The Sound Blaster Zx is part of the ultra high-performance Z-Series of Sound Blaster® PCI-Express sound cards, elevating the standards of technology and performance for the future of gaming and entertainment on the PC. Clad in brilliant red EMI shielding and featuring glowing LED lighting, it ideally complements any power gaming rig.nn116dB Signal-To-Noise RationnA signal to noise ratio or SNR of 116dB means your audio will be > 99.99% pure audio which is 34.4 times better than motherboard audio.nnSBX Pro Studio™ technologiesnnSBX Pro Studio™ sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism, including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets.nnCrystal clear communicationnnIn gaming, if you're not communicating, you're not winning. Experience crystal clear commmunication with your teammates with the CrystalVoice™ suite of technologies that removes echoes, ambient noises and picks up your voice from within a zone (Voice Focus). It also maintains your voice level even if you are near or further away from the microphone.nnAdvanced home entertainment audionnExperience like never before the power of Sound Blaster audio with your home entertainment today! With Sound Blaster Zx's gold-plated connectors, speaker optimization technology and digital content encoding capability, you can be assured of only the best digital audio possible.nnAccessible Audio Control Module (ACM)nnTake control in style and ease with the ACM that incorporates a built-in microphone array and mic/headphone I/O connections. The knob on the ACM lets you conveniently adjust the headphone levels.nnSound Core3D audio processornnWe designed the quad-core Sound Core3D™ audio processor to offload SBX Pro Studio and CrystalVoice effects processing from your primary CPU, improving your overall PC performance, resulting in drastically superior audio and voice quality.nnHigh fidelity multi-channel surroundnnConnect to your home theatre system through a single digital cable and enjoy cinematic DVD movies by transforming any stereo or multi-channel streams into high fidelity immersive surround sound.