Tech inside the Creative Sound Blaster ROAR

By Promotion | Updated 16 Oct 2015
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Creative Sound Blaster Roar: Powerful, Sleek, Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Never before has such powerful and well-balanced audio come from a small compact booklet-sized speaker. With the Sound Blaster Roar, Creative has 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. Recognised for its amalgamation of precise audio engineering and minimalistic design, the Sound Blaster Roar won the prestigious International Red Dot Award 2014.

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Five drivers with built-in subwoofer

The Sound Blaster Roar is designed to deliver space-filling audio. Creative has incorporated far-field high frequency drivers in the Sound Blaster Roar for balanced highs. It also features an active high excursion 2.5 inch subwoofer that pumps out impressive bass and mids, directing the audio upwards, which stabilises the speaker and also provides for a wider soundstage. The Sound Blaster Roar is further matched with side-firing, dual opposing passive radiators, which further enhances bass levels while widening the soundstage

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Bi-Amplified Design: Two Amps, Not One

Most portable speakers utilise a single amplifier to reproduce the entire audio spectrum and 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.

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ROAR and TeraBass Audio Power

By default, the Sound Blaster Roar produces balanced, high fidelity audio. And in scenarios where sheer audio power is needed, users can press the ROAR button that instantly boosts the loudness, depth and spaciousness of the audio — no-holds-barred. The Sound Blaster Roar is also designed to go low and accurate. However, during low-volume listening, some would perceive a lack of bass in the playback. TeraBass helps to compensate for this loss. As the playback volume increases, the bass compensation level is reduced till the maximum dynamic output is reached, where no processing is applied.

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Advanced High Definition Audio Codecs

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.

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Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity: It’s Convenient, Whatever You’re Doing

Simply tap to pair your Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled device or connect your iOS or Android device to the Sound Blaster Roar via Bluetooth to listen to your songs wirelessly. While your smart phone is connected to the Sound Blaster Roar, you can also take your calls seamlessly in speakerphone mode with built-in microphone.

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MicroSD Card Slot: You Don’t Need a Smartphone to Play Music

Play your music directly from the microSD card without relying on your smart phones. You can skip tracks/music folders via the controls at the back of the speaker. It can also be used as an audio recorder. Whether it’s music or voice calls, you can record and save your audio into the microSD card, with recording controls. 

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USB Audio: Your Personal Digital Audio Enhancement

The Sound Blaster Roar also comes with USB connectivity. Simply connect your Sound Blaster Roar to your PC or Mac via the included micro USB cable, and you can enjoy a comprehensive suite of SBX Pro Studio audio enhancements and technologies that dramatically improve audio playback. You can also connect the speaker to your PlayStation 4 console via the micro USB cable directly to enjoy all that action with punchy bass and audio clarity.

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Aux-in: Staying Wired in a Wireless World

Even with wireless connectivity options, you can still connect your analog devices to the Sound Blaster Roar using any 3.5mm Aux-in cable. It’s all about choices!

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Dual purpose battery

The Sound Blaster Roar lasts up to eight hours of playback time and it’s charged quickly via the included power adapter, or conveniently via micro USB. If your mobile devices run out of juice, the speaker's built-in 6,000 mAh Li-ion battery also doubles as a portable charger.

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