Creative’s Katana V2X PC soundbar promises the same sound in a smaller footprint

Creative’s Katana V2X PC soundbar promises the same sound in a smaller footprint

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Caleb Clark

By September 28, 2022 12:01AM

Creative Lab’s has announced a caller PC soundbar successful its lineup: the Sound Blaster Katana V2X. This is the follow-up to Creative’s precise fashionable Katana V2, which remains 1 of the champion soundbars for PC you tin bargain close now.

The Sound Blaster Katana V2X is inactive a multi-channel 5.1 setup, but this time, the subwoofer has been has been pared down from the Katana V2. It’s present an awesome 40% slimmer, weighing 7.3 pounds and measuring 4.6 x 9.8 x 16.7 inches. That should escaped up rather a spot of abstraction for anyone with a cramped table setup.

A render of the Katana V2X against a acheronian  background.

Importantly, Creative Technology claims the smaller footprint does not interaction the dependable though, with a highest powerfulness output of 180 watts and a supported frequence scope of 50–20,000Hz. It should beryllium noted: the caller sub does person a somewhat smaller 5.25-inch operator compared to the 6.5-inch operator successful the Katana V2.

From the looks of the photos, the Katana V2X has besides ditched the glossy brushed aluminum look of the apical of the soundbar and replaced it with a simpler finish. It besides has an upgraded LED show connected the beforehand with 3 levels of brightness. The soundbar itself, different looks precise akin to the Katana V2.

The Katana V2X has a batch of proprietary exertion designed to recreate a much robust dependable stage, and it has respective modes designed with gamers successful mind. The BATTLE Mode enhances in-game audio cues and factors successful directionality and distance, for example. The talker besides has an integrated Dolby Audio decoder to bask high-quality audio successful the latest films and TV shows.

The Katana V2X and its corresponding subwoofer.

You tin usage the Creative app to set the audio settings and fine-tune the RGB, and these settings tin beryllium programmed connected the included distant control. As for ports, you tin link to the talker done HDMI Arc, optical ports, a front-facing 3.5mm headphone jack, USB-C, and Bluetooth 5.0.

The Sound Blaster Katana V2X is compatible with astir each consoles oregon machine you tin imagine, including PC, Mac, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

All of this comes astatine the terms of $279. That’s a tad much than the Razer Leviathan V2, but the much robust transportation options could marque it a compelling alternative, particularly since this is simply a much competitory terms compared to the $330 Katana V2.

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