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Braven 625s

Portable Bluetooth® powered speaker system with LED flashlight (Black with gray)

9 Reviews

Item # 832B625BGB

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Our take on the Braven 625s

Ready to go? So's the Braven 625s. This portable Bluetooth speaker system features a rugged, shock-abosrbing exterior that protects its airplane-grade aluminum case. And it has a detachable LED flashlight — great for camping. The system comes with its own water-resistant dry bag to further protect it from the elements.

Ready to go? So's the Braven 625s. This portable Bluetooth speaker system features a rugged, shock-abosrbing exterior that protects its airplane-grade aluminum case. And it has a detachable LED flashlight — great for camping. The system comes with its own water-resistant dry bag to further protect it from the elements.

Braven 625s Bluetooth portable speaker system

Bluetooth connectivity for music and talk

Stream audio from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, laptop or other device. a call comes in on your phone while you're listening to tunes, you can hit the Answer button on the side of the speaker to talk hands-free using the 625s' built-in microphone.

Your music, loud and clear

The 625s has two custom 1-9/16” high-performance full-range drivers that deliver clean, accurate sound, with a pair of passive bass radiators to reinforce the low tones. A line-level minijack output lets you daisy-chain two or more of the speakers together for even bigger sound.

Portability and a power bank

The built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 16 hours of continuous operation. It also serves as a power bank for your portable device. If your phone is running low, plug it into the USB port via the included charging cable. The system's LED flashlight is also powered through the USB port.

Product Highlights:

  • Bluetooth wireless operation
  • range: 30 feet
  • built-in noise-canceling microphone for hands-free wireless speakerphone operation
  • two 1-9/16" full-range drivers and dual passive bass radiators
  • durable aircraft-gauge aluminum casing with shock-absorbing housing
  • stereo minijack input for portable devices (mini-to-mini cable included)
  • built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 16 hours
  • recharges your portable device via included USB Type A to USB mini charging cable
  • USB-powered detachable LED flashlight
  • detachable lanyard
  • water-resistant dry bag
  • 6-3/16"W x 2-5/8"H x 1-13/16"D
  • weight 1 lb.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Bluetooth speaker
  • AC-to-USB power adapter (5V/1000mA)
  • 4 AC power plugs (US/UK/EU/AU)
  • 41" USB-to-microUSB charging cable
  • 26" Stereo minijack cable
  • USB flashlight attachment
  • Carry bag
  • Owner's Guide
  • Pairing/Charging Instructions
  • AC power plug instructions
  • Removal note

The Braven 625s is a nice speaker for the price. It synced up easily with my phone. Not ideal for a large area, but still very good sound.

EC, Milw, WI


Braven 625s Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(9 Reviews)

Excellent little speaker!

Anthony F from San Francisco,CA on 6/6/2014

This is a very small, industrial-looking little Bluetooth speaker that simply kicks. Great frequency range, terrific volume, will fill up a room, weighs almost nothing, has a plug for every country, comes with a flashlight and a nice rugged carrier bag. Did I mention it kicks? Really surprising amount of good clear present sound from such a small device. Sure it's not a full-size stereo, but again: for its size, it's simply amazing. Best small speaker I've ever heard. Bought it because my car is too old to have an aux input. Now I keep this thing in my glove box, and I get to hear all my music.

Pros: Size, sound, design, features, accessories.

Cons: What cons?

Nice Speaker

EC from Milw, WI on 6/5/2014

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The Braven 625s is a nice speaker for the price. It synced up easily with my phone. Not ideal for a large area, but still very good sound.

Pros: Value, ease of use, sound quality

Cons: None

Great sound out of a little box

Rhody from Rhode Island on 5/17/2014

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Great sound with good bass response. Good highs and mids for jazz. Excellent battery life. I use it daily and charge it every 5 days or so. Nice extras too. Haven't used the flashlight yet or charged my phone but I'm sure I will. Would definitely recommend this speaker to anyone looking for great sound at a reasonable price.

Pros: Size, sound quality, battery life

Cons: None yet

Raven Speaker

Chaz from Bella Vista, AR on 5/9/2014

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Awesome sound and everything you need to connect to any device. We use it every time were in the hot tub and when were outdoors working in the garden.

Pros: Sound, adapters, rugged for the outdoors

Cons: None


Anonymous from 08889 on 4/19/2014

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Just great.



Awesome little speaker

Nice little bluetooth speaker from Rochester,NY on 4/18/2014

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this is a great little speaker. connects with not issues.

Pros: Small and sturdy

Cons: none yet

Good price for what you get

Drew from New Hampshire on 3/17/2014

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This has very good sound. The volume is good, but If you're outdoors, it's only good for a small group (around a campfire, playing a round of golf, out on the boat fishing, etc.). You'll need a more expensive model (or some daisy chains) if you want something for the backyard BBQ crowd. I love it for watching shows/movies on my tablet or phone, especially when headphones won't work (cooking dinner, getting ready in the morning, etc.). Very durable - I've dropped it several times, and the rubber exterior absorbs very well. The phone charger is a GREAT feature. The hands-free calling works well, too. I could do without the flashlight and save some $ on the price.

Pros: Full sound, phone charge feature, good volume, durable

Cons: Inflated price with the flashlight feature


Deuce from Sulphur Springs TX on 6/3/2013

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Braven is easy to use, holds charge. Works great indoors but sound is not big enough for outdoors.

Pros: Extremely easy to use and very portable.

Cons: Sound is not big enough for outdoors

Braven 625

A. I from Georgia on 4/4/2013

The Braven portable speakers do what they say will do. They are no way a replacement for any home audio component but if you need a little tunes in a shop or any other small area it will do fine. I have taken it outside to the pool area to see how well it would fair and I don't think it will be usable around the pool if there is at all any background noise. It's just not very loud. I have a BIG Jambox by Jawbone that will handle any situation. This Braven will have to do on my desk or in the shower. It does sound better than the small jam box or the Dr. Dre Pill.

Pros: Compact, charges iPhone , rugged. Clear sound.

Cons: Not loud enough for any outdoor setting.


Hands-on research

Product Research


Bluetooth Wireless Speaker: The Braven 625s Bluetooth speaker is Bluetooth version 3.0+EDR compliant and is ideal for your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, audio player, and other devices. The Braven 625s supports Bluetooth audio streaming (A2DP) and Bluetooth hands-free communication (HFP 1.5/HSP 1.1). The 625s speaker can sync wirelessly with most Bluetooth enabled devices (but not all). The 625s is capable of remembering the last 8 devices paired with it and will automatically search for previous connections when the speaker is initially turned on. The speaker is also capable of being paired with two devices simultaneously, though audio can only be played from one device at a time.

  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Braven 625s Bluetooth speaker streams stereo music wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices such as your Apple iOS device, Android smartphones, Blackberry, computer/PC or other devices. The Braven 625s offers basic playback control (Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) over your music. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to view song/artist information.
  • Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The 625s speaker features a built-in microphone and a answer/end button so you can answer phone calls from the speaker. When the 625s is synced via Bluetooth with your mobile phone and a call comes in, your music will be pause and the phone's ring tone will play over the 625s speaker. Simply press the answer/end button on the speaker to answer your call through the Braven 625s. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to view video calls, manually enter a phone number, and control other advanced phone functions.
Note:  If Bluetooth connection is lost, the speaker will look to re-establish that connection again, but will not automatically look for the device again if the Bluetooth connection is turned off on the device until the speaker is turned off and then turned on again. If the device goes out of range and then comes back into Bluetooth range, the speaker will automatically reestablish the connection.

Class D Amp + Passive Radiator Speaker Design: The 625s Bluetooth speaker features dual front-firing 1.5625" full-range drivers powered by a 6W Class D digital amplifier for detailed sound. Two rear-firing 1.5625" passive radiators provide complementary midbass.

Auxiliary Input: For devices that do not support Bluetooth, the Braven 625s features an auxiliary input (3.5mm) and includes a stereo minijack audio cable that can be connected between the Braven speaker and your music player. The Braven speaker can be used with music players that have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Audio Output: The Braven 625s's 3.5mm audio output lets you daisy chain multiple Braven speakers together for increased sound. The speaker's audio output also lets you use the 625s as a Bluetooth receiver, by connecting it to your other home audio system (sound will be heard from the Braven 625s and your home system).

Note: When daisy chaining to another speaker, adjustments made to volume level of "master" unit will also take place on the "slave" unit; however volume can also be independently adjusted on the "slave" speaker. For best performance, all speakers in the daisy chain should be placed at a minimum distance of 2' from each other

USB Charging Port: The Braven 625s is designed to efficiently charge mobile phones and other small portable devices that draw power from a 0.5A to 1A charge, via the speaker's USB (type-A) port. To charge your mobile device, simply plug the USB end of your phone's charging cable into the Braven speaker's USB port and plug your phone into the other end. Once both ends are connected, your phone will begin charging. The Braven 625s won't charge unless the speaker's battery has some charge and is in the "On" position. On a full charge, without music playing, your 625s can charge a typical smartphone to approximately 50-70% (depending on model/battery size). You can also continue to listen to your device's music through the Braven speaker, while its charging (as long as the Braven speaker has an adequate charge).

Note: The Braven 625s is not designed to charge a tablet or any other device requiring a higher powered (2A) USB connection. This USB charging port cannot be used for audio streaming. 

Rechargeable Battery: The Braven 625s speaker has a built-in rechargeable lithium-polymer battery (3.7V/1700mAh) that provides up to 16 hours of playback time at moderate volume levels. You can easily recharge the battery using the included charging cable and a free USB (type-A) port on your computer, or the included AC power adapter. Charging time is approximately 3 to 4 hours. An  LED indicates battery level and charging status. You can continue to play your music through the Braven speaker while it charges.

Note: The Braven 625s speaker should be charged for 4 hours before initial use.

USB Flashlight: The Braven 625s speaker includes a USB flashlight which can be connected to the speaker's USB (type-A) port.

Waterproof Carrying Pouch: The Braven 625s comes with a weatherproof carrying pouch to protect it during storage and travel.

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Staff Reviews

Product reviews from the Crutchfield Labs

Great sound with some clever features

Written by David Brown, Staff Writer - Creative, on 3/25/2013 10:24:00 AM

I was really impressed with not only the sound quality of the Braven 625s but the sound quantity. This little Bluetooth speaker really packs a punch, with sound that is clear and smooth with some nice low-end impact. I loved moving it between my bathroom and bedroom while getting ready for work in the morning. It sounded great with hardly a dropout while streaming music from MOG or talk radio from SiriusXM with my iPod touch®.

When a late winter snowstorm threatened to leave us without power, I charged up the 625s so its battery could charge my household's mobile devices. It even has a flashlight attachment, making this an indispensable gadget for camping, road trips, or simply around the house.

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