Creative Sound Blaster Z SE PCI-e Gaming Sound Card
Pristine Audio Clarity
Don’t let your PC’s onboard audio dilute your audio enjoyment! With a signal-to-noise (SNR) of 116 dB that is 35.4 times better than your default audio, Sound Blaster Z SE delivers pristine audio clarity that is nothing short of impressive. It is also capable of delivering pure and unprocessed audio via Stereo Direct at an amazing 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 high-quality, pristine audio without overstressing your primary CPU.
This improves your overall PC performance, resulting in drastically superior audio and voice quality, and contributes to an overall enhanced acoustics performance.
Bring Out the Best in Your Gaming Headset
Complementing your gaming headset with a high-performance headphone amplifier brings out the best of the headset, and helps it maximize its performance. Our Sound Blaster Z SE comes featured with a headphone amplifier that easily drives studio-grade headphones of up to 600Ω.
For the end users, this means that you can bring out the best in your gaming headset, for the ultimate headphones experience.
Pre-tuned Headphones EQ Presets
On top of that, we have also expanded the list of headphones profiles to include the latest models like the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro, Corsair HS50, and Philips Fidelio X2HR, guaranteeing you the best optimized listening experience with the Sound Blaster Z SE. There’s certainly no fuss at all; just pristine, high-quality, and immersive headphones audio experience.
Sound Blaster’s SBX Gaming Profiles
That feeling when you’ve just gotten your hands on a new game and you can’t wait to start? We know it too. With our updated SBX Gaming Profiles for hot game titles such as Apex Legends, Fortnite, Overwatch, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the gaming profiles are in-house tuned and optimized to sound the best for each of the specific titles by our dedicated gamers (we mean software developers).
Instead of having to create such profiles from scratch, you can simply select the respective game from our software’s menu, and get started right away. If you want to customize it further, you can also do so to make the profile truly yours!
Stay Focused with Immersive Surround
Especially during boss fights, surround sound plays an essential role in keeping you focused while enhancing the overall gaming experience. Whether you are outputting to headphones or speakers, the Sound Blaster Z SE is able to take stereo or multi-stream sources and transform them into immersive, theatrical audio.
Besides our Sound Blaster’s Surround Virtualization audio technology, the Sound Blaster Z SE also supports up to 7.1 virtual surround on speakers and headphones alongside discrete 5.1 on speakers. You can even 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.
There’s also Dolby Digital Live and DTS Connect Encoding for even more delivery options to your external audio devices.
Be Heard Clearly Without Fuss
Having the right strategy is only half the battle won. If you want to emerge victorious with your team, effective and clear communications are essential too. The Sound Blaster Z SE comes with an array of communication technologies aimed at improving your in-game voice chat with your team! Does your voice command often sound too “bassy” or “thin”?
Now, with a list of our Microphone Equalizer presets, you can improve your communications quality, and be heard clearly by your teammates without having to spend extra money on another external device, or having to manage the rigorous mic settings by yourself. Available via the Sound Blaster Command software, the Microphone EQ compensates for your headset’s built-in mic, whether it is to reduce the harshness of your tonality, sound more natural and richer, or to increase the mids for vocal clarity.