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  • Creative Sound Blaster GS3 Compact RGB Gaming Soundbar Review
  • Creative Sound Blaster GS3 Compact RGB Gaming Soundbar Review



    For years adding speakers to your PC build meant a set of tinny satellite speakers and, if you were lucky, a tiny sub-woofer. Today you can up your game with a variety of sound options like the latest in compact sound bar designs from Creative: The Creative Sound Blaster GS3 Compact RGB Gaming Soundbar.

    Creative has packed a lot of punch into a tiny soundbar including RGB! However, the question is, can the GS3 replace your 2.1 setup?

    Let’s find out!

    The Sound Blaster GS3 is one of the smallest of the Creative sound bars at 410 x 92.7 x 73.7 mm (16.1 x 3.6 x 2.9 inches) and features a black plastic body with a metal mesh covering the speakers.

    Let’s take a look at the specs!

    • Speaker Configuration: Soundbar
    • Connector Types:Bluetooth® /USB Audio /5 mm AUX-in /Headphones-out
    • Operating Temperature: 0—45°C
    • Recommended Usage: Movies / Music, Gaming
    • Dimensions:410 x 92.7 x 73.7 mm /1 x 3.6 x 2.9 inches
    • Weight: 1.037kg (2.2 lbs.)
    • Cable: USB-C to USB-C Cable: 1.5m (4.92 ft.)
    • Frequency Response: 65–20,000 Hz
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR): 85 dB
    • Power Output:Soundbar: 2 x 6W RMS /Total System Power: Up to 12W RMS /Peak Power: 24W
    • Bluetooth® Version: 5.4
    • Profiles:(A2DP) Wireless Stereo Bluetooth /Stereo Bluetooth /A2DP profile enables wireless transmission of full stereo sound to other Bluetooth devices.
    • 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: SBC
    • Color: Black

    Creative is the worldwide leader in digital entertainment products. Founded in Singapore in 1981, Creative started with the vision that multimedia would revolutionize the way people interact with their PCs.

    Famous for its Sound Blaster sound cards and for launching the multimedia revolution, Creative is now driving digital entertainment with cutting-edge audio solutions, premium wireless speakers, high performance earphone products and portable media devices. The company's innovative hardware, proprietary technology, applications and services enable consumers to experience high-quality digital entertainment - anytime, anywhere.

    Since launching the phenomenally successful Sound Blaster sound cards and setting the de-facto standard for PC audio in 1989, Creative has been able to leverage on its leading-edge audio technology, a huge user base of 400 million, and strong brand name to expand into the exciting lifestyle Personal Digital Entertainment (PDE) market.