It's amazing that soundcards are still a thing in this day and age. Not that I'm complaining since I'm currently gaming on a rig that has a Sound Blaster Z installed, but it really tends to be a bit of a niche case in my situation. For people wanting to hook up to external sources, it's pretty easy to buy and hook up a USB DAC or HDMI receiver.
At any rate, Creative is back at it again with another Sound Blaster card – and this time, boasting a beefy headphone amp and Saber-class DAC, as well as RGB lighting support.
"The Sound BlasterX AE-5 card is the first sound card to feature a built-in RGB controller that comes with the Aurora Reactive Lighting System. A separate RGB lighting system could set a user back by at least USD 50, but now this is built into the card itself with the AE-5, giving users amazing value and performance for their system. This also means that valuable space within a gamer's desktop can be saved for other components. The RGB controller, powered by Creative's very own Aurora Reactive Lighting System, not only lights up the card through the PCB, but also gives gamers the flexibility to build their dream gaming rig by connecting up to four LED strips to match the awesome sound with an awesome light show."
For all my enthusiasts out there, would you buy one? Why or why not? Just curious to get some thoughts.
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