Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pro Gaming Review, Audiophile Gaming At Its Best!: Page 6 of 9

Posted by Mark Taliaferro on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 8:00am

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Sound BlasterX AE-5

Since the last iteration of SB software, they have simplified the software but it is still so full featured it’ll take a while to learn the intuitive program. Over on the left is where most people will experiment at first with all the presets. The presets are from general gaming, video down to game specific like Counter Strike Global.

Sound BlasterX AE-5

The equalizers looks a little strange at first but just grab the line at any point and drag it to set your equalizer. This is one area where we would have liked to have seen a more traditional slider equalizer.

Sound BlasterX AE-5

The acoustic engine gives plain explanations below each option a feature we like a lot. Not everyone is a dyed in the wool audiophile and these explanations go a long way to smooth the learning curve.

Sound BlasterX AE-5

Scout 2.0 is an amazing little piece of work and can help locate enemies based on their sound position on the map. We found Scout 2.0 to be well more than 90% correct so we were popping headshots right and left.

Sound BlasterX AE-5

The voice area is a lot of fun and ranges from the acoustic clarity of team communications to morphing your voice to a Darth Vader like modulation. Warning: you can spend a couple of gaming hours here!

Sound BlasterX AE-5

Lighting is an area we spent some serious time in and with a little practice you can sync the colors, use presets, turn the Logo off and set external lighting effects (the LED Strip).

Sound BlasterX AE-5

Sound Blaster includes a registration page to make it easy to register your product.

Sound BlasterX AE-5

Under the speaker setting you can choose your style of speakers or headphones further enriching your audio experience.

Sound BlasterX AE-5

Settings are just a general settings area and you can check for updates here and decide if you want the program to run on windows startup.

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