creative-sound-blaster-e3-hd-sound-card-and-headphone-amplifier-with-bluetooth

Free delivery

Creative Sound Blaster E3 HD Sound Card and Headphone Amplifier with Bluetooth

Code: A29UW

  • Portable external USB sound card that can also be used as a headphone amplifier wirelessly or wired
  • Up to 17 hours of portable use thanks to the built-in lithium battery
  • Lighter is always better – and this card is compact and light at only 44g, making it highly portable

Product details

Creative Sound Blaster E3 HD Sound Card and Headphone Amplifier with Bluetooth

• Portable external USB sound card that can also be used as a headphone amplifier wirelessly or wired
• Up to 17 hours of portable use thanks to the built-in lithium battery
• Lighter is always better – and this card is compact and light at only 44g, making it highly portable
• 112dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) gives you playback with superb clarity
• Maximum playback quality of 24-bit and 96kHz, providing you with stunning sound quality
• 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: 70SB161000000

Special features
• Convert your headphones into a wireless pair with the Bluetooth functionality and NFC compatibility
• 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?
The Sound Blaster E3 is a USB sound card that is both portable and capable of being used as a headphone amplifier to enjoy studio quality audio – either wirelessly through Bluetooth, or wired through USB and 3.5mm connections. Reward your ears with superb clarity thanks to the 112dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). 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 44g, 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 eight hours per charge via Bluetooth or 17 hours via analogue audio playback, giving you plenty of portable use before charging is needed. An integrated clip allows you to clip the sound card on to clothing, for extra portability.

What devices can I connect it to?
This sound card has a multitude of connectivity options – wired and wireless. You can use the supplied microUSB to USB cable to connect it directly to a Windows or Mac computer or laptop through USB. Additionally, you can use a compatible on-the-go (OTG) cable with Android (supplied – microUSB to female USB) and Apple devices (sold separately), for uncompressed digital audio streaming. An analogue connection can be set up too – using the supplied 4-pole 3.5mm jack cable you can connect this sound card to a computer, tablet, smartphone and more audio sources.

This sound card can wirelessly connect to smart devices via Bluetooth, allowing you to stream music to it without wires – meaning you can have your phone in your bag while you are listening to music. Setting up a Bluetooth connection is easy, as with support for NFC you can simply pair NFC-enabled devices with the Sound Blaster E3 through a single tap. You can alternatively pair it to your device manually by holding the power button.

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 70SB161000000
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) 112 dB
Frequency response Manufacturer not specified
Maximum playback quality 24-bit / 96 kHz (Stereo via USB - PC/Mac), 24-bit / 48 kHz (Stereo via USB - mobile)
Maximum recording quality 24-bit / 48 kHz
ASIO driver support Yes – up to 24-bit / 96 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 Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Profiles supported A2DP, AVRCP, HFP
Operating range Up to 10 m
NFC support Yes
Compatibility
Operating system
Windows Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Mac Mac OS X 10.6.8 and above
Other Android 2.3 and above for Bluetooth
iOS 5.0 and above for Bluetooth
iOS 7.0 and above for USB audio streaming via lighting port
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 2.0 port
Power
Powered by Lithium battery
Battery life Up to 8 hours (Bluetooth), Up to 17 hours (analogue audio playback)
General
Dimensions (W x D x H) 45 mm x 60.5 mm x 23 mm
Weight 44 g
Warranty 2 years
Package content
Sound Blaster E3
Micro USB to USB cable (1 m long)
4-pole analogue cable (0.8 m long)
Quick start guide
Warranty leaflet
On-the-go cable (Male microUSB to female USB)

Bulk Prices

Item code Item name Quantity Price
A29UW Creative Sound Blaster E3 HD Sound Card and Headphone Amplifier with Bluetooth (1+) £84.99

Why not tell us and our B2B sales team about your specific business needs and expectations?

At Maplin, we’re always looking for innovations and technology that can help your business work more efficiently.

With a dedicated business team and special services available only to business customers, you can access our electronics and technology solutions through our wide network of over 200 stores, our website with more than 20,000 products or though your personal account manager over the phone.

Working with organisations for nearly 30 years, Maplin offers a nationwide range of benefits to our business users:

  • 30 day EOM credit account
  • volume discount pricing
  • online and in-store use of account
  • one-to-one account management
  • bespoke product sourcing and branding
  • free delivery on orders over £10
  • scheduled and forward ordering service

Contact our business team on 

0333 400 9740 to open an account or discuss your business needs.

To receive your free copy of the Maplin Catalogue just call 0333 400 9740.

Save: £15.00

£99.99

£84.99

  • Home Delivery
  • Click & Collect