Sound Blaster Z SE is an ideal all-around gaming and entertainment PCI-e DAC that incorporates all the hardware and software features of the Sound Core3D accelerated audio processor. INDUSTRY-LEADING AUDIO PROCESSING SOUND BLASTER ACOUSTIC ENGINE: Powered by Sound Blaster Acoustic Engine, experience enhanced audio realism with accurate cues, bass boost, clearer vocals, and more via the all-new, redesigned Sound Blaster Command Software. SCOUT MODE: Hear your enemies before they hear you. This proprietary technology allows you to hear your enemies from further away, giving you a distinct tactical advantage in combat. CRYSTAL CLEAR COMMUNICATIONS CRYSTALVOICE: Express yourself and be heard crystal clear in multiplayer games, video conferencing, and online chats. MIC EQ PRESETS: Improve your voice communications with the built-in Microphone Equalizer that comes with a list of EQ presets to enhance your vocal range, so that you sound better to others. ADVANCED HOME ENTERTAINMENT AUDIO SURROUND SOUND: Supports 5.1 discrete channels on speakers with Dolby / DTS encoding and up to 7.1 virtual surround on headphones and speakers. Also supports Sound Blasters acclaimed Surround Virtualization technology for a full, customized audio experience. 600? AMP: Supports 192 kHz direct pass-through to analog-out, a 600? headphone amplifier, and gold-plated I/O connectivity.