Creative was once well known in Malaysia for their Sound Blaster audio equipment. Their sound cards were exceptionally great given that time not many companies are offering sound card options. It is also the time when everyone is obsessed with filling up their motherboard’s PCI Express or PCI slot. Now, Creative Technology is announcing that it will be back in Malaysia after a long hiatus with a full-range of new audio products.
The initial range includes the Sound BlasterX Katana multi-channel gaming sound bar, Outlier Sports wireless in-ear headphones, MUVO 2c splashproof Bluetooth speaker and NUNO Micro Bluetooth speaker. The aforementioned products are available at ALL IT Hypermarket at KLCC and IOI City Mall, Asashi Technology Sdn Bhd, and IT STUFF Plaza Hartamas. The products are also available online at CVG Online Store on Lazada and Shopee.
Sound BlasterX Katana – Multi-channel gaming sound bar with immersive Hi-Res audio and beautiful LED lights
The Sound BlasterX Katana is a powerful 2.1-channel sound bar that features a 24-bit high-resolution audio processor. It is also Dolby Digital certified for providing realistic virtual 5.1 surround sound. The Katana’s chassis is crafted and reinforced with a robust brushed aluminium panel and features a super slim profile of less than 2.5-inches that fits easily below TVs in a living room or even under monitors for desktop PCs.
It boasts a sophisticated 5-driver design comprising of two up-firing 2.5” midbass drivers and two 1.3” high-excursion tweeters, coupled with a 5.25” long-throw driver in its subwoofer. The Katana also utilizes a tri-amplified design that is able to output a total power of 75W RMS for dedicated amplification of high, mid, and low frequencies – ensuring room-filling audio that is uncompromisingly clear, immersive and well-balanced.
The Katana isn’t just a speaker for the TV or PC, it also doubles up as a sound card that supports virtual 7.1 channel audio input signals via a USB connection from a PC to deliver realistic gaming effects and audio cues. The Katana also supports multiple inputs such as optical input, Bluetooth 4.2, USB audio playback and Mic-In. On top of that, gamers will also get to enjoy the Katana’s Aurora Reactive Lighting System. The sound bar’s base is lined with 49 programmable LED lights from edge to edge and is fully customizable with 16.8 million colours to elevate any gaming and movie experience.
Creative Outlier Sports – Ultra-light wireless sweatproof in-ear headphones
The Creative Outlier Sports wireless in-ear headphones take workouts to the next level, be it running, hiking or hitting the gym. The Outlier Sports is IPX4 sweatproof with a behind-the-neck design for active sports. It features AuraSeal silicone ear tips that ensure the headphones never slip off the ears while sealing outside noise and moisture, delivering outstanding deep bass impact, crystal clear highs and balanced audio performance.
Outlier Sports supports high definition Bluetooth audio with aptX for quality audio streaming, the invisible microphone with ClearSpeech Engine ensures callers can hear users’ voice clearly even in noisy environments. With up to 11 hours of audio playback on a single charge, workouts can last a long time without any interruptions due to a flat battery.
The Creative Outlier Sports is available in striking colours of Neon Green, Fiery Orange and Midnight Blue.
Creative iRoar Go – Intelligent splashproof portable Bluetooth speaker with SuperWide technology
Featuring the world’s smallest and lightest 5-driver speaker system that delivers a groundbreaking audio experience with SuperWide technology, the Creative iRoar Go boasts intelligent processing that allows users to perceive left and right audio sources accurately. The speaker comes built-in with a whopping 5200mAh battery that provides 12 hours of playtime and even charges phones and tablets with its USB 1.0A output.
The iRoar Go is also IPX6 certified water resistant, which means you can take it for camping or to the poolside without worrying about it getting exposed to rain or splashed by water. The iRoar Go also features an Advanced Recorder that records everything heard on a microSD card. Highly versatile, users can also pair the speaker with an optional iRoar Mic and use it as a wireless personal PA system. It supports playback of lossless FLAC and WAV music files via a microSD card or USB flash drive as well as HD Bluetooth audio. Another interesting feature is that iRoar Go allows users to pair up to 2 Bluetooth devices via easy-aim NFC.
Furthermore, the iRoar Go also doubles up as a PC and Mac external sound card with the built-in lossless USB DAC. With the free Sound Blaster Connect PC/Mac software, users can enjoy the full digital audio connection and a personalized listening experience. Lastly, Android and iOS devices can also remotely control the iRoar Go with the Sound Blaster Connect app.
Creative MUVO 2c – Palm-sized water-resistant Bluetooth speakers with built-in MP3 player
Designed to be a colourful, powerful, splashproof speaker, the compact Creative MUVO 2c is the ideal companion when it comes to listening to music out loud by the poolside or even in the shower – the MUVO 2c is IP66 rated dust and splashproof. Built for great audio, the MUVO 2c features an in-house tuned full-range driver and an oversized passive woofer that delivers an impressive bass response and supports up to 6 hours of playtime. Users can even connect two MUVO 2c speakers wirelessly to amplify their audio experience with its Wireless Link Technology.
Amazingly feature-rich, users will be able to answer phone calls with the built-in microphone, play thousands of songs with a microSD card, and use the MUVO 2c as a USB speaker for their computers. Users can also control the MUVO 2c using the Sound Blaster Connect app on their Android or iOS device.
The Creative MUVO 2c is available in Black, Blue, Red and Green.
Creative NUNO micro – Designer portable fabric Bluetooth speakers
Derived from Nuno, a Japanese word for woven cloth, the Creative NUNO Micro is easily distinguishable by its signature rustic minimalist look in a cube form factor. Embodying the timeless appeal of simple, well made, handcrafted pieces of art, the NUNO Micro oozes a style that looks simply amazing whether in an office, at home, or at the park, yet delivers loud audio that belies its size.
The NUNO Micro easily fits into the palm and weighs merely 180g. It features Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming and comes with a built-in microphone, which can be used as a speakerphone for phone calls. Users can also play tunes from audio devices with the aux-in port. The NUNO Micro supports up to 4 hours of playback and can be easily charged with a Micro USB cable.
The NUNO Micro is available in two colours – Black and Heather Gray.
Pricing and Availability
Creative audio products are distributed by Convergent Distribution (M) Sdn Bhd and can be purchased from ALL IT Hypermarket at KLCC and IOI City Mall, Asashi Technology Sdn Bhd, IT STUFF Plaza Hartamas, as well as the CVG ONLINE STORE on Lazada and Shopee. These are the recommended retail prices (RRP) inclusive of GST:
- Creative Sound BlasterX Katana RM1,299
- Creative Outlier Sports RM299
- Creative iRoar Go RM849
- Creative MUVO 2c RM199
- Creative NUNO micro RM99