88
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Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

With the 850 portable speaker, Braven delivers a stunning industrial design while still providing superb sound quality. The look of Braven's speakers may not appeal to everyone, but if you prefer minimalist and industrial, then this speaker has your name on it. Digital Trends says Braven has created a "timeless aesthetic" with their speakers, which not only look good, but also have "solid build quality." The size and weight may make the Braven 850 a little less than fully portable, with it topping the scale at roughly 3 pounds. If you do decide to take it out on the town, the built-in battery is rated for 20 hours of play time. Music playback on the 850 sounds "excellent," according to TechBargains, and GottaBeMobile says it can fill up a "dorm room, large him great room ... or a small auditorium" with sound. At $299 the Braven is priced pretty high comparative to other portable options, but its build quality, design, top-notch sound, and built-in battery (which also allows you to charge your phone) do make it an enticing option for those who are okay with the premium price.

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Audio quality

8.4
 

Design and form factor

8.4
 

Durability

8.0
 

Portability

6.0
 

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