I enjoy listening to music. I listen to it often throughout the day.
I have a radio and a cassette player in my car. Yes, you read that correctly – a cassette player! I drive a 96′ Mazda.
I actually have dozens of cassettes I can use in my car’s cassette player. The only problem is that the music is from the 80’s. I don’t mind listening to 80’s music, but there are times I would like to listen to something a bit more modern. Not only that the quality of my tapes is getting worse by each passing year. They were not made to last forever.
Some day I’ll have a car with a CD player or a way to connect to my music via Bluetooth. Until then I have to use portable speakers in order to listen to my music off my cellphone.
I had a small portable speaker that clips on to my visor. It’s OK but the sound quality is not so good. It’s no better then listening to my music directly from my phone. It’s also hard to hear when I’m driving.
I also enjoy listening to music at home, especially when I’m cleaning (it takes my mind off the dreaded task). Having the ability to take my music with me from room to room is a must.
Several weeks ago I was sent to review a portable speaker system called Sound Blaster Roar. If I had to describe the product in one word it would be A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
Here is a little more information about Sound Blaster Roar.
The Sound Blaster Roar, a new concept booklet-size, 5-driver portable wireless speaker that delivers amazingly powerful, precision-tuned, high fidelity sound, was first showcased at CES 2014 in Las Vegas with fantastic early reviews and comments from both media and the general public.
Dubbed the ‘Audiophile Sound Booklet’ by audio aficionados, the sleek, metallic Sound Blaster Roar is designed to deliver the audio power of a living-room hi-fi system with BIG non-sweet spot-dependent sound from the compact form-factor of a portable wireless speaker. It is a looker too – bagging the prestigious 2014 Red Dot Award for Product Design with its amalgamation of precise audio engineering and minimalist design.
A product of over two years of research in speaker design and technology, we believe that the Sound Blaster Roar represents the pinnacle of portable wireless audio, and marks the redefinition of the home stereo and wireless speaker market – by combining wireless connectivity, portability, high fidelity and audio power all into one compact unit that can rest on the palm.
Right from the get-go, at launch during the Singapore IT Show 2014, the Sound Blaster Roar began attracting fans with its amazing audio prowess. It was ‘love at first sound’ for many at the Creative Booth. The speaker chalked up an impressive sales record of more than one-unit-sold- per-minute over the 4-day cash-and-carry show.
This portable speaker is truly amazing. It has best sound quality that I have heard in a very long time. The sound is crystal clear and everything is perfectly portioned (bass and tremble). There is no “tweaking” necessary. Your music will stream from the device in “true to life”. You’ll think you were live at a concert, not listening to a small, portable speaker.
I’m a bass person. I love to hear the thump, thump, thump when listening to music. Sound Blaster Roar has a kick-butt bass. Plus the device has speakers all around it so the music is coming at you from all angles.
Even my hard to impress teenagers were impressed by the sound that comes from Sound Blaster Roar.
I’ve taken Sound Blaster Roar to work with me on a few occasions to listen to music in my car. Even in the car the sound quality is excellent.
You can stream music from my smartphone or other device via Bluetooth on to Sound Blaster Roar. Set up was quick and easy and you do not have to be a “techie” to figure it out.
As if the sound quality wasn’t enough, Sound Blaster Roar offers consumers more great features.
- Creative Bluetooth Multipoint Connect two Bluetooth devices simultaneously.
- Speakerphone Teleconferencing: Takes smartphone calls for a hands-free experience.
- Integrated MP3 Player: Enjoy your music from a microSD card, without committing your phone. Supports MP3, WMA and WAV formats.
- Dual Purpose Battery: Built-in 6000mAH Lithium-Ion battery charges your smartphones and tablets, and gives you up to 8 hours of audio playback.
- Bedtime Mode : Gradually reduces playback volume before automatically shutting down.
- Integrated Voice Recorder: Records audio and calls directly to a microSD card.
It even has a one-touch siren in case you need to grab people’s attention.
These are just some of the great features that come with Sound Blaster Roar.
Sound Blaster Roar is great for traveling and listening to music in the car. You an also take it camping, boating, hiking, in your backyard and enjoy it in your home. It’s portable and meant to go with you anywhere. It’s compact size means you can tuck it inside a backpack, tote bag or even the optional carrying bag you can get to go with it.
Sound Blaster Roar sells for $149.99.
To learn more about Sound Blaster Roar, or to make a purchase, visit www.Creative.com/Roar.
With the holidays around the corner you should keep Sound Blaster Roar in mind for a gift. Teens and college students will flip for something like this. It would also make a great gift for someone who loves music and being outdoors.
*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.