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


Advertiser Disclosure
X

This site is a free online resource that strives to offer helpful content and comparison features to its visitors. Please be advised that the operator of this site accepts advertising compensation from certain companies that appear on the site, and such compensation impacts the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented, and in some cases may also impact the scoring that is assigned to them. The scoring that appears on this site is determined by the site operator in its sole discretion, and should NOT be relied upon for accuracy purposes. In fact, Company/product listings on this page DO NOT imply endorsement by the site operator. Except as expressly set forth in our Terms of Use, all representations and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information which appears on this site is subject to change at any time. More info

General Specifications
Brand
Crеative
Crеative
Model
Sound BlasterX G1
Sound Blaster Play! 3
Origin
China
China
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
Type
External
External
Audio Interface
USB
USB
Chipset
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
Height
0.42 in.
0.3 in.
Width
5.4 in.
5.4 in.
Depth
0.91 in.
0.91 in.
Weight
0.57 oz.
2.1 oz.
Features
Number of Channels
7.1
2.1
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
Interfaces
Audio jack
2x audio jacks
Extras
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)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
24.99 $


Other reviews