by Anton Shilov
09/04/2013 | 10:55 PM
Creative Technology, a leading designer of PC audio solutions, has announced its all new high performance external sound card – the Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1. The product is designed to enhance audio quality of all-in-one desktop personal computers or notebooks, which can only be upgraded using external add-ons.
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 is based on Creative's SBX Pro Studio suite of processing technologies. The sound card comes with a 600 ohm headphone amplifier that allows discerning listeners to hear every enhanced audio detail through powerful studio-grade monitoring headphones. The Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 also features impressive recording capabilities that will be appreciated by today’s new generation of audio content creators. It houses a built-in dual array microphone that records clear audio, and all recorded audio is further enhanced and cleaned up via Creative’s CrystalVoice technologies. Finally, the audio solution features optical output to connect to their decoder through a single optical cable for compelling 5.1 surround sound in addition to a 5.1 analog output.
“We have always strived to ensure that our sound cards are packed with the latest features and technology, and that’s why they represent the best upgrades from simple motherboard audio to full cinematic surround sound. This principle is reflected with the all new Omni Surround 5.1. With its 600 ohm headphone amplifier, users are able to enjoy a more complete immersive experience – the amplifier supports the capabilities of studio-grade monitoring headphones by giving them sufficient power to reproduce low frequency tones that are usually ignored, bringing the listening experience to a whole new level,” said Low Long Chye, general nanager of the audio video products group at Creative Technology.
The Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 can be connected to laptops, PCs and Macs via a simple USB cable. The device also houses conveniently accessible controls and input options.
The Creative Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 external audio solutions are slated for availability in October 2013 at the online store and authorised dealers for around $85/€65.