Creative Labs G3 Portable Gaming USB DAC Amp

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Creative Labs G3 Portable Gaming USB DAC Amp
Key Features
  • 1 x 3.5mm Headphone Output
  • 1 x 3.5mm Microphone Input
  • 1 x Mini TOSLINK Optical & Line Input
  • USB Type-C Host Connection
Get improved control over in-game audio and team chat with the G3 Portable Gaming USB DAC Amp from Creative Labs. Designed for one-handed use, this slim, portable USB DAC and amp provides optimized control over playback and audio input. Use the Footsteps Enhancer mode to pinpoint opponents, or become more immersed with virtual 7.1 Surround Sound. The mic-monitoring feature allows you to gauge your voice levels, while the single-handed controls mean you don't need to take your hand off of your mouse or controller. Use the GameVoice Mix dial to adjust the balance between in-game audio and chat. Get flexible with the Sound Blaster Command app and adjust performance remotely via iOS or Android.
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Creative Labs G3 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Compatibility
  • 3Bus-Powered
  • 4GameVoice Mix
  • 5One Hand, All Controls
  • 6Footsteps Enhancer
  • 7Mobile Remote Control
  • 8Upgrade Audio
  • 9Sound Blaster Command Software
  • 10Not Just for Games

Get improved control over in-game audio and team chat with the G3 Portable Gaming USB DAC Amp from Creative Labs. Designed for one-handed use, this slim, portable USB DAC and amp provides optimized control over playback and audio input. Use the Footsteps Enhancer mode to pinpoint opponents, or become more immersed with virtual 7.1 Surround Sound. The mic-monitoring feature allows you to gauge your voice levels, while the single-handed controls mean you don't need to take your hand off of your mouse or controller. Use the GameVoice Mix dial to adjust the balance between in-game audio and chat. Get flexible with the Sound Blaster Command app and adjust performance remotely via iOS or Android.

Capable of audio playback and recording at resolutions up to 24-bit / 96 kHz, this DAC incorporates an amp supporting 16- to 300-ohm headphones. In addition to a USB Type-C host connection, the G3 also sports a headphone output and mic input. Furthermore, a mini TOSLINK Optical and line combo input supports both digital and analog audio. The G3 is fully compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems. PS4 is also supported without Sound Blaster Command software, while the Nintendo Switch is compatible without Sound Blaster Command software or the GameVoice Mix feature. The G3 provides plug and play audio for all supported systems. The Sound Blaster Command app supports iOS and Android devices with built-in Bluetooth Low Energy technology and is compatible with Windows, Mac, and PS4 systems. A USB Type-C to A adapter is included, along with an optical cable.

Compatibility

The Sound Blaster G3 is fully compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems. It is also compatible with PS4 without the use of Sound Blaster Command software, and Nintendo Switch without GameVoice Mix and Sound Blaster Command software. The Sound Blaster Command App is compatible with Android and iOS devices with built-in Bluetooth Low Energy technology.

Bus-Powered

The G3 is powered via USB Type-C, allowing for compatibility across platforms, including the PS4, Switch, PC, and Mac. The Sound Blaster G3 also requires no special software or drivers. To hear USB audio, simply plug in the G3 and it will work straight out of the box. No available USB Type-C port? Use the included USB Type-C to A converter to connect to a UBS Type-A port.

GameVoice Mix

The G3's GameVoice Mix feature provides balancing capabilities for game audio and chat. Simply plug in the G3 via the USB Type-C and Optical/Line-in port. Then, without leaving your game screen, use the GameVoice Mix volume dial to easily increase your voice chat volume during a raid to hear your team better, or decrease the chatter and amp up in-game audio during a particularly climatic scene.

Please note, the GameVoice Mix feature is supported by Windows, Mac, and PS4 only.

One Hand, All Controls

Built with form and function in mind, the G3 provides direct access to the independent mic and volume controls on each side of the device. One-handed control design allows you to maneuver in-game with one hand on your mouse or controller, while making mic and volume adjustments instinctively using your free hand.

Footsteps Enhancer

Hear beyond what you see with the custom-tuned Footsteps Enhancer feature, a customizable EQ that allows you to hear footsteps and pinpoint your opponents.

Mobile Remote Control

Make on-the-fly changes to your audio settings directly on the G3 via your mobile phone. Without having to unplug or exit your game, you can remotely control your sound settings through the Sound Blaster Command mobile app. Can't tell if your mic feed sounds too soft or too loud? Use the mic-monitoring feature via the mobile app to adjust levels while monitoring the feed. You can also make instantaneous bass and treble adjustments, further customize the Footsteps Enhancer mode, or even adjust your volume and mic controls when your G3 is out of reach. This feature is compatible with Android and iOS devices with built-in Bluetooth Low Energy technology.

Upgrade Audio

The G3's integrated amplifier is capable of driving gaming headphones or studio monitors from 16 to 300 ohms. Combined with a compact and lightweight form factor, this DAC is designed to provide a space-saving and travel-friendly audio upgrade.

Sound Blaster Command Software

Windows and Mac users can access the full suite of Sound Blaster's audio processing technologies including, 7.1 Surround Virtualization, Crystalizer, Bass, Smart Volume, and Dialog+, or even additional functions such as Mixer settings.

Not Just for Games

Versatile at work or play, the Sound Blaster G3 can be used to improve audio in your favorite games or on conference calls.
UPC: 054651192966

Creative Labs G3 Specs

Ports1 x 3.5 mm Headphone Output
1 x 3.5 mm Mini TOSLINK Optical / Line Combo Input
1 x 3.5 mm Mic Input
Host ConnectionUSB Type-C
USB Type-A (with Included Adapter)
Headphone Amp16 to 300 Ohms
Dynamic Range100 dB
Playback ResolutionPCM 16-Bit / 48.0 kHz
PCM 16-Bit / 96.0 kHz
PCM 24-Bit / 48.0 kHz
PCM 24-Bit / 96.0 kHz
Recording Resolution16-Bit / 48.0 kHz
16-Bit / 96.0 kHz
24-Bit / 48.0 kHz
24-Bit / 96.0 kHz
Audio TechnologiesCrystalVoice
Scout Mode
Windows System RequirementsIntel Core i3 or Equivalent AMD Processor
Intel, AMD, or 100% Compatible Motherboard
Microsoft Windows 8 and Later
1 GB of RAM
>600 MB of Free Hard Disk Space
USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 Port
Mac System RequirementsMac OS X 10.12 and Later
1 GB of RAM
USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 Port
PS4 System RequirementsFirmware Version 5.0 and Later
Available USB Port (as Chat Audio Output)
Available Optical Out Port (as Game Audio Output)
Nintendo Switch System RequirementsSwitch OS 5.0 and Later
Available 3.5 mm Headphone Port
Available USB Port (in Docking Mode)
Voice Communication Support is Title-Dependent
Android System Requirements(As a Remote Controller for SoundBlaster G3 on PS4 and Nintendo Switch Only)
Android OS Version 8.0 and Later
Built-in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Support
iOS System Requirements(As a Remote Controller for SoundBlaster G3 on PS4 and Nintendo Switch Only)
iOS Version 11.0 and Later
Built-in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Support
PowerBus-Powered
Dimensions8.27 x 1.54 x 0.59" / 210 x 39 x 15 mm
Weight1.1 oz / 32 g (Main Unit)
0.01 oz / 4 g (USB Type-C to A Adapter)
WarrantyLimited 1-Year Warranty
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.235 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.5 x 5.2 x 1.2"
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