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Review: Creative’s Sound Blaster Roar

The latter is a most interesting detail, since if your Android terminal is also compatible, the synchronization process is very simple: simply by hovering the device over the speaker and waiting a few seconds for the process to complete automatically. Of course, if the Bluetooth pairing cannot be done in this way, it is not that it is especially difficult to achieve a more common way: the specific button is pressed for a stipulated time (a color code indicates availability) and simply perform a search on your phone or tablet.

Aesthetically the Sound Blaster Roar is an attractive model, finished in metal and rubber in places where manipulation is constant (for example, control buttons). It can be placed almost anywhere for two reasons: the first is that its design does not clash, which is already a favorable point, and the second reason is that its dimensions, despite its good sound quality, are not very high anymore. It occupies more or less the size of a book, although it is somewhat “fatter” – its weight amounts to 1.1 kilograms, yes.

By the way, that control options are very high, since buttons of all kinds are included. Apart from the specific Bluetooth, which also serves to handle the use as hands-free, these are the integrated options: volume; switched on; LEDs to know the amount of battery (with charge of 6,000 mAh, which we verify that it allows continuous use for more than seven hours); and finally a button called Roar that enhances the sound emitted by the speaker. That is, it does not lack anything.

Sound Blaster Roar Logo and LEDs

Options included in Sound Blaster Roar

This speaker offers very interesting options that make it very attractive. For example, it can be used as a speaker for computers by using its USB connectivity. In addition, it is possible to use microSD cards with songs to play them directly and it is even possible to enhance the ambient sound here (controls for this are included on the back). By the way, it is striking that two Sound Blaster Roar can be used in parallel and connected to each other to, in this way, achieve a better sound experience.

Sound Blaster Roar rear ports

As for the compatible formats that this Bluetooth speaker supports for playback (specifically, it is version 3.0 that it uses), the most common are from the game. Thus, MP3 (320 kbps), WMA and WAV they are used without problems. Here it must be said that you should be able to use some other existing file type, such as OGG Vorbis, but this is not a problem.

Excellent sound, no matter where you look

In tests we used the Sound Blaster Roar with all the options it offers, such as broadcasting songs from a phone through Bluetooth connectivity or using a microSD card. And, the truth is that the experience is more than satisfactory.

Sound Blaster Roar metallic finish

The sound power is extremely high, especially if the Roar functionality is activated (which offers a really spectacular bass boost). By the way, the volume is much higher if the speaker is connected to the current, and the levels it reaches are so high that it is surprising and, furthermore, they hardly allow us to enjoy what is being heard. The truth is that its power is abused a bit, but it is something that is not something negative to our way of seeing.

The definition of bass and treble is very good, without appreciable distortions despite including several speakers inside the Sound Blaster Roar (two for treble that face the front, one for bass that points up and, finally, two passive for bass that focus on the sides). The configuration is perfect therefore, and all this allows that you do not have any complaint about the sound that is emitted.

Inside the SoundBlaster Roar Bluetooth speaker

By the way, if you don’t like how the speaker emits by default, there is a Android specific application that allows you to set different sound profiles that make it adapt to all needs. In addition, there is a computer program that also fulfills this function and, in addition, equalize the sound to the user’s taste – so the bass can be given less presence, something that is sometimes appreciated.

Without a doubt, this Sound Blaster Roar speaker is the best that we have tested to date of those that are considered transportable, offering an excellent design, great sound quality and options of all kinds. A excellent accessory of Creative that can be turned into a perfect gift for this Christmas for a price of 149.99 euros.