Product Comparison: Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S3 vs Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S5


General Specifications
Brand
Creative
Creative
Model
Sound BlasterX Kratos S3
Sound BlasterX Kratos S5
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The Sound BlasterX Kratos S3 is packed with a pair of powerful 2.75” satellites and a port-tube design 5.25” down-firing subwoofer that are designed for gamers who need an entry-level gaming speaker system without compromising sound quality.
The Blaster 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. The Kratos S5 delivers clear highs, detailed mid-range, and deep bass.
Size & Weight
Material
Wood
Wood
Color
Black
Black
Height
8.93 in.
12.05 in.
Width
6.69 in.
8.66 in.
Depth
8.93 in.
10.24 in.
Weight
5.29 lbs.
7.5 lbs.

Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S3

Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S5

Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S3

Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S5

Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S3

Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S5

Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S3

Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S5

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S3 Analogue 2.1 Gaming Speaker System
  • The 2 small speakers are handling the treble type stuff and the large all the bass, just what you want from something this size.
  • The satellites are slightly larger than those of an older Creative S2 used until now, and the sub-woofer almost identical in size.
  • Clear sound and good bass for small speakers.
  • Simply plug the unit to electric socket & plug the 2 small (main sound) speakers to the larger (Bass only) speaker.
  • The sound quality of the speakers is bad, especially when considering the small nature of the speakers.
Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S5 2.1 USB Gaming Speakers
  • Solid build quality with the speakers and subwoofer. Perfect sizes to place speakers on the desk and woofer under the desk.
  • The speakers look very nice on show or behind your monitor. The size of them is perfect with 23" monitor.
  • Really satisfied with the build quality, wooden casing and audio levels. The woofer is light for the sound it's giving.
  • The desk speakers have quite a large footprint. Think they could be smaller.
  • I was thinking they should be smaller. My bad that I was not checking dimensions specs.
Audio
Min. Frequency
60 Hz
55 Hz
Max. Frequency
20 kHz
20 kHz

Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S3

Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S5

Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S3

Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S5

What customers say about "Audio"
Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S3 Analogue 2.1 Gaming Speaker System
  • Nice rich sound, and a good bass (with an adjustment knob on the sub).
  • I love these speakers. They have the best sound quality and bass control. The software is pretty decent too!
  • Excellent build and sound quality, much better than my previous speakers.
  • Loud, immersive sound from both sub and speakers.
  • The sound itself lacks depth - feeble bass and muffled top end.
Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S5 2.1 USB Gaming Speakers
  • This set is amazing value with good sound. Highly recommend.
  • Its punchy for games and mellow while providing enough base and reasonable non scratchy treble for music.
  • Excellent quality sound, just make sure you follow instructions such as keeping the base box away from the wall and aim speakers towards your face using wedges or stands.
  • Sound has no definition, sould flat and muffled like there is a large pillow stuck to the front of the speakers.
  • Every so often they go a bit mental and the sound goes really glitchy and robotic. I turn off and on and it's resolved.
Features
System Type
2.1
2.1
Power
46 Watt
60 Watt
Inputs
Headphone jack, RCA To Left Speaker, DIN 13 pin To Right Speaker
RCA input, USB, Audio Line-in, Headphone jack, DIN 6 pin
Extras
Sound BlasterX Acoustic Engine Lite, Easy Control, Down-Firing Subwoofer
Wired audio control pod, Programmable Aurora Reactive lighting system, Audio/voice enhancement via Sound Blaster

Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S3

Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S5

What customers say about "Features"
Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S3 Analogue 2.1 Gaming Speaker System
  • The right hand speaker has a dial to turn on the system and control the volume. A red LED indicates whether the speaker is on. Looks cool.
  • The Kratos S3 will switch itself off if there's no sound for 15 minutes. For me best feature.
  • Sound BlasterX Acoustic Engine Lite which gives you a number of sound enhancement options - it's an easy programme to navigate.
  • Kratos S3 speakers deliver quality sound for gaming/music/movies supported by a Sound Blaster Lite software engine. I recomment.
  • Has the worst feature in the world, if it detects no sound, it will turn the speakers off.
Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S5 2.1 USB Gaming Speakers
  • RGB lighting is brilliant especially with the soundblaster connect software installed.
  • Soundblaster connect has a lot of options to tweaking the sound.
  • Works perfectly with my pc and to get it to work on ps4 you need to plug the headphone jack into the ps4 controller.
  • USB is complete trash very poor sound when using it.
  • The volume rocker is permanently attached to the Sub making cable management a pain.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE, FCC, EAC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
79.99 $
129.99 $


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