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Sound Blaster E1

Portable USB DAC Headphone Amp



Sound Blaster E1 is a portable and powerful headphone amplifier with support for studio-quality 600 ohm headphones, audio playback and two headphone jacks for easy music sharing with your friends.

Audio Performance

Enjoy Studio Quality Audio

Tired of having to choose specific headphones impedances to match your setup? The Sound Blaster E1 supports headphones with impedances of up to 600 ohms. This means you can match just about any headphones with it. Enjoy a level of audio detail & resolution previously unattainable.

High Fidelity Audio, Real High

Enjoy your music on the go with jaw-dropping audio fidelity of 106dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR). Hear more music, not noise.


For Those Long Nights

Sound Blaster E1 performs up to 25-hrs1 per charge. That's more than a whole day of high fidelity continuous playback!


Lighter, Always Better

Sound Blaster E1 is small and light, weighing at only 25 grams.

The portable headphone amp can be easily carried around in a bag or a pocket, or clipped onto clothing. No longer will you have to haul a headphone amplifier the size of a brick to enjoy better audio.


Share Your Music, The Better Way!

Sharing your music is easy with the Sound Blaster E1 which comes with two headphone output jacks!

Unlike other shared outputs, the Sound Blaster E1 does not compromise on audio fidelity, so the quality remains the same even when powering two discrete outputs!


Clear Voice Conversations With CrystalVoice Technology

The Sound Blaster E1 has its own built-in microphone, allowing you to take calls. When connected to PCs and Macs via USB, you can activate CrystalVoice Technology, a suite of enhancements that reduces noise for clearer conversations.


Personalise Your Audio Experience!

Enhance your audio experience with SBX Pro Studio technology! Simply connect your Sound Blaster E1 to a PC or Mac, and fire up the Sound Blaster E-Series Control Panel software.

You can enable SBX Surround for great immersive audio, or play around with other enhancements such as Crystalizer for enhanced details, or SBX Bass for that extra deep boom in your sound.

Click to learn more about SBX Pro Studio.

1 Actual battery life will vary with use and volume settings.


Expert Reviews

Onboard audio often relies on low-quality DACs (digital-to-analogue converters) and we found the E1 improved the audio quality of the systems we tested it on, including desktops and laptops. Pleasingly there was barely any hiss and no stutters when initially playing music, as can be the case with other external sound cards.

5 out of 5

Sound Blaster E1



The E1 managed to make my onboard sound on my laptop sound bad in comparison and it was able to improve the sound of the Nexus 4 considerably. Testing in game, in movies, and with music all sounded great.

LAN OC Recommended

Sound Blaster E1



The difference was incredible – Dragonforce bounced around my ear canals with increased clarity and intensity – two things which, most of the time, are mutually exclusive. I was blown away by how much better my iPhone’s music sounded thanks to this almost $50 dollar little box.

5 out of 5

Sound Blaster E1


Customer Reviews

m. kilpatrick

I am having a blast!! lol

M. Koh

Works as advertised. It's a good quality portable amp for its price.

R. Lino

The E1 is by far the best portable headphone amplifier under 100€ in end of 2015, first it works out out of the box via OTG with my Android 5.0 smartphone something I wasn't expecting. The DAC is competent for the job and the amplifier section is on par with some DIY solutions made by fans. The E1 works as a DAC on elementaryOS Freya but as far as I know its not possible to use the record option, I won't remove the 5 stars because of this detail as I bought the E1 to be a portable companion and it excels on that task and also because it's a OS related problem. Creative Labs engineers did a entry product that raises the bar to the competition. Music wise if you give it a clean signal it will behave without distortion and will output enough to run most dynamic driver headphones loud.

A Closer Look


  • SNR: 106dB
  • Playback
    • Stereo - up to 24bit/48kHz
  • Record - up to 16bit/48KHz
  • Built-in mono microphone
  • Headphone Amplifier
    • Up to 600 Ohms
  • Volume Control
  • Connectivity
    • Line In (4 pole)
    • Headphone Out
    • Headphone Out/Mic In
    • USB port

System Requirements

  • Intel Core™2 Duo or AMD equivalent processor, 2.8GHz
  • Microsoft® Windows® Vista® 64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8 64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 64-bit, Windows 8.1 32-bit
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit, Windows 10 32-bit
  • Macintosh OS X 10.6.8 and above
  • 1GB RAM
  • USB1.1 / USB2.0 / USB 3.0 port

Package Contents

  • Sound Blaster E1
  • MicroUSB cable
  • 4-pole analog cable
  • Quickstart leaflet


1-year Limited Hardware Warranty


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