Bluetooth, IPX7 waterproof, shock-absorbing certified, powerful 16W high-definition sound, built-in microphone & hands-free… Yup, that’s all part of Sensport Rave Model 1 useful features. A solid Bluetooth speaker that great for home and outdoor usage. And manage to playback up to 24 hours music with 3600 mAh battery. Does it really that great? Read this review to find out…
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Package Content & Design
Sensport Rave Model 1 comes well protected. Besides speaker, there are 3.5mm AUX cable, USB charging cable and user manual in the package. The user manual is in English and Japanese by the way.
Build quality is top-notch with sturdy metal and rubberized housing. Just a like a mini tank. All the buttons are located on top. 2 metal speaker grills on front and back. And AUX, micro USB ports and micro SD slot are covered on the right. Climbing hook on the left. Finally, 2 tiny anti-skid pads at the bottom to provide stability. No worry, those pads are really strong and speaker does not move at all even on loud volume playback. As usual, do check out below photos for details.
Sensport Rave Model 1 passed the 10m Bluetooth range in straight sight line with no obstacle test. However, it does not perform well on obstacle test. Up to 4 to 5m only. On the bright side, it has virtually no lag between video and audio. That’s great to watch movie, TV series and play games on mobile devices like smartphone and tablet. Lastly, there is AUX in port for non-Bluetooth devices.
17 hours non-stop music playback on 3600mAh battery. Yup, that’s the test done with on average room sound level. As usual, battery life will be shorter when play louder. And requires around 6 hours for self fully charged. By the way, there is battery life indicator on both iOS and Android devices. That’s great to know when to charge it.
Sensport Rave Model 1 has IPX7 waterproof no doubt as you can see. Dust proof and shock absorbing too. It also supports lot of music file types like MP3, and FLAC. Most built-in player supports MP3 only. However, Rave Model 1 does a great job by including FLAC format that I love as well. Speakerphone is supported for conference call in a small group. You can use it as hand free mode. Phone call quality is decent. Other can hear my voice loud and clear. Same apply to myself too. As usual, closer to microphone == clearer voice.
Clear and crisp treble with amazing bass. Yes, this is what you get from Rave Model 1. Highs are crisp and bright. Mids are decent with clear and organic vocals. As for bass, it is performing decent too for a compact Bluetooth speaker. You can feel the bass bumping here and there but don’t expect subwoofer kind effect. As for loudness, 16W is more than enough to blast in a big living room. In short, excellent sound for its price.
- Clear sound with amazing bass
- IPX7 waterproof
- Great battery life
- Built-in player & speakerphone
- Decent microphone
- Lightweight & portable
- Short Bluetooth range
- Charging a bit long
Looking for an outdoor waterproof wireless speaker? Be sure to check out Sensport Rave Model 1. Enjoy amazing sound quality and IPX7 waterproof. More information can be found at Sensport Website. And buy yours at Amazon.