Braven 405 & Braven BRV-1 HD Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Comparison

Braven 405 & Braven BRV-1 HD Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Comparison

Looking for a wireless Bluetooth speaker with waterproof features but still confused which one to get? So stay tuned as we’re going to review the best waterproof speakers from Braven. Both have the same price, IPX7 waterproof,  wireless Bluetooth speaker but which stands out? Let’s check it out on our comparison below!

Braven BRV-1 HD Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Braven BRV-1 HD Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

The speaker from BRV-1 HD Wireless Bluetooth Speaker feels lightweight but strong, and you’ll get all the requirement you need for a Bluetooth speaker. The BRV-1 gives 12 hours of music where you can bring it anywhere from the backcountry, rock faces, skate parks, virgin powder downhills, rafting rapids, or even the beach.

The speaker is certified with an IPX7 waterproof rating so it’s protected from rainfall, splashing and can be fully submerged in water up to one metre deep for 30 minutes. And if your smartphone battery runs low, just recharge it using the BRV-1's built-in 1400mAh power bank. As simple as that right? But there’s also the downside which I think the bass could be a bit better represented.

Braven 405 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Braven 405 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

The Braven 405 can rock all day with Braven's proprietary Bass Optimization technology. This speaker is made from strong, durable plastic, build in kickstand that you can use as a belt clip with the size of a smartphone and comes with 7 multiple colour options. The speaker can keep your mobile phone charged, and the noise-canceling microphone enables hands-free speakerphone calls too.

The best thing about this speaker from Braven 405 is it gives you full-time 24 hour play time anywhere you love to go or even take it for a swim since it has the IPX7 certified waterproof and you can use it as an emergency battery. The downside is the Bluetooth coverage range is weak. So if you live in a maze of multiple rooms, you’ll find your music will be cut out once in a while.

Specs

  Braven BRV-1 HD Braven 405
Connections  
  • 33ft (10m) wireless range
  • V2.1 + EDR
  • 3.5mm stereo input
  • Micro-USB-to-USB data ports
  • Wireless pairing
 
  • 33ft (15m) Wireless range
  • 3.5mm stereo input
  • Micro-USB-to-USB data ports
 Audio  
  • 6W speaker output
  • Built-in noise-canceling microphone & speakerphone
 
  • 2 HD Drivers
  • 1 Passive
  • Microphone/Speakerphone
Power  
  • On/Off buttons
  • 12 hr playtime
  • 1400mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery
 
  • On/Off Buttons
  • 24 hr playtime
  • 2100 mAh Battery
Size  
  • Dimensions: 4.75in x 3.25in x 2.25in
  • Weight: 12.2oz
 
  • Dimensions: 5.9in x 3.6in x 1.2in
  • Weight: 10 oz (0.28kg)
Profiles Supported  
  • IOPT/HFP 1.5
  • A2DP1.0
  • AVRCP1.4
 
  • A2DP 1.2
  • HFP 1.6
  • HSP 1.2
 Waterproof
  • IPX7 certified waterproof (protected from rainfall, splashing and can be fully submersed in water up to one meter deep for 30 minutes)
 
  • IPX7 certified waterproof (can be fully submersed in water up to one meter deep for 30 minutes)
 In the Box  
  • BRAVEN BRV-1
  • BRV-1 Lanyard
  • USB to Micro-USB Cable
  • 3.5mm stereo AUX Cable
 
  • BRAVEN 405 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
  • USB to Micro-USB Cable
  • 405 Product Manual
Price A$ 99.95  A$ 99.95

Overall

There are a lot of Bluetooth speakers out there, and everyone claims to be the best with robust build quality and the best audio quality. Of course, they would as it’s all marketing speak, but then, you run into a company like Braven. The difference is the Braven 405 has a 24-hour play while the Braven BRV-1 HD has 12-hour play and also the battery for Braven 405 is 2100mAh power bank and Braven BRV-1 HD is 1400mAh power bank. The bass is better presented in the Braven 405. So if you want longer battery life and better bass, you can get the Braven 405.

So, Whether you choose the Braven 405 or Braven BRV-1 HD, both speakers have the IPX7 certified waterproof, meaning it can be fully submerged in up to one metre of water for up to 30 minute, have the emergency battery in case you run out of your phone battery or speaker, and both costs only A$ 99.95. One more thing, both speaker can be an emergency weapon in case you’re in an emergency situation as both speakers are solid, and comes in black and red.

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