The iRoar Go is one of the few portable speakers with five speakers: two 38 mm in diameter for the treble, one 63 mm which acts as a subwoofer and two passive speakers (radiators) on the sides to strengthen the bass and widen the sound field.
Equipment that impacts the weight of this enclosure which is a bit heavy (810 g). We like, however, its finish is neat. In addition, it resists splashing water (IPX6 certification), which allows you to enjoy it near the pool.
Connected via Bluetooth, the Creative speaker delivers a warm sound with good bass reproduction that is present without being intrusive. We just regret a very slight lack of treble which can be easily compensated with the equalizer of the mobile device or with the free app Sound Blaster Connect.
No problem to sound a small room with a power which reaches 98 dB according to our measurements. And if that’s not enough, the speaker has Roar mode (roar) which boosts the maximum volume (100 dB) and widens the sound spectrum. Note that the iRoar Go has a microphone to serve as a hands-free kit with smartphones.
In terms of endurance, the iRoar Go is slightly above average, with more than 12:30 hours of uninterrupted operation with sufficient sound level for a small room. Note that Creative delivers an AC charger but that it uses a proprietary connector.
IRoar Go plays audio files from memory cards
The speaker works in Bluetooth, with an NFC mode for easy pairing, but also has an auxiliary audio input jack 3.5 mm. It can also connect via USB to a computer. Handy for portable machines with disastrous speakers. But that’s not all. Creative also provides direct playback of audio files (MP3, WMA, FLAC) from a USB stick or a microSD card.
Too bad the device does not accept microSDXC cards, which limits the capacity to 32 GB. Finally, the USB port (5V, 1A) can also be used to charge a smartphone.
Creative iRoar Go - REVIEW (and compared to JBL Charge 3)
Creative iRoar Go - unboxing & first impressions
Creative iRoar Go disassembly