This sponsored post is produced by Creative.

Choosing the perfect wireless speaker can be tough with all the available options out there. The checklist below should help you choose the perfect wireless speaker that will give you your money’s worth in performance, dependability, portability and convenience.

1. Ability to play loud volumes

Many portable wireless speakers are small, thus compromising the overall loudness and bass of the music. Striking a balance between speaker size and loudness is always the most difficult task. With Bi-Amplification, each active driver is dedicated to its own amplification. It can also be tuned to optimum efficiency allowing the system to play louder with ample headroom for the demands of any playback material.

2. Seamless Bluetooth® connection

Many portable Bluetooth speakers strive for ultimate simplicity: connect and play. If you’re using an NFC-enabled phone, you might want to consider speakers that come with NFC technology. With that, you can connect your phone to the speaker effortlessly — with just a simple tap. Furthermore, consider the support of aptX and AAC high-definition wireless audio codecs, which allow you to enjoy the sound quality as good as wired connection — without any hassle of the cable:

  • aptX is a real-time digital audio data reduction system that compresses linear audio samples by a factor of 4:1 with no perceptible audible degradation and with negligible delay.
  • AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) is the default file format on the iPhone, iPodTM and the iTunesTM software, and for downloads from the Apple iTunes store. The compression scheme it uses is better than that of MP3, and AAC can better render the higher frequencies produced by certain musical instruments and by the human voice. With AAC, you get richer audio.

3. Battery Life

What’s the use of a wireless portable speaker if the battery runs out halfway through the party? Since it’s a portable wireless speaker, it must be able to withstand long hours of usage. Lithium ion battery in a portable speaker — just like your smartphone — can provide higher power with longer battery life.

4. Additional functions

Choose a speaker that offers you the most features to go with your lifestyle and of course, give you bigger bang for your buck. For instance, wouldn’t it be great that you could pick up a call via the speaker while you’re playing music off your phone? And, for someone who is always out and about, we are always fearful of having our phone running out of battery. So wouldn’t it be great if a speaker can also double up as a battery bank?

5. Sound quality

Definitely last but not least, the sound quality of the speaker should be impressive. It must be able to reproduce the most accurate sound that the musicians meant for you to hear. It must also be able to reproduce all the high notes and low trebles without causing you to cringe.

With all that in mind, Creative has raised the bar with its latest flagship portable Bluetooth wireless speaker — Sound Blaster Roar — combining quality, features and great looks combined into one device.

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