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Sound blaster finally keeping up with the jonases with RGB. Its so colorful you can clearly hear the RGB through your cans with this new soundcard tongue.gif

http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/creative-releases-blasterx-ae-5-gaming-soundcard.html

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3200173/peripherals/hands-on-creative-labs-sound-blasterx-ae-5-ups-the-audio-for-gamers.html


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PRO MLG 1337 Gaming biggrin.gif
Also, a sound card? People still use them?
Edited by The Robot - 6/12/17 at 10:32pm
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PRO MLG 1337 Gaming biggrin.gif
Also, a sound card? People still use them?

This card along with the glorious RGB will boost your FPS up to 50% tongue.gif

Hell yea man. I'm still rocking a 7 year old Sound blaster STX biggrin.gif
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Does it do Digital Out to a multichannel preamp, and can you turn off the LEDs?

/clearly not the target audience for this
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Interesting, they are taking audio cues from competitive FPS games and re-imaging enemy placement in a companion app for you smart device... so you can see them based on their audio data... kind of dirty if you ask me.
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Interesting, they are taking audio cues from competitive FPS games and re-imaging enemy placement in a companion app for you smart device... so you can see them based on their audio data... kind of dirty if you ask me.

Yea, its actually kind of dirty. But if people are doing it and you are getting owned cause of it, wouldn't you do it? tongue.gif kill or be killed...
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^why would you buy an expensive sound card for a digital out? Digital out is basically bypassing the sound card itself.

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Awesome molex connector.
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^why would you buy an expensive sound card for a digital out? Digital out is basically bypassing the sound card itself.

My thoughts exactly. Maybe he wants to out the sound to a surround set up. who knows.
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post #10 of 187
Come on now guys...this is a Sabre DAC based card which sonic wise could put it above a LOT of devices out there. My LG V10 uses a Sabre 9018 DAC and surpasses, honestly, any of my stand alone DAP's.

So yeah, I'm sure it'll have good circuitry and quality components so this just might be the sound card to get.

If you need a sound card...otherwise get a USB DAC or something.
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