HEAR THE POWERFUL ROAR OF THE WIDELY ACCLAIMED WIRELESS BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS
SUPERWIDE™ TECHNOLOGY . SUPERWIDE™ TECHNOLOGY. iRoar series continues the legacy of the critically acclaimed sound signature of Roar with a core enhancement – intelligent customization capabilities in wireless Bluetooth speakers.
SOUND SIGNATURE: 5-DRIVER AND BI-AMP DESIGNEach component is dedicated towards delivering uncompromisingly clear, high-definition, and well-balanced audio. CUSTOMIZABLE AUDIO PROFILESEmpowers tech-savvy users with the ability to customize preferred audio profiles. ROAR MODE: BOOST YOUR AUDIOIntelligently widen audio output for a bigger and wider sound stage – perfect for large parties and social gatherings.
Intelligent Splash-proof Portable Bluetooth® Speaker with SuperWide™ Technology. SB-AXX1™ DIGITALAUDIO PROCESSOR. Wireless Intelligent Speaker with Custom Audio Profiles. “We were most impressed with the highly adaptable nature of the design, the super wide sound, and superb build quality.”.
“Its virtually endless expansion and customization options make it ideal for music tweakers and tinkerers..”. “The result is a sound that, using the flat, audiophile-tuned preset on the iRoar, is exciting and crisp without lacking in bass.”.
(Creative iRoar). Creative iRoar Go . 54 x 192 x 97 mm(2.1 x 7.6 x 3.8 inches) . 810 g (1.79 lb) . 2 x 1.5” Tweeter2 x Passive Radiators1 x 2.5” Neodymium Woofer . 2 x 2” Tweeter2 x Passive Radiators1 x 2.75” Woofer .
Bluetooth/NFCmicroSD CardUSBAUX-in . Up to 12 hours . Included Power Adaptor . Sound Blaster Connect(For iOS devices and Android devices) . iRoar Dashboard(For iOS devices and Android devices) .
Sound Blaster Roar Pro. Bluetooth® Speaker with Wireless Personal PA System. Prefer something classic? Sound Blaster Roar Pro, the predecessor of Creative iRoar and Creative iRoar Go, houses the same 5-driver with bi-amp system that delivers the Roar signature that impresses – whether in the office, at home, or at a party.
5-driver and bi-amp design. 3 preset audio profiles. Audio sources: Bluetooth/NFC, microSD card5, USB, AUX-in. Up to 10 hours of battery life. 1 Supports MP3 and WMA up to 320kbps and FLAC up to 1.3Mbps. Compatible with microSD card (SD and SDHC) of class 4 and above, up to 32GB. Class 10 microSD card recommended for recording.
USB thumb drive up to 128GB formatted in FAT16/ FAT32/ exFAT. Does not support WMA Pro/Lossless. 2 Supports playback of MP3 up to 320kbps, M4A (AAC), WAV.
3 Up to 24-bit / 96 kHz PCM . 4 Asynchronous USB Audio Class 1, 24-bit / 48 kHz. 5 Supports MP3 and WMA up to 320kbps. Records audio, voice or mobile calls 16k, ADPCM wav format. Compatible with microSD cards of class 4 and above, up to 32GB.
Maybe I bought a defective unit? I just think this speaker sounds really bad. I'm not an audiophile by any means. I only have good hearing according to myself and my doctor..
I don't even need extra speakers for my TV and I would not change the sound from my TV for one of these, that's how terrible it is.It sounds completely muffled. I can imagine megastereo would be like megamuffled. The different sound presets from the app barely changes the way it sounds, except for the live concert maybe a bit more.I think the problem resides in the size and power of the unit, can't blame Creative, I guess.
Maybe these speakers are one of the best of their kind, size, but if you're looking for good audio this isn't an option, you'll be extremely disappointed.I was very frustrated because you read reviews and some of them seem to be very knowledgeable people.Do not look for miracles, if you want high quality sound get yourself something else bigger, as bookshelf speakers for example, and avoid any kind of compact or sleek designs like sound bars etc.
While many other portable speakers produce small, constrained sound, the Creative iRoar is designed to deliver powerful space-filling audio. Most portable speakers utilise a single amplifier to reproduce the entire audio spectrum.
With the traditional single amplifier design, much demand goes into reproducing the lows and mids, which compromises the delivery of the highs.
Through much research and development, the iRoar is designed to accommodate 5 speaker drivers, including a active 2.75″ driver, into a compact booklet-sized form factor.
Dual lightweight high-frequency 2″ drivers project far-field high-frequency dispersion while a top-firing active 2.75″ driver pushes bass outwards; and this is enhanced by two side-firing, opposing passive radiators that spreads out the bass even further.
The compact powerful iRoar also features 2 high-performance amplifiers - one dedicated to driving lows and mids, another solely for delivering highs - producing clear, spacious, well-balanced audio without compromising on the bass.
I've been an audiophile for a very long time.
I bought my first high-end audio system at age 18, and have owned many since.
Back then it was a science. He talked about signal-to-noise ratio, dynamic range and total harmonic distortion.
We anxiously awaited innovative products.
Every once in a while something would come out of left field and the entire industry would be astounded.
I place this little speaker into that category...innovation out of left field. I never imagined a small, two pound speaker system with bi-amplification.
Until now, this has been reserved for very high-powered and very expensive audio systems. That's why I bought this little speaker...curiosity. And this from Creative Labs?! Don't they make computer parts? Hmmm....worth a look..and a listen.I was looking for something with decent sound quality (for a small speaker) to replace my current travel speaker, which sounds good, but weighs almost five pounds.
Reading through the other reviews it seems that people expect concert hall volume and clarity out of the smallest of sound systems. That just isn't going to happen.
This takes mass and lots of power. I wasn't expecting this at all. I want a speaker that can serve as background music while I'm working away in a hotel room on any of the four continents I travel to regularly (and..the write-up didn't say anything about this speaker coming with a power supply with interchangeable plugs for the US, Europe and the UK!!.but it does, and auto select voltage too).So, this little speaker arrives from Amazon.
I plug it in to charge the battery and play some low volume music through it for five hours (you can ruin a speaker by hitting it hard when its brand new..the glue has to give a little on the drivers). After the break-in, I went straight to the song that I always use to audition an audio system...True Colors by Cyndi Lauper.
It did a very good job with this song. I was impressed. Yes, if you push it very far past the RMS power level (.707 of peak power) it will distort..especially with a severely limited dynamic range source such as Bluetooth.
That's to be expected. I'm an electrical engineer. I know the limitations the designers face. If you take into consideration the physical size of this speaker, it does an amazing job. A speaker has to move air. The smaller it is, the less air it can move. The designers came up with a passive radiator system on each end that visibly moves!!
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I wasn't expecting that. I'm impressed, and I'm not easily impressed. To the designers from a colleague...and I hope you see this...BRAVO!! This is an overall top quality product. A nod to the legacy of Roar speakers, the advent of the award-winning Creative iRoar Go is a testament to our engineers' relentless pursuit for innovation.
Breaking boundaries and pushing limits, the iRoar Go extols the virtues of Roar DNA, along with the same 5-driver design and bi-amp system - all tightly packed into the smallest acoustic chamber yet, without marring the critically acclaimed sound signature.
Your audio experience comes alive with depth and immersion that makes you appreciate the aural wonders of SuperWide™ technology. It delivers a sound stage so wide that you won't believe it's coming from this little speaker. Just like its bigger counterparts, the iRoar Go has wireless capabilities, and it multi-tasks as a built-in MP3/FLAC player, voice recorder, Bluetooth speakerphone, an external USB Sound Blaster sound card and a battery bank.
Don't let its size fool you, for the iRoar Go is a fearless speaker that's not afraid of water. It is water-resistant with an IPX6 rating so no splashes can spoil your fun.
Plus, there's an app that lets you customize the audio, the way you like it.
All in all, the Go is a great continuation of Creative's Roar speaker line.
To find out more about Creative iRoar Go and other products, please feel free to visit the Creative website.