Sound Blaster Roar

Compact Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with NFC

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Features

Defying the Laws of Acoustic Engineering

A portable Bluetooth wireless speaker (no larger than a booklet) does not only look great, but also has powerful audio and kickass thumping bass. On top of that, it must have a big battery, great killer features and an unbeatable killer price.

How could all these be possible? It was like defying the law of gravity!

We razed through countless designs and built many different prototypes to stretch the limits of the possibilities. Numerous times we crossed into the terrains of the impossible...

Find out how »

Killer Audio

Mind-blowing 5 drivers powered by 2 high-performance amplifiers. Built-in subwoofer for kickass thumping bass. Further enhanced with proprietary ROAR, TeraBass & MegaStereo technologies.

Killer Looks

Award-winning stylish and compact design. Bagged the prestigious international 2014 Red Dot Award for its amalgamation of precise audio engineering and minimalist design.

Killer Features

AAC & aptX for high-quality audio, NFC, MP3 player, voice recorder, speakerphone, 6000 mAh Li-ion battery, battery bank, Bedtime listening mode, USB Sound Blaster, siren, and Link Security to configure Bluetooth for different usage scenarios.

Killer Price

Outperforms wireless speakers twice its price! Made possible by removing the middle-men and going direct.

Audio Performance

Bi-amplified Design: Two Amps, Not One

Most portable speakers utilize a single amplifier to reproduce the entire audio spectrum. With a single amplifier design, much demand goes into reproducing the lows and mids, which compromises the delivery of the highs. On the other hand, the Sound Blaster Roar utilizes two amplifiers - one dedicated to driving lows and mids, while another which is solely dedicated to deliver the high frequencies. This allows the speaker to produce uncompromisingly clear, high definition, and well-balanced music. The top-firing bass and mid-level driver is also laid horizontally, reducing the speaker's center of gravity, thus stabilizing it.

Space-filling Dispersion

While many other portable speakers produce small, constrained sound, the Sound Blaster Roar is designed to deliver space-filling audio. That's because we have incorporated far-field high frequency drivers in the Sound Blaster Roar, and these project audio further than other speakers of its class. This is complemented by the boxer-style layout, which also delivers a room-filling, non-sweet spot-specific audio experience.

ROAR: Instant No-holds-barred Audio Power

Most portable speakers either focus on audio power, thus compromising audio fidelity, or vice versa; removing the power of choice from end users. The Sound Blaster Roar is designed to be different. By default, it produces balanced, high-fidelity audio. And in scenarios where sheer audio power is needed - in large parties and social gatherings, for instance - users can press the ROAR button that instantly boosts the loudness, depth and spaciousness of the audio.

TeraBass: Optimal Bass Even at Low Volumes

The Sound Blaster Roar's TeraBass is an intelligent feature that provides bass boost to compensate for the loss of perceived bass during low-level listening, such as at night or less-than-ideal acoustic environments. The bass compensation level will be reduced as the playback volume increases till it reaches the maximum dynamic output, where no processing is applied. Also, TeraBass can be switched off if the bass compensation is not desired.

MegaStereo: Double the Roar, Double the Power!

The Sound Blaster Roar already delivers an amazing stereo audio performance on its own. Now, imagine the audio performance you will experience with two units of Sound Blaster Roar! Using the MegaStereo Cable, you can link up two units of Sound Blaster Roar to create a mega stereo experience of left+left and right+right channels to achieve a wider sound stage, giving you even more powerful, all-encompassing audio for your music, movies and games!1

Enslave Other Speakers

You can also have fun "enslaving" other speakers by connecting them to the Sound Blaster Roar with the MegaStereo Cable.

Advanced High-definition Audio Codecs: aptX® and AAC

The Sound Blaster Roar supports aptX and AAC, which are advanced HD codecs that deliver high quality audio for Bluetooth transmission. These codecs — supported by branded Android phones and the iPhone, are crucial for great wireless audio and they are not even found in many expensive wireless speakers.

5-driver Design

Clean, Powerful Bass

The active 2.5″ driver pumps out impressive bass. Directing the audio upwards also stabilizes the speaker and provides for a wider soundstage that does not require the listener to be situated in the audio sweet spot.

Even More Bass Enhancement

Not only that, it is further complemented and enhanced with dual opposing, side-firing passive radiators that widen the soundstage dramatically.

Acoustically Optimized Speaker Design

The rigid monocoque endo-skeletal chassis has fewer internal components that vibrate individually. This translates to lesser energy wastage and better audio quality.

Compact, Powerful, High Frequency Drivers

Durable and lightweight high-frequency drivers deliver balanced highs. These dual 1.5” premium drivers are also designed to provide far-field high-frequency dispersion.

Your Mobile Companion

Take the Roar with You

Sound Blaster Roar's built-in 6000mAh battery makes it highly portable, giving you the flexibility to place it anywhere or to bring it along with you.

Play your music non-stop for up to eight hours2. When it runs out of juice, simply charge it with the proprietary power adaptor or the micro USB cable.

Charge Your Smartphone

With its high-capacity built-in 6000mAh Li-ion battery, Sound Blaster Roar acts as a charger for your smartphone, whenever you need backup power.

Convenient Hands-free Calls

Holding on to your phone throughout a lengthy call can be tiresome. Conduct hands-free conversations with Sound Blaster Roar by simply speaking through its built-in microphone.

Connectivity

Tap and Play

All it takes is a tap, to pair your NFC-enabled device wirelessly with the Sound Blaster Roar.

If your phone is not NFC-enabled, you can always connect via Bluetooth the good old-fashioned way.

External Sound Blaster by USB Audio

The Sound Blaster Roar is more than just a wireless speaker for smart devices. Users can connect their devices to their PCs or Macs via USB to enjoy clear digital audio.

Connecting the speaker via USB enables advanced PC audio processing through the downloadable software - the Sound Blaster Control Panel and full access to the SBX Pro Studio™ suite of technologies that intelligently enhance audio in real time.

USB Audio for Your PS4

You can also connect the Sound Blaster Roar to your PlayStation 43 console via the micro USB cable directly to enjoy all that action with punchy bass and audio clarity.

Link Security: Your Speaker, Your Rules

There are many ways to maintain Bluetooth connectivity. The Sound Blaster Roar has just about the most comprehensive and versatile connectivity options available for a portable wireless speaker. Three modes are available. Default Creative Bluetooth Multipoint (LS2), Friendly (LS1) and Free-For-All (LS OFF).

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    LS Mode 2: (Default) Creative Bluetooth Multipoint Mode

    Allows you to connect up to two Bluetooth devices at the same time - while playing music on one device anytime. This mode requires the music to stop playing before the next pairing/connection of another device.

    Great for situations when you've connected to one or two Bluetooth devices and you don't wish to share your Sound Blaster Roar with another person trying to connect to the speaker...You're in control!

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    LS Mode 1: “Friendly Access” Mode

    Allows Bluetooth devices that have been paired with the speaker to take control of the Sound Blaster Roar, simply by initiating 'connect' on these devices.

    This mode is great for users who wish to reconnect their devices to the Sound Blaster Roar or share their music. Connecting your Bluetooth device can be hassle-free now!

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    LS OFF Mode: “Free For All Access” Mode

    On this mode, Sound Blaster Roar is in discoverable mode even with 1 device connected via Bluetooth.

    This mode is great for anyone at a party or a business meeting who wants to wirelessly connect to the Sound Blaster Roar and share music - and it's done without having to actually touch the speaker. Anyone can take control of the Sound Blaster Roar instantly!

Play or Record via the microSD Card Slot

Integrated MP3/WMA/WAV Player

Simply insert a microSD card4 storing your favorite songs and push the Play button to enjoy. It makes a great option if you do not wish to commit your mobile phone to music playback.

Integrated Audio and Voice Recorder

The Sound Blaster Roar's voice or audio recorder allows recording of audio directly into a microSD card4. You can even record voice calls!

User Guides

Get the Most Out of Your Sound Blaster Roar

Get acquainted with the Sound Blaster Roar's control, connectors and connectivity options in User Experience Guide. If you are also interested in knowing more about this technological marvel, simply refer to the White Paper, where you can find a detailed account of the speaker's architecture and technologies.

Read User Experience Guide Read White Paper

Award-winning Design

reddot award 2014 winner

Award-winning stylish and compact design. Bagging the prestigious international 2014 Red Dot Award for its amalgamation of precise audio engineering and minimalist design.

President's Design Award Singapore 2014: Design of the Year

President's Design Award Singapore 2014: Design of the Year

The Jury commended the designers and praised the end-to-end design professionalism demonstrated in the project.

"This (Sound Blaster Roar) is a premium wireless speaker that is extremely well priced in a competitive market. As an example of industrial design, this is as good as it gets. The execution of the design is seamless and should be held as a benchmark for others to follow.

The Sound Blaster Roar's compact form, design language, simple user interface, material selection, branding, packaging and detailed engineering of the internal components, all show that this is a world-class product.

Its sound quality is phenomenal and will challenge similar products on the market. The unit has an excellent user interface, with a considered approach to the grouping of function buttons. The use of integrated moulded rubber in the design has been meticulously detailed and gives the product a premium quality."

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1 Only audio playback from Bluetooth®, MicroSD card and USB audio via PC/Mac are supported when the MegaStereo Cable is in use. While using MegaStereo feature, the audio may sound unbalanced when the Sound Blaster Roar is running on battery mode after an extended period of time. This is due to the difference in individual speaker battery levels. For optimum performance, it is recommended to connect both speakers to their power adapters.

2 Actual battery life will vary with use, settings and environmental conditions.

3 System requirement: PS4 firmware 2.03 and above.

4 Supports microSD or microSDHC cards up to 32GB formatted in FAT/FAT32. Supported audio formats: MP3, WMA and WAV (16 bit 48kHz PCM). Supports MP3 and WMA up to 320kbps. Does not support WMA Pro/Lossless.

Taking the Market by Storm

Right from the get-go, the Sound Blaster Roar began attracting fans with its amazing audio prowess. Within days of its launch in the U.S., the Sound Blaster Roar has secured the “Best Seller” status in various categories across Amazon. The recognition has now gained momentum and it's very well received around the world, from Europe to the Far East, and many more regions.

Tech reviewers and proud owners of the Sound Blaster Roar alike have been leaving us independent 5-star reviews and have unabashedly shared the joy that the speaker has given them. Many have described the Sound Blaster Roar as one of the best speakers they've listened to. Not surprisingly, many owners took a notch further, and have gone to get their second unit, along with the MegaStereo Cable for an even wider sound stage, with twice the punch.

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REVIEWS

Digital Trends

Clearly, the Roar was designed to be the musical backbone of a party. A dedicated “roar” button offers one-press access to a bolder, louder sound signature with beefed up bass and more scintillating treble — a bonus in the outdoors, where a lack of reflective surfaces can make a speaker sound anemic.

Sound Blaster Roar

2015-06-30

The Hindu Business Line

We will recommend this speaker to everyone – it is great value for the price and the spacious, rich sound quality will surprise you. For audiophiles, here is a tip – you can actually tune the speaker for its balance using the Sound Blaster Control Panel software for PCs and Macs.

Sound Blaster Roar

2015-02-09

The Hindu Business Line

Don’t be fooled by its compact dimensions, it packs a solid punch. Even better than just delivering great sound quality, this Bluetooth speaker can also be used like a power bank to charge your handset or tablet.

Sound Blaster Roar

2015-02-09

Customer Reviews

jjceo

This speaker has excellent sound, great bass and crystal clear treble. It has good stability at high volumes with no noise or rattling. The wireless music sounds as good as the wired connections using state of the art data transmission technology. This speaker was built to party! This speaker is a 5 star and it deserves even a higher rating.

MCCT

Sound wise was good; bass was tight & highs were crisp. The ROAR shines at normal to high volume (not max volume) and sounds better when it is further from me (say 1 m). I use it primary for movie and gaming and it serves me well for that purpose.

K. Groh

I've always wanted that high end sound but could never afford the kind of speaker that produced it… Until now. Sound Blaster has thought about just about everything that makes the listening experience amazing and easy. Lots of features, amazing sound, compact size. And it comes with a carry case as well! This is well worth the investment.

A Closer Look

System Requirements

  • For wireless streaming:
  • Compatible Bluetooth devices that support the Stereo Bluetooth Profile (A2DP)
  • For playback or recording via microSD slot:
  • microSD or microSDHC cards up to 32GB formatted in FAT/FAT32.
    Common audio formats such as MP3, WMA and WAV.
    (MP3 and WMA up to 320kbps).
  • For one-touch pairing:
  • NFC-enabled devices
  • For phone calls:
  • Compatible Bluetooth smartphones that support the Hands-Free Profile (HFP)
  • For direct connection to Line-in jack:
  • Analog audio devices with a 3.5mm output or RCA output
  • For Sound Blaster Control Panel:
  • For Windows® OS
  • Intel Core™2 Duo processor 2.2 GHz, AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core or equivalent processor
    Microsoft® Windows 10, Microsoft Windows 8.1 32-bit or 64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit or 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit
    1GB RAM
    600MB of free hard disk space
    Available USB 1.1, 2.0 or 3.0 port
    Internet connection (optional)
  • For Mac OS
  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor 2.8 GHz
    Mac OS X 10.6 and above
    1GB RAM
    600MB of free hard disk space
    Available USB 2.0 port
    Internet connection (optional)

Package Contents

  • Sound Blaster Roar
  • Power adapter
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guides

Warranty

1-year Limited Hardware Warranty

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