As phones, laptops, and other mobile devices continue to get smaller and smaller we have to compromise in some areas. A great example of this is overall sound quality. When was the last time you were shopping for an ultrabook and even considered what sound card was installed in it. I know when I picked up mine I didn’t give it any thought. Creative Labs recognized this and today is introducing two new mobile Sound Blaster products called the E1 and the E3. Today I have the chance to take a closer look at the E1 and see what it is all about.

Product Name: Creative Labs Sound Blaster E1

Review Sample Provided by: Creative Labs

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes



Technical Specifications

SNR: 106dB


-Stereo - up to 24bit/44.1kHz

Record - up to 16bit/44.1kHz

Built-in mono microphone

Headphone Amplifier

-Up to 600 Ohms

Volume Control


-Line In (4 pole)

-Headphone Out

-Headphone Out/Mic In

-USB port

Package Contents

Sound Blaster E1

MicroUSB cable

4-pole analog cable

Quickstart leaflet


For Windows

-Sound Blaster E-Series Control Panel

-Creative ALchemy

For Mac

-Sound Blaster E-Series Control Panel


1 year limited hardware warranty

Minimum System Requirements

Intel Core™2 Duo or AMD equivalent processor, 2.8GHz

Microsoft® Windows® Vista® 64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit

Microsoft® Windows® 7 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit

Microsoft® Windows® 8 64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit

Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 64-bit, Windows 8.1 32-bit

Macintosh OS X 10.6.8 and above


USB1.1 / USB2.0 / USB 3.0 port


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