Friday, August 18, 2017

Sound BlasterX AE-5 Review

After spending some quality time with the Sound BlasterX AE-5, our friends at HotHardware say that this is an uncompromising gaming sound card for audiophiles.

Sound cards seem passé nowadays, as motherboard manufacturers hop up high-definition audio codecs with higher quality op-amps, capacitors, shielding and S/PDIF outputs, that make discrete sound cards a harder sell. But despite all the optimizations and tweaks to on-board audio, there’s only so much you can do with cost-conscious audio codecs. That's where the Sound BlasterX AE-5 comes in.