Easy PC Audio - Creative Launch The Sound Blaster PLAY! 3

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅04.07.2017 02:49:03

Creative Technology Ltd today announces the brand new Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 – a portable high-resolution USB sound card that features a digital-analogue converter (DAC) and a headphone amplifier for PC and Mac®. The Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 offers tech and gaming enthusiasts a convenient thumb-sized audio solution yet powerful enough to drive a wide range of headphones for an immersive audio experience.

The compact plug-and-play audio power pack offers the easiest way to enjoy hi-res 24-bit 96kHz audio – users can simply connect the Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 sound card to a PC or Mac and amplify any gaming headset, studio-grade headphones or favourite stereo speakers to instantly boost their audio experience. Combined Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 USB DAC & Headphone Amp with the Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 Control Panel software which is available for Windows® and Mac OSX®, this portable USB sound card offers numerous configuration options and immersive audio effects that enhance and personalize one’s enjoyment of music, movies, games and even recording for podcasts or in-game communication. Apart from that, the Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 also boasts fuss-free convenience: its small and light form factor provides powerful audio on-the-go, and thanks to its single or split stereo/mic connectors, the days of Y-splitter cables are long over.

Key Features of Sound Blaster PLAY! 3:

• 24-bit 96kHz high-resolution USB DAC playback

• Improved listening experience with headphone amp

• Easy connection of headsets via single or split stereo/mic connector

• Customizable Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 Control Panel software

• Instant audio quality upgrade for headset or stereo speakers

Technical Specification:

• Interface: USB 2.0, USB 3.0

• Signal-to-Noise Ratio (DAC): 93dB

• Sampling Rate (Playback):

§ 16-bit / 44.1, 48.0, 88.2, 96.0kHz

§ 24-bit / 44.1, 48.0, 96.0kHz

• Sampling Rate (Mic-in): 16/24-bit / 44.1, 48.0kHz

• Headphone Amp: Supports headphones up to 300 Ω

• Connectivity:

§ One 3.5 mm (1/8-inch) 4-pole Headphone/Headset jack

§ One 3.5 mm (1/8-inch) Microphone jack (Mono)

• Power: USB bus powered

• Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 138 x 22.0 x 9.4 mm

• Product Weight: 13 g

Pricing and Availability

The Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 is priced at £19.99 (RRP) and is available now at Creative.com.

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