Denon DSB-250BT Envaya Portable Premium Bluetooth Speaker – – i’d love to hear it in

Absolutely incredible sound and not just for the size. I ordered 2 as a stereo pair and to say they are impressive is an understatement. Stereo imaging singular is good but 2 together really shows how impressive these speakers really are. Never been wowed by a bluetooth speaker before, but these are incredible. Only way to top them and still be portable would be 2 vifa copenhagen 2. 0’s in stereo, for an extra £900. Would that be worth the £900 extra?. I have trouble believing it would, especially with just 5 hours battery and not water resistant and so portable.

I did think more than twice about buying a portable speaker at this price. Whilst it is heavier than i expected, it will easily fit in hand luggage. But most importantly, the sound is fantastic.

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  • Superior Sound – Extraordinary sound quality is further improved due to the inclusion of advance audio processing technology, bigger size drivers and more powerful amplifier modules.
  • Waterproof and durable – Denon Envaya Pocket is Water and Dust Proof. The official rating is called IP67, which means that the Envaya Pocket can stand in 1m of water for 30 minutes without damage.
  • Bluetooth aptX – The Envaya features the high quality Bluetooth aptX Low Latency standard offering CD-like audio streaming over Bluetooth minimizing latency, when supported by the streaming device.
  • Envaya Link – Looking for more power or just want to have a real stereo setup? No problem. Just pair two of the Envaya’s to play together as a stereo set.
  • Making phone calls and talking to “Siri” – Once connected by Bluetooth to your smartphone, the built-in microphone makes hand free calls an easy task. You can also talk to “Siri” on an iPhone. Transport bag not included

Despite what i had heard about the battery self discharging issue from some youtube comments on certain videos and from a couple of reviewers here on amazon i still went ahead and bought this speaker. I had high expectations that it was going to sound amazing from what i had heard of it on clavinetjunkie’s youtube videos on this speaker and it definitely meets my expectations if not exceeds them. In fact for the first few hours i was listening to it i couldn’t wipe the stupid smirk off my facei also bought a bose soundlink revolve at the same time and although that is a different beast being an omnidirectional speaker the denon envaya blows it away in every other department. Don’t get me wrong in certain situations where you are entertaining guests at a bbq for example the bose speaker sat in the middle of the crowd will give everyone the same sound and would be better suited but for sitting down with the speaker in front, the denon envaya dsb-250bt is simply amazing. I’m sure i’ll be purchasing a second one at some point to have them in stereo. If you’re sat on the fence about purchasing this speaker like i was. Edit:after owning the speaker for a little while i have deducted 2 stars due to the battery self discharging issue which is present on my speaker. I have noticed that after very little use after just 2 weeks the battery has discharged completely.

Could not recommend this speaker enough. No bells and whistles will not answer you back. Just does exactly what you expect and the sound is so smooth. For me this was money well spent.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • It really is the best for this kind of money.
  • This speakers sound is amazing! Believe the hype!
  • Smaller can be better

It may be small but sound quality is excellent, decent bass for its size without sounding false. Build quality is excellent too, solid and with a nice rubberised feel, not cheap and plasticy. Bluetooth pairing is easy and it remembers up to 8 devices. My only slight gripe is the buttons could do with with a bit of feedback, a more positive ‘click’ feel would help.

Loud enough to be heard at party’s. Attached string to add to bag while going to climbs.

Absolutely head and shoulders above anything i’ve heard in this class. You would have to spend twice that much to get any improvement in sound quality.

Kudos to the denon engineers who have managed to pack such a big sound in such a small enclosure. Played at low or high volumes whether classical or rock this deliveres great range, quality and power. Believe me when i say this beats any other bluetooth speaker in this price bracket hands down having owned and tested quite a few. Incredible when you think this is water proof and very robust like the ultimate ears but this is in another league. No app or swings and whistles but a solid great sounding speaker that does allow hands free calling and has a nifty set of hidden led battery level indicators. Battery life is proving very favourable after a few days of use. Usb-c charging would have made this perfect but that’s a very minor gripe. You won’t regret purchasing this if you appreciate quality.

Our jawbone big jambox gave up the ghost after 4 years of flawless service so it was time to purchase the next family bluetooth speaker companion. After lots of research i decided to try the denon bt250 envaya, my early impressions are very good, whilst not as loud as the jambox the clarity is far better. They both have similar battery life, but the denon also benefits from using bluetooth aptx, and an ip67 protection rating. Denon don’t make a carry case for it but i found one suitable for it on amazon and its a good fit. Search code: b019xdtovaoverall im very pleased with this speaker, a great quality product for the price.

I had the denon envaya dsb-250 but replaced it with the dsb-150 because the 250 really was far too bassy and boomy for my relatively small space. This has less bass but is no less dynamic and refined, particularly in the treble and upper mids which tended to get a bit lost with the 250. If you’re not intending to blast out loud thumping music then the dsb-150 is the one to go for. It’s a far more balanced and listenable speaker in my opinion.

Was looking for a high quality bluetooth speaker as spending several weeks overseas in a hotel with work. After hearing a couple of others and others in the range went for this one. It also sounded a lot better than jbl or ultimate ears for similar process. It pairs well with my windows 10 pc and iphone 4. Excellent sound quality good bass but also treble is excellent. I’ve had in bathroom on a shelf when in shower and it works well, have no intention of trying the waterproof claim. It has plenty of volume, but also sounds good at low level with a richness of sound. Only real down side seems to be the charging cable- it is quite fiddly. Otherwise very happy with purchase.

Last weekend i went shopping with intention on spending £200+ on the bose wireless speaker. As soon as i tried it in the shop i knew it was not for me. My denon arrived today and i am so glad that i didn’t spend the extra money. Works with my iphone and apple watch. Its not as good as my b&w 603s downstairs, but hey. Another reason to keep them ;o).

Amazing sound,no distortion and keep a great bass at high volume.

Great sound, easy to use and superb build quality and materials.

Great sound for such a small, battery powered speaker.

, very responsive and considering the size the sound is exalant , only 1 complaint the charging and earphone socket is fiddly that’s limited in the , size , , few options.

Impressive on vocals, singer’s voice performed so naturally almost can’t tell if it is real person or the speaker. The bass, however, compare to bose soundlink mini 2, are not so impressive through, but still ok.

I bought this as a replacement for my envaya mini as the battery is degrading in that one. The envaya mini is one of the best things i ever bought; the sound quality is phenomenal for something so small. I fully expected the dsb-150bt to be as good or better than the mini and i’m sorry to disappoint any envaya fans, but it just isn’t. Let’s talk about the sound quality – the main reason you’re thinking of buying this speaker. The older mini had a very good balance of bass, mid and high tones. The bass wasn’t as heavy as most competitors – it was good but refined. You could listen to different musical genres without it being discordant – jazz, classical as well as rock and pop. With the dsb-150bt, denon seem to have decided to adopt the bass-heavy sound that you get with most other portables. I can understand this; most people seem to prefer extra bass at the expense of the mid range. The downside to this is that you get a more ‘plasticy’ sound to the music; you get heavier bass mixed with the higher frequencies and the sounds don’t quite mesh so well.

Best bluetooth speaker, i am a musician, i have a studio and this speaker is like a best studio monitor.

Just waaaoowif you looking for good sound and plenty of bass just stop reading this and purchase it, worth every penny bt caution to the wise the charging port is awkwardly placed and feels like would not survive long term use and looses a star coz of that bt al in al great little speaker would definitely recommend it bt expected better charging ports at this price points plus from a well known company.

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  1. This speaker is just what i wanted, round sound, deep bass, and sound that circulates around the room nicely. It also looks quite elegant. The reason it gets 4 stars is because i received the wrong colour.
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    This speaker is just what i wanted, round sound, deep bass, and sound that circulates around the room nicely. It also looks quite elegant. The reason it gets 4 stars is because i received the wrong colour.
    • Very happy with this product. Connects easily, battery is fine – generally i always keep it connected to the usb charger. Sounds great, no hiss, no lagging with movie. Easy enough to reconnect when it has not been used for a bit.
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    Very happy with this product. Connects easily, battery is fine – generally i always keep it connected to the usb charger. Sounds great, no hiss, no lagging with movie. Easy enough to reconnect when it has not been used for a bit.
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    Sounds better than dsb-250bt, aka envaya (not mini), highs are not muffled unlike in its more expensive brother. Bass also sounded separate on 250bt, 150bt has the sound much more balanced, and really good. And it’s cheaper, smaller, lighter. Both are the most oddly designed products though, full volume () switch on and auto switch off sounds, latter scares me every time.Especially bad at the time of going to bed, having almost gone to sleep. Auto switch off never kicks off when 3. 5mm jack is connected though, which i guess is equally odd. Buttons are hard to find and press. Speaker volume is independent from bluetooth device volume.
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    Sounds better than dsb-250bt, aka envaya (not mini), highs are not muffled unlike in its more expensive brother. Bass also sounded separate on 250bt, 150bt has the sound much more balanced, and really good. And it’s cheaper, smaller, lighter. Both are the most oddly designed products though, full volume () switch on and auto switch off sounds, latter scares me every time.Especially bad at the time of going to bed, having almost gone to sleep. Auto switch off never kicks off when 3. 5mm jack is connected though, which i guess is equally odd. Buttons are hard to find and press. Speaker volume is independent from bluetooth device volume.
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    2 together work perfectly and the frequency range is fantastic.
    • 2 together work perfectly and the frequency range is fantastic.
      • The best sound quality by far of any speaker i’ve had and i’ve had all the best known ones.
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    The best sound quality by far of any speaker i’ve had and i’ve had all the best known ones.
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    Amazing sound for such small speaker. The buttons on the side are very stiff but i don’t mind it. Bass and trebles are very balanced.
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    Amazing sound for such small speaker. The buttons on the side are very stiff but i don’t mind it. Bass and trebles are very balanced.
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    I bought this speaker as was looking for a replacement for my jbl charge 3 speakers. The sound from the denon is roughly the same as the jbl speaker, however there’s one fatal flaw that they have that other reviewers have mentioned – the presence of white noise (or a static hiss) that’s always there whenever you’re playing music. For me, this hissing was an absolute deal-breaker, and the speaker was returned the next day. Shame, as otherwise the speaker was as good as the charge3, in a more compact size. Pros:good sound (apart from the hissing)good bassgoes very loudcompact sizecons:noticeable constant hissing sound whenever playing music.
    • I bought this speaker as was looking for a replacement for my jbl charge 3 speakers. The sound from the denon is roughly the same as the jbl speaker, however there’s one fatal flaw that they have that other reviewers have mentioned – the presence of white noise (or a static hiss) that’s always there whenever you’re playing music. For me, this hissing was an absolute deal-breaker, and the speaker was returned the next day. Shame, as otherwise the speaker was as good as the charge3, in a more compact size. Pros:good sound (apart from the hissing)good bassgoes very loudcompact sizecons:noticeable constant hissing sound whenever playing music.
      • I bought this speaker for a friends birthday as i had the last version of the envaya mini and still love/use it today. ( 2 years later)he is very impressed with the sound quality, portability and battery life.
  11. I bought this speaker for a friends birthday as i had the last version of the envaya mini and still love/use it today. ( 2 years later)he is very impressed with the sound quality, portability and battery life.
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    Simple to use, looks good, excellent battery life. Surprising volume for the size.
    • Simple to use, looks good, excellent battery life. Surprising volume for the size.
      • Lovely sound, no regrets buying this, bass does sound different depending on what surface you place it on. Volume is dependent on signal going in to it but i find it quite loud enough to fill a room. Wish i could afford another one, i’d love to hear it in stereo.
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    Lovely sound, no regrets buying this, bass does sound different depending on what surface you place it on. Volume is dependent on signal going in to it but i find it quite loud enough to fill a room. Wish i could afford another one, i’d love to hear it in stereo.
    • After tons of research for reviews of this speaker, i decided to pull a trigger without a try because this speaker is not available in my country. Totally worth itthis is the best sounding bluetooth speaker for this size and price. It outclass my beoplay p6, jbl xtreme, bose revolve+ and very similar to vifa helsinki which doubled the price. It’s hifi quality that fits your travel bag. The only downside i found is that the volume adjustment is not step-less. The speaker adjusts its volume in steps level when adjust via mobile or laptop. It has no problem while adjust directly on the speaker. However, there are some reviews said that volume on speaker should be at max for optimized sound quality then you adjust volume independently on mobile/laptop. This is where i think they should synchronize both volume adjustment on speaker and mobile together like other speakers and step-lesstotally would recommend this speaker to everyone who prefer top-notch sound quality. This for sure will be my travel-buddy during overseas.
      • After tons of research for reviews of this speaker, i decided to pull a trigger without a try because this speaker is not available in my country. Totally worth itthis is the best sounding bluetooth speaker for this size and price. It outclass my beoplay p6, jbl xtreme, bose revolve+ and very similar to vifa helsinki which doubled the price. It’s hifi quality that fits your travel bag. The only downside i found is that the volume adjustment is not step-less. The speaker adjusts its volume in steps level when adjust via mobile or laptop. It has no problem while adjust directly on the speaker. However, there are some reviews said that volume on speaker should be at max for optimized sound quality then you adjust volume independently on mobile/laptop. This is where i think they should synchronize both volume adjustment on speaker and mobile together like other speakers and step-lesstotally would recommend this speaker to everyone who prefer top-notch sound quality. This for sure will be my travel-buddy during overseas.
  14. I would have liked to give these speakers 5 stars, they deserve that for the musical quality. The problem is that i bought them as a stereo pair to use with video, in the stereo paird mode they dont support aptx’s low latency functiont so you get the out of sync lip problem. This problem isnt mentioned in the pdf owners manual.
    • I would have liked to give these speakers 5 stars, they deserve that for the musical quality. The problem is that i bought them as a stereo pair to use with video, in the stereo paird mode they dont support aptx’s low latency functiont so you get the out of sync lip problem. This problem isnt mentioned in the pdf owners manual.
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    I dont uaually write reviews however i dont want people making the same mistake i made. At first this speaker was great sound quality is decent for the size good bass and ok highs. The problem is the battery it’s been less than a month and the speakers don’t hold it’s charge. It turns on connects to my phone then disconnects without actually playing anything anymore.
    • I dont uaually write reviews however i dont want people making the same mistake i made. At first this speaker was great sound quality is decent for the size good bass and ok highs. The problem is the battery it’s been less than a month and the speakers don’t hold it’s charge. It turns on connects to my phone then disconnects without actually playing anything anymore.
      • This is by far the most impressive portable speaker i’ve owned, even beating the much bigger kicker ikick51 which i thought was the best i could find. For the size the sound is incredible, given that you turn the speaker volume on max and adjust the volume on your player. The sound is not dull or blunt in any way, but distinct in the highs and miss, and the bass is striking even on lower volume. I’ve no reasons to look for anything to replace this one, and it also fits nicely in my bag full of music for singing lessons.
  16. This is by far the most impressive portable speaker i’ve owned, even beating the much bigger kicker ikick51 which i thought was the best i could find. For the size the sound is incredible, given that you turn the speaker volume on max and adjust the volume on your player. The sound is not dull or blunt in any way, but distinct in the highs and miss, and the bass is striking even on lower volume. I’ve no reasons to look for anything to replace this one, and it also fits nicely in my bag full of music for singing lessons.
    • I’m very happy with the envaya wireless speaker. I’ve owned a few of equal size but this one delivers the most amazingly distinct, rich and deep sound for the size. It fits well in my music bag and it connects swiftly to my mobile phone with my big music library or streaming service. With nfc it connects as soon as the mobile phone is in the same room. Battery life is awesome as well and it lasts for a day almost constantly playing.
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    I’m very happy with the envaya wireless speaker. I’ve owned a few of equal size but this one delivers the most amazingly distinct, rich and deep sound for the size. It fits well in my music bag and it connects swiftly to my mobile phone with my big music library or streaming service. With nfc it connects as soon as the mobile phone is in the same room. Battery life is awesome as well and it lasts for a day almost constantly playing.
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    This speaker gave reasonable sound and looked quite smart, but i had to return as virtually unusable. The control buttons are located on the side, covered by a very hard and stiff plastic end cap. This is part of the waterproofing of the unit. I read a professional review stating, as a drawback, that these buttons can be “quite stiff”, but describing this as a “minor imperfection”. The manual described “tapping” the buttons to achieve the required result. I had to press incredibly hard to get them to work, a movement so strenuous that i had to hold the unit in my left hand while bearing down on the button with my right thumb. On the plus side, amazon’s returns process was smooth and easy as ever.
  19. This review is from : Denon DSB-250BT Envaya Portable Premium Bluetooth Speaker – Black

    This speaker gave reasonable sound and looked quite smart, but i had to return as virtually unusable. The control buttons are located on the side, covered by a very hard and stiff plastic end cap. This is part of the waterproofing of the unit. I read a professional review stating, as a drawback, that these buttons can be “quite stiff”, but describing this as a “minor imperfection”. The manual described “tapping” the buttons to achieve the required result. I had to press incredibly hard to get them to work, a movement so strenuous that i had to hold the unit in my left hand while bearing down on the button with my right thumb. On the plus side, amazon’s returns process was smooth and easy as ever.
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    Great sound under aux connection but sounds really broken under bluetooth. My model definitely has issues.
    • Great sound under aux connection but sounds really broken under bluetooth. My model definitely has issues.
      • Not a fan of these speakers; two have gone the way of major battery problems.
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    Not a fan of these speakers; two have gone the way of major battery problems.
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    Very pleased with this speaker. Amazing that so much sound can come from such a small unit. Bass is rich and plentiful, and i’ve found it pergorms best at mid to high volumes, slightly lacking definition ay low volume. Battery life is really impressive. Had it on in the garden for a party for over 10 hours at about 3/4 volume and it just kept going. Build quilty it nice though like others have said charging cable a little awkward to connect. This is because the socket is slightly misaligned with the cutout in the casing meaning the micro usb needs to be inserted at a slight angle. Really surprised denon have not corrected this. Also the buttons dont give any feedback so you’re not sure if your pressing hard enough. Overall though i’m really pleased with this speaker and would definitely recommend it.
    • Very pleased with this speaker. Amazing that so much sound can come from such a small unit. Bass is rich and plentiful, and i’ve found it pergorms best at mid to high volumes, slightly lacking definition ay low volume. Battery life is really impressive. Had it on in the garden for a party for over 10 hours at about 3/4 volume and it just kept going. Build quilty it nice though like others have said charging cable a little awkward to connect. This is because the socket is slightly misaligned with the cutout in the casing meaning the micro usb needs to be inserted at a slight angle. Really surprised denon have not corrected this. Also the buttons dont give any feedback so you’re not sure if your pressing hard enough. Overall though i’m really pleased with this speaker and would definitely recommend it.
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    I have had various portable bluetooth speakers including the ue boom 2, bose soundlink mini 1 and 2 as well as the audio pro addon t3 and currently the bookshelf kanto yu4. I will say that in terms of sound the envaya is superior in every way to those portables with the bose sounding downright muffled in comparison. Instrument seperation and clarity is better than expected for such a small enclosure. The low end isn’t just “bass”; it is a clear drumbeat, a pluck of the bass guitar etc. The midrange has quite a forward presence and highs are fairly decent. There is a loud tone when the speaker is turned on or off. Seems no way to turn this off. On bluetooth the speaker will shut down automatically after 15 minutes of no signal.
  24. This review is from : Denon DSB-250BT Envaya Portable Premium Bluetooth Speaker – Black

    I have had various portable bluetooth speakers including the ue boom 2, bose soundlink mini 1 and 2 as well as the audio pro addon t3 and currently the bookshelf kanto yu4. I will say that in terms of sound the envaya is superior in every way to those portables with the bose sounding downright muffled in comparison. Instrument seperation and clarity is better than expected for such a small enclosure. The low end isn’t just “bass”; it is a clear drumbeat, a pluck of the bass guitar etc. The midrange has quite a forward presence and highs are fairly decent. There is a loud tone when the speaker is turned on or off. Seems no way to turn this off. On bluetooth the speaker will shut down automatically after 15 minutes of no signal.
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    Exceeded my expectations (and that takes some doing) say no more.
    • Exceeded my expectations (and that takes some doing) say no more.
      • Great rounded sound from a surprisingly light – but solid – speaker. Far better quality than i was expecting for the money – i bought it for travelling but it serves very satisfactorily in my home office.
  26. Great rounded sound from a surprisingly light – but solid – speaker. Far better quality than i was expecting for the money – i bought it for travelling but it serves very satisfactorily in my home office.

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