Overall Customer Ratings
Bought this speaker from JB-HI-FI and it was probably the best speaker i had ever bought because I had a UE Boom before and it broke and twice so I asked for my money back and bought a BRAVEN BRV-X because I was looking around and thought that it looked really cool and was a great price.
I went to the local store and demo'ed several portable speakers with the BRV-X coming out as the winner!
Overall sound quality was comparable to other brands and their direct competition models but the BRV-X had better bass to my ears. All of the reviews I read had a resounding praise for it and it was slightly more affordable too.
I've used it several times when snowboarding during sunny and stormy days and I'm happy with it's loudness inside my backpack and battery life. People sometimes ask me about it, how big it is and that they like how powerful it is. I consider it a medium sized portable speaker and it's light to carry around. I use Indoor mode to keep the stronger bass.
I had to get two and they still fit my backpack without adding too much weight. The stereo sound is great and noticeably better!
I really like the design too compared to others that are round or too industrial looking. The straps are very helpful as well when securing it to the outside of my backpack.
All the above and more had one, now have two. Let me tell you 1 + 1 = 3. I have a very expensive, high end stereo with the latest and greatest DAC, speakers that sand 4 feet off the ground etc. The stereo imaging from these two and realistic bass for their size have blown me away... Beach, boat, picnic, hotel, pool, anywhere - buy them now, you will not be disappointed!
Just got it as a gift and this is insane, Sounds absolutely amazing
If you like stereo separation the two system set up is fantastic
I love this product..I had it for about a year now and it's perfect for being on a boat and going out on the deck or by the pool. I also lost the cap piece on the back of the speaker and the customer service was exceptional and replaced the cap for free. I researched many portable waterproof speakers and I am very happy with the quality and price for this speaker.
I got this speaker the Brv-x last summer and it keeps on keeping on! It's one of the best speakers I've ever used and as a general contractor music makes the work day that much more enjoyable. I live in upstate New York by the finger lakes so we get with any type of weather you can think of almost all in one day sometimes. Just last week when we were working on roof I brought the speaker with me for obvious reasons, and when we were moving the bundle of shingles I wasn't thinking. By accident I hit off the top of the roof and it tumbled to the ground and my heart sank. I thought for sure it was shot but I got down and grabbed, and it connected back up with my phone with no problem. It to me has no real noticeable physical damage at all. I use it when ever I can also to shoveling snow to out boating and, being splashed by friends on jet skis has no problem keeps going I love it. It also has one of the better speakers I've heard from a phone/iPod it has the perfect acoustic sound to it ever. I love the indoor outdoor feature perfect feature for parties and then working and having outdoors. also has saved me a few times when you forget to bring your wall outlet some where but you have it charged and you can charge your phone from it. I love it and would recommend it to anyone.
I brought my small favorite portable speaker at Walmart on my yearly trip to Puerto Rico. I love it! I travel everywhere with it. It sounds much louder indoors than outdoors but its a must have. I also attach it to my bicycle. About the waterproof, well I haven't test it on water because I'm afraid it won't work. But if the company says and shows it waterproof than believe it. I just love my portable speaker so much that I do not let anyone touch or borrow it. The only problem I had was with the charger. For whatever reason, the charger does not work anymore so I had to order another one which was not expensive and its free shipping on Braven website..............
DO NOT GET ONE GET TWO!!!! This thing is awesome, I strap it to my ATV, strap it to the canopy at the beach,strap it on the kids wagon for the Zoo, set it on my patio at home,bring it camping and set on the side of the pool so I can fool with it while my hands are wet. Do not hesitate with this purchase and Do not let the price scare you. I have been owning one for about a year and ordered one more for the beach this year. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.
I bought this speaker about a year ago and I find it the most amazing speaker I've ever had. It TRUMPS every other portable speaker I have seen. It may not be as loud as they get, but it is definitely the most quality with excellent low ends and realistic high ends. Truly HD audio, pure quality. That is where it excels, for its size it has the best quality noise especially in the bass capabilities bringing every in ahh to its simple power in such a small size and rugged form factor.
The fact that it is versatile only makes this speaker more amazing, I have brought this thing anywhere you can imagine and done anything you can imagine to it whether it falls on sand, concrete, dirt, mud, water. I can just rinse it off, dry it and were good to go again. This speaker is truly worth the money I paid for it just out the use of it, as well as the money saved from it not breaking on my adventures. Truly Pleased and Highly recommended.
These things are a MUST have, if you dont have two, yes i said two, then go and get them, THE'RE AWESOME!
I've owned this speaker for a year now. Although it was awesome out of the box, I wanted to wait a while before reviewing. I elected to go this route, as opposed to cutting a bunch of holes in my 21' bay boat for speakers. Glad I did!
Mine has been exposed to a saltwater environment for about 8 of the 12 months that I've owned it. Much of the rest of the time it's been kept outdoors, not protected from the salt air or humidity. I just grabbed it today to begin charging it for this year's Spring fishing. It was still over halfway charged. I paired it with the phone, and it sounds as good today as the day that I bought it. My best friend bought one for his boat after hearing mine, and is equally impressed. Keep in mind that you're not going to get the bass of full sized speakers, but in "indoor" mode, it gets pretty low.
My number one concern was the reliability of the unit in a harsh environment, and with getting beaten up by bouncing and vibration - it has passed all of these tests with flying colors. Hope this review helps!
I love my Braven BRV-X. The sound quality is incredible for such a small package.
I only wish that it had a DC Adapter so that I can charge it in my car when I'm out... if not, a USB charger would work as well.
I purchased one of these in December 2014. I quickly ordered another so I could pair them in stereo. The sound is fantastic. It's hard to believe the sound they produce. This product is perfect for the outdoor / music enthusiast, although I enjoy them indoors as well. I was hesitant to spend this much on portable speakers. No regrets at all. I couldn't be more pleased with this product. Well done Braven. Thanks!
I got my BRV-X as a groomsman's gift from a fellow music enthusiast and outdoorsman. I love this little box! The sound is really, really good, not like many of the other portable units that I've seen that have no bass. This one has it! Our one-year-old son is discovering music, and this has been a great "toy" for him. I can put some music on, set the unit on the ground close to him, and it's so durable I don't have to worry about him being delicate with it. What a great way for a child to have access to music! Now I just need another one for myself, ha ha. I highly recommend this product.
I got the BRV-X as a belated Christmas gift a couple of weeks ago...the label "wireless speaker" hardly does this product justice.
- Sound -- loud and crisp, great bass. Indoor/outdoor is genius -- indoor gives you more bass, I was shocked how good it sounds, especially when placed on a flat surface; the outdoor mode emphasizes the mid- to high-range so the sound carries much farther.
- Portability -- certainly not pocket-sized, but I wanted more than pocket-sized sound. Easily fits in a day pack or weekend bag
- Durability -- I've only had it 2 weeks, but have used in in the shower with no problem. It has an IP rating of 7, which technically means it should be able to be submerged at 1 meter for 30 minutes and still work. I read a review where a guy was pissed because he tried and it didn't. Don't care, and not gonna try. Just let me take it to the beach, out in the rain, in the shower and I'll be happy. Haven't dropped it yet, but I'm suspect of any electronics being able to take a long drop onto a hard floor. If it gets knocked off a table and doesn't work, I'll update the review.
- Form factor -- the rubber coating and speaker grill are substantial, rubber does not feel like it will rub through or rip, ever. All the buttons have a solid feel to them. The cap on the back seals tight, just make sure you close it all the way. The rubber feet are excellent (maybe silicone-based?); very sticky but no residue or marks.
- Functionality -- being able to charge your phone is a great feature, the battery life has been outstanding so far, I didn't even know it had a microphone (noise-canceling no less) for the speakerphone function. Buttons are multi-purpose and intuitive, nice that the volume up/down buttons also control your audio source. You can also pair up another one and get left/right stereo separation.
- Value -- *cannot* beat the value of the current price online.
Had not heard of the Braven brand before this, but I'm their new biggest fan. I'm getting another one to pair up and use for bigger parties.