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NEW! Creative Sound Blaster Roar: Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with aptX/AAC. 5 Drivers, Built-in Subwoofer, Incredibly Powerful. Amazing Price of $149.99!

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  • AMAZINGLY POWERFUL AUDIO PERFORMANCE. Mind-blowing FIVE Drivers powered by TWO separate sets of high-performance amplifiers. Features a built-in subwoofer for kickass thumping bass. Sports more features than any other wireless speaker and even outperforms speakers that cost over twice its price!
  • PORTABLE BOOKLET-SIZE. Defies the laws of acoustic engineering by shrinking the 5-driver system, a voluminous acoustic chamber, an intricate patent-pending heatsink system, a 6000 mAh Li-ion battery, and a host of killer features into a compact size that sits on your palm.
  • HD CONVENIENT WIRELESS. Supports aptX and AAC for high-quality Bluetooth audio. Comes with NFC Technology for convenient one-touch pairing. Bluetooth Link Security control allows you to configure the Sound Blaster Roar for different usage scenarios.
  • KILLER FEATURES. On top of the 'no holds barred' ROAR audio enhancement mode, Sound Blaster Roar also comes packed with a whole range of surprisingly useful features, including a built-in MP3 player, a voice recorder, a speakerphone, a battery bank, Bedtime listening mode, TERA BASS, and even a handy siren. Also doubles as a USB Sound Blaster for your PC or Mac.
  • CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED WORLDWIDE AND SELLING LIKE HOTCAKES. 1 unit sold every 30 seconds at launch during a 4-day cash & carry tech show. Customers kept coming back for more. An amazing piece of tech NOT TO BE MISSED! Don't take our word for it. Compare it with any speakers out there. We are confident that you will keep the Sound Blaster Roar.
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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 9.49 inches, 8.15 inches, 3.46 inches
  • Weight: 3.89 pounds
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 8.2 x 3.5 inches ; 3.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00L3YHF6O
  • Item model number: SR20A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (706 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #995 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

Mind-Shattering Performance, Precision-Tuned Fidelity and ROAR Audio™ Power is what the Sound Blaster Roar is. The Sound Blaster Roar sports a pair of compact and powerful 1.5” drivers with an active 3” high excursion driver, individually driven from its bi-amplified design with two side firing passive radiators, for uncompromising clears and impressive bass. The Sound Blaster Roar also features ROAR: Instant additional audio power that boosts loudness, depth and spaciousness. As part of the Sound Blaster line of speakers, the Sound Blaster Roar features USB host audio and together with the Sound Blaster control panel via a USB connection to your computer, the Sound Blaster Roar can access SBX Pro Studio technologies such as SBX bass and SBX Dialog that intelligently enhances PC audio real-time. 

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Customer Reviews

Sound is really good! Connectivity is crap. Read more ›
The sound quality is crisp, clear, does not distort, and has the least amount of background noise in any portable speaker I've tried yet, even less than the $50 more, Bose… Read more ›
Hubby gave to me as gift. LOVE IT sound is amazing for something so small. Pairs well on Bluetooth Read more ›
This little sound box is HUGE with the amount of sound it projects. It is a nice addition to my tablet with a music service I listen to all the time. Read more ›
You might be able to find a stereo Bluetooth portable speaker system as good as this but you will…The Base Rattles the bones and the sound is clear even at high volumes. Read more ›
There is a "terra-bass" option that adds a more full, yet balanced…The terra-bass option is good for some tunes, sometimes I turn it off for other types of music. Read more ›
But, given the limitations of the package and price, I’d say they've done an…The mega-bass mode does a good job of extending the bass without making it too boomy or flabby. Read more ›
This speaker is AWESOME! the bass is just excellent, it plays very loudly with little distortion and has lots of nifty features. I compared it directly to a Bose SoundLink… Read more ›
Certain surfaces increase treble or bass reproduction, for better or worse. The bass is great in a normal size room in a home but doesn't have much oomph outside. The range… Read more ›
Very clear high's and midi's. Bass is nice too and the TerraBass function at low levels helps fill out the sound. Very happy with the functionality as well; couldn't think… Read more ›
The flexibility of multiple inputs, multipoint BT pairing, Tera bass and USB chargeable all add…The bass response is good, but not as good as the Bose Mini, so minus 1star. Read more ›
The Big Jambox sounds a little brash to me at times where the other two sound crisp…The highs distort a bit on the Jambox at higher volumes but are smooth on the other two. Read more ›
Placing the speakers on harder surfaces…Battery life is great and it lasts for 5-6 hours at high volume, beyond which the volume is automatically lowered to conserve power. Read more ›
Although the bass doesn't thump as much as I like, it still delivers crisp,…The maximum volume is outstanding as well, great for pool parties or barbecues in the backyard. Read more ›
I love the sound that domes out of this thing,…It's volume is great, I don't really use any of the other features of the speaker just bluetooth so I can comment on those. Read more ›
...can't wait for 2 day delivery...I paid extra for one day...It is all worth it...I play it at work at 20% volume...bass is perfect...not too loud not too soft...at half… Read more ›
Depending on their taste in music I play what my…The sound and volume level is so good, I entertain company using just the Sound Blaster Roar at my backyard barbecues. Read more ›
My wait was well worth it. The price is unbelievably good for this quality, I bought, not one... but THREE!!!. You can read all the features that comes with this on other… Read more ›
I am very happy with my purchase. It is all I want and the price is pretty good. I have recommended it to a friend at work and, he also bought one. Read more ›
Very good sound, cool design, far the best choise for BT speaker because the sound is incredible (like the bose) and the price is good... Good Job Creative ! Read more ›
I checked if anything new was out there and I found the Creative Sound Blaster Roar and…The price was good, but I was most curious if the sound quality would deliver. I… Read more ›
Really good product, best price/quality relation in their class. Read more ›
The sound quality is outstanding and gets better with the Roar function turned on. Great set of speakers, and great value for the price. I highly recommend this one! Read more ›
This speaker gives very well balanced and very high quality sound. Mids and Highs are excellent and clear, even at the higher volume levels. The speaker gets VERY loud… Read more ›
This sounds better than either of those. The base and treble are more full. It makes a nice speaker for your office or a single room. Read more ›
For such a small device, the sound coming out of it was substantial. The highs were crisp, the mid range was solid, and the base was actually thumping. There is also a… Read more ›
I had to convince at least two people there was no…Mid range and high frequencies are clear and very detailed at all volume levels with no distortion that I could detect. Read more ›
I've listened to popular, R&B and jazz and all of them sounded great! The highs were crisp and the lows were clear. The other features worked great too. Read more ›
I haven't taken it apart but it seems to have side firing cones or horns on the sides that give nice, crisp bass that doesn't turn fuzzy when…The highs are very crisp also. Read more ›
However, the Creative S20 fits a use case scenario that best meets my needs. Its size is great, fits in my briefcase and my travel case easily. Fits neatly on my desk. Read more ›
Speaker was simple to setup, using both NFC and blue-tooth options. Also, due to its size, it is easy to carry and battery life is good. This is not an audiophile grade… Read more ›
Good: The high volume is good for any room and its size is convenient. Read more ›
The size is a good compromise between portability and quality of sound. It looks sleek, feels solid, and has many useful features. Read more ›
It's very clear sounding and portable. The amount of extras it packs in its small size is amazing. Great for the beach or just chillin at home. Read more ›
For the prices and the size, this is really good sounding bluetooth speaker. It is a bit too big to carry around everywhere you go, however you simply cannot get this good… Read more ›
The quality of the materials it is made with is top notch. Set up was easy and quick. I don't have the Bose system to compare with, but this was substantially less and… Read more ›
I decided to order this based on the other reviews I read on Amazon and I was not disappointed at all! The setup was remarkably easy and the sound is just amazing. My wife… Read more ›
For Manual Blue Tooth setup is still easy and same as other blue tooth hold BT button on top until it chimes and a beautiful woman's voice tells you that BT is on waiting… Read more ›
It's small, portable, sleek and sounds amazing. The set up was simple and it is incredibly user friendly. The quality exceeded my expectations and I would absolutely… Read more ›
The unit is solid and somewhat dense, probably because of the batteries, but it…Setup was very easy and required only pushing a button for 4 seconds to pair my phone. S… Read more ›
Had it in two days thanks to "Amazon Prime" and to be perfectly honest I have no regret in my decision. The speaker was easy to setup right out of the box. The NFC… Read more ›
The design is really nice, not overly sleek like apple products (just one example) where things are hard to change, but also not the overly "engineery" ugly… Read more ›
Awesome for classical music. The design is nice and solid too. The rubber buttons on top have a very nice feel to them. Read more ›
The positive reviews are so true. This unit is so well designed. And having 2 amplifiers, one for the low frequencies and another for the mid and high frequencies allows… Read more ›
With the great design, the abundance of features and capabilities and the impressive (though not overwhelming) sound quality, the ROAR it is an outstanding addition to any… Read more ›
Well thought out design, durable feel, no complaints. Definitely worth more than what i paid (150) Read more ›
Well constructed, designed, and delivered. Performance is outstanding and as advertised. Read more ›
Bt and NFC work good. The voice of the lady commenting on the speaker settings was a nice surprise. Had to put it away from the woden table as the bass vibration to the… Read more ›
This is without a doubt the best bluetooth speaker that I have used to date. Its controls are very simple and elegant yet it's full of features. Unlike others. Read more ›
Really cool! Controls are easy to learn and see. I was looking for something like this for awhile but when I got a promo email I knew this was the one and ordered it right… Read more ›
It has a tasteful matte-grey alloy for the speaker grill, with…For sound control, there is a smooth, rubberized button area on the top and around the I/O ports in the back. Read more ›
The controls are well-labeled however and very unlike Bose are not all monolithically and monochromatically lined up and hard to read. They are in fact class-leading in the… Read more ›
It is actually an Application that when…The Sound Blaster Control Panel is only functional when you have the speaker connected to your computer via the USB cable. You… Read more ›
Sounds great! Mids weren't too bad here. Read more ›
The Sound Blaster looks amazing, has a great modern appearance with clean lines. The sound fills the room quite well and has good highs, mids, and lows. It is definitely no… Read more ›
Other than that I have no complaints. The bass is boomy, the highs and lows and mids sound terrific. The speaker is uncomfortably loud at full volume which was just what I… Read more ›
I was able to notice a huge difference in the lows, mids and highs on all the music I played and pressing the bass button from the back really added to the fullness that it… Read more ›
The Creative Sound Blaster Roar knocks the competition out of the water. Incredibly clear sound, deep lows, solid mids, and really nice highs. My taste in music, is quite… Read more ›
This box was a very nice addition to my sound sphere. Great highs and mids and a fair amount of bass at higher volume. It's still only a little speaker but given that, it… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

149 of 166 people found the following review helpful By jjceo #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on July 4, 2014
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I just left a party with family, friends and neighbors from around the area getting together for a cook out and a pitch in dinner. I set this speaker up on the window ledge outside of the home we were at and played music for 6 hours. I had put about 100 songs on a Micro SD card and just had the speaker randomly play through them. About 40 people asked me what kind of speaker I was using and where they could buy one. I hadn't even told them that I brought the speaker but they asked the hostess of the party and she directed them to me. Yes this speaker is that good.

In 6 hours the battery still has 2 of the 3 LEDs going strong and the sound quality was outstanding. Everyone commented on how good the speaker sounded and they even took photos of the speaker and told me that they planned to buy it. I had the speaker on about 50% of the volume and it covered a deck area about 45 feet long by 20 feet wide. It made a great background music atmosphere for the party! People could still talk and carry on a conversation but you could see them singing along or dancing as they walked and mingled. It was a lot of fun!


This is the best speaker of this size that I have reviewed. If I could honestly rate it as a 10 star product I would. This speaker came to me for review along with a net carrying case for it. I am not sure if the carrying case is a standard part of the product or not.

This speaker has been developed by Sound Blaster who is a leader in audio for digital and computer systems. I have used their sound cards in computers for as long as I can remember. This speaker is an engineering marvel and the sound volume and quality proves it. This speaker is worth every penny they are asking for it.
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143 of 162 people found the following review helpful By Dave on August 20, 2014
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I've come to heavily rely on Amazon reviews, and base purchasing decisions around those reviews.
I purchased the New Creative Sound Blaster Roar about 1 month ago on the basis of outstanding reviews. It was returned because the Bluetooth dropped - even at close range. But apart from my experience (which I consider an individual unit flaw) I want to address the larger issue of the unit's sound quality in view of the effusive reviews.

The audio quality was OK - not great. My sister has an older first generation Bose Soundlink - which is better than the Roar (and to be fair twice as expensive). Admittedly, it is in different price range; I mention it because there have been many wild comparisons to other products Bose Soundlink (not just the mini), Bose wave radio, $30,000 stereo systems, etc, .... The Roar's audio quality was dependent on location - moving slightly off-axis changed the sound. Was the Roar's sound quality terrible - no. Was it good yes - I'd say even quite good. Was it "audiophile quality" no..... not even close.

But there are so many breathless reviews throwing around terms like "best bluetooth speaker ever" "masterpiece" "audiophile." I would urge caution on buying on the basis of these reviews.

Many of the glowing reviews have coincided with the reviewer obtaining a free Sound Blaster Roar - and while many reviewers candidly acknowledge that fact, I think many more have not. When I received my Roar, I believe there were 100 or so reviews - now about 1 month later - there are 511. One reviewer commented: "Creative has a promotion going on now. Write a review for the sound blaster roar on amazon and get a free carry bag for the roar.
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Length: 9:26 Mins
UPDATE: Aug 6, 2014 - After doing some digging, I have been able to unearth some performance specifications for the Creative SoundBlaster Roar. The source of this information is Creative.
- Frequency Response: 47Hz- 20kHz
- Total System Power: 33Watts RMS at 1% THD

Keep in mind that Total System Power is also at the expense of battery life. Also realize that a lot of engineering went into the design of the drivers, enclosure and the tuning process to eek out the best performance relative to battery life.

UPDATE: July 15, 2014 - As I discuss in my review, the battery is not user-replaceable. This leads to the question, "what happens when the battery no longer can hold a charge?" I posed that question to Creative and they have responsded. They told me that if the battery fails within the warranty period, they would do a one-to-one exchange for another speaker. If the battery fails outside of the warranty period, they will do a one-to-one exchange for $60. That seems quite reasonable to me as the battery should last for at least 500 cycles as is typical of Li-ion batteries.

UPDATE: July 11, 2014 - As I've spent more and more time listening to this speaker, I continue to be so impressed with the quality of sound. It is so accurate, spacious and clear with perfectly balanced bass. I did have a scare though... just now I turned the speaker on (battery power) and the speaker volume was very low, No matter what I did to increase the volume, nothing was working. I checked my volume on my computer, it was at max. I checked the speaker controls and the volume was also maxed. Roar was cycled on and off. Terra-bass was cycled on and off, Nothing made a difference, I thought my speaker had become defective,.
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