Your TV’s built-in speakers are fine, but Creative hopes you’ll step your home theater game up with the Super X-Fi Carrier soundbar. Soundbars tend to be significantly better than your TV’s speakers when it comes to the soundstage, and the Super X-Fi Carrier looks to be no different in that regard.
Creative teamed up with Dolby to develop the Super X-Fi Carrier. Classified as a Dolby Atmos Speaker System (DASS) soundbar, the Super X-Fi Carrier promises to deliver crisp and clear dialogue, enhanced loudness and detail without distortion, and a wide soundstage in a device about 34.6 inches wide. Creative is very confident about the Super X-Fi Carrier’s sound quality—the company boasts the soundbar features the same audio signature as its well-received X-Fi Sonic Carrier soundbar at half the size.
All of this sounds great for home theater fans, but what about headphone users? Creative didn’t leave them in the dust, as the Super X-Fi Carrier features the company’s Super X-Fi Headphone Holography through the unit’s headphone output. The name is weird, but the tech recreates a surround speaker system’s soundstage and promises cinematic audio for headphones. Super X-Fi Headphone Holography works best with some of Creative’s headphones since they have the tech built inside of them. However, you can get the Super X-Fi adapter and have the tech work with any pair of headphones you have.
Rounding out the Super X-Fi Carrier’s features is its wide range of connectivity options. The soundbar has Bluetooth support, USB-C and USB-A ports, an HDMI eARC port for those who want lossless and uncompressed HD audio, and two HDMI 2.1 inputs.
The Creative Super X-Fi will launch in Q2 2020 in the U.S. The company didn’t provide details on the exact price or availability in other regions.