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Sound Blaster Katana SE

Bi-amplified Multi-channel Super X-Fi Gaming Soundbar




All-in-one soundbar

From intense gaming sessions to watching blockbuster movies, or even just relaxing to music, enjoy an immersive experience with the Sound Blaster Katana SE right from the comfort of your own home!

A step-up from your built-in desktop or TV speakers, the soundbar offers an immersive spatial audio through our award-winning bi-amplified four-driver design, Super X-Fi® technology, and 5.1 virtual surround-engineered for the ultimate movie and gaming experience.

The Sound Blaster Katana SE is also very versatile, with a host of ports and connectivity options ranging from USB audio, HDMI ARC, Bluetooth® 5.0 for wireless audio streaming, optical-in, SXFI-out, headphone jack, and a 3.5 mm AUX-in for analog audio. The soundbar is also wall-mountable so you can mount it on the wall below your TV as well.


Sound Blaster Katana SE features our bi-amplification system where each of the 4 drivers housed within the soundbar is individually powered by dual DSP-controlled stereo amplifiers. This allows the one-piece soundbar to deliver distortion-free audio with clarity and loudness even without a subwoofer!

The bi-amplified amps design is controlled by our proprietary multicore DSP. This means that each of the mid-range drivers and tweeters are individually driven, allowing it to deliver strong and impactful sound reproduction at every frequency. The soundbar also features a double-wall chassis construction to minimize disruptive vibrations, allowing the Sound Blaster Katana SE to deliver pristine audio effortlessly.


The Sound Blaster Katana SE delivers crystal clear and impressive room-filling sound with its 5.1 virtual surround playback. Like its predecessor, the Sound Blaster Katana SE is also a certified Dolby Audio1 decoder, so it can recreate the all-familiar cinematic experience in the comfort of your own home from a Dolby-certified source.

1 Available via HDMI ARC and optical connection



Meticulously designed and built with premium materials to elevate your desktop, gaming consoles, and TV audio's experiences.


Enjoy a more immersive experience while watching the soundbar come to life with each beat and tune.


Quickly hop on a call using the soundbar with the help of its dual beamforming microphones located on the front LED panel


There are several ways you can connect the Sound Blaster Katana SE to your devices. These options range from USB-C, HDMI ARC, optical-in cable, AUX-in cable, to wireless Bluetooth® 5.0! It also works on various platforms, from gaming consoles such as PS5™, PS4™, Xbox Series X and S, and Nintendo Switch™, to PC, Mac, and mobile devices too.


While Sound Blaster Katana SE is designed to work right out of the box, the soundbar also features additional application support for you to further tweak the soundbar's sound signature with a host of audio enhancement technologies or tinker with graphic or preset EQs, personalize the RGB lights to complement your battle station or home theatre setup via the Creative app. You can also experience our award-winning Super X-Fi technology via the SXFI app.

Creative App


Customize button controls, make EQ adjustments, and enjoy our proprietary technologies such as Acoustic Engine, Crystal Voice, and Scout Mode, access Mixer settings, LED lighting, as well as SXFI Battle mode.



Create your Super X‑Fi profile and enjoy the Super X‑Fi Headphone Holography experience personalized to your ears.

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Experience hyper-realistic audio projection and directionality on your headphones while gaming or watching a movie. Equipped with Super X-Fi UltraDSP chip, enjoy our award-winning Super X-Fi Headphone Holography using any headphones just by plugging it in to the Sound Blaster Katana SE. No matter the time or day, continue your gaming sessions or film binges without disturbing anyone nearby.

Setting Up Super X-Fi on Sound Blaster Katana SE


Download SXFI APP on your mobile device and register for a Super X-Fi account.

(This is different from your Creative Store account).


Create your Super X-Fi profile via the SXFI App, select ‘Personalize' via the menu tab, and follow the guided Head and Ear-Mapping process.


On the SXFI App, go to ‘Wireless Setup' and select Sound Blaster Katana SE under ‘Available Devices'.


Press the blinking button on Sound Blaster Katana SE as prompted to pair the device with the application. Once it's done, your Super X-Fi profile will be transferred to your device.


Designed to be your everyday gaming companion, the Sound Blaster Katana SE features our acclaimed gaming sound modes—SXFI BATTLE Mode and Scout Mode*—which enhances the audio system with improved surround immersion, and integrated headphone gaming functionality.


Experience unprecedented gaming audio by fully immersing yourself in the virtual environment of your games, as if you're physically present in the game. SXFI BATTLE Mode is the first and only sound mode that allows you to hear not only the directionality of where the gunshots are coming from, but distance as well, so you can accurately pinpoint your enemies' locations, down to the millimeter.

Scout Mode

Scout Mode is one of our trademark sound modes that focuses on the detection of sounds through enhanced audio cues, highlighting each and every in-game detail that could make or break the game. Whether it's the sound of your enemies' gun reload or a slight ruffle in the grass, Scout Mode has the ability to pinpoint the sounds right in your ears. Detect your enemies' slightest movement before even seeing them on screen!

*Please note that SXFI BATTLE Mode is a headphone technology and is only available in headphones mode. Scout mode is available in both modes but is optimized for headphones use.


Access all the important settings directly on the remote control. Besides the basic audio controls, you can also change audio source, switch RGB lighting presets, or access custom functions saved onto one of the six customizable buttons!

Guide to remote control


Tech Radar

The Creative Katana SE makes for a solid mid-range gaming audio solution thanks to its powerful audio including a bass response that might make you look for an invisible subwoofer, connectivity variety, and loads of available customizations available through the app (and some on-unit). However, it’s still a soundbar, so the soundstage is not anything special, not to mention some other limitations such as a lack of codec support outside of SBC or sub out.


Sound Blaster Katana SE


Expert Reviews

The Katana SE is a compelling option for gamers who prioritise practicality over a booming bass response. Very few soundbars costing £300 support as many connection options, nor do they offer the user as many ways to tweak their experience.

Sound Blaster Katana SE


Geek Culture

Unlike its siblings, the Creative Katana SE ditches the subwoofer for a more compact design, resulting in reduced oomph, but a bit more emphasis on the mids and highs.

Sound Blaster Katana SE


A Closer Look


Speaker Configuration
Connector Type
HDMI ARC, USB-in, Optical-in (TOSLINK), Aux-in, Headset-out, SXFI-out, DC-in
Operating Temperature
650 x 109 x 78 mm / 25.6 x 4.3 x 3.1 inches
Soundbar: 2.67 kg / 5.90 lbs
Cable Length (End-to-end)
USB-C to USB-A Cable: 1.2m (3.94 ft), Power Cord: 1.5 m / 4.92 ft, Optical Cable: 1.5m / 4.92 ft
Frequency Response
55–20,000 Hz
Power Output
Total System Power: Up to 90W RMS, Peak Power: 180W
Bluetooth® Version
(A2DP) Advanced Audio Distribution Profile, (AVRCP) Audio / Video Remote Control Profile
Operating Frequency
2402–2480 MHz
Operating Range
Up to 10m / 33 ft*, *Measured in open space. Walls and structures may affect range of device.
Wireless Codecs
Package Contents
Optical Cable (Toslink), USB-C to USB-A Cable (1.2m / 3.94 ft)

System Requirements

For Analogue Audio (Stereo)
  • Devices that support 3.5mm stereo to stereo connection
For Wireless Audio Streaming (Stereo):
  • Compatible Bluetooth devices that support the Stereo Bluetooth Profile (A2DP)
For Wireless Audio Control:
  • Compatible Bluetooth devices that support the Bluetooth Remote Control (AVRCP)
For 5.1 Surround Audio Playback over USB:
  • Windows® PC, Mac OS, PS4, PS5
For Dolby Audio 5.1 Audio Playback:
  • Dolby® Audio (Dolby Digital) source connected to Optical-in and HDMI-ARC
For USB Audio and High-resolution 24-bit 96kHz USB Audio Playback:
  • Windows® PC, Mac OS via USB Connection
For Headset Out:
  • Supports 3.5mm headset 4 pole output with mic
For SXFI Out:
  • SXFI Theatre Headphone
For Creative application:
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 32-bit or 64-bit, USB 2.0/3.0 port
  • iOS 11.0 or later
  • Android 7.0 and above

Package Contents

  • 1 x Sound Blaster Katana SE
  • 1 x Remote Control*
  • 1 x Power Adapter
  • 1 x Mains Cables
  • 1 x TOSLINK Optical Cable
  • 1 x USB-C to USB-A Cable
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide
  • 2 x Wall Mount Brackets

* Batteries not included


1-year Limited Hardware Warranty


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