Iroar Go Test

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+ Son de qualité. + Lecture des fichiers audio sur clé USB et carte microSD. Donnez votre avis. Qualité et puissance audio. Appréciation générale. L’iRoar Go est une des rares enceintes portables dotées de cinq haut-parleurs : deux de 38 mm de diamètre pour les aigus, un de 63 mm qui fait office de caisson de basses et deux haut-parleurs passifs (radiateurs) sur les côtés pour renforcer les basses et élargir le champ sonore.

  • Un équipement qui impacte sur le poids de cette enceinte qui est un peu lourde (810 g).
  • On aime en revanche sa finition est soignée.
  • De plus, elle résiste aux projections d’eau (certification IPX6), ce qui permet d’en profiter près de la piscine.
  • Connectée en Bluetooth, l’enceinte de Creative délivre un son chaleureux avec une bonne restitution des basses qui sont présentes sans être envahissantes.

On regrette juste un très léger manque d’aigus qui peut être facilement compensé avec l’égaliseur de l’appareil mobile ou avec l’appli gratuite Sound Blaster Connect.Pas de problème pour sonoriser une petite pièce avec une puissance qui atteint selon nos mesures les 98 dB. Et si cela ne suffit pas, l’enceinte dispose du mode Roar (rugissement) qui booste le volume maximum (100 dB) et élargit le spectre sonore.

Notons que l’iRoar Go dispose d’un micro pour servir de kit main libres avec les smartphones. Côté endurance, l’iRoar Go se situe un peu au-dessus de la moyenne, avec plus de 12 h 30 de fonctionnement ininterrompu avec un niveau sonore suffisant pour une petite pièce.

Notons que Creative livre un chargeur secteur mais que ce dernier utilise un connecteur propriétaire. L’enceinte fonctionne en Bluetooth, avec un mode NFC pour faciliter l’appairage, mais comporte aussi une entrée audio auxiliaire jack 3,5 mm. Elle peut également se connecter en USB à un ordinateur.

Pratique pour les machines portables dont les haut-parleurs sont désastreux. Mais ce n’est pas tout. Creative a également prévu la lecture directe des fichiers audio (MP3, WMA, FLAC) à partir d’une clé USB ou d’une carte microSD.

Dommage que l’appareil n’accepte pas les cartes microSDXC, ce qui bride la capacité à 32 Go. Enfin, le port USB (5V, 1A) peut également servir pour recharger un smartphone. + Son de qualité. + Lecture des fichiers audio sur clé USB et carte microSD. L’iRoar Go est une enceinte de qualité, tant par la conception que par le son.

Elle n’est pas très légère mais reste suffisamment compacte pour être transportée facilement. Nous avons apprécié la lecture des fichiers audio à partir d’une clé USB ou d’une carte microSD, qui en fait un appareil totalement autonome. Il lui manque juste une interface Wi-Fi pour être complète.

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So you don’t just have a wired companion via jack or USB, but also a powerful sound companion via Bluetooth. After Creative launched the Roar, Roar 2, Roar Pro and most recently the iRoar, the iRoar Go Bluetooth speaker is now available. Already the first Roar loudspeakers captivate with a rich and powerful sound.

L’iRoar Go lit les fichiers audio des cartes mémoire

  • With the iRoar Go Creative delivers its own app.
  • You can’t influence the sound indefinitely with this.
  • However, you have the possibility to make individual equalizer settings in addition to the ROAR mode and Tera Bass.
  • At 1.5 l, the iRoar is also slightly larger than all its predecessors.
  • On the other hand, the iRoar Go scores with 1.0 l volume.
  • With this, the new Creative iRoar Go is the smallest Bluetooth speaker.

A Closer Look

In contrast to the iRoar, the small Creative iRoar Go does not have all the features. This concerns in particular aptX as transmission protocol or also the optical input. But the Bluetooth loudspeaker scores with a very low price between 169 € and 199 €, which is only about half the price of the iRoar.

  • Included with the Creative iRoar Go are a replaceable power plug, the user manual, a microphone adapter (3.5 mm), a micro-USB cable and the power adapter.
  • The Creative iRoar Go comes in a cuboid design.
  • It is equipped with three active loudspeakers and two passive radiators.
  • These are exposed on the sides.
  • The operating elements are divided into two surfaces, so that the latter can be operated on one side upright and on the other side flat.
  • All interfaces are located behind rubber flaps, which are optimally protected against rain when closed.

The Creative iRoar Go can even be used in the shower without any problems. However, the speakers are not suitable for diving. With its handy dimensions of 54 mm x 192 mm x 97 mm and low weight of 810 g, the Creative iRoad Go is the ideal companion on the go.

  • The device can therefore easily be gripped with just one hand.
  • We rate the quality of the workmanship as good.
  • The iRoar Go from Creative can be easily operated via its buttons as well as via the corresponding app.
  • The Sound Blaster Connect App does not only offer functions of the buttons on the iRoar Go.
  • It also includes further options for individual sound adjustment and exclusive access to connected storage media.

The iRoar Go has various coupling options for wireless connection of a smartphone via Bluetooth and NFC. one MicroSD slot. can be accessed. With the Micro SD slot, however, you should note that only memory cards up to 32 GB are suitable.

With a built-in microphone, you can also use the speaker as a speakerphone or recording device. This works surprisingly well – much better than with the hands-free function of my Samsung Galaxy S7. In addition, on the back of the Bluetooth loudspeaker are the buttons for.

Random playback. The Roar key can be used to increase the complete volume. Thanks to the TeraBass function, bass loss can be prevented. With its design, the Creative iRoar Go fits harmoniously into the ROAR series.

Design, Build & Materials

Because of the remote pages it looks a little more kerniger. In addition to the outstanding IPX6 jet water protection, the Creative iRoar Go has a rechargeable battery with a capacity of 5,200 mAh. This means that a playing time of up to twelve hours can be guaranteed. With Roar mode activated in Bluetooth mode, we were able to measure a battery life of almost 9 hours at room volume. In comparison, the Roar 2 has a battery with 6,000 mAh and a playing time of eight hours. The app supports direct title selection of all playable files available on storage media and offers additional FLAC support.

Thanks to the Bluetooth 4.2 standard, high energy savings are possible. Although the iRoar Go does not require aptX as a transmission protocol, its sound is much more open. Although it only supports SBC codec. Nevertheless, we were able to perceive a clearer detail drawing.

With USB support, the Creative iRoar Go can be used as a USB speaker for laptops and PCs. The sound of the Creative iRoar Go is far superior to its predecessors.

Conclusion on the Creative iRoar Go

The Bluetooth loudspeaker has numerous options for adjusting the sound. There are five sound modes to choose from. Thanks to the TeraBass integrated in Roar mode, a clearly audible bass boost is possible when playing quietly. In the “energetic” mode, a slight bass emphasis can be perceived when playing quietly. This makes the Creative iRoar Go sound very balanced. When playing at room volume, the fullness of the sound increases.

TL;DR: recap

However, the sound can also be adjusted very well in the individual EQ mode. Each preset displays the curve, which can also be changed immediately. Regardless of the selected mode, the bass doesn’t overdrive tracks like Soulpersona’s with its speaker-specific settings.

Only basses above 60 % volume will be reduced, but will remain powerful. We couldn’t find any effects that reduced a bass response immediately after playing. All modes are perfectly tuned. In SuperWide-mode the iRoar Go has a spatial but not very wide stereo sound.

When we used our smartphone’s EQ to add bass during our SuperWide-mode test in SuperWide-mode, the spatiality was completely preserved. On the positive side, we have experienced that every setting we have done in the iRoar Go app is stored.

This can also be recalled by pressing the Roar button without using the app. Thus there are always three modes available. EQ, Flat and Roar. The EQ mode is always the last one to be set via the app. This also makes sense, because it makes it easy to remember which mode is currently active even without an app.

When the EQ mode is activated, a small blue LED lights up. If the Roar mode is activated, the button itself is illuminated. The Creative iRoar Go convinced us with its balanced, powerful sound.

In addition, the mobile speaker is easy to use and offers a wide range of music playback options. Whether the Bluetooth speaker is wired or wireless, the pairing has always worked fine.

Les plus

Le verdict du test

Converted into a power bank for smartphones or as a hands-free system, the speaker cuts a fine figure. In addition, the Bluetooth speaker is perfectly suited for outdoor use thanks to its waterproof properties. Thanks to the extensive functions a price of about 180 Euro seems to us to be a good price-performance ratio. The sound impresses with a good quality. In total, the Creative iRoar Go offers five different sound modes.

Thanks to its compact design, the speaker is ideal for outdoor use. The Creative Roar line of speaker has gained lots of popularity since the very beginning: the first-gen Sound Blaster Roar has been a benchmark both in terms of sound quality and features and the Roar 2 improved on the few flaws the previous model had. The iRoar generation, launched last year, includes the full-size iRoar and the portable, water-resistant Creative iRoar Go.

This is the speaker we’re going to review. Disclaimer: I got a free sample of the Creative iRoar Go from the local press agency. You can check out Creative’s online store to buy a unit. The Creative iRoar Go comes in a simple box with almost no frills: there is the speaker, the power supply (which has a proprietary connector!) with EU, UK and US plugs, a USB to micro-USB cable, a jack adapter and instruction manuals.

Creative iRoar Go

There is no 3.5 mm jack cable as in previous generations. Contrary to previous devices, you cannot charge the Creative iRoar using a micro-USB cable, but you need to use the included power supply. This is a major step back in my view, as I already wrote in the Bowers & Wilkins T7 review, but it seems to be part of an industry trend.

I hope to see it wither away in the shortest time possible. A side note about the power supply: the cable is ~2m long, which is enough to allow different use cases even when the speaker is being charged. The design of the Creative iRoar Go won the Red Dot Design Award in 2016. If you expected a revolutionary design with never-before-seen lines, then you’d be disappointed: the iRoar Go largely pays homage to the previous devices in the Roar family and innovates on those designs, rather than going on an all-new route.

That’s part of what makes this speaker interesting, though: it is a super-refined version of a very successful and effective design. The top and front sides are covered in a metallic mesh, while the lower and back sides (and part of the top) are made of plastic.

The left and right sides host the passive bass radiators, which feature aluminium plates with a concentric circles motive engraved on them. They are protected by a frame made of silver-coloured plastic.

A nice touch is the addition of rubber feet on the front side of the lateral frames, because they allow the speaker to stand vertically.