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conclusion:We're mixed

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Braven's 625s is a compact, sturdy Bluetooth speaker that can be chained to other Braven speakers for extra impact, and includes a USB port to charge your phone. While What HiFi says that "for sound quality, you can do better," the site also points out that "the Braven still has plenty of merit," especially if you're looking for "a solid, outdoor-friendly design and fancy being able to charge your devices when you’re out and about in the wilderness." MacObserver also likes the speaker's rugged features, pointing out that "the speaker itself is shock-proof. If you happen to knock the speaker off your picnic table, you don’t have to worry about damaging the 625s." That could make this speaker worth considering, especially since, as IntoMobile says, it "comes with a full mid range, a nice bass that doesn’t distort as you turn up the volume."

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8.0
Wired Aug 12, 2012

I can’t imagine listening to my music any other way. Between the ease of setting it up on my devices and the clarity of the sound coming from it, I am sold.

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7.0
Gizmodo Jun 21, 2012

It's cheaper than the Jambox for basically identical sound quality, with better connectivity and battery life.

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8.0
iLounge Jun 9, 2012

Braven 625s is a new ruggedized model with grid-textured rubber wrapped around its body, save for metal front and back plates. It has a smaller battery inside, but comes with a water-resistant dry bag, flash light, and wrist strap that aren’t included with 650.

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8.0
What Hi-Fi Sep 12, 2012

For sound quality, you can do better, but the Braven still has plenty of merit. If you value the wireless portability, need a solid, outdoor-friendly design and fancy being able to charge your devices when you’re out and about in the wilderness, then it’s worth considering.

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7.0
MacObserver Sep 4, 2012

Braven’s 625s has style, ruggedness, and excellent sound quality. The ability to use the speaker as a portable charging station for iPhones and iPods is great for longer outdoor excursions. I’d definitely recommend the device for daily use as well as outdoor events.

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8.0
IntoMobile Aug 29, 2012

The 625s is begging for you to take it on your adventures. It comes with a weatherproof bag and flashlight. The Braven 625s is appropriate for just about any situation except maybe a huge party, as it doesn’t get that loud, but it will definitely play music over a room full of people having a good...

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