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Creative Sound Blaster Roar

After reviewing the X-mini CLEAR [1] and asking my fellow tech blogger, Renhao [2], who is an audiophile, we came to conclusion that X-mini CLEAR isn’t worth S$299.

So I decided to get another portable speaker for my dad. Renhao recommended the Creative Sound Blaster Roar [3] and besides him, I also read many online reviews saying the Roar is good and value for money.

While I was at Sitex 2014, I bought the Roar because it was at a promotional price of S$179 and it comes with a free Creative Sound Blaster Roar carry-bag [4] (next blog post [5]) worth S$39! The recommended retail price (RRP) of the Roar is S$299 which is hard to believe because I saw it being sold at Challenger for S$229 (non-member’s price) and Creative’s own online store is selling it for S$199.

Here are some features of the Roar:

Creative Sound Blaster Roar - Box Front [7]
Creative Sound Blaster Roar – Box Front

Creative Sound Blaster Roar - Box Back [8]
Creative Sound Blaster Roar – Box Back

Creative Sound Blaster Roar - Box [9]
Creative Sound Blaster Roar – Box

Creative Sound Blaster Roar - Box Contents [10]
Creative Sound Blaster Roar – Box Contents

Creative Sound Blaster Roar - Charger [11]
Creative Sound Blaster Roar – Charger

Creative Sound Blaster Roar - Top [12]
Creative Sound Blaster Roar – Top

Creative Sound Blaster Roar - Bottom [13]
Creative Sound Blaster Roar – Bottom

Creative Sound Blaster Roar - Front [14]
Creative Sound Blaster Roar – Front

Creative Sound Blaster Roar - Back [15]
Creative Sound Blaster Roar – Back

At the back of the Roar, thee is an interesting feature called the link security (LS). There are three modes available for the link security.

Creative Sound Blaster Roar - Sides [16]
Creative Sound Blaster Roar – Sides

Creative Sound Blaster Roar [17]
Creative Sound Blaster Roar

Creative Sound Blaster Roar - Quick Start Guide [18]
Creative Sound Blaster Roar – Quick Start Guide

Creative Sound Blaster Roar - Quick Start Guide [19]
Creative Sound Blaster Roar – Quick Start Guide

Creative Sound Blaster Roar - User Guide Overview [20]
Creative Sound Blaster Roar – User Guide Overview

Overall, I am very impressed with the Roar. The music playback is loud, clear and the bass is simply awesome (I am a sucker for bass).