The Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 Sound Card from Creative Lab deliver cinematic audio immersion to any PC or Mac through a simple USB port. Powered by the SBX Pro Studio technology, the external sound card instantly converts the PC or Mac into a 5.1 entertainment system with positional audio and additional customizable audio effects via the included Sound Blaster Omni Control Panel software. It is also ideal for voice communication and features a built-in dual array microphone that seamlessly integrates with proprietary CrystalVoice technology to deliver voice clarity for chatting or recording. The sound card features a 600 Ω headphone amplifier for studio-grade monitoring.
USB Simplicity and Portability
Easy to install, the USB-powered external sound card only requires a single USB connection to work.
Built-In Dual Microphones with CrystalVoice Technology
The sound card features two built-in microphones, which enable optimal performance of far-field voice input without a headset microphone. These microphones are designed to focus on the voice and reduce noise outside that signal.
CrystalVoice Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC) is not supported by Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1.
SBX Pro Studio and CrystalVoice Technologies
The sound card has the power to level up the audio on the PC and Mac with SBX Pro Studio and CrystalVoice technologies.
Sound Blaster Omni Control Panel
The external sound card instantly converts the PC or Mac into a 5.1 entertainment system with positional audio and additional customizable audio effects via the included Sound Blaster Omni Control Panel software.
5.1 Surround Experience
Enjoy the sound blaster cinematic experience even when using a notebook. The sound card supports both PC and Mac, which means you can enjoy the same experience on both platforms.
Dolby Digital Live
The sound card features Dolby Digital Live*, an advanced audio technology that delivers 5.1 discrete channels of vibrant surround sound for digital entertainment, via a single cable.
*Dolby Digital Live encoding is not available for Mac OS.
600 Ω Headphone Amplifier
Featuring a 600 Ω headphone amplifier, the sound card is ideal to upgrade your PC or Mac audio experience.
The Scout Mode allows you to hear your enemies from further away, so you gain a distinct tactical advantage in combat.
Comprehensive Connectivity for PC and Mac Audio Needs
The external sound card features gold-plated RCA stereo and optical digital outputs to deliver better audio performance, as well as convenient microphone and headphone jacks, all in one Sound Blaster package.
Maximum Channel Output
Maximum Playback Quality: USB 2.0: Stereo/Surround: 24-bit/96 kHz USB 1.1: Stereo: 24-bit/96 kHz Surround: 16-bit/48 kHz
Up to 24-bit/96 kHz Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR): 100 dB
Headphone Out: 1 x 3.5 mm jack Line Out: 2 x RCA jacks (front out) Rear L/R: 1 x 3.5 mm C/Sub: 1 x 3.5 mm Microphone In: 1 x 3.5 mm jack Line In: 1 x 3.5 mm jack Optical Out: 1 x TOSLINK
CrystalVoice Technology SBX Pro Studio Scout Mode Upmixing of Stereo to Multi-channels Home Entertainment Dolby Digital Live Encoding
Up to 600 Ω
Beam-forming Built-in microphone array
Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS 10.6 and above Windows 8 , 7, and Vista SP1 or higher
On PC Platform Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent processor at 2.2 GHz Microsoft Windows 8/7/Vista 1 GB RAM 600 MB free hard disk space CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive USB 2.0 port
On Mac Platform Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz Mac OS 10.6 and above 1 GB RAM 600 MB free hard disk space Internet connection USB 2.0 port