BRAVEN 600

Use the sections below to learn about your BRAVEN 600 speaker.

  • What's Included
  • Before you Start
  • Getting Started
  • Troubleshooting
  • Warnings & Cautions
  • Legal Information
  • Specifications

 




What is included

  1. BRAVEN wireless audio speaker/cell phone charger
  2. 3.5mm audio cable
  3. USB to Micro-USB cable
  4. A/C to USB power adapter
  5. Carrying bag

Before you Start

Please read this entire manual prior to use. Doing so will help you properly use your BRAVEN speaker and enjoy its features.

Get to know your BRAVEN speaker

     BRAVEN 600 Controls

  1. Battery capacity indicator LED light
  2. Battery capacity check button
  3. 3.5mm audio out port
  4. USB power out port (to charge other devices)
  5. Call (answer / end) / Bluetooth pairing / music pause button
  6. Power on / off switch
  7. Bluetooth sync status / power indicator LED light
  8. Volume up (press repeatedly) / music skip track button (press and hold)
  9. Volume down (press repeatedly) / music skip back button (press and hold)
  10. Micro-USB port (to charge your BRAVEN)
  11. 3.5mm audio in port

Getting Started

Charging your BRAVEN

  1. Before using your BRAVEN for the first time, charge the unit until the charge indicator light turns off, indicating a full charge (typically 2 to 4 hours).
  2. For a faster charge, plug the included USB-to-Micro-USB cable into the included wall power adapter. Plug the Micro-USB connector end into the BRAVEN. You can also plug the USB end into a powered USB port on a computer to charge your BRAVEN, but charge time will be slower when charging from a computer than it will when charging from a wall outlet.
  3. The LED light closest to the Power ON Switch will illuminate white to indicate a charge has started. When the white light turns off, the BRAVEN is fully charged and you are ready to go.

Turning on your BRAVEN

  1. Slide the power switch to the up position to turn on the BRAVEN.
  2. When the speaker is powered on, the LED light will flash every 6 seconds, indicating that the power is on.
  3. To check battery status, press the battery check button. The current battery level will be indicated by one of three colors:
    1. White light = 50 - 100%
    2. Blue light = 10 - 50%
    3. Red light = 0 - 10%

Bluetooth Pairing

Your BRAVEN speaker can sync wirelessly with most Bluetooth enabled devices and will remember the last 8 wireless connections. The BRAVEN is capable of being paired with two devices simultaneously, though audio can only be played from one device at a time. 

Connecting with Bluetooth*

  1. Make sure that the BRAVEN speaker is turned on.
  2. Turn on Bluetooth on your Bluetooth device and place in pairing mode (check your device’s manual to find out how to sync your device through Bluetooth).
  3. If your BRAVEN is not already in pairing mode, place it in pairing mode by pressing and holding the call/Bluetooth pairing button for about 7 seconds, until the LED light begins flashing rapidly.
  4. Select the BRAVEN from the list of discovered devices on your Bluetooth device. Wait for a few seconds until the connection is completed.
  5. If prompted for a password, enter “0000” (4 zeros).
  6. If the connection is successful, an audible chime will sound on your BRAVEN device and the white LED light will stop flashing.
  7. Select a song, movie or game from your media device and the audio will stream via Bluetooth to your BRAVEN speaker.

* You can also bypass the Bluetooth audio by plugging in the included 3.5mm cable into the audio-in jack. On some MP3 players and mobile phones, you may need to select whether you want the audio from your device to play via the line-in connection or via Bluetooth. Consult your Bluetooth device’s user manual for instructions on selecting an audio source. 

Controlling your paired device through your BRAVEN Speaker

While playing music, you can pause, skip to the next track, or skip back by using the following buttons on the BRAVEN speaker.

  1. Pause:  press the call/Bluetooth pairing button for 0.5 seconds
  2. Skip to next track:  press the volume up button for  3 seconds
  3. Skip back:  Press the volume down button for  3 seconds. (To skip to the previous track instead of to the beginning of the current track, press and hold the volume down button within the first couple of seconds of the current song). 

Speakerphone Details

Make/take conference and group phone calls*

The BRAVEN is programmed to give incoming calls priority over other media.

  1. When the BRAVEN is synced via Bluetooth with your phone and a call comes in, the speaker will beep, music, if playing, will pause, and your ringtone will play over the speaker.
  2. Press the call/Bluetooth pairing button on the BRAVEN to answer the call over the speaker. The call will be answered using the BRAVEN’s microphone and speakerphone. If you press the answer button on your phone, some phones will answer via the BRAVEN speaker and some will answer via the mobile device. You may need to manually select the BRAVEN speaker as the audio source to use it as the speakerphone. Consult your Bluetooth device’s user manual for instructions on selecting an audio source.
  3. Press the call/Bluetooth pairing button again to end the call. Alternatively, you may press the end call button your mobile phone.
  4. Once the call is ended, your music will resume playing if your mobile phone allows for this feature

*Consult your device’s user manual for instructions on making calls via Bluetooth devices.

Charging other Media Devices from your BRAVEN Speaker

The BRAVEN speaker’s internal battery will charge small mobile media devices such as mobile phones and MP3 players:

  1. Turn the BRAVEN power switch on.
  2. Plug the USB power cable that came with your phone, mp3 player, or other mobile device into the USB port on the BRAVEN speaker.
  3. Plug the other end of the cable into your mobile device, and it will immediately begin charging.

When a 3.5mm cable (line-in) is plugged into the BRAVEN speaker, BRAVEN’s USB cell phone charging is disengaged. To re-engage the BRAVEN’s charging capabilities, unplug any 3.5mm cables from the BRAVEN’s audio in or out ports. If charging does not re-engage, turn off the BRAVEN speaker and turn it back on again. If the charging feature still does not work, fully recharge your BRAVEN speaker.

To protect the BRAVEN’s internal battery, the ability to charge external devices is deactivated when the BRAVEN’s own battery level is low. If your mobile device does not begin charging when it is plugged into the BRAVEN speaker, please charge the BRAVEN speaker first. It is recommended that you charge your BRAVEN until the power indication light turns off (2 to 4 hours for a full charge) before using it to charge external devices. You may continue to listen to music while the BRAVEN is being charged.

If the BRAVEN speaker is playing music and charging an external device at the same time, when the battery level decreases to a certain level, the speaker will give a warning beep and disengage the external charging feature. You can continue to play music on the BRAVEN speaker until the battery level is low enough (RED light level) that warning beeps occur every 3 minutes, at which time it is important to fully charge your BRAVEN speaker.

If the BRAVEN speaker is NOT playing music while charging an external device, the charging feature will not be disengaged until the BRAVEN’s internal battery level is low enough (RED light level) that warning beeps occur every 3 minutes, reminding your to charge your BRAVEN speaker.

Your BRAVEN speaker is optimized to charge .3A to 1.1A devices such as MP3 players and cell phones only. It will not charge iPads /tablets and other 2.0A devices. If you plug in a 2.0A device (such as an iPad or other tablet) to charge, the BRAVEN’s battery protection mechanism will engage. You'll need to power off the speaker and turn it back on again in order to charge an external device again.

On a full charge, without music playing, your BRAVEN speaker will charge a typical smartphone approximately 50-70% (depending on model, battery size)

Daisychaining and connection to non-Bluetooth stereo systems

You can daisy chain multiple BRAVEN speakers together for increased sound.

  1. Connect the line-out of your Braven speaker to the line-in port of other BRAVEN or non-BRAVEN speakers
  2. You can connect via line-out to non-Bluetooth-enabled speaker systems (home, car, office, overhead systems, etc.). BRAVEN acts as a Bluetooth receiver, and audio will play on both BRAVEN and on the existing speaker system.

When daisy chaining to another speaker, adjustments made to volume level of “source/master” unit will also take place on the “peep/slave.” But volume can also be independently adjusted on the peep/slave speaker(s). For best performance, all speakers in the daisy chain should be placed at a minimum distance of 2 feet from each other.

TROUBLESHOOTING

BRAVEN will not turn on

Your battery may be depleted. Connect to a working AC outlet to charge (see section 3: Charging your BRAVEN). Recharge your BRAVEN for 2 to 4 hours, or until the charging light turns off. If BRAVEN will still not turn on, turn BRAVEN’s power off and then back on again.

Paired Bluetooth device will not connect

  1. Turn the BRAVEN off and back on
  2. Remove the BRAVEN from the pairing list of your Bluetooth device (refer to the device’s owner’s manual for support). Then pair the device and your BRAVEN again following the instructions in section 3: Bluetooth pairing. 

BRAVEN and the device indicate a connection, but there is no audio

  1. Make sure your BRAVEN has the volume turned up.
  2. Make sure your Bluetooth device is playing audio, and the volume is turned up on the device.
  3. On some devices, such as computers, you must select the BRAVEN speaker from the Bluetooth menu and choose “Use as Audio Device (stereo)” in order for it to play.
  4. Typically, pairing with a specific device remains intact when the BRAVEN speaker and/or the Bluetooth device is powered off or is taken out of Bluetooth range (up to 33 feet). The BRAVEN speaker will automatically try to reestablish the connection when powered back on or brought back into range. If the connection is not reestablished, turn the BRAVEN speaker off, turn Bluetooth off on the Bluetooth device, and repeat the pairing procedure. (see section 3: Bluetooth pairing)

My device went out of sync with my BRAVEN

If your Bluetooth device has lost sync with your BRAVEN, you can reestablish the connection by either of the following methods, depending on your cell phone/tablet (or other Bluetooth device settings):

  1. On your cell phone/tablet or other Bluetooth device, select the BRAVEN device in the Bluetooth settings
  2. Turn the BRAVEN off and then on again

You can switch between your currently connected device to a previously connected device by using the Bluetooth “connect” interface on your phone, tablet, or computer’s control screen. Some devices will need to be re-paired with the BRAVEN (see section 3: Bluetooth pairing). Many devices will automatically pair with the most recently added Bluetooth device. By reinitiating a connection, your device will take priority.

The BRAVEN speaker can be actively connected to two devices simultaneously, but is only able to play audio from one source at a time. If you can’t hear your audio on the BRAVEN speaker, it may be because another device has an active connection to the BRAVEN at that time. To establish priority for the Bluetooth device you wish to use, pause the audio on the second device or remove the BRAVEN from that device’s Bluetooth connection list.

Note: When two devices are simultaneously connected to your BRAVEN, and both are within the Bluetooth range (10 meters or 33 feet), the audio signal may skip or cut out when switching back and forth between the two devices. To solve this, disconnect the BRAVEN from one of the Bluetooth devices or move one of the devices out of the Bluetooth signal range. See the troubleshooting topic “The BRAVEN is ‘skipping’ or audio is cutting out momentarily” below for further details.

If you are unable to connect to the BRAVEN or are experiencing any abnormal performance, you can reset the speaker by using the power switch to turn the BRAVEN’s power off and back on.

If you are consistently having trouble connecting a new Bluetooth device to your BRAVEN speaker, it may be helpful to remove the connection history for all Bluetooth devices that have previously connected to your BRAVEN. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold down the Call/Bluetooth Pairing button for 7 seconds (or until the Pairing mode sound effect is heard and the LED light flashes rapidly).
  2. Once the BRAVEN is in pairing mode, press and hold down both the volume up and volume down buttons at the same time for 7 seconds until the BRAVEN beeps.
  3. All previous Bluetooth connections to the BRAVEN speaker have now been deleted and the BRAVEN enters into pairing mode. Re-pair the BRAVEN to your device by following the steps in section 3: Bluetooth pairing.

Volume is too low

  1. Check the volume levels on both the device that is playing the audio as well as the volume on the BRAVEN.  Ensure that the volume levels on both devices are turned up sufficiently. 
    Note: The volume controls for line-in mode are separate from the volume controls for Bluetooth mode, and can be adjusted on both the playing device as well as on the BRAVEN speaker.
  2. If using the 3.5mm cable, also check that the cable is fully inserted into both your device and the BRAVEN speaker.
  3. Some Bluetooth devices experience volume loss when connected to speakers through Bluetooth. Please refer to your device’s owner’s manual for further information.

My BRAVEN beeps when I try to recharge my mobile device, while I listen to music, or after it sits idle for a while

If you are hearing consistent beeping tones while listening to music, the BRAVEN has reached a critically low battery level. Charge your BRAVEN for 2 to 4 hours before trying to charge your mobile device from it again. You may continue to listen to music while the BRAVEN charges.

To protect the life of the internal battery, the BRAVEN speaker will auto-shut off after sitting idle for 30 minutes. It will beep once and then power off. Simply turn the power switch off and back on again to restart the speaker.

The BRAVEN is "skipping" or audio is cutting out momentarily

A Bluetooth signal can be affected by objects that obstruct the BRAVEN from a clear path to the playing device to which it is paired. Ensure that your listening environment is conducive to the 33-foot (10-meter) Bluetooth range between your BRAVEN and your playing device. Bluetooth connection ranges may be decreased due to nearby electric power lines, magnetic fields, or other factors.

When there are two devices connected to the BRAVEN at the same time, and both are within the 33 foot (10 meter) Bluetooth range, one Bluetooth device may try to take control of the connection from the other. This may cause your BRAVEN’s audio signal to skip or cut out. If this occurs, you may consider disconnecting all but the device you wish to use at that time.

If you are not connected to multiple Bluetooth devices simultaneously, and the BRAVEN audio signal cuts out or skips consistently within a short period of time, it may be helpful to disconnect and then reestablish the Bluetooth connection. Do this by removing the BRAVEN from the list of Bluetooth devices on your mobile playing device, and then re-pairing to the BRAVEN.

If you are consistently having trouble with skipping, it may be helpful to remove the connection history for all Bluetooth devices that have previously connected to your BRAVEN. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Turn your BRAVEN speaker off.
  2. Turn your BRAVEN speaker on.
  3. Press and hold the pairing button until you hear the pairing sound.
  4. Press and hold both the volume up and volume down buttons at the same time for 10 seconds, until your hear one long tone. This indicates the speaker has been reset.
  5. Test a new connection by pairing with your BRAVEN.

The speakerphone feature of the BRAVEN speaker isn't working properly

If you answer a phone call over the BRAVEN speaker when connected to the speaker via the 3.5mm cable (line-in), you will be able to hear the caller through the BRAVEN speaker, but the caller will hear you through the microphone on your phone instead of through the microphone on the BRAVEN speaker. The 3.5mm “auxiliary” port is designed to send the left and right audio channel signals to the BRAVEN Speaker, but not the microphone signal. When connected to your BRAVEN speaker via Bluetooth, both the left and right audio signals and the microphone signal are transferred to the BRAVEN speaker.

If you have daisy-chained multiple speakers together and you receive a call, you will hear the call audio on all speakers that are in the daisy-chain; however, the microphone will only function on the device that you are paired to wirelessly (the first speaker in the chain). 

MY BRAVEN speaker isn't charging my cell phone when I plug it into the BRAVEN's USB port

  1. Make sure that the 3.5mm cable is not plugged into the BRAVEN speaker or into your playing device.
  2. Make sure that the BRAVEN speaker is adequately charged.
  3. Turn off the BRAVEN speaker and turn it back on again to reset the internal electronic settings.
  4. Discontinuing music play can provide extra charge time to external devices when the BRAVEN’s internal battery is low.

WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS

To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose the BRAVEN to rain or moisture. The BRAVEN should not be exposed to dripping or splashing, and objects filled with liquids, such as vases, should not be placed on or near it. Do not use near bathtubs, washbowls, kitchen sinks, laundry tubs, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool, or anywhere else that water is present. As with any electronic products, use care not to spill liquids into any part of the product. Liquids can cause a failure and/or a fire hazard.

The power supply must be used indoors only. It is neither designed nor tested for charging outdoors, in recreation vehicles, or on boats. Make no modifications to the product or accessories. Unauthorized alterations may compromise safety, regulatory compliance, and system performance, and will void the warranty. Do not place any flame sources, such as lighted candles, on or near the BRAVEN.

The BRAVEN contains small parts that may be a choking hazard and is not suitable for children under age 3. Before use, fully charge the battery using the supplied power adapter. Do not continue charging the battery if it does not reach full charge within the specified charging time. Overcharging may cause the battery to become hot, rupture, or ignite. If you see any heat deformation or leakage, properly dispose of the battery. Do not attempt to charge the battery in temperatures outside the range of 32°-104°F (0°-40°C). If the battery begins to leak, do not allow the liquid to come in contact with your skin or eyes. If contact has been made, wash the affected area with plenty of water and seek medical attention immediately. Do not expose the product or battery to excessive heat, including direct sunlight or fire and storage or use inside cars in hot weather, where it can be exposed to temperatures in excess of 115°F (60°C). Doing so may cause the battery and power supply to generate heat, rupture, or ignite. Using the product in this manner also may result in a loss of performance and a shortened life expectancy. Extended exposure to direct sunlight may damage the external appearance and material qualities. Do not step on, throw, or drop batteries or the power supply or device, or expose them to a strong shock. Do not pierce, crush, dent, or deform the batteries or power supply in any way. If either becomes deformed, properly dispose of it. Do not short-circuit batteries.

Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way: such as power supply cord or plug is damaged; liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the BRAVEN; the BRAVEN has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.  Do not attempt to service the BRAVEN yourself. Opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltages or other hazards and will void the manufacturer’s warranty. To prevent risk of fire or electric shock, avoid overloading wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles.

Do not place your BRAVEN on high surfaces such as shelves. During music playback the BRAVEN may vibrate and move which could cause the speaker to shift and fall off of the edge.

Your Bluetooth device (mobile phone, music player, tablet, laptop, etc.) must support the A2DP Bluetooth profile in order to work wirelessly with your new BRAVEN SIX Series speaker. The A2DP profile is supported by most recent mobile products with built-in Bluetooth capability. Please refer to your device’s user manual for details and instruction regarding the Bluetooth profiles it supports.

LEGAL INFORMATION

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  1. Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  2. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
  3. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  4. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. 

This device complies with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d’Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence. L’exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes : (1) l’appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et (2) l’utilisateur de l’appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible d’en compromettre le fonctionnement.

This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.

SPECIFICATIONS

Audio Details

Approx. music/audio playtime: 12-20  hours (depending on model) at medium volume
Speakerphone with built-in microphone
Decibels at .5m (loud/volume level): 95dB (1khz at 10cm)
Sensitivity (Bluetooth standard ≤ -70dBm):  Min. -75, Typical -85, Max. -88dBm
Line-in impedance: 10 Kohm
Line-out impedance: 50 Ohm
Number of passive drivers: 2
Number of active speaker drivers: 2
Dimensions of each active driver: 40mm*2
Subwoofer: 40mm passive driver
Class D digital amplifier
aptX: BRAVEN 650 only
Output Level: 95dB at 0.5m
Certifications: FCC, CE, IC

Wireless Connectivity

Technology: Bluetooth 3.0+EDR
Wireless Range: Approximately 10M/33 ft. (line of sight)

Supported Profiles

Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)1.2
Hands-Free Profile (HFP) 1.5,
Headset Profile (HSP) 1.1

Power/Battery

Description: Built-in rechargeable Lithium-Polymer battery (3.7V)
Battery Capacity: 1400mAh
Playback Time: Approx. 12 hours at medium volume over Bluetooth
Time required for full charge: 3.5 - 4.5 hours
AC Adapter Type: SP5QF-NA
Adapter Certifications: UL, CE, FCC, PSE, SAA
Input: AC 100 – 240V 50Hz/60Hz 0.18A
Output: DC 5V 1A