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Sound Blaster X-Fi HD

USB Audiophile Sound Card



Audiophile Performance, Convenient Connectivity, USB Simplicity

The Sound Blaster X-Fi HD is a USB audiophile-grade sound card with premium connectivity for your notebook or PC.

The front panel includes a conveniently located 1/4" microphone input and 1/4" headphone jack with a studio quality headphone amp and volume control. The rear panel features optical I/O, gold-plated stereo RCA I/O plus an integrated phono preamp for direct recording of your vinyl collection from your turntable.

SBX Pro Studio™ sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism, including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets. 

Please note that the recent Microsoft update on 27 October 2020 (version 20H2), as well as some prior versions, removes Adobe's Flash Player. Our MediaTool Box software for Sound Blaster ZxR, Sound Blaster X-Fi HD, Sound Blaster Digital Music Premium HD, and Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1, which requires Adobe's Flash Player to work, will cease to work properly if you have updated your Windows recently. Our in-house tests also revealed that Adobe Flash Player may have been removed on earlier Windows 10 systems (prior to the Windows 10 version 20H2 update). To learn more on how to roll back your Windows system to support Adobe Flash Player content, please click here for more details.

Audio Performance

Premium USB Sound Blaster quality

Audiophile-grade components deliver unsurpassed USB sound card audio quality with a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 114dB.

SBX Pro Studio

SBX Pro Studio for unprecedented audio realism

Unique SBX Pro Studio technology enhances all of your music, movies and games for maximum enjoyment regardless of your source material.


Direct recording from your turntable

Phono preamp with RIAA EQ allows direct connection of your turntable to the USB sound card to conveniently convert your vinyl to CDs or MP3s.

Superior headphone experience

High quality headphone amp supports studio-quality headphones (e.g. <=330Ohms) for discerning audiophiles.

Convenient Connectivity

Gold-plated connectivity for maximum signal quality, easily accessible front-mounted headphone and microphone jacks with convenient volume control.

Software & Drivers

Dolby Digital

Works with Windows 8

We have updated audio drivers that will allow you to enjoy the ultimate in Sound Blaster performance in Windows 8.

Click here to download the latest drivers.



If you are looking for a superior alternative to the quality of your laptop or desktop's 2.1 analog onboard sound, then you should without a doubt consider this sound card. For the performance, portability, and features that the X-Fi HD USB offers, it is a very solid solution.

Sound Blaster X-Fi HD


Tech Radar

Good sound quality with a ton of high end connections for hooking up to a hi-fi or high-impedance headphones. The difference between this and on-board sound is palpable, whether you're playing games, watching movies or listening to songs.

4.5 out of 5

Sound Blaster X-Fi HD



X-Fi HD sounds absolutely awesome on a surround sound system - bass has been tightened, giving a lovely crisp finish to a variety of tones.

Silver Award

Sound Blaster X-Fi HD


Customer Reviews

T. Zdanowski

Great sound, high quality audio. Perfect for music and movies

S. Colwill

Nice device. Decently constructed. Very good sound quality (though at this price point not true hi-fi of course). Good value for money.

N. Bryant

Excellent bit of kit,super easy set up and audio sounds great.

A Closer Look

System Requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP (Professional x64 Edition, Service Pack 2 or above)
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD® equivalent processor, 2.2 GHz or faster
  • Available USB port
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 600 MB of free hard disk space
  • Headphones or amplified speakers (available separately)
  • CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive for software installation
  • Internet connection

Note: Sound Blaster Digital Music Premium HD is also known as Sound Blaster X-Fi HD in certain regions.

Package Contents

  • Sound Blaster X-Fi HD
  • Activation Guide
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 2m RCA (male) to mini-jack (male) cable
  • USB cable (1.5m)
  • Installation CD

Note: Sound Blaster X-Fi HD is also known as Sound Blaster Digital Music Premium HD in certain regions.


2-year Limited Hardware Warranty (EU Countries)

1-year Limited Hardware Warranty (Non-EU Countries)

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