I’ve got to agree. I’m usually using a USB SoundBlaster Play3 with my ultrabook these days because the built-in headphone jack has seen too much abuse in the past 7 years.
The Creative dashboard may justify the SoundBlaster over some cheap and cheerful alternative.
1: i7-9700K, NH-D15, Z390M Pro4, 32GiB, RX Vega64, ½TB 960Pro +2TB MX500, Define Mini-C, SSR-850PX, LG 32UD99 + UltraSharp U2410, RK9000V2-BR
2: R5-3600X, Wraith Spire, B450M Steel Legend, 32GiB, RX5500XT, 2TB SX8200Pro, P160, SS-660XP2, TV, G610