• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Rugged with Great Sound!

    • Written by from Houston

    Braven may not been widely known (yet) but I have given several speakers as gifts to family & friends, who all love the sound quality and added practicality of having an external battery on the go.

    The 855s is a great device: the sound quality (for music & as a speakerphone) is superb, the IPX water resistance means that you can take your music poolside or to the beach with no worries, and the charging capacity/battery life is unrivaled by any other model by any other manufacturer. You can monitor how much battery you have left with handy LEDs on the side. Easy to set up and use.

    The price is a bit on the higher side but you get a terrific all around device. The build quality is obvious from the moment you open the packaging.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The most impressive portable speaker EVER!

    • Written by from Eastvale

    I compared the Braven 855s to a number of other products including the Jambox, Bose and Beats. Understand that portable speakers are not for true audiophiles. But if you are going camping or going to the park, this speaker provides an abundance of great sound. Yes, the 855s is on the higher end of the price spectrum, but even at the price it's worth it. My priorities were sound quality and battery life. When compared against the competition, the 855s comes out on top. Throw in the fact that it is water resistant and capable of powering up my phone are simply bonus features the others can't match. One piece of advice, be sure to press both the plus and minus buttons on top to activate the HD sound. As is, the 855s plays great, but the turning on of this feature makes a huge difference. It's not clearly articulated in the directions. The set up is very easy. I had my iPhone hooked up within seconds of turning it on. Within a couple of minutes, I had it hooked up to several devices. I am very pleased with my purchase and I eagerly look forward to my next Braven purchase!

    41 of 47 people found this useful