Creative Labs
Creative Sound Blaster ZxR PCI-Express High Performance Sound Card - Retail (70SB151000001)

Creative Labs
Creative Sound Blaster ZxR PCI-Express High Performance Sound Card - Retail (70SB151000001)

  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio of 124dB
  • 24-bit / 192kHz audio output
  • Studio-grade content creation
  • Crystal clear communication
  • High fidelity multi-channel surround
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Stock Code: SC-091-CL

EAN: 5390660181320

MPN: 70SB151000001

Manufacturer: Creative Labs

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Creative Sound Blaster ZxR PCI-Express High Performance Sound Card - Retail (70SB151000001)

The flagship of the ultra high-performance Sound Blaster Z-Series of sound cards, Sound Blaster ZxR elevates the standards of technology and performance for the future of PC gaming and entertainment. Boasting an unbeatable SNR of 124dB, it includes a DBPro daughter board and Audio Control Module for unrivalled audio playback and content creation.



Signal-to-Noise Ratio of 124dB

A signal to noise ratio or SNR of 124dB means your audio will be more than 99.99% pristine, which is over 89.1 times better than motherboard audio.

Pristine audio recordings with ultra low latency

Enjoy reduced latency with Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO) support with the Sound Blaster ZxR. Hear your audio recordings come to life!

24-bit / 192kHz audio output

Stereo Direct lets you listen to your music pure and unprocessed at the amazing bit rate of 24-bit 192 kHz.

SBX Pro Studio™ technologies

SBX Pro Studio™ sound technologies create unprecedented levels of audio realism, including stunning 3D surround effects for your speakers and headsets.

Learn more about SBX Pro Studio™ technologies.

Studio-grade content creation

Add studio quality audio sound tracks or voice tracks to your video clips or home videos created with hardware that uses only audiophile-grade components such as 123dB analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) with RCA Aux-in and optical inputs for outstanding recording quality. With the 600 ohm headphone amplifier, you can do studio-grade monitoring as well.

High-quality DBPro daughter board

The DBpro is another reason why Sound Blaster ZxR delivers only the best audio playback and creation. It offers optical output for outstanding audio playback, plus professional-grade ADCs with RCA Aux-in and optical inputs for studio-grade recording quality.

Accessible Audio Control Module (ACM)

Take control in style and ease with the ACM that incorporates a built-in microphone array and mic/headphone I/O connections. The knob on the ACM lets you conveniently adjust the headphone levels.

Sound Core3D audio processor

The multi-core Sound Core3D™ audio processor is designed to offload SBX Pro Studio and CrystalVoice effects processing from your primary CPU, improving your overall PC performance, resulting in drastically superior audio and voice quality.

Crystal clear communication

In gaming, if you're not communicating, you're not winning. 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 (Voice Focus). It also maintains your voice level even if you are near or further away from the microphone.

Understand how CrystalVoice™ technologies work.

High fidelity multi-channel surround

Connect to your home theatre system through a single digital cable and enjoy cinematic DVD movies by transforming any stereo or multi-channel streams into high fidelity immersive surround sound.

Never unplug your headphones again

With the Sound Blaster Z-series Control Panel, just toggle between your headphone and speaker system with a flip of a switch.


Audio Technology
Sound Core3D
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
Connectivity Options (Main)
Headphone: 1 x Amplified 1/4" jack
Speaker Out: 2 x RCA (L / R) 2 x 3.5mm jacks (Rear, C/Sub)
Microphone In: 1 x 1/4" jack
Connectivity Options (Accessory)
DBPro Daughter Board
Line In: 2 x RCA (L / R)
Optical Out: 1 x TOSLINK
Optical In: 1 x TOSLINK
Max Channel Output
5.1 Channels
Audio Technologies
SBX Pro Studio, CrystalVoice, Scout Mode, Dolby Digital Technology, DTS Connect Encoding


Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or AMD® equivalent processor, 2.2GHz or faster recommended.
Intel®, AMD® or 100% compatible motherboard
Microsoft® Windows® 10 (32/64-bit), Windows® 8 (32/64-bit), Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)
>600 MB of free hard disk space
Available PCI Express® (x1, x4 or x16) slot
Available I/O slot opening on casing
Available CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive

Sound Blaster ZxR sound card
Sound Blaster DBpro card
Sound Blaster Audio Control Module
1x Optical Cable
1x Stereo(3.5mm)-to-RCA cable
1x DBpro cable
Quick Start Leaflet
Installation CD containing:
Drivers for Windows 7 and Windows 8
Creative software suite
User's Guide

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Amazing sound

Amazing sound with a bit of tweaking in the equaliser well worth the money you really need either a good quality set of speakers or headset to really get the best from this card

james baskerville 2017-01-01

good product with one glitch-probably not for Win 10 yet

I own the ZxR for 2 weeks now and i must say that its powerfull card that works great with high end headphones, mine are Sennheisser G4ME ONE.

One problem i meet is that card didnt worked properly under Win 10. There were problems with software. Some functions disapeared from Creative Control Panel and there was no sound just hissing coming out from headphones.
Latest drivers for Win10 didnt solved the problem at all so I had to downgrade system to WIN 7 and at the moment i have no problems at all.

Tomasz Amanowicz 2015-11-24

High quality sound, yet lost old feature

Moved up from an XF-i Fatal1ty with front panel. Massive shame this doesn't have a front panel option...The ACM module is better than expected tho (if you have the desk space !), A high quality volume control and weighted rubber base so it doesn't move around on it's own.....

Sound quality is hard to beat, certainly on a par with the old XF-i. You may need to mess with the crystalizer & equalizer settings to get what you want but it certainly shows off expensive headphones (like the JVC-ha-sz2000). Sound quality can be even FURTHER improved by up-grading the swapable op-amps with high-end versions (yes they're in sockets BUT your warranty will be voided). Creative even has a support page showing you how to do it !.

The daughter board does not need to be in your system if you don't need it, so don't worry too much about loosing two slots.

If I could improve ??. Make the main board even smaller (it's around the same size as an old XF-i platinum). Add the option of a quality front panel to save cables and desk space that the ACM adds to the package. Remove the need to switch between headphone and speakers (you can hear a relay click as you do it), the old XF-i with front panel ran both at the same time !! (no need to switch between the two in software (a real pain) and the front panel headphone volume control included an off position, the new ACM does not !).




Holy sweet mother of jesus, this sound card has delivered the audio I've been longing all my life...seriously! Hooked up with the Sennheiser 350s and I'm in heaven. Thank you OCUK :D

Daz 2013-04-10


One of the first to get from OCUK before they vanished :D, previous card prelude 7.1, knocks the socks of its sound quality, just make sure you get the speakers or the headset to fully enjoy the amazing hardware... really great sound card would +++++ recommend.

ViRuS2k 2013-03-02

Sounds good ;)

I was lucky enough to grab one of the first few from OcUK. I primarily got it for the quality DACs, and i did not even bother installing the extras. The audio quality is slightly better than my previous X-Fi Titanium Fatality Champion (which is already way above average). The driver's UI is definitely an improvement over the previous X-Fis. Nice little card, but you should get good speakers for it!

TomK 2013-02-28

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