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

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  • 24-bit 96KHz
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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 is able to remix 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. The bundled Creative MediaSource software can be used for creating MP3s, managing a music collection, adding effects and burning custom CD compilations. 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.

Note: This is an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) version, which includes the product and sometimes the drivers, but not much else. They are packaged generically and do not include software. OEM products are best suited for system builders who don't require documentation or bundled accessories.

  • newegg CMSS-3D Audio Technology CMSS-3D audio technology intelligently upgrades your favorite stereo MP3, WMA and CD music to breathtaking 7.1 surround sound.
  • 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 Sound Blaster Audigy SE


Sound Blaster Audigy SE

Audio core

Sample Rate
Digital Audio


Line In
Line Out
Front / Rear / Side / Center / Subwoofer
SPDIF Out for Stereo Digital Speakers
CD/Aux In
Other Ports
Headphone Out


Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows Vista (Drivers available on, Windows XP (SP2), or Windows 2000 (SP4)


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.

Feel like you're 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.

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


Package Contents
SB0570 Audigy SE Sound Card
Driver Disk

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited

Quick Info


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

Customer Reviews of the Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy SE

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  • UH1N
  • 9/27/2014 5:42:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSB Audigy SE

Pros: N/A since I can't get the software from SB's site to load on my Windows 7 system.

Cons: Unable to get the software to load. Would return it, but for $21, isn't worth the time and effort.

Other Thoughts: Had read that SB had issues with their software/drivers. Should have heeded the warning.

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  • Roy K.
  • 9/7/2014 7:57:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimple and Effective

Pros: My ASUS M5A97 R2 MOBO would not activate the Realtek onboard HD audio chip during my most recent build. I started with the driver off the ASUS DVD and rapidly ended up at the ASUS site and tried unloading and loading every Realtek audio driver they had. Enter Creative Audigy and the SE designed for legacy PCI slots. I needed such an add-on card because the PCIe 1x slot was unavailable on the M5A97 R2 MOBO due to my graphics card and the second PCIe graphics slot (4x) was occupied by a firewire add-on card. I ordered it up from Newegg and got it sooner than expected. However when it arrived, it was wrapped in bubble wrap with the serial number strip taped to the edge of the bubble wrap. Some of the capacitors were bent over a little from the rough journey in bubble wrap instead of a retail box. I carefully straightened the bent capacitors and inserted the card. I put the Creative driver CD in the CD/DVD tray player-burner and restarted. Everything worked beautifully, after registering with Creative using the serial number provided. It recognized my 2.1 sound system and even updated the driver from Creative's website.

Cons: Did I mention bubble wrap? Come on, Newegg, you are better than that. All of us veteran system builders are loyal to you because you are a straight shooter and are transparent. Nowhere on the Creative Audigy SE [Newegg] page, did it say "not a retail product", comes in after-market packaging.

Other Thoughts: It fired up flawlessly and saved me an RMA on the MOBO. Plus it used a legacy PCI slot when I had no more PCIe slots available. The motherboard manufacturers really need to rethink the placement of the PCIe slots versus the PCI slots and the spacing they give between them. With the graphics cards now being 2 slot wide, puitting a PCIe 1x slot next to the 16x graphics slot is a waste.

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  • AgashCool
  • 8/28/2014 8:01:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAWESOME!!!!

Pros: -Better than nasty integrated sound
-Easy install
-Works with PCI 2.0 even though it's 2.1
-works well with X38 chipset
-Easy driver install

Cons: Simply none. Let you know after something happens

Other Thoughts: Don't use the CD driver. Download it from the website:,VARSET=CategoryID:0
Also, I'm coming from an fried integrated chip wwhich didn't work so this helped. IT also sounds much better TOO! :)

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  • Bettymorlock
  • 8/11/2014 1:36:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs˙˙˙pɹɐɔ ǝʌɐɥ ʇsnɯ

Pros: I found this sound card unopened at a good will for only 4 us dollars, and love it. My on board audio was starting to get lots of interference and needed a new option and it sounds fantastic. It also has increased my cpu performance a bit and I feel stupid for not doing this earlier.

I am a video content creator and my mic has never sounded so good.

Cons: The only con for me is the fact that my graphics card heats up a bit now because it now blocks my gpu fan, but that isn't the cards fault it my mobo's fault for being set up the way it is. I had to cut up my case and add a custom fan to get things back to normal. Keep heat in mind...

Other Thoughts: I only got this card for 4 us dollars but I would gladly pay 40 for this. It is a must get.

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  • annoyed
  • 7/8/2014 8:04:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsnot 100% PCI compatible

Pros: No idea. card wouldn't work with my system

Cons: Requires PCI 2.1+. Most boards these days, if they have PCI at all, are PCI 2.0. The board specs often don't even state what version of PCI they support.

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  • N/A
  • 6/28/2014 5:24:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood sound card for 780i motherboard

Pros: using it on a evga 780i ftw motherboard with a qx9650 @ 3.68ghz and 2 msi gtx 660 tf oc video cards, gained 5-10 more fps on almost every new dx 11 title, taking the load off the integrated auido chipset and gives extra cpu performance,

Cons: Funny how people who think they know computers and etc can't see how to gain performance by a good margin with simple upgrades, instead of saying new comp new cpu, new video and etc,

Other Thoughts: still have not found a game i can't run, well over 80 fps 2560x1440

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  • N/A
  • 6/8/2014 10:35:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsinstalled in a workstation

Pros: dont like it as much as the Striker audio card i had - they dont make them any more - but a good card for the money

Cons: none

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  • RFP
  • 5/1/2014 3:07:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSound Blaster

Pros: None!!!

Cons: Warning the SB card does not work!!!

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  • Jerry
  • 3/26/2014 5:19:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust installed and it works as it should

Pros: Quick and easy installation (remember to disable on board sound first) into my 3-1/2 year old home built PC; driver installed from Windows Update. Additional programs on the CD work OK, too.

Cons: None yet. This is an inexpensive sound card... not expecting miracles (although Smokey Robinson sounds good through it ;) ).

Other Thoughts: Had I not experienced a problem with choppy audio from the ASUS mobo audio system, I would not have even upgraded to this. I use the PC for radio communications (Flex 6700, SmartSDR, and Digital Audio Exchange... a form of "virtual" audio line via the Ethernet cable connecting the PC and the radio), and the audio through DAX was horrible. With this sound card, it sounds great.

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  • XoRn
  • 3/23/2014 10:45:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNope.

Pros: Nada

Cons: When it did work, it wasn't notably better then the RealTek on board audio my motherboard already had. After a week though, in the middle of a gaming session I heard an audible "pop" and then it just stopped working.

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