April 16th 2012 3:37 pm

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conclusion:We like it

89 July 17th 2012 11:09 am

The Braven 650 is a sturdy, versatile, great-sounding portable Bluetooth speaker, and a worthy competitor to the gdgt Must-have Jawbone Jambox. It has a great set of useful features, including a speakerphone, USB charger for your mobile devices, and the ability to be daisy chained to other Bravens for extra power. It's slightly larger than the Jambox, but still highly portable, and is durable enough to go anywhere your music takes you.

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$450.00

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Critic reviews

8.4
9 reviews
  • Audio quality
    8.4
  • Design and form factor
    8.3
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Portability
    8.0

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User reviews

9.0
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9.0
ZDNet Jun 20, 2012

The Braven 650 is available now for $189.99 and in my opinion it is one of the best portable speakers I have ever tried out. While I like my Nokia Play 360 speakers, this one is MUCH more portable and will be traveling with me on the road.

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8.0
Sound+Vision Jun 28, 2012

So if your main interest is simply being able to keep entertained wherever you are, or maybe to rock a (small) party with a pocket-sized piece of gear, the Braven is a good bet.

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8.0
PC World May 4, 2013

The Braven 650 portable speaker is more than just that -- it’s also a portable phone battery, charging your mobile if you’re not near a power point. It’s as easy to use as any Bluetooth speaker could be, and it sounds pretty good too.

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9.0
Cult of Mac Jun 14, 2012

Braven didn’t come along and try to make a JamBox copy. Instead, the company made a very good portable speaker, which bests its famous rival in many ways.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Jul 12, 2012

It may not be as loud or as bass-heavy as the Jambox, but the Braven 650 does sound very nice indeed ... Our only real concern is the slightly low volume output, and the cost of buying one, which is pretty substantial.

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8.0
iLounge Jun 8, 2012

Braven 650 is an updated version of Zephyr 550, featuring a modestly tweaked exterior, improved sound quality, a smaller internal battery, and a higher price tag.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Feb 11, 2013

It has double the battery life of most competitors, audio output and the ability to charge your phone, all of which are genuinely useful additions. Add in sound quality that is easily enough for most travel purposes and you can colour us impressed.

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8.0
Digital Trends Jul 13, 2012

Though a little pricey in comparison to some, the Brazen 600 offers a winning combination of a rich feature set, clean, simple design, and superior audio quality which bests nearly all of its like-sized competitors.

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