Sound Blaster Roar SR20

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 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...

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 & 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!

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 No-Holds-Barred 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.

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 — 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.

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.

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. 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.

GET CONNECTED TO ROAR

Tap & play

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.

External Sound Blaster by USB Audio

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.

Play or record via the microSD card slot

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.

Get the most out of your Sound Blaster Roar

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.

Read User Experience GuideRead White Paper

AWARD-WINNING DESIGN

SOUND BLASTER ROAR SR20
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.

Taking the market by storm: 1 unit sold every 30 seconds at a Tech show

Right from the get-go, the Sound Blaster Roar began attracting fans with its amazing audio prowess. It was 'love at first sound' for many at the Creative Booth.

The numbers speak for themselves — one unit was sold every 30 seconds in a four-day cash-and-carry tech show.

Long lines began forming at the sales counters and forum pages were awash with how amazed people were with the sheer power of a speaker the size of a booklet. The Sound Blaster Roar was said to have completely outperformed and out-priced its competition in its segment.

From the leader in PC Audio...
Over 400 million Sound Blasters sold worldwide!

 

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.

REVIEWS

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.

9 out of 10

Sound Blaster Roar SR20

2014-03-03

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.

Sound Blaster Roar SR20

2014-03-05

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!

Stuff we like!

Sound Blaster Roar SR20

2014-04-04

Customer Reviews

J. Yap

this is a great speaker

N. P

The roar is an excellent speaker. For something so small it produces sound that is rich and deep. But the best thing about this product is its price.. its comparable to many high end speakers but you won't have to blow your budget.

T. s. Chng

Value for money,....best product, no other product can compare with roar price and quality.....really love it

A Closer Look

Specifications

Connectivity Options (Main)
USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0, AUX In: 1 x 3.5mm jack,
microSD Card Slot
Max Channel Output
Stereo
Microphone
Microphone Type: Built-in
Supported Operating Systems
Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Mac OS X 10.6 and above, Windows® 10
Dimensions
57.0 x 202.0 x 115.0 mm (2.2" x 7.9" x 4.5")
Platform
USB 2.0, Bluetooth
Recommended Usage
Portable Entertainment

System Requirements

Package Contents

  • Sound Blaster Roar SR20
  • Power adapter
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guides
  • Warranty leaflet
  • Safety and regulatory leaflet

Warranty

1-year Limited Hardware Warranty

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