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Creative Labs Soundblaster Audigy SE 4L PCI Sound Card

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The Soundblaster Audigy SE 4L PCI Sound Card from Creative Labs is a PCI expansion card for your computer that is capable of much better sound output than the integrated motherboard sound card that many computers ship with today. The Audigy SE features 24-bit Advanced HD audio, EAX Advanced HD 3.0 sound effects and up to 7.1 channel audio output. These features respectively enhance music, games and movies, making this an excellent computer upgrade for anyone who cares about the quality of their computer's audio system.

Music
The sound card features 24-bit Advanced HD audio, bass boost, smart volume management, audio clean-up and 7.1 CMSS surround sound technology. These features greatly enhance your listening experience when playing CDs or MP3 files on your computer.
Games
The EAX Advanced HD 3.0 sound effects will transport you directly into the game you are playing. Most modern games support positional audio, which means that you can hear an enemy player coming from behind you before you can see him. This sound card will give you the extra edge you need to compete in competitive gaming environments.
Movies
You can enjoy all your favorite movies in 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound when using the Audigy SE. You'll be amazed at the difference that surround sound makes when watching the latest Hollywood DVDs.
Performance Playback: 24-bit Digital-to Analog conversion in 16 or 24-bit with sampling rates of up to 96 kHz to analog 5.1 speakers
Recording: 24-bit Analog-to-Digital conversion in 16 or 24-bit with sampling rates of up to 96 kHz
SPDIF output with up to 24-bit resolution at selectable sampling rates of 44.1, 48 and 96 kHz
Connectors 1x 1/8" (3.5mm) FlexiJack for Line-In, Microphone, Digital Out or Digital In/Out
3x 1/8" (3.5mm) Line-Out (Front, Rear, Center/Sub) 1
Please Note:

Digital In/Out requires optional Creative Digital I/O Module

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System Requirements Computer: Pentium III, Celeron 1 GHz or equivalent AMD processor
Operating System: Windows XP (SP2), XP Professional x64 or 2000 (SP4)
Memory: 128 MB
Hard Drive: 600 MB of free hard disk space
Hardware: Available PCI slot (2.1 compliant); Headphones or amplified speakers; CD-ROM, CD-RW or DVD-ROM drive for installation
Creative Labs Soundblaster Audigy SE 4L PCI Sound Card
  • Quick Start Leaflet
  • Software CD-ROM with Drivers for Windows XP, XP Professional x64 and 2000; Creative Software Suite; User's Guide on CD
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Creative LabsSoundblaster Audigy SE 4L PCI Sound Card
     
    4.8

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (9)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Reliable (8)
    • Good audio quality (6)
    • Quality output (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday (6)
      • Multimedia (6)
      • Gaming (4)
      • Music (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (6), Power user (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Soundblaster Audigy SE 4L opens up sound

      I had been using the integrated sound IO on my computer. I recently began backing up some old audio tapes at 192K, but it didn't sound very spectacular. I compared online specs from...Read complete review

      I had been using the integrated sound IO on my computer. I recently began backing up some old audio tapes at 192K, but it didn't sound very spectacular. I compared online specs from my Intel board sound to the Soundblaster and went to B&H to buy one. It sounded spectacular the minute I played back my first 192K backup. Sold!!!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      A nuisance with Win2000 SP4

      The Creative website advertised this product as supporting Win2k, BUT niether the driver nor applications on the installation CD support Win2k. I have spent hours on at Creative's customer support technical website discovering the...Read complete review

      The Creative website advertised this product as supporting Win2k, BUT niether the driver nor applications on the installation CD support Win2k. I have spent hours on at Creative's customer support technical website discovering the compatable driver and supported applications, and waited through several rounds of 1 or more days waiting for the tech support email to answer software compatability questions. When finally installed, the microphone-in function was inadequate to support my headset for voice-to-text and for voice user-interface commands for Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 and I ended up buying a USB mike and bypassing the card. The card works fine for listening to movies with headphones.

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      5.0

      AWESOME

      By Al

      from Kingston Pennsylvania

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Audio Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Music

        Comments about Creative Labs Soundblaster Audigy SE 4L PCI Sound Card:

        B&H is the place to go for any of your video, audio, computer or software needs. I'm from Pa and have never seen a set up like B&H has. The staff is so helpful and knowledgeable, and the shopping and checkout system so futuristically efficient, they should be running the country!

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        5.0

        would buy this product for each of my PC

        By Jessie C.

        from Laval, QC

        About Me Audiophile, Casual User, Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Audio Quality
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Multimedia
          • Music

          Comments about Creative Labs Soundblaster Audigy SE 4L PCI Sound Card:

          I've gotten back my What U hear option !!! So Cool !

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          5.0

          The best

          By OuedraogoYoussouf

          from New York

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Use
          • Good Audio Quality
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Creative Labs Soundblaster Audigy SE 4L PCI Sound Card:

              Is working fine , thanks of lot

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Just getting started

              By PlatePusher

              from Seattle, WA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Good Audio Quality
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Creative Labs Soundblaster Audigy SE 4L PCI Sound Card:

                  I have a mother board that isn't quite Windows 7 compatible. The sound card was a problem. Added the Soundblaster and I have sound again. I didn't realized how 'not good' the sound I was getting was until I heard the same speakers with the Soundblaster. Still exploring all the options that didn't even exist on my old sound card.

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                  5.0

                  Great sound quality for the price

                  By Baobab

                  from NY

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Audio Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Gaming
                    • Music

                    Comments about Creative Labs Soundblaster Audigy SE 4L PCI Sound Card:

                    Looking for an inexpensive card with a good sound in games, video and music? This is what you need. You will not be disappointed to feel the difference with built-in sound card. Especially there is a difference in the headphones of good quality. I did not know about the sound effects in some games, until installed Soundblaster Audigy, as my old built in card had not played them.

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                    5.0

                    The best support in games

                    By Baobab

                    from NY

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Audio Quality
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Gaming
                      • Music

                      Comments about Creative Labs Soundblaster Audigy SE 4L PCI Sound Card:

                      Looking for an inexpensive card with a good sound in games, music and video? This is what you need. You will not be disappointed to feel the difference with built-in sound card. Especially there is a difference in the headphones of good quality. I did not know about the great sound effects in some games, until install Soundblaster Audigy , as my old built in sound card had not played them.

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                      5.0

                      Great Card

                      By studio609

                      from Massachusetts

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Quality Output
                      • Reliable Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Multimedia

                        Comments about Creative Labs Soundblaster Audigy SE 4L PCI Sound Card:

                        Do a lot of video editing and needed something better than onboard audio.

                        This card installed easily and updating the software was easy as well.

                        Sound is great, no issues what so ever

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Great upgrade for older PC

                        By Van Alden

                        from DC

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Install
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Quality Output
                        • Reliable Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Gaming
                          • Multimedia

                          Comments about Creative Labs Soundblaster Audigy SE 4L PCI Sound Card:

                          This card really brought my 5.1 speakers to life!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Soundblaster Audigy SE 4L opens up sound

                          By Rosskon1

                          from New York City

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Quality Output
                          • Reliable Performance

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Multimedia

                            Comments about Creative Labs Soundblaster Audigy SE 4L PCI Sound Card:

                            I had been using the integrated sound IO on my computer. I recently began backing up some old audio tapes at 192K, but it didn't sound very spectacular. I compared online specs from my Intel board sound to the Soundblaster and went to B&H to buy one. It sounded spectacular the minute I played back my first 192K backup. Sold!!!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

                            Share this review

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            I buy other Creative Labs products

                            By Mario

                            from São Paulo, Brazil

                            About Me Casual User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Quality Output
                            • Reliable Performance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Gaming
                              • Multimedia

                              Comments about Creative Labs Soundblaster Audigy SE 4L PCI Sound Card:

                              I use Creative products in my pc.I like listenin music and gaming.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              A nuisance with Win2000 SP4

                              By Anthony

                              from Berkely, CA

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Difficult To Install

                                Best Uses

                                • Multimedia

                                Comments about Creative Labs Soundblaster Audigy SE 4L PCI Sound Card:

                                The Creative website advertised this product as supporting Win2k, BUT niether the driver nor applications on the installation CD support Win2k. I have spent hours on at Creative's customer support technical website discovering the compatable driver and supported applications, and waited through several rounds of 1 or more days waiting for the tech support email to answer software compatability questions. When finally installed, the microphone-in function was inadequate to support my headset for voice-to-text and for voice user-interface commands for Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 and I ended up buying a USB mike and bypassing the card. The card works fine for listening to movies with headphones.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business

                                Share this review

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