Product on Review: Creative Sound BlasterX G6
Street Price: £129.99 / $149.99
As you are probably aware, Creative has been in the audio game a long time and have always been one of the go-to companies if you’ve ever wanted to upgrade your audio. They manufacture everything from earphones to sound cards and today we’ll be putting their latest offering through its paces.
The Sound BlasterX G6 follows in the footsteps of the Sound BlasterX G5 from 2016 and improves upon the foundation that the G5 provided. Some notable upgrades that have been made are an enhanced DAC and Amp. The previous version utilised a 24-bit / 192kHz - which is impressive in its own right, but the G6 betters that with a new 32-bit / 384kHz variant. The Amp also sees a boost and features an ultra-low out impedance of 1ohm which is great when compared to 2.2ohm over the G5. The G6 also adds support for Dolby Digital Decoding and also increases the DNR from 120dB to 130dB.
That isn’t all as the G6 works with a broader range of platforms too, the G5 worked with the PC, PS4 and Xbox, the G6 adds to this with support for Nintendo Switch. The final big improvement is the inclusion of Xamp, this feature is a discrete headphone amplifier which amplifies both the left and right channels individually, this in theory results in more detailed audio across the board.
Creative on the Blaster X G6:
Upgrade your game! An amazing upgrade over our well-received Sound BlasterX G5, the Sound BlasterX G6 immediately improves your audio, giving you a much more enjoyable experience compared to what you get from default motherboard audio or any other USB Gaming DAC in the market.