Staying true to the Sound Blaster Roar Heritage, the Roar Pro portable Bluetooth speaker continues to live up to the critically acclaimed sound signature and battle the laws of the acoustic engineering by packing all the awesome components and technology to bring you all that audio power within a compact enclosure, no larger than the size of a booklet. The Roar Pro now raises the bar for portable Bluetooth speakers with further enhancements: Improved 5-driver system, three preset audio profiles, longer battery life, and its ability to transform into a wireless personal PA system when paired with iRoar Mic (sold separately).
The active 2.5″ driver pumps out impressive bass. Directing the audio upwards not only stabilizes the speaker, but also provides for a wider soundstage that doesn't require the listener to be situated in the audio sweet spot.
It is further enhanced with dual opposing, side-firing passive radiators that widen the soundstage dramatically.
The rigid monocoque endoskeleton chassis has fewer internal components that vibrate individually. This translates into lesser energy wastage and better audio quality.
Durable and lightweight improved high frequency drivers deliver balanced highs. These dual 1.5″ premium drivers are also designed to provide far-field high frequency dispersion.
The Roar Pro'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.
Take your audio experience beyond your favourite artist's potential. With the Roar Pro, you can switch between different preset audio profiles with an easy-to-use three-way switch. Select Warm for soothing audio, Neutral for balanced audio, or Energetic for a lively audio experience.
Read on for recommended audio profiles customised for your favourite music genre(s).
The Roar Pro delivers amazing stereo audio performance on its own. Now, imagine your audio performance with two units of Roar Pro! Using the MegaStereo Cable, you can connect two units of Roar Pro 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 entertainment!1
Also made for professionals, this powerful Bluetooth speaker doubles as a wireless personal PA system, helping you deliver a compelling performance in your presentation, conference, classes, or even karaoke sessions! Simply connect the Roar Pro to the iRoar Mic (sold separately), and you are all ready to take the stage.
Weighing at 30 grams only, with a battery life of 10 hours2, the iRoar Mic (sold separately) can be held, clipped or hung for versatile and convenient speech delivery and performance. The iRoar Mic also comes with a line-in jack that allows you to mix music from your mobile device, giving you wireless karaoke sessions!
With the same high-capacity built-in 6000mAh Li-ion battery as the Sound Blaster Roar, the Roar Pro has a longer battery life that lasts up to 10 hours2, thanks to its optimised electrical design. Now you can enjoy non-stop hits from dusk till dawn.
Out of juice? No worries, you have two ways to recharge your Roar Pro - with the included power adaptor for fast charge3 and/or the micro USB.
The Roar Pro also doubles as a battery bank for your smartphone, whenever you need backup power.
Connect your Roar Pro wirelessly to your smart devices via Bluetooth. With Creative Multipoint, you can simultaneously connect two Bluetooth stereo devices to the Roar Pro and toggle between them easily.4
Take your calls handsfree, even when you're listening to your music. The Roar Pro features a built-in microphone and doubles as a wireless speakerphone when you pair your smartphone with it via Bluetooth! When you've finished your phone call, it intelligently returns to your music.
The Roar Pro is more than just a wireless speaker for smart devices. Users can connect their devices to their PC or Mac computers via micro USB to enjoy clear digital audio playback.
Connecting the speaker via micro 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.
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 adaptors.
2 Actual battery life will vary with use, settings and environmental conditions.
3 It takes 2.5h to fully charge the Sound Blaster Roar Pro via the included power adaptor.
4 Playback of music is on a turn-by-turn basis, with 1 source playing at a time.
5 Supports MP3 and WMA up to 320kbps. Records audio, voice or mobile calls 16k, ADPCM wav format. Compatible with microSD cards of class 4 and above, up to 32GB.
6 System requirement: PS4 firmware 2.03 and above.
The audio performance is very good. Sound separation is just OK, but that’s typical of Bluetooth speakers. However, using the aptX codec (with a MacBook Pro) seemed to help in this regard. Also, mid range performance seemed a little bit off at first, but that was quickly remedied by pressing the Roar button. I would say, performance is comparable - if not better - than the Bose Soundlink III performance]bose_sliii_amzn. It’s really that good.
Sound Blaster Roar Pro
With all its features, the Creative Sound Blaster Roar Pro easily earns a spot in our Top Picks of 2016. Not only does it feature a nice compact design, but the fact that you can use it with Bluetooth devices, legacy devices via the AUX jack, as a USB speaker for your laptop or computer system, or standalone with the microSD card and built-in music player makes this an excellent speaker.
Sound Blaster Roar Pro
The combined forces of these two masterful items (Sound Blaster Roar Pro and Creative iRoar Mic) provide excellent value and usefulness for enjoyable listening plus audio presentation.
Sound Blaster Roar Pro
I am very pleased with the Creative Sound Blaster Pro. The sound is full and clear, the bass very impressive and the amount of functions & options overwhelming (but very, very welcome!). It's quite the looker as well (to be honest, it's what drew my attention in the first place!). Just a couple of small things that could be improved. The battery life could be a little longer, the sound profile switch could be a little bigger and it would be nice to have a less lengthy sound interruption when you're switching between sound profiles (or the tera bass / roar modes).
Exactly what I need for use in chapels for music and small halls for music. Sound quality and power is excellent. Have yet to try it with Bluetooth but certain it will perform well.
1 Supplied interchangeable plugs may vary according to region and country.