There are very few companies out there, that when you hear their name you automatically think great audio. Creative is one of those companies. So when they reached out to me to test the Sound Blaster Roar 2, I jumped all over it! As soon as I opened the package, I notice there are far more options on the Roar 2 than most Bluetooth speakers. In addition to bluetooth and a standard USB input, the Roar 2 also allows you to use a microSD card containing your favorite MP3 files. This is key for me, as when I bring my iPhone out to my hot tub in the winter, the phone tends to get too cold and stops working. I really like the ability to use something other than my phone. There is also a built in integrated MP3 recorder. With the USB you can connect it to your laptop and PC and use software to control the audio from your PC. With most bluetooth speakers, you also have complete speakerphone capabilities.
However when it comes to a portable speaker the question everyone asks is, “how’s the
sound?” Let me tell you, it is incredible! Crank the Roar 2 up and let the party begin. I find most portable speakers to sound a little washed out, or tries to produce too big of a sound making the music actually sound worse. Remember back when you needed kick ass speakers for your PC? Everyone turned to the Creative Sound Blaster. The Roar 2 incorporates technology allowing you to lay it flat to fill the room with great audio, or prop it up for more of a direct sound. Their TeraBass technology give you that extra bass so the audio doesn’t sound tinny like in most devices. There are actually 5 different drivers in this device (as seen above), two tweeters, a subwoofer and two passive radiators, put them all together and the sound fills your room.
In addition to the great audio, I have yet to run out the battery. That includes two solid days of painting without a recharge. The battery has a dual-purpose as you can use it to charge your phone via a micro USB cable
At an MSRP of $169.99 you get a quality bluetooth speaker that is built to last and will give you far more options than any other speaker at that price range.
To check out all the features of the Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 check out their website at http://www.creative.com/roar-series/roar2/, you’ll be glad you did!