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  • Creative Sound BlasterX G6 7.1 External Gaming Audio DAC Review
  • Creative Sound BlasterX G6 7.1 External Gaming Audio DAC Review



    Over the years there has been a major decline in discrete sound card solutions.  Many of the big names are still available but given the prevalence of some really great onboard audio solutions we often forget that specialized sound cards are still a good investment both in audio quality and gaming performance.  The Creative Sound BlasterX G6 External Gaming DAC is an excellent example of a specialized sound solution. 

    One of the great things about the Sound BlasterX G6 is that it can be used on any device with a line level output including mobile devices and console games.  The processed audio can then be passed through the onboard audio amplifier and sent external amplifier, headphones or speakers.  During this transition you can choose from a variety of SBX audio profiles to further enhance your game audio.  Or if you are a bit-rate snob and really want the best of the best to be played on the best you can bypass the software completely and use the maximum 32-bit 384kHz bitrate that the G6 supports. 

    Overall I am rather impressed with the Sound BlasterX G6.  Initially it didn’t strike me as any different from the previous BlasterX G5.  I regularly use an external sound card when attending LAN Parties and given that I’m wearing headphones at these events having the external headphone DAC is a great way to get great 7.1 audio for my Creative BlasterX H5 gaming headset. 

    At the latest LAN Party I spent a day on the G5 and later switched to the G6 the next day and haven’t looked back since.

    Good Things

    Portable Audio Solution
    Works On More Than The PC
    Support For High-End Headphones
    Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound
    Virtual 5.1 Surround Sound
    Bass Boost
    SBX Sound Profile
    Dynamic Volume Light
    RGB LED Onboard

    Bad Things

    USB cable is not braided
    Poor Rightmark Freq and IMD scores
    Not using USB Type C?

    Hardware Asylum Rating
    Creative Sound BlasterX G6 7.1 External Gaming Audio DAC Review

    Furious 5/5