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Sound Blaster Roar 2

Powerful Portable Bluetooth® Speaker, 5 Drivers with Built-in Subwoofer

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Features

Overview

Meet the new variant of the critically acclaimed Sound Blaster Roar which has garnered thousands of 5-star reviews. The Sound Blaster Roar 2 is 20% more compact, for a real powerhouse that packs the former's DNA into a smaller frame. The same five high-performance speaker drivers, with the same cutting-edge electrical design and the same battery capacity. This incredible feat is achieved without compromising the same mind-shattering room-filling audio delivered by the classic Sound Blaster Roar.

Smaller, Lighter, Sexier & Sweeter

Smaller, Lighter & Sexier

The Sound Blaster Roar 2 is specially designed for people who not only appreciate portable speakers for their audio performance, but also for their looks. Wrapped in a stylish sleek housing, the Sound Blaster Roar 2 exudes understated sophistication of a well-designed audio instrument that continues to impress - whether it's in the office, at home or a party.

20% Smaller

20% Smaller

The Sound Blaster Roar is a marvel of acoustic engineering. When we create Sound Blaster Roar 2, we are pushing the limits of acoustic engineering further, to fit the same components into a 20% smaller1 enclosure. However, good bass requires more physical volume. This time, with a smaller volumetric size, our engineers have to work against the laws of physics to tune the audio to be just as mind-shattering and room-filling, like our classic Sound Blaster Roar.

Dual Orientation

Dual Orientation

Whether it's horizontally or vertically placed, the Sound Blaster Roar 2 tunes to your acoustic preference. A horizontal placement lets you experience room-filling and balanced audio. Alternatively, a vertical placement has a smaller footprint but it produces louder and more directed audio and brings the controls on the back panel closer to you. The Sound Blaster Roar 2 is meant to have dual orientation, with your convenience in mind.

Audio

Bi-Amplified Design: Two Amps, Not One

Bi-Amplified Design: Two Amps, Not One

Most portable speakers utilise 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 2 utilises two amplifiers - one dedicated to driving lows and mids, and another 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.

Same Five High-performance Speaker Drivers

Despite having a smaller enclosure, the Sound Blaster Roar 2 houses the same premium five drivers as the Sound Blaster Roar. From the two far-field tweeters, a powerful subwoofer and two unobstructed passive radiators, which are beautifully machine-finished, every element of the design is thoughtfully considered to enhance your audio experience.

Clean, Powerful Bass

Clean, Powerful Bass

The active 2.5″ driver pumps out impressive mids and lows. 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.

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.

Beautifully Machine-Finished Passive Radiators

Beautifully Machine-Finished Passive Radiators

The Sound Blaster Roar 2 features dual unobstructed passive radiators that deliver unparalleled bass reproduction for a speaker of its class. It not only sounds good, its glossy finish also adds a touch of iridescence to the look. The passive radiators pulsate mesmerizingly − users can now not only hear the bass, but they can actually feel and see the powerful bass in action.

ROAR button with white light

ROAR: Instant No-Holds-Barred Audio Power

Great for parties or where a larger audience needs to be addressed, the ROAR feature boosts overall loudness and utilizes the speaker's built-in Digital Signal Processor to intelligently widen audio output for bigger and wider sound stage!

TeraBass Button with Green light

TeraBass: Intelligently Boosts Bass When Audio Levels Are Low.

TeraBass is a feature that intelligently makes up for the perceived loss of bass during low volume playback — all without artificially over-accentuating bass levels.

High Quality Wireless Audio Codecs

High Quality Wireless Audio Codecs

Not settling for just the basic sub-band coding (SBC) wireless transmission over Bluetooth, the Sound Blaster Roar 2 is also equipped with aptX® and AAC high definition codecs that deliver high resolution, higher quality wireless Bluetooth audio.

Portability

Mobile Speaker
8-hour Battery Life

8-hour Battery Life

Enjoy up to 8 hours of non-stop music2.

USB-charging

Dual Charging Mode

Out of juice? No worries, you have two ways to recharge your Sound Blaster Roar 2 - the included power adaptor for fast charge3 and/or the micro USB4.

6,000 mAh Battery Bank

Charge Your Smartphone

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.

Connectivity

NFC
NFC

Simply tap to pair your NFC-enabled devices to the Sound Blaster Roar 2.

You can also connect the Sound Blaster Roar 2 to your PlayStation 45 console via the micro USB cable directly to enjoy all that action with punchy bass and audio clarity.

<em>Bluetooth</em>

You can also connect your other Bluetooth smart devices wirelessly to the Sound Blaster Roar 2. With Creative Multipoint, you can simultaneously connect two Bluetooth stereo devices to the Sound Blaster Roar 2 and easily toggle between them.6

AUX-in

The Sound Blaster Roar 2 comes with an integrated 3.5mm aux-in for connection to other analogue audio devices.

Sound Blaster Control Panel

Connecting to Your Sound Blaster Roar 2

Connect the Sound Blaster Roar 2 to a PC or Mac via micro USB and it will function as a host audio device, like a powerful external Sound Blaster. PC or Mac users can also utilise the downloadable Sound Blaster Control Panel software to access SBX Pro Studio technologies such as SBX Bass, and SBX Dialog Plus - intelligent enhancements for PC/Mac audio in real-time.

AUDIO TOOLKIT

Built-in MP3 Player

Now, you can play your entire music collection7 directly from the Sound Blaster Roar 2 without relying on your smartphone. Simply insert a microSD card that contains your favourite songs and press the Play button to enjoy a fantastic listening experience.

Built-in Voice Recorder

With the Sound Blaster Roar 2, you can record business talks with your partner or a chat with a friend over coffee — all with a single touch of a button. You can even record incoming phone calls when you use Sound Blaster Roar 2, as a speakerphone.

microSD Card Reader

The Sound Blaster Roar 2 acts as your personal file manager that lets you transfer media between your computer and your microSD card, using a micro USB cable.

<em>Bluetooth</em> Speakerphone

Bluetooth Speakerphone

Take your calls hands-free, even when you're listening to your music. Sound Blaster Roar 2 features a built-in microphone and doubles up as a wireless speakerphone when you pair your smartphone with it! It intelligently returns to your music when you've finished your phone call.

1 Based on volumetric measurement against the Sound Blaster Roar.

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

3 It takes 2.5h to fully charge the Sound Blaster Roar 2 via the included power adaptor.

4 Sound Blaster Roar 2 needs to be switched off when charged via USB and may require a longer charging time due to power limitation.

5 System requirement: PS4 firmware 2.03 and above.

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

7 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.

REVIEWS

Earfonia (Head-Fi)

Even when compared with the newer model, Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 is still a solid and good sounding Bluetooth speaker that holds its own value pretty well. It is feature rich and has good battery life. A nice solution for music lovers on the go, or those who need a small and simple, but good sounding speaker. Sound Blaster Roar 2 is a perfect companion for modern multimedia gadgets.

4.5 out of 5

Sound Blaster Roar 2

2016-09-23

The Gadgeteer

Music sounds great. The speaker sounds way larger than it is with plenty of bass that can be set for indoors or outdoors. It’s solidly built and looks more expensive than it is. There is nothing about the Creative Roar 2 that I have serious complaints about. It’s a true audio bargain.

Sound Blaster Roar 2

2016-02-18

Custom PC Review

The Creative Sound Blaster ROAR 2 is truly in a league of its own with its small size, relatively light weight, and bi-amplified design that simply can’t be matched by anything on the market.

Gold

Sound Blaster Roar 2

2016-02-02

Customer Reviews

R. Edwards

I absolutely love my Sound Blaster Roar 2. It is an awesome piece of kit, great performance with loads of functions. So pleased I chose this item over the competition, I strongly recommend getting one, you wont be disappointed.

W. Wong

Product was delivered promptly and buying online was smooth and fuss free. The Roar 2 is a great product. Easy to set up and delivered great sound. Love the colour as it matches well with decor.

A. Georgios

Quality product, very robust feel to it, the sound is amazing and the bass is really deep and warm. You wouldn't think the sound comes from a speaker this size. It's a creative product and as such it delivers. I only wish there were more costomisable options in wireless mode.

A Closer Look

Specifications

System Configuration
One-piece
Dimensions (H x W x D)
Speaker: 51.0 x 188.0 x 109.0 mm (2.0 x 7.4 x 4.3 inches), Power Adaptor Cord Length: Approx 1.7m, USB Cord Length: Approx 0.7m
Weight
Speaker: 1kg (2.2lbs), Power Adaptor: 150g (5.3oz), USB Cable: 26g, UK Interchangeable Adaptor Plug*: 19g, CE Interchangeable Adaptor Plug*: 17g
Bluetooth® Version
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profile
A2DP (Wireless Stereo Bluetooth), AVRCP (Bluetooth Remote Control), HFP (Hands-free Profile)
Supported Codecs
AAC, aptX, SBC
Connector Type
Bluetooth, AUX-in, USB
Color
Black, White
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Supports NFC
Design
Bi-amplified Design
Battery Type
Built-in Li-ion, 6000mAh
Battery Life
8 hours

System Requirements

  • For wireless streaming:
  • Compatible Bluetooth devices that support the Stereo Bluetooth Profile (A2DP)
  • For playback or recording via microSD slot:
  • microSD or microSDHC cards up to 32GB formatted in FAT/FAT32.
    Common audio formats such as MP3, WMA and WAV.
    (MP3 and WMA up to 320kbps).
  • For one-touch pairing:
  • NFC-enabled devices
  • For phone calls:
  • Compatible Bluetooth smartphones that support the Hands-Free Profile (HFP)
  • For direct connection to Line-in jack:
  • Analog audio devices with a 3.5mm output or RCA output
  • For Sound Blaster Control Panel:
  • For Windows® OS
  • Intel Core™2 Duo processor 2.2 GHz, AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core or equivalent processor
    Microsoft® Windows 10, Microsoft Windows 8.1 32-bit or 64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit or 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit
    1GB RAM
    600MB of free hard disk space
    Available USB 1.1, 2.0 or 3.0 port
    Internet connection (optional)
  • For Mac OS
  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor 2.8 GHz
    Mac OS X 10.6 and above
    1GB RAM
    600MB of free hard disk space
    Available USB 2.0 port
    Internet connection (optional)

Package Contents

  • Sound Blaster Roar 2
  • Power adapter
  • Interchangeable adapter plug(s)
  • Micro USB Cable
  • User Guide(s)
  • 2 Front Rubber Stickers

Warranty

1-year Limited Hardware Warranty

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