The Speakers to Beat Under 6k
Once in a while we stumble upon really phenomenal products that deliver outstanding value for money. An example would be the Elliot Speakers which we called the best wireless speakers under Php1,000. Today we have another one of those products. If the Elliot Audio was the speaker to beat under Php1,000, the Braven Balance is a feature-packed rugged wireless speaker that shames the competition playing in the sub-Php6,000 price range.
Rugged and Tough
Unlike a lot of other wireless speakers that tend to break down rather easily, the Braven Balance was made to withstand abuse. It has an IPX7 Waterproof Rating which means you can submerge this bad boy in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. The rubber exterior also makes it tough and durable enough to withstand accidental falls and bumps.
Go Beyond Max Volume
If you’re bringing this outdoor, you can crank up the volume beyond maximum levels by enabling BOOST MODE. By holding down power and the volume up button simultaneously you can activate this mode and the speakers go on overdrive. Without Boost Mode you can easily fill up a standard sized room with music. With Boost Mode you can do the living room or outdoors.
The Braven Balance can also go the distance. It’s powered by a 4,000mAh rechargeable battery and we got an average of 13-15 hours of playtime before it runs out of juice. That’s definitely impressive since most wireless battery powered speakers just go to 8-9 hours. This is arguably one of the more longer lasting ones in the market. Oh, you can also use the USB port on the Balance to charge your smartphone. Yep, this also doubles as a Power Bank of sorts!
When it comes to sound quality, the Braven Balance is easily comparable to the output that you get with the more expensive Bose SoundLink Color (around Php9,000 locally). You get the same level of detail and clarity but with a little more bass. The creators of this made the sound signature lean towards the lower end since they probably thought that people would use this to party in the beach.
If you guys are looking for high quality rugged wireless speakers that won’t totally break the bank, we recommend you guys test out the Braven Balance. It comes in a variety of colors and it sells for a little less than Php6,000. It’s currently being sold in Digital Walker and Beyond the Box.