Braven BRV-PRO

Braven BRV-PRO Review

The Braven portable speaker of the extreme and tough people has just made even tougher and more rugged by Braven. Add to that those even cooler and improved add-ons and accessories. As Braven puts it that “fearless” is their middle name, their new BRV-PRO is now dubbed as the most rugged and most versatile Braven portable speaker bluetooth [of this size] in the market today.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Rugged Design
  • Considerable long wireless range
  • Powerbank Functionality
  • Fully customizable with cool accessories
  • Built-in Noise-Cancelling Mic [Make & Answer Calls Hands-Free]LiveAudio Technology
  • 15 hours of battery life

Braven BRV-PRO is worth it for its tag price, which is at $145.99.

Braven Bluetooth Speaker Review

BRV-PRO is a new addition to Braven portable speaker line – joining BRAVEN BRV-X, BRAVEN BRV-1, and BRAVEN BRV-HD.

Based on its size, BRV-Pro is hailed as the world’s most versatile and most rugged Braven portable bluetooth speaker, today. It is waterproof certified with IPX7 rating. It also produces solid sound and considerably powerful bass.

BRV-Pro can also act as a 2200mAh powerbank, and it is fully customizable given the awesome BRV ecosystem and awesome add-ons and accessories.

Braven BRV-PRO – Performance

With BRV-PRO, you can now intensify your outdoor action experience. No question, it is better than BRV-1. Though it may lacks deep bass, it performs very well at highlighting vocals. You will expect also to get clear and crisp treble tones.

Braven BRV-PRO
The BRV-Pro can handle a little bit over 90 decibels, but based on our testing, the audio quality is already distorted. To experience quality audio output, stay at 85 to 87 decibels.

Complementing it with proper accessories – like the Braven’s solar panel chargers and mounting plates and accessories, you can now endlessly and seamlessly stream your favorite audio while on the go.

Braven BRV-PRO

In addition, BRV-PRO also allows you to make and take phone calls using it’s built-in microphone.

Braven BRV-PRO – Design

Braven BRV-PRO

Braven’s BRV-PRO toughness and ruggedness is not just by the looks. Its ruggedness and toughness is real, as it’s wrapped in aluminum. It is not also afraid with water as it is waterproof. Given its IPX7 rating, BRV-Pro can survive when submerged in water (up to 1 meter deep) for up to 30 minutes.

The speaker weighs around 650 grams and with a body dimesions of 6.40 x 2.80 x 1.50 inches. If you are familiar with BRV-1, BRV-Pro is considerably bigger.
Braven BRV-PRO

You will find four buttons on top of the Braven speakers – the power button, play/pause button, volume up, and volume down buttons. Just like other devices, you can also press and hold the volume up button if you want to skip a track or if you want to go back to the the previous track just simply press and hold the volume down button.

Braven BRV-PRO

The electronic ports are strategically located at the back and protected by the cap with a latch. You will find here the micro USB port for charging, a standard USB port to recharge your other devices, as well as a nice battery power level indicator.

BRV-PRO is available in 2 color options – black/red and silver/cyan/black.

Braven BRV-PRO – Connectivity

This portable Braven speakers gives you the option to whether connect it with your device wirelessly via bluetooth connectivity or wired via its 3.5mm aux port.

Pairing it with your Android or iOS devices is very easy. You just simply hold down the play/pause button to trigger it on pairing mode and then go to your Braven bluetooth speaker review and look for “BRAVEN BRV-PRO”.
Braven BRV-PRO

Unlike other devices that only gives you around 10 feet of connectivity range (or even for the Fugoo’s 33 feet offering), you will be wowed by BRV-PRO’s around 100 feet connectivity range. However, based on our experience, at above 75 feet you may experience breaks on connections (but 75 feet is already a long range).

Braven BRV-PRO: Conclusion

Braven BRV-PRO is an affordable option that could go with your active lifestyle. This portable Braven speakers are sturdy and waterproof, so you will have peace of mind while doing extreme stunts and adventure. At the price of $145.99, the speaker gives you an awesome mix of ruggedness and customizability, given a wide range of Braven accessories.

This is definitely a good buy, and deserved a spot on our Top 10 Best Portable Speakers of 2016.

Summary

 PROS  CONS
  Huge Sound & Huge Size, yet still Portable   LiveAudio Technology can be a hit or miss
  Completely Wireless
  Powerful Speakerphone
  Outstanding battery life
  SmartSpeaker & Updatable

 

Verdict

If you are living an active and adventorous lifestyle, while wanting your favorite music to be with you anytime and anywhere, the BRV-PRO is a good option. At $145.99, you will get a sturdy and rugged portable speaker that won’t let you down.

But if you are ready to dish out a little bit more for better audio quality and toughness, then you might want to consider the Fugoo Tough (priced at $169.99 – $229.99). The JBL Charge 2+ can also be a good alternaive if you can do with just a splashproof feature – a more affordable at $119.95, as well as can offer much better bass.