Though first released in April 2014, Denon’s Envaya speaker still meets all of our mobile needs today. The fairly large, three-pound unit pumps music loud and clear facing up, or outwards if you use the nifty built-in kickstand. There’s no hassle of downloading an app, setting it up with a WiFi network or anything; just flip your Bluetooth on and start streaming. The multi-point Bluetooth tech supports up to three people connected to the device at once, and once the current user hits pause, another friend can play their burning guilty pleasure.
Underneath the grille are two 2.25-inch full-range drivers, Class D digital amplifier, and advanced signal-processing help from industry leaders Waves’ (nearly every producer and recording engineer is familiar with their audio plugins) MaxxAudio tech. What does this mean? Whether it’s streaming Enya or Kanye, the speaker emits a bigger and fuller sound than what we would expect from consumer audio products of similar size and price. The bass never feels like it’s lacking, and overall, it fills up the space.
There’s a USB port on the side to charge mobile devices, plus an AUX input. Also helpful is a battery indicator status next to the power button, to assure that you’re 100% prepped for the pool party. And the party can last until sunrise, or at least, 10 hours from its start, as that’s how long the Envaya’s rechargeable battery can allegedly run.
Available in a white or black (as shown here) finish, the speaker also comes with three additional grille cloths, offering a total of four different, splashy colors. That’s certainly not the norm, as many companies typically sell those kinds of accessories separately.
The Denon Envaya retails for $199 and the brand currently is offering their wireless sweat-proof AH-W150 Fitness Headphones for free with every purchase.
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