Creative today announced the Sound Blaster® Live! 24-bit internal and external sound cards, providing an easy upgrade from inferior motherboard audio for desktop and notebook PC users at a great value. The new Sound Blaster Live! solutions feature support for EAX multi-environments in PC and console gaming, and deliver twice the audio quality and clarity as basic 16-bit integrated PC audio. Creative also announced the immediate availability of the new Sound Blaster Audigy® 2 Value, delivering up to 106db SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) and ASIO 2.0 support for 24-bit/96kHz multi-channel recording directly to MP3. The Sound Blaster Live! 24-Bit internal has an estimated street price of US$ 29.99, the Sound Blaster Live! 24-Bit External has an ESP of US$ 49.99, and the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value has an ESP of US$ 59.99.

Creative, a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products for PC users,
today announced the Sound Blaster® Live! 24-bit internal and external sound
cards, providing an easy upgrade from inferior motherboard audio for desktop and
notebook PC users at a great value. The new Sound Blaster Live! solutions
feature support for EAX multi-environments in PC and console gaming, and deliver
twice the audio quality and clarity as basic 16-bit integrated PC audio.
Creative also announced the immediate availability of the new Sound Blaster
Audigy® 2 Value, delivering up to 106db SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) and ASIO 2.0
support for 24-bit/96kHz multi-channel recording directly to MP3.

Sound Blaster Live! 24-Bit Internal
Priced at only US$ 29.99, the Sound Blaster Live! provides a dramatic upgrade
over motherboard audio. Anyone who enjoys music, movies or games on the PC can
appreciate its 100dB SNR, which is nearly twice the quality and clarity of host
audio. In addition, 24-bit EAX 3.0 ADVANCED HD support and connectivity for up
to a 7.1 speaker system provide gamers with an audio advantage not available
with any integrated solution. The Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit internal card also
offers a suite of EAX Acoustic Enhancements such as audio clean-up, bass boost,
equalizer, and smart volume management.

Sound Blaster Live! 24-Bit External
Easily connected to a desktop or notebook PC through a USB port, the Sound
Blaster Live! 24-Bit External offers 24-bit PC audio and up to 5.1 surround
sound with EAX 3.0 ADVANCED HD support. It features customizable music playback
with better audio quality control options than most home stereos, including
acoustic enhancements such as bass boost, stereo widening, 10-band equalizer,
crossfade, smart playlists and karaoke functionality.

Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value
Ideal for serious PC gamers on a budget, the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value
features hardware-acceleration for EAX® 4.0 ADVANCED HD? 3D support for
immersive positional audio, which is included in upcoming titles such as Star
Wars Battlefront, Rome: Total War, and World of Warcraft. In addition, it offers
24-bit ADVANCED HD DVD-Audio playback, 106dB SNR, support for up to a 7.1
speaker system, Dolby? Digital EX decoding, and ASIO 2.0 drivers for
24-bit/96kHz recording directly to MP3 format. The Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value
also comes bundled with the full version of Tom Clancys Splinter Cell.

Pricing and Availability
The Sound Blaster Live! 24-Bit internal has an estimated street price of
US$ 29.99, the Sound Blaster Live! 24-Bit External has an ESP of US$ 49.99, and
the Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value has an ESP of US$ 59.99. All products are
currently available at retail outlets and us.creative.com. For more information
on any of the products, visit
www.soundblaster.com