Creative iRoar Go

Intelligent Splash-proof Portable Bluetooth® Speaker with SuperWide™ Technology

Your audio experience comes alive with depth and immersion that makes you appreciate the aural wonders of SuperWide™ technology. It delivers a sound stage so wide that you won't believe it's coming from this little speaker. Just like its bigger counterparts, the iRoar Go has wireless capabilities, and it multi-tasks as a built-in MP3/FLAC player, voice recorder, Bluetooth speakerphone, an external USB Sound Blaster sound card and a battery bank. Don't let its size fool you, for the iRoar Go is a fearless speaker that's not afraid of water. It is water-resistant with an IPX6 rating so no splashes can spoil your fun.

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FEATURES

OVERVIEW

Redefining a Legacy

A nod to the legacy of Roar speakers, the advent of the award-winning Creative iRoar Go is a testament to our engineers' relentless pursuit for innovation. Breaking boundaries and pushing limits, the iRoar Go extols the virtues of Roar DNA, along with the same 5-driver design and bi-amp system - all tightly packed into the smallest acoustic chamber yet, without marring the critically acclaimed sound signature.

Your audio experience comes alive with depth and immersion that makes you appreciate the aural wonders of SuperWide™ technology. It delivers a sound stage so wide that you won't believe it's coming from this little speaker. Just like its bigger counterparts, the iRoar Go has wireless capabilities, and it multi-tasks as a built-in MP3/FLAC player, voice recorder, Bluetooth speakerphone, an external USB Sound Blaster sound card and a battery bank. Don't let its size fool you, for the iRoar Go is a fearless speaker that's not afraid of water. It is water-resistant with an IPX6 rating so no splashes can spoil your fun. Plus, there's an app that lets you customize the audio, the way you like it.

  • Sound Blaster Roar

    Sep 2014

  • Sound Blaster Roar 2

    Jun 2015

  • Sound Blaster Roar Pro

    Nov 2015

  • Creative iRoar

    Jan 2016

  • Creative iRoar Go

    Aug 2016

DESIGN

The Smallest and Lightest 5-driver Speaker

25% lighter and 40% smaller than the Creative iRoar, the iRoar Go is the world's smallest and lightest 5-driver Bluetooth speaker with built-in subwoofer, striking the best balance between portability and great audio.

An Award-winning Design

The iRoar Go is recognized for its well-thought design that earns itself the Red Dot Award 2016. The speaker has upped the ante by packing all that engineering goodness for great, balanced sound, in a form so small that's unprecedented by others. With a simple user interface, durable material selection, and an IPX6 rating, the speaker certainly has set a benchmark for many to follow.

Party All You Want, Without Splashes Spoiling the Fun

The iRoar Go is designed with an IPX6 rating, which makes the speaker water-resistant. So go ahead and take your music to the pool, or the beach and roll with the good times!

5-DRIVER DESIGN

5-driver Speaker Design

From the two far-field tweeters, a powerful subwoofer and two unobstructed passive radiators, which are beautifully machine-finished, every element of the design is thoughtfully considered to enhance your audio experience.

Clean, Powerful Bass

The built-in enhanced active 2.5″ Neodymium driver pumps out impressive mids and lows. Directing the audio upwards also stabilizes the speaker and provides for a wider sound stage that does not require the listener to be situated in the audio sweet spot.

Compact, Powerful, High Frequency Drivers

Durable and lightweight high-frequency drivers deliver balanced highs. These dual 1.5″ premium drivers are also designed to provide far-field high-frequency dispersion.

Passive Radiators

The passive radiators offer more bass enhancement and widening the soundstage.

Beautifully Machine-finished Passive Radiators

The iRoar Go features dual unobstructed passive radiators that deliver unparalleled bass reproduction for a speaker of its size. It not only sounds good, its glossy finish also adds a touch of iridescence to the look. The passive radiators pulsate mesmerizingly − users can now not only hear the bass, but they can actually feel and see the powerful bass in action. Plus, the dual brushed aluminum rings on the sides add that touch of class.

AUDIO PERFORMANCE

Bi-Amplified Design: Two Amps, Not One

Most portable speakers utilize a single amplifier to reproduce the entire audio spectrum. With a single amplifier design, much demand goes into reproducing the lows and mids, which compromises the delivery of the highs. On the other hand, the iRoar Go utilizes two amplifiers - one dedicated to driving lows and mids, and another is solely dedicated to deliver the high frequencies. This allows the speaker to produce uncompromisingly clear, high definition, and well-balanced music. The top-firing bass and mid-level driver is also laid horizontally, reducing the speaker's center of gravity, thus stabilizing it.

PLACEMENT

Dual Orientation

The iRoar Go offers dual orientation, with your convenience in mind. Whether it's horizontally or vertically placed, the iRoar Go adapts to your acoustic preferences. A horizontal placement lets you experience room-filling and balanced audio. Alternatively, a vertical placement has a smaller footprint but it produces louder and more directed audio and brings the controls on the back panel closer to your reach.

SuperWide Technology

Power Beyond Its Size

The iRoar Go is our first speaker, incorporating the SuperWide technology that delivers a startlingly wide audio experience from a small device. This ground-breaking technology stretches audio beyond the limits of conventional acoustic design laws, as it requires a huge amount of acoustic power that's not possible for a speaker of this size. Our engineers have thoughtfully tuned the speaker as a holistic audio system where the algorithm must work intricately with the amplifiers and its architecture to deliver this magic behind its audio prowess.

Getting More Out of SuperWide Technology

Experience the performance of the SuperWide Technology and enjoy it in four different placement scenarios.

SuperWide Stereo Imaging

Place the speaker vertically on a table to experience a startlingly wide sound stage and stereo image beyond one's imagination.

Enhanced SuperWide Stereo Imaging

Placing the speaker vertically up against the wall at ear level harnesses the resonant properties of the wall surface behind the speaker where the whole wall, along with the speaker, projects an even wider stereo image that can be experienced anywhere throughout the room.

SuperWide Stereo Imaging with Dispersion

Placing the speaker horizontally on the table, it boasts a wide stereo image with a distinct positional audio. So you can sit back, relax and pick up the instruments' magical appearances in the track playing at different parts of the sound stage around you.

SuperWide Room-filling Ambient Dispersion

Take your enjoyment up a notch by placing the speaker horizontally close to the ceiling. Experience an ambient dispersion of audio as though it comes from several speakers all around the room, instead of a single speaker source.

Refine Your Listening Preferences

ROAR: Instant No-holds-barred Audio Power

Great for parties or where a larger audience needs to be addressed, the ROAR feature boosts the overall loudness and utilizes the speaker's built-in Digital Signal Processor (DSP) to intelligently widen audio output for a bigger and wider sound stage!

TeraBass: Intelligently Boosts Bass When Audio Levels are Low

Updated for the iRoar Go, ROAR mode now incorporates TeraBass processing and intelligently compensates for the human ear's loss of perceived bass and treble details during low playback level as well - dramatically improving the fullness and clarity of your music even at whisper low volumes.

Equalizer: It Tunes to a Sound Profile Uniquely Yours

The Equalizer mode allows you to customize the sound of iRoar Go to your listening preferences. This mode also provides a variety of expertly tuned presets for you to choose from.

Download the Sound Blaster Connect app1 to explore the endless possibilities of the Equalizer mode.

Download on the App Store
Get It on Google play

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth

Consider the iRoar Go as the jukebox of your dreams. Let the wireless convenience of Bluetooth connectivity inspire your friends to take the stage and inject life into your party.

Bluetooth Speakerphone

While your smartphone is tethered via Bluetooth, the iRoar Go acts as a wireless speakerphone that lets you take your calls when you're listening to your music. Who says you cannot mix business with pleasure?

Near Field Communication (NFC)

All it takes is one tap on the iRoar Go, and you're on the way to a playlist of endless hits that gets you grooving.

USB Audio

Connect the iRoar Go to a PC or Mac via micro USB, and it will function as a host audio and microphone device like an external Sound Blaster sound card. For the PC and Mac users, download the Sound Blaster Connect software to enjoy the benefits of intelligent enhancements for your PC or Mac2 audio in real time.

USB Audio for Your PS4

For the gamers, you can rejoice now that you can connect the iRoar Go to your PlayStation®4 console via the micro USB cable directly to enjoy all that action with punchy bass and audio clarity.

Built-in MP3/FLAC Player

Now, you can play your entire music collection3 directly from the iRoar Go. Simply insert a microSD card or USB thumb drive that contains your favorite songs and press the Play button to enjoy a fantastic listening experience. Alternatively, you could also refer to your favorite tracks from the Sound Blaster Connect.

Built-in Voice Recorder

The iRoar Go comes with a built-in microphone that picks up your voice. So you can record your productive discussion with your business partner with a simple touch of a button. Alternatively, you can connect an external microphone via the Aux-in port.

Built-in Controls

The iRoar Go comes with built-in controls now, to give you easy access to your playlist whenever, wherever.4

BATTERY

Dual Purpose Battery

The iRoar Go houses a built-in Li-ion battery that provides 12 hours5 of audio playback. If the battery runs out, simply charge the speaker to keep your party going all day long! The speaker also doubles as a battery bank to charge your smartphone with a 1.0A output.

Personal PA System

Next Generation Personal Public Address (PA) System

Also made for professionals, this powerful Bluetooth speaker doubles as a personal PA system that helps you deliver a compelling performance in your presentation, conference, and classes! The iRoar Go comes with a 3.5mm microphone adapter, which is intelligently detected when you insert it into the Aux-in port. Simply connect the iRoar Go to hand-held or head-worn microphones6 via the 3.5mm microphone adapter, and you are all ready to take the stage.

1 Free downloadable app from Apple App Store or Google Play. Coming soon. App may not be available for download in some countries.
2 App available soon for Mac OS.
3 Supports MP3 up to 320kbps and FLAC up to 1.3Mbps. Compatible with microSD card (SD and SDHC) of class 4 and above, up to 32GB. Class 10 microSD card recommended for recording. USB thumb drive up to 128GB formatted in FAT16/ FAT32/ exFAT.
4 Available when your audio source comes from Bluetooth, USB and microSD card.
5 Actual battery life will vary with use, settings and environmental conditions.
6 Hand-held or head-worn microphones not included.

REVIEWS

  • iLounge

    There’s a lot to like about the iRoar Go... it has very good sound, the speaker has a number of features other portable speakers don’t bother to attempt — if you’re looking for something versatile, this should be a top option.

    Creative iRoar Go

    2016-10-27

  • Cult of Mac

    ...it’s spectacular. The sound quality is incredible, but the unit is small enough to take almost anywhere in your backpack. It’s also water-resistant, boasts Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC, lets you insert a microSD card filled with music, and charges your phone.

    Creative iRoar Go

    2016-12-23

  • Hardware Asylum

    Sound quality with the iRoar Go is exceptional for a device this size and I was really impressed with the dynamic range and bass response.

    Creative iRoar Go

    2016-12-23

  • Cheat Code Central

    Roar speakers are known for their quality and excellence. You know you can use them and experience incredible audio and feedback. With the iRoar Go, you’re getting a chance to take that sort of performance with you everywhere. Its five drivers and bi-amp system allow you to have a splash-proof, Bluetooth speaker that can go with you and show off your music in the best possible way.

    Creative iRoar Go

    2016-12-23

  • TechWalls

    I’m so impressed with the design and build quality of the speaker. It’s probably the best-looking water-resistant speaker I’ve ever used... I actually quite enjoyed the sound. It sounds less muddy, so I can hear details and acoustic resonance of instruments more clearly.

    Creative iRoar Go

    2016-12-06

  • Soundphile Review

    The value for money is impressive as the iRoar Go is compact, has a nice design, boasts impressive sound and has a boatload of features. I have to congratulate Creative for creating such an amazing device. Not only it has all the features and qualities I look for in a speaker, it has more than I would expect while remaining fairly affordable. The Creative iRoar Go wins my wholehearted recommendation without hesitation. There’s so much to like in this speaker. I’m in love with it.

    Creative iRoar Go

    2017-02-20

  • Moving Electrons

    Creative has implemented a SuperWide Stereo Imaging technology in this speaker, which is supposed to widen the sound stage. I must say, it definitely delivers. It’s really impressive the bold and solid sound that comes our of this little speaker.

    Creative iRoar Go

    2016-12-23

  • Techwalla

    iRoar Go delivers geat audio and can get very loud. It manages to pack five drivers into a tiny space: Two 1.5-inch tweeters, a 2.5-inch subwoofer and two passive radiators for boosted bass and a wider soundstage.

    Creative iRoar Go

    2016-12-23

  • Truly Gadgets

    We liked that there was an app for easy EQ adjustment, allowing you to boost . Some portable speakers require you to grab your device to control the music, but this one has built-in controls for everything (though they are somewhat oddly separated between two sections). With Bluetooth 4.2, the range is easy, pairing is simple, and music was rich and full.

    Creative iRoar Go

    2016-12-14

  • Hardwarezone

    the iRoar Go's SuperWide audio profile felt much easier to immerse in, in comparison to their default audio signature. It was easy to picture what SuperWide wanted to portray, as the music gave us a mental image of the instrumental and vocal placement in the tracks.

    Creative iRoar Go

    2016-10-19

  • Apptacious

    In my use with the Creative Labs iRoar Go speaker I have found it to be very durable while travelling and also compact to make adventures more enjoyable. The iRoar Go is a great addition to the Creative Labs Roar lineup and I am sure there will be many more versions to come.

    Creative iRoar Go

    2017-03-07

  • Straits Times

    Full marks for Creative's tiny speaker that is big on sound. The Creative iRoar Go is mighty sound packed into a small body, at a wallet-friendly price. It is a value-for-money, feature-packed speaker that delivers a great audio experience.

    Creative iRoar Go

    2016-09-22

  • GamesReviews

    Creative has done it again. They’ve managed to create a device that outperforms the price they are charging for the unit. For on the go audio enjoyment, this is definitely a system we highly recommend. It might not be the flashiest of devices, but it does perform. At the end of the day, I’d rather take a solid audio experience over a sexy looking unit!

    Creative iRoar Go

    2017-07-14

  • Custom PC Review

    Not only is the iRoar Go more portable while still retaining that signature good sound quality we’ve come to expect from Creative products, having the additional peace of mind that it’s weatherproof ensures that I don’t need to worry about a little unexpected rain damaging the device.

    Creative iRoar Go

    2017-05-30

  • TechAeris

    ...the sound here is pretty amazing. The bass is noticeably evident but not overpowering. The included app gives you a bit more EQ control if you so wish, though I actually loved the sound using the iRoar button and sticking with Creative’s standard EQ.

    Creative iRoar Go

    2017-02-13

    4

  • Mad Shrimps

    The iRoar Go Bluetooth Speaker is another impressive release from Creative which was built upon the already successful design of its older brothers, but features a smaller footprint, while keeping the active drivers at the same diameter.

    Creative iRoar Go

    2017-03-10

  • STEREOWISE PLUS

    The Creative iRoarGo proved to have the sound that the iRoar series has come to be known for. I was very pleased to see [that] those same things didn’t change.

    Creative iRoar Go

    2017-03-07

  • NeuFutur

    The Iroar Go Weatherproof Bluetooth Speaker from Creative is a perfect purchase for the summer months. It will yield tremendous sound that is surprisingly loud for a device the size of the Iroar Go.

    Creative iRoar Go

    2018-11-20

  • Audiophile ON

    The Creative iRoar Go is a hell of a lot of speaker for the money. I would go far as to say it's the best value portable Bluetooth speaker on the market today. We were most impressed with the highly adaptable nature of the design, the super wide sound, and superb build quality.

    Creative iRoar Go

    2017-07-31

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Customer Reviews

  • W. T. Tan

    Like it very much, bigger sound than I expect to get, way above expectation for bluetooth speakers!

  • P. Baptista

    The sound is a blast!!!

  • J. Cullen

    I will be buying another, a very powerful punch.

  • W. Z. Montari

    So good. Small and compact. Powerful for a small device.

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A Closer Look

    • SPECIFICATIONS
    • Dimensions (H x W x D) USB Cable Length: Approx 0.7m, 54 x 192 x 97 mm
    • Weight 810g (28.5oz)
    • Drivers 2 x 1.5″ Tweeter, 2 x Passive Radiators, 1 x 2.5″ Subwoofer
    • microSD Slot Yes
    • Battery Type Built-in Li-ion, 5200mAh
    • Battery Life 12 hours
    • Learn More
    • System Requirements
        • For wireless streaming:
          Compatible Bluetooth devices that support the Stereo Bluetooth Profile (A2DP)

        • For playback or recording via microSD slot:
          microSD or microSDHC cards up to 32GB formatted in FAT/FAT32. Common audio formats such as MP3, FLAC and WAV. (MP3 up to 320kbps and FLAC up to 1.3Mbps). Class 10 microSD card recommended for recording.

        • For one-touch pairing:
          NFC-enabled devices

        • For phone calls:
          Compatible Bluetooth smartphones that support the Hands-Free Profile (HFP)

        • For direct connection to Line-in jack:
          Analog audio devices with a 3.5mm output or RCA output

      • For Sound Blaster Connect:
          • For Windows® OS
            Intel Core™2 Duo processor 2.2 GHz, AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core or equivalent processor
            Microsoft® Windows 10, Microsoft Windows 8.1 32-bit or 64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit or 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit
            1GB RAM
            600MB of free hard disk space
            Available USB 2.0 or 3.0 port
            Internet connection (optional)

          • For Mac OS
            Intel Core 2 Duo processor 2.8 GHz
            Mac OS X® 10.10 and above
            1GB RAM
            600MB of free hard disk space
            Available USB 2.0 or 3.0 port
            Internet connection (optional)

        • Download on the App Store
          Get It on Google play

    • Download Software
    • Manuals / Safety and Regulatory information
    • PACKAGE CONTENTS
      • Creative iRoar Go
      • Power adapter
      • Interchangeable adapter plug(s)
      • Micro USB Cable
      • 3.5mm microphone adapter
      • User Guide(s)
    • WARRANTY
    • 1-year Limited Hardware Warranty

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