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Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card

  • 7.1 Channels
  • 24-bit 96KHz
  • PCI Interface
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Boost your desktop's audio performance with a sound card from one of the premier names in computer audio: Creative Labs. The Sound Blaster Audigy SE sound card is designed to enhance your PC music, movie, and gaming experience at an affordable price. An easy upgrade for your desktop's integrated sound, the card's audio processor with Creative's CMSS technology remixes your stereo audio into surround sound, even through stereo headphones

EAX Advanced HD 3.0 further improves game audio tracks providing a more immersive experience. Simply pop this card into a vacant PCI-card slot in your desktop and you'll have speaker and headphone connections for stereo to 7.1-channel surround sound.

  • newegg CMSS Surround Technology CMSS surround technology intelligently upgrades your stereo MP3, WMA and CD music to breathtaking 7.1 surround sound over multi-channel speakers, stereo speakers or even headphones.
  • newegg EAX ADVANCED HD EAX ADVANCED HD supports multiple simultaneous audio environments for exceptionally realistic 3D sound in FPS (first person shooters), MMORPG (massively multiplayer online RPGs) and many more exciting games!

Learn more about the Creative Labs Audigy SE

Model

Brand
Creative
Series
Sound Blaster
Model
Audigy SE

Audio core

Audio Chipset
Audigy SE
Channels
7.1
Sample Rate
96KHz
Digital Audio
24-bit

Ports

SPDIF Out
Yes
CD/Aux In
Yes

Spec

Interface
PCI
Operating Systems Supported
Windows XP (SP2), XP Professional x64 or 2000 (SP4)
System Requirements
Windows XP (SP2), XP Professional x64 or 2000 (SP4)
Intel Pentium III, Celeron 1GHz or equivalent AMD processor
Available PCI slot (2.1 compliant)
128MB RAM
600MB of free hard disk space

Features

Features
Music
Dramatically improve your MP3 music listening experience with crisp, clear 24-bit ADVANCED HD audio quality.
Bring out the best in your music with Bass Boost, Smart Volume Management, Audio Clean-Up, and more!
Listen to your favorite MP3 music in breathtaking 7.1 surround with CMSS surround technology.

Games
Feel like you are actually in the game with realistic EAX ADVANCED HD 3.0 sound effects.
Hear your enemies before they find you with 3D positional audio over multichannel speakers.

Movies
Enjoy your blockbuster movies in surround sound with support for everything from headphones to multichannel 5.1 or 7.1 speakers.

Packaging

Package Contents
Sound Card
User Manual
Driver Disk

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • David C.
  • 7/30/2014 8:48:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUseless due to corner cutting

Pros: It's a card. It makes sound.

Cons: -Microphone and Digital out use the same plug, so you can't use both at once
-This is one of the few Creative cards that does not support "What-U-Hear" aka "Stereo Mix", which I need in some programs.

Other Thoughts: I'm frankly shocked to find *two* fatal (for my uses) screw ups with this card from a company that's been making sound cards for over 20 years. I know this is a low-end card, but a dedicated sound card has become an increasingly rare specialty item, and in this era they really shouldn't be selling ones that are hit & miss.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/17/2014 6:23:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot worth the hassle

Pros: NOTHING! ....a good cardboard for recycling.

Cons: My onboard sound has much more features than this thing.

Other Thoughts: The good old Creative has taken away all the good features like EQ presets and EAX console in Windows 7 and 8. Don't waste your time money, buy something else.

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  • Eric P.
  • 2/2/2014 10:03:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCreative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card

Pros: Worked from the start, good size, plenty of output jacks, nice software and easily adjustable.

Cons: None, as far the product goes. I believe the performance issues im having are due to my lack of keeping the software updated.

Other Thoughts: Purchased this for a low budget computer, works great for what i need. Purchased in 2008, and it still works today. I have been lacking on updating the software/drivers or w/e so ive been having an issue with it not recognizing cables being plugged in. Other then that i like the card for what it is, good budget buy.

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  • Jonathan S.
  • 1/23/2014 9:52:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAnnoyance

Pros: Sound card

Cons: Sound Card from hell. Ran into a multitude of problems less than a day. Creative control panel fails to open. Have reinstalled the drivers multiple times and multiple ways, Still cannot get it to work. Worked fine first 7hrs I had it..

Cant play with many settings in 5.1 or 5.7. Seems to be pretty bare bones but its nice.. WHEN IT WORKS.

Other Thoughts: While It was working fine.. only complaint is unable to set subwoofer settings.. now it doesn't matter as I cant change anything including 5.1 options. Getting a RMA Refund for this piece of garbage >.< Buy something else.. please this was 4hrs of troubleshooting and Creative takes forever to respond to customer service and there website forums as well.

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  • nathan t.
  • 1/16/2014 4:52:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgreat card

Pros: works well installed easy and for the money can't be beat installed to vista from the disc

Cons: just wish it had a "what u hear" feature as that would have made it even better

Other Thoughts: alot of clear sound for such a small price.i have used creative for as long as i can remember and have never been disappointed

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  • Jeanna W.
  • 12/4/2013 7:48:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Nice card for a x 16, a bit outdated

Cons: old tech

Other Thoughts: almost all new computers use the x 1 so be careful when you purchase this and look at your slots. .small slots are the x 1 slots. Sounds redundant . almost stupid to the geeks out there but for the layman, which hiding my head I am not. I am a network engineer who has had no need to update my gaming computer until now lol.

Check your slots!

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  • Jason S.
  • 11/24/2013 6:53:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk

Pros: Sounds good when it worked

Cons: Had it replaced once already because it was DOA and 1 month later... Dead! Last 3 Creative sounds cards I had to much trouble with. Good Bye Creative!

Manufacturer Response:

Hi there,

We're sorry for the experience you had with this card. This sounds like a bad run of luck with this card, or there was a voltage issue with the system causing the cards to fail.

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  • Aaron S.
  • 11/8/2013 6:03:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Cheap. that is all

Cons: Honestly the hardest piece I have ever tried to install on a computer. Couldn't ever get it to work right and the drivers for this card are horrendous. 2006 CD comes in box and the online downloads didn't recognize the card. On top of that no instructions came with it. Tried every forum out there for help to no avail. Unless you are a computer guru i would not recommend this for anyone. Too much headache for not much performance.

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  • William P.
  • 10/1/2013 7:22:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsOkay card

Pros: Good software. Been in continuous use in 3 computers since at least 2007. Does its job even without the software, though you won't get the equalizer and other nifty features. Paid $50 originally so it kept its value.

Cons: Microphone has issues but I never bothered to fix them. Unknown if it's a peripheral issue, a card issue, a user issue, or a driver issue.

Other Thoughts: Though its still in my computer, I have moved onto a hi-fidelity headset via USB.

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  • Lee J.
  • 7/30/2013 5:59:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSB sent back wrong card on RMA

Pros: When it worked, it supported Vienna.

Cons: Died soon after install - did RMA to SB - SB sent back an Audigy Value which doesn't support Vienna - they refuse to admit their mistake

Other Thoughts: I have tried calling their REAL tech support number twice ( (405) 742-6622 ) and have been told both times that the card I received back on my RMA was the same thing I sent them. They have their information twisted up, since I got an Audigy Value when I sent an Audigy SE 7.1. They've told me they'd call back, but they never have. NO MORE SB FOR ME until they fix this.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi there! Please contact us at socialmedia@creativelabs so we can investigate and get this resolved for you.

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