Over the past few years it seems like everyone has been jumping into the portable bluetooth speaker market. You have trendy brands like beats pushing it heavily and even smaller companies bringing them out to slip into the market as well. Well Creative Labs got in fairly early with the original Sound Blaster Roar but I never took a look at it. Frankly portable audio isn’t exactly something that fits in my life very much, I’m typically in my car if outside of the house and in the house I have more than enough to output sound including the Sound Blaster X7 that I recently reviewed. That said a while back Creative Labs asked if I would be interested in checking out the Roar 2 and I figured it was about time I took a look. I’ve been using it around the house and whatnot for a while and now I can finally sit down and dive into its features and talk a little about my experience. So hang on, let’s take a close look at the Sound Blaster Roar 2.

Product Name: Sound Blaster Roar 2

Review Sample Provided by: Creative Labs

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

Amazon Link: HERE



Speaker: 51.0 x 188.0 x 109.0 mm (2.0 x 7.4 x 4.3 inches)

Power Adaptor Cord Length: Approx 1.7m

USB Cord Length: Approx 0.7m


Speaker: 1kg (2.2lbs)

Power Adaptor: 150g (5.3oz)

USB Cable: 26g

UK Interchangeable Adaptor Plug*: 19g

CE Interchangeable Adaptor Plug*: 17g




Included Accessories

1 x Micro USB Cable

1 x Power Adaptor

2 x Interchangeable Adaptor Plugs

Bluetooth® Version Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profile

A2DP (Wireless Stereo Bluetooth)

AVRCP (Bluetooth Remote Control)

HFP (Hands-free Profile)

Supported Codecs




Near Field Communication (NFC) Yes
Multipoint Yes
Connector Type




Volume Level Control Yes

1 x 2.5″ Woofer

2 x 1.5″ Tweeter

2 x Passive Radiators

Design Bi-amplified Design
Microphone Built-in
Mobile/Smart Devices Mobile / Smart devices with A2DP -enabled Bluetooth technology

Compatible with PC (Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1)

Apple Macintosh equipped with Bluetooth wireless stereo

USB Audio Yes
Battery Type

Built-in Li-ion


Battery Life 8 hours
Charging by

Micro USB

Proprietary Adaptor

Charge Mobile Devices


1.0A Max Output

MicroSD Slot Yes
Supported Audio Formats

MP3 (up to 320kbps)

WMA (up to 320kbps)

WAV (16 bit 48kHz PCM)

Other Features Sound Blaster Control Panel


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garfi3ld replied the topic: #37414 22 Dec 2015 01:25
Today I take a look at the portable Roar 2 from Creative Labs

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