The Creative Stage SE sits under your monitor like its bigger soundbar brothers sit under TVs.
A small audio soundbar with remote set against a white background.

Creative Technology just announced the release of their new Creative Stage SE. This is the latest in their PC soundbar family that blends "custom-tuned racetrack drivers and Sound Blaster technology." I don't know what "racetrack drivers" mean here, but they apparently help to "deliver a clearer and more immersive audio experience."

The Creative Stage SE is powered via a single power adapter. It includes both USB digital audio and Bluetooth 5.3 connections. Users can set up and customize the audio output with an included controller. You can customize the tone to best fit your interests, be they movie watching, music listening, or just playing games. There is a volume control knob on the main unit, but most of the adjustments will come from the use of the remote.

Fitted with powerful full-range racetrack drivers and oversized radiators, the Creative Stage SE is able to deliver clearer and punchier audio, even without a subwoofer. With a total peak power of 48W, this soundbar surpasses the audio performance of any default PC built-in speakers to offer a better listening experience for users. The Creative Stage SE also features Sound Blaster audio technologies such as Clear Dialog and Surround Sound, which offer users clearer dialogue even amidst jam-packed scenes and a cinema-like audio experience with a widened sound stage.

On top of that, the Creative Stage SE also allows users to switch between warmer and brighter audio reproduction with the latest tone adjustment feature. Now users can tune and adjust tone neutrality to their liking with a simple press of a button.
The Creative Stage SE looks to be decently priced at $59.99 (USD). You can pick it up right now from Creative.com. Included below are some image and I've added the technical specifications so you can better determine if this is something that meets your audio needs.


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SPECIFICATIONS

Connector Type
DC Plug

Operating Temperature
0—45°C

Weight
Soundbar: 1.22 kg

Cable Length (End-to-end)
USB-C to USB-A Cable: 1.2m / 3.94 ft

Drivers Configuration
2 x Full-range Racetrack Drivers with Passive Radiator

Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
> 80 dB

Bluetooth® Version
5.3

Profiles
(AVRCP) Audio / Video Remote Control Profile, (A2DP) Advanced Audio Distribution Profile

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


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

USB Audio
  • PC or Mac
    • Available USB-A port
    • USB 2.0
  • PS4 / PS5 / Nintendo Switch
    • Available USB-A port
    • USB 2.0
Bluetooth Audio
  • Compatible Bluetooth devices that support the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
PACKAGE CONTENTS
  • 1 x Creative Stage SE
  • 1 x USB-C to USB-A Cable
  • 1 x Quick Start Leaflet
  • 1 x Warranty & Compliance Information Leaflet
  • 1 x IR Remote controller*
  • 1 x Power adapter with interchangeable adapter plug
*Batteries not included

WARRANTY
1-year Limited Hardware Warranty​