Product on Review: Sound BlasterX Kratos S5
Street Price: UK: £129.99, US: $129.99
Following in the footsteps of the awesome Sound BlasterX Katana, the Kratos S5 comes in as a 2.1 speaker system equipped with the Aurora Reactive lighting system, which allows the user to select from several advanced preset lighting effects, or customise their own illumination options.
The speakers themselves are powered by 4" drivers in the satellites and a 6.5" subwoofer which is housed in a wooden enclosure ( 307 x 220 x 260 mm) for a rich and detailed yet naturally warm bass reflex , this gives a total of 60W RMS, or a peak output of 120W of power. For convenience there is a wired desktop remote that allows instant access to power on/volume controls which also has built in headphone/microphone ports for your gaming headset. The connectivity options available include RCA and 3.5mm jack analogue inputs along with a digital connection in the form of a microUSB port, allowing for 24-bit/96kHz high quality playback. To support the Kratos S5 speaker system, it is compatible with Creative's SoundBlaster Connect software which will provide an advanced selection of audio input/output controls and customisations.
Overview by Creative
The BlasterX Kratos S5 is the best-in-class 2.1 gaming speaker system with Aurora Reactive lighting system designed to elevate your listening pleasure for gaming and music. Packing powerful 4” satellite drivers and 6.5” subwoofer driver in wooden enclosures, the Kratos S5 delivers clear highs, detailed mid-range, and deep bass. When connected to your PC or Mac via USB, you can also enjoy High-quality 24-bit/96kHz digital audio playback.