Creative Sound Blaster AE-5 Plus Internal Sound Card and DAC ReviewPosted on 2020-07-30 15:54:48 by Thomas De Maesschalck
"The Sound Blaster AE-5 Plus is an external sound card with a dynamic range of 122 dB, a max resolution playback of 32-bit / 384 kHz, and features an ESS Sabre Ultra DAC. Unlike the AE-5, the Sound Blaster AE-5 Plus features Dolby Digital Live. However, with the advances that board partners have made in onboard audio, is it worth buying an external sound card in 2020? In this review, we intend to answer that exact question. Over the last few years, I’ve been very impressed with Sound Blaster products such as their K3+ and X3. So, will the AE-5 Plus stay to the high standard I’ve come to expect from Sound Blaster and Creative products? Let’s get into the review of the Sound Blaster AE-5 Plus and find out."