Sim Wong Hoo, founder of Sound Blaster maker Creative Labs, has died

Sim founded the company in 1981 and had remained at its head ever since.

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Orchard80d ago

Sad news. I remember the days everyone was out buying SB cards.

RIP sir.


Me to but I never stopped buying SB cards. Motherboard audio no matter how good it is now still is not equal to a good sound card. I'm using a Sound Blaster AE-7 now.😊

CantThinkOfAUsername79d ago

You sure seem to spend money on your hardware but not games?

lonewolf1079d ago

Quite right, while on-board audio has come on leaps and bounds, I cannot use it as I have hearing issues. I have the AE-5, great audio and paired with a decent headset nothing comes close for PC sound.

Petebloodyonion78d ago

Is there a real alternative to Soundblaster when you want a real audio card that can support things like Dolby Atmos or a 7 speakers configuration?

But I agree with you Orchard, sad news indeed.


The AE-7 and AE-9 do 7.1 virtual surround on headphones and speakers. The other card is from EVGA called NU Audio it does the same though virtual 7.1

jonivtec78d ago

creative are not only building sound are misinformed.

MWH78d ago

A great man. I've always had a SoundBlaster in my pc, then and now.

Goozex78d ago

May his soul rest with Christ

LoveSpuds78d ago (Edited 78d ago )

Surely one of the most recognised and respected PC brands in history. A great legacy to leave behind for sure.

I remember buying a SB card alongside my first 3D graphics card, the Voodoo 2.....Happy days!!!

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