Creative Sound Blaster E3 Headphone Amplifier : excellent piece of gear

Does exactly what it’s supposed to, and does it well. Excellent sound quality as a sound card, and a reasonable boost as an amp with no reduction in sound quality. Decent build quality, despite what other reviews have said, as long as you understand that it is made of plastic.

The mutz nutz with etymotic iems over bt aptx on a xperia z5 source.

Creative Sound Blaster E3 Headphone Amplifier

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Good but not sure sound improvement warrants the cost. . Please note my review relates to e1 not e3 as this is what i was sent instead. I am not a huge gadget expert and was a little unsure of how much use i will get from this product. To be honest i do see a small benefit, but not sure i would spend this amount to get this improved quality of sound. I found the sound quality and detail was much improved from my pc and will use it more for this than with a smartphone. Am going to experiment more as i build my gadget knowledge up.

Is a useful addition to boost your laptop music output and. I am still experimenting with this little sound card but so far i’ve found it certainly improves the volume output from my macbook pro and my iphone, plus, via the free downloadable creative software, it allows you to experiment with and customise the sounds you get through headphones or indeed portable speakers. I’ve also used it to connect to my ipad using the supplied ‘line in’ lead and attaching headphones through one of the two sockets, but to be frank i cannot notice any real difference in volume or quality of sound. It’s clear that the impedance of the headphones, and presumably speakers, used affect the output significantly. I tried some sennheiser in-ears and the sound was awful – loud but tinny. When i tried some bose on ear soundtrue lightweight phones designed primarily for use with mobile phones – don’t know the impedance and cannot find it from the bose site. – these were definitely improved both on volume and the quality of sound, which was fuller across the range. Then i tried some sennheiser hd 25-1 over ear phones at 70 ohm impedance and whilst there was some increase in volume, i found it difficult to detect much difference in the dynamic range or quality of sound. But i’m still experimenting with these and the bose using the creative software. So overall this little box, about the size of two aa batteries side-by-side, is a useful addition to boost your laptop music output and, to a lesser extent, the music coming out of your phone.

Really powers my gaming headhones. Blue tooth is great as well have it matched with my phones and my samsung tv.

Creative Sound Blaster E3 Headphone Amplifier : It’s good at what it doesbut i’m still not sure of the best uses. . But i’m not sure of the best uses. It connects easily to bluetooth with no issues. It has two sockets for jacks so that you can use headphones with mic that has one or two plugs, or that you can use two headphones with one plug each. Sound quality of phone calls and music is good. I’m just not sure when i would want to use it?. I’m guessing that if i don’t want to use a bluetooth earpiece & prefer headphones i can use this to swap over. You get a couple of cables so that you can charge it (usb) and plug things in. Good gadget that works well, but it is a little bit pointless.

One of the best audio products i have ever bought. . One of the best audio products i have ever bought. It works as an external sound card on my laptop, desktop at work and my iphone. I also use it as a wireless receiver to listen to music on the go and in the gym. A very versatile product with an audio quality to match. It turns my two pairs of wired headphones in to wireless models. Perhaps the buttons could have been placed better and given more individual feel, but this is a minor irritation.

Best thing i have bought for ages. . A main annoyance with the iphone 7 is solved. I can now use a variety of headphones and not rely on the silly 9?. Pound dac cable that came with the phone and i promptly lost. Not only does it sound much better but i love the added audio controls on it and how it lets me keep my iphone hidden away on the bus etc. I will probably keep an eye out for a second cheap one to get as a spare.

It’s good at what it doesbut i’m still not sure of the best uses. . But i’m not sure of the best uses. It connects easily to bluetooth with no issues. It has two sockets for jacks so that you can use headphones with mic that has one or two plugs, or that you can use two headphones with one plug each. Sound quality of phone calls and music is good. I’m just not sure when i would want to use it?. I’m guessing that if i don’t want to use a bluetooth earpiece & prefer headphones i can use this to swap over. You get a couple of cables so that you can charge it (usb) and plug things in. Good gadget that works well, but it is a little bit pointless.

This does the job it is paid for ie increases the volume on my 60s and 70s music. However the fiio eo6 is smaller and lighter and cheaper and does the same job. Value for money it does not score on compared to others. The volume control is difficult to move up and down gradually. Reasonable product but i cannot recommend when there are cheaper similar products available.

Superb apt-x bluetooth headphone amp for on-the-move. I’ve had this little gem about a year now, and i must admit to have being slightly bemused about it’s true use for some time after buying it. And how is it best used?at first i tried using it as an external dac, running my ipod 5g connected to it playing 24/48 flac files (24/48 is the maximum bit-depth/sampling rate that this unit will support via microusb). But the wires and arrangement was a little ‘clunky’ and frankly got in the way of my daily commute. Then i tried using it as an analogue amplifier connected to my sony nw-zx100 via a fiio l50 cable. Again, it worked fine and gave useful gain to the relatively weak sony’s output on my crowded daily train commute.

This is one of the most useful products i have bought this year. It increases the volume on my car stereo system by about 50%. I connect via bluetooth to my android smartphone – really easy to set up each time i get in the car.

Soundblaster e3 headphone amp. As someone who has listened to a number of headphones using my iphone 7 the biggest criticism is the woeful dac which offers terrible sound quality compared to other smartphones on the market. Went to my local richer sounds who suggested i try a soundblaster e3 as it had very positive results, on first impressions i thought it looks too small to offer what i was looking for. Having connected to my b & w p7’s wireless headphones all i can say is wow, not only is the detail massively better but the amp really adds a greater sense of real natural sound & volume. As someone who has spent some serious money on a tube hi fi system which is my pride & joy – this really is incredible value for money plus because it’s so tiny can be clipped onto shirt while running which is a huge advantage along with added controls makes it the best value product i have ever invested in without spending a lot on a chord mojo which i’m sure is amazing but not practical for mobile use.

Great sound and some (maybe) useful other functions. I initially missed the point of this device as i spent a day or so trying to understand what it was supposed to achieve as i was just using it between my phone and headphones to listen to some music. In this role it does have small value as it will function as a remote control for play and pause and a volume control. It also has a very good quality microphone and the ability to plug in two sets of phones without any loss of volume or quality. (if only i had it when i was courting my now wife all those years ago. )in this mode it seems like a fairly pointless device. Yes it adds the above functions but there are few sets of headphones nowadays which do not have inline controls and a microphone. The ability to plug in two sets of headphones is of limited use considering the inconvenience. And as both my laptop and imac have headphone sockets connected to sound cards it was with little expectation that i downloaded the software and plugged it in to the usb socket of my imac. However it became very clear almost immediately that the quality of sound is far in excess of the standard output.

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  1. This review is from : Creative Sound Blaster E3 Headphone Amplifier

    This fixed the low headphone volume issue on my windows tablet and as an added bonus it works with my ps4 allowing me to use whatever headphones i want. Only drawback is that it uses the built-in mic when on ps4 but well worth it as it still does mic monitoring on the headphones so you know when you are shouting.
    1. This fixed the low headphone volume issue on my windows tablet and as an added bonus it works with my ps4 allowing me to use whatever headphones i want. Only drawback is that it uses the built-in mic when on ps4 but well worth it as it still does mic monitoring on the headphones so you know when you are shouting.
      1. This product has genuinely impressed me and i wasn’t expecting it to. I’ve got a creative zxr in my main pc and i bought this e1 knowing it wouldn’t be as good, but it’s not a million miles off for when you’re on the go. I’ve got it paired with a sennheiser pc360 headset, and have it plugged into a usb 3 port. By default, the surround and crystaliser are both on and the microphone port is configured as a headphone port. You’ll need to install the creative drivers to change this, but the settings seem to be stored on the device when you’ve set them which is excellent. There don’t appear to be any resident processes either which i also lovethe sound doesn’t quite have the same eat-shattering bass capabilities that the zxr has, but this product is also tiny and a fraction of the cost. The sound stage is just as wide when you’ve turned off the surround stuff and the mid-range and highs are nice and crisp. I’d definitely recommend this product for people wanting a great soundcard for use with a laptop.
  2. This review is from : Creative Sound Blaster E3 Headphone Amplifier

    This product has genuinely impressed me and i wasn’t expecting it to. I’ve got a creative zxr in my main pc and i bought this e1 knowing it wouldn’t be as good, but it’s not a million miles off for when you’re on the go. I’ve got it paired with a sennheiser pc360 headset, and have it plugged into a usb 3 port. By default, the surround and crystaliser are both on and the microphone port is configured as a headphone port. You’ll need to install the creative drivers to change this, but the settings seem to be stored on the device when you’ve set them which is excellent. There don’t appear to be any resident processes either which i also lovethe sound doesn’t quite have the same eat-shattering bass capabilities that the zxr has, but this product is also tiny and a fraction of the cost. The sound stage is just as wide when you’ve turned off the surround stuff and the mid-range and highs are nice and crisp. I’d definitely recommend this product for people wanting a great soundcard for use with a laptop.
    1. Pleased with this product it enhances and improves the sound. Pleased with this product it enhances and improves the sound quality of older albums. Good size and a little clip to attach to your phone case.
      1. Pleased with this product it enhances and improves the sound. Pleased with this product it enhances and improves the sound quality of older albums. Good size and a little clip to attach to your phone case.
  3. I paired this up with a pair of akg k451 mini on-ear headphones (mini in size, not sound) and the galaxy s6 by samsung. I was quite disappointed with the sound coming out through the headphones when playing music on the phone. Especially being such a high profile phone, the sound was lacklusture and flat. So i purchased this and wow – it’s so portable, light, can clip on to your clothes and sounds awesome. Much louder, much clearer but much more oomph – fab purchase.
  4. This review is from : Creative Sound Blaster E3 Headphone Amplifier

    I paired this up with a pair of akg k451 mini on-ear headphones (mini in size, not sound) and the galaxy s6 by samsung. I was quite disappointed with the sound coming out through the headphones when playing music on the phone. Especially being such a high profile phone, the sound was lacklusture and flat. So i purchased this and wow – it’s so portable, light, can clip on to your clothes and sounds awesome. Much louder, much clearer but much more oomph – fab purchase.