10 watts of power produces clear, loud sound. Designed for listening in outdoor environments. USB power bank can be used to charge other devices such as smartphones and MP3 players. When used in outdoor environments, the durability of the BRV-X really shines. The molding is rubber-coated to withstand shocks from accidental impacts, and the waterproof exterior protects against even the worst of conditions. Listen no matter the weather conditions. The Bluetooth connection remains reliable in all conditions as well.
The 12-hour battery life is not bad, but we wish this unit designed for outdoor use had the longer battery life of some other Braven models.
The sound-balancing technology of this model offers clear sound without distortion, and without burying the bass. The 4,400 mAh battery can last an impressive 18 hours on a full charge, making extended outdoor use a possibility. When being used outdoors, the Balance also protects against inclement weather conditions with the protective waterproof exterior available on other Braven models. A USB power bank is also included.
While the sound-balancing technology offers very clear sound, this model is not quite as loud as some others when used outdoors.
The 12 hour battery life is adequate for extended use in outdoor home environments. Reliable wireless connection offers enough range to connect to an indoor device when outside. The waterproof exterior defends against pool splashes or unexpected rainstorms. Protective rubber coating is available in several stylish colors. A built-in microphone and speaker allows users to receive phone calls from a connected device.
While it includes the USB power bank like other Braven models, this unit is not as powerful as some and takes longer to charge devices.
The USB power bank charges external devices quickly, and the powerful battery can last up to 22 hours on a full charge. The slim design is intended to make this model exceptionally portable, and the waterproof and dirtproof exterior makes this a good option for use on the beach, on camping trips, or in any other environment where protection against the elements is important. 20 watts of power creates adequate volume without distortion.
This model is a little heavy for a unit with so many other portability features.
For users who value the aesthetics of their speaker, the pearl color and exterior design is notably attractive. The 12 hour run time of a fully-charged battery is adequate for most users. Includes the weatherproof features for which Braven is known. The sound quality is good, and is really enhanced when paired with a second speaker using Braven's TrueWireless technology. The 1,400 mAh USB power bank can be used to charge external devices such as smartphones or MP3 players.
The aux input and USB power bank can only be accessed by removing part of the protective exterior cover.
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For wireless listening no matter where you are, Braven speakers are durable and sound great. Their impressive batteries can run for 12 to 22 hours, and some models have external USB cords that can be used to charge other devices. The waterproofing in some speakers is reliable, and the tough rubber exteriors prevent damage from drops so you can bring these speakers on any adventure. The Bluetooth connectivity is reliable, and some speakers include an auxiliary cable as well. A range of bold and bright colors are available. Though the sound quality is excellent, not all Braven speakers can handle loud volumes.