Creative Sound Blaster Play! 3 USB DAC Amp and External Sound Card

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Product Overview

  • Upgrade Motherboard Audio
  • 24-Bit/96 kHz Audio Output
  • 24-Bit/48 kHz Microphone Input
  • ~93 dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
  • Drives a Wide Range of Headphones
  • Plug-and-Play via USB 3.0 & 2.0
  • Single or Split Stereo/Mic Connectors
  • Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 Control Panel
  • SBX Pro Studio
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Upgrade the motherboard audio on your Windows or Mac system using the Creative Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 External Sound Card & USB DAC Amp. 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.

Note: Product is shown in use for illustration Only, additional equipment is not included.


Key Features of the Creative Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 USB DAC Amp and External Sound Card

  • Upgrade Motherboard Audio
  • 24-Bit/96 kHz Audio Output
  • 24-Bit/48 kHz Microphone Input
  • ~93 dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
  • Drives a Wide Range of Headphones
  • Plug-and-Play via USB 3.0 & 2.0
  • Single or Split Stereo/Mic Connectors
  • Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 Control Panel
  • SBX Pro Studio

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.

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.

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.

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.


  • MPN - 70SB173000000
  • GTIN - 054651191273
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General

Host Interface USB Type-A USB 3.0 / USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s)
Ports 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Microphone Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
Channels 2.0
Max Sample Rate/Resolution 96 kHz / 24-Bit
SNR 93 dB

Software System Requirements

OS Compatibility Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 7
macOS 10.9 or Later
CPU Requirement Windows:
2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and Faster or 
AMD  
Memory Requirement Windows, Mac:
1 GB
Storage Requirement Windows, Mac:
600 MB

Physical

Dimensions 5.4 x 0.9 x 0.3" / 137.2 x 22.9 x 7.6 mm
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