The Sound BlasterX Kratos S3 is a pair of satellites and a subwoofer designed to provide entry-level gaming speakers that don't compromise on audio quality. The enclosures are built out of wood for better resonance damping, and the full-range satellites have been optimized and designed with larger volume capacity for clear highs and detailed mids. The custom-tuned, down-firing subwoofer with port-tube design pumps out deep dynamic bass for massive gaming, superb movie and rich music playback without distortion.
The SoundBlasterX Kratos S3 has a typical gamer design with glossy black plastic, matte black wood and red accents on the speakers and subwoofer. The satellites are angled upward slightly, as befitting their expected placement on a desk, and the subwoofer is elevated by four chunky feet.
Despite its entry-level price, the Kratos S3 has an impressively powerful subwoofer and delivers enough power to fill a small room. It also offers several input options - a micro-USB port, 3.5mm audio jack and an RCA jack - giving you more flexibility than most of its competitors.
The sound quality is very good, and the speakers are fairly compact which makes them easier to fit in a smaller room. The only downside is that the subwoofer is downward-facing, which can lead to a slight loss of rumble compared to forward-facing models. But aside from that, it's a good-sounding speaker system at a great price. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a cheap yet effective set of gaming speakers.