You set up a soundbar under your TV to enjoy better audio when watching movies and TV shows, so why not do the same for your gaming setup? Instead of installing a regular sound bar, though, you’re probably better served using one that’s been rigged specifically for gaming. You know, something like the Creative Sound BlasterX Katana.
Designed to slip right under a monitor, it sports a slim profile that measures just 2.3 inches, ensuring it can set up unobtrusively, regardless of any display you’re using. It’s good-looking, too, with a chassis cut in a brushed aluminum panel that should fit nicely into any gaming workstation.
To help set the mood for your gaming sessions, the Creative Sound BlasterX Katana is fitted with the outfit’s Aurora Reactive Lighting System, which lines the base of the unit from edge to edge. It’s completely customizable, so you can create themed lighting profiles for different games and activities. As for the actual speakers, it comes with two 2.5-inch mid-bass drivers, two 1.3-inch high-excursion tweeters, and one long-throw subwoofer driver, each of which is individually chambered and powered by a DSP-controlled amplifier for precise sound reproduction.
Features include a 24-bit high-resolution DAC, 49 programmable multi-color LEDs, Dolby Digital 5.1 Decoder, and Bluetooth connectivity. You can also hook up to wired connections via an optical input, a 3.5mm slot, and a USB port for playing music files straight from a thumb drive.
Available now, the Creative Sound BlasterX Katana is priced at $299.99.