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Creative Sound Blaster E1 Portable Sound Card and Headphone Amplifier

Code: A28UW

  • Portable external USB sound card that can also be used as a headphone amplifier for an immersive sound output
  • 25 hours of portable use thanks to the built-in lithium battery
  • Lighter is always better – and this card is compact and light at only 25g, making it highly portable

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Creative Sound Blaster E1 Portable Sound Card and Headphone Amplifier

• Portable external USB sound card that can also be used as a headphone amplifier for an immersive sound output
• 25 hours of portable use thanks to the built-in lithium battery
• Lighter is always better – and this card is compact and light at only 25g, making it highly portable
• 106dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) gives you playback with terrific clarity
• Maximum playback quality of 24-bit and 44.1kHz, providing you with CD quality sound
• Input connections: 1 x 3.5mm jack port (mic in), 1 x 3.5mm jack port (line in), 1 x microUSB port
• Output connections: 1 x 3.5mm jack port (headphone out), 1 x 3.5mm jack port (headphone out – shares same port as mic in)
• Manufacturer part number: 70SB160000001

Special features
• Can support headphones that are rated up to 600ohm sensitivity
• Use your normal headphones for calls or video calls with the built-in mono microphone
• Dual headphone jack inputs, so you can share what you are listening to

What can I do with this external USB sound card?
Sound Blaster E1 is an USB sound card that is portable and can also be used as a headphone amplifier to enjoy studio quality audio. It has a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 106dB which means you’ll hear more music, not noise, and have terrific clarity in the sound played. This sound card is compatible with headphones with impedances of up to 600 ohms, so you can match just about any headphones with it. What’s more, it has two 3.5mm jack headphone out ports which you can use to share your music with your friends. Audio fidelity isn’t compromised when both ports are used, so audio quality remains the same even when powering two outputs.

How portable is this?
Compact and weighing in at only 25g, you no longer need to haul a large headphone amplifier around with you to enjoy better audio. Powered by an internal lithium battery, you can use this for up to 25 hours before needing to recharge it. This gives you more than a day’s worth of portable use. An integrated clip allows you to clip the sound card onto clothing, for extra portability.

What devices can I connect it to?
To use this as a USB sound card you can use the supplied microUSB to USB cable to connect it directly to a Windows or Mac computer or laptop. For on-the-go amplification of entertainment with portable smart devices such as iPhones, Android phones and tablets, you can use the included 4-pole analogue cable. You can use the cable to connect to a Windows or Mac computer too.

Does this have a microphone?
The built-in microphone on the sound card gives you the ability to record sound. You can also use your normal headphones for conversations over the phone. When connected to a computer you can utilise CrystalVoice Technology, a suite of enhancements that reduce noise and provide clearer conversations.

Is there any software provided with this?
SBX Pro Studio technology is available when connected to PCs and Macs, and gives you a whole host of options that you can implement to adjust the sound to suit your tastes – including CrystalVoice. You can also enable SBX Surround to adjust the immersion level of surround sound that you like. SBX Bass will adjust the amount of bass you hear, and Scout mode can enhance sound effects when gaming and much more.

Specifications
Manufacturer Creative Sound Blaster
Manufacturer part number 70SB160000001
Type Portable headphone amplifier and DAC
Audio processor Manufacturer not specified
Digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) chipset Manufacturer not specified
Amplifier chipset Manufacturer not specified
Sound
Channels Stereo
Signal to noise ratio (SNR) 106 dB
Frequency response Manufacturer not specified
Maximum playback quality 24-bit / 44.1 kHz (Stereo)
Maximum recording quality 16-bit / 44.1 kHz
ASIO driver support Yes – up to 24-bit / 44.1 kHz
Headphone amp 600 ohms
Connectivity
Inputs 1 x 3.5 mm jack port (mic in or headphone out), 1 x 3.5 mm jack port (4-pole line in), 1 x microUSB (charging and digital line in)
Outputs 1 x 3.5 mm jack port (headphone out), 1 x 3.5 mm jack port (headphone out, shared with mic in)
Bluetooth
Version N/A
Profiles supported N/A
Operating range N/A
NFC support N/A
Compatibility
Operating system
Windows Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Mac Mac OS X 10.6.8 and above
Other N/A
Hardware
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD equivalent processor, 2.8 GHz (Windows)
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz (Mac)
RAM 1GB RAM (Windows)
1GB RAM (Mac)
Hard drive space 600 MB (Windows)
600 MB (Mac)
Other 1 x USB 1.1, USB 2.0, USB 3.0 port
Power
Powered by Lithium battery
Battery life Up to 25 hours
General
Dimensions (W x D x H) 19 mm x 35 mm x 66 mm
Weight 25 g
Warranty 2 years
Package content
Sound Blaster E1
MicroUSB cable
4-pole analogue cable
Quick start guide

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A28UW Creative Sound Blaster E1 Portable Sound Card and Headphone Amplifier (1+) £34.99

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