Final Thoughts & Conclusion
Having gone from that rudimentary Multimedia Upgrade Kit to today’s sound puts us in a unique position. While our first Sound Blaster product introduced us to the potential of computer audio the Sound BlasterX AE-5 shows us the decade’s long leap to Audio perfection.
The Xamp dual headphone amplifier gave both ear cups explosive sound with a well defined clarity and crispness we thought only possible in a sound recording studio.
Sound Connect 2 is good for just going in and having a good time morphing and playing with the kids or going whole hog and recording and rendering sound exactly like you want it.
Music was clear, clean and deeply rich in nature taking your audio experience to a new level. The Sound Connect 2 panel allows you to use an ordinary, no effects, set of headphones like a high end virtual 7.1 set costing hundreds of dollars and does a better job than the headphones can dream of.
When it comes to sound go with the pro’s at Creative Labs with their seemingly endless line of Sound Blaster products. The $150 price tag is worth every cent and carried across a couple of builds is a pretty reasonable price to pay for higher quality gaming, movies, and audio. You can spend thousands of dollars on components and arguably get a little better sound but if you have that argument with us you would lose because we have experienced sound as it’s meant to be on the Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pro Gaming.
Sound professionals and audiophiles alike can enjoy the Sound BlasterX AE-5 but just opening the box and looking at that quality in your hand is worth the paltry $150 investment knowing you just made one of the best investments for your entertainment enjoyment a person can make! Happy Blasting!