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Creative Technology Sound Blaster E5 (e5)

High Resolution USB DAC & Portable Headphone Amp

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Creative Sound Blaster E5: High Resolution USB Amplifier and DAC

The Creative Technology Sound Blaster E5 Headphone Amplifier/DAC Offers an Incredible Listening Experience

The Sound Blaster E5 is a 24-bit/192kHz high-resolution USB DAC and portable headphone amplifier. Built with precision audiophile components, a best-in-class 600 ohm headphone amplifier and aptX technology for Bluetooth, the Sound Blaster E5 is the perfect audio component for music lovers, whether they are on the move or beside their PC/Mac.

High Resolution Playback

Sound Blaster E5 is able to decode audio files ranging from MP3s and CDs (16-bit/44kHz) to high-resolution 24-bit/192kHz files, be it from your PC / Mac or other smart devices.

The Creative Technology Sound Blaster E5 Headphone Amplifier/DAC Offers an Incredible Listening Experience

Digital audio media that is above 16-bit/44.1kHz is classified as High-Resolution Audio. The most significant improvement comes from the increase in bit depth, which better replicates the original analog recording during playback. 24-bit offer 256 times the resolution of 16-bit CD, which means it is possible to hear more details, and with much better clarity.

Powers High-impedance Headphones, with Dual Gain Switch

Sound Blaster E5 is able to decode audio files ranging from MP3s and CDs (16-bit/44kHz) to high-resolution 24-bit/192kHz files, be it from your PC / Mac or other smart devices.

The Creative Technology Sound Blaster E5 Headphone Amplifier/DAC Offers an Incredible Listening Experience

A best-in-class Texas Instrument TI6120A2 headphone amplifier enables you to power any of the headphones available in the market, giving you clarity, details and a total harmonic distortion value plus noise (THD+N) of <0.005%.

The headphone amplifier utilises a current-on-demand design in the headphone output, which enables the amplifier to respond quickly without the risk of output distortion. When a large amount of power is suddenly needed, the amplifier can respond extremely quickly without raising the noise floor and thus degrades the signal-to-noise ratio.

Have a variety of normal and power-demanding headphones in your collection? The dual gain switch also allows you to match your headphones to the correct impedance from the Sound Blaster E5. This gives you flexibility in listening to music at the most optimal playback volume.

7.1 Virtual Surround Support

The Creative Technology Sound Blaster E5 Headphone Amplifier/DAC Offers an Incredible Listening Experience

Sound Blaster E5 supports virtual 7.1 channel audio input signals to deliver realistic gaming effects and audio cues with near-perfect accuracy and positioning via your headphones!

Multiple Input Connectivity Options

The Creative Technology Sound Blaster E5 Headphone Amplifier/DAC Offers an Incredible Listening Experience

Sound Blaster E5 sports a Cirrus Logic CS5361 114 dB, 192kHz stereo Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) that allows audio recordings of the highest fidelity to your device, be it PC, Mac or even smart devices.

In addition, Optical I/O supplements the Line I/O to offer unparalleled connectivity options from and to digital and analog sources, such as today's gaming console, high-definition media player and even modern TVs.



GENERAL FEATURES:

  • High Resolution USB DAC & Portable Headphone Amp
  • Hi-Fi Companion For Your Mobile Devices
  • 7.1 Virtual Surround Support
  • Enhanced Audio Realism with SBX Pro Studio
  • Stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth
  • Powers High-impedance Headphones, with a Dual Gain Switch
  • High-Resolution Audio Playback
  • Compact External USB DAC for PC / MAC
  • Very Low Output Impedance - 2.2 Ohm
  • Dual Orientation Recording with CrystalVoice Technology
  • Dual Headphone Outputs
  • Multiple Input Connectivity Options
  • Jitter-free Audio Playback
  • MFi-certified for Apple iOS
  • Long Battery Life up to 8 hrs.
  • Optimize Your Sound, with SB-AXX1 Multi-core Processor
  • Backed by multi-platform software for iOS & Android
  • Dimensions: 4.3"W x 2.9"D x 0.9"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Audio Processor: SB-Axx1
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR): 120dB (DAC)
  • Connectivity Options (Main): microUSB
  • Line / Mic / Optical In: 1 x 3.5mm jack
  • Headphone Out : 2 x 3.5mm jacks
  • Line / Optical Out : 1 x 3.5mm jack
  • USB Host Streaming: 1 x Type-A USB Port
  • Max Channel Output: Stereo
  • Audio Technologies: SBX Pro Studio, CrystalVoice
  • Microphone Type: Built-in Mic with auto-orientation sensor (Landscape / Portrait modes)

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • Windows:
    • Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent processor (2.8 GHz or faster recommended)
    • Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard
    • Microsoft Windows 10 32/64-bit, 8.1/8.0 32/64-bit, Windows 7 32/64-bit, Windows Vista® 32/64-bit SP1 or higher
    • 1GB RAM
    • > 600 MB of free hard disk space
    • Available USB 2.0/3.0 port (High Speed recommended with driver)
  • Macintosh
    • Macintosh running Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher
    • 1GB RAM
    • >600 MB of free hard disk space
    • Available USB 2.0/3.0 port (High Speed recommended with software)
  • iOS
    • iPhones/iPads running iOS 6.0 or higher for Bluetooth
    • iPhones/iPads running iOS 6.0 or higher for USB Host Audio streaming via Lightning port
  • Android
    • Phones/Tablets running Android 2.3 or higher for Bluetooth
    • Phones/Tablets running Android 4.1 or higher for USB Host Streaming *
    • * Devices firmware must implement AOA2 protocol that support USB Host Streaming

WHAT'S IN THE BOX?

  • Sound Blaster E5
  • Quick Start Leaflet
  • Warranty Leaflet
  • microUSB Cable
  • Desk Stand
  • 2x Elastic Band
  • Mini TOSLINK cable

Headphone Amplifier Specifications

Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)
A Digital-to-Analog converter (also known as a DAC) converts a digital audio signal into an analog signal. This is especially helpful for listen to music from digital sources, such as iPods and smart phones.
Built-in
Output Connection
This is the manner in which the headphone amplifier will output the audio signal.
3.5mm Mini-Jack
Number of Outputs
Some headphone amplifiers have a built-in splitter so multiple pairs of headphones can be connected to it. The number specified here is the number of headphones that can be connected to the amplifier.
2
Output Impedance
This is the output impedance of the headphone amplifier.
2.2 ohms
Power Requirement
This is the required way to give the unit power. Common power sources are 120V AC (Common house plugs), batteries, or a combination of the two. If the headphone amplifier uses batteries, this will list the type of batteries that are required. Please refer to the description to find out how many are required for the unit to be properly powered.
Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery
Width
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
4.3"
Height
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
0.9"
Depth
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
2.9"
Amplifier Style
Some headphone amplifiers are designed to be portable and others are meant to be placed on a desk. This will tell you what style of amplifier this item is.
Portable

DAC Specifications

Power Requirement
This is the required way to give the unit power. Common power sources are 120V AC (Common house plugs), batteries, or a combination of the two. If the headphone amplifier uses batteries, this will list the type of batteries that are required. Please refer to the description to find out how many are required for the unit to be properly powered.
Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery
Output Impedance
This is the amount of impedance that the microphone allows.
2.2 ohms
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
This spec compares the strength of the signal to the level of background noise. A higher value indicates less background noise.
120 dB
Digital Inputs
The type of digital inputs the digital-to-analog converter features.
USB Type-A

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Labor Warranty Duration
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

Sound Blaster E5

UPC

054651185609

Weight

1.10lbs

Internal SKU

e5

Internal Product ID

110497

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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