Creative Labs Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 External Sound Card & USB DAC Amp

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Creative Labs
Creative Labs Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 External Sound Card & USB DAC Amp
Key Features
  • Upgrade Motherboard Audio
  • 24-Bit/96 kHz Audio Output
  • 24-Bit/48 kHz Microphone Input
  • ~93 dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
Upgrade the motherboard audio on your Windows or Mac system using the Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 External Sound Card & USB DAC Amp from Creative Labs. With a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of ~93 dB, its integrated internal amplifier drives a variety of headsets, ranging from mobile phone earbuds to gaming and studio-grade headphones, to deliver high-resolution audio at 24-bit/96 kHz for music, movies, games, and more. If you're looking to record podcasts or utilize in-game communications, USB connectivity provides 24-bit/48 kHz audio for microphones. Additionally, downloadable Sound Blaster Control Panel software offers greater audio realism and immersive audio effects, and also includes optimized profiles for selected earphone brands.
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Creative Labs Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 External Sound Card & USB DAC Amp

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Creative Labs Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2General Features
  • 3Audio Performance
  • 4Upgrade to High-Resolution Audio
  • 5Studio-Grade Listening
  • 6Audio Recording
  • 7Crisp Voice Communications and Recording
  • 8Connectivity
  • 9Plug-and-Play
  • 10Headphone Connectivity
  • 11Technology
  • 12Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 Control Panel (Windows & Mac)
  • 13SBX Pro Studio

Upgrade the motherboard audio on your Windows or Mac system using the Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 External Sound Card & USB DAC Amp from Creative Labs. With a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of ~93 dB, its integrated internal amplifier drives a variety of headsets, ranging from mobile phone earbuds to gaming and studio-grade headphones, to deliver high-resolution audio at 24-bit/96 kHz for music, movies, games, and more. If you're looking to record podcasts or utilize in-game communications, USB connectivity provides 24-bit/48 kHz audio for microphones. Additionally, downloadable Sound Blaster Control Panel software offers greater audio realism and immersive audio effects, and also includes optimized profiles for selected earphone brands.

General Features

Audio Performance

Upgrade to High-Resolution Audio

The Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 provides an upgrade from motherboard audio by giving you high-resolution, 24-bit/96 kHz audio for your music, movies, and games.

Studio-Grade Listening

The Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 drives a wide range of headphones, from mobile phone earbuds and gaming headsets all the way to more expensive studio-grade headphones. The downloadable Control Panel software also includes optimized profiles for selected earphone brands.

Audio Recording

Crisp Voice Communications and Recording

USB connectivity improves mic recording capabilities, giving you clean 24-bit/48 kHz quality for podcasts or in-game communications.

Connectivity

Plug-and-Play

Connecting the Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 to a Windows or Mac system is easy. Simply connect it to a USB port and you're good to go. While drivers are not necessary for basic device installation and use, Creative Labs strongly recommends downloading drivers to use with Sound Blaster Control Panel software, which delivers more powerful and advanced audio enhancements and controls.

Headphone Connectivity

The Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 lets you connect your headsets with single or split stereo/mic connectors easily, removing the need for a Y-splitter cable.

Technology

Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 Control Panel (Windows & Mac)

The downloadable Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 Control Panel software provides powerful control over your listening experience with audio realism and immersive audio effects that help to enhance your music, entertainment, and games.

SBX Pro Studio

SBX Pro Studio increases and expands virtual surround spaciousness, allowing you to enjoy cinema-quality sound in the comfort of your home. Specially designed sound profiles help to improve the audio experience for your headsets.
UPC: 054651191273

Creative Labs Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 Specs

Specifications
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)~93 dB
Connectivity Options (Main)Mic-In
1 x 3.5 mm jack

4-Pole Headphone-out with Mic
1 x 3.5 mm jack

Max Channel Output
Stereo
Audio TechnologiesSBX Pro Studio
Audio FidelityUp to 24-bit / 96 kHz
Windows
Processor2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent processor
MotherboardIntel, AMD, or 100% compatible motherboard
Operating SystemWindows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7 (32-/64-bit)
Memory1 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space600 MB of free hard disk space
PortsUSB 3.0 & 2.0 (USB 3.0 recommended with driver)
Macintosh
Operating SystemMac OS X 10.9 or higher
Memory1 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space>600 MB of free hard disk space
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions5.4 x 0.9 x 0.3" / 137.2 x 22.9 x 7.6 mm
WeightNot specified by manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.125 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.25 x 3 x 1.1"
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