Review: BRAVEN 855s – big sound, big box with water resistance – EFTM

Review: BRAVEN 855s – big sound, big box with water resistance

This is the biggest “portable” Bluetooth speaker I’ve seen – it weights 1.5kg and packs a punch with every gram.  The Braven brand is growing from strength to strength...

This is the biggest “portable” Bluetooth speaker I’ve seen – it weights 1.5kg and packs a punch with every gram.  The Braven brand is growing from strength to strength in this wireless speaker market and their quality and sound shouldn’t be overlooked.

IMG_9553The Water resistance of the BRV-1 was so appealing to me we’ve had one in our bathroom ever since my first review.  Sometimes it’s better to sing along in the shower not just sing:)

So what do you do with something that is just massively bigger than that little beast.  You use it outdoors – this 855s has so much sound you could keep a whole party entertained and certainly have a great soundtrack when you’re out camping or at the beach.

At $399 you’re going to want to keep an eye on it though.

IMG_9552It’s pumping out an amazing 20W of sound from a speaker that is 24cm wide, 10cm tall and 7cm deep.

The rubberised packaging makes it feel quite durable, and as I’ve mentioned it’s water-resistant (IPX3).  We’re talking aircraft-grade aluminium on the great looking grill and on the inside you’ve got enough battery to charge devices while it’s going.

IMG_9551Grab another 855s or an 850 from Braven and you can pair them up for left and right stereo sound.

Fantastic deep and crisp sound at all levels makes this a product at the head of its class.  Well worth a look – and listen.

Braven 855s Wireless Speaker
Date Published: 05/17/2014
Great sound, big sound, water resistance and a good look to boot.
5 / 5 stars
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