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View Full Discussion I got the Creative Sound Blaster X7 and I im in love with it. If you can get it instead , do it. It has the same SBX PRO Studio, that I use daily for my PS4 PRO. I use it for every game and tv shows and movies, and change the settings to match the game I am playing. When the SBX PRO Studio is off what ever I am playing sounds so crap, it is needed for best sound. I got the Creative Sound Blaster X7, because of it works for the PS4, the E5 does not. I use it for my lossless audio collection. My favorite feature, is the Op Amp Rolling, replacement.I replaced the stock Op Amps with the AD8065 and MUSES8920. The sound was amazing at stock but with the replacements the sound is ultra amazing with great vocal, bass, mid range and treble. The Creative Sound Blaster E5 does not have this feature. In the future I am going to change the Op Amps again to something better like the flagship MUSES01 and MUSES03. Again get the Creative Sound Blaster X7 it is way better and more features for only little bit more money. I use the Beyerdynamic DT990 600 Ohms, and my newest headphones the Beyerdynamic T90. The E5 only great feature over the X7 is the 7.1 surround sound as the X7 is only 5.1, but is there really a diffence for headphones? Review for the X7 https://www.head-fi.org/threads/creative-sound-blaster-x7-detailed-review-impressions.756102/ and MUSES OP Amp http://www.njr.com/MUSES/index.html#Home
How about that irony… E5 has 7.1, and X7 has 5.1.
Also, are you positive E5 doesn’t work with PS4? Seems odd that one wouldn’t be able to do it, given that they both accept USB audio in.
The USB in does not work on the PS4. I use a Glass Toslink cable for the the best sound possible with Toslink. Toslink is the only way to work the PS4. I think this is the same for Xbox.
Well crud, that sucks. Well, at least the Creative BT-W2 USB-AptX Bluetooth dongle I bought is advertised to work with the E5. And while waiting for the E5, I've tested it (using standard Bluetooth headphones rather than the E5), and thankfully, it works with my Switch (and likely PS4 too, haven't tested). I don't have any AptX headphones to test with yet, but even without that, the latency was surprisingly minimal. Too bad E5 doesn't work over USB, though. Thanks for the info!