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Sound Blaster X AE-5 $104.99

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According to Creative's FB page, this deal was supposed to be active yesterday only. I just picked one up for $104.99 f/s

Use code HOLIDAYFB

Probably the best price / performance you can get if you need a dedicated and versatile card & amp.

https://us.creative.com/p/sound-c...sterx-ae-5
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Score, great deal! Repped, and no tax for most. $149 avg price history per camel.
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Last edited by itsarectangle December 18, 2017 at 06:31 AM.
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Was waiting for a deal on this but got desperate and went with a Blaster Z that I got new on Ebay for $50. Couldn't pass it up. Pairs great with my Z5500s. Thumbs up for this great deal anyways.
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Great deal! First time, I've seen this on sale. Waited a long time for it or the Blaster Z to go on sale and finally picked up the X AE-5 when Newegg had a 5% off mobile sale.

Was using onboard audio on my Fata1ity X370 mobo which uses Sound Blaster software, so it was supposed to be really good sound with HyperX Cloud Revolver headphones. Playing fps games, I couldn't place the enemy by directional sound. I got this card and it's like night and day. Completely sold me on using a discrete audio card.

Hot deal!! Repped
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showing OOS for me.
$50 off is a solid deal
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it sounds amazing. a real benefit to this is it uses 2 headphone amps, which reduces crosstalk by a lot. In my opinion crosstalk is a main factor in why sound cards sound different.

But beware: there is a problem with virtual 7.1 not working (only does 5.1). I'm contacting creative about this. (I have a G1 and it does virtual 7.1.)

edit: I found the crosstalk isn't very good either. Kind of regret buying this now..
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Showing OOS for me as well Frown
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Any better than the 7.1 channel surround sound built-in that comes with any mid-range mobo these days ?
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Sound BlasterX AE-5 back in stock at $104.99!! They're going quick! Order fast and make certain to use the HOLIDAYFB promo code.
I just ordered mine at 10:00 PM CST, Dec 19.
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Any better than the 7.1 channel surround sound built-in that comes with any mid-range mobo these days ?
It will definitely put perform it. I have the ALC1220, which is realteks higher end codec and this card puts out a far better sound. Great headphone amp on this!
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Got one. Now I can throw my old Z in the PC I am building for my son. Thanks!
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back in stock and code still works... just ordered....
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