Users of headphones or headsets with a jack connection may know the problem: The on-board sound card of the mainboard produces background noise, colleagues in Teamspeak and Discord only hear noise or the sound is much too quiet. An alternative sound card can solve all these problems. But not everyone has space on the motherboard or the possibility to change the sound card in the laptop or console.
With the Sound BlasterX G6 the well-known manufacturer Creative offers a successor to the USB sound card Sound BlasterX G5. The G6 can be connected not only to stationary PCs, but also to laptops and consoles. With an integrated headphone amplifier and many other features, a good sound quality should be ensured. But is that true? We want to find out in our test.
Scope of Delivery
The Sound BlasterX G6 comes in a lightweight foam padded package. In addition to the sound card, the following is also included in the scope of delivery:
- 1x optical cable
- 1x micro-USB cable
- Quick Start Brochure
- Guarantee booklet
Technical Details and Features
The technical details of the Sound BlasterX G6 are listed in the following table:
|Product name:||Creative Sound BlasterX G6|
|Channels||Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound|
|Sampling rates|| |
|Headphones Amp|| |
|Special features||various software features, RGB lighting, rubberized floor|
The most striking technical features compared to its predecessor are the workmanship of 32 bit/384 kHz DAC data, the integrated Xamp (headphone amplifier) and the higher audio quality of 130 to 120 dB DNR. The Sound BlasterX G6 does not yet rely on USB type C, but on micro USB.