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Conference calls need not be a drag.

You’re all set for one of the most important pitches to your management team over a conference call. Your slides are primped right down to the last pie chart. The last thing you’ll ever want to hear is “You’re breaking up. Could you repeat your point again?”, thus breaking the momentum that you’ve been building up over the weeks of preparation, as you rush to resolve the issue.

Poor audio or mic quality, especially during high-profile corporate video calls, affects how people perceive you as an effective communicator. It makes it hard to keep concentration levels up, and it definitely doesn’t help you have productive calls. But as inevitable as it may sound, these situations can be avoided.

The perfect add-on to your conference call.

If you think that the built-in mic on your laptop or phone suffices, think again. Due to their fixed position near the keyboard, these mics pick up excessive background noise, particularly typing noises, which makes it incredibly difficult to take notes. And the list goes on – your desktop fan, the construction works outside, or even your kids yelling over who can have the last jello.

There are countless solutions in the market, many of which are targeted at group conference calls from a single meeting room. But as we move on to telecommuting, what about the remote worker? And where do you start?

Our Sound Blaster G3 is a portable USB audio DAC and amp that is designed to help you sound more professional and communicate clearly. All you need to do is to plug in the Sound Blaster G3 to your PC or Mac, connect it with your headphones that comes with a built-in mic, and change your video call app’s audio settings.

Voila! You’re good to go. There’s really no need for overly complicated multi-steps setup, who’s got the time (or money) for that?

Step 1

Plug in the Sound Blaster G3 to your PC or Mac via the USB port

*If your device comes with a USB-A port, don’t worry, we’ve included a USB-C to USB-A converter with the Sound Blaster G3

Step 2

Connect your headphones that comes with a built-in mic to the Sound Blaster G3

Step 3

Set the Sound Blaster G3 as your designated Speakers and Microphone to the audio settings on your video call app, and you’re good to go!

For Zoom, Skype, and Teams users, we’ve further outlined this step into bite-sized steps so that it’s easier to follow, in the section below.

Zoom Users

  • On your Zoom’s application window, head over to ‘Settings’
  • Select the ‘Audio’ tab
  • Under the ‘Speaker’ section, select ‘Speakers (Sound Blaster G3)’ in the dropdown menu
  • Once selected, click on ‘Test Speaker’ and make sure that you hear the test sound in your headphones
  • Under the ‘Microphone’ section, select ‘Microphone (Sound Blaster G3)’ in the dropdown menu
  • Once selected, click on ‘Test Mic’ and make sure that your voice can be heard via the test function
  • Setup complete

Skype Users

  • On your Skype’s application window, head over to ‘Settings’ under the ‘…’ icon
  • Select the ‘Audio & Video’ tab
  • Under the ‘Microphone’ section, select ‘Microphone (Sound Blaster G3)’ in the dropdown menu
  • Under the ‘Speakers’ section, select ‘Speakers (Sound Blaster G3)’ in the dropdown menu
  • Once both of the fields are selected, click on ‘Test Audio’ below the ‘Speakers’ section, and follow the instruction to make sure that the settings are configured correctly
  • Setup complete

Teams Users

  • On your Teams’s application window, access ‘Settings’ under your profile icon located at the top right of the screen
  • Select the ‘Devices’ tab
  • Under the ‘Speaker’ section, select ‘Speakers (Sound Blaster G3)’ in the dropdown menu
  • Under the ‘Microphone’ section, select ‘Microphone (Sound Blaster G3)’ in the dropdown menu
  • Once both of the fields are selected, click on ‘Make a test call’ below the ‘Microphone’ section, and follow the instructions to make sure that both the audio and microphone are configured correctly
  • Setup complete

Increase your productivity with G3.

It’s not just about hearing clearly. When you reduce unwanted interruptions to your calls, it allows the group to stay focused, and makes the online meeting that much more productive and enjoyable.

With the Sound Blaster G3, whether you’re on your PC or Mac, you can improve your conference call sound quality without breaking a sweat. Coupled with our proprietary audio software enhancements, be assured that your messages will always come through loud and clear.

2 ways which G3 will improve your conference calls:

Make technology work for you, not the other way round! Other than it being super light and easy to carry around, the Sound Blaster G3 comes designed with buttons and controls that are built for convenience at all times. Perfect for your Zoom calls, Skype, and even Teams!

Hear and speak clearly with CrystalVoice via Sound Blaster Command software

Hear and be heard clearly without whispering, get rid of unwanted background noise and echoes, and eliminate disruptive echoes during voice calls. If your video calls are constantly disrupted by static noise or poor device connectivity, here’s your solution! With an external solution like the G3, you remove all the signal issue, allowing your mic to pick up clean signals, and for you to communicate clearly to your audience.

The G3 comes with an accompanying Sound Blaster Command software, which features our CrystalVoice technology that’s designed to ensure that every syllable of your speech will be delivered with pristine accuracy. CrystalVoice also encompasses three other audio technologies, Noise Reduction, Smart Volume, and Acoustic Echo Cancellation, to deliver the best vocal fidelity so you can hear and speak clearly.

Noise Reduction
Constantly monitors the environment and eliminates the noise that interferes with the online meeting, so you can get rid of unwanted background noise and be heard loud and clear.

Smart Volume
Automatically adjusts the loudness of your voice towards others while maintaining it at a consistent volume level, so you can converse normally without straining on your voice.

Acoustic Echo Cancellation
Eliminates acoustic echo and enables you to listen to the other party clearly by identifying and removing the unwanted noise frequencies that causes echoes during voice chat, so only your voice is picked up.

Instant audio volume mix adjustments with GameVoice Mix

GameVoice Mix is an audio mixer where you can balance the volume level between two audio sources, directly through the dial control on Sound Blaster G3.

Perfect for use during conference calls while listening to music or podcasts at the same time, you can tweak the audio balance instantly between your conference meeting so that you can hear your co-workers louder over your Spotify podcast, and vice versa. The best part is that once you've set it up for the first time, you won’t have to go through the hassle of reopening your PC’s default volume mixer tab to readjust the volume distribution.

And hey! After work hours, the Sound Blaster G3 doubles up as a great Gaming DAC as well, even for your PS4™ and Nintendo Switch™ consoles. Wink.