Sound Blaster PLAY 3 Feature

Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 Brings Digital Sound to a New Level:
Creative Presents Hi-Res USB Sound Card with Built-in DAC and Headphone Amp

Creative Technology Ltd announces the brand new Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 – a portable high-resolution USB sound card that features a digital-analogue converter (DAC) and a headphone amplifier for PC and Mac®. The Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 offers tech and gaming enthusiasts a convenient thumb-sized audio solution yet powerful enough to drive a wide range of headphones for an immersive audio experience.

The compact plug-and-play audio power pack offers the easiest way to enjoy hi-res 24-bit 96kHz audio – users can simply connect the Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 sound card to a PC or Mac and amplify any gaming headset, studio-grade headphones or favourite stereo speakers to instantly boost their audio experience. Combined with the Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 Control Panel software which is available for Windows® and Mac OSX®, this portable USB sound card offers numerous configuration options and immersive audio effects that enhance and personalize one’s enjoyment of music, movies, games and even recording for podcasts or in-game communication. Apart from that, the Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 also boasts fuss-free convenience: its small and light form factor provides powerful audio on-the-go, and thanks to its single or split stereo/mic connectors, the days of Y-splitter cables are long over.

Key Features of Sound Blaster PLAY! 3:

  • 24-bit 96kHz high-resolution USB DAC playback
  • Improved listening experience with headphone amp
  • Easy connection of headsets via single or split stereo/mic connector
  • Customizable Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 Control Panel software
  • Instant audio quality upgrade for headset or stereo speakers

Technical Specification:

  • Interface: USB 2.0, USB 3.0
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (DAC): 93dB
  • Sampling Rate (Playback):
  • 16-bit / 44.1, 48.0, 88.2, 96.0kHz
  • 24-bit / 44.1, 48.0, 96.0kHz
  • Sampling Rate (Mic-in): 16/24-bit / 44.1, 48.0kHz
  • Headphone Amp: Supports headphones up to 300 Ω
  • Connectivity:
  • One 3.5 mm (1/8-inch) 4-pole Headphone/Headset jack
  • One 3.5 mm (1/8-inch) Microphone jack (Mono)
  • Power: USB bus powered
  • Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 138 x 22.0 x 9.4 mm
  • Product Weight: 13 g

Pricing and Availability

The Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 is priced at GBP 19.99 (RRP) and is available now at

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