Testing out audio equipment is almost 100% subjective can vary between people but my experience with the Sound BlasterX Katana was nothing less than amazing.
Built for gaming the Sound BlasterX Katana is on 2 slanted feet allowing sound to be angled upward. This seems to allow players to hear front drivers better as well as wash more of your desk in glorious RGB lighting. During gameplay using the Sound BlasterX Katana, I heard clearly and was able to tell directions of enemies.
The Sound BlasterX Katana while geared for the gaming side doesn’t slack in the music department and even podcasts. Testing out the Sound BlasterX Katana I found the trailer for the 54th CAS award Motion Picture winner Dunkirk. From the dramatic lows to the extreme highs the Sound BlasterX Katana kept up. The sound was crisp clear almost life-like feeling.
With a podcast being voice only sometimes I have found speakers tend to crackle or pop during them. I was impressed with the Sound BlasterX Katana for providing me with a clean and clear sound during the podcasts.