Creative Technology today announced the release of Sound Blaster GC7, the first premium gaming DAC and Amp in a new product series specially designed to enhance the user experience of avid gamers, aspiring content creators and streamers. Users can take full control of the gameplay easily with intuitive one-handed controls and fully programmable buttons, and enjoy the award-winning Super X-Fi and Sound Blaster technologies, in Creative’s most comprehensive external sound card yet.
Fully Customizable with Quick and Intuitive Controls
The Sound Blaster GC7 is ergonomically designed for ease of use – with intuitive one-handed controls, gamers can make seamless adjustments on the fly easily, and focus on making all the right moves to clinch the crucial win. It also comes with four fully programmable buttons, allowing users to program shortcuts to their liking – for example, launching swift maneuvers during a live stream will be a breeze without having to fuss over the specific controls. This serves as a handy feature for both streamers and content creators, so that they can conveniently execute in-game controls without interrupting their gameplay.
Users can also customize the buttons with their preferred audio profiles for gaming, movies and music right off the bat. Users can also customize the color of the RGB lighting on the control knobs to their liking.
Best of Both Worlds with Sound Blaster Acoustic Engine and Super X-Fi
Fitted with Creative’s award-winning signature Sound Blaster audio processing technologies and Super X-Fi Headphone Holography, the Sound Blaster GC7 does not just bring users to the battlefield in gaming; it also offers them a cutting edge over opponents.
When using speakers, users can enjoy Sound Blaster audio enhancements like Crystalizer and Smart Volume through the Acoustic Engine suite, that has been fine-tuned with more than 30 years of audio processing experience, to deliver the sound signature of a top-of-the-range Sound Blaster. Additionally, Scout Mode brings something different to the table as it focuses on detection through enhanced audio cues that highlight every move just as it happens. Whether it’s the sound of the enemies reloading their gun or the faintest of footsteps, Scout Mode will amplify the cues so users always remain one step ahead of their opponents.
When using headphones, Super X-FI will immerse users with hyper-realistic audio holography that recreates the same expansive soundstage of a multi-speaker system. Moreover, Super X-Fi’s new SXFI BATTLE Mode drives users ahead of the game as it delivers realistic audio cues that not only highlight the direction, but distance as well. Users can then pinpoint the enemies’ exact locations with greater precision, and gain that much-needed competitive edge to clinch the win.
The Sound Blaster GC7 is an audiophile-class DAC that offers lower noise floor, lower distortion, and more distinct individual sound effects. Users can also stream at up to 24-bit / 192 kHz PCM playback and can support up to 7.1 virtual surround on both headphones and speakers along with Dolby Digital decoding for a cinematic audio experience for gaming, as well as movies and music.
Communicate Better, Win Bigger
In-game chats are also made seamless and hassle-free with GameVoice Mix. Users can freely adjust the game audio and chat volume easily with a conveniently-placed scroll wheel, so that they can chat with their team mates comfortably without disrupting the gameplay.
It’s All Connected
The Sound Blaster GC7 is intuitive and simple to set up with compatibility across various platforms – from PC, Mac to PS5, PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Coupled with easy-access controls, excellent audio performance, and cutting-edge features, the Sound Blaster GC7 has all the makings of the perfect gaming audio companion for any avid gamer, aspiring content creator or, streamer.
Pricing and Availability
Sound Blaster GC7 is attractively priced at $219 and is available at Creative.com.