BRV-PRO, BRV-X Speakers, and more reviewed from top audiophiles and technology critics in this week’s press recap.
Pros: Impressive audio output for its size. Waterproof, rugged design. Works with a wide array of outdoor focused accessories.
Bottom Line: The Braven BRV-PRO is a quality portable Bluetooth speaker that is waterproof and compatible with multiple accessories, including GoPro action mounts.
“For outdoor-types, though, the BRV-PRO will feel something like the GoPro of Bluetooth speakers.”
“Braven’s BRV-PRO is so rugged you probably have to drive a truck you built with your bare hands and chop down trees for a living before they’ll let you have one. This adventure-ready speaker comes with snap-on accessories like a solar panel, or extra battery, if the standard 15 hours of playback time doesn’t offer enough Springsteen to soundtrack your hike in the Alaskan foothills (or you drained it by charging your phone). Another addition makes it compatible with GoPro mounts. Because, apparently, if you’re BASE jumping in silence then you’re doing it wrong.”
“The market is now flooded with Bluetooth speakers of all designs. There are some that specifically go for looks only, while others aim for the highest quality of sound. And then there’s BRAVEN, a company that aims to bring a great, rugged-looking Bluetooth speaker that also sounds great.”
“The BRAVEN BRV-Pro Wireless HD Bluetooth speaker runs for an impressive 15 hours on one charge. It can also act as a charger for your mobile device with its built-in 2200mAh Lithium-ion battery. This Bluetooth speaker also has an optional solar panel charger. What’s more, the BRV-Pro can also be used to take and make calls hands-free with ease, thanks to its noise-cancelling microphone. It weighs just under 1.5 pounds, so it’s highly portable.”
“Look, if you are anything like us, your music needs to be with you at all times; no matter where you go. Well we’ve seen a range of durable and dope speaker set ups that allow you to do just that, but today we get something different. Today we get a look at the new Braven BRV-Pro, one of the most durable, functional and impressive bluetooth speakers in the game.”
“If you live an active life and want music with you everywhere, the Braven BRV-PRO offers an affordable option that should handle what you dish out. It’s waterproof and built durably, and it can get loud enough to be heard outside.”
“The extra size allows for larger drivers than those of the BRV-1, and, consequentially, better audio quality. But the real advantage over the BRV-1 comes in the accessories you can add. The BRV-PRO comes with a strap, which works for fixing the speaker to a tree, but other options, sold separately, are more intriguing.”
“A $15 mount accessory makes the speaker compatible with mounts used for GoPro and similar action cams, so you can secure the BRV-PRO on your surfboard or bike. Meanwhile, a $50 solar panel means you’ll never run out of power while the sun shines.”
“Still, as an affordable speaker that can take a beating, the BRV-PRO delivers.”
The palm-sized Braven Lux speaker not only looks more stylish than most portable speakers but is water-resistant too. Coming with a 12-hour battery life you can borrow the charge to power your phone if needed and even take conference calls on the device thanks to a built in microphone.
The BRV-PRO is the world’s most rugged and versatile Bluetooth Speaker of this size. Certified with an IPX7 waterproof rating, the BRV-PRO’s metal housing is built to take a beating and can be outfitted with a solar charging panel, rechargeable battery pack, sound-doubling stacking plates and GoPro compatible mounting system. Add that to a 15 hour battery life, the ability to steal juice for your phone and a built in microphone and this is travel ready from the get-go.
“Of all the speakers I’ve tested, the Braven BRV-X (199.99) can take just about anything you could possibly dish out. It’s designed like a piece of military hardware — rugged, boxy, and durable. It’s waterproof and shockproof, and will keep you jamming for a full 12 hours without needing to juice up. It’s built with dirt, mud, and sand in mind, and you can even swap between indoor and outdoor listening modes, so your music will sound great no matter what kind of adventure you might have in store.”
“This weather-resistant, IPX3-certified Bluetooth speaker promises to play for 28 straight on a single charge. Inside it are packed 2 full-range drivers paired with 2 passive radiators for enhanced bass response.”