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SOUND BLASTER OMNI SURROUND 5.1 USB SOUND CARD £44.99 @ UK.CREATIVE.COM

£44.99 @ Creative
USB Sound Card with 600 Ohm Headphone Amp Featuring a built-in dual microphone array for crystal-clear voice communication and customizable SBX Pro Studio audio technologies, and a studio-grade 600…
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USB Sound Card with 600 Ohm Headphone Amp

Featuring a built-in dual microphone array for crystal-clear voice communication and customizable SBX Pro Studio audio technologies, and a studio-grade 600 ohm headphone amplifier, the Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 is ideal for anyone looking to seriously upgrade their PC or Mac audio experience.


http://www.everythingusb.com/media/creative-sb-omni.jpg

£44.99 seems like a good deal for this external sound card!

Amazon are selling it for £60 and I can't find it cheaper anywhere else. Also comes with remote.

I just ordered one as I want an upgrade to my motherboard's onboard sound, but don't want to clutter the inside my PC with an internal sound card.

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#1
I wonder what DAC and AMP it has in this?
#2
rev6
I wonder what DAC and AMP it has in this?

if you use the optical out then the dac/amp doesn't matter - that said its a bit expensive just for that facility
4 Likes #3
to the op, how is putting a pci-e card into your pc "cluttering the inside"? anyhoo each to their own..
#4
taras
rev6
I wonder what DAC and AMP it has in this?
if you use the optical out then the dac/amp doesn't matter - that said its a bit expensive just for that facility

Well I do know that. It doesn't answer my question :D
#5
rev6
I wonder what DAC and AMP it has in this?

Apparently the DAC and AMP while not audiophile quality are quite reasonable for gaming. Check out this discussion.
#6
Dread to think how weak the headphone output is when paired with 600 Ohm headphones. Creative don't state the output power (mw) for any impedance.

Edited By: MBeeching on Nov 11, 2016 12:44: Typo.
#7
rev6
taras
rev6
I wonder what DAC and AMP it has in this?
if you use the optical out then the dac/amp doesn't matter - that said its a bit expensive just for that facility
Well I do know that. It doesn't answer my question :D

:D seriously thought just because you and i know that! Some may not :p
4 Likes #8
Done a bit of searching around.

The DAC is the CS4361
The AMP is the MAX97220A
1 Like #9
MBeeching
Dread to think how weak the headphone output is when paired with 600 Ohm headphones. Creative don't state the output power (mw) for any impedance.

The rating is here. It doesn't look like it would give 300 Ohm headphones justice let alone 600 :D

https://datasheets.maximintegrated.com/en/ds/MAX97220A-MAX97220E.pdf




Edited By: rev6 on Nov 11, 2016 12:49
#10
rev6
MBeeching
Dread to think how weak the headphone output is when paired with 600 Ohm headphones. Creative don't state the output power (mw) for any impedance.
The rating is here. It doesn't look like it would give 300 Ohm headphones justice let alone 600 :Dhttps://datasheets.maximintegrated.com/en/ds/MAX97220A-MAX97220E.pdf

Thank you for investigating further!
#11
rev6
Done a bit of searching around.
The DAC is the CS4361
The AMP is the MAX97220A

So they spent less than £2.50 on the DAC and amp section :p
#12
Can anybody comment on the sound quality of the inbuilt dual mic?
#13
£99.99 for the soundblaster e5 too
1 Like #14
Wow, they still exist! How does it compare to Gravis Ultrasound? ;-)
1 Like #15
taras
to the op, how is putting a pci-e card into your pc "cluttering the inside"? anyhoo each to their own..
It can restrict airflow especially if you have non blower sli.
Internal sound cards (onboard sound as well) can suffer from interference causing humming etc. If you don't have any issues with interference whether or not you will actually experience an upgrade in quality from onboard sound is subjective. The only objective test I've ever seen is this one:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/high-end-pc-audio,3733.html

Unsurprisingly tests of this kind do not lead to increased advertising revenue.
#16
"don't want to clutter the inside my PC with an internal sound card." so you'd rather clutter your house with an external one instead?

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