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Creative Labs Sound BlasterX Katana

Creative Labs Sound BlasterX Katana
alaScore 100

16 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Creative Labs Sound BlasterX Katana. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Computer Speakers for all reviews. People are impressed by the size. The design is also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the price, and there are some mixed views about the usability.

design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Computer Speakers the Creative Labs Sound BlasterX Katana is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Hayden Dingman (

Creative Sound BlasterX Katana review: The soundbar finally makes its way to PCs


Creative's Sound BlasterX Katana brings the soundbar to the PC with big sound, a small form factor, and one eye-popping price tag.

Sleek package compared to most PC speakers ; Easily tuneable audio and plenty of volume ; Software is simple and unobtrusive

Subwoofer has a hard time keeping up at high volumes ; RGB lighting missing some obvious customizations ; Audio doesn't sound as wide or directional as 2+ discreet speakers

Creative’s Sound BlasterX Katana is an all-around attractive package. It looks good, sounds good, and manages to do so without taking up your entire desk. Oh, and it bears repeating: It gets .

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Joey Davidson (

Sound BlasterX Katana soundbar REVIEW – Stellar, colorful audio


This has found a home directly below my , and it will accompany me into the far future of on the couch.

Dec, 2016

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Creative Sound BlasterX Katana review: Now supports USB audio on all Sony PS4 consoles


A small, yet beautiful-looking soundbar that delivers good sound for under £300

Multiple inputs ; Customisable RGB lighting ; Overall sound quality

Slightly recessed mid-range ; Price ; No HDMI input

However, the Creative Sound BlasterX Katana is still a great soundbar and it’s much more flexible than the TV2. For keen gamers who want something flexible for movies and music as well, it’s a great buy.

Oct, 2017

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Creative Sound BlasterX Katana Review


The Creative Sound BlasterX Katana is a multi-channel soundbar system that has been specifically designed to fit under large, or multi-monitor setups.

Jan, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital 5.1
Audio output channels:2.1
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital 5.1
Game mode: Yes
Peak Music Power Output (PMPO):150
RMS rated power:75

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Power consumption (standby):0.5


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth version:4.2

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Mounting brackets included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AUX in: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital audio optical in:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Power consumption (standby):0.5


FM radio: No


Receiver included: Yes

Soundbar speaker

Mid-range driver diameter:2.5
Mid-range driver diameter (imperial):2.5
Number of mid-range drivers:2
Number of tweeter drivers:2
Soundbar speaker RMS power:45
Tweeter diameter:1.3
Woofer diameter:5.24
Woofer diameter (imperial):5.25


Subwoofer frequency range:20 - 150
Subwoofer included: Yes
Subwoofer RMS power:30

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Apple docking:Y
Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit
Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MP3, SBC, WAV, WMA
Case color:Black
Color: Yes
Color of product:Black
Docking connector type:Micro-USB
Equalizer: Yes
Frequency range:150 - 20000
Handheld remote control: Yes
Housing color:Black
Housing colour:Black
LED Indicators: Yes
On/Off switch: Yes
Product color:Black
Recommended usage:TV
TV stand usage:Y
USB connectivity: Yes
Virtual surround: Yes
Wall mountable: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Soundbar weight:3.31
Subwoofer depth:11.8
Subwoofer height:13.1
Subwoofer weight:8.82
Subwoofer width:5.12