Well hello there, MVP. Raise your KDR even further in FPS games with an unfair advantage over your opponents! The Sound Blaster GC7 is equipped with both SXFI BATTLE Mode and Scout Mode, so you can choose2 the best weapon for your victory.
Hear your surroundings in games, just like how you would in real life. SXFI BATTLE Mode is the first and only sound mode that allows you to hear not only the directionality of where the gunshots are coming from, but distance as well—so you can accurately pinpoint your enemies' locations to the millimeter.
Combined with the hyper-realistic Super X-Fi audio and its unprecedented level of audio clarity and depth, gain the extra edge in first-person shooter games that's not just accurate, but immersive too.
"This thing almost feels like cheating. BATTLE Mode is tuned specifically for first-person shooters...You'll regularly hear your enemies earlier than you otherwise would, which essentially gives you a competitive edge."
If you've been with us throughout our Sound Blaster journey, you'd know. Scout Mode is one of our trademark sound modes that focuses on detection through enhanced audio cues, highlighting each and every in-game detail that could make or break the game.
Whether it's the sound of your enemies' gun reload or a slight ruffle in the grass, Scout Mode is sure to bring the cues right to your ears. Detect your enemies' slightest movement before even seeing them on screen!
"...and Scout mode was the acoustic equivalent of shining a spotlight on directional cues in the game...After playing for a day or two with Scout Mode on, turning it off made games feel incomplete in comparison."
2 SXFI BATTLE Mode and Scout Mode utilize different processing technologies and cannot be used simultaneously.
Winning = Clear Strategy + Effective Communication.
Sound Blaster GC7 allows you to control the right balance of your game and chat audio without having to leave your game screen or opening mixer settings with the GameVoice Mix feature.
Having an important strategy discussion on Discord? Increase the chat volume just by turning the GameVoice Mix control knob to the right. Need to focus on the game with the in-game audio cues? Decrease the chat volume and increase your game audio by turning the control knob to the left.
It's so intuitive, you can make adjustments without even looking at the device, and keep your eyes on screen.
Settings > System > Sound > Sound Control Panel > Playback Tab > Speakers (Sound Blaster GC7) > Set As Default Device
Settings > System > Sound > Sound Control Panel > Playback Tab > Headset (Sound Blaster GC7) > Set As Default Communications Device
Settings > System > Sound > Sound Control Panel > Recording Tab > Microphone (Sound Blaster GC7) > Set As Default Device
System Preferences > Sound > Output > Sound Blaster GC7 (Speakers)
System Preferences > Sound > Input > Sound Blaster GC7 (Microphone)
To set up the GameVoice Mix feature on your PS5 or PS4, please refer to our dedicated support page for Sound Blaster GC7.
The Creative Sound Blaster GC7 is an excellent external USB sound card. It offers a ton of useful features, great sound quality, versatile connectivity, and an intuitive control scheme. All things considered, the $170/€150 price tag doesn't strike me as unreasonable. You can try to find a sound card with more features, better performance, and an equal number of easily accessible onboard controls for less, but you'll inevitably fail–such a thing doesn't exist.
Still, I can't deny that the Sound Blaster GC7 is useful on account of its versatility and the variety of miscellaneous additions it provides. Its compatibility is a big plus point as well - it's easy to toss it into just about any home entertainment or gaming setup given its small size. Sure, it might not take every single speaker in the world into the realm of the audio gods, but you will at least get something out of it. As such, I will say it's a great finishing touch to your audio ice cream cone if you don't mind forking out the cash - this "cherry" of sorts is good to have around, but by that same token, it's also far from being a "must".
It is an incredibly capable, adaptable, and crucially... easy to use accessory that won't just improve your gaming experience, it'll likely become your go-to interface for anything audio related you do on your desk (or floor, or living room coffee table, or kitchen counter). It does not matter if you are working with a PC, smartphone, tablet or gaming console, you'll enjoy great sound and a richfeature set with the Sound Blaster GC7. Ultimately, this is a "Scorching" new USB DAC/amp from Creative, one that needs to be on the short list of anyone who wants an all-in-one desktop solution for their headphone DAC/amp needs.
Great deal, great sound.
I am so glad that I bought GC7 after watching PCWorld's review on YouTube. I did not know that SXFI technology is so immersive and mesmerizing. I have been spoiled by the SXFI tech. Movies, Music and Games all come alive and sound super amazing, just the way they were meant to sound by the artists and the engineers. Even an ordinary headset sounds superb. Remember to create a Creative account first and a SXFI account, after downloading the SXFI app go through easy step-by-step ear-mapping process and VOILA !. Thank you, awesome folks at Creative!.
Voice communications supported when connected via 3.5 mm port and with Bluetooth to Android and iOS Nintendo Switch Online app or VOIP client
Connect the device to the Creative app, either on your computer or on your mobile device. Go to 'Custom Buttons' to access all the functions you can assign. Select the button you want to program, then select a function from the list of device functions or system functions available.
|Save up to 3 sound modes on a button and toggle between them. You can either choose from the list of presets available or choose your saved custom preset.
|Assign to button to toggle Scout Mode on or off on press.
|Assign to button to toggle Mic Monitoring on or off on press.
|Assign to button to toggle between headphone, speakers, and dual output on press.
|Remove all functions on button.
|Assign a media control function to the button:
|Launch an application / file / URL on press by assigning the file path or link to the button.
|Text and Emoji
|Assign a set of text or emoji to button to input on press.
|Assign a set of keyboard shortcut to button to trigger on press—click on the input field and press the keys to assign on your keyboard.