Braven HD Bluetooth Speaker Review

May 27, 2023
David Sunnyside

This is one of the most powerful and loudest portable bluetooth speakers on the market. It is water-resistant and can blast a powerful audio with a great thump of bass unlike many other speakers in this price range. The battery life is also long enough to last all day with a 16 hour playtime. It is easy to use and comes with a built in speakerphone. It is perfect for picnics and parties and can even double as a bottle opener.

Braven is one of the youngest audio equipment manufacturers on the market and this flagship model is the embodiment of their mission: to make high-end Bluetooth speakers that can withstand anything the outdoors throws at them. With its rugged design and 16-hour playtime, it is a tough competitor to the likes of UE Megaboom.

At 10 x 3 x 4.3 inches, the BRV-XXL resembles a brick in both form and weight; it's more than four pounds, which means you probably won't want to carry it around in your pack, and it's twice as heavy as the 30-ounce UE Megaboom.

Its big body, however, offers plenty of room to house the two drivers and passive radiators that help it deliver impressive sound. Its sound quality leaves a lot to be desired, though, as it doesn't offer the greatest stereo separation. Plus, it doesn't support daisy chaining, which would allow you to pair two of these speakers for stereo audio.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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