Creative Technology today announced the release of Sound Blaster G3, a portable gaming USB DAC Amp that marks the latest addition to the Sound Blaster revolution ignited 30 years ago. Designed and built with game console users in mind, Sound Blaster G3 is the first Sound Blaster that works directly on PS4 and Nintendo Switch via a driverless plug-and-play format, and is also compatible with PC and Mac. Palm-sized and weighing in at a mere 32 grams, it boasts a great balance of the fabled Sound Blaster audio signature, on-the-go customization and other nifty gaming features at an attractive price tag.
Sound Blaster Signature
Backed by Creative’s strong foundation built over three decades of innovation and expertise in audio innovations, Sound Blaster G3 is well-equipped to exceed the audio needs of gaming enthusiasts. Featuring hi-definition 24-bit audio at 100 dB DNR, it has the ability to drive studio-grade headphones of up to 300 ohms of impedance. When connected to a PC or Mac, it has the ability to handle discrete 7.1 channel input and offer up to 7.1 surround sound virtualization as well as the iconic Sound Blaster Acoustic Engine. Users can look forward to an elevated gaming audio experience that far surpasses the default audio standard on PC, Mac or gaming consoles.
Surge Ahead of the Game
Sound Blaster G3 also comes equipped with the latest GameVoice Mix feature, specially designed to make in-game chats seamless and hassle-free. This feature allows users to freely adjust the game audio and chat volume with a conveniently-located scroll wheel to achieve the perfect balance without disrupting the gameplay.
On top of that, users gain an edge with the custom-tuned Footsteps Enhancer, a customizable EQ that helps to pinpoint the opponent’s location in clinching the crucial win in first-person shooter games. There are also EQ profiles customized for popular games, including Fortnite, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Overwatch.
Optimized for Functionality and Convenience
Making audio adjustments on Sound Blaster G3 is a breeze for console gamers, with on-the-fly controls that can be made remotely with the Sound Blaster Command mobile app available for iOS and Android, without the need to unplug or exit the gaming console screen. Pairing it via Bluetooth, gamers can use their mobile phones like a remote control and easily access the volume and mic controls, saved EQ settings and even perform firmware updates. On PC and Mac, the Sound Blaster Command desktop app serves up the comprehensive and fully customizable suite of playback and recording options that Sound Blaster users are accustomed to.
Audio controls are also conveniently located at the sides, making adjustments simple with just one hand. Sound Blaster G3 is powered entirely via USB-C and comes with a USB-A adapter for added convenience..
The Sound Blaster G3 is priced at US $59.