he front panel includes a conveniently located 1/4" microphone input and 1/4"
headphone jack with a studio quality headphone amp and volume control. The rear
panel features optical I/O, gold-plated stereo RCA I/O plus an integrated phono
preamp for direct recording of your vinyl collection from your turntable.
The bundled Media Toolbox software lets you record, convert, enhance and
organize your digital music files easily while SBX Pro Studio technology brings
you the same great audio experience found in live performances, films, and
Premium USB Sound Blaster quality
Audiophile-grade components deliver unsurpassed USB audio quality with a
signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 114dB.
SBX Pro Studio for unprecedented audio realism
Unique SBX Pro Studio technology enhances all of your music, movies and games
for maximum enjoyment regardless of your source material.
Direct recording from your turntable
Phono preamp with RIAA EQ allows direct connection of your turntable to
conveniently convert your vinyl to CDs or MP3s.
Superior headphone experience
High quality headphone amp supports studio-quality headphones (e.g.
Gold-plated connectivity for maximum signal quality, easily accessible
front-mounted headphone and microphone jacks with convenient volume control.
Versatile audio software
Creative Media Toolbox software allows you to record, playback, cleanup and
organize your digital music files easily.
Works with Windows 8
We have updated audio drivers that will allow you to enjoy the ultimate in
Sound Blaster performance in Windows 8.
Added support for ASIO playback (for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
and Windows 8.1)
Here's other similar drivers that are different versions or releases for different operating systems: