Creative Sound Blaster E3 Amplifier Driver


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Creative Sound Blaster E3 Amplifier Driver

I am sure when most users hear Creative Sound Blaster it is synonymous with computer audio perfection, many of the top gaming. A stand-alone headphone amplifier and DAC on the other hand, is designed and built SOUND BLASTER E5; SOUND BLASTER E3; SOUND BLASTER E1 Creative has managed to pack just about everything you want for an basic. Find great deals for Creative Sound Blaster E3 USB Audio Interface DAC Headphone Amplifier. Shop with confidence on eBay!


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Creative Sound Blaster E3 Amplifier Driver

Using the line output the E5 produced a flat frequency response, down by 0. And after accounting for a 0.

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Initially the noise performance was so-so: But then I repeated the Creative Sound Blaster E3 Amplifier with the computer disconnected from power, running on its own battery, and the noise levels dropped considerably to give a result of —98dBA. With bit sound the noise level fell further to —dBA. Of course, this was with the computer running on battery. The frequency response at 96kHz sampling was extended at the top end, to be down by less than 0.

The DAC supports kHz signals, but the wheels seemed to fall off a little. It took up a narrow wobble above 2kHz, down by nearly 0.

I defy anyone to notice in blind tests but these kinds of things make me Creative Sound Blaster E3 Amplifier that something has gone wrong with my measurements. It exhibited the expected smooth roll-off to —3dB at greater than 62kHz. Then I re-measured the E5 with identical results to the earlier measurements. But what about the headphone output? The frequency response graph precisely aligned with that for the line level output.

Noise was, A-weighted, four decibels higher than for the line level.

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The measured level at — At maximum setting, the line-level output was 2. More using the high gain setting.

Treble - Sweet with fantastic extension yet never fatiguing! The micro-details are easily discernible, yet there is absolutely zero accentuation of the sibilance. Vocals are given subtle breath, brass has vigorous bite, bells ring with sparkle and shine while cymbals crash and splash in an explosion of crisp sound.

Creative Sound Blaster E3 USB Audio Interface DAC Headphone Amplifier

Instrument separation is great with nothing sounding congested; Individual notes and vocals came across with great clarity and detail. Overall, the soundstage is more focused rather than expansive.

One thing to note: When using the E3 in Bluetooth mode vs USB or line-in, the soundstage does diminish slightly making the music sound a touch warm. Depending on your headphones, you may not even notice.

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Transients - One word; Impressive! The MAX amplifier does not Creative Sound Blaster E3 Amplifier capacitor filters, yet the chip is able to handle the most dynamic of passages with ease, free of any distortion. Whether a percussion heavy track, an action scene from a Hollywood Blockbuster, or an intense match in Call of Duty, the sound is fast, powerful, and dynamic, never struggling or sounding dull! Transparency - As clear and clean as a freshly washed pane of glass.

Vocals and instruments alike are rendered with great precision and well textured with no hint of grain. While the E3 is only a USB 1.

Creative Sound Blaster E3 Amplifier Driver

Bluetooth - Performance is perfect! Match it with say an aptX compatible mobile phone you are talking above average quality and something I can happily listen Creative Sound Blaster E3 Amplifier on the go. What sets E1 apart is really its unique set of features.

Creative has managed to pack just about everything you want for an basic external PC soundcard for headphone into a really small body, while making it double as a standalone amp and still keeping it cheap yet competent. So even if you chuck your phone into your bag, you can control the music playback, as well as the volume, remotely via the Sound Blaster E3.

Creative Sound Blaster E3 Amplifier Driver

When a phone call comes in, a simple press of a button on the Sound Blaster E3 allows you to answer the call.

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