This is the review comparison between two speakers of one brand which is very popular and well-known i.e. Denon. As all know about Denon that it’s a monster when we talk about sound. Denon Envaya DSB- 250BT and Denon Envaya DSB- 150BT, both have different features and even size is also different DSB- 250BT is slightly big then DSB- 150BT. Design-wise both the speakers look almost the same. There is a huge price gap between both speakers. This detailed review comparison will make it easy for you to decide which one is best for you, so do go through this review and decide.
|Denon Envaya DSB-250BT||Denon Envaya Mini DSB-150BT|
|BUY NOW||BUY NOW|
Mic clarity is solid.
Big, rich, and room-filling sound.
Powerful and great sound quality.
It has a rich bass and bright highs.
Audio is better balanced than most.
Powerful audio output.
Impressive bass weight.
Smooth and rounded highs.
|Loud and Balanced sound.|
The volume is good.
Charges mobile phones.
It is sturdy and floats in the water.
Good max volume.
Nice detail with few parts.
Strong and Attractive.
|Track navigation controls are not there.|
Buttons are stiff.
Slow charge time.
The footprint is slightly large.
Strong bass upsets the balance and clarity.
|Extremely aggressive bass. |
Risk of resonance.
On the bigger side for trips.
Lack of control with busy textures. Distorted dynamics.
|HEADER||DENON ENVAYA DSB-250BT||DENON ENVAYA MINI DSB-150BT|
|GENERAL||DENON ENVAYA DSB-250BT||DENON ENVAYA MINI DSB-150BT|
|SPEAKER SYSYTEM||DENON ENVAYA DSB-250BT||DENON ENVAYA MINI DSB-150BT|
|Connectivity Technology||Wired, Wireless|
|BATTERY||DENON ENVAYA DSB-250BT||DENON ENVAYA MINI DSB-150BT|
|Run Time (Up To)||13 hour(s)||11 hour(s)|
|POWER DEVICE||DENON ENVAYA DSB-250BT||DENON ENVAYA MINI DSB-150BT|
|NETWORK AND INTERNET MULTIMEDIA||DENON ENVAYA DSB-250BT||DENON ENVAYA MINI DSB-150BT|
|Connectivity Interfaces||Bluetooth 4.1||Bluetooth 4.1|
|SPEAKER SYSTEM DETAILS||DENON ENVAYA DSB-250BT||DENON ENVAYA MINI DSB-150BT|
|Speaker Channel Qty||2||2|
|Speaker Channel Type||stereo||Stereo|
|DRIVER DETAILS||DENON ENVAYA DSB-250BT||DENON ENVAYA MINI DSB-150BT|
|Driver Type||full-range driver, passive radiator|
|Driver Qty||1, 2|
|Driver Diameter||40 mm, 53 x 135 mm||1x 40x83mm|
|CONNECTIONS||DENON ENVAYA DSB-250BT||DENON ENVAYA MINI DSB-150BT|
|DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT||DENON ENVAYA DSB-250BT||DENON ENVAYA MINI DSB-150BT|
|Width||8.2 in||7.3 in|
|Depth||2.9 in||2.4 in|
|Height||3 in||2.5 in|
|Weight||26.45 oz||19.08 oz|
|FEATURES||DENON ENVAYA DSB-250BT||DENON ENVAYA MINI DSB-150BT|
|Features||A COMPACT, PORTABLE SPEAKER THAT TRULY DELIVERS – You can easily carry this speaker anywhere. It is light in weight with unmatched musical performance|
ALL-WEATHER SPEAKERS MADE FOR LONG-TERM USE – Protected by caps and gaskets, this loudspeaker can easily withstand dust and water without any damage
BUILT-IN BLUETOOTH WITH SEAMLESS DEVICE PAIRING – The Envaya series come with ultra-high-quality Bluetooth aptX designed to keep delays at bay. WIRELESSLY STREAM MUSIC FOR UP TO 13 HOURS
PREMIUM SOUND EXPERIENCE – Equipped with (2) 1-9/16″ full-range drivers, 1 passive radiator and backed by Denon’s craftmanship & audio expertise, this speaker is way ahead of its competitors
SMART DESIGN WITH MINIMALISTIC TOUCH SENSITIVE BUTTONS – Buttons for power, volume control, Bluetooth pairing and for taking calls Use the built-in mic and to talk to Siri
ENVAYA LINK FOR PAIRING AS A STEREO SET – Use two of these speakers and pair them together through Envaya link for a left-right channel setup
| A COMPACT, PORTABLE SPEAKER THAT TRULY DELIVERS – You can easily carry this speaker anywhere. It is light in weight with unmatched musical performance |
ALL WEATHER SPEAKERS MADE FOR LONG TERM USE – Protected by caps and gaskets, it can easily withstand dust and water without any damage
BUILT IN BLUETOOTH – Come with ultra high quality Bluetooth aptX designed to keep delays at bay. WIRELESSLY STREAM MUSIC FOR UP TO 11 HOURS or use the 3.5mm input for playing music through the audio jack
PREMIUM SOUND EXPERIENCE – Equipped with (2) 1 9/16″ full range drivers, 1 passive radiator and backed by Denon’s craftmanship & audio expertise, this speaker is way ahead of its competitors
SMART DESIGN WITH MINIMALISTIC TOUCH SENSITIVE BUTTONS – Buttons for power, volume control, Bluetooth pairing and for taking calls Use the built in mic and to talk to Siri
ENVAYA LINK FOR PAIRING AS A STEREO SET – Use two of these speakers and pair them together through Envaya link for a left right channel setup
Denon Envaya DSB-250BT
The Denon Envaya DSB-250BT comes in $379. In DSB 250BT it has 27 watts and 2 active drivers, each 13 and a half watts. DSB 250BT is powerful than DSB 150BT. The battery life of this speaker is 13 hours. This speaker will take 3 or maybe 4 hours to get charged. It is just large enough to create some modest rumble. An IP67 build means the speaker is protected against dust ingress and is waterproof. Whereas some manufacturers claim a waterproof build when their speaker can merely withstand light splashes.
Denon Envaya Mini DSB-150BT
The Denon Envaya DSB-250BT comes in $299. In DSB 150 BT it has 17 watts, 2 active drivers 40 millimetres each and as it has 17 watts so, it has eight and a half-watt per drive. The battery life of this speaker is 11 hours. In DSB 150 BT you will have 35 by 18 millimetres. This speaker will get charged in 2 and a half hours. DSB 150BT is a great speaker, it’s smaller, it has 18 centimetres. The great thing about this device is the microphones on them are just amazing they are impressive, you will have amazing clarity when you will use them in a phone conversation, and that’s great.
Denon Envaya DSB-250BT
The roughly 3.0 by 8.2 by 2.9 inch, 1.6-pound Envayan DSB-250BT is just small enough to throw in a backpack. When you will take out the speaker, it doesn’t feel that heavy but it’s also not cheap made or something. So, it’s definitely a premium product as it’s $200, so it feels very nice. It’s quite cold, it feels like it’s not made from matte, it feels like it’s just rubber but maybe it is matte too, it gives mix feeling when you touch it. It is available in 2 colours i.e. a black or grey grille, both models have black matte rubber at the ends. And the good thing about the speaker is that it has a waterproof design.
Denon Envaya Mini DSB-150BT
The design of this speaker is also good. You have a nice fabric very nice to fill it. There is rubber on both sides. You have the fits there on both sides, it will stay very good. On the back, you have the port for charging, be very careful when you close the port. On the Back with a charging port, you have a micro USB, you will have to need a separate charger and there you have a jack port if you want to or listen to music from a device via a cable. So, on the speaker one side it is empty and another side you have the buttons there, you have the Bluetooth, volume up volume down, you have the phone button, or, the Siri button because you can use it for Siri on iPhone, and, on/off button. If you have an iPhone, you won’t be able to use this aptX low latency Audio Driver as iPhone doesn’t know something like this, it doesn’t allow as it doesn’t have an aptX audio driver because I believe they have to pay for it, probably because it’s made by Qualcomm.
Denon Envaya DSB-250BT
Regarding the base with DSB 250BT, when you start this device you won’t believe how big is the base, it’s hard to describe it or even harder to believe me because until I started this device and listen and started listening to it, I was in the same area I didn’t believe what it can do. So, in DSB 250BT you will have a huge passive radiator, for the base it as 53 by 135 millimetres.
There are controls for volume up and down on the right end of the speaker. Also, there is Bluetooth pairing, a phone call answer/end button, and a central power button on the right side of the speaker. There are no track navigation controls, which is a minor annoyance. In a move we don’t see very often these days, the volume controls on the speaker work independently of your phone. So you can have the volume maxed out on your mobile device and the speaker’s volume can be quite low. And of course, maxing them both out as a possibility too more on that in the next section.
For the micro USB port and the 3.5 millimetres aux input, the back panel houses a snap-shut cover. Other than the flat black micro USB charging cable, you only get a black lanyard that can be fastened to a loop on the back corner of the speaker. There’s no carrying pouch though arguably with an ip67 rating, it doesn’t really need one. Denon estimates battery life to be 13 hours, but your results will vary with your volume levels. Behind the grill, the Envaya employs dual 40 millimetres, 13.5-watt drivers for stereo output, and the audio is bolstered by a 2.0 by the 5.3-inch passive radiator. The speaker gets exceptionally loud for its size.
Denon Envaya Mini DSB-150BT
The pattern on the box is really nice and there are some specifications given on the box, in the Box with the speaker itself you get the manual information about the speaker which is common in every box and you have the cable in the Box to charge your device. Also, there you have a space to put the cable and to carry it with you. It’s 18 centimetres long. This tiny device, as I already mentioned, it is 18 by 6 centimetres. It is 541 grams, when you 500 grams you will think that it’s heavy but it is not heavy, it feels light. The battery life of this speaker is 11 hours. You can have more than 11 hours, obviously if you will listen at a lower level, but in general, you will have 11 hours of music non-stop from this tiny device. It gets charged in two and a half hours but it depends on what charger do you use.
This Bluetooth speaker is waterproof it has ip67 so, you can submerge this speaker for half an hour under 1 meter of water. So, you can take it with you in the pool, but I don’t think such beauty is made for the pool because it has fabric there but as this is a top-notch device you can take it in water or in the pool if you want to. Also, you have two drivers, eight-and-a-half watts each, so total you have 17 watts on this device, which’s huge for such a tiny device. So, don’t forget one speaker on right and one on left. Even it has a huge passive radiator. It has 40 millimetres by 80 and each driver there has 14 millimetres.
Another thing you should know, as I know from the internet Denon devices have battery protection so when you have a low battery or when you receive the Bluetooth speaker for the first time, it’s better to charge it because if you listen to music at maximum volume, the Bluetooth speaker as I said has had battery protection and it will turn off to not burn this speaker because you know to have such a powerful sound you will need a powerful battery to protect your device. You do have battery protection there if your device is turning off for the first time, put a charger in it, charge it fully and that’s it no other problem.
Denon Envaya DSB-250BT
You will be thoroughly impressed by the sheer volume this thing can pump out. And of course, the passive radiator adds some perceived bass presence to the mix. With the speaker volume and an iPhone 8’s of volume both maxed out, the Envaya got far louder than I anticipated. That’s hard to squeeze out of a box this size, but the Denon Envaya manages quite well. This is not the speaker to buy for a refined stereo listening experience, nor a 2.1 like sub-bass experience. But the powerful, balanced audio that these drivers pump out is impressive.
This speaker sounds so incredibly awesome. I am so happy about it because there are so many bad speakers out there and people think it’s good. This speaker seriously is an uncompromised great speaker. Even the older Denon which used to be a very great speaker just cannot keep up with it I mean the mids were still nice but I was totally missing the power of course also because it’s much smaller and of course also three years older, but today you could hear how much improvement there is over the older generation it sounded so nice with the Trek seriously like a small – speaker.
So, in DSB 250BT you would have a huge bass, a better bass more powerful sound, and, a better battery. When you will listen to music in DBS 250BT, you will hear more powerful bass and very nice emits. During the test, Denon seems to have some kind of stereo or imaging going on or some processing with a track I could hear some boom boom boom boom and otherwise, Denon really had some nice stereo separation.
Denon Envaya Mini DSB-150BT
The sound quality of this speaker is fantastic. As this speaker DSB 150BT is made by Denon, it sounds at another level. The base is not so much high but if if you like a low base this is good for your ears, this is the perfect balance between base mids and lower, it’s very simple you’ll have all that you need in this speaker and the clarity is incredible. Also on the speaker, you have some LEDs and they will show you when the Bluetooth speaker is charging also, they will show you when you reach maximum volume by blinking. You will also know when you reach full battery or if your battery is discharged because you will see there the level.
If you want more than premium goes, Denon is perfect. Clarity from this device is incredible. Like many people who have used Denon, knows that the Denon has an excellent audio driver AptX low light latency. Basically, Bluetooth it’s very fast you will have. If you make a video, for example, it won’t be desynchronization between sound and video between lips and sound. So, you will have a huge transfer rate of data on this from your smartphone and everything will be great that’s why you will have another quality for your sound.
The sound will be amazing because on the smaller one the DSB 50, it’s incredible sound at least for me in my room I can’t listen at the maximum level because it’s too hard. You should buy this much powerful device as I said this one has 17 watts the smaller one has 13. I bought this because you will have another bass and another amplification because it’s a bigger device I don’t listen at maximum level but everything will be different on a bigger device and you can take it anywhere it’s a smaller it’s a small device.
WHICH TO BUY?
In DSB 250BT you will have almost a double bass something like this powerful richer and in general more pleasant with this one. DSB 150 bit it’s a great speaker, it’s smaller, it has 18 centimetres and DSB 250BT has 20 centimetres. If you watch them together it’s not really that huge difference. You will have incredible sound in DSB 250BT. It’s very simple to charge them, in the back the micro USB port for charging. The buttons on the DSB 250BT works better and very easily. On DSB 150BT, to make them work you have to press them more powerfully and they don’t have that click that noise. But you will have the same clarity on both devices, the same beautiful bass but in DSB 250BT it’s more powerful and it’s lower in DSB 150BT. You will have the same clarity between mids, low, and, high frequencies. So DSB 150BT is a top-notch device for its size, but DSB 250BT is a monster and it’s bigger by two centimetres but it will deliver the sound at another level.
The price of 250BT is $379, while the price of the 150BT is $299. So, as per my opinion go with DSB 250BT, pay some extra money and get a more powerful sound and richer base, it’s a real pleasure to hear it’s bass. It’s something profound and extremely powerful. It seems like a magic device.