Creative Sound Blaster ROAR Review

👤by Tony Le Bourne Comments 📅03-03-15

Product on Review: Creative Sound Blaster ROAR SR20
Manufacturer: Creative
Street Price: 129 inc VAT

It has been a while since we looked at the Creative Airwave, and it would be fair to say that the portable wireless speaker market is now in hyperdrive. Meeting serious competition with serious design work, Creative have come up with the Sound Blaster ROAR. Described to be 'the size of a dictionary' and packing in 2x 1.5" tweeters and a single 2.5" subwoofer which is aided by 2x passive side radiators, the specifications are impressive for a product of this class. Clashing head on with products such as the Bose Soundlink range and the Beats Pill, Creative hope that their audio expertise and innovation will catch peoples attention.

On the surface we get a sleek polished metal mesh design that is both robust and elegant, but underneath is a monocoque chassis that tells a story of 2 years of design and precision crafting that has allowed Creative to pack in a wealth of features, hoping to deliver the best audio experience from a portable wireless speaker. It has a bi-amplified design for better frequency separation from the bass to the highs, there is a whopping 6000mAH rechargable battery that promises an 8 hour life, an integrated mini SD card slot, an intergrated microphone for voice calls and voice recording, various wireless connectivity modes, a micro USB slot for connecting the ROAR to your PC or laptop, a USB out for charging your phone and a 3.5mm jack aux input. Not stopping there, you can even link 2 of these together via a 'MegaStereo' cable or buy two of them in a multipack for when one just isn't enough.

Overview by Creative
Compact Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with NFC
Never before has such powerful and well-balanced audio come from a small compact booklet-sized speaker. With the Sound Blaster Roar, we've achieved 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 of its class. You'll have to hear it to believe it.

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