Local tech giant Creative gives its top-of-the-line Classic Sound Blaster Roar an update with this new and improved portable Bluetooth speaker
Fact; music makes everything better. If we had it our way, we’d be plugged in most of the day (which pretty much happens already) – from getting gussied up in the morning to chilling out over a glass of vino after hours. And because killer music needs killer speakers, we love checking out the latest sound systems when they hit the market.
On our radar recently is the Sound Blaster Roar 2, the second generation of Creative’s critically acclaimed Sound Blaster Roar. While it’s smaller and lighter than its predecessor, Roar 2 isn’t the kind of portable speaker that would fit into your pocket or your clutch with a weight of 1kg.
But we’re not complaining. For its size, the shiny-new machine delivers exceptional sound with the same mind-blowing five-speaker drivers, the same electrical design, and the same battery capacity (eight hours, people!) as the classic Roar. What this translates to: Warm music, clear vocals, a solid bass, and a room-filling audio magnificence that are just perfect for house parties. We played all kinds of genres – acoustic, pop, EDM, classical, jazz, deep house, rock and the list goes on – with it, and the Sound Blaster Roar 2 blew us away song after song.
Now, we have only scratched the tip of the iceberg of what this brilliant gadget can do for your aural pleasure. It has two sound boosting functions: the Roar button widens audio output for bigger sound; while the TeraBass button cleverly makes up for the perceived loss of bass during low volume playback for better balance. The small-but-mighty device also comes equipped with a USB port (which doubles as a portable charger for your mobile devices), a micro-USB port to connect your PC/Mac, voice recording and playback, a built-in MP3 player (just insert your microSD card), and is NFC-enabled. Placement of the Sound Blaster 2 matters, too: Lay it flat to experience a balanced, all-around sound, or vertical to enjoy a louder and more direct audio.
If you’re half as amped as we are with this baby, we suggest ordering one at $249 now – your ears will thank you.
For more information, visit Creative’s website. The Sound Blaster Roar 2 comes with a carry-bag and free shipping when you purchase online via Creative.