As the best PCI-e sound card we have ever made, the Sound Blaster AE-9 delivers audio that is absolutely pristine, with a 129dB DNR and 32-bit 384kHz playback from its hi-res ESS SABRE-class 9038 reference DAC. The sound card also includes Sound Blaster’s very own Xamp fully Discrete Headphone Bi-Amplifier, supports headphones up to 600Ω and has an ultra-low 1Ω headphone output impedance for sensitive in-ear monitors. It also features a whole range of processing technologies – such as Sound Blaster’s own Acoustic Engine, Dolby Digital Live, and DTS Connect Encoding – as well as a convenient and powerful Audio Control Module.
The Sound Blaster AE-9 comes with Sound Blaster's full suite of audio enhancements, including Surround for an incredible immersion, Crystallizer that helps improve the dynamic range of audio, or Bass that provides bigger punch on the low end. Meanwhile, CrystalVoice Technology enhances voice for clear recordings and in-game communications. All enhancements are fully customizable from the Sound Blaster Command software suite on PC. On top of Sound Blaster's own processing capabilities, the Sound Blaster AE-9 also supports Dolby Digital Live and DTS Connect Encoding.
Immerse yourself in audio! The Sound Blaster AE-9 supports discrete 5.1 surround channels, and up to 7.1 virtual surround channels. The sound card also comes with Sound Blaster’s Surround technology that provides the best virtual surround sound experience on the market. The tech can be fully customized, or switched off completely.
Many of the Sound Blaster AE-9's powerful features, such as the incredible Xamp, are contained within the Audio Control Module that sits on your desk. The Audio Control Module also supports dynamic/phantom-powered condenser microphones, perfect for serious content creators and streamers.