Creative Labs Sound Blaster E1 HD Portable USB DAC Headphone Amp

Creative Labs Sound Blaster E1 HD Portable USB DAC Headphone Amp

Creative Labs Sound Blaster E1 HD Portable USB DAC Headphone Amp

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Creative Labs Sound Blaster E1 HD Portable USB DAC Headphone Amp

Creative Labs Sound Blaster E1 HD Portable USB DAC Headphone Amp

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Product Highlights

  • Headphone Amplifier & USB-Powered DAC
  • 24-bit / 44.1 kHz Conversion
  • 2x 3.5mm Headphone Jacks
  • Includes Drivers & SBX Software
  • Compatible with OS X & Windows
  • Works with iPhones, Android & Tablets
  • On-Board Microphone
  • CrystalVoice Technology Reduces Noise
  • Rechargeable via USB
  • Comparably Lightweight at 0.9 oz
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Creative Labs E1 overview

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Comparably lightweight at 0.9 oz, the Sound Blaster E1 from Creative is a portable headphone amplifier and digital-analog converter. It's designed to support headphones with impedances of up to 600 Ohms at a signal-to-noise ratio of 106 dB, and thus extracts both precision and resolution from nearly every brand of headphone. Furthermore, the unit can run up to 25 hours off of a single charge.

By utilizing the Sound Blaster E1's on-board digital to analog converter, you can route 24-bit/44.1 kHz audio from your computer to your headphones and listen to your music in a manner better suiting its intended dynamic range and frequency content. You can also use the device as a headphone amplifier for iPhones, Android phones, and other portable devices. Additionally, when interfacing with your computer or phone, the unit's built-in microphone works in conjunction with your headphones to facilitate clearer conversations.

Two 3.5mm Outputs
The Sound Blaster E1 comes with two stereo headphone jacks of equal sound quality, allowing you and a friend to listen to the same music.
Included SBX Software
With SBX Pro Studio technology, you can further adjust parameters to your individual tastes on Mac and Windows platforms. For example, enable the Surround control to adjust the immersion level until you're enveloped in sound, or simply boost the bass at your discretion.
CrystalVoice Technology
The built-in microphone allows you to use your normal headphones for conversations over the phone. When connected to a computer via USB, you can activate CrystalVoice Technology—a suite of enhancements that reduces noise and provides tools for clearer conversations.
Rechargeable via USB
You can charge the Sound Blaster E1 directly from your computer's USB port. While a typical charge only takes two to three hours, please note that it's recommend to charge your unit for eight hours prior initial use.
In the Box
Creative Labs Sound Blaster E1 HD Portable USB DAC Headphone Amp
  • Micro-USB 2.0 Cable
  • 4-Pole Analogue Cable
  • SBX Software Download
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Hardware
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    Creative Labs E1 specs

    Digital Audio Format 24-bit Digital-to-Analog conversion of digital sources during playback in 24-bit with sampling rate of up to 44.1 kHz
    16-bit Analog-to-Digital conversion of analog sources during recording in 16-bit with sampling rates up to 44.1 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 106 dB
    Connectivity Options (Main) Micro-USB
    Headphone out: 1x 3.5 mm jack
    Headphone out / Mic In: 1x 3.5 mm jack
    Line in: 1x 3.5 mm jack (4-pole)
    Inputs 1x 3.5 mm (1/8") jack for mono analog microphone input
    1x 3.5 mm (1/8") jack for stereo line-level analog input
    1x Micro-USB port
    1x Built-in mono microphone
    Output 2x 3.5 mm (1/8") jack for stereo analog headphones
    Output Impedance Headphone amplifier: Up to 600 Ohms
    Controls and Indicators Multi-function button
    Volume control
    Power button
    White/red LED for power/battery indication
    Maximum Channel Output Stereo
    Microphone Type Built-in mono microphone
    Supported Operating Systems Mac OS X: 10.6.8 and above Windows: 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista
    System Requirements Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent processor, 2.8 GHz
    Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit
    Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit
    Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 8.1 32-bit Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 10 32-bit
    Macintosh OS X 10.6.8 and above
    1GB RAM
    USB1.1 / USB2.0 / USB3.0 port
    Power Lithium Ion Battery: 3.7 V 200 mAh (0.74 Wh)
    Operating Temperature Range 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 1.4 x 0.7 x 2.6" / 3.5 x 1.9 x 6.6 cm
    Weight 0.9 / 25 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.4 x 4.2 x 1.4"

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