Featuring Super X-Fi technology, Sound Blaster X3 is a 7.1 multi-channel USB DAC pumping out up to 32-bit/192 kHz playback and boasts a headphone amplifier capable of driving studio-grade headphones.
In addition to offering 7.1 discrete channel output, Creative Sound Blaster X3 also touts 7.1 virtualization on just 2 speakers and further features Dolby Digital Live encoding for connecting optically to external receivers for multi-channel speakers.
Super X-Fi technology is, of course, the company’s groundbreaking “headphone holography” that puts multiple speakers into a pair of headphones.
Creative Sound Blaster X3 is not just for audiophiles. It is for gamers, movie-lovers and more. Thanks to a new Audio Balance feature, the volume feed can be toggled between 2 audio sources at a twist of a knob.
This feature lets PC or Mac users who like to chat while watching movies or playing games, or users who like listening to their favorite tunes while gaming.
Creative Sound Blaster X3 works with PC, Mac, PS4, and Nintendo Switch and supports Sound Blaster Command software on desktops and mobile app that allows for control and customization even when use with video game consoles (not sure why X-box isn’t listed).
If you are down, you can find the Creative Sound Blaster X3 USB DAC selling on Creative website for $119.99 a pop.