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Creative Sound Blaster X7

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Posted August 16, 2016 by Jeffrey Edson in PC Audio

Overview

Hardware:
 
Manufacturer:
 
Price at time of Review: $400.00
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Extreme audiophile quality DAC
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Price
 
BOTTOM LINE:
Experience the best audio you will ever hear with the X7 DAC.
by Jeffrey Edson
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Introduction

Creative-Logo

Creative has some interesting products lately. They continue to innovate through design and audio quality. The X7 Is a USB DAC that was designed for audiophiles and audio enthusiasts.Lets dive into the world of audio through the X7, and see if stands to be the biggest, baddest , and boldest Sound Blaster yet.

The specifications are as follows:

  • Audio TechnologySB-Axx1™
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)127dB (DAC)
  • Connectivity Options (Main)microUSB
    Microphone :
    Built-in Stereo Mic
    1 x 1/8″ (3.5mm) Mic In
    Line / Optical :
    1 x RCA Aux/Line In
    1 x TOSLINK Optical In
    1 x TOSLINK Optical Out
    Speaker :
    2 x Binding Post Passive Speaker Out (L/R)
    1 x RCA Line/Front Speaker Out
    1 x 1/8″ (3.5mm) Rear Speaker Out
    1 x 1/8″ (3.5mm) Center/Sub Speaker Out
    Headphone :
    1 x 1/8″ (3.5mm)Headphone Out
    1 x 1/4″ (6.3mm)Headphone Out
    USB HOST :
    1 x Type A USB Host Port – Device Audio Stream & Charging
  • Max Channel Output5.1 Channels, Stereo Amplified
  • Audio TechnologiesSBX Pro Studio, CrystalVoice, Scout Mode, Dolby Digital Technology
  • MicrophoneMicrophone Type: Dual-array Noise Canceling Condenser

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • Windows
    • Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD® equivalent processor (2.8 GHz or faster recommended)
    • Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard
    • Microsoft® Windows® 10 32/64-bit, Windows® 8.1/8.0 32/64-bit, Windows 7 32/64-bit, Windows Vista® 32/64-bit SP1 or higher
    • 1GB RAM
    • >600 MB of free hard disk space
    • Available USB 2.0/3.0 port (High Speed recommended with driver)

    Macintosh

    • Macintosh running Mac® OS X® 10.6.8 or higher
    • 1GB RAM
    • >600 MB of free hard disk space
    • Available USB 2.0/3.0 port (High Speed recommended with software)

    iOS

    • iPhones/iPads running iOS 6.0 or higher forBluetooth^
    • iPhones/iPads running iOS 6.0 or higher for USB Host Audio streaming via Lightning Connector 

    ^ Devices must support Bluetooth 4.1 (Low Energy) or higher
    Android

    • Phones/Tablets running Android 2.3 or higher forBluetooth
    • Phones/Tablets running Android 4.1 or higher for USB Host Streaming* 

    * Devices must support AOA2 USB Streaming

WARRANTY

  • 1-year Limited Hardware Warranty
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2 Comments


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  2.  

    I love reading these articles because they’re short but initmraofve.





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