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.
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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! Only audio playback from Bluetooth®, MicroSD card and USB audio via PC/Mac are supported when the MegaStereo Cable is in use.
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. We've also included a brief description 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 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.
How loud is this ROAR speaker? Loud enough to invoke a “Turn that #$%& thing down, John” shout from Mrs. Nemo, indoors or outside, whenever I nudge the volume control on my iPhone upward. Even better, there is no distortion when SR20 is playing at full capacity. It will fill an apartment or small house with sound just as it fills my patio in every direction.
Sound Blaster Roar SR20
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...
Sound Blaster Roar SR20
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.
Sound Blaster Roar SR20