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Sound BlasterX G6

7.1 HD External Console Gaming DAC Amp with Xamp Discrete Headphone Bi-amp for PS4™, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC




Upgrade your game! An amazing upgrade over our well-received Sound BlasterX G5, the Sound BlasterX G6 immediately improves your audio, giving you a much more enjoyable experience compared to what you get from default motherboard audio or any other USB Gaming DAC in the market.

The USB sound card works with PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, and combines a virtual 7.1 32-bit / 384 kHz, 130 dB USB Digital Audio Converter (DAC) with our awesome Xamp discrete headphone amplifier for incredibly detailed audio. It also boasts Dolby Digital decoding, virtual 7.1 surround sound, game-voice volume balancing, Scout Mode, and Sound Blaster's 30 year legacy of impressive sound enhancement technologies.

All this comes together to make the Sound BlasterX G6 an incredible audio upgrade for both gamers and music and audio enthusiasts.

NEW UPDATE! We've updated the Sound BlasterX G6 with our latest Sound Blaster Command software so that you can have access to all our latest industry-leading audio processing and technologies, all in one place.

Find out what makes the Sound BlasterX G6 sound so good.


Old Games, New Life

The Sound BlasterX G6 has the best audio performance of any USB sound card or gaming DAC in the market. When paired with a good headset, the Sound BlasterX G6 brings games alive, delivering new audio details even from games you thought you knew inside out. The more audio you hear, the more fun you'll have. You may just win a little more too.

Find out what makes the Sound BlasterX G6 sound so good.


GameVoice Mix* is now available for PlayStation® users on the G6! This feature gives you game audio / chat balance capabilities so that you can find the perfect balance with ease and be focused on the game!

Without having to pause or leave your game's screen, you can seamlessly adjust your game's audio and teammates' chat volume directly on the G6 via the volume control knob. Teammates getting too rowdy on the other end? Control how loud you want them to be by switching between the volume levels of their chat and the game's audio level.

All it takes is a one-time setup, and this feature is always ready when you need it.

*GameVoice Mix is available on PS4™, PS4 Pro, PS4 Slim, and PS5™ only via optical cable connection.

How to set up GameVoice Mix for PS4 / PS5

Works on Consoles and PC

It doesn't matter which camp you're in - PC or console - we've got you covered. The Sound BlasterX G6 features a wide array of connectivity options - optical, USB, and even line-in - which means your gaming audio will be instantly improved whether you're on PC, PS4, Xbox, or even a Nintendo Switch.


Xbox One




Impressive Surround Sound and Accurate Positioning

With support for Dolby Digital decoding* and 7.1 virtual surround sound, the Sound BlasterX G6 reproduces your opponents' footsteps, gunshots, and other audio cues with remarkable accuracy.
PS: Environments and music sound great too!

*Dolby Digital decoding is available via optical connection.

Supports Scout Mode

Activate Scout Mode to give yourself a distinct tactical advantage! This tried and tested technology enhances important in-game audio cues - such as footsteps and weapon switching sounds - allowing you to quickly and accurately pinpoint your opponents' location before they pinpoint yours!

The Latest Sound Blaster Command Software

Access unlocked! For all the old and new users of the Sound BlasterX G6, we've updated the software from Sound Blaster Control Panel to Sound Blaster Command so you can enjoy the latest audio technologies!

Get your hands on the full suite of Sound Blaster's industry-leading audio processing technologies including 7.1 Surround for an incredible immersion, Crystallizer that helps improve the dynamic range of audio, or Bass that provides bigger punch on the low end. All enhancements are fully customizable from the Sound Blaster Command software suite on PC.


Convenient Controls

The Sound BlasterX G6 is designed to make things easy. The single audio wheel controls both the gameplay audio and your mic volume for easy balancing. Buttons on the side control processing profiles and Scout Mode, and switching between headphones and speakers is easy via the Sound Blaster Command software.

Nothing ruins an important gameplay more than disruptive team communication due to background noise. G6 comes with a Noise Reduction feature which reduces noise interruption-a desktop fan blowing directly towards your microphone, loud surrounding traffic, or even the renovation works upstairs—so your team can hear you better. For clearer comms on your PS4 or Nintendo Switch, simply activate Noise Reduction in sidetone mode, and double press on the volume knob to toggle between switching on and off.

Audio Quality

Serious Sound Performance

We're not joking about our sound quality. The Sound BlasterX G6 was designed for the most discerning gamers and built with components that would impress even audiophiles.

Xamp Discrete Headphone Bi-amp

The jewel in the Sound BlasterX G6's proverbial crown is our custom-designed Xamp discrete headphone bi-amp. As opposed to single amplification found in other gaming DAC amps, Xamp amplifies both audio channels individually. You'll enjoy more detailed audio on highs, mids, and bass.

Xamp will drive any gaming headset excellently, but it goes even further than that. The ultra-low 1Ω output impedance perfectly drives performance-grade sensitive 16Ω in-ear monitors all the way to studio-grade 600Ω headphones.


The amp makes all kinds of headphones sound amazing. Your games will sound more dynamic, your movies will come across as more cinematic, and your music will pop with far more energy than you get without an amp.

- Reviewed Xamp on the Sound BlasterX AE-5


The Xamp headphone amp is extremely good and produced warm and full sound with outstanding imaging that made me imagine all the instruments being played when I closed my eyes.

- Reviewed Xamp on the Sound BlasterX AE-5

Audiophile-grade Specifications

The specifications of the Sound BlasterX G6 are impressive. It serves as a 32-bit / 384 kHz** DAC with an ultra-high dynamic range of 130 dB. The DAC features an oversampled multi-bit modulator with mismatch shaping technology that eliminates distortion, ensuring that audio is streamed with the highest level of detail and fidelity. The Sound BlasterX G6 also supports hi-res PCM and DoP audio formats.

*Other inputs are not available in 32-bit / 384 kHz* (Direct Mode) playback.

Platform Compatibility

Windows PC

Mac OS


PlayStation 4

PlayStation 5*

Nintendo Switch

Virtual 7.1
Dolby Digital
GameVoice Mix
Sidetone (Mic-monitoring)
Direct Mode
Scout Mode
Sound Blaster Command Software

*Only via optical cable

In The Box

Sound BlasterX G6

Optical Cable

micro USB Cable

Quick Start Leaflet

Warranty Leaflets


Windows Central

The Creative Sound BlasterX G6 transforms the way you experience audio on PC and console...What makes the G6 so good is how you can pair it with some $150 cups or a cheap $20 headset from Amazon and you'll be able to tell a difference when migrating from onboard audio on your PC. Having the ability to hook up your console and the Nintendo Switch makes this a must-have for anyone looking to — quite literally — boost their audio experience.

4.5 star out of 5

Sound BlasterX G6



Performance is where the Sound BlasterX G6 shines, the audio quality delivered by the G6 is superb, it was an immediate improvement over the MSI motherboard we tested it against, and it enhanced every single aspect of the sound. The bass became richer and fuller, the treble was cleaner and more detailed, vocal production became more powerful, and the highs were heightened as well.

Vortez Premium Award

Sound BlasterX G6


Tech Radar

We noticed an audio boost immediately once we fired up the G6...even aged gaming headphones will feel like they got a newer lease on life from the G6. We had fun with the G6 and recommend it first to gamers looking to boost sound quality and gain a competitive edge.

4 out of 5 stars

Sound BlasterX G6


Customer Reviews

R. Intravaia

I have an ASUS ROG laptop and I bought this mainly since the headphone/mic jack is on the right side of the laptop and that's where I have my mouse since I'm right handed. Bad design imho. I wasn't actually expecting to be able to hear the difference since I spent a lot of my childhood listening to loud music and now I can't hear well enough to call myself an audiophile. However, I was really impressed at the difference in game play this little device makes. It's a clear and impressive difference. I'm really surprised at how well the 7.1 option works even though I have only 2 speakers for my laptop.


It works perfectly...Important note, if you have ESET security as AV program, you need to install the drivers in safe mode. Otherwise ESET will not allow the drivers to be installed. That is the problem I had and I really need to give a thumbs up to the support team for helping me fix my issue!!!

L. Kluczynski

I love this card. Definitely worth the money.

A Closer Look


GameVoice Mix
PS4 (*Requires optical connection)
Volume control knob, Scout Mode button, SBX button, Gain switch
111 x 70 x 24 mm
Headphone Amp
Output Impedance: 1Ω, Supported Headphone Impedance: 16–600Ω
Dynamic Range (DNR)
130 dB
Audio Technology
Max. Playback Quality
DSP Mode: PCM 16 / 24 / 32-bit / 44.1, 48.0, 88.2, 96.0 kHz, Direct Mode: PCM 16 / 24 / 32-bit / 44.1, 48.0, 88.2, 96.0, 176.4, 192.0, 352.8, 384.0 kHz*
DoP 24-bit / 176.4 , 352.4 kHz
* 384 kHz playback only available in Windows 10 or higher
Max. Recording Quality
16 / 24 / 32-bit / 44.1, 48.0, 88.2, 96.0, 176.4, 192.0 kHz, Optical-in:
16 / 24 / 32-bit / 44.1, 48.0, 88.2, 96.0, 176.4, 192.0 kHz
Recording Resolution
Mic-in: 16 / 24 / 32-bit / 44.1, 48.0, 88.2, 96.0, 176.4, 192.0 kHz
Line-in: 16 / 24 / 32-bit / 44.1, 48.0, 88.2, 96.0, 176.4, 192.0 kHz
Optical In: 16 / 24 / 32-bit / 44.1, 48.0, 88.2, 96.0, 176.4, 192.0 kHz
USB 2.0, USB 3.0
Connectivity Options (Main)
1 x 1/8″ Line In/mini TOSLINK In Combo Jack, 1 x 1/8″ Line Out/mini TOSLINK Out Combo Jack, 1 x 1/8″ Headphone / Headset Jack, 1 x 1/8″ Ext. Mic-in Jack, 1 x micro USB port for PC/Mac
Headphone Amp
Output Impedance: 1Ω, Supported Headphone Impedance: 16–600Ω
Max Channel Output
Audio Technologies
Supported Operating Systems
Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, Mac OS X v10.8 and above, Windows® 11
Included Accessories
Micro USB cable, Mini TOSLINK Cable
Playback & Recording
Dynamic Range: 130 dB (A-weighted), THD+N: ~0.0002%
Dynamic Range: 114dB (A-weighted), THD+N: 0.0006%
USB 2.0 / 3.0, USB Bus Powered
Recommended Usage

System Requirements

Windows® OS
  • Intel® Core™i3 or AMD® equivalent processor
  • Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard
  • Microsoft® Windows 10 32/64 bit, Windows 8.1/8.0 32/64 bit, Windows 7 32/64 bit
  • 1GB RAM
  • >600 MB of free hard disk space
  • USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 port
Mac® OS
  • Mac OS X® 10.9 or higher
  • 1GB RAM
  • USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 port
  • Firmware Version 5.0 or later
  • Available USB port
  • Available Optical Out port (for Dolby Digital decoding)
Xbox One
  • Xbox OS Version 10.0 or later
  • Available Optical Out port (for Dolby Digital decoding)
  • External USB Power (not included)
  • Voice communications not supported
Nintendo Switch
  • Switch OS 5.0 or later
  • Available 3.5mm headphone port
  • Available USB port (in docking mode)
  • External USB Power (not included)
  • Voice communications not supported

Package Contents

  • Sound BlasterX G6
  • 1 x Optical Cable
  • 1 x MicroUSB Cable
  • Quick Start Leaflet
  • Warranty Leaflets


2-year Limited Hardware Warranty (EU Countries)

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

Featured Questions

  1. Does the Sound BlasterX G6 have a built-in battery?
    No. The Sound BlasterX G6 requires power supplied via a microUSB cable to work.
  2. Is the Sound BlasterX G6 portable?
    While the Sound BlasterX G6 is small, lightweight, and can be carried easily, it does not have a built in battery and requires power supplied via a microUSB cable to work.
  3. Is the Sound BlasterX G6 a DAC?
    Yes. The Sound BlasterX G6 is a 32-bit 384kHz DAC with a DNR of 130dB.
  4. What mics are good to use with the Sound BlasterX G6?
    The Sound BlasterX G6 supports any 3.5mm 3-pole jack external microphone (mono).
  5. Is the Sound BlasterX G6 driver windows certified?
    The Sound BlasterX G6 driver for Windows is WHQL certified. The Sound BlasterX G6 will be easily detected and drivers will be automatically installed / updated via Windows Updates.
  6. Does the Sound BlasterX G6 work with Mac?
    The Sound BlasterX G6 can work on Mac OS X. However, there is no Sound Blaster Connect software for Mac OS X.
  7. Does the Sound BlasterX G6 work with Mac's USB-C ports?
    As the Sound BlasterX G6 uses a microUSB port, users will require a USB-C to microUSB cable to connect the Sound BlasterX G6 to a Mac.
  8. Does virtual surround work with consoles like the PS4, Xbox and the Nintendo Switch?

    Yes. Please refer to the table below:

     PS4 - OpticalPS4 - USBXbox One - Optical
    DSP Mode (SBX Surround On)Multi-ChannelMulti-Channel input and virtualizeN.A.Multi-Channel input and virtualize
    2-ChannelUpmix and virtualizeUpmix and virtualizeUpmix and virtualize
    DSP Mode (SBX Surround Off)Multi-ChannelDown-mix to 2-channelN.A.Down-mix to 2-channel
    Direct ModeMulti-ChannelDown-mix to 2-ChannelN.A.Down-mix to 2-Channel
  9. Does Sound BlasterX G6 support EAX ALchemy?
    Yes. The Sound BlasterX G6 works with Creative Alchemy that allows users to run their favorite DirectSound3D games with full hardware-accelerated 3D audio and EAX support.
  10. Does the Sound BlasterX G6 support What-U-Hear?
    Yes, the Sound BlasterX G6 supports What U Hear.
  11. Does the Sound BlasterX G6 work with Linux?
    Creative Labs does not provide an official Linux driver. However, as the Sound BlasterX G6 is essentially a 2-channel USB DAC, the default Linux audio driver should support it. As with Mac systems, users will not have access to BlasterX Acoustic Engine and RGB features as these are only available on PC.
  12. Will the Sound BlasterX G6 work with my PS4 and Xbox One? Will chat work with a console connected to this instead of PC?
    You may connect the Sound BlasterX G6 to the PS4 via USB and to the Xbox One via optical-in.

    Chat is supported on the PS4. Unfortunately, chat is not supported on the Xbox One or Nintendo Switch.

  13. Is there a way to toggle output between connected headphones and speakers?
    There is a software switch to toggle between headphones and speakers. This switch is found within the Sound Blaster Connect software for the PC.
  14. Can audio processing/SBX effects be applied to the optical output on the Sound BlasterX G6?
    The optical output is capable of carrying audio processing/SBX effects when in normal mode.

    However, when SPDIF-Direct is selected, the optical output will not have audio processing/SBX effects.

  15. Can I connect the Sound BlasterX G6 to a USB 2.0/3.0 Hub?
    It is recommended to connect the Sound BlasterX G6 directly to the USB 2.0/3.0 port of the PC. Connecting the Sound BlasterX G6 to a USB hub may yield unforeseen issues. Even a powered USB hub is limited by the power capacity provided by the power adaptor of the USB hub, which is typically 5V 2A or lower. Each of the USB ports on the hub may not deliver the maximum 500mA when the hub is fully connected.

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