Why are there not more soundbars for desktops? If you have a pair of speakers, a regular-sized desk and perhaps a 24-inch monitor, it’s likely that you’re fighting for space. Cue the SoundBlasterX Katana, a soundbar for pairing with a PC monitor that creates 2.1 audio – using a separate, wired subwoofer – and offers a whopping 75W of power.
Although a relatively rare genre, the Katana does have competitors, most notably the ageing and the even older This is the first soundbar for desktops that we’ve seen for a good few years. It’s selling for US$299.99/UK£279.99 (about AU$390).
The Katana has a robust build quality. Measuring 59cm long, it has two small feet beneath it, which creates about a centimetre of clearance between it and the desk.
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