E-MU XM7 features premium custom-designed drivers with a special tapered cabinet design and quality wooden finish.

Leveraging on E-MU’s expertise in speakers and monitor design, these passive bookshelf speakers boast a high dynamic range and stunning soundstage to complement the most advanced Sound Blaster to date, giving users a cinematic audio experience for movies, games, and a live concert experience for music.

Key Sonic Performance of E-MU XM7:

  • Custom-designed 5 inch woofer with oversized magnetic structure and shielding creates a tight bass response
  • Specially doped 1 inch high-efficiency silk dome tweeter delivers soothing, clear and detailed highs
  • Quality wooden enclosure minimises acoustic resonance
  • Curved baffle design to reduce front baffle diffraction
  • Gold-plated binding posts assure a solid connection to the Sound Blaster X7’s amplifier outputs via bare wires or banana plugs
  • 2.5 meters of high-quality oxygen-free copper speaker cables included

Furthermore, when paired with the Sound Blaster X7, users have the option to customise the speaker modes to suit their listening preference:

  • Energetic – Suitable for movies and games (default)
  • Neutral – Suitable for reference and monitoring use (monitoring / flat)
  • Warm – Recommended for pure audiophile music enjoyment (easy listening / rich bass)

Follow Sound Blaster right into the Indie Megabooth, at Gamescom 2014!

That’s right, they have crossed the oceans to present the latest and greatest the Indie developers have to offer!

What’s more, experience the newest gaming headset, the Creative SB Inferno at any booth and hear how awesome audio is like!

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If Minecraft smashed straight into World of Tanks you’d get Robocraft. BUILD, DRIVE & FIGHT in this Free-To-Play MMO Robot vehicle shooter. Build a robot battle vehicle, add wheels, jets, guns, wings and take it into intense online team battles.

There’s no reason why Robocraft can’t be as big as Lego, there are really no limits to where the game can go.

Follow Elspeth at PAX EAST, on the hunt for the hottest Indie Games!

It’s the time of the year again; follow us as our reporter brings the latest and greatest from the Indie Megabooth, right from the heart of PAX East 2014!

Catch a sneak peak at some awesome indie games you can enjoy which works best with Sound Blaster audio gear!


Indie Game #1 – CRYPT

CRYPT of the NECRODANCER
Listed as one of the top 5 most anticipated Indie Games of 2014 by SourceFedNerd, Crypt of the NecroDancer is a hardcore rhythm-based roguelike game.

Can you survive this deadly dungeon of dance, slay the NecroDancer, and recapture your still beating heart? Or will you be a slave to the rhythm for all eternity? Players must move on the beat to navigate procedurally generated dungeons while battling dancing skeletons, zombies, dragons, and more! Groove with the game’s epic dance soundtrack, or select songs from your own MP3 collection!


Indie Game #2 – Strike Vector

Strike Vector

Strike Vector is an intense, multiplayer third / first person air combat game with a distinct old school feel, reminiscent to games such as Crimson Skies, Quake 3 and Unreal Tournament, Strike Vector will let you test your reflexes and skills against your friends.

Prepare for a massive adrenaline rush when you’ll be flying across 8 gigantic and unique industrial sci-fi arenas where a crash is waiting for you at any moment.


Indie Game #3 – FRACT

FRACT
As you start to make sense of this strange new environment, you work to rebuild its machinery by solving puzzles and bring the world back to life by shaping sound and creating music within the game.

FRACT features a beautiful open world to explore and decipher with music-based puzzles, stunning visuals, and an amazing score that evolves as you play. As you progress through the game, you unlock tools to make your own music in the FRACT studio, where you can also export and share your creations with others.


Indie Game #4 – Sentris

Sentris

If you love solving puzzles and love music, Sentris is a game you need to get your hands on.

At its core, Sentris is a game about making music. Its puzzle mechanics are built around song structure and music theory. As an experience, it’s designed to bring out the inner musician in everybody.

Sound Blaster goes MEGA at the PAX PRIME 2013 Indie MEGABOOTH

PAX Prime is one of the largest gaming festivals in North America. This year will bring over 70,000 people from around the world together in downtown Seattle to participate in panels, shows, and parties that celebrate gaming culture. Stretching from August 30th to September 2nd the four day convention includes everyone from console manufacturers to AAA game developers, and even table-top enthusiasts.

Indie Megabooth

INDIE MEGABOOTH

Indie MEGABOOTH is a collection of independent game developers who have teamed up to bring indie games to the main floor of large conventions. With 5,400 square feet of booth space this year’s MEGABOOTH is the largest space at PAX Prime, and will showcase 88 developers and 80+ games. A wide range of genres and platforms will be demoed: from RTS to rhythm, and from mobile to Playstation4.

SOUND BLASTER @ PAX PRIME 2013

Sound Blaster is going MEGA this year at PAX by sponsoring the the Indie MEGABOOTH. We have stocked the space with Sound Blaster hardware and technology to bring professional audio to indie developers. Stop by any booth in the MEGABOOTH to demo some of the convention’s most impressive games on our hardware.

WHERE? EVERYWHERE

FIND Sound Blaster at every booth in the Indie MEGABOOTH this year at PAX PRIME 2013.Indie locations

 

Sound Blaster comes to PAX EAST 2013

People from all around the world are descending on one of the biggest gaming expos in North America to experience the latest in games and gaming gear— and Sound Blaster will be right in the middle of it.

Stop by the Creative booth to check out our newest gear such as the Sound Blaster ZxR sound cards and the Sound Blaster Rage gaming headsets.

Not only will Booth #248 feature Sound Blaster demos and giveaways– HONcast will be shoutcasting HoN Tour Finals right from the show floor! Your hosts BreakyCPK and Emperor will breakdown the big plays leading up to the Cycle 8 Grand Finals on Sunday, March 24.

From epic game demos to exciting raffles and awesome prizes, this year’s PAX East will be one of the biggest ever.

Interested to purchase the latest Sound Blaster products ? Head over to the Creative Online Store!

HoN Tour Streams from PAX

Sound Blaster and Heroes of Newerth will be broadcasting HoN Tour Cycle 8 matches live from Booth #248. Your hosts BreakyCPK and Emperor will breakdown the big plays leading up to the Cycle 8 Grand Finals on Sunday, March 24.

    March 22nd – Honcast Podcast

  • Tune in at 2:30 p.m. EST for a candid discussion of the HoN eSports scene with some of your favorite Honcast personalities: BreakyCPK, Emporer, Beef, Milkfat, and AceJR
    March 23rd – HoN Tour Cycle 8

  • 10 a.m. EST – Cycle 8 Losers Bracket Round 4
  • 1 p.m. EST – Cycle 8 Winners Bracket Finals
    March 24th – HoN Tour Cycle 8 Finals

  • 10 a.m. EST – Cycle 8 Losers Bracket Finals
  • 1 p.m. EST – Cycle 8 Grand Finals