Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 Review

Small but Powerful

While there are a number of great portable Bluetooth speakers out there, many of them are rather loud. Sure, they are portable in the literal sense where I can pick it up and take it with me pretty much anyway, but that doesn’t mean that they are very small. The Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 changes that. This speaker can fit in the palm of my hand with ease and is super lightweight, measuring around 20 percent smaller than other speakers on the market today. The Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 comes with a 5-driver system, two high-frequency drivers, two amps, two passive radiators, and finally a woofer. Everything inside of this speaker is powered by a super powerful 6000 mAh battery. Batteries like this are known for their robust, raw power and their long life. It also comes with a number of features that I’m excited to touch upon next or you can read about on thetechinsider.org.

An Array of Features

So, about those features. The Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 comes with a built in MP3 player first and foremost which is something that makes this speaker stand out from the rest. With the ability to insert an SD card, I am able to load all of my favorite songs and playlists onto the Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 and have them all ready to play at the touch of a button, making it so that I don’t even have to connect it to Bluetooth if I don’t want to. It comes with a voice recorder as well that I can record sound with onto the insertable SD card. With its speakerphone capabilities, I am even able to take calls and record them onto that SD card as well. The 6000 mAh battery of the Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 also serves as a power bank that I can charge my USB-powered devices such as my tablets and smartphone on, too. This turns it into a truly portable speaker because I can ensure that whatever Bluetooth device the speaker is playing from will always stay charged.

Simple Connectivity in Multiple Ways

Not only can the Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 function as a Bluetooth speaker and an independent music player, I also have a variety of other ways that I can connect different audio sources. I want to talk about the near field communication choice first as this one takes the shortest amount of time to connect. Near field communication, or NFC, allows me to simply tap the source of the sound and the speaker together in order to pair them virtually instantly. No more thumbing through the Bluetooth connectivity screen to find the speaker. Just tap and go. I can also use a standard USB port to connect my device to a music player that does not support Bluetooth, and I can do the same with the ability to use an auxiliary cord, too! There is nothing that the Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 cannot play from.

Two Ways to Listen

This feature is pretty cool. The Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 features two modes for me to play in. I can lay the speaker flat on its back and it fills the room with sound in a way like I’ve never heard before. This is great for party settings or other social gatherings in which I need it to be able to be heard everywhere over some noise. The other way I can play the Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 is by propping it up and directing it in a certain direction, better for when I am staying in a more defined area like a pool or when I have it in my backpack on a hike.

Creative Sound Blaster Roar

Long Battery Life

Finally, the Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 has a pretty long battery life when compared to other Bluetooth speakers. This speaker can go for up to 8 hours thanks to that incredible 6000 mAh lithium ion battery I was talking about. To charge it, I can use either a standard micro-USB port if I am traveling or just casually listening to music, or I can enjoy the benefits of a fast charger by using the included AC power adapter when I am at home.

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