Never before has such powerful and well-balanced audio come from such a small compact booklet-sized speaker. With the Sound Blaster Roar, we've done the impossible by taking an impressive bi-amplified 5-driver system (including a kickass subwoofer) and shrinking it into a size no larger than a dictionary. The result: a speaker that is smaller, lighter, more stable and more powerful than any other speaker in its class. You'll have to hear it to believe it.
With its unbeatable factory-direct price, the Sound Blaster Roar easily outperforms speakers twice its price and is selling like hotcakes, with more than one unit selling every 30 seconds.
A portable Bluetooth wireless speaker no larger than a booklet that doesn't just 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...
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Mind-blowing 5 drivers powered by 2 high-performance amplifiers. Built-in subwoofer for kickass thumping bass. Further enhanced with proprietary ROAR & MegaStereo technologies.
Award-winning stylish and compact design. Bagged the prestigious international 2014 Red Dot Award for its amalgamation of precise audio engineering and minimalist design.
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.
Outperforms wireless speakers twice its price!
Most portable speakers utilize a single amplifier to reproduce the entire audio spectrum. With a single amplifier design, most of the demand goes into producing the lows and mids, which thus compromises the delivery of the highs. On the other hand, the Sound Blaster Roar utilizes two amplifiers - one dedicated to driving lows and mids, and another which is solely dedicated for delivering the high frequencies. This allows the speaker to produce uncompromisingly clear, high definition, 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.
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 most other speakers in its class. This is complemented by the boxer-style layout, which also delivers a room-filling, nonsweet spot-specific audio experience.
Most other portable speakers either focus on audio power thus compromising audio fidelity, or vice versa; this removes 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 - such as in large parties and social gatherings - users can press the ROAR button that instantly boosts the loudness, depth and spaciousness of the audio.
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
You can also have fun "enslaving" other speakers by connecting them to the Sound Blaster Roar with the MegaStereo Cable.
The Sound Blaster Roar supports aptX and AAC — 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 is not even found on many expensive wireless speakers.
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.
Not only that, it is further complemented and enhanced with dual opposing, side-firing passive radiators that widen the soundstage dramatically.
The rigid monocoque endo-skeletal chassis has fewer internal components that vibrate individually. This translates to lesser energy wastage and better audio quality.
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.
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. And, when it's out of juice, simply charge it using the proprietary power adaptor or the micro USB cable.
With its high-capacity built-in 6000mAh Li-ion battery, Sound Blaster Roar can be used to charge your smartphone, so you'll always have backup power whenever you need it.
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.
All it takes is a tap, to pair your NFC-enabled device wirelessly to the Sound Blaster Roar.
If your phone doesn't come with NFC, you can always connect via Bluetooth the good old-fashioned way.
The Sound Blaster Roar is not just a wireless speaker for smart devices. Users can connect it to their PCs or Macs via USB to enjoy clear digital audio from their desktops or laptops.
Connecting the speaker via USB enables for 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.
Simply insert a microSD card3 containing your favorite songs and press the play button to enjoy them. A great option if you do not wish to commit your mobile phone for music playback.
The Sound Blaster Roar's voice or audio recorder allows recording of audio directly into a microSD card3. You can even record voice calls!
In Bedtime mode, Sound Blaster Roar gradually reduces its volume before automatically shutting down, helping you save power instead of playing music throughout the night.
Sound Blaster Roar comes with a special mode that plays tones and sound bites at random intervals to keep you alert.
The built-in one-touch siren lets you instantly grab attention when you need to - for instance, at an outdoor group activity or during an emergency.
Get acquainted with the Sound Blaster Roar's controls, connectors and connectivity options with the User Experience Guide. If you are also interested in learning more about this technological marvel, simply just refer to the white paper, where we've included a detailed account of the speaker's architecture and the technologies found within it.
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Award-winning stylish and compact design. Bagging the prestigious international 2014 Red Dot Award for its amalgamation of precise audio engineering and minimalist design.
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 and volume settings.
3 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.
The Roar easily got to a respectable volume with room to go even louder if it was needed, and the sound quality was great, considering its size.
Sound Blaster Roar SR20
Decent battery life, sturdy design and, most importantly for any audio device, sound quality that will outsmart plenty of its rivals are obvious high points. There's a lot of bass that warmly sweeps into the mix - far more than you'd anticipate for a device of this scale.
Sound Blaster Roar SR20
All in all, the Roar is one of the most impressive Bluetooth speakers currently on the market. Small details such as allowing users to choose whether they want more bass in their mix are what consumers want. I’m absolutely impressed by the unique combination of volume, audio quality, and customization Creative packed into this speaker.
Sound Blaster Roar SR20
Roar manages to create a large presence with balanced sound that filled the entire house. The sound was very pleasing and melodious. The 'roar' feature makes the sound come alive. The kick drums really kicks ass. I can't believe this is possible from such a small speaker. Creative has really created something amazing. It looks beautiful and is very portable. And for $150, this is a real steal.
The bi-amp design results in a cleaner overall sound with less distortion since the bass speaker and the front-facing drivers are powered separately. This is essentially unheard of in any other bluetooth speaker that I'm aware of. This is the sort of amplification scheme that high-end audio has been using for years and now it's in this very reasonably priced bluetooth speaker. So how does it sound? Fantastic.
What really counts in an external speaker is sound quality, portability, ease of operation and price and on all of the above, Sound Blaster's ROAR is outstanding. Oh, of course, I forgot to mention the ROAR button. It's what you use if you want to expand the sound to 'fill the room'. It works and it does seem to spread the sound around.