Creative Creative Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit External - 70SB049000000

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Perfect for what I needed

on 11/14/2006

When I ordered a new computer a year ago, I settled for sound-on-motherboard. Then this fall I decided I'd like to try my hand at burning/ripping/analog recording. I could readily get the software for doing that, but the sound was truly awful. I didn't want to install an internal card (I'm done with installing cards)...and then I learned of this external USB sound board from Creative. Taking a chance (great price; reputable company), I bought one and it has exceed my expectations. It is truly an excellent product.

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Great Alternative Sound Option to Laptop!

on 3/16/2007

I had a built-in genetic sound card for my laptop. I was not satisfied with the sound quality at all with movies & music. After a significant research, this product seemed like the best choice. I only use optical connection to my sound system. Great crispy sound! Also USB-powered so, no need for another power cord. So far, I am quite satisfied.

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Product Overview

This ultra-affordable upgrade allows you to start enjoying an audio experience and quality that's not possible with basic on-board audio thanks to 24-Bit ADVANCED HD and EAX ADVANCED HD technologies. Your music will never have sounded better and you'll even be able to convert your old tapes or vinyl to digital audio. Finally your games will come alive while you're also immersed in 5.1 surround sound. All this in a simple USB solution that installs in a snap!


Manufacturer Creative Labs
Mfg Part# 70SB049000000
SKU 10381394
UPC 054651073517
UPC 14 00054651073517
Enjoy Crystal Clear 24-bit Audio:
With 256 times the resolution of your basic built-in sound, all your music, movies, and games will sound better in 24-bit ADVANCED HD™ quality.
Create MP3s, Organise Music, Burn CDs:
The full-featured Creative MediaSource™ digital player allows you to make crystal clear, high quality MP3s, manage your music library, and burn personalised CDs.
Make Your Music Sound Even Better:
Customise your CD and MP3 playback with easy-to-use and convenient Acoustic Enhancements that give you better control over your music than a home theatre system.
Bass Boost2:
Enhance the bass in your music (2.1 and 4.1 speakers only)
Multi-Band Equalizer2:
Personalise playback of audio frequencies
Audio Clean-Up:
Remove noise from MP3s of old recordings
CMSS® 3D2:
Enjoy virtual surround sound on stereo speakers/headphones
Automatically match volume levels across music tracks
EAX® Effects2
Add acoustic effects like Concert Hall to your music
Convert Old Recordings to MP3 Easily:
Record all of your old cassette tapes and vinyl records to MP3 with simple
connections and easy-to-use recording software with advanced cleaning tools
Experience Realistic Sound in Your Games:
Imagine hearing game sounds so realistic that you feel like you are actually in the game. Whether you're playing first person shooters, strategy games, or others, with EAX® ADVANCED HD™1 support you'll hear all the action.
Surround Yourself With 5.1 Sound:
Immerse yourself in your games and DVD movies with 5.1 surround sound that lets you hear every sound in front or behind you.
One-Step Hookup:
Upgrading to Home Theatre quality audio on your PC is as simple as plugging into any available USB port - no power adapter needed.
Tech Specs
Package Contents USB Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit ExternalUSB Cable9-pin Speaker DIN CableQuick Start guideInstallation CD containing: Drivers for Windows XP (SP1) and 2000 (SP4)Creative Software Applications SuiteUser Guide
Software Included Creative MediaSource Player/OrganiserCreative Device ControlCreative Speaker SettingsCreative EAX ConsoleCreative Graphic EqualizerCreative Surround MixerCreative WaveStudioCreative MiniDisc CenterCreative Diagnostics
Manufacturer Creative Technology Ltd
S/PDIF Output @ Up to 24 bit 96kHz
Manufacturer Part Number 70SB049000000
Host Interface USB 24-bit
Shipping Dimensions 4" Height x 8.25" Width x 10.5" Depth
Audio CODEC High Definition Audio
System Requirements Intel Pentium III or Celeron class 800Mhz or faster processorMicrosoft Windows XP (SP1) or 2000 (SP4)128MB RAM340 MB Hard Disk SpaceAvailable USB portHeadphones or amplified speakersCD/DVD-ROM drive required for software installation
Manufacturer Website Address
Product Line Sound Blaster
Product Series Live!
Shipping Weight 1.4 lb
Playback Modes Digital
Product Name Creative Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit External
Sampling Rate 24bit 96kHz Stereo DAC / 24bit 96kHz ADC
Packing Box
Product Type External Sound Box
DAC Data Width 24bit
Sound Channels 5.1 - Surround Sound
API Support EAX
Platform Support PC

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