Sound BasterX G6 is the latest external audio performance enhancing device from Creative, set to improve the experience for those on more portable devices and consoles. Modern-day motherboards in desktop PCs are usually equipped with some fairly solid integrated audio cards and if not you can hook up an aftermarket device, but tablet, console, and laptop owners aren't so lucky.
This is where Creative and the Sound BlasterX G6 come in with the 130dB USB-powered DAC and 32-bit (384kHz) playback with support for Dolby Digital decoding. But that's not all as the little unit also packs in Xamp, the company's custom-designed headphone amp, driving everything from earphones to performance and studio headphones, as well as everything in between.
It's designed to work with Hi-Res audio and only requires you to plug it in to get started. Sound BlasterX G6 will set you back around $149.99. If you're still on the fence whether or not this is something that would make a meaningful difference, especially for the price, stay tuned as we'll have a review up after spending some time with the DAC.