Audio/Visual

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX V2 & DBPRO Review

There are many great audio solutions on the market these days, and actually, many modern motherboards have extremely competent solutions built into them. For most people, plugging your speakers straight into the motherboard is fine, or just using your favourite headphones. However, not every motherboard will meet your standards for audio processing abilities, and high-end features such as 7.1 surround, powerful amplification and DSD audio are usually tied to the much more expensive boards. The Creative Sound Blaster Audigy FX V2 is the perfect solution for expanding your acoustic power without spending a small fortune.

The original version of this sound card has been on the market for years now, so it was more than due an overhaul. Improved aesthetics and build quality are a given. However, there’s also support for the latest Sound Blaster Acoustic Engine, SmartComms Kit, and with their DBPRO daughterboard add-on, it’ll even allow for DSD256 playback, full 7.1 discrete surround sound, and an optical-out port… and yup, I have both cards in the office!

5.1 (or 7.1) surround sound, high-quality audio with 120 dB SNR, and high-resolution 24-bit 192 kHz playback make this an attractive option for those wanting to power a more advanced speaker setup or to get the best out of their headphones.

What Creative Had to Say

“Is your default PC audio enough? While computers today do come with a basic onboard sound card on the motherboard, the audio quality is usually mediocre at best if you have a penchant for high-resolution music. With Sound Blaster Audigy Fx V2, enjoy an easy upgradable solution to enhance your computer’s audio. The sound card is capable of delivering high-fidelity playback resolution of up to 24-bit / 192 kHz at 120 dB DNR, giving you a huge performance boost to your computer’s sound-bringing out the best in your music, movies, and games!” – Creative

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Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's, I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

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