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Creative Sound BlasterX H5 Special Edition

Creative Sound BlasterX H5 Special Edition

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Massdrop-Exclusive, Tournament-Grade Headset

Originally designed for Creative Labs’ coL gaming team—and the team’s current headset of choice (along with Team Epsilon)—the Creative Sound BlasterX H5 Special Edition Headset is now available exclusively on Massdrop. With all the features of the original, but made with a more pronounced side plate for even more detail, this tournament-grade headset is limited to 400 units. Combining crisp audio and extreme comfort, it’s equipped with two 50-millimeter Full Spectrum drivers for immersive audio. Unique to the BlasterX H5 drivers is their tilted design, which creates a mini acoustic chamber to reduce resonance and increase sound separation. On this drop, we're throwing in two mics, too: the original microphone and the tournament spec microphone, which has a more aggressive background noise filter for louder environments—not to mention it was designed with input from eSports pros. The headset comes pre-tuned out of the box so you can jump in the action right away. 

Note: This drop will include the Original microphone and Tournament Edition Microphone. 

At checkout, you'll have the option to purchase the Sound BlasterX G1 for (+ $27). This drop is limited to 400 Units.

Creative Sound BlasterX H5 Special Edition

Superb Build Quality

Constructed with a steel and aluminum framework that pairs with soft-touch plastic, memory foam earpads, and plush leatherette, the headset is light enough to take on the go, but hefty enough to maintain its structural integrity. A flexible, reinforced steel band provides a snug fit without overpowering your dome. Anchored to the headset is a detachable noise-reduction microphone, which provides clear voice quality and can easily be removed for a transition to the streets. (We're also throwing in a tournament spec mic for this run.) Quickly control volume, music, and voice calls right from the built-in inline remote, too. Plus, you can download Sound BlasterX Acoustic Engine Lite for professionally tweaked enhancements to boost your game.

Creative Sound BlasterX H5 Special Edition
Creative Sound BlasterX H5 Special Edition

Sound BlasterX G1 Option (+ $27)

Compact and powerful, the plug-and-play Sound BlasterX G1 delivers crystal clear audio with 7.1 HD positional surround sound for the most immersive gaming experience on PC, Mac, and PlayStation 4. X-Plus Mode, which is accessed only when paired with the BlasterX G1, enhances audio on important in-game noises—like footsteps, gunshots, and power-ups—for an acoustic advantage over your opponents. Plus, the G1 powers headphones up to 300 ohms impedance, so you can plug in a hefty pair of cans without worry.

Creative Sound BlasterX H5 Special Edition


Creative Sound BlasterX H5 Review MaximumPC

"The BlasterX H5 may be my favorite gaming headset of the year" PCGamer

"The comfort of these (BlasterX H5) headphones is unmatched by any I have ever used." Gadgeteer

“The Creative Sound BlasterX H5 takes gaming headsets to the next level, by pairing them with a pair of hi-fi headphones with a warm signature sound perfect for a visceral combat experience.” Heavy

“The Creative Sound BlasterX H5 is one of the few headsets that appears to have been designed with the rigors of frequent gaming in mind. ” Highdefdigest

“These things are Sennheiser-type quality, the kind you'll usually see on $250+ headsets. It's extremely soft, it's squishy, and it's great to wear.” Tweaktown

Standard Vs. Tournament Grade Microphones

The Original Spec microphone was designed with the massive surge in video streaming and content creation in mind. It is focused primarily on pure voice reproduction and broadcast level voice imaging. As such, this microphone is ideal for use in environments that are closed and with limited noise. If you’re streaming or creating content in a room with moderate noise, this mic will deliver fantastic vocal clarity while still suppressing normal background noise.

The Tournament Spec microphone was developed with feedback from eSports professionals that practice in the same room with each other or compete on the tournament floor. The microphone has a much more aggressive background noise filter and allows for great voice communication even in loud environments. If you tend to play in loud environments, this is the mic for you.

Sound BlasterX H5 Specs

  • Worn by the Creative Labs Complexity gaming team
  • Pronounced side plate
  • Material: steel/aluminum framework with plastic, memory foam, and plush leatherette
  • Drivers: 50 mm Full Spectrum neodymium
  • Tilt driver implementation
  • Frequency response: 20Hz ~ 20kHz
  • Impedance: 32 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 118dB/mW at 1kHz
  • Interface: 3.5mm stereo input
  • Supports: Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8.0 32/64 bit, Windows 7 32/64 bit, PS4 (with 4-pole cable), Xbox One (with adapter)
  • System requirements: Intel Core2 Duo or AMD equivalent processor (2.8 GHz or faster recommended), Intel, AMD or 100% compatible motherboard, 1 GB RAM, 600 MB free disk space
  • Detachable microphone
  • Inline remote
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 6 x 3.9 in (19 x 15.2 x 9.9 cm)
  • Weight: 10.6 oz (300 g)

Sound BlasterX G1 Specs

  • USB 2.0 or 3.0
  • 7.1 positional HD surround sound
  • Powers headphones up to 300Ω impedance
  • Access to X-Plus Mode
  • Pre-loaded sound signatures for different games
  • Scout Mode for more audible in-game cues
  • Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.9 x 0.4 in (13.8 x 2.3 x 1 cm)


  • Sound BlasterX H5 Special Edition Headset
  • Original spec microphone
  • Tournament spec microphone
  • Detachable 3.5 mm 4-pole to 4-pole jack braided cable with controls (1.2 m)
  • 1.2 m microphone splitter cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Creative Labs 1-Year Warranty


All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is May 29, 2018 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.

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