Creative has been known for its line of sound blaster sound cards in gaming circles for years. The company did for audio what ATI and NVIDIA do for graphics in gaming computers. Over the last year or so, things have been quiet on the sound card front with few new products coming to market. Creative has unveiled a couple new Sound Blaster sound cards for the Australian market today.
The new sound cards include the PCI-E X-Fi Titanium HD discrete audio card and the USB Sound Blaster Digital Music Premium HD digital audio system. Both of the devices have THX TruStudio PC audio tech inside to add quality to audio listened to on the PC. The X-Fi card has audiophile grade DACs and has a 123db signal to noise ratio.
The sound card has RCA line out, RCA line in, and a headphone output. The 3D sound effects are positional and use EAX 5.0 and the card supports DTS and Dolby Digital sound. The USB sound card has an analog photo input and standard audio inputs as well. Analog audio from records and cassettes can be turned into MP3, AAC, and FLAC with the device. It has a RCA line out, RCA and photo line input, and SPDIF output for digital audio. The X-Fi card will sell for A$299.95 and the USB card will cost A$149.95.