Sound Blaster Roar SR20

The Audiophile Sound Booklet

The Sound Blaster Roar SR20 is a testament to how we are constantly striving towards building audio products that sound amazingly good. This portable Bluetooth® wireless speaker delivers mind-shatteringly powerful audio despite its booklet size, and we’ve precisely tuned it to deliver audio fidelity of the highest quality - it is the best compact portable speaker an audiophile can get.

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Mind-Shattering Performance ● Precision-Tuned Fidelity ● ROAR Audio™ Power

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, 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.

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 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.

ROAR: Instant Additional Audio Power

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.

What lies beneath

Minimizing energy wastage to deliver better audio quality

Delivering balanced highs and far-field high-frequency dispersion

Pumping out impressive bass and directed upwards to stabilize the speaker

Offering more bass enhancement and widening the soundstage

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.

Get Connected to Roar

Tap & play

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

If your phone doesn't come with NFC, you can always connect via Bluetooth the good old-fashioned way.


High-quality wireless audio

Sound Blaster Roar supports aptX® and AAC codecs, giving you low-latency Bluetooth connectivity that's as good as a wired connection.


Multiple Bluetooth connections with Creative Multipoint

Connect up to two stereo Bluetooth devices to Sound Blaster Roar simultaneously! With Creative Multipoint, you can easily toggle your audio sources between the two devices.1


USB Audio With Sound Blaster Enhancement

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


Integrated Aux-In

Sound Blaster Roar comes with an integrated Aux-in port for connection to other analog audio devices.



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. And, when it's out of juice, simply charge it using 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 can be used to charge your smartphone, so you'll always have backup power whenever you need it.

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.

MicroSD Card Slot for Playback and Recording

Integrated MP3/WMA/WAV player

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.

Integrated audio and voice recorder

The Sound Blaster Roar's voice or audio recorder allows recording of audio directly into a microSD card3. You can even record voice calls!

Other handy features

Bedtime mode

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.

Loud Sounds Mode

Sound Blaster Roar comes with a special mode that plays tones and sound bites at random intervals to keep you alert.

One-touch siren

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.

Elevate your audio experience with the Sound Blaster Roar

Get acquainted with the Sound Blaster Roar's controls, connectors and connectivity options with the User Experience Guide. We've also included a brief description of the speaker's architecture and the technologies found within it.

Read User Experience Guide


reddot award 2014 winner

Winner of the prestigious 2014 Red Dot Award for Product Design, the Sound Blaster Roar combines modern design with the latest technology for intuitive functionality.

Fun Facts

Did you know?
2 Sound Blaster Roars were sold every minute at the PC Show 2014 in Singapore!
Did you know?
Over 400 million Sound Blaster products have been sold worldwide!


1 Playback of music is on a turn by turn basis, with one source playing at a time.
2 Actual battery life will vary with use and volume settings.
3 Supports microSD or microSDHC cards up to 32GB formatted in FAT/FAT32.


  • Entertainment Buddha

    Creative Labs’ Sound Blaster ROAR is an amazing portable wireless speaker system that can definitely bolster your mobile audio needs while on the go. Its five driver system powered by two independent amps produces amazingly clear and powerful tones that can turn any Bluetooth audio device into an impressive sound system. Connecting to the ROAR is a breeze thanks to its easy-to-use NFC and Bluetooth pairing modes, so listening to music on it doesn’t require a technical degree. The extra functions only add more value to this already impressive device...

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  • Android Police

    The ROAR sounds killer, and it's definitely very balanced: lows are deep and rich, mids are very pronounced, and highs are a well-blended part of the mix. The combination of the three make it sound like a much larger speaker than it actually is. And when you crank the volume, it can handle it – there's no distortion even at max volume.

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    Creative has used all of its years of audio experience to create a piece of hardware capable of producing a remarkable, room-filling sound and then delicately programmed it to take advantage of the hardware. The vaunted "ROAR" function makes a noticeable difference when used, increasing the volume and the expansiveness of the sound.

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  • Sound Guys

    Considering everything else it does, this is not only a great value, but one of the flat out coolest speakers we’ve seen in some time. It’s not the smallest or most portable speaker we’ve seen for sure, but if you’re looking for the audio equivalent of a Swiss Army knife, this is the speaker for you.

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  • Oluv's Gadgets

    The ROAR is a very interesting and nice sounding portable speaker. Featurewise it beats most of the competition with built-in handsfree, NFC, Apt-X and such unique features like micro SD-card playback and even audio recording.

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  • Gizmodo Australia

    The Sound Blaster ROAR is solidly built, is chock-full of fancy features, and sounds pretty impressive — and it costs a lot less than I thought it would.

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  • Mr. Gadget

    The best bluetooth speakers in terms of sound and features is hands down the Creative Sound Blaster ROAR S20. Well done to Creative Labs who have been diligently working on producing the best sound from their devices for years and have such a great reputation for it. If you’re looking for a high performance portable wireless speaker, the Creative Sound Blaster ROAR S20 is it. Absolutely highly recommended.

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    I personally like to use it in my room as the ROAR is able to fill up the whole room with my music as if the speaker is built into the walls. Creative calls this “Space-Filling Dispersion”. It’s really an amazing experience that you can only feel if you have it in your room.

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  • Music | Photo | Life

    The SR20 is a stunning product with the amazing price and the Swiss-army knife-like list of features, and I have no qualms to proclaim that the "Audiophile Sound Booklet" SR20 is the best wireless portable speakers I have reviewed in terms of overall value and audio capabilities.

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  • Craving Tech

    ROAR, is loud and sounds good. Real good. That awesome sound quality, thankfully, can be enjoyed with pretty much any device you can throw at it. It supports pretty much all connections that you can think of: Bluetooth, 3.5mm jack, NFC, USB, and even a microSD card.

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  • Custom PC Review

    Overall, the Sound Blaster ROAR SR20 is definitely the most impressive Bluetooth speaker we’ve reviewed for quite a while – it not only sounds good, but it’s also extremely versatile, which is all you could really ask for with a Bluetooth speaker.

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    We blasted a couple of tracks at it, from The Eagles' Hotel California to Celine Dion’s Incredible and Katy Perry’s ROAR, the speakers volume was amazing, for its size. Even with the ROAR function enabled, at the loudest volume, the speakers managed to continue to churn out its music, without any distortion. Bass performance, for these portable speakers however, is incredible. Extremely punchy and deep, its performance in this segment has probably set the bar up another notch. High’s were fine and fortunately, not too sharp till it irritates one.

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  • iPhoneLIFE Magazine

    With the number of wireless speaker choices on the market, manufacturers like Creative need to differentiate themselves with the features contained in their products. Creative has certainly accomplished this objective with the ROAR SR20. It is packed with dozens of features, many of which are unique to the Sound Blaster wireless speaker line.

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  • GamingShogun

    The sheer amount of sound coming from the ROAR filled the room and no one in our audience missed any of the action. We have tried several other Bluetooth speakers for this role, but most fall short of putting out enough sound for everyone to hear clearly. The ROAR is now my speaker of choice for room-filling sound.

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  • My Tech Methods

    This speaker also has 5 drivers: 2 passive drivers on the side that produce the bass, 2 in the front that produce the highs, and 1 on top that produces the mids and bass. This allows it to give a very powerful well-balanced audio playback that will fill up an entire room. That is probably the best feature about this speaker. It can fill up a whole room very easily and when it’s playing in a room you can’t really tell where the speaker’s located. You can’t really tell where the sound is coming from. That’s how good of a job that this speaker does at filling up a whole room with high quality audio. 

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  • Inner Fidelity

    I really like the ROAR SR20... Adding in significant sonic control with the SB Control panel software; the ability to record voice and phone calls; the ability to play computer audio over USB; and the ability to act as a stand-alone player with music on the Micro-SD card makes it a product that delivers terrific value for money. This is a great little unit for the business traveler as it's small enough to fit in a brief case if needed, and will help you set-up a dandy little office in your hotel room. Totally dig it, happy to recommend this very cool audio tool!

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  • Tech Attack

    ...wherever you place the ROAR, you get a great sense that its sound reaches outwards to fill the space, which I think is well beyond the expectations of many smaller sounds systems, to say nothing of portable wireless speakers.

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  • Hardwarezone

    Regardless of your budget, if you are in the market for a compact wireless Bluetooth speaker, you would be foolish not to at least consider the Sound Blaster ROAR.

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  • The Mom Buzz

    The solid build of the ROAR put me at ease and I don’t have the feeling of breaking the device upon holding it. It’s not a smart phone, so weight isn’t as much of a concern and it’s portable, it’ll be used for our next beach trip or outside to the pool. Using the device, it was easy to connect and was used right away. The sound was clear and when played loud, the speakers seemed enjoy the challenge of playing various music from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young to techno by Tiesto.

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A Closer Look At Your Product

    • System Configuration One-piece
    • Dimensions Speaker: 57.0 x 202.0 x 115.0 mm (2.2 x 7.9 x 4.5 inches), Power Adaptor Cord Length: approx 1.9m, USB Cord Length: approx 0.75m
    • Weight Speaker: 1.10kg (2.5lbs), Power Adaptor Weight: 153g
    • Bluetooth® Version Bluetooth 3.0
    • Bluetooth® Profile A2DP (Wireless Stereo Bluetooth), AVRCP (Bluetooth Remote Control), HFP (Hands-Free profile)
    • Supported Codecs aptX, SBC, AAC
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    • System Requirements
      • For wireless streaming:
        Compatible Bluetooth devices that support the Stereo Bluetooth Profile (A2DP)

      • For playback or recording via MicroSD slot:
        MicroSD cards of class 4 and above, up to 32GB
        Common audio formats such as mp3, wma and wav

      • For one-touch pairing:
        NFC-enabled devices

      • For direct connection to Aux-in jack:
        Analog audio devices with a 3.5mm output

      • For Sound Blaster Control Panel:
        PC(Windows 7, 8 or higher) or Mac
    • Download Drivers
    • Owner's Manual
      • Sound Blaster Roar SR20
      • Power adapter
      • Micro USB Cable
      • Quick Start Guides
      • Warranty leaflet
      • Safety and regulatory leaflet
    • 1-year limited hardware warranty

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  • Featured Questions
  • How long does it take to fully charge the Sound Blaster Roar SR20 when the battery is completely flat?
    It will take approximately 3 hours to fully charge the Sound Blaster Roar SR20 using the included power adapter.


Sound Blaster Roar SR20

Sound Blaster Roar SR20

The Audiophile Sound Booklet


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