Use the sections below to learn about your BRAVEN 855s speaker.
Please read this entire manual prior to use. Doing so will help you properly use your BRAVEN speaker and enjoy its features.
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*
NOTE: If your BRAVEN does not have an active Bluetooth® connection and is left on, it will shut itself off after 90 minutes. To restart your BRAVEN you will need to press and hold the power button for 2-3 seconds.
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.
While playing music, you can pause, skip to the next track, or skip back by using the following buttons on the BRAVEN speaker.
Make/take conference and group phone calls.
* The BRAVEN is programmed to give incoming calls priority over other media.
The BRAVEN 855s speaker’s internal battery is designed to charge USB devices that draw from 0.3A - 2A using the full sized USB port, including most tablets and cell phones. To use external charging:
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 (4 to 6 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.
When the battery level hits a critical low level, the BRAVEN 855s will make a beep and continue to charge external devices and play music for another 5 minutes, after which time the BRAVEN will turn itself off.
The 855s is IPX3 Water Resistant, which means that BRAVEN 855s speakers are not intended to be submerged in water, but are resistant to light rainfall and light water splashing.
IMPORTANT - To ensure your BRAVEN 855s speaker is prepared for use in a wet environment, remove all cable connections and tightly close the side water cap. If the water cap is not properly closed, the BRAVEN 855s will not be water resistant.
BRAVEN 850 and 850 speakers include an option to enjoy your music utilizing DTS Audio’s SRS WOW HD™ unique technology. SRS WOW HD™ improves the dynamic audio performance of compressed and uncompressed audio by expanding the size of the audio image and creating a deep, rich bass response. The patented techniques in SRS WOW HD™ widen the horizontal sound field and raise the vertical sound image, retrieving information lost in the mixing process to create a more natural audio experience.
To activate DTS’s SRS WOW HD™, simultaneously press the volume up “+” and volume down “-” buttons for two seconds while music is playing. Press the same buttons again for two seconds to deactivate DTS’s SRS WOW HD™.
Two BRAVEN 850 and/or 855s units can be paired together for left and right stereo using a technology from CSR called “True-Wireless.” True-Wireless allows two speakers to be connected wirelessly up to 10 meters apart, with one speaker playing the right channel of the song and the other playing the left channel for a true “stereo” effect. True-Wireless technology requires a proper setup sequence in the order to function properly.
True-Wireless on the BRAVEN 850 and/or 855s is set up by following these instructions precisely:
When you turn off either of the 850/855s speakers while connected in True Wireless, both speakers will turn off. To regain True Wireless, press the Power Button on both 850/855s speakers within 10 seconds of each other, then wait approximately 15 seconds. The 850/855s speakers will automatically reconnect to each other and to the previously connected Phone/ Tablet. You will hear two beeps indicating True Wireless is reestablished.
IMPORTANT True Wireless Note: True Wireless technology only supports one active Bluetooth connection to your phone/tablet at the same time. If any other Bluetooth device (other than the paired 850/855s speakers) is simultaneously connected to your phone/tablet, the BRAVEN 850/855s audio will distort. If distortion occurs, power down all other Bluetooth devices in range of your phone/tablet, other than the BRAVEN 850/855s. Refresh the Bluetooth connections on your phone/tablet by turning Bluetooth off and then back on. True Wireless is now reestablished.
Your battery may be depleted. Connect to a working AC outlet to charge (see the Charging your BRAVEN section of this manual, found under "Getting Started"). Recharge your BRAVEN for 4 to 6 hours, or until the charging light turns off.
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):
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 the "Bluetooth Pairing" section of this manual, found under "Getting Started"). 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 several 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 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:
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 by following the steps in section 3: Bluetooth pairing.
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:
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 a True Wireless connection established, only the primary speaker will serve as speakerphone. You will only be able to answer/end calls from the Primary speaker, and only the Primary speaker will have an active microphone.
See the "Charging other media devices from your BRAVEN speaker," section of this manual, found under "Getting Started" for more information regarding the charging of external devices from your BRAVEN speaker.
Unless the BRAVEN speaker is designed to be water resistant, 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.
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:—Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. —Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. ¬—Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. — 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 accepeter 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.
CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type. Where the MAINS plug is used as the disconnect device, the disconnect device shall remain readily operable.
Correct Disposal of this product. This marking indicates that this product should not be disposed with other household wastes throughout the EU. To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, recycle it responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material resources. To return your used device, please use the return and collection systems or contact the retailer where the product was purchased.
This product complies with California Energy Commission efficiency standards for consumer battery chargers.
For DTS patents, see http://patents.dts.com. Manufactured under license from DTS Licensing Limited. SRS and the Symbol together are registered trademarks and WOW HD is a trademark of DTS, LLC. ©DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Battery Capacity: 8800mA
Playback Time: Approx. 20 hours at medium volume over Bluetooth
Time required for full charge: 6 hours