Creative Technology recently announced the Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 – the external sound card offering an amazing platform to boost up the sound quality and performance. Using the SBX Pro studio, which is Creative’s very own suite of processing technologies, the new sound card augments the audio playback to a great level. The Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 has been introduced as a whole new experience for music with the 600 ohm headphone amplifier which comes along with the sound card. These studio grade monitoring headphones allow users to listen to every beat and every wave of the audio with complete details and thus make the overall experience a truly remarkable one.
The company brings forth a strong incentive for podcasters and Youtube musicians with bringing one of the most attractive features for them; the recording capability of the sound card. Extremely clear waves of audio can be recorded with the help of dual array microphone and this is not where the work of the recording is finished; the Crystal Voice technology by Creative further develops the sound details and makes sure that all the recorded audio gets cleaned up to absolute perfection. Most important of all, the product is extremely user friendly and easy to use. It can be connected to PCs, laptops and Macs with the USB cable. Mentioned below are some of the features of the Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 external sound card:
• Controls and input options which are easily accessible
• Sound Blaster’s own control panel – allowing the users to access the SBX Pro Studio and the Crystal Voice technology by Creative
• Connection to decoder through an optical cable with the help of Dolby Digital Live
• Built in microphone and 600 ohm headphone
The Sound Blaster 5.1, priced at $86, was the external sound card launched by Creative. Along with this, two other internal cards were also introduced namely the Sound Blaster Audigy Rx and the Sound Blaster Audigy Fx. The Audigy Rx is the advanced version of the internal card with 7.1 PCle whereas the Audigy Fx is 5.1. The features common to both of the internal sound cards include the 600 ohm headphones, 106dB SNR and PC software suites which allow users full customization.
The Sound Blaster Audigy Rx is available at a price of $78 and comes with the Sound Blaster’s own control panel. More customized effects can be added to the music and videos through the EAX software. Moreover, the device comes with 600 ohm amplifier and built in microphones for recording any form of audios. The Sound Blaster Audigy fx on the other hand is priced at $46 and includes most of the features of the Audigy Rx but does not support the EAX Studio software.