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Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset User Manual

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Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset

Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset

About Sound Blaster
Sound Blaster is a renowned brand of audio technology and sound cards developed by Creative Technology Ltd. Since its inception in the 1980s, Sound Blaster has been a leader in audio processing and enhancement, widely recognized in gaming, entertainment, and multimedia industries.

At the core of Sound Blaster’s offerings are their sound cards, which provide enhanced audio capabilities to computers. These cards have been favored by gamers, music enthusiasts, and content creators due to their superior audio performance compared to onboard motherboard audio.

Sound Blaster is known for its innovative audio technologies, such as Environmental Audio Extensions (EAX) that deliver immersive 3D audio effects in games, and CrystalVoice which enhances voice communication clarity. These technologies have contributed to Sound Blaster’s popularity among gamers and audio enthusiasts.

In addition to sound cards, Sound Blaster offers a range of external audio solutions including USB sound cards, DACs, and headphone amplifiers. These products cater to users seeking improved audio experiences on laptops, consoles, and other devices lacking high-quality audio outputs.

INTRODUCING THE SOUND BLASTER

Dive deeper into an immersive gaming world with the Sound BlasterX H6. The omnipotent circumaural headset packs performance with its pro-tuned 50mm Neodymium drivers, 32Ω impedance, frequency response of 20Hz – 20kHz, detachable noise-reducing clear comms mic, and more.

The headset also boasts snug comfort for long-term use with its high-density memory foam ear pads & optimal clamping force of less than 600 grams, professionally-tuned hardware EQ profiles, as well as on-ear Volume, Mic & Multi-function controls. All of this, along with Ambient Monitoring and customizable Aurora RGB Lighting, enjoy an exciting gaming experience on the PS4TM, Xbox OneTM, Nintendo SwitchTM, and PC with the latest headset lineup of Sound BlasterX.

OVERVIEW

ARCHITECTURE & CONTROLS

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  • A. Breathable & replaceable high-density memory foam fabric mesh earpads
  • B. On-ear volume, mic & multifunction controls
  • C. Ambient monitoring lets you hear the outside world when activated
  • D. Detachable noise-reducing clear comms mic
  • E. Customizable Aurora RGB lighting
  • F. 3 Professionally-tuned hardware EQ profiles work even without software
  • G. Pro-tuned 50mm neodymium drivers for loud, accurate sound

CONNECTIVITY

PC / MAC / PS4 / NINTENDO SWITCH
Enjoy lossless audio with crystal clear clarity by connecting the Sound BlasterX H6 via USB. Simply plug & play to enjoy stunning, immersive audio on your computer or console.Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset fig-2

XBOX ONE / MOBILE
Plug the Sound BlasterX H6 into your Xbox controller or Nintendo Switch console via the analog cable provided to enjoy the quality and immersive gaming experience both at home and while on the go.Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset fig-3

KEY FEATURES

BREATHABLE & REPLACEABLE HIGH-DENSITY MEMORY FOAM FABRIC MESH EARPADS WITH OPTIMAL HEADSET CLAMPING FORCE
Fundamentally designed to provide the gaming community with a powerful yet comfortable headset for extended gaming sessions, the Sound BlasterX H6 is built to present an aesthetically pleasing headset that also performs. On top of its optimal clamping force of fewer than 600 grams, offering a perfect balance between comfort and good seal for accurate bass, the headset is fitted with replaceable high-density memory foam cushions to ensure long-lasting comfort and to filter out noises from your surroundings. Enjoy extended use of the headset without worrying about discomfort and its durability.

3 PROFESSIONALLY-TUNED HARDWARE EQ PROFILES WORK EVEN WITHOUT SOFTWARE
Professionally-tuned audio enhancement without using software is made possible with Sound BlasterX H6’s built-in EQ profiles button. The headset offers users an enhanced and immersive audio experience for movies, games, and more without any further manual adjustments. Switch between Gaming, Movies, and Music EQ presets to suit the mood or occasion. Simply tap on the EQ button on the built-in controls to make the change.

CUSTOMIZABLE AURORA RGB LIGHTING
Illuminate the surroundings or match any mood to colors with Sound BlasterX H6’s fully customizable RGB ring on each cup. The headset introduces the Aurora Reactive lighting system, allowing users to program up to 16 million colors with varying motions and speeds. Select from a symphony of lights with motions such as Solo, Pulsate, and Music Reactive to accompany extended hours of gaming sessions or set the mood while settling down with a movie for the night.

ON-EAR VOLUME, MIC & MULTIFUNCTION CONTROLS
The SoundBlasterX H6 reduces the need for pendent peripherals by introducing Volume, Mic & Multifunction controls onto the on-ear headset for easier access. Users are given an added tactical advantage during competitive gaming sessions, reducing the time spent locating buttons or having to look away in the midst of a virtual battle. Experience EQ presets, Ambient Monitoring, and Mute control easily at a tap of a finger, no further actions are needed!

Detachable Noise-Reducing Clearcomms Mic
Ensuring crystal clear voice transmission and receiving high-resolution audio is critical, especially during team effort games. The detachable large capsule microphone with noise cancellation on the Sound BlasterX H6 has the ability to capture desired sound whilst filtering out ambient noise, a feature most desired especially in noisy environments. Enjoy the flexibility of an adjustable mic to pick up your voice however you place it.

AMBIENT MONITORING LETS YOU HEAR THE OUTSIDE WORLD WHEN ACTIVATED
Experiencing the world around you while having a headset on is no longer out of reach with Ambient Monitoring. The latest headset feature highlights the ability to switch between listening in on the surroundings and back to the user’s choice of audio entertainment in a matter of seconds with just a tap of a button. Capturing ambient sound is made possible with the built-in Ambient Monitoring Microphone – all audio captures are only available locally and will not be transmitted even while using any communications/VOIP programs. Talk to the person next to you or listen out to the doorbell if you’re expecting a delivery, all while having the Sound BlasterX H6 on.

GAMING PERFORMANCE BOOSTER

EXPERIENCING SOUND BLASTER H6
The game verse has extensively evolved since the roaring times of its two-dimensional, pixilated predecessors. Every gamer, from PC to consoles, has since garnered intricate, personal preferences of their own on how the audio should be resonated.

Dive into the world of your favorite games by combining the distinctively-engineered Sound BlasterX H6 and Sound Blaster Connect software. Their versatility brings about unparalleled access to users who appreciate the ability to adjust and fine-tune audio settings while enjoying audiophile-grade components. Take control of your audio experience made uniquely to your ears only.

EXPERIENCE IN-DEPTH AUDIO REALISM & AUTHENTIC DIALOGSound BlaasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset fig-4

Picture yourself traversing through the Sahara desert while combating the sweltering heat and hallucinations with your horse mount or sneak up to the villa of your next victim in Ubisoft’s tenth main installment of the series, Assassin’s Creed: Origins. Play as Bayek of Siwa, one of the last Medjays of Egypt, or his wife, Aya of Alexandria as you travel across the region to not only seek revenge for their murdered son but also lend a helping hand to Queen Cleopatra in the brewing battles of Alexandria and Nile.

Listen to the furtive whispers in the background, the shuffling feet of enemies, or even something as basic as the sound of water sloshing around in the river with the Sound BlasterX H6. Lunge forward into an immersive and stunning virtual world and bring yourself back to 48 BCE in Egypt by simply putting your headset on.

EXPERIENCE REALISTIC IN-GAME FRONTLINE BATTLESound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset fig-5

Enjoy chicken dinners with each exhilarating round. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is an online game where every player has the same goal: outlast the other 99 players in a Battle Royale setting. Running into or avoiding intense enemy crossfire entirely can either prove to be successful or fatal; the Sound BlasterX H6 features virtual 7.1 surround sound where players can experience accurate positioning, giving them a distinct tactical advantage.

With superior audio cue placements, players can determine the whereabouts of their opponents just from hearing gunfire, footsteps, and more. Precisely engineer-enhanced audio profiles with Sound Blaster Connect, allowing you to listen to their environment just the way you want it to be heard. Beating down 99 players doesn’t sound as daunting when you’re always one step ahead of them.

EXPERIENCE PANORAMIC DETAILED ACCURACYSound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset fig-6

Hop off the Battle Bus and skydive your way right into the battle! Partner up in teams or squads of four others as you’re pitted against up to 99 players each round. With no actual safe spot in the game, fend for yourself by collecting weapons and resources while watching each other’s backs without succumbing to fatal attacks or snipers. Save the team and yourself with Scout Mode; listen to every step made, structures being built, or weapons being reloaded nearby to pinpoint the exact location of your enemies.

You’re also able to detect weapons easily with the enhanced ambient sound radiating from the resources, allowing you to locate chests and items easier even if they are behind layers of walls. Whether you’re gunning down players or hunting them, achieving #1 victory with enhanced true audio has only made the experience so much better.

ENHANCING YOUR AUDIO EXPERIENCE

SOUND BLASTER CONNECT FOR PC
Available for Windows®, the fully customizable Sound Blaster Connect software gives you complete control over your listening experience with audio realism and immersive audio effects that intelligently enhance gameplay. From the whizz of bullets flying past your ears in your favorite FPS game to the terrifying roar of a troll from an adventure title, the essence of your games comes alive with our professionally tweaked enhancements! Visit www.blasterX.com/software to download.Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset fig-7

  1. PROFILE SETTINGS
    • Shows current profile
    • Select another profile or customize profile settings
  2. BLASTERX ACOUSTIC ENGINE SETTINGS
    Modify audio playback enhancement settings
  3. EQUALIZER SETTINGS
    • Select a preset EQ
    • Modify EQ settings
  4. SCOUT MODE SETTINGS
    • Activate Scout Mode to enhance audio cues in combat games
    • Assign shortcut keys to activate Scout Mode
  5. MENU
    • Change language settings
    • Restore default settings
  6. DEVICE STATUS
    Shows current device settings

ENHANCING YOUR AUDIO EXPERIENCE

SOUND
You can customize each profile according to your preference.

Equalizer
Select from a plethora of Equalizer presets to match your audio, or enhance the bass or treble to your liking with our graphic equalizer.Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset fig-8

  1. Tap to view a list of preset EQs.
  2. Simply draw your preferred EQ wave across the frequency bands or adjust each frequency filter by sliding the points.
  3. Slide to adjust the enhancement of bass sounds. More harmonic tones will be added the higher you go.
  4. Slide to adjust the enhancement of high notes.

ENHANCED VOICE CLARITY IN ONLINE GAMING SESSIONS
Enjoy crystal clear Voice clarity by tuning the settings in accordance with your preference during online chat sessions.Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset fig-9

  1. Go to the Voice tab to access voice chat settings for gaming.
  2. Toggle between On/Off to select between Noise Reduction, Acoustic Echo Cancellation, and Smart Volume.

CUSTOMIZING LUMINOSITY

PERSONALIZED LIGHT SHOW AESTHETICS FOR YOUR PLEASURE
Personalize your Sound BlasterX H6 further with the Aurora Reactive lighting system. Enjoy the ability to program up to 16 million colors in different motions and speeds when you connect the headset to the Sound Blaster Connect software.Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset fig-10

Select from the following motions to enjoy a symphony of lights:

  1. Solo
  2. Pulsate
  3. Cycle
  4. Music Reactive: Bring your music alive with Music Reactive. Soak in the bass drops and the serenity of the harmonies as lights dance along to your choice of music.

HEADPHONE VIRTUALIZATION SETUP
Heighten your gaming audio experience with the Sound BlasterX H6 by setting up the Headphone Virtualization feature on Sound Blaster Connect software to further augment your virtual surround sound experience.Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset fig-12

Select from the following options to activate Headphone Virtualization:

  1. Stereo
  2. 5.1 Surround Sound
  3. 7.1 Surround Sound

SOUND BLASTER SERIES

Built to deliver high-resolution and powerful gaming audio solutions for gamers, the Sound BlasterX series is designed to provide next-level audio realism for further unparalleled immersion and personalized enhanced audio.Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset fig-11

Find out more: www.creative.com/blasterx-H6

Corporate Headquarters
Creative Technology Ltd, 31 International Business Park #03-01 Creative Resource Singapore 609921

For more details on Sound BlasterX products, visit blasterX.com
Copyright © 2018 Creative Technology Ltd. All rights reserved. Creative, the Creative logo, Sound Blaster, and the BlasterX logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Creative Technology Ltd. in the United States and/or other countries. All specifications are subject to change without prior notice. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Use of this product is subject to a limited hardware warranty. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. Actual contents may differ slightly from those pictured. Information in this document is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment on the part of Creative Technology Ltd.

FAQs About Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset

Q1: What is the Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset?

A1: The Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset is a high-quality gaming headset designed for gamers seeking immersive audio experiences. It is part of the Sound BlasterX series, known for delivering exceptional sound quality and advanced gaming features.

Q2: What are the key features of the Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset?

A2: The Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset features large, comfortable over-ear earcups with memory foam padding for extended gaming sessions. It utilizes 50mm Neodymium drivers to provide powerful and accurate sound reproduction. The headset also has a detachable noise-canceling microphone for crystal-clear voice communication. It connects to the gaming device via USB, ensuring a reliable and high-quality audio connection.

Q3: Is the Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset compatible with multiple platforms?

A3: Yes, the Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset is compatible with various gaming platforms, including PC, Mac, PlayStation, and Xbox. It can be used with desktop computers, laptops, and gaming consoles that support USB audio.

Q4: Does the Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset have virtual surround sound?

A4: Yes, the Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset supports virtual 7.1 surround sound. This feature provides a spatial audio experience, enhancing in-game immersion and allowing for accurate sound positioning.

Q5: Can the Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset be customized with software?

A5: Yes, the Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset is accompanied by the Sound Blaster Connect software. This software allows users to customize audio settings, apply equalization presets, adjust microphone settings, and enable additional features like Scout Mode for enhanced audio cues in games.

Q6: Is the Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset comfortable for long gaming sessions?

A6: Yes, the Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset is designed with comfort in mind. It features plush memory foam earcups and an adjustable headband to provide a comfortable fit. The lightweight design helps reduce fatigue during long gaming sessions.

Q7: Does the Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset have any additional features?

A7: In addition to its high-quality audio and microphone capabilities, the Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset includes features such as in-line volume and playback controls, microphone mute, and LED lighting effects on the earcups to enhance the gaming experience.

Q8: Where can I purchase the Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset?

A8: The Sound BlasterX H6 USB Gaming Headset can be purchased from various retailers, both online and in-store. It is available on popular e-commerce platforms, gaming accessory stores, and authorized Sound Blaster resellers.

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