Denon DSB-50BT Envaya Pocket Portable Premium Bluetooth Speaker – – it will easily fit in hand luggage

Nearly as good as the 250bt and that is the best.

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.

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.

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

Exceeded my expectations (and that takes some doing) say no more.

I bought this mainly to take on holiday, but with a view to using it outdoors at home. The sound quality is excellent and it goes pretty loud even outdoors. I have since bought a second one to use as a stereo pair. The only slight minus is the short charging cable.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Best bluetooth speaker of this size for the moneyi have tested many others, and none compare to the sound quality of this speaker. Tight low end, emphasised when placed in the corner of a room, detailed mids and treble with fantastic stereo separation. It seems to be tuned with a fairly flat frequency response, no drastic eq bumps. Only note i would say is that you should set the volume of the speaker on full and adjust the level using your phone, it somehow sounds fuller.One criticism is the charging port can be a bit annoying as it takes a few attempts to plug in. Destroys the bose soundlink mini iiwould recommend.

Features of Denon DSB-50BT Envaya Pocket Portable Premium Bluetooth Speaker – Black

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  • Superior Sound – Listen and you will believe that nothing can compensate decades of experience in developing high quality audio products
  • 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.

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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.

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.

The sound on this item is very good and speaker works well even if placed in another room.

I love this little speaker i had bose sound link mini but this one is way better and it does blow rest of the competition, one small minus is the charging port needs to look further.

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.

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.

Superior Sound –

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.

It took several months for this to finally reach my doorstep in the outback. I did a lot of research, listened to many available audio samples online, and read countless reviews before finally pulling the lever on this particular speaker. Defining factors, (all essential) : sound quality, price, potability (size, weight), build quality. Now that it is in my hands, and i’ve had de opportunuity to listen to it for a few days, sampling every sort of different music genre, i have to say that i am left with mildly mixed feelings (perhaps unfairly). I am still quantifying my experience. As far as construction goes, the speaker is very atractive and really heftily build, (it is dust and water proof), and will likely take some pretty hard knocks before feeling any pain. It is likely to last a long time. The back protective cover will likely be the first thing to go (at least as far as waterproofness goes). The control buttons on the side, as many have pointed out, do not offer much tactile feedback, but i quickly got used to their feel, and they actually do their job quite well. Connecting to bluetooth is a cinch, and seems to happen automatically from the first go.

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.

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.

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 bought this product for my daughter. She streams music from her phone to portable speakers. The previous one she had broke (an inferior, cheaper make) , so after a lot of research i chose the denon. It’s small, but reassuringly solid. The sound is most certainly superior and there’s plenty of noise and a satisfying bass. Connecting to a phone/laptop/ipad etc via bluetooth is a doddle and whilst you are never going to get large speaker quality from something so small, you will probably be surprised at how good it is. It also holds a charge for a long time. And, though she has not (yet) managed to soak it, there’s no worry about using it in the bathroom due to it being waterproof. (i have only given 3 stars for waterproofing because i am not prepared to try out just how waterproof it is) i bought a case with it which protects it if she wants to take it to her friends.

Waterproof and durable – Denon Envaya Pocket is Water and Dust Proof.

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.

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).

For such a small speaker it can fill a large room with sound and the sound quality is surprisingly good with deep bass. I would highly recommend this speaker. Not tested it’s water resistant ability but not that interested.

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.

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.

Bluetooth aptX –

I’ve been enjoying the denon envaya 250bt for a few weeks and i’m impressed with just about everything. Highlights below:- bt pairing is quick and easy, although i’ve only used it with two devices so far (an iphone 6 and a moto e3). Connection has been stable at all times and the range seems to easily cover my small flat. – the sound quality is excellent; projection and clarity are both great. It undoubtedly sounds better than the cheap micro hifi i have for comparison. Bass is well-pronounced for something the size of a subway sandwich (although it’s mainly mid-bass, as one would expect) and i love how well vocals tend to come through the mix. I saw a review that mentions static noise but fortunately it’s not an issue i’m experiencing with my unit at all. For reference, i usually stream spotify from an iphone 6. The device also spends most of its time in the corner of my kitchen, which is very reverberant and no doubt helps with audio presence. – the envaya seems to have solid build quality and good finishing.

Well, i’ve auditioned several bluetooth speakers lately, all of which are generally recognised to be good choices. These include the jbl charge 3 and the ue boom 2. We needed something with good quality audio and splashproof. I thought i’d settled on the jbl, but then i stumbled across this beauty so curiosity got the better of me so i ordered one. Unlike some other options there’s no app etc, this thing is a simple device and all the better for it. Put simply it absolutely tramples over anything else i’ve tried in this price range. Highs middles and lows are all beautifully balanced at both high and low volume, and while it might not be the absolute loudest, what you are getting is a speaker that just does stellar audio and nothing else. It’s much smaller than the jbl, but so so much better. It does have one idiosyncrasy though, to get the best beefiest sound the volume on the speaker needs to be left at full (it does remember the settings so only needs doing the once) then just adjust the volume on your phone/tablet. This has been made a big deal on some reviews but it really isn’t important so dont let it put you off.

Envaya Link – Looking for more power or just want to have a real stereo setup? No problem.

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  1. This review is from : Denon DSB-50BT Envaya Pocket Portable Premium Bluetooth Speaker – Black

    I am going to purchase another unit to make sure its not a faulty one that i had. However i did speak to denon who them themselves said other people had complained about this issue and their engineers apparently say its within the units specification what ever that means, they just didn’t say how pronounced it should be but my iphone mic can pick it up. Such a shame because when you cant hear the static this speaker is soooooo goodbut if you like listening to classical music you have to have the volume over half way to not hear static and if any notes peter our to silence you will hear still until it picks up again. With other music you have to have the volume over a third of the way and movies are not great through this speaker static is pronounced as there is a lot of low level and sporadic sound in them. Also if you like to listen too radio or music to sleep or need to have the volume at low level for other reasons the static will likely drive you insane. Ultimately when the static is there it ruins really brilliant, balanced and rich sound. Speaker can go loud toliterally gutted if its not a fault and inherent to the design will feel like an oversight and make the speaker unversatile. I compared the static to a friends ue boom which sound wise is much worse but any static is muuuuuuucccchhhh lower.
    • I am going to purchase another unit to make sure its not a faulty one that i had. However i did speak to denon who them themselves said other people had complained about this issue and their engineers apparently say its within the units specification what ever that means, they just didn’t say how pronounced it should be but my iphone mic can pick it up. Such a shame because when you cant hear the static this speaker is soooooo goodbut if you like listening to classical music you have to have the volume over half way to not hear static and if any notes peter our to silence you will hear still until it picks up again. With other music you have to have the volume over a third of the way and movies are not great through this speaker static is pronounced as there is a lot of low level and sporadic sound in them. Also if you like to listen too radio or music to sleep or need to have the volume at low level for other reasons the static will likely drive you insane. Ultimately when the static is there it ruins really brilliant, balanced and rich sound. Speaker can go loud toliterally gutted if its not a fault and inherent to the design will feel like an oversight and make the speaker unversatile. I compared the static to a friends ue boom which sound wise is much worse but any static is muuuuuuucccchhhh lower.
  2. This review is from : Denon DSB-50BT Envaya Pocket Portable Premium Bluetooth Speaker – Black

    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.
  3. This review is from : Denon DSB-50BT Envaya Pocket Portable Premium Bluetooth Speaker – Black

    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 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.
  4. This review is from : Denon DSB-50BT Envaya Pocket 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.
  5. 2.0 out of 5 stars Good sound but, on my sample, incredibly stiff control buttons rendered the unit unusable on said:

    This review is from : Denon DSB-50BT Envaya Pocket 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.
    • 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.
  6. This review is from : Denon DSB-50BT Envaya Pocket Portable Premium Bluetooth Speaker – Black

    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.
  7. This review is from : Denon DSB-50BT Envaya Pocket Portable Premium Bluetooth Speaker – Black

    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.
  8. This review is from : Denon DSB-50BT Envaya Pocket Portable Premium Bluetooth Speaker – Black

    I bought this to replace a bose soundlink mini 1 which i’d been satisfied with until it died. I think the denon sounds better but unfortunately for me there are many downsides & i think i’m going to have to return mine while i still can. Pros -sound qualityno audio delay thanks to aptxcons -inconvenient & awkward flap at the back covering the charging & aux ports. It can take several attempts to fit the cable into the charging port, i think the port will get damaged in time. Extremely difficult to fit in low light. The charging cable provided is only about a foot long, a decent sized cable should be included as standard. My speaker is on a desk while the wall sockets are low down near the floor so the speaker has to be placed on the floor to charge. The speaker is connected to a pc via a creative bt-w2 usb dongle but when using the aux input the bluetooth connection from the pc overrides it(even when no music is being played via bt). An option to toggle manually between aux & bluetooth, like the soundlink has, would be useful. The controls on the side of the speaker are not very tactile.
  9. This review is from : Denon DSB-50BT Envaya Pocket Portable Premium Bluetooth Speaker – Black

    I bought this to replace a bose soundlink mini 1 which i’d been satisfied with until it died. I think the denon sounds better but unfortunately for me there are many downsides & i think i’m going to have to return mine while i still can. Pros -sound qualityno audio delay thanks to aptxcons -inconvenient & awkward flap at the back covering the charging & aux ports. It can take several attempts to fit the cable into the charging port, i think the port will get damaged in time. Extremely difficult to fit in low light. The charging cable provided is only about a foot long, a decent sized cable should be included as standard. My speaker is on a desk while the wall sockets are low down near the floor so the speaker has to be placed on the floor to charge. The speaker is connected to a pc via a creative bt-w2 usb dongle but when using the aux input the bluetooth connection from the pc overrides it(even when no music is being played via bt). An option to toggle manually between aux & bluetooth, like the soundlink has, would be useful. The controls on the side of the speaker are not very tactile.
    • I’ve got 2 of these, for pairing, and on one of them the bluetooth has gone already. I got these because i liked the previous model, the envaya mini – had a great sound for the size & price. The usb port gave out on that after 18 months though, feel now like i should have learned my lesson and moved on. The build on these new ones isn’t as robust either. The casing in the middle feels like you could crush it if you held it too tight. And the sound on these wasn’t as good as i was expecting – they are a bit cheaper than the mini was though, maybe you get what you pay for. Anyway, now it’s one step up from an expensive brick.
  10. This review is from : Denon DSB-50BT Envaya Pocket Portable Premium Bluetooth Speaker – Black

    I’ve got 2 of these, for pairing, and on one of them the bluetooth has gone already. I got these because i liked the previous model, the envaya mini – had a great sound for the size & price. The usb port gave out on that after 18 months though, feel now like i should have learned my lesson and moved on. The build on these new ones isn’t as robust either. The casing in the middle feels like you could crush it if you held it too tight. And the sound on these wasn’t as good as i was expecting – they are a bit cheaper than the mini was though, maybe you get what you pay for. Anyway, now it’s one step up from an expensive brick.

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