Creative’s Sound Blaster remains a legendary name in PC gaming, although today’s gamers might be more familiar with the company’s speakers and headphones than their iconic sound card. Today we’re looking at the Sound BlasterX Kratos S3, a 2.1 desktop speaker system with a focus on gaming that retails for just under £70.Features & Specifications92W 2.1 system w/ analogue connector (3.5mm) satellites: 158 x 95 x 102mm, 0.5~0.6 kilograms subwoofer: 227 x 170 x 227mm, 2.4 kilograms 2-year limited hardware warranty Design
The Kratos S3 have a typical gamer design, made from glossy black plastic, matte black wood and a few red accents. [...]
The BenQ treVolo is a high-end Bluetooth speaker, with a funky folding design that’s hinted at in its maker’s creative capitalisation. BenQ boast that it’s the first portable unit to use the same electrostatic panels as high-end living room speakers, providing the opportunity to reach “new heights of audio satisfaction” for only £230. The electrostatic panels have certainly influenced the avian look of the treVolo, but will it make for a radically better sound as well? Let’s find out!