Final Thoughts & Conclusion
My overall experience with the Sound Blaster K3+ was great. I love how compact and light the K3+ is. This makes it easy to transport for recording and streaming on site. It also doesn’t take up much room on your desk. The fact it has no software makes it easy to plug into any PC or laptop without messing with drivers and software. I would like to see some optional software integrated in the future, or on another similar model that may be released someday. The soundboard is my favorite feature, but I would have liked to expand on it. Recording custom sound bites would be amazing to use on stream or just in videos. Even being able to download different sounds would be cool. Where a couple of the sounds fit into what I do, others don’t. I’m sure many other people would feel the same way.
Having a second mic and headset that can be controlled separately is an excellent feature. When we go to conventions, or even if I have a friend in town, it makes for the perfect set up to have guests on stream. It also works great for if you have multiple cameras set up to the same PC in the studio or where ever you record. You can easily change to a different camera angle and still have the same quality sound. Say you have a spot for talking head videos and a separate one for game streams. You can record to the same PC without moving equipment around.
The best part of the K3+ has to be its price. I’ve used other USB interfaces with a fraction of the features that cost upwards of $150-$200 USD. However, at the time of this review, you can get the Sound Blaster K3+ from Creative for only $129.99 on the Creative website and online retailers such as Newegg and Amazon.
The combination of the features, size, and the price has won the Sound Blaster K3+ the Proclockers Editors Choice award. If you’re serious about streaming and content creation, the Sound Blaster K3+ is a must have.