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Testing Creative Sound Blaster Roar SR20A

Pros:

very good sound quality

very elegant and handy design

multiple connectivity options

and extra features built-in subwoofer

Cons:

no music playback via USB stick

not playing music via PlayStation 4 or AppleTV

beep sound when you turn

No AM / FM Radio

If you want to buy a portable compact speaker, his main focus is of course mainly due to a powerful and balanced sound, as well as to the simplest possible connectivity - but precisely in these two areas often know to convince only mediocre performances especially low-priced models. That there is another way, proves the well-known hardware manufacturers Creative from Singapore with its 150-euro Sound Blaster Roar SR20A. What the handy Bluetooth speaker has in terms of features and performance to offer, reveals the following review.

Connections & Co: The main technical data

On opening the packaging (which itself contains a power supply with the appropriate adapters next to the device) makes clear that the Sound Blaster Roar SR20A although amazingly small, but comes complete with a very attractive and elegant-looking designs. Both provided with the obligatory Creative logo front, and a large part of the top and the two outer sides were decorated with the help of a smart charcoal gray grid, the latter are also still embedded in a stylish chrome frame.

The five main control buttons in the form of on / off, volume up, volume, Roar and a multifunctional operating button located on the top of the speaker on the rear panel can be, however, a wide variety of common joints (AUX input, plug-in, USB output , micro-USB port, microSD memory card slot) discover. Even more important controls as a forward and back button for music tracks, a play and pause button, a record button as well as an on and off switch for a connected micro are the Roar SR20A course on board - are along with several other keys However, this on the device side.

The Creative Sound Blaster Roar SR20A practical test

In our practice test which made Creative Sound Blaster Roar SR20A a fine figure: Entire five drivers that are supplied by a total of two amplifiers guarantee an excellent sound, which is mainly from the two separate role distributions of the amplifier (one for the middle and a for the low frequencies) results - with SBC, AAC aptX and the manufacturer has his handy device also a few high quality codec support added along the way that you look rather vain in other compact speakers. In addition to the surprisingly clear and balanced sound image was mainly the us Roar SR20A foolproof connectivity convinced that thanks to NFC interface among other things, a quick connection of smartphones, tablet PC's or similar mobile devices possible.

Creative Sound Blaster Roar SR20A Portable Bluetooth Speaker (NFC functionality / AAC / aptX, 5 drivers, built-in subwoofer) black

In addition, the combination of two Creative Roars and form connecting additional speakers (via cable) no problems. Those who are not in possession of an NFC-enabled device is, you can connect the compact speaker, of course, in a conventional manner with his music system or the PC is also possible wireless connection via Bluetooth 3.0 . If you want to fully listen to your favorite music without additional terminal via the Creative Blaster, may be caused by the introduction of a microSD card do, but which is not larger than 32 GB may fail, with the help of a eingestöpselten microphone, the device can last but not least, even for receiving be used.

In 2015, the Speaker Test Creative Sound Blaster Roar SR20A

Bad, we found that no possibility of connecting a USB stick is present. Although SD memory cards are very popular, but the classic USB stick is still up2date and be found almost in every pocket. Here there is definitely catching up to the manufacturer! An FM radio and the loud signal tone that sounds when you turn on the speaker, are two small drawbacks, we do not want to mention.

Whether the Creative Sound Blaster Roar SR20A still enough juice for the last hours of the fractured party has left the device with the help of shows three small LED lights on, which should light up permanently as a rule - thanks to the very powerful 6000 mAh batteries are seven to eight hours of music sound but no problem. Especially cool: If a party guest should make limp while celebrating the smartphone battery, this can be via the integrated USB port Blasters during playback of music with new energy - but should this useful feature given the thereby shortened standby rather enjoy caution.

Our Test Conclusion: The Creative Sound Blaster Roar SR20A not only looks extremely stylish from, but also has a lot to offer under its hood email. Who enjoy his music both in your own four walls, or on the go like excellent quality, and, incidentally, would like to benefit from a number of innovative features in this device can safely access: With a purchase price of just 150 euros the small miracle of sound outpaces its competitors far behind.

Not for nothing have as this model with our leaderboard as well as to the home page of our Bluetooth speaker test anymore! Have fun with it!