A portable Bluetooth wireless speaker (no larger than a booklet) does not only 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...
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Most portable speakers utilize a single amplifier to reproduce the entire audio spectrum. With a single amplifier design, much demand goes into reproducing the lows and mids, which compromises the delivery of the highs. On the other hand, the Sound Blaster Roar utilizes two amplifiers - one dedicated to driving lows and mids, while another which is solely dedicated to deliver the high frequencies. This allows the speaker to produce uncompromisingly clear, high definition, and 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 other speakers of its class. This is complemented by the boxer-style layout, which also delivers a room-filling, non-sweet spot-specific audio experience.
Most portable speakers either focus on audio power, thus compromising audio fidelity, or vice versa; removing 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 - in large parties and social gatherings, for instance - users can press the ROAR button that instantly boosts the loudness, depth and spaciousness of the audio.
The Sound Blaster Roar'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.
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
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, which are 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 they are not even found in 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. When it runs out of juice, simply charge it with the proprietary power adaptor or the micro USB cable.
With its high-capacity built-in 6000mAh Li-ion battery, Sound Blaster Roar acts as a charger for your smartphone, whenever you need backup power.
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 with the Sound Blaster Roar.
If your phone is not NFC-enabled, you can always connect via Bluetooth the good old-fashioned way.
The Sound Blaster Roar is more than just a wireless speaker for smart devices. Users can connect their devices to their PCs or Macs via USB to enjoy clear digital audio.
Connecting the speaker via 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.
You can also connect the Sound Blaster Roar to your PlayStation 43 console via the micro USB cable directly to enjoy all that action with punchy bass and audio clarity.
Simply insert a microSD card4 storing your favorite songs and push the Play button to enjoy. It makes a great option if you do not wish to commit your mobile phone to music playback.
The Sound Blaster Roar's voice or audio recorder allows recording of audio directly into a microSD card4. You can even record voice calls!
Get acquainted with the Sound Blaster Roar's control, connectors and connectivity options in User Experience Guide. If you are also interested in knowing more about this technological marvel, simply refer to the White Paper, where you can find a detailed account of the speaker's architecture and technologies.
Award-winning stylish and compact design. Bagging the prestigious international 2014 Red Dot Award for its amalgamation of precise audio engineering and minimalist design.
The Jury commended the designers and praised the end-to-end design professionalism demonstrated in the project.
"This (Sound Blaster Roar) is a premium wireless speaker that is extremely well priced in a competitive market. As an example of industrial design, this is as good as it gets. The execution of the design is seamless and should be held as a benchmark for others to follow.
The Sound Blaster Roar's compact form, design language, simple user interface, material selection, branding, packaging and detailed engineering of the internal components, all show that this is a world-class product.
Its sound quality is phenomenal and will challenge similar products on the market. The unit has an excellent user interface, with a considered approach to the grouping of function buttons. The use of integrated moulded rubber in the design has been meticulously detailed and gives the product a premium quality."
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, settings and environmental conditions.
3 System requirement: PS4 firmware 2.03 and above.
4 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.
Right from the get-go, the Sound Blaster Roar began attracting fans with its amazing audio prowess. Within days of its launch in the U.S., the Sound Blaster Roar has secured the Best Seller status in various categories across Amazon. The recognition has now gained momentum and it's very well received around the world, from Europe to the Far East, and many more regions.
Tech reviewers and proud owners of the Sound Blaster Roar alike have been leaving us independent 5-star reviews and have unabashedly shared the joy that the speaker has given them. Many have described the Sound Blaster Roar as one of the best speakers they've listened to. Not surprisingly, many owners took a notch further, and have gone to get their second unit, along with the MegaStereo Cable for an even wider sound stage, with twice the punch.
Clearly, the Roar was designed to be the musical backbone of a party. A dedicated “roar” button offers one-press access to a bolder, louder sound signature with beefed up bass and more scintillating treble — a bonus in the outdoors, where a lack of reflective surfaces can make a speaker sound anemic.
Sound Blaster Roar
We will recommend this speaker to everyone – it is great value for the price and the spacious, rich sound quality will surprise you. For audiophiles, here is a tip – you can actually tune the speaker for its balance using the Sound Blaster Control Panel software for PCs and Macs.
Sound Blaster Roar
Don’t be fooled by its compact dimensions, it packs a solid punch. Even better than just delivering great sound quality, this Bluetooth speaker can also be used like a power bank to charge your handset or tablet.
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This speaker has excellent sound, great bass and crystal clear treble. It has good stability at high volumes with no noise or rattling. The wireless music sounds as good as the wired connections using state of the art data transmission technology. This speaker was built to party! This speaker is a 5 star and it deserves even a higher rating.
Sound wise was good; bass was tight & highs were crisp. The ROAR shines at normal to high volume (not max volume) and sounds better when it is further from me (say 1 m). I use it primary for movie and gaming and it serves me well for that purpose.
I've always wanted that high end sound but could never afford the kind of speaker that produced it… Until now. Sound Blaster has thought about just about everything that makes the listening experience amazing and easy. Lots of features, amazing sound, compact size. And it comes with a carry case as well! This is well worth the investment.