Creative Sound BlasterX Katana Multi-Channel Gaming Soundbar – Bluetooth : Impressive and great sound quality

Took forever to get to me, but i’m very happy with it the sound is great and looks great.

I previously had some creative gigaworks t40’s for my pc speaker setup and while it was very good it was lacking in the bass department. I read a few reviews on the creative sbx katana and picked up a set. I was not expecting this, the level audio fidelity is incredible. Loud, rich and room filling sound stage. The passive subwoofer that comes with this packs a hefty punch. Oh and rgb lighting for that extra fanciness. I could not be happier with this and totally worth the high price tag.

Creative Sound BlasterX Katana Multi-Channel Gaming Soundbar – Bluetooth, AUX-in, USB FlashDrive, Headset-out, Mic-in, Optical-in, USB for PC, PS4, PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim – Black

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  • Powerful audio – The Sound BlasterX Katana utilises a tri-amplified, 5-driver design with for games, movies, and music. Each driver is individually chambered and powered for ultra-precise audio
  • Works with PS4, PC, and consoles – The Sound BlasterX Katana utilises both optical connectivity and USB, giving you great audio on PCs and Consoles. It even has Bluetooth for your phone!
  • Pumping Bass – The Sound BlasterX Katana utilises a 5.25″ super stiff paper cone subwoofer driver, housed in a CARB-compliant MDF cabinet with a flared port tube. All this comes together for bass that reverberates through your bones!
  • Built in intelligence – The Sound BlasterX Katana’s award-winning proprietary multi-core DSP is capable of producing 24-bit high-resolution audio. It is also a certified Dolby Digital decoder, providing incredibly realistic virtual 5.1 surround sound. It also supports virtual 7.1 channel audio input for immersive PC gaming sound.
  • Aurora reactive light system – The Sound BlasterX’s base is lined with 49 programmable LED lights from edge to edge. This Aurora Reactive lighting system comes in 16.8 million colours that you can fully customise.

Crisp and clear at all volumes, nice form factor. And rgb to complement any high end pc build. Fills the room better than expected. Not much of a drop off in volume at distance. Comes in to its own when the volume is higher. Remote control is meh, but frankly who cares.

Sounds fantastic and the range of inputs mean it’s really very flexible.

Good quality, easy to setup (i have it connected to my pc, my ps4, my phone through bt) and the sound is amazing and loud, cannot raise it too much otherwise the neighbours start knocking at my door :p.

Creative Sound BlasterX Katana Multi-Channel Gaming Soundbar – Bluetooth, AUX-in, USB FlashDrive, Headset-out, Mic-in, Optical-in, USB for PC, PS4, PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim – Black : I am comparing this sound bar with my existing harman/kardon soundsticks wireless bluetooth led desktop sound speaker system with twin satellite speakers. These i purchased in 2013 and they are still brilliant as the day i fitted them. So how does the creative katana match up. Well they are a lot simpler to install not requiring a sound card at all but plug straight into a usb port on the back of my pc. There are other options as the back of the sound bar has connections for optical, headphones, mic in and aux in as well as being able to plug a usb drive containing your own music or sounds. The system is sleek and fits nicely on my desk between my two monitors. Various settings allow for coloured lights to be displayed on the bottom of the sound bar – this is actually really nice and not at all tacky. The system comes complete with the sub-woofer and a remote control to enable or change most of the settings. There is also a desktop icon that will allow you to change various settings from you pc. Here you have access to the acoustic engine and can change the immersion effect as well as the equalizer and other effects.

If you don’t have a full amp and surround sound speaker setup, this could well be the answer you are looking for without breaking the bank. With stunning sound and enough volume to literally shake the windows, this is a beast of a sound bar. I tested this first with some pink floyd and almost wet myself with excitement. The sound is truly amazing, even without a dedicated sound card. Creative call this an under monitor audio system (umas). I think that’s a little optimistic, it’s more of a ‘sits a bit in front of a huge screen’. 1 setup, but with the clever design you get virtual 7. 1 which, although not perfect, does a surprisingly good job. Using the sound blaster connect software you can set up your audio profile using the equaliser and some other options.

If like me you’re after a sound bar that will make your desk look tidier, but you don’t want to compromise in terms of quality, this is the item for you. The build quality is amazing, it fits perfectly under my imac 27, allowing me to get rid of the big chunky speakers i had before and freeing up a lot of space on my desk. The subwoofer is also much smaller than my previous one. It’s expensive, but you pay for what you get.

Great item works well and sounds great.

Amazed by the sound out of it. Was looking to get rid of my cheap speaker to clean up on wiring and wanted something that i could use with putting headphones on. Compact so not much space taken up, software is ok and the lighting a bound.

This is a serious bit of kit, upon taking it out the vast packaging and studying al the various components the set up was quite straight forward. The lack of optical cable and a decent manual lead me to give it 4*. I’m not a technical minded sort of person and a good easy to follow booklet would have been appreciated. The optical cable i needed to connected my tv. Would have cost next to nothing and could so easily been added to the box in order that i didn’t have to travel the twenty four miles round trip to collect one from a well known store. The sound bar has a aurora reactive lighting system, where its base is lined with 49 programmable led lights from edge to edge. The aurora reactive lighting system comes in 16. 8 million colours for you to customise your ambience lighting effects to create your own unique profile that elevates your gaming and movie experience, should you wish. I however haven’t felt the need to customise the lighting and am quite happy with the colours that appear when it’s switched on. The sound bar is fantastic at enhancing my film watching, and music listening, it also supports bluetooth, aux input, optical input, usb flash drive, usb audio, mc-in, headset out, great value for money and well made, therefore it’s 4* from me folks.

Expensive impulse buy (wanted some better speakers for a small office). I was moving up from a basic but decent stereo speaker set up and the difference is night and day. I’m no audio expert but the sound is just gloriously rich and clean, the sub adds a lot of bass while the soundbar is just wow. I’ve read reviews for this praising its ‘wide soundstage’ etc and i can actually understand what they mean, it just fills the room with great sound. I was especially skeptical about 2. 1 producing surround sound but it works. This will be my main pc speaker for the foreseeable future. Have connected bluetooth and pc but haven’t tried any other connection options.

Why can’t i give six stars, or 11. This is the greatest sound device (for its size) that i have ever in my life come across. I was entirely blown away by its amazing output and the quality of it. Damn worth the high price for it, no doubt.

After many hours searching for new speaker for my pc i decided on this sound bar. I was sceptical as i have alway had a 5. 1 system but wanted to free up some desk space. I came from some older logitech 5. 1speakers and i have to say i’m impressed,it sounds fantastic as well as looking fantasticfeels really well made and the sound bar has a satisfying weight to it. ,the sub woofer is slim but delivers decent bass. The one downside i don’t like is the cheap remote supplied,it’s really cheap and nasty and at £250 surely a better remote could be bundled in.

Absolutely awesome, just like being at the cinema, the room shakes with the bass, adds a new dimension to any films you havepretty easy to set up especially if you have optical out on your tv, watching the second hulk film with them as i type this and it sounds incrediblei cannot recommend these enough, the lights i thought would distract but i don’t mind them and they can be turned off anyway, i am absolutely stunned at this incredible speaker system, i’m literally feeling like a 9-year-old​ watching the incredible hulk the incredible hulk [blu-ray [region free] fantastic. ]

I had to ditch my philips ambx after 6 years when it became faulty, there is nothing on the market now a days to compare for gaming and a lights show. The creative katana i chose, was to cut down on clutter, it is the first sound bar i have had, and it is very impressive. Great sound and very adjustable, especially the base mode. The lights are a very nice addition, but nothing like the ambx, but i knew that anyway. Although i would have liked to be able to have the lights change with the music, if that’s available i can’t find it on the downloaded software. As good as the sound is, there is still no definitive separation on the speakers, this is more noticeable on older music were they used the left and right channels a lot. Also noticeable on many games, so you don’t get the frightening weird noises from different directions the same. Good quality, feels good, i hope it last as long as my previous one. One annoying thing was the poor instructions, nothing to make it easy to set up, so could be a little annoying for a novice, thank god for youtube.

This speaker is nothing short of magnificent. The clarity that comes out of it is a thing of beauty and the bass is tight. I hate flimsy, loose bass and the sub that comes with it is anything but. I am a long time customer of creative all the way back into the 90s with their sound cards, although this is true i wouldn’t call myself bias as i’m open to all brands of electricals. Thing is, after all the fuss as*ing around trying everything else, creative never seem to let me down. What have you got to loose, give them a go. Hopfully you will begin your relationship with them and be glad you did just like me 😁.

Require a replacement for my old cambridge soundworks 5. 1 system, where the optical input was starting to play up and i found that the vast majority unsuitable (no optical input, bass speaker contains the controls etc) so when i saw this come out i was pleased. Now i’ve got it home i’ve found that it can take the place of my echo when i’m on my computer (a sensible logical add on) and the audio itself is good quality with little or no distortion (on occasions i’ve not realised it was playing as loud as it was until swmbo has buzzed me on the internal tele system, whoops). The only thing is that i haven’t found a way to imitate 5. 1 sound, with the old system it was literally push 2 buttons and it was there, even with the optical lead, not so with this even though some of the reviews imply you can. In real terms it was cheaper than my previous systemgood quality audio but as for it managing to create a 5. That just leaves the leds, don’t know what they’re supposed to do but they are colourful.

1 sound system, and though this is marketed as a 7. 1 under monitor sound bar(though you do have to be right in the sweet spot just above the sound bar to get the best 7. 1 and it does sound brilliant using it like this). It creates equally stunning 2. 1 audio hooked to the tv in the living room and thats what i bought it for. 1 stereo is not as good as a decent dolby 5. 1 surround set up but if like me you want a simple solution to upgrade from those tinny tv speakers they seem to put on every flatscreen.

Hands down the most clean sound i’ve ever heardworth the money and it really does get loud for its sizethe only down side that i had with this is that the remote came with a dead battery.

It took me a while to find a decent speakers for my gaming rig and i’m happy to tell you that i’m pleased with this soundbar at the begging i was skeptic but i was like ‘what the hell lets give a try’ and i do not regret my decision. The quality, sound and inputs that what i was looking for and i can tell you i would not change it for anything else. I can gladly recommend to anyone who is looking for some good gaming experience , movie watching and bass music. 6 star from out of 5 ,cheers.

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Creative Sound BlasterX Katana Multi-Channel Gaming Soundbar - Bluetooth, AUX-in, USB FlashDrive, Headset-out, Mic-in, Optical-in, USB for PC, PS4, PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim - Black
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  1. Bought it to improve my gaming, can now hear people creeping up on me in pubg. Bit pricey, but i could afford it and i love gaming. Why have all the most expensive computer equipment with the latest motherboard and ram only to use a £12 pair of speakers?.
    • Bought it to improve my gaming, can now hear people creeping up on me in pubg. Bit pricey, but i could afford it and i love gaming. Why have all the most expensive computer equipment with the latest motherboard and ram only to use a £12 pair of speakers?.
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    Sound quality , the power and design u need to try it , really worth the money.
      • The sound is super clear, even if you crank the volume up. Looks great and the options of customising the leds are great too.
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    The sound is super clear, even if you crank the volume up. Looks great and the options of customising the leds are great too.
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    Had been looking for a sound bar to replace a old 2 way set up on my pc for abit & after reading the reviews i brought thisprosthe sound from this bar is spot on easy to set up just three leads one power lead bass bin & one to your sound card or which way you connect it usb,digital audio output. The bass from it set to normal as you can go -4 +4 with the remote will rock your floor volume set to 20% is loud. The software for changing the sound is good you can tune your sound to how you like it not hard to understand nice interface with some nice presetsdislikeswhen you plug in headphones you have to to keep moving the bar as the in puts are on the back would have been better if they had put it on the top or side of the barconsthe rgb lighting with the software you get from off line its not that great cant brighten the lights for me there to dim i got a rgb strip around the pc desk that brighter and that any cost £10 with more settings then this unit as with the software as you cant change many settings with it when it comes to the rgb lighting they might change it in a update who knows in time as on line there is frame ware up dates that you need to download but i brought it for sound not the lighting so if your looking for a good sound bar this could be for you.
    • Had been looking for a sound bar to replace a old 2 way set up on my pc for abit & after reading the reviews i brought thisprosthe sound from this bar is spot on easy to set up just three leads one power lead bass bin & one to your sound card or which way you connect it usb,digital audio output. The bass from it set to normal as you can go -4 +4 with the remote will rock your floor volume set to 20% is loud. The software for changing the sound is good you can tune your sound to how you like it not hard to understand nice interface with some nice presetsdislikeswhen you plug in headphones you have to to keep moving the bar as the in puts are on the back would have been better if they had put it on the top or side of the barconsthe rgb lighting with the software you get from off line its not that great cant brighten the lights for me there to dim i got a rgb strip around the pc desk that brighter and that any cost £10 with more settings then this unit as with the software as you cant change many settings with it when it comes to the rgb lighting they might change it in a update who knows in time as on line there is frame ware up dates that you need to download but i brought it for sound not the lighting so if your looking for a good sound bar this could be for you.
      • Loved the sound, what it produces – amazing, the surround sound is a beast and fits perfectly under the monitor without taking any additional space at all. Remote control is crap though, could be better and the led software could be updated to a better version, give some guys a work to update led software as its sometimes does not save to the preset.
  5. Loved the sound, what it produces – amazing, the surround sound is a beast and fits perfectly under the monitor without taking any additional space at all. Remote control is crap though, could be better and the led software could be updated to a better version, give some guys a work to update led software as its sometimes does not save to the preset.
    • It took me a while to find a decent speakers for my gaming rig and i’m happy to tell you that i’m pleased with this soundbar at the begging i was skeptic but i was like “what the hell lets give a try” and i do not regret my decision. The quality, sound and inputs that what i was looking for and i can tell you i would not change it for anything else. I can gladly recommend to anyone who is looking for some good gaming experience , movie watching and bass music. 6 star from out of 5 ,cheers.
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    It took me a while to find a decent speakers for my gaming rig and i’m happy to tell you that i’m pleased with this soundbar at the begging i was skeptic but i was like “what the hell lets give a try” and i do not regret my decision. The quality, sound and inputs that what i was looking for and i can tell you i would not change it for anything else. I can gladly recommend to anyone who is looking for some good gaming experience , movie watching and bass music. 6 star from out of 5 ,cheers.
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    Great soundbar, works flawless. Impressive at how loud this goes,install sound blaster connect software and enjoy playing around with settings. I use it for ps4 and also goes well with my rgb pc.
    • Great soundbar, works flawless. Impressive at how loud this goes,install sound blaster connect software and enjoy playing around with settings. I use it for ps4 and also goes well with my rgb pc.
      • The sound that this bar produces is of the highest quality. Well rounded sound (not tinny at all) with many options to customise if wanted. Sound quality is brilliant at both low and high volumes – bass is amazing. Yes it may cost a bit more than other soundbars but it really is the case that you get what you pay for. We now have two of these – one for the tv in the lounge and one also connected up to the pc. The lights are an added bonus. I would have still been extremely happy with these if it was only sound they produced.
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    The sound that this bar produces is of the highest quality. Well rounded sound (not tinny at all) with many options to customise if wanted. Sound quality is brilliant at both low and high volumes – bass is amazing. Yes it may cost a bit more than other soundbars but it really is the case that you get what you pay for. We now have two of these – one for the tv in the lounge and one also connected up to the pc. The lights are an added bonus. I would have still been extremely happy with these if it was only sound they produced.
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    The sound bar works fine the sound is very clear and works fine with my pc and ps4 pro properly but the only problem is that one side of the rgb leds does not work properly. It did not help that the box said returns on it and was all messed up and bent out of shape so only getting three stars from me.
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    The sound bar works fine the sound is very clear and works fine with my pc and ps4 pro properly but the only problem is that one side of the rgb leds does not work properly. It did not help that the box said returns on it and was all messed up and bent out of shape so only getting three stars from me.
    • Prosthis really is an impressive soundbar, well built and designed. I have used sound bars before, a samsung being my last one, and i down sized expecting a down size in sound quality and presence, i was wrong on both counts, this performs beyond expectations. I found the sound quality improved considerably when it was in a room sufficient to bounce the sound around, i tested it with my tv for curiosity sake only, and was equally impressed, however i’m now in the equivalent of a broom cupboard and don’t experience the spatial surround as much. The bass isn’t going to blow your neighbours plaster off, but is impressive as it has plenty of punch where it matters, and can be turned down/disabled. I was surprised at the ease of how the bluetooth was connected for me to play music, the remote also controls the tracks (iphone) which is a good feature, the remote also controls media centre on windows 10. Consit is probably me not setting it up right, however i have to reset the led effect every time i turn it off, so now i just leave it on, a niggle more than an issue as it turns them off itself after a short while. The led rgb is a nice touch, and it could hold its own quite happily without them, however i have a bank of 6 on the left of the bar that have failed after 6 months of use, hence the 4 star review. When i use the remote to control the volume whilst gaming, the system goes nuts, it can be really annoying in the middle of a game, so just hide it away when gaming or use the main unit controlsi use mine mainly for playing music/watching films and gaming, all of which it handles with ease. Overall despite the led’s failing, i would happily buy this again.
      • Prosthis really is an impressive soundbar, well built and designed. I have used sound bars before, a samsung being my last one, and i down sized expecting a down size in sound quality and presence, i was wrong on both counts, this performs beyond expectations. I found the sound quality improved considerably when it was in a room sufficient to bounce the sound around, i tested it with my tv for curiosity sake only, and was equally impressed, however i’m now in the equivalent of a broom cupboard and don’t experience the spatial surround as much. The bass isn’t going to blow your neighbours plaster off, but is impressive as it has plenty of punch where it matters, and can be turned down/disabled. I was surprised at the ease of how the bluetooth was connected for me to play music, the remote also controls the tracks (iphone) which is a good feature, the remote also controls media centre on windows 10. Consit is probably me not setting it up right, however i have to reset the led effect every time i turn it off, so now i just leave it on, a niggle more than an issue as it turns them off itself after a short while. The led rgb is a nice touch, and it could hold its own quite happily without them, however i have a bank of 6 on the left of the bar that have failed after 6 months of use, hence the 4 star review. When i use the remote to control the volume whilst gaming, the system goes nuts, it can be really annoying in the middle of a game, so just hide it away when gaming or use the main unit controlsi use mine mainly for playing music/watching films and gaming, all of which it handles with ease. Overall despite the led’s failing, i would happily buy this again.
  11. For the last 10 years or more i’ve had my pc hooked up to a number of different av receivers for 5. 1 audio in gaming in the living room, and sometimes hooked up to the tv instead of a monitor. I usually have the audio output in dts 5. 1 via optical, or through the hdmi from my nvidia gpu. Now i’m married i have to be all grown up and let my wife use the 5. 1 setup and tv for watching stuff on netflix. Currently we use wharfedale jade 3 front lr, a wharfedale dx1 5. 1 setup for atmos front height, and the remaining channels and sub, and a denon avr x2300wso, for the last few months when i’ve not been using my 5. 1 setup or my astro a50 headset, i’ve had my creative labs roar2 bluetooth speaker handling my pc audio. It actually didn’t do a bad job for its size, but it definitely isn’t what i would call an ideal solution (it’s designed mostly as a mobile phone or ipod speaker).
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    For the last 10 years or more i’ve had my pc hooked up to a number of different av receivers for 5. 1 audio in gaming in the living room, and sometimes hooked up to the tv instead of a monitor. I usually have the audio output in dts 5. 1 via optical, or through the hdmi from my nvidia gpu. Now i’m married i have to be all grown up and let my wife use the 5. 1 setup and tv for watching stuff on netflix. Currently we use wharfedale jade 3 front lr, a wharfedale dx1 5. 1 setup for atmos front height, and the remaining channels and sub, and a denon avr x2300wso, for the last few months when i’ve not been using my 5. 1 setup or my astro a50 headset, i’ve had my creative labs roar2 bluetooth speaker handling my pc audio. It actually didn’t do a bad job for its size, but it definitely isn’t what i would call an ideal solution (it’s designed mostly as a mobile phone or ipod speaker).
    • Superb sound and a very wide soundstage, i have my pc, ps4 and tv plugged in and all sound great. Ps4 is plugged in through optical so you get dolby digital.
      • Superb sound and a very wide soundstage, i have my pc, ps4 and tv plugged in and all sound great. Ps4 is plugged in through optical so you get dolby digital.
  13. Snapped this up for a bargain, paying the same as for some logitech’s a few years ago, so now have a decent multi speaker (more than just stereo) setup in the space of a soundbar underneath a monitor stand. For me, the logitech has a warmer deeper sound, while this clearer and louder, but that’s without the creative software installed, so at default settings. Will try effects processing once the software is reported to be stable enough, but until then, don’t want to mess up my machine.
    • Snapped this up for a bargain, paying the same as for some logitech’s a few years ago, so now have a decent multi speaker (more than just stereo) setup in the space of a soundbar underneath a monitor stand. For me, the logitech has a warmer deeper sound, while this clearer and louder, but that’s without the creative software installed, so at default settings. Will try effects processing once the software is reported to be stable enough, but until then, don’t want to mess up my machine.
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    . So happy i got this, was waiting for a sale and very happy that it happened. Do yourself a favour and bag one of these.
    • . So happy i got this, was waiting for a sale and very happy that it happened. Do yourself a favour and bag one of these.
      • Sound quality is very good for its size. It’s a good size for a desk, as intended. Looks very nice and has a solid build quality. The woofer wobbles a bit but i think that’s where the feet were stuck in the wrong place, so it will be easy to rectify. The 2 led’s (power and sbx buttons) on top light up white when the device is on, they cannot be turned off. As a result they constantly reflect on my monitor which is distracting and annoying. The second major problem is having to download drivers and apps from the creative website. Their website is so slow it took longer to wait for the drivers to become available than it did to set up the hardware. Overall i would say i’m pleased but it could have been so much better if i didn’t have 2 lights constantly reflecting off my screen. My monitor has a fixed stand so i cannot simply adjust it.
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    Sound quality is very good for its size. It’s a good size for a desk, as intended. Looks very nice and has a solid build quality. The woofer wobbles a bit but i think that’s where the feet were stuck in the wrong place, so it will be easy to rectify. The 2 led’s (power and sbx buttons) on top light up white when the device is on, they cannot be turned off. As a result they constantly reflect on my monitor which is distracting and annoying. The second major problem is having to download drivers and apps from the creative website. Their website is so slow it took longer to wait for the drivers to become available than it did to set up the hardware. Overall i would say i’m pleased but it could have been so much better if i didn’t have 2 lights constantly reflecting off my screen. My monitor has a fixed stand so i cannot simply adjust it.
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    This thing really does bring the term “immersive” into play. Been using this for a while in different settings. I’ve even connected it up using an optical connector to a widescreen tv and let it rip as an external soundbar with devastating results. In fact it works excellently no matter which way it is connected, although bluetooth does have its drawbacks thanks to low bitrates. Forget the flash lightshow stuff. That’s just a bit of gloss and to be honest i have no use for it. Some might like the way it brings some soft, active led lighting to the undermonitor space but to me it was just a very minor sideshow to the main event, which was crystal clear sound with excellent virtualisation of different settings. Incredible if hooked into a pc setup and used for gaming. Movie watching is also transformed, and without the need for banks of cables to get the surround effect. Creative have been around since the very start of the pc days so know their stuff.
    • This thing really does bring the term “immersive” into play. Been using this for a while in different settings. I’ve even connected it up using an optical connector to a widescreen tv and let it rip as an external soundbar with devastating results. In fact it works excellently no matter which way it is connected, although bluetooth does have its drawbacks thanks to low bitrates. Forget the flash lightshow stuff. That’s just a bit of gloss and to be honest i have no use for it. Some might like the way it brings some soft, active led lighting to the undermonitor space but to me it was just a very minor sideshow to the main event, which was crystal clear sound with excellent virtualisation of different settings. Incredible if hooked into a pc setup and used for gaming. Movie watching is also transformed, and without the need for banks of cables to get the surround effect. Creative have been around since the very start of the pc days so know their stuff.
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    I hate that i didn’t buy this ir something similar sooner. Headsets are great for fps games etc. But sometimes you wanna sit back and not have to worry about your headset falling off. Worth every penny, sound is awesome.
  18. This review is from : Creative Sound BlasterX Katana Multi-Channel Gaming Soundbar – Bluetooth, AUX-in, USB FlashDrive, Headset-out, Mic-in, Optical-in, USB for PC, PS4, PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim – Black

    I hate that i didn’t buy this ir something similar sooner. Headsets are great for fps games etc. But sometimes you wanna sit back and not have to worry about your headset falling off. Worth every penny, sound is awesome.
  19. This review is from : Creative Sound BlasterX Katana Multi-Channel Gaming Soundbar – Bluetooth, AUX-in, USB FlashDrive, Headset-out, Mic-in, Optical-in, USB for PC, PS4, PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim – Black

    Thought long and hard before this purchase and looked at quite a few audio solutions before opting for this. Love it great sound for my gaming needs and is no slouch when listening to my tunes. Given all it’s audio connections i was a little surprised that hdmi was not amongst them but not that great a problem. Led show is a nice touch as well as the remote. Highly recommend and was about £30 cheaper on amazon than the other places i looked.
    • Thought long and hard before this purchase and looked at quite a few audio solutions before opting for this. Love it great sound for my gaming needs and is no slouch when listening to my tunes. Given all it’s audio connections i was a little surprised that hdmi was not amongst them but not that great a problem. Led show is a nice touch as well as the remote. Highly recommend and was about £30 cheaper on amazon than the other places i looked.
      • Been using a logitech z5500 for many years on my pc and wanted a cleaner setup. I went with this and what a surprise, sounds very good for its size, outstanding even. I didn’t like the rgb much, not one of those type of people but can turn it off using the software. Only issue i have found is the remote provided with the unit works when it wants to, not sure if the supplied battery is duff or what, but it isn’t very good.
  20. This review is from : Creative Sound BlasterX Katana Multi-Channel Gaming Soundbar – Bluetooth, AUX-in, USB FlashDrive, Headset-out, Mic-in, Optical-in, USB for PC, PS4, PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim – Black

    Been using a logitech z5500 for many years on my pc and wanted a cleaner setup. I went with this and what a surprise, sounds very good for its size, outstanding even. I didn’t like the rgb much, not one of those type of people but can turn it off using the software. Only issue i have found is the remote provided with the unit works when it wants to, not sure if the supplied battery is duff or what, but it isn’t very good.
    • Blimey, i am literally blown away with this sound bar, the sound is superb, i am no audiophile or expert in anyway but i can tell you that the sound that you get from this relatively small device to me at least sound like it’s coming from a larger much more expensive system. I love the rgb lighting and the bass is awesome. The software is very comprehensive and allows a lot of find tuning to the eq amongst other things. I would defo recommend this to anyone.
      • Blimey, i am literally blown away with this sound bar, the sound is superb, i am no audiophile or expert in anyway but i can tell you that the sound that you get from this relatively small device to me at least sound like it’s coming from a larger much more expensive system. I love the rgb lighting and the bass is awesome. The software is very comprehensive and allows a lot of find tuning to the eq amongst other things. I would defo recommend this to anyone.

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