Forget that dilemma. Buy it
Best in class.The only two things that was bothering me before buying it were the battery backup and not being waterproof.But practically, the one who requires his speakers to be waterproof only uses it in such conditions like 0.1% of the times.Secondly we use the speaker for max of 4 hours for any given day. So it doesn't come in my way ever. On an average charge, we listen adequately for 3-4 days.Forgot the sound quality- Amazing. No match even if you are planning to spend 20k
Worst product ever
Worst product ever. I bought it in March, and it stopped working in May. Amazon people have written one year warranty, but they refused to return or get it repaired, instead they gave me three manufacturer's number, which are all wrong Numbers. Nobody picked up, and worst services by Amazon. Genuinely disappointed.
Amazing Sound Quality that fills a big room or a decent sized hall. Even my gym room. Ample connectivity features, well thought out layout and design. Excellent build quality. Haven't tested the battery yet, but that isn't my priority anyways.
8/10 Roar function is awesome Tera bass no use
Looks:10/10Loudness for room :10/10Loudness for outdoor: 8/10Roar function is awesomeTera bass no use.Loads of features..Best for this price .. better than jbl charge 2+
Superb sound reproduction, great bass, brimming with features.
It is a excellent product for music lovers but lacks pen drive comparability Bass effect is superb.
Its a excellent product. There is one point which is lacking that you can't use direct pen drive. There must be digital display for song or audio tracking. If you want to listen song no. 50, you have to press 50 times.
100 OUT 100 Product
Very unique product good sound quality and recording is also good !
that's a 10k great sound. Thanks Amazon
Now ....that's a 10k great sound. Thanks Amazon.
Worth a buy. However, miss the treble at ...
Worth a buy.However, miss the treble at times.
Not for music listeners
The sound is not worth at all of its price, at same price Bose is much more better. Bass is OK but when u listen to a song over all experience is very bad, vocals etc are not clear at all
Worst n Poor Hardware used. Strongly not recommended.
Very Poor quality hardware used. NFC stopped working after 20 -22 days of use n mostly took 20 - 45 min to activate bluetooth n finally on 21st april'15 got dead properly. Purchased on 5th March'15
Not good no room filling sound and the base is teally flat
not worth 15000 thousand.
Very expensive and useless product
Think twice before you buy
Sound is not great neither is the experience. Not worth the price.
Not a good sound quality
I generally do not write review but this item is high priced item so i thought of sharing my thought that will help others in making decision to buy this product. First lets talk about good part - it has super cool features. it has bluetooth and battery support which eventually makes it wireless speakers. Bluetooth is pretty good and easily connects to any smart phone. I connected to iPhone and andriod based phone and it got connected in seconds without any problem. Once connected through bluetooth, you can play music from your device to this speaker. It has battery so once you charge it, you can place this speaker anywhere at home. Bluetooth+ battery makes it completely wireless - that means you can keep your speaker and phone anywhere at home. This is a super cool feature and made me buy this product. Other cool features are - USB port, Micro SD card and inbuilt music player. Insert a micro SD card which has your music and you can directly play in the speaker. Also it has button to switch on/off tera bass and roar technology. it is very compact so less space needed.Now the bad part sound quality - it is pretty average. I would say it is equivalent to around 1500-2000 rs speaker. Though speaker volume is loud enough, but i felt distortion in sound at high volume. I used with/without roar and tera bass. I did not feel the sound quality to be good on lower volume as well. Overall i would say that sound quality does not match with it's high price tag. To give an analogy, i felt this product an upscale restaurant which has good ambiance, great service, good cleanliness (features) but bad food (sound quality).I bought this product and returned. If you really like features of this product and can spend 15000/- for the features and can have a trade off on sound (given the price tag) - then you should go for it. If you expect sound quality to be on higher side given it's price tag, you should not go for it. I believe most of money that you pay for this product is for it's features.
THE VOLUME IS SUB PAR.
You buy a bluetooth speaker for its sound first and then comes the features bit. The Creative Roar has features galore, it can do everything my JBL Charge can't do except it misses out on one big prerequisite feature. And that my friends is the sound. The sound of my 2 year old JBL Charge is strikingly better, more dynamic and louder than the Roar. I also own a Bose Soundlink Mini and the Roar is louder than it just by a hair'd width but why call a speaker Roar and charge customers 15,000 when you can't match a 2014 purchased Bluetooth's frequency?Dont buy cause it simply isn't loud and doesn't sound as good as the JBL Charge. Buy a JBL anyday. Or if you have a thing against JBL, buy the Bose Soundlink Color which also has better sound than this. This is the heftiest and most space consuming of all the speakers I have mentioned in my review. The Roar sounds fine in a small room but you take it to an open air terrace or a park and you'll forget its even there. Really not worth it. Spend your rupee wisely, reader.
Terrible battery life
Got the product from US. Sound quality was good but the battery is the biggest disappointment. Stopped storing any charge within 6 month. Within a year the product could not be turned on because of the battery even when it was connected to the charger. It would power on with a hard reset but would turn off on its own.Since the battery is not replaceable in India even if you want to pay for it, the product is a brick (quite literally) lying in the house.
Sound effect is good but inbuilt battery is of very substandard quality __ ...
Sound effect is good but inbuilt battery is of very substandard quality __ I bought the speaker a week back and already regretting
Good sound quality but no remote to use the sound up and down. Play songs and change the songs.
Not to loud however good for indoor purpose
Nice and crisp sound with clarity, amazing looks - loved it however not too loud which I require and that is the reason I am giving three star. Mind it no distortion at any given volume, would be an amazing creation if sound volume could be high. Bass is there however could be better.
Great sound quality, but faulty in terms of hardware
In terms of sound quality, it's right up there alongside the BOSE SL3. The build quality and weight of the speaker make it feel premium. But, three months after purchasing it one of the sub speakers inside (left driver) stops working. The product comes with a one year warranty so after getting the fault serviced the same driver stops working again withing a month. The employees at the service center said that this is a common problem with this speaker. Bottomline, it's a great speaker but you'll be lucky to not receive a faulty product.
Its a great device. Only problem I had was with the ...
Its a great device. Only problem I had was with the battery which loses very soon and the volume goes down with that. Need to keep it plugged in in case you are throwing a party....which means its basic purpose or being portable is defeated. Regretting not buying the Bose, thanks to reviews I saw out here and on other websites.
its really good for its size, & portability.
i'm a audiophile, the thing is loud, even proper loud for a 2 bedroom apartment.Mids are the shining area of this thing.but its as i had read before buying too, not a proper expression of frequencies, its on the bassy (i actually dont wanna use the term bass, its kinda faux-bass) side, warm sounding. lacking crispness, as one hears from a jbl PA.one can enjoy pop & some hip hop too, so if its thats your playlist, its excellent for you.if you wanna listen to kinda vocals on a piano, in evening, or just podcasts, something will bother you in the back of your head, with all the unwanted warmness of the sound. same with heavy music, high frequencies dont shine.but not perfect..wish i could use it in stereo with a jbl & sony woofer
NOT AS GOOD AS SAID
Value for money great sounding compact speakers
Very good, value for money compact speakers with room filling audio quality. The audio quality is not audiophile bug for a compact speaker at this price very satisfying. Do not compare with bigger bose or marshalls etc and you would be happy.
its a good deal!
worth for money, its a good deal!
Solid Shiny Metal Brick That Roars
_________________________FINAL UPDATE 10 July 2016_________________________This is my final update for this product.I've taken a star off bringing the score to 4/5 stars just for the reason that Creative has recently launched the updated Sound Blaster Roar 2 in the Indian market. The price is almost the same with about INR 2000 more depending on when you buy (keep an eye on Amazon Lightning Deals). I certainly recommend Roar 2 when compared to this first generation speaker._______________________I've to start by saying Creative Sound Blaster Roar is just an impressive speaker and arguably the best in it's price range when it comes to sound and build quality (Speaking of the price at $150 but it appears it's a little bit pricier in the Indian market perhaps that's the custom clearance costs). I've had the pleasure to use this for over two weeks now and I have to say, this NFC enabled Bluetooth speaker has been something rather delightful. Weighs just over a kilo, Roar feels solid with its metal construction (probably aluminum) with matt rubber finish on one side. It's shaped like a shiny metal brick but only lighter. I will not get into the specs as it's already available on the page listed, but the features this speaker has is just everything you would want or expect in 2015.Sound: Of course, the sound comes first for any speaker for that matter. The Audio Frequency Response is 47Hz- 20,000kHz as on Creative website.(To put things into perspective, the human ear has an audio frequency ranging from 20Hz to 20,000Hz) But are the numbers good? It's great actually! While the time I've used, I have to say Sound Blaster has very clear mids and highs and even the lows are quite impressive! The bass is evenly balanced. Creative engineers have really taken the time to set a new standard bluetooth Speakers with its five drivers and a built-in sub-woofer powered by two separate sets of high performance amplifiers. And that's not it, there's more!Bass Enhancing Feature: You can increase the Bass effect called the Terra-bass by pressing the alarm button, you will hear an automated voice that says "Terra-bass ON". My only complaint is this feature is not clearly labeled on the Alarm button or next to it somewhere. Unless you read the instructions booklet, you will not know or if you've read my review, well done!The Roar Button: Creative claims that the roar button juices up the sound without affecting the quality. When did I turn Roar button on? While playing music in a bigger hall or with more people in the room. Does it really work? Simply speaking, yes but conditions do apply. On full charge, this thing can go as loud as a regular plugged in 2.1 channel speakers set on full volume in a living room. But on a low battery, that's when you see just 1 green LED (It has 3 green LEDs on full charge) turning the Roar button on may not make much of a difference unless this device is plugged in (Charging). But still, Roar button works for at least a few hours before charge.Design, Dimensions & Weight: solid with its metal construction (probably aluminum) with matt rubber finish on one side. The Roar's dimensions are 2.2 inches high, by almost 8 inches wide, by 4.5 inches front to back. Weighs 1.2 Kg.The GOOD1. Sound quality is brilliant, true and spacious. The Terra-Bass and Roar buttons increase significantly without loss of quality (On full charge).2. Bluetooth works great with phones, you connect max of two devices. Audio can be controlled from phone as well as the speaker.3. You can connect the speaker to laptops via USB. This is something I personally loved! You might just replace your plugged in speakers entirely.4. In-built Microphone is superb to take conference phone calls. Or any phone call in general. Answer, reject and end calls from the speaker. Note, your phone's microphone will not work when Bluetooth connected to the speaker5. MicroSD can be inserted to play songs with shuffle button. Also, you can record audio by pressing the record button.6. Battery is great, took about 4 hours to charge fully and lasted about 6 with Roar ON and without Roar, lasted close to 8 hours.7. Comes with an Interchangeable adapter plugs for US and India8. Can be used as a wired speaker using an AUX input from an MP3 player or other device.9. Has the ability to charge other USB devices using the 1A USB output10. Has got an alarm.The Not So Good1. The battery is used up quicker when the Terra Bass and Roar buttons are on but the effect decreases when the battery is low on charge.2. Bluetooth works well when in close range. When tested, max. distance was about 40 feet.3. Battery is not user-replaceable. When researched online, it is said it will last about 500 cycles before it dies. Replacement battery costs about $60 which is not too bad.4. Alarm button when OFF, is also the Terra-Bass button. This is not labeled, unless you've read it somewhere or seen it you will not know how to turn it on.Clearly, Creative Sound Blaster Roar is going head on against Bose Soundlink-III (costs about $300) and probably winning. It's solid, shiny and loud with quite an impressive audio. It's got my vote of approval !I will have a a video posted soon. But for the moment, thanks for reading through my review.
Very good product. The build quality is excellent
Very good product.The build quality is excellent.The sound quality is excellent .For such a small speaker to fill a large room is commendable.The is no issue with regard to connectivity.I am satisfied with this product.The only thing I can say is the price is bit towards higher side..
Great clarity in sound
neat product. Great clarity in sound. Compares well with other BT speakers.
Convenient Alternative to Traditional Speakers
Fairly Decent Sound Quality for the Size. Certainly Worth Buying if you are looking for one.
Really Roaring Performance!!!
A compact and refined version of the Sound Blaster Roar. Read to know more.
After the grand success of the Sound Blaster Roar, Creative decided to bring something better to the plate, by keeping all the good things of the Sound Blaster Roar, and producing an even refined version of an already hit product. In the box you receive the Sound Blaster Roar 2 unit, a Micro USB cable, a charging adapter, a converter to Indian plug system and the documentation. The Sound Blaster Roar 2 sports all the functionality and features of the Sound Blaster Roar, while the using the chassis 80% of the original size. The decision of launching something more portable seems to be a smart one. Since we all remember that the only con of SoundBlaster Roar was it’s weight, and the SoundBlaster Roar 2 seems to cover it, by being more compact and lightweight. While being more awesome than the predecessor, this one retails for Rs. 16,997 as of now, compared the the Sound Blaster Roar that is retailing for Rs. 14,000. Is the extra price worth? Well yes, definitely.Going into the review of Creative's Sound Blaster Roar 2, my hopes were high, as the Sound Blaster Roar had set the bar so high. Creative has a history of developing great-sounding gear that performs well beyond what you'd expect for the price. Turns out, this wasn’t a let down either. The Roar 2 lives up to its name. Creative delivered a modified speaker that's smaller, lighter and only slightly more expensive than the original was one year ago. Beside the reduced size of the chassis, there's not much new to report on the Roar 2. There are subtle tweaks instead of major refinements, but what's changed has been for the better. There’s a Creative logo at the centre of the front face when the speaker is laying down. I received the black variant, though it does come in white - If that's more your style. On the left and right, there are radiators which produce excellent bass. The grille that used to be there on the sides of the Sound Blaster Roar is now replaced by membranes that vibrate with the bass. Trust me, it’s so mesmerising that I can see them dancing to the tunes all day!At the back you'll find the rest of the controls and ports. In terms of inputs and outputs, there's an aux-in for classic 3.5mm cables, a USB port for phone charging, a port for plugging in the adapter, microUSB to charge the device itself or connect to a PC and, finally, a microSD slot that can read music from a card or record sound files to it using the microphone. Controls include your standard play/pause, forward, rewind, record, mute and shuffle switch that toggles in what order you want songs played from the SD card. There is also a tera bass button that doubles up as the roar button. Press it once and tera bass boosts the bass in the music, press it twice and the roar mode makes the music a bit louder. It takes away some of the clarity though. This button is best used in moderation. When I tested the battery it lasted a total of 8 and a half hours. To recharge the battery it took 2 and a half hours.With TeraBass turned off, the lows are more realistic, and though they aren’t super-hyped, they still extend further down than many speakers in this size and price range. The Sound Blaster Roar 2 uses bi-amplified design, with one driving the lows and mids, and another amp just for the highs. This leads to a much more accuracy in lower mids. Due to this. the guitar heavy music sounds very pleasant. The highs are a bit blanketed, as it is with the Sound Blaster Roar. So let's sum it up.++THE GOOD++1.) Sturdy design(gives a very premium feel).2.) Easy to use/many controls and indicators.3.) Additional features like MicroSD card support, handsfree calling, Micro USB support, NFC support, voice recorder(192KHz recording).4.) Dual charge capability; Can charge via Micro USB as well as the adapter.5.) Battery holds the charge very good(I got around 8.5 hours of continuous playback on Bluetooth after a full charge).6.) Sound clarity is great(Unless you press the roar button).—THE BAD--1.) Battery life is almost the same as it was in the Sound Blaster Roar.//FINAL VERDICT//The Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 keeps everything I loved about the original, while improving on both the sound quality and overall design.The battery could have been improved, but then, the size is smaller now. This speaker has plenty of features, which most of us will not use, but the more the merrier. So if you’re looking for sheer value and more features than you can count, meet your new best friend.THIS REVIEW WILL BE UPDATED IF REQUIRED. IN THE MEANTIME,PLEASE HIT THE YES BUTTON BELOW IF THIS HELPED YOU IN MAKING A MORE INFORMED BUYING DECISION.
good quality sound
good quality sound. looks outdated like old radio in design. Only lacks in bass, not below 80 Hz via blue-tooth. but i see good bass when i connect via usb to my pc. great for movies.5 star for music quality4 star for bass5 for features4 for looks.
Incredibly versatile, perfect for the home
For something that is so compact and so nice looking, the Roar packs a solid punch. I have a 2BHK house and I have to avoid going to full volume for fear of waking up the neighbours. And all this without any wires or fuss.ConnectivityBluetooth connectivity is flawless and very well suited for home use. I need to get out of the house for it to lose connectivity although it would be a factor of where the walls are in your house. The multi-connection capability is a godsend. The Roar in my house is constantly connected to two phones and an iPad (and it can manage more) and there is no switch over required. Simply pause one and start playing another.However, it did not do well when the Bluetooth connection was from my Dell laptop. I had to connect the laptop with the USB cable to get a decent sound. I am not sure why that happens. I haven't yet tried playing from the SD card directly.SoundFor such a small package, the sound is great. Mind you, it is not what you will get from a full blown home theatre but this is a portable Bluetooth speaker and what it produces is frankly, quite astounding. The Roar button and Tera Bass buttons add some serious surround into the sound which is really required in some of the songs (Pink Floyd, for instance). The sound is loud and distortion free and low volumes always remain crisp. There is enough wattage to cover my 2 bedroom house even when there is a party going on with 10 - 15 people talking.Look and FeelThe speaker is very very sleek. With polished metal surface, it looks properly high end. The weight is less than 2kgs which is heavy enough to feel solid without straining your hands (when you are travelling, for instance). Holding it in your hand, you get a lot of confidence in its build quality. The no slip strips at the bottom allow it to sit stable and avoid rattling even at high volumes. For best results, make sure you place it on a flat wooden surface.OverallFor 15k (Amazon price), you get a gadget that is guaranteed to keep you happy. If your choice is between portable speakers and you are not a born audiophile, I would recommend this over the Bose Soundlink Mini. The bass performance is a tad weaker than the Bose but you won't feel the difference unless you have a very good ear.Go for it. Without a doubt.