Product Comparison: Creative Sound BlasterX G1 vs Creative Sound Blaster Play! 3

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General Specifications
Sound BlasterX G1
Sound Blaster Play! 3
About the Product
Sporting a small form factor, the plug-and-play Sound BlasterX G1 delivers crystal clear high-resolution audio with 7.1 HD positional surround sound, offering instant audio performance boost for an immersive gaming experience on PC, Mac and PlayStation 4.
The Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 is a USB DAC and Amp that provides an instant audio upgrade from motherboard audio. It works with PC and Mac, and houses a powerful amplifier that will drive a whole range of headphones, from basic mobile phone earbuds to gaming and studio-grade headphones.
Key Specs
Audio Interface
BlasterX Acoustic Engine Pro
C-Media CM6533
Signal/Noise Ratio
93 dB
93 dB
Sample Resolution/Rate
24-bit / 96kHz
24-bit / 96kHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Creative Sound BlasterX G1 7.1 Portable HD Gaming USB Sound Card
  • The sound quality was great.
  • The G1, with the volume cranked up high enough to make the background hiss a non-issue, sounds great.
  • The surround positioning in games and movies is very good, probably the best I've ever heard over a stereo headset.
  • The audio quality is more than good enough to expose the difference between lossy mp3s and lossless flac files.
  • It works great and the audio is clean, no hissing, even with older headphones without mic.
Creative Sound Blaster Play! 3 External USB Sound Adapter
  • Better than my chromebook onboard sound chips a lot.
  • A great USB sound card for the price.
  • Sound quality is excellent. Highly recommend.
  • This DAC delivers beautiful well-placed bass tones.
  • I use it with USB 2 and it works great, no lag, great sound.
Size & Weight
0.42 in.
0.3 in.
5.4 in.
5.4 in.
0.91 in.
0.91 in.
0.57 oz.
2.1 oz.
Number of Channels
OS Compatibility
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Mac OS X v10.8 and above
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Mac OS X v10.8 and above
Audio jack
2x audio jacks
Scout Mode, X-Plus, Instantly Upgrade Your Headset Performance, BlasterX Acoustic Engine Pro
SBX Pro Studio, Convenient Headphone Connectivity, Plug-and-Play, Crisp Voice
What customers say about "Features"
Creative Sound BlasterX G1 7.1 Portable HD Gaming USB Sound Card
  • The Software is easy to use.
  • Plugs in, is self- contained, and requires no additional drivers! This thing is great!
  • Decent audio effects provided by the "BlasterX Acoustic Engine Pro".
  • The product works great as a plug and play solution.
  • The USB cable is far too short, might be fine on laptop.
Creative Sound Blaster Play! 3 External USB Sound Adapter
  • Works great in Windows 10 and Mac OS Sierra.
  • The sound and microphone quality are top notch with the gaming headset that I am using.
  • This little device gave me an instant headphone jack that works perfectly.
  • No hiss, no distortion, volume is right.
  • This sound card is bad. Poor sound quality. Bad connectivity.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
24.99 $

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