Creative Sound Blaster Play!3 High Resolution USB DAC Amp and External Sound Card


  • Instantly Upgrade To High Resolution Audio 24-Bit 96 Khz High-Resolution USB DAC Playback
  • Studio-Grade Listening. Crisp Voice Communications And Recording
  • Simple, Fuss-Free, Plug And Play Convenient Headphone Connectivity 
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Sound Blaster PLAY! 3.
USB DAC Amp and External Sound Card.
The Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 is a USB DAC and Amp that provides an instant audio upgrade from motherboard audio. It works with PC and Mac, and houses a powerful amplifier that will drive a whole range of headphones, from basic mobile phone earbuds to gaming and studio-grade headphones. The downloadable Sound Blaster Control Panel Software offers tremendous audio realism and immersive audio effects, and also comes with optimised profiles for selected earphone brands.

Instantly Upgrade to High Resolution Audio.
Once you upgrade from motherboard audio, you’ll never go back to it again. The Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 provides such an upgrade by giving you high resolution 24-bit 96 kHz audio for your music, movies, and games.

Sound in Studio-Quality
The Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 drives a wide range of headphones — from mobile phone earbuds and gaming headsets all the way to more expensive studio-quality headphones. The downloadable Control Panel software also includes optimised profiles for selected earphone brands.

Clear Voice Communications and Recording
USB Connectivity greatly improves mic recording capabilities, giving you clear 24-bit 48 kHZ quality for podcasts or in-game communications.

Simple, Fuss-Free, Plug-and-Play
Connecting the Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 to PC and Mac is incredibly easy. Simply connect it to a USB port and you’re good to go. No drivers necessary.

Convenient Headphone Connectivity
The Sound Blaster PLAY! 3 lets you connect your headsets with single or split stereo/mic connectors easily, removing the need for a Y-splitter cable.


Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
~93 dB
Connectivity Options (Main)
Mic In :
1 x 3.5 mm jack
4-pole Headphone-out with Mic:
1 x 3.5 mm jack
Headphone Amp
Up to 300 Ohms
Max Channel Output
Audio Technologies
SBX Pro Studio
Supported Operating Systems
Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, Mac OS X v10.9 and above
Audio Fidelity
Up to 24-bit / 96 kHz
138 x 22.0 x 9.4 mm (5.4″ x 0.9″ x 0.3″)
USB 2.0, USB 3.0
Recommended Usage
Home Entertainment


For Windows® OS

  • Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD® equivalent processor (2.8 GHz or faster recommended)
  • Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard
  • Microsoft® Windows 10 32/64 bit, Windows 8.1/8.0 32/64 bit, Windows 7 32/64 bit
  • 1GB RAM
  • 600 MB of free hard disk space
  • USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 port (High Speed recommended with driver)

For Mac® OS

  • Mac OS X® 10.9 or higher
  • Supports Intel-based chipset only
  • 1GB RAM
  • >600 MB of free hard disk space


  • 1 x Sound Blaster PLAY! 3
  • Warranty & Technical Support leaflet
  • Quick Start Guide


1-year Limited Hardware Warranty


Download Software

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 16 × 8 × 3 cm



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1 review for Creative Sound Blaster Play!3 High Resolution USB DAC Amp and External Sound Card

  1. 5 out of 5

    Vidit (verified owner)

    It increases the sound quality of my 2.1 System with its sound enhancement software SOUND BLASTER PLAY 3. Without the enhancement software, it sounds like normal built-in amp. Use the crystalizer option and hear to the perfectly toned sound quality.

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