Product Description

oost audio performance for games and home entertainment with the Creative Sound Blaster Z SE Gaming Sound Card. Featuring a PCIe x1 interface, this sound card provides 3.5mm ports for microphone and line input, headphone output, and front, rear, and center speaker outputs. TOSLINK S/PDIF input and output ports are also present. Utilizing the Sound Core3D audio processor, the Sound Blaster Z SE supports 5.1 Surround Sound as well as virtual 7.1 Channel sound.

Take advantage of sample rates up to 24 bits at 192 kHz. A 116 dB signal-to-noise ratio ensures clear audio, and an integrated 600-ohm headphone amp supports studio-grade headsets. Presets for game-specific audio offer tailored audio for popular titles. Headphone and mic presets also allow you to optimize audio for your gear, too. The Sound Blaster Z SE PCIe sound card is compatible with Windows 7 and later. An Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent processor is required, and a processing speed of 2.2 GHz is recommended. This sound card can be used with AMD or Intel motherboards with an available PCIe x1, x4, or x16 slot. The Sound Blaster Z SE also requires 1GB of RAM and more than 600MB of available drive space.

Key Features of the Creative Sound Blaster Z SE Gaming Sound Card

  • PCIe x1 Interface
  • 1 x 3.5mm Mic & Line Input
  • TOSLINK S/PDIF Input & Output
  • Up to 24-Bit / 192 kHz Sample Rates
  • Sound Core3D Audio Processor
  • 3 x 3.5mm Speaker Outputs
  • 1 x 3.5mm Headphone Output
  • Supports 5.1 & Virtual 7.1 Channel Sound
  • 116 dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
  • Compatible with Windows 7 and Later

 

Compatibility

The Sound Blaster Z SE PCIe sound card is compatible with Windows 7 and later. An Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent processor is required, and a processing speed of 2.2 GHz is recommended. This sound card can be used with AMD or Intel motherboards with an available PCIe x1, x4, or x16 slot. This card also requires 1GB of RAM and more than 600MB of available drive space.

Game-Ready

Get started instantly with Gaming Profiles that have been optimized for games like PUBG and Fortnite, or tweak the EQ settings further to make the profile truly yours.

Champion Voice Chat

Choose from pre-tuned Microphone EQs that compensate for your preferred headset's built-in mic so you sound more natural and clearer while communicating.

Pristine Audio Clarity

With a signal-to-noise (SNR) of 116 dB, the Sound Blaster Z SE is designed to deliver clear audio. It is also capable of delivering audio via Stereo Direct at a bit rate of up to 24-bit / 192 kHz for high-definition audio quality.

Sound Core3D Audio Processor

The multi-core Sound Core3D audio processor is designed to deliver quality audio without overstressing your primary CPU. This improves overall performance while ensuring accurate audio and voice quality.

Advanced Entertainment Audio

The Sound Blaster Z SE utilizes gold-plated connectors, speaker optimization technology, and digital content encoding capabilities. Plus, the sound card supports Audio Stream Input / Output (ASIO) to provide low-latency and high-fidelity audio, even for recordings.

Integrated Amplifier

Easily drive studio-grade headphones of up to 600 ohms, thanks to the integrated headphone amplifier.

Headphone EQ Presets

An expanded list of headphone profiles includes models like the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro, Corsair HS50, and Philips Fidelio X2HR, enabling an optimized listening experience with the Sound Blaster Z SE.

SBX Gaming Profiles

Updated SBX Gaming Profiles, for titles such as Apex Legends, Fortnite, Overwatch, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, provide optimized sound for each game. Profiles are tuned in-house and optimized to sound the best for each of the specific titles by software developers and gamers. Profiles can also be customized for tailored in-game sound.

Stay Focused with Immersive Surround

The Sound Blaster Z SE support discrete 5.1 Surround Sound on speakers and virtual 7.1 Surround Sound with stereo speakers or headphones. Switch between headphones and your speakers for those times you want to pump the bass, or go stealthier with your headphones, via the Sound Blaster Command software. Dolby Digital Live and DTS Connect Encoding provide additional delivery options to your external audio devices.

Clear Communications

Take advantage of effective and clear communications, thanks to an array of technologies aimed at improving your in-game voice chat. Choose from a list of Microphone Equalizer presets and eliminate the need to adjust mic settings. Use the Sound Blaster Command software's Microphone EQ to compensate for your headset's built-in mic, whether you want to reduce the harshness of your tonality, sound more natural and richer, or to increase the midrange for vocal clarity.

CrystalVoice

CrystalVoice technology from the software suite also aids in removing echoes and ambient noises, and picks up your voice from within a zone (Voice Focus) to maintain and enhance your voice level, whether you are near or away from the microphone. This technology is optimized for games but can also be used when videoconferencing or working from home for better communications.

Sound Blaster Command Software

Access the full suite of Sound Blaster Command Software including virtual 7.1 Surround Sound for heightened immersion, Crystallizer for boosted dynamic range in your audio, or Bass that provides a bigger punch on the low end. All enhancements are fully customizable from the Sound Blaster Command software suite.

 

  • MPN - 70SB150000004
  • GTIN - 054651193970
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Product Overview

  • PCIe x1 Interface
  • 1 x 3.5mm Mic & Line Input
  • TOSLINK S/PDIF Input & Output
  • Up to 24-Bit / 192 kHz Sample Rates
  • Sound Core3D Audio Processor
  • 3 x 3.5mm Speaker Outputs
  • 1 x 3.5mm Headphone Output
  • Supports 5.1 & Virtual 7.1 Channel Sound
  • 116 dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
  • Compatible with Windows 7 and Later
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oost audio performance for games and home entertainment with the Creative Sound Blaster Z SE Gaming Sound Card. Featuring a PCIe x1 interface, this sound card provides 3.5mm ports for microphone and line input, headphone output, and front, rear, and center speaker outputs. TOSLINK S/PDIF input and output ports are also present. Utilizing the Sound Core3D audio processor, the Sound Blaster Z SE supports 5.1 Surround Sound as well as virtual 7.1 Channel sound.

Take advantage of sample rates up to 24 bits at 192 kHz. A 116 dB signal-to-noise ratio ensures clear audio, and an integrated 600-ohm headphone amp supports studio-grade headsets. Presets for game-specific audio offer tailored audio for popular titles. Headphone and mic presets also allow you to optimize audio for your gear, too. The Sound Blaster Z SE PCIe sound card is compatible with Windows 7 and later. An Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent processor is required, and a processing speed of 2.2 GHz is recommended. This sound card can be used with AMD or Intel motherboards with an available PCIe x1, x4, or x16 slot. The Sound Blaster Z SE also requires 1GB of RAM and more than 600MB of available drive space.

Key Features of the Creative Sound Blaster Z SE Gaming Sound Card

  • PCIe x1 Interface
  • 1 x 3.5mm Mic & Line Input
  • TOSLINK S/PDIF Input & Output
  • Up to 24-Bit / 192 kHz Sample Rates
  • Sound Core3D Audio Processor
  • 3 x 3.5mm Speaker Outputs
  • 1 x 3.5mm Headphone Output
  • Supports 5.1 & Virtual 7.1 Channel Sound
  • 116 dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
  • Compatible with Windows 7 and Later

 

Compatibility

The Sound Blaster Z SE PCIe sound card is compatible with Windows 7 and later. An Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent processor is required, and a processing speed of 2.2 GHz is recommended. This sound card can be used with AMD or Intel motherboards with an available PCIe x1, x4, or x16 slot. This card also requires 1GB of RAM and more than 600MB of available drive space.

Game-Ready

Get started instantly with Gaming Profiles that have been optimized for games like PUBG and Fortnite, or tweak the EQ settings further to make the profile truly yours.

Champion Voice Chat

Choose from pre-tuned Microphone EQs that compensate for your preferred headset's built-in mic so you sound more natural and clearer while communicating.

Pristine Audio Clarity

With a signal-to-noise (SNR) of 116 dB, the Sound Blaster Z SE is designed to deliver clear audio. It is also capable of delivering audio via Stereo Direct at a bit rate of up to 24-bit / 192 kHz for high-definition audio quality.

Sound Core3D Audio Processor

The multi-core Sound Core3D audio processor is designed to deliver quality audio without overstressing your primary CPU. This improves overall performance while ensuring accurate audio and voice quality.

Advanced Entertainment Audio

The Sound Blaster Z SE utilizes gold-plated connectors, speaker optimization technology, and digital content encoding capabilities. Plus, the sound card supports Audio Stream Input / Output (ASIO) to provide low-latency and high-fidelity audio, even for recordings.

Integrated Amplifier

Easily drive studio-grade headphones of up to 600 ohms, thanks to the integrated headphone amplifier.

Headphone EQ Presets

An expanded list of headphone profiles includes models like the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro, Corsair HS50, and Philips Fidelio X2HR, enabling an optimized listening experience with the Sound Blaster Z SE.

SBX Gaming Profiles

Updated SBX Gaming Profiles, for titles such as Apex Legends, Fortnite, Overwatch, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, provide optimized sound for each game. Profiles are tuned in-house and optimized to sound the best for each of the specific titles by software developers and gamers. Profiles can also be customized for tailored in-game sound.

Stay Focused with Immersive Surround

The Sound Blaster Z SE support discrete 5.1 Surround Sound on speakers and virtual 7.1 Surround Sound with stereo speakers or headphones. Switch between headphones and your speakers for those times you want to pump the bass, or go stealthier with your headphones, via the Sound Blaster Command software. Dolby Digital Live and DTS Connect Encoding provide additional delivery options to your external audio devices.

Clear Communications

Take advantage of effective and clear communications, thanks to an array of technologies aimed at improving your in-game voice chat. Choose from a list of Microphone Equalizer presets and eliminate the need to adjust mic settings. Use the Sound Blaster Command software's Microphone EQ to compensate for your headset's built-in mic, whether you want to reduce the harshness of your tonality, sound more natural and richer, or to increase the midrange for vocal clarity.

CrystalVoice

CrystalVoice technology from the software suite also aids in removing echoes and ambient noises, and picks up your voice from within a zone (Voice Focus) to maintain and enhance your voice level, whether you are near or away from the microphone. This technology is optimized for games but can also be used when videoconferencing or working from home for better communications.

Sound Blaster Command Software

Access the full suite of Sound Blaster Command Software including virtual 7.1 Surround Sound for heightened immersion, Crystallizer for boosted dynamic range in your audio, or Bass that provides a bigger punch on the low end. All enhancements are fully customizable from the Sound Blaster Command software suite.

 

  • MPN - 70SB150000004
  • GTIN - 054651193970
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General

System Connection PCIe x1
Inputs/Outputs 3 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Line Output (Front/Rear/Center)
1 x TOSLINK S/PDIF Input
1 x TOSLINK S/PDIF Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Microphone/Line Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone Output
Channels 5.1
Chipset Creative Sound Core3D
Impedance 600 Ohms (Headphone)
Max Sample Rate/Resolution 192 kHz / 24-Bit
SNR 116 dB

Software System Requirements

OS Compatibility Windows 7 or Later
*As of April, 2021: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
CPU Requirement Windows:
2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and Faster or 
2.2 GHz AMD and Faster  
Memory Requirement Windows:
1 GB
Storage Requirement Windows:
600 MB

Physical

Audio Controls No

Packaging Info

Package Weight 0.36 kg
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19 x 17 x 4.3 cm
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