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Creative iRoar

Wireless Intelligent Speaker with Custom Audio Profiles

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Features

Overview

Staying true to the Sound Blaster Roar Heritage, the Creative iRoar is an intelligent portable Bluetooth® speaker that 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 within a compact enclosure, no larger than the size of a booklet.

Accolades

CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree

The Creative iRoar has been named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree product in the Home Audio/Video Components and Accessories category. The speaker will be showcased at CES 2016 - the world's largest consumer electronics show.

Raising the bar for high performance audio and customisation capabilities, you can customise the functionality of the iRoar, simply by coding your own Add-ons and repurposing the iRoar to exactly the way you want it to function.

Check out the features of the Creative iRoar at a glance. Click on the icons below for the relevant section.

BlasterX Acoustic Engine

BlasterX Acoustic Engine for iRoar

Expect the perfect blend of architecture and intelligent software to deliver great audio beyond your imagination.

The BlasterX Acoustic Engine is designed to boost the acoustic performance of your audio for your heightened listening experience.

Customization

iRoar Dashboard

Intelligence Meets Customization

The iRoar is not just a powerful speaker; it is also an intelligent one. Most Bluetooth speakers allow for audio streaming from your smart devices. With the iRoar and the iRoar Dashboard app for iOS and Android, you can personalise your audio.

And that's exactly where the iRoar is headed. Its features and functions are fully accessible via the Dashboard app, so you feel like you're interacting directly with your audio.

Customisation is the name of the game - from the equaliser to the level of immersion and clarity of your audio. Take joy in creating your own sound signature wherever you go.

The Dashboard app saves your most recent configuration. When you pair with another iRoar speaker, your personalised configuration will be automatically loaded into that iRoar!

You can make on-the-fly adjustments seamlessly!

Equalizer

Allows bass and treble audio adjustments to suit your personal taste.

Immersion

Controls your 360-degree surround sound experience.

Dialog+

Improves speech clarity for music, movies and games.

Custom Audio Profiles for Your Entertainment Needs

The Dashboard app offers multiple sound characteristic profiles that are designed to heighten your audio experience - be it for movies, music playback or your virtual gameplay. Simply select the profile of interest and the iRoar will automatically adjust its settings to deliver the selected characteristic profile accordingly.

It is Really Smart

Ever wanted to hear every detail of your audio, even at the lowest volume? With Smart Volume, you can achieve that with just a press of the button.

The iRoar comes with two modes. When Auto Mode is activated, your audio playback is constantly monitored so you can enjoy your songs at a consistent volume you've configured previously. It also compensates for low quality audio sources with its frequency analysis adjustments.

Are you a night owl? Love watching movies at midnight? The Night Mode lets you hear all the details, even when you've reduced the volume. Enjoy the best, while the iRoar takes care of the rest.

Speakerphone

360°

Private

Your Personal Speakerphone with Mic Beam Technology

Be heard loud and clear with the iRoar's beamforming microphones.

The Mic Beam technology features two modes that let the speaker pick up sound all around the speaker and within a certain parameter.

The 360° mode captures sound all around the speaker, no matter where you are. Alternatively, the Private mode reduces what you don't want to hear. It focuses on picking up sound within a predefined acoustic zone so sounds within this zone will be isolated from your surroundings.

Add a Touch of Voice Morph

Change your voice in fun and amazing ways with Voice Morph. Take advantage of this feature and play a prank on your friends! Amplify and blast your voice on the fly, be it for grabbing attention or directing a crowd. There are many voice effects to choose from!

Remote

Your iRoar Remote Assistant

Turn your Android phone or iPhone into an iRoar remote control with the Remote Assistant app!

Apart from performing music playback from your phone's media library, the app also allows you to access audio content stored in the microSD card in your iRoar.

The best part is, you can view the current track playing from your microSD card - on your smartphone!

Your Personal Recorder

You can remotely trigger iRoar to record via the app and save your audio sessions into the microSD1 card.

5-driver Design

Clean, Powerful Bass

The active 2.75″ driver pumps out impressive bass. Directing the audio upwards not only stabilises the speaker, but also provides for a wider soundstage that doesn't require the listener to be situated in the audio sweet spot.

Even More Bass Enhancement

It is further enhanced with dual opposing, side-firing passive radiators that widen the soundstage dramatically.

Acoustically Optimized Speaker Design

The rigid monocoque endoskeleton chassis has fewer internal components that vibrate individually. This translates into lesser energy wastage and better audio quality.

Powerful, High Frequency Drivers

Durable and lightweight improved high frequency drivers deliver balanced highs. These dual 2″ premium drivers are also designed to provide far-field high frequency dispersion.

SB-Axx1™ Digital Audio Processor

Of course, such a collaborative sound system wouldn't be made possible without the intelligence of our proprietary processor, SB-Axx1™. The SB-Axx1 is an audio Digital Signal Processor (DSP) that enhances your audio experience with clarity.

A custom-built audio processor is utilised across all our top performance Sound Blaster products such as the Sound Blaster ZxR, Sound Blaster X7 and the Sound Blaster E5, SB-Axx1 processor provide the computing power required by the iRoar to enhance your audio in real time, giving you superior listening experience for your music, movies and voice calls.

Bi-amplified Design: Two Amps, Not One

While many other portable speakers produce small, constrained sound, the Creative iRoar is designed to deliver powerful space-filling audio. Most portable speakers utilise a single amplifier to reproduce the entire audio spectrum. With the traditional single amplifier design, much demand goes into reproducing the lows and mids, which compromises the delivery of the highs.

Through much research and development, the iRoar is designed to accommodate 5 speaker drivers, including a active 2.75″ driver, into a compact booklet-sized form factor. Dual lightweight high-frequency 2″ drivers project far-field high-frequency dispersion while a top-firing active 2.75″ driver pushes bass outwards; and this is enhanced by two side-firing, opposing passive radiators that spreads out the bass even further. The compact powerful iRoar also features 2 high-performance amplifiers - one dedicated to driving lows and mids, another solely for delivering highs - producing clear, spacious, well-balanced audio without compromising on the bass.

Audio Performance

Space-filling Dispersion

The result of all this is that iRoar is able to deliver powerful room-filling audio that is not sweet spot-dependant. When it comes to the speaker stability at high volume levels, the iRoar comes second to none; unlike top-heavy, front/rear-designed speakers that vibrate and move position at high volume levels, the iRoar is stable as a rock even while blasting at maximum volume.

Designed for acoustic performance, the top-firing active 2.75″ driver is laid horizontally which increases stability while its rigid monocoque endoskeletal chassis reduces internal components that can vibrate individually. So what you hear is pristine music from an extremely stable speaker, free of annoying vibrations and rattle.

ROAR Mode: Instant No-holds-barred Audio Power

Don't be fooled by its size. 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.

All you need is to tap on the ROAR button and let the iRoar take care of the rest.

Touch Controls

Intelligent Touch Controls

Intelligent Touch Controls are adaptive and context sensitive based on the selected mode of the speaker. The relevant buttons light up to show the relevant controls that matter to you.

iRoar Mic

Next Generation Wireless Personal PA System

Specially 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 iRoar to the iRoar Mic (sold separately), and you are all ready to take the stage.

Lightweight Unidirectional Mic

Weighing at 30 grams and with a battery life of up to 10 hours2, the iRoar Mic 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!

Connectivity

Bluetooth® HD Audio Playback

The iRoar supports Bluetooth aptX Low Latency codec in addition to 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 premium wireless speakers. With low latency, you can enjoy your games or watch movies without delays. In other words, no interferences with your video and virtual gameplay!

Plus, the Creative Multipoint3 lets you multi-task with up to two devices connected simultaneously.

MP3/AAC/WAV Playback

You can play your entire music collection directly from the iRoar without relying on your mobile phone. Simply insert a microSD4 card that contains your favourite songs and press the Play button to enjoy a fantastic listening experience.

Optical Input

Boost your TV audio by connecting an iRoar easily via optical5 cable.

Enjoy powerful high-fidelity digital audio stream directly from your TV with minimal effort required.

Asynchronous USB Audio

iRoar is more than just a Bluetooth speaker. When connected via USB, it delivers precise, low jitter USB audio6 from your PC, so audio artifacts are minimised.

AUX-input

Even with wireless connectivity options, you can put an old school charm in the music you love. The iRoar comes with an integrated 3.5mm AUX-in port for connecting to other analogue audio devices.

Improved NFC Connectivity Experience

Ever experienced pairing your Near Field Communication (NFC) yet you can't seem to get it right? With the iRoar, you won't have to shuffle your phone around to initiate NFC pairing.

The NFC zone is atop the speaker, thus allowing a wider coverage for pairing. Tap your NFC-enabled phone onto the black rim of the speaker, and it will pair instantly. Simple.

MegaStereo

MegaStereo: Wider Sound Stage for Your Enjoyment

The iRoar delivers amazing stereo audio performance on its own. Now, imagine your audio performance with two units of iRoar! Using the MegaStereo Cable7 (sold separately), you can connect two units of iRoars 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!

Battery

Fast-charge Dual Purpose Battery

The iRoar comes with a built-in 9000mAh Li-ion battery that provides up to 20 hours of playtime8. It is also able to charge mobile phones and tablets quickly with a high 1.5A output9.

iRoar Rock

Docking Subwoofer for the Creative iRoar

Designed to unleash the full potential of the iRoar, the Creative iRoar Rock (sold separately) is a powerful docking subwoofer that is part of the iRoar Ecosystem. Get more out of your audio when you dock the iRoar via the Docking Expansion Port. This feature further extends and enhances the mid-range, bass and surround performance of the iRoar. Quick and simple, the iRoar Rock also acts as a wireless charging solution for the iRoar without any fuss.

Develop Your Own iRoar App

Develop Your Own iRoar App

Want a speaker that does exactly what you want? Yes you can! Add all sorts of interesting functions that stretch the potential of your iRoar's hardware - pushing its capabilities, pushing your limitless, innovative imagination.

With Add-ons, you can control everything from what you want to display, the sound from your iRoar, to actions that trigger it. Create your own innovative Add-ons with the iRoar Software Development Kit (SDK).

Join the iRoar community today!

1 Compatible with microSD or microSDHC cards up to 32GB formatted in FAT/FAT32.

2 Actual battery life will vary with use, settings and environmental conditions.

3 Playback of music is on a turn-by-turn basis, with 1 source playing at a time.

4 Supports playback of MP3 up to 320kbps, AAC (DRM-free files), WAV.

5 Up to 24-bit / 96 kHz PCM.

6 Asynchronous USB Audio Class 1, 24-bit / 48 kHz.

7 MegaStereo cable available separately.

8 Actual battery life will vary with use, settings and environmental conditions.

9 It takes 3h to fully charge the Creative iRoar via the included power adaptor.

10 Only audio playback from Bluetooth, Optical input, 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 Creative iRoar 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.

REVIEWS

Forbes

The Creative iRoar is an interesting speaker. Its performance is clearly aimed at those who enjoy music and are picky about audio quality, even in a portable unit. Its virtually endless expansion and customization options make it ideal for music tweakers and tinkerers, while opening the iRoar up for being the basis of a larger sound system if you’re willing to invest in expanding it. It’s virtually a platform.

Creative iRoar

2016-03-23

High-Def Digest

The Creative iRoar has ascended to be one of the most versatile audio devices available today. A portable Bluetooth speaker with a powerful and adjustable soundstage that belie its Bluetooth speaker footprint. It can easily serve as good sound solution for a TV, PC, or game System. Many of the advance features have been intelligently refined to the point that they ought to become industry standards, while its add-on potential is like future tech. Highly Recommended.

4.5 out of 5

Creative iRoar

2016-03-14

PCMag

The iRoar doesn't skimp on the midrange or high-end. It reproduces the guitar riffs in Pantera's "Cowboys From Hell" with plenty of energy that extends out of the low-end, and the drum hits pack just enough pop to give them texture. The result is a sound that, using the flat, audiophile-tuned preset on the iRoar, is exciting and crisp without lacking in bass.

4.5 out of 5

Creative iRoar

2016-02-11

Creative iRoar 6.8 out of 0 based on 2 ratings. based on 27 reviews.

Customer Reviews

C. Buckley

Brilliant device. Amazing sound from a small package. Punches above its weight and size in terms of sound quality and volume.

A Closer Look

Specifications

System Configuration
One-piece
Dimensions (H x W x D)
225.0 x 120.0 x 57.0 mm (8.8 x 4.7 x 2.2 inches)
Weight
Speaker: 1.10kg (2.5lbs), USB Cable: 43g (1.5oz)
Bluetooth® Version
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profile
A2DP (Wireless Stereo Bluetooth), AVRCP (Bluetooth Remote Control), HFP (Hands-free Profile)
Supported Codecs
AAC, aptX, SBC, aptX-LL
Connector Type
Bluetooth, Line-In, Optical, USB
Color
Black
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Supports NFC
Design
Bi-amplified Design
Battery Type
Built-in Li-ion, 9000mAh
Battery Life
20 hours

System Requirements

For Windows® OS
  • Microsoft® Windows 7 and above
  • 100 MB of free hard disk space
  • Free USB Port
For Mac® OS
  • Mac OS X® 10.6.8 or higher
  • 100 MB of free hard disk space
  • Free USB Port
For playback or recording via microSD slot
  • microSD or microSDHC cards up to 32GB formatted in FAT/FAT32.
  • Common audio formats such as MP3, AAC and WAV.
  • (MP3 format up to 320kbps,AAC format up to 320kbps and VBR).
For iOS device
  • iPhone® / iPad® running iOS 7.0 or higher
For Android device
  • Phone / tablet running Android 4.0 or higher

Package Contents

  • Creative iRoar
  • USB Cable
  • Wall Power Adapter and Plugs
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Carry Pouch

Warranty

1-year Limited Hardware Warranty

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