Living in cramped spaces should not compromise your ability to appreciate music, hence the strong foothold Bluetooth speakers have enjoyed since their inception. Aside from being able to enjoy great sounds in your apartment, Bluetooth speakers are also portable to carry with you wherever. For this installment of First Impressions, we take a look at one of Braven’s newest offerings, the Balance Bluetooth speaker.
Last Thursday, Braven unveiled 5 types of speakers that will suit your lifestyle in every way. I’m going to enjoy one of them, Braven Balance for this unboxing and review. I would like to thank the wonderful folks from Digits Trading for sending this amazing bluetooth speaker.
Time to unload this thing from the box:
Upon seeing the Braven Balance it kinda resembles the Sentinel Carrier in X-Men: Days of the Future Past. Upon inspecting the whole speaker I noticed it was a little heavy and the paint that was used was a matte rubber finish, which gave a nice understated texture to the device. A word of caution: sweat and oil leave marks on the finish, which you could always rub off.
Initially the Braven Balance has 70 to 85 percent of charge indicating that the battery itself has a good factory top up. As I turned the device around, I noticed a reset button which was great because when something goes wrong you have an option to set the whole thing back to factory settings.
The Balance comes with standard issue ports that come with it like the 12v adaptor , one USB port for charging your smartphone or music players, and 3.5mm jack if you wish to connect your oldie but goodie iPods or your phone directly.
When I initially tested the speaker, I syncronized it with my smartphone and connectivity was a breeze. I decided first to use Spotify as a music platform and played one bass heavy song from Far East Movement – ‘Dirty Bass’ for the lows, and for the mids and highs the song of choice was Franco‘s – ‘Song for the Suspect’ to smoothen out the speakers since audio products coming from the factory are usually not played to preserve the audio signature by default.
After one hour I noticed that the speakers were not so tight. At first I judged the Braven Balance as having a dark signature or another on of those punchy, boomy-type speaker system. I was surprised that from a dark audio signature it went to balanced without the distorting the highs and lows.
Check out our full review for this product soon!