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Creative Soundblaster Audigy SE PCI 7.1 Surround Sound Card (OEM)

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17424
   Shipping Weight:   0.3 lbs
   Part #: 30SB057000000

Features    [ Edit | History ]
Features:

Enjoy an audio experience that's just not possible with basic motherboard audio. Sound Blaster Audigy SE features high-quality audio that dramatically improves MP3 music listening, support for EAX ADVANCED HD 3.0 effects that make PC games come alive and multichannel 5.1 or 7.1 sound for immersive surround sound in music, movies and games. When it comes to PC Audio nothing compares to Sound Blaster.

Quick Specs:
Additional Information
  • CMSS surround technology
  • EAX ADVANCED HD 3.0
  • Supports SPDIF Out for Stereo Digital Speakers or SPDIF In/Out with Creative Digital I/O Module (Sold Separately)
Host Interface PCI
DAC Data Width 24 bit
Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) 100 dB
Sound Channels 7.1
Form Factor Internal
System Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows XP (SP2), XP Professional x64 or 2000 (SP4)
  • Intel Pentium III, Celeron 1GHz or AMD processor
  • PCI slot (2.1 compliant)
  • 128MB RAM
  • 600MB of free hard disk space
  • Headphones or amplified speakers
  • CD-ROM, CD-RW or DVD-ROM drive for installation
Number of Headphone Ports 3
S/PDIF In Yes
S/PDIF Out Yes
Number of Audio Line In 1
Number of Microphone Ports 1
Audio Processor Model Audigy SE
Audio Processor Manufacturer Creative
ProductId10967697


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General Information  
     Brand Name: Creative
     Manufacturer: Creative Technology, Ltd
     Manufacturer Part Number: 30SB057000000
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.creative.com
     Product Line: Audigy
     Product Model: SE
     Product Name: Sound Blaster Audigy 30SB057000000 SE Sound Card
     Product Type: Sound Board
Interfaces/Ports  
     Number of Audio Line In: 1
     Number of Headphone Ports: 3
     Number of Microphone Ports: 1
     S/PDIF In: Yes
     S/PDIF Out: Yes
Miscellaneous  
     Additional Information:
  • CMSS surround technology
  • EAX ADVANCED HD 3.0
  • Supports SPDIF Out for Stereo Digital Speakers or SPDIF In/Out with Creative Digital I/O Module (Sold Separately)

     System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows XP (SP2), XP Professional x64 or 2000 (SP4)
  • Intel Pentium III, Celeron 1GHz or AMD processor
  • PCI slot (2.1 compliant)
  • 128MB RAM
  • 600MB of free hard disk space
  • Headphones or amplified speakers
  • CD-ROM, CD-RW or DVD-ROM drive for installation

Physical Characteristics  
     Form Factor: Internal
Technical Information  
     Audio Processor Manufacturer: Creative
     Audio Processor Model: Audigy SE
     DAC Data Width: 24 bit
     Host Interface: PCI
     Maximum Frequency Response: 40 kHz
     Minimum Frequency Response: 10 Hz
     Platform Supported: PC
     Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR): 100 dB
     Sound Channels: 7.1

Customer Reviews of (Creative Labs 30SB057000000)

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AceOnRiv
10/16/12
Experience: 3 Years
Pros
cheap
great sound
Cons
driver conflict
Summary
been using this for years to power my HD570 which is like 10 years old, there is some driver conflict when using with win7, i just use an aftermarket driver. overall great sound for this price

KrocK
08/24/12
Experience: 1 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
Works well in Windows 7
Cons
None
Summary
I bought this sound card to replace a broken on-board sound card and it does the job very well. I can't say much about the sound quality since I have cheap speakers but it is at least as good as in on-board one. It's a great 7.1 card for people on a budget. I use it on Windows 7 64 bits and everything works fine.

aviator_1
03/24/12
Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Pros
-cheap
-improvement over onboard sound
Cons
-none thus far...
Summary
Good upgrade from on-board analogue sound. It's pretty cheap, so it fit the budget for a budget build. The computer it is installed on will only be used for general internet use, so it's not like top notch sound was required.

Alowne
11/02/11
Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Cheap
Well known
Cons
None , you pay what you pay for..
Summary
I have nothing to say about this , i just bought it , REALLY exited to try it out since my audio output doesnt work on my Mobo, just the USB.. i think that soundblaster i well known for quality sound , You just cant miss it , good buy at my eyes..
Sorry for my lack of English mastering.. :D

phylae
04/24/11
Experience: 14 Days
Pros
Great linux compatibility (Ubuntu 10.04)
Easy to install
Cons
No connector included for front-panel audio ports
Summary
This was a great sound card for the price. The quality was reasonable. However, I had to return it because it didn't have connectors front-panel audio ports. I use headphones and mics all the time, so it is necessary for me that the jacks on the front of my box work. I have heard there are extra cables you can buy, but many of those cost more than the sound card! If you don't need this feature, this is a great card.

Hillary_G
04/13/11
Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Cheap! Works
Cons
None really
Summary
Works as intended. Cheap, better than onboard sound.

Poks
01/21/11
Experience: 1 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
cheap, reliable, plug and install driver and play
Cons
oem
Summary
Good card for the price. Once you got the drivers, it works pretty well on windows 7.

It's hard to say more. at 25 bucks, buy it and try it, you have nothing to loose

Behnam_N
11/14/10
Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
great substitute for an old motherboard
Cons
best for gaming not music
Summary
I think the EAX and the gaming features are ideal with this soundcard. I really didn't notice a huge leap between this an the ALC889 chipset. This is best suited for gamers who want a cheap option.

supaaninja
10/26/10
Experience: 3 Years
Pros
- Good sound quality
- Adheres to quite a few standards
- Inexpensive
Cons
- PCI (legacy)
Summary
A good soundcard for the price. I've had it for a long time and haven't had problems with it on older systems and OS's. Newer OS's may have a bit of trouble with drivers, etc.

wmiked777
10/18/10
Experience: 2 Years
Pros
inexpensive nice sound
Cons
none
Summary
if you are looking for a little more performance out of your computer this is an enexpensive upgrade that actually sounds good too, sound better than most onboard sound.

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Adapter Required for 7.1? Also Questions About Re (OCZ FOR THE WIN- Jul 21, 12, 0 Replies) Read this message
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