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.
The USB sound card works with PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, and combines a virtual 7.1 32-bit/384kHz, 130dB USB Digital Audio Converter (DAC) with our awesome Xamp discrete headphone amplifier for incredibly detailed audio. It also boasts Dolby Digital decoding, virtual 7.1 surround sound, game-voice volume balancing, Scout Mode, and Sound Blaster's 30 year legacy of impressive sound enhancement technologies.
All this comes together to make the Sound BlasterX G6 an incredible audio upgrade for both gamers and music and audio enthusiasts.
It doesn't matter which camp you're in - PC or console - we've got you covered. The Sound BlasterX G6 features a wide array of connectivity options - optical, USB, and even line-in - which means your gaming audio will be instantly improved whether you're on PC, PS4, Xbox, or even a Nintendo Switch.
Activate Scout Mode to give yourself a distinct tactical advantage! This tried and tested technology enhances important in-game audio cues - such as footsteps and weapon switching sounds - allowing you to quickly and accurately pinpoint your opponents' location before they pinpoint yours!
The Sound BlasterX G6 is designed to make things easy. The single audio wheel controls both the gameplay audio and your mic volume for easy balancing. Buttons on the side control processing profiles and Scout Mode, and switching between headphones and speakers is easy via the Sound Blaster Connect software.
We're not joking about our sound quality. The Sound BlasterX G6 was designed for the most discerning gamers and built with components that would impress even audiophiles.
The jewel in the Sound BlasterX G6's proverbial crown is our custom-designed Xamp discrete headphone amplifier. As opposed to single amplification found in other gaming DAC amps, Xamp amplifies both audio channels individually. You'll enjoy more detailed audio on highs, mids, and bass.
Xamp will drive any gaming headset excellently, but it goes even further than that. The ultra-low 1Ω output impedance perfectly drives performance-grade sensitive 16Ω in-ear monitors all the way to studio-grade 600Ω headphones.
The specifications of the Sound BlasterX G6 are impressive. It serves as a 32-bit 384kHz* DAC with an ultra-high dynamic range of 130dB. The DAC features an oversampled multi-bit modulator with mismatch shaping technology that eliminates distortion, ensuring that audio is streamed with the highest level of detail and fidelity. The Sound BlasterX G6 also supports hi-res PCM and DoP audio formats.
*Other inputs are not available in 32-bit 384kHz (Direct Mode) playback.
The Creative Sound BlasterX G6 transforms the way you experience audio on PC and console...What makes the G6 so good is how you can pair it with some $150 cups or a cheap $20 headset from Amazon and you'll be able to tell a difference when migrating from onboard audio on your PC. Having the ability to hook up your console and the Nintendo Switch makes this a must-have for anyone looking to — quite literally — boost their audio experience.
4.5 star out of 5
Sound BlasterX G6
Performance is where the Sound BlasterX G6 shines, the audio quality delivered by the G6 is superb, it was an immediate improvement over the MSI motherboard we tested it against, and it enhanced every single aspect of the sound. The bass became richer and fuller, the treble was cleaner and more detailed, vocal production became more powerful, and the highs were heightened as well.
Vortez Premium Award
Sound BlasterX G6
We noticed an audio boost immediately once we fired up the G6...even aged gaming headphones will feel like they got a newer lease on life from the G6. We had fun with the G6 and recommend it first to gamers looking to boost sound quality and gain a competitive edge.
4 out of 5 stars
Sound BlasterX G6
I have an ASUS ROG laptop and I bought this mainly since the headphone/mic jack is on the right side of the laptop and that's where I have my mouse since I'm right handed. Bad design imho. I wasn't actually expecting to be able to hear the difference since I spent a lot of my childhood listening to loud music and now I can't hear well enough to call myself an audiophile. However, I was really impressed at the difference in game play this little device makes. It's a clear and impressive difference. I'm really surprised at how well the 7.1 option works even though I have only 2 speakers for my laptop.
Yes. Please refer to the table below:
|PS4 - Optical||PS4 - USB||Xbox One - Optical|
|DSP Mode (SBX Surround On)||Multi-Channel||Multi-Channel input and virtualize||N.A.||Multi-Channel input and virtualize|
|2-Channel||Upmix and virtualize||Upmix and virtualize||Upmix and virtualize|
|DSP Mode (SBX Surround Off)||Multi-Channel||Down-mix to 2-channel||N.A.||Down-mix to 2-channel|
|Direct Mode||Multi-Channel||Down-mix to 2-Channel||N.A.||Down-mix to 2-Channel|
Chat is supported on the PS4. Unfortunately, chat is not supported on the Xbox One or Nintendo Switch.
However, when SPDIF-Direct is selected, the optical output will not have audio processing/SBX effects.