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Creative’s new Sound BlasterX gaming headsets bring Ultra-realistic gaming experiences to today’s gamers

By Marcus Wong - on 4 Aug 2015, 6:19pm

Creative’s new Sound BlasterX gaming headsets bring Ultra-realistic gaming experiences to today’s gamers

 “With Sound BlasterX, we have a renewed focus on building gaming audio products that last and are designed to elevate gaming audio to complement the astounding graphics found in today’s games.” said Low Long Chye, General Manager of Audio at Creative.

The new Sound BlasterX Gaming series of headsets consist of the Sound BlasterX H7, the Sound BlasterX H5, and the Sound BlasterX P5, while a 7.1 HD audio external sound card and headphone amplifier – the Sound BlasterX G5 has also been introduced as an easy way for gamers to upgrade the audio of their gaming rigs.

Sound BlasterX H7

The Sound BlasterX H7 is the flagship model of the Sound BlasterX series. 

The flagship product in the Sound BlasterX line, the Sound BlasterX H7 was built with both performance and comfort in mind. There’s USB connectivity for direct feed of high definition lossless audio, support for 7.1 surround sound, and earcups lined with plush, replaceable protein leather/memory foam for optimal comfort and excellent passive noise isolation.

The simplified design of the Sound BlasterX H7 means it is very much lighter, and the single-piece reinforced steel bands bend all the way around your head for a precise, comfortable fit.

Inside, 50mm FullSpectrum drivers deliver 24-bit/96kHz and best in-class 7.1 surround sound to your ears, with the drivers angled to create a mini-acoustic chamber over the ear for an optimal listening experience.

When it comes to in-game communication, the Sound BlasterX H7 easily has you covered, with a high-quality detachable, noise cancelling microphone. The headset also features a replaceable tangle-free nylon braided USB/analog OFC (oxygen-free copper) cable, so you can connect to your PC/Mac via USB or to mobile devices or consoles via analog. 

Sound BlasterX H5

The Sound BlasterX H5 offers the same good sound but only has an analog connection.

Next up is the Sound BlasterX H5, the analog version of the Sound BlasterX H7. This retains most of the DNA of the Sound BlasterX H7, with the same premium materials and drivers, but without the USB connectivity and the back-lit earcups.

You will again get the flexible reinforced steel headband, light durable aluminum earcup bracket and lightweight ergonomic design. Inside, the Sound BlasterX H5 again features 50mm FullSpectrum drivers, a detachable noise-cancelling microphone, and a replaceable tangle-free nylon braided OFC cable.

Sound BlasterX P5

The Sound BlasterX P5 are premium gaming in-ear headphones.

Also announced, is the Sound BlasterX P5, a high-performance in-ear gaming headset. Built with two custom-tuned, high-sensitivity 7mm FullSpectrum drivers with port tubes for deep clean bass and clear highs. It also has a high-performance omni-directional inline microphone that’s been optimized for vocal capture.

Unlike most bass-heavy in-ear gaming headsets, the Sound BlasterX P5 is said to offer a well-balanced audio signature, with a wide soundstage and rapid response, giving you a tactical advantage by being able to place enemies and allies accurately using the audio cues to determine depth and direction.

Tuned to enhance the listening experience and not to overwhelm, the Sound BlasterX P5 gets you amazing detail while providing hours of listening comfort without listening fatigue. The Sound BlasterX P5 comes with a carrying case included, and 3 sizes of soft spiral-ribbed silicone earbuds.

BlasterX Acoustic Engine and BlasterX Acoustic Engine Lite

The Sound BlasterX Gaming Series comes with the BlasterX Acoustic Engine software for PC, which is designed to give you every possible advantage by decreasing distractions and enhancing essential audio details. The full, customizable version of the BlasterX Acoustic Engine is available for the Sound BlasterX H7, while the Sound BlasterX H5 and the Sound BlasterX P5 get the BlasterX Acoustic Engine Lite version, which comes with four pre-set profiles that you can choose from to best match the genre of game you’re playing:

  • First-Person Shooter- Increases spatial reality and perception with virtual surround
  • Action & Adventure - Enhances realism for a cinematic experience.
  • Real Time Strategy - Boosts clarity and reduces distractions so that gamers stay focused when pitched against time.
  • Driving - Magnifies details such as tire noises as the car races along, allowing you to hear subtle differences while racing.

All the headsets will be available on the Creative e-store. The Sound Blaster H7 will be available from November 2015 for S$229, while the Sound BlasterX H5 will be available from End-September 2015 for S$189. The Sound BlasterX P5 on the other hand, will be available from end-October 2015 for S$99.

 To find out more, go to the BlasterX page where you can register for an early bird discount of up to 30%. Do so before 15 August, and you may even stand a chance to win a Sound BlasterX H5!

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