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Announcing Sound BlasterX Speakers: Powerful High-Definition Gaming Speakers with Built-in Sound Card/DAC for Deep Bass and Immersive Gaming

The Latest Additions to the Sound BlasterX Pro-Gaming Series Takes the Line-up Beyond High-Performance Headsets and Offers Gamers More Ways to Enjoy High-Definition Gaming Audio

COLOGNE, Germany - 16 August 2016 - Creative Technology Ltd today announced at gamescom 2016 the addition of 2.1 gaming speakers to the Sound BlasterX Pro-Gaming series. The new speakers will allow gamers to enjoy a truly immersive gaming audio experience from Creative Technology, a company with a long heritage in producing award-winning sound systems both in the area of gaming, as well as music and movie entertainment.

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Sound BlasterX Kratos S5 Customizable 2.1 USB Audio Gaming Speakers with RGB Lighting

Sound BlasterX Kratos S5

The Sound BlasterX Kratos S5 2.1 gaming speaker system features built-in Sound Blaster USB audio for up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution playback to reproduce highly detailed lossless audio and wooden enclosures for fuller, more natural sound than plastic based designs.

The powerful 120 watt peak power speaker system comes with two 4” satellites which have larger volume capacity to produce clear highs and detailed midrange audio, and a 6.5” custom-tuned down-firing subwoofer with port tube that pumps out deep dynamic bass - critical elements in bringing out the best in today's games, movies and music. It also features fully customizable audio enhancements capable of 7.1 surround sound and programmable Aurora Reactive lighting system.

The Sound BlasterX Kratos S5 supports a range of connectivity options and features:

  • USB 2.0 connectivity for exceptional 24-bit/96kHz high-definition lossless audio playback from PC and Mac
  • Stereo RCA input and 3.5 mm line-in for high-quality analog playback from game consoles and mobile devices
  • 4” satellites plus 6.5” subwoofer for full-bodied midrange, clear highs and deep dynamic bass
  • MDF wood enclosures for fuller, warmer, more natural sound than plastic-based designs
  • Doubles up as a sound card - real-time audio processing for the speakers and even for a connected headset
  • Fully customizable BlasterX Acoustic Engine Pro audio enhancements
  • Programmable Aurora Reactive LED lighting with 16.8 million colours
  • Dedicated audio control pod for easy access to volume control and headset or mic connections

“We're extremely excited to be adding this powerful 2.1 speaker solution into the Sound BlasterX Pro-Gaming Series. It's the perfect solution for anyone looking for a powerful and immersive gaming speaker system,” said Long Chye Low, General Manager of Audio at Creative.

“And it's the perfect speaker upgrade for your gaming rig. Just connect the Sound BlasterX Kratos S5 via USB and experience a whopping 120 watts of sheer audio power, together with explosive bass from the subwoofer - you'll be absolutely blown away with its awesome room-filling audio performance. Not only that, the speaker system features a built-in high-performance sound card that allows gamers without a dedicated sound card to enjoy full gaming audio enhancements for today's amazingly detailed gaming content. And for the very first time, our speakers come with a fully customizable 16.8 million color capable Aurora Reactive lighting system that takes the atmosphere around your entertainment station to a whole new level.”

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Sound BlasterX Kratos S3 Analog 2.1 Gaming Speakers

Sound BlasterX Kratos S3

Also available is the entry level Sound BlasterX Kratos S3, built for superb gaming audio performance in mind - with a high power output rating of 92 watts peak power, the highest in its class. The speaker system comes with the following features:

  • 2 satellites with high-performance 2.75” drivers and subwoofer unit with high-performance 5.25” downward-firing bass driver
  • 3.5 mm line-in connectivity for high-quality analog playback from PCs, game consoles and mobile devices
  • Easy access volume controller and dedicated headphone jack on the right satellite
  • BlasterX Acoustic Engine Lite audio enhancements with professionally-tuned preset profiles for different game genres

Sound BlasterX gaming speakers also come with BlasterX Acoustic Engine technology that allows gamers to customize their audio to the game that they are playing. It is designed to intelligently decrease distractions and enhance essential audio details in games, giving gamers an added advantage.

The full Sound BlasterX Series, as well as these all new sound systems will be demonstrated at gamescom 2016, Cologne, Germany, Hall 10.1, Booth C072/D072. To find out more about Sound BlasterX at gamescom 2016, and the Sound BlasterX Series, go to BlasterX.com.

Pricing and Availability
The Sound BlasterX Kratos S5 will be available from mid-October 2016, while Kratos S3 will be available from end-September 2016. The speakers will be priced at:

  • Sound BlasterX Kratos S5 - EUR 159.99
  • Sound BlasterX Kratos S3 - EUR 89.99

For more information about the speakers in-country availability, and the entire Sound BlasterX Pro-Gaming series, visit BlasterX.com.

About Creative
Creative is a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products. Famous for its Sound Blaster® sound cards and for launching the multimedia revolution, Creative is now driving digital entertainment with cutting-edge audio solutions which include premium wireless speakers, wireless headphones, and powerful audiophile-grade amplifiers and digital audio converters. Today, Creative re-invents the Sound Blaster, which has a user base of over 400 million, with its ground-breaking Sound Blaster Roar and Sound Blaster X7 that aim at the new mobile networked generation by bridging the worlds of the computer, smartphones, and tablets. Creative's proprietary technologies, innovative hardware, applications and services leverage the Internet, enabling consumers to experience high-quality digital entertainment - anytime, anywhere.

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