The Sound Blaster Z, part of the ultra high-performance Z-series of Sound Blaster PCI Express sound cards, is an ideal all-round solution for your PC gaming and entertainment needs. It comes complete with the sound blaster Beamforming microphone for crystal clear voice communication.
116 dB signal-to-noise ratio
A signal to noise ratio or SNR of 116 dB means your audio will be > 99.99% pure audio which is 34.4 times better than motherboard audio.
SBX Pro Studio technologies
You can experience awe-inspiring audio with the SBX Pro Studio suite of technologies that immerses you in your games and movies with amazing detail and a 360-degree true-to-life sound stage.
Crystal clear communication
In gaming, if you're not communicating, you're not winning. You can experience crystal clear commmunication with your teammates with the CrystalVoice suite of technologies that removes echoes, ambient noises and picks up your voice from within a zone (CrystalVoice Focus). It also maintains your voice level even if you move near or further away from the microphone.
Sound blaster Beamforming microphone
When used with CrystalVoice Focus, the bundled beamforming microphone creates an acoustic zone and suppresses noise outside it, enabling you to be heard with amazing clarity.
Sound Core3D audio processor
The quad-core Sound Core3D audio processor was designed to offload SBX Pro Studio and CrystalVoice effects processing from your primary CPU, improving your overall PC performance, resulting in drastically superior audio and voice quality.
Advanced home entertainment audio
Experience like never before the power of Sound Blaster audio with your home entertainment today! With Sound Blaster Z's gold-plated connectors, speaker optimization technology and digital content encoding capability, you can be assured of only the best digital audio possible.
High fidelity surround sound
Connect to your home theater system through a single digital cable and enjoy cinematic DVD movies by transforming any stereo or multi-channel streams into high fidelity immersive surround sound.