The Sound Blaster E5 is a 24-bit/192kHz high resolution USB DAC and portable headphone amplifier. Built with precision audiophile components, a best-in-class 600 ohm headphone amplifier and aptX technology for Bluetooth, the Sound Blaster E5 is the perfect audio component for music lovers, whether they are on the move or beside their PC/Mac.
The Sound Blaster E5 is the result of Sound Blaster’s relentless audio innovation since the PC era, backed by decades of legendary audio engineering expertise. With a proven track record of providing high-fidelity PC audio for discerning ears, the E5 now brings a high-resolution audio experience for your use with laptops, smart phones and tablets.
The Sound Blaster E5 is designed from the ground up, to reproduce high-fidelity audio with minimum distortion and noise. It is built on the flagship Cirrus Logic CS4398 Digital-Analogue Converter (DAC), with an impressively high 120dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) that supports sample rates of up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution.
Sound Blaster E5 is able to decode audio files ranging from MP3s and CDs (16-bit/44kHz) to high-resolution 24-bit/192kHz files, be it from your PC / Mac or other smart devices.
A best-in-class Texas Instrument TI6120A2 headphone amplifier enables you to power any of the headphones available in the market, giving you clarity, details and a total harmonic distortion value plus noise (THD+N) of <0.005%.
The headphone amplifier utilises a current-on-demand design in the headphone output, which enables the amplifier to respond quickly without the risk of output distortion. When a large amount of power is suddenly needed, the amplifier can respond extremely quickly without raising the noise floor and thus degrades the signal-to-noise ratio.
Have a variety of normal and power-demanding headphones in your collection? The dual gain switch also allows you to match your headphones to the correct impedance from the Sound Blaster E5. This gives you flexibility in listening to music at the most optimal playback volume.
You can play digital audio direct from your iOS or Android* device via the Sound Blaster E5 to your headphones. Digital audio signals are sent from the device directly to the Sound Blaster E5, which decodes them without any degradation in audio quality. What you get is audio playback at its highest fidelity.
– 120dB DAC for enhanced audio quality
– Amplifier supports up to 600 ohm studio quality headphones
– Stereo Direct for unprocessed audio playback at 24-bit 192kHz
– Connects wirelessly over Bluetooth with NFC for one-touch pairing
– Built in battery for up to 8 hours of audio playback.
– Built-in Mic with auto-orientation sensor
– Gain Switch for High or Low Gain 2.2-120Ohm or 120-600Ohm
|Digital Analogue Converter (DAC)||Cirrus Logic CS4398|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio(SNR)||120dB (DAC)|
|Sample Rate||Upto 24-bit/192kHz|
|Analogue to Digital Converter (ADC)||Cirrus Logic CS5361|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio(SNR)||114 dB (ADC)|
|Headphone Amp||Texas Instrument TI6120A2|
|Output Impedance||2.2 Ohm (Supports headphones from 16Ohm to 600Ohm)|
|Connectivity Options (main)||microUSB|
|Line/Mic/Optical In||1 x 3.5mm Jack|
|Headphone Out||2 x 3.5mm Jacks|
|Line/Optical Out||1 x 3.5mm Jack|
|USB Host Streaming||1 x Type-A USB Port|
|Max Channel Output||Stereo 2.0|
|Audio Technologies||SBX Pro Studio, CrystalVoice|
|Microphone Type||Built-in Mic with auto-orientation sensor (Landscape / Portrait modes)|
|Supported Systems||Windows Vista® 32/64-bit SP1 or higher,
Mac® OS X® 10.6.8 or higher,
iPhones/iPads running iOS 6.0 or higher for Bluetooth^
iPhones/iPads running iOS 6.0 or higher for USB Host Audio streaming via Lightning Connector
^ Devices must support Bluetooth 4.1 (Low Energy) or Higher
Phones/Tablets running Android 2.3 or higher forBluetooth
Phones/Tablets running Android 4.1 or higher for USB Host Streaming*
* Devices must support AOA2 USB Streaming
|Package Contents||Sound Blaster E5 Device
Quick Start Leaflet
2 x Elastic Band
Mini TOSLINK Cable
|Warranty||2-Year Limited Warranty|