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Creative Sound Blaster EVO 3.5mm/ USB Connector Circumaural Headset

  • Meet the Sound Blaster EVO, a headset that's amazing for audio
  • Personalise your audio, via PC or Mac
  • Designed for easy storage, for your convenience

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The Sound Blaster EVO headset combines style and function into an amazing headset - it's ideal for use with your desktop or notebook. SBX Pro Studio™ technologies enhance audio and allow for massive audio customization, ensuring that your music, movies and games will sound exactly how you want them to through its powerful 40mm FullSpectrum™ drivers. With an invisible microphone and CrystalVoice™ voice clarity technology, you're guaranteed crystal clear communication. Step up to amazing technology and upgrade your audio experience with the EVO headset from Sound Blaster today!

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Product Features

Sound Blaster EVO
Sound Blaster EVO

Powerful 40mm FullSpectrum Audio Drivers

Get ready to unleash the full power and clarity of your audio. Sound Blaster EVO's FullSpectrum 40mm audio drivers are capable of reproducing the full audible range of the audio spectrum, so you won't miss a beat.

Sound Blaster EVO

SBX Pro Studio Audio Technology

Experience awe-inspiring audio with the SBX Pro Studio suite of technologies that immerses you in your games and movies with amazing detail and a 360-degree true-to-life sound stage.

Sound Blaster EVO

Crystal Clear Communication

Experience crystal clear communication with your teammates with the CrystalVoice suite of technologies that removes echoes, ambient noises and picks up your voice from within a zone (CrystalVoice Focus). It also maintains your voice level even if you move nearer or further away from the microphone.

Sound Blaster EVO

Sound Blaster EVO Control Panel

Sound Blaster EVO Control Panel gives you advanced audio processing via your PC or Mac. You can adjust and save your personalized SBX Studio Pro, CrystalVoice plus other audio settings to your Sound Blaster EVO headset so that you're ready to enjoy your audio play the way you like it.

Features Sound Blaster EVO ZxR Sound Blaster EVO Wireless Sound Blaster EVO
SB-Axx1™ Audio Processing Y N N
Headset Connector Type 3.5mm Stereo Input 3.5mm Stereo Input 3.5mm Stereo Input
Wired USB Wired USB Wired USB
Bluetooth Wireless Bluetooth Wireless -
Audio Drivers 50mm FullSpectrum 40mm FullSpectrum 40mm FullSpectrum
Voice Focus Beamforming Microphone Y N N
Dual Microphone Array Y Y Y
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) Y N N
Bluetooth Multipoint Connection Y Y N
Near Field Communication (NFC) Y Y N
Sound Blaster Central Compatible Y N N
Sound Blaster EVO Control Panel Compatible Y Y Y
PC / Mac-based Software Processing Y Y Y
SBX Pro Studio Y Y Y
Crystal Voice Y Y Y
Built-in Battery Life Up To 8 Hours Up To 8 Hours -
Included Accessories Carrying Case Carrying Pouch -
  • newegg Massively Powerful Audio Sound Blaster EVO's 40mm FullSpectrum audio drivers reproduce the full audible range of the audio spectrum, so you won't miss a beat.
  • newegg Shut Out That Noise! The headset's ear cups cover your ears entirely, passively cutting out external noise. Whether you're outdoors or in, you hear only the audio that matters most to you.
  • newegg Listen with Clarity The dual-mic array removes background noise from your VOIP calls, guaranteeing pristine voice clarity – even in noisy environments.
  • newegg Connect via USB or 3.5mm You can connect the headset to your PC or entertainment devices using the USB 2.0 connection, or the analog 3.5mm jack. Use the included analog cable for direct connection to your portable media player, or swap it with your own cable of a different length.
  • newegg Personalize Your Audio, via PC or Mac The Sound Blaster EVO Control Panel gives you advanced audio processing via your PC or Mac. You can adjust audio to your personalized liking, and save those settings on the Sound Blaster EVO, ready to be enjoyed when you are on the go! You can also experience cinematic, virtual 7.1 surround sound when you connect the headset to your PC or Mac.
  • newegg Foldable Design The headset can be folded to about 70% of its original size, handy for when you need to store it in small spaces.

Learn more about the Creative Labs EVO

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the Creative Labs EVO

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  • Kyle P.
  • 12/1/2014 6:10:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot Built to Last

Pros: Sounds good, paired with creative sound card
Microphone that's built in seems to be high quality
Was on sale, pretty cheap for what it does

Cons: During my year and some of use, the headset has steadily degraded. It seems to suffer from weak connectors. Initially, the USB connector gave out after a couple months. Wiggling the USB cable around made or broke the sound connection, even with a different USB cable.
This same thing, a year in, has happened with the 3.5mm connection. I can barely move my head before the audio cuts in and out. Unfortunately, looks like I'll have to trash these and get a new headset from a different manufacturer.

For the audio jack, I rarely unplugged it and yet the connector became loose somehow.

I rarely leave reviews, but this is practically the only product of numerous newegg purchases that has failed on me.

Other Thoughts: Get a headset from someone else that will last longer

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  • Bryan R.
  • 9/9/2014 9:49:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsUpdate 3

Pros: They still work

Cons: broke again duct tape holding them in place just bought some Audiotechnica's id been pricing anyway on E--bay. Both the plastic bands up top got weak until it broke
construction problem.

Other Thoughts: maybe you should look elsewhere. They tried with a replacement it lasted longer i take care of all my things but it got weaker and weaker. I want to thank them for trying though.

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  • alexander w.
  • 6/27/2014 8:57:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot impressed

Pros: Comfortable and nice looking

Cons: The plastic part connecting the ear piece and headband broke after a week, poor construction. The USB stopped working a couple days after using it for the first time. Only the standard audio jack worked after so I can never take advantage of the advanced audio options available in USB mode. Sound quality Meh.

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  • Bryan R.
  • 6/25/2014 12:48:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUpdate 2

Pros: I want to than creative support for support for sending them out so fast.

I got a new one and we will see how it goes.

No RMA was necessary. I wouldn't have anyway cause wasnt worth it to thats good customer service. Im sure they dont do that all the time.

Cons: The old ones had a "manufacturing problem due to plastics casting." Once one of these problems is found shouldnt they all have to go back. I feel the same way with motherboard revisions SHIP them back dont wait for RMA.

Other Thoughts: Id already been pricing other headphones just cause i heard a friends "audio-technica" ones so. i may still go ahead and buy it but that's completely unrelated in a way seeing as how i would have even if these were 5 stars. Your sound taste are your own.

I still wish they made a non mobility version of these with all the HING DESIGN money invested in better flexible plastics up top etc. imagine all the money that went into the metal parts going into QUIET RELIABLE AND FLEXIBLE HIGH QUALITY PLASTICS. all for the same price and maybe a one sound driver level up. I know that's possible.

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  • Bryan R.
  • 6/7/2014 8:38:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUpdate

Pros: They still work.

Cons: Update screws are fine
After Normal every day use without pulling or stretching the item unnaturally the inner plastic lip holding the left side hull together broke off and POPPED out upon head removal.

As mentioned before: with a larger head using the (medium - maximum) setting size setting will weaken the rigidity of the side hulls. These headphones will not flex like the add and will become dangerously weak at any setting but small.

Everything was fine for 4 weeks or so then they tops (where the screws aren't and were my original area of concern give way because they are held together with a TINY LIP.

Other Thoughts: Using electrical tape to hold them together on both sides... Not worth RMA. i got these on sale for 79 dollars as they do every 4 or 5 weeks. They sound the part of 79 dollar headphones but have the build quality (in some places) of a 19 dollar headset.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello there.
This sounds like you have a defective headset as the EVO USB has been designed for travel as well as home use and definitely should not have the issue with the build that you have experienced.
Please contact us at so we can get you replacement unit.

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  • Kevin R.
  • 6/2/2014 9:10:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhat You Need

Pros: Pros:
-Noticeably high quality audio
-Ear enclosure blocks out outside noise effectively
-Fold up Design allows for easy storage and transportation
-Modular cables means more flexible storage
-Durable construction means it's going to last a long time

Cons: -Ear enclosure may be too small for some people's heads/ears and result in mild discomfort.

Other Thoughts: Overall a very nice solid headset for the price. This headset will be suitable for all but the most enthusiastic audiophile. The only warning is that it may be a little small/uncomfortable on your ears if the enclosures aren't big enough to completely encapsulate your ear.

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  • Henry Z.
  • 5/30/2014 5:08:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsGreat headset

Pros: Nice headset! It's sound quality is pretty sweet, and I especially like how I can take these out on a walk but also use them at my computer. These are foldable so it is pretty compact and saves space. Not to mention, these look pretty nice too!

Cons: Mic could be better, but I don't use it too much anyway. Gets a bit warm on my ears since it's so firm, but that could be a plus if you can tolerate it and need it to not fall off.

Other Thoughts: Nice headset overall, feels adequately priced from a reputable company.

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  • Joshua N.
  • 5/19/2014 11:43:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Headset

Pros: Audio wise its great since I've tried this headset on PC where I use it on USB, and when using the audio jack for music on my phone. Its design has a nice and sleek stylish look, as well as having a practicability that allows it to be folded for easier transportation for on the go.

Cons: The only downside I felt to this headset was the microphone. Maybe since the microphone is built into the inside of the headset, but when I first started using it my mic came off as being muffled by something which took a bit of tweaking of settings to bring back to a good level.

Other Thoughts: A few reviews I've seen have commented on how tight the headset might be around the ears. Personally I actually enjoy how firm it feels especially when I use it at the gym, since I don't have to worry about keeping it from falling off my head all the time. Also I've been using Soundblaster headsets for years now and this one seems no tighter then any of the other models they've released before.

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  • John M.
  • 5/19/2014 7:02:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAlmost Perfect

Pros: Great sound Quality.
Aesthetically pleasing.

Cons: Mic quality is not up to par with the rest of the quality of the headset. I believe this is due to the lack of an actual microphone.
After a long time of wearing may hurt ears.

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  • Michael G.
  • 5/18/2014 5:37:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSound Blaster EVO Review

Pros: Really nice sound quality, having the option between multiple choices for installation with 3.5 or USB.

Cons: Mic quality isn't very good, uncomfortable after awhile, cables are really thick and short.

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